Lights at Lafarge

Enjoy the magic of the Lower Mainland's largest free outdoor lights display at Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park.

This year’s event ​features hundreds of thousands of lights wrapping their way around the lake in multiple themed zones. Free family fun! Dogs, on leash, are welcome.

Seasonal Hours of Operation

  • Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 – Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019
  • Dusk to 11 p.m. nightly
  • Through midnight on New Year's Eve
  • Parking & Site Map

maple leaf lightLight Zones & Features

The dazzling light displays that encircle the 1.2 km Lafarge Lake loop will be on at dusk – approx. 4:30 p.m. They are designed into more than 10 zones including a winter lights entry gate, 90-foot caterpillar, woodland garden, outdoor dining table illuminated by a chandelier, fantasy forest with an elfin tree house, lighted woodland creatures, illuminated maple leafs, salmon, floating lotus flowers and giant-sized mushrooms, beehive and flowers.

New for 2018 / 2019 Season

The Singing Tree

Stop by and have some fun with the new 'Singing Tree' at Lights of Lafarge! It’s a large oak tree located just north of the TD Plaza, between the maple leaf area and the plaza, just off the main lakeside pathway.The interactive lights on the tree respond to sound by changing both colour and the intensity of the lights. You can have fun with it by singing, clapping or just talking. The system picks up sound via the 'AI' system and interprets it through colour and movement. Enjoy!

sparky the fireflyFree Weekly Activities!

Enhance your Lights at Lafarge experience by participating in free activities ​at the lake. Join Coquitlam's Park Spark staff and volunteer team for pop-up activities including scavenger hunts, caroling and special themed nights.

R.S.V.P. to our Facebook event page for updates throughout the season and share your photos using #parkspark — we want to see how much fun you're having!

Activities take place ​Fridays – Sundays, from 6 – 8 p.m.
(unless otherwise noted). Meet at the Warming Tent on the TD Community Plaza. Free parking is available in Town Centre Park. No parking available Evergreen Cultural Centre. Site Map

Friday, Dec. 14 – Sunday, Dec. 16 Activities

  • Friday, Dec. 14 | Take a Walk on the Wild Side | 6 – 8 p.m.

    ​Coquitlam’s Environmental Services team will be onsite with an interactive display and will host a wildlife-themed scavenger hunt!
  • Saturday, Dec. 15 | Light Up the Dance Floor | 7 p.m.

    Grab your friends and family, put on your brightest decorations and join us for a wild dance party around the lake. Meet at 7 p.m. at the Warming Tent. The parade will be sent off by the Cadet 201 Grilse Band.
  • Sunday, Dec. 16 | O Tractor Tree | 6 – 8 p.m.

    Even our Parks tractor is getting in on the festive fun! See if you can find it at the lake and make sure to take a picture and tag it with #parkspark.

Jingle Bells Night

Let's fill Lafarge Lake with the sound of music! Sing along with caroling groups as you stroll around the lake. At 7:30 p.m. everyone will stop where they are and join in a community sing-a-long of Jingle Bells. Rain or shine! 

Date: Friday, Dec. 21
Time: 7 – 8 p.m. | 7:30 p.m. Jingle Bells sing-a-long 

Concession

There will be a concession on-site throughout the season for visitors to warm-up with hot chocolate and treats. It will be located in Parking Lot D, near the maple leaf gazebo on the north side of the lake.

  • Thursdays – Sundays, 4 – 10 p.m
  • Nov. 24, 2018 – Jan. 13, 2019

donutsMenu

  • Mini Donuts: $6.00
  • Hot Chocolate: $2.50
  • Lemonade: $3.00
  • Ice Tea: $3.00
  • Popcorn: $2.50
  • Water: $2.00

#ExploreCoquitlam & Miss 604

We're lucky again this year to have Miss 604 partner with us to host a photo contest for Lights at Lafarge. When you visit the attraction, you’ll find three picture frame signs in the area marked with #ExploreCoquitlam.

  • Take a photo with a frame.
  • Post it on social media using @Miss604 and #ExploreCoquitlam.

You’ll be entered to win an awesome prize package!

Check out all the prize package and contest details at Miss 604.

Getting Here & Parking

Event-goers are encouraged to walk, bike, carpool or use SkyTrain—the Evergreen Extension’s Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station provides direct access to Town Centre Park. Limited parking will be available at Town Centre Park.

Check out the event site map with all the details you need to get around the site and enjoy your visit. Please note the map includes location of the SkyTrain station, bus stops and parking (both free and paid).  

There is no event parking at the Evergreen Cultural Centre.

Thanks to our Corporate Partners

2018 Lights at Lafarge - Park Spark

Contact Information

Parks Customer Service
parks@coquitlam.ca
604-927-6300