Heritage Planning

Preserving Coquitlam's Heritage

Coquitlam enjoys a rich heritage, evident in many features throughout the City. The notion of heritage extends beyond individual buildings, affecting overall streetscapes and neighbourhoods. Maintaining and caring for this heritage brings many benefits, such as:

  • Enhancing the community’s distinct identity and pride through the preservation of the roots of its ancestors;
  • Providing a sense of continuity between the past, present and future; and
  • Demonstrating a commitment to the general principle of sustainability.

Accordingly, it is the objective of the City to guide the retention and enhancement of Coquitlam’s distinct and valued heritage for the enlightened enjoyment of future generations.

Coquitlam's Heritage Strategic Plan

On June 18, 2001, Coquitlam Council approved the "City of Coquitlam Heritage Strategic Plan" as a guide for future heritage activities in the City. The plan builds on past research and accomplishments, and outlines the City's position concerning community heritage resources. The Heritage Strategic Plan also provides a vision of what Council and the citizens of Coquitlam want to achieve, and an action plan to help achieve it.

Planning & Development Department

Email: planninganddevelopment@coquitlam.ca 
Phone: 604-927-3430