Park Spark

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.

Look out for the new Singing Tree—an interactive sound-activated light display controlled by artificial intelligence. The tree’s lights responds to singing, clapping and talking by changing both the colour and intensity of the lights! 

When you visit, keep an eye out for our volunteer park hosts who will be onsite throughout the week. Hosts will greet visitors, answer questions and spread some holiday cheer!

Seasonal Hours of Operation

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 parking & 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.

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. 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

Last Weekend for Lights & Activities! Friday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Jan. 20

  • Friday, Jan. 18 | ​Jersey Night | 6 – 8 p.m.
    Walk the lake and represent your favourite sports team by wearing their jersey! Lots of sports talk and prizes to be given away.
  • Saturday, Jan. 19 | Coquitlam Fitness | 6 – 8 p.m.
    Drop-in for two free fitness classes with Coquitlam's Health & Fitness Team:
    - 6 – 7 p.m. Low Impact
    - 7 – 8 p.m. Zumba®
  • Sunday, Jan. 20 | Closing Night Photo Scavenger Hunt | 6 – 8 p.m.
    It's the last night for the lights! So capture your visit with our photo scavenger hunt, starting at the Warming Tent.

2018 Lights at Lafarge - Park Spark

Light Brigade VolunteersThank You Light Brigade Volunteers!

This year our Parks staff had help from local volunteer groups to install the light displays around the lake and to host the pop-up events. Thank you!

  • Adopt-a-City Foundation

    Helped install light displays
  • Gleneagle Secondary School Take Action Club

    Helped install light displays
  • Vanier Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada Classes

    Helped put together strings of lights and decorated some pop-bottle tulips for the display
  • Summit Middle School Purple Team Grade Eight Classes
    Constructed, decorated and installed pop bottle tulips throughout the light display
  • Lafarge Canada
    Have you noticed the new stars at the north-end of the lake? They were completed by volunteers from Lafarge Canada and are a great addition to the display!
  • Warming Tent Hosts: Thanks to the following groups who hosted activities at the Warming Tent with the Park Spark team: BC SPCA Tri-Cities Education & Adoption Centre, CA: Town Centre Church, Coquitlam Environmental Services, Coquitlam Health & Fitness, Coquitlam Heritage Society, Douglas College.

Get Involved

Are you interested in volunteering next year for Lights at Lafarge? Get in touch with us at parkspark@coquitlam.ca

About Park Spark

Park Spark is your chance to have fun and gain meaningful experiences while enhancing Coquitlam’s parks. We offer a variety of opportunities for people to lend their expertise or experiences to connect with our parks.

Opportunities include:

  • Ongoing park care activities – Help take care of a park on your own schedule.
  • Drop-in volunteer activities – View upcoming events and examples of past drop-in activities below.
  • Group park projects – Involve your business, community group or school in a fun park project.
  • Park amenity additions – Donate a Little Library to your local park.
    Little Libraries are small wooden structures where people are free to take and leave books. 

Town Centre Park Hosts

Town Centre Park Hosts enhance your park experience by providing information about Town Centre Park's amenities, special events, programs and activities. If you see ​them out and about wearing ​their yellow vests, please say, "Hello!".

Town Centre Park Hosts are part of the Park Spark Program. If you are interested in joining our fabulous team of volunteers, please ​email Park Spark for more information. 

For more information, please contact Park Spark Program Leader:
Phone: 604-927-3669
Email: parkspark@coquitlam.ca

Past Projects

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  • Coquitlam Remembers 2018

  • Love Your Lake Town Centre Park Cleanup

  • TELUS Planting

  • New Little Library: Norm Staff Park

  • Town Centre Park Rain Stencils

  • Nature Kids B.C. Club & the Nature Guide

  • Little Libraries in Coquitlam Parks

  • Flag Painting with ISSofBC

  • Geocaching at Mundy Park with Mundy Road Elementary School

  • Telus Town Centre Park Clean Up

  • 10th Coquitlam Cubs Ridge Park Trail Marking

  • Volunteer Park Hosts and Dogtopia Earth Day Trail Visit

  • Francophone Scouts of Maillardville Beaver Group Riverview Forest Clean Up

  • 150th Celebration Garden Planting at Blue Mountain Park

  • Xylem Inc. Hoy/Scott Creek Watershed Clean Up