Coquitlam Family YMCA – Burquitlam

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YMCAThe City of Coquitlam, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver and Concert Properties are moving forward with a three-party partnership that will deliver a YMCA and more than double the size of Cottonwood Park in the Burquitlam area of Coquitlam. 

The project includes:

  • A 55,000-square-foot YMCA with an indoor pool, gym, fitness studios and equipment, multi-purpose space, child minding, a family development centre and other amenities;
  • A 3,700-square-foot Community Policing Station;
  • A 229-stall underground parkade, including 115 stalls for the YMCA, 76 for the Park-and-Ride, 31 shared by the Park-and-Ride and rental housing visitors, and seven for the Community Policing Station;
  • 1.4 acres of public open space, including the new redesigned Burquitlam Park;
  • Transportation improvements such as new multi-use paths and an upgraded and realigned Emerson Street; and
  • Residential rental and strata towers developed by Concert Properties, with up to 100 non-market rental suites operated in partnership with 43 Housing Society.

The project will also see nearby Cottonwood Park almost double in size to just over four acres, with enhancements such as a combined ball diamond and sports field, a multi-sport court and outdoor games tables. Park construction is set to start in Spring 2020 and be completed by Spring 2021.

Timing and Next Steps

The planned construction schedule is:

  • December 2019: Burquitlam Park site fencing and site preparation, including clearing of park amenities and vegetation
  • January/February 2020: Start of excavation
  • Spring 2021: Cottonwood Park expansion completed
  • Fall of 2022: Construction of YMCA, Community Police Station and Park-and-Ride completed
  • 2023: Construction of rental housing and portion of Burquitlam Park completed

The southern portion of the new Burquitlam Park will open to the public when the YMCA is completed. The park will be completed with the development of the strata tower, which will depend on market conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is involved in this three-party partnership?

  • How does the community benefit from the three-party partnership model?

  • Why was Burquitlam Park selected for this facility?

  • Will this development result in a loss of parkland for the Burquitlam neighbourhood?

  • How was this project established?

  • How much will the new Coquitlam YMCA facility cost?

  • What is the overall cost to the City and the financial impact on Coquitlam taxpayers for this project?

  • Will the City have an ownership stake in the new Coquitlam YMCA facility?

  • What amenities will be located in the new Coquitlam YMCA?

  • What fee/membership model will the YMCA use for this new facility?

  • When will the Coquitlam YMCA be completed?

  • What is the expected timing for expansion to Cottonwood Park?

  • What facilities are proposed for the Cottonwood Park expansion?

  • What will happen to the existing rental housing owned by Concert Properties and located adjacent to the existing Cottonwood Park site?


For more information on this project please read the Fact Sheet and visit

Burquitlam YMCA/Cottonwood Expansion Project Team
604-927-3410 ​