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Mar 16, 2020 Return to Headlines

Coquitlam Closes Recreation Facilities, Cancels Events and Camps

by Colleen Smith |

COQUITLAM, BC, March 16, 2020 – Further to today’s direction from the Government of Canada and BC’s Provincial Health Officer, effective the end of the day on Monday, March 16, the City of Coquitlam will be closing most of its civic facilities to the public until further notice.

City Hall will remain open at this time. A complete facility listing is included below.

In addition, to help further mitigate the risk of transmission and exposure of COVID-19, the City is also cancelling all Spring Break camps as of the end of day on Monday, March 16.

The City has also taken the added precaution of cancelling all event bookings scheduled for City facilities between now and April 30, 2020. This includes bookings at the City’s indoor and outdoor facilities.

Participants who registered for a City recreation program or event booking at a City-operated facility, will be able to receive a full refund of fees paid. For information regarding program or event cancellation, contact 604-927-4386.

City Facility Closures
The following City facilities are closed to the public until further notice.

  • Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex
  • City Centre Aquatic Complex
  • Glen Pine Pavilion
  • Dogwood Pavilion
  • Pinetree Community Centre
  • Poirier Community Centre
  • Smiling Creek Activity Centre
  • Summit Activity Centre
  • Victoria Community Hall
  • Centennial Activity Centre
  • The Getaway Youth Centre
  • The Landing Youth Centre
  • City of Coquitlam Archives
  • City Hall Annex
  • All Fire Halls
  • Operations Centre (Austin Works Yard)
  • Mundy Park Field House 

Facilities That Will Remain Open At This Time
At this time the following facilities remain open to the public.

  • City Hall
  • Coquitlam Animal Shelter
  • Coquitlam RCMP Public Safety Building
  • Robinson Memorial Cemetery Park
  • All City Parks

Partner Facilities
The City currently partners with a number of cultural groups, who operate City-owned facilities. For information related to this facilities, please contact them directly.

Coquitlam Public Library – To be confirmed
604-937-4141 (Poirier) or 604-554-7323 (City Centre) 

Evergreen Cultural Centre – To be confirmed  

Mackin House / Coquitlam Heritage – To be confirmed 

Place des Arts – Closed

Place Maillardville – To be confirmed 

Next Steps
Coquitlam activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) on Friday, March 13 to facilitate advance planning and a coordinated response to the impacts of the current pandemic.

Further to the new direction received today from the health authorities, the City’s EOC staff will continue to assess what additional measures may be required at this time in relation to City facilities, programs, services and events.

All updates will be posted to the City website at and shared through our social media channels.

Be Informed

For up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 impacts to City facilities, programs, services and events:

Coquitlam residents are also encouraged to follow the City of Coquitlam on social media (Facebook and Twitter) and to download the CoquitlamConnect mobile app for City updates.

For more information on COVID-19, including updates, answers to frequently asked questions, and translated information, please consult the following resources:

Media contact:
Kathleen Vincent 
Public Information Officer
Emergency Operations Centre
City of Coquitlam


Media Inquiries

Manager, Corporate Communications - Kathleen Vincent
Phone: 604-927-3019
Cell: 604-218-1319