Creeks ​& Streams

The City of Coquitlam has over 300 km of creeks and streams that are home to fish and other aquatic habitat; each watercourse has been classified by professional biologist to represent their environmental value.

Visit QtheMap to see map layers with the entire drainage network, watercourses and environment/fish presence information. Or look over our Watercourse Map.

For more information on watercourse mapping and watercourse setbacks as determined under the Riparian Areas Regulation (Section 523, Part 5 of Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996), please see the City webpage on Environmental Watercourse Mapping.

Keeping our watercourses clean and their riparian area healthy is essential to fish and wildlife habitat. To help maintain and improve stream health, Coquitlam completed several Integrated Watershed Management Plans (IWMPs) which identified habitat and environmental concerns within the various watersheds. To help monitor the status and health of creeks the City has put together a program that monitors the flows and health on several creeks throughout the City on a 5 year rotational basis. The monitoring allows the City to see impacts to creeks and streams as development progresses. Along with monitoring the City also funds several programs related to improving deteriorating watershed health that may have been identified during monitoring. The link below will show the locations of our current flow monitors in addition to past locations.

The City’s watercourses and streams are protected under the following bylaws and legislation:

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