Park Spark

Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display

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

This year’s event will be bigger and brighter, with hundreds of thousands of lights wrapping their way around the lake in multiple themed zones. Free family fun! Dogs, on a leash, are welcome.

Getting Here

Free parking is available in Town Centre Park off Trevor Wingrove Way. Please do not use the Evergreen Cultural Centre parking lot.

  • Take the SkyTrain!
    Take the SkyTrain and avoid the hassle of driving and parking, especially on the weekends ​ The lights display is just steps from the Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain Station. 

Hours of Operation

The lights will remain on until Jan. 21, 2018​.​ The lights switch on each night at dusk and power off at 11 p.m., with the exception of Dec. 31, when they will stay on until after midnight. 

Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display – Survey

Every year we work to improve our Lights at Lafarge kickoff event and Winter Lights Display, including the Park Spark events at Lafarge Lake held throughout the Winter Lights Display period. We value ​your feedback and use it guide our efforts for continuous improvement.

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Lights at Lafarge TunnelFree Weekly Activities!

Enhance your Winter Lights Display experience by taking in free activities at Lafarge Lake.

Activities will take place each week Wednesday – Sunday, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (with the exception of Christmas Eve), at the Welcome Tent next to Town Centre Park Plaza in Town Centre Park.​​

A concession is located beside the Welcome Tent, operating from Wednesday – Sunday, 4:30 – 9 p.m. Hot beverages and snacks, including holiday cookies, will be available for purchase.​​

Free parking is available in Town Centre Park and accessible washrooms are located in parking lot D.

Light Making Workshop Light Making Workshops 

We encourage all participants in our light making workshops to bring their own (cleaned) 500ml or 2L plastic pop bottles.

Donations of plastic bottles for others to use will be gratefully accepted. Please drop them off at the Park Spark tent Wednesday to Sunday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. ​

Dec. 13 – 17 Activities

  • Thursday, Dec. 14: Scavenger Hunt
    Pick up your card at the Welcome Tent and return it for a surprise. 
  • Friday, Dec. 15: Parade with Sparky
    Join us as the Park Spark mascot, a firefly, leads a parade around the lake. Glow sticks and candy canes will be handed out while quantities last.
  • Saturday, Dec. 16: Dog Night with Special Host Dogtopia
    Leash up for some furry fun at the lake, including an ugly winter sweater contest for your dog!
  • Sunday, Dec. 17: Family fun with Special Host CIK Telecom
    Walk around the lake to find the CIK cartoon mascot – and return to the Welcome Tent to receive a free gift. You’ll also find a selfie frame and more fun activities inside the tent.  

Dec. 20 – 23 Activities

  • Wednesday, Dec. 20 & Thursday, Dec. 21:
    Scavenger Hunt 

    Pick up your card at the Welcome Tent and return it for a surprise. 
  • Jingle Bell Night – Friday, Dec. 22 | 7 – 8 p.m.Friday, Dec. 22: Jingle Bells Night 
    Join us from 7 – 8 p.m. for carolling at the lake. At 7:30 p.m., stop wherever you are and join in a community sing-a-long of Jingle Bells. Help us break our record of 500 voices! Don't forget to print ​your song book. Free jingle bells will be handed out to the public, while quantities last. Rain or shine! 
  • Saturday, Dec. 23: Light-Making Workshop 
    Join us in making a pop bottle tulip or lantern to add to the lights display! Participants are encouraged to bring their own (cleaned) 500 mL or 2L plastic pop bottles. Bottle donations gladly accepted (Weds-Sundays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.).
  • Sunday, Dec. 24: No activity
    Happy Christmas Eve! 

Dec. 27 – 31 Activities

  • Wednesday, Dec. 27 – Saturday, Dec. 30: ​Members of Coquitlam’s Park Spark team will be holding special light-making workshops each evening. Join us in making a light to add to the display! Participants are encouraged to bring their own (cleaned) 500 mL or 2L plastic pop bottles of any colour. Bottle donations are also gladly accepted; please hand them to staff at the Welcome Tent Wednesdays to Sundays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 31: No activities. Please note the lights will remain on until after midnight on New Year's Eve. 

Jan. 3 – 7 Activities 

  • Wednesday, Jan. 3: Scavenger Hunt
    Pick up your card at the Welcome Tent and return it for a surprise. 
  • Thursday, Jan. 4: Light-Making Workshop 
    Join us in making a light to add to the display! Participants are encouraged to bring their own (cleaned) 500 mL or 2L plastic pop bottles. 
  • Friday, Jan. 5: Scavenger Hunt
    Pick up your card at the Welcome Tent to learn more about Town Centre Park.
  • Saturday, Jan. 6: Fitness Night 
    Drop in for a free workout class including running and other fitness activities; sessions at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes. 
  • Sunday, Jan. 7: Walking Night with Sport Services
    Pick up a pair of multi-colour LED walking poles for your walk around the lake and return after completing the loop. Or bring your own poles and join in the fun. 

Winter Lights Display Corporate Partners

Winter Lights Display Corporate Partners


Past Projects

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  • Town Centre Park Rain Stencils

  • Coquitlam Remembers 2017

  • 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

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