Coquitlam, British Columbia
We are City of the Arts - It’s part of everything we do
Coquitlam is located on nature's doorstep, with endless opportunities for outdoor adventures including hiking, biking, trail running and fishing. The city is home to incredible forested areas, with trails that work their way past moss-draped trees, rivers teeming with salmon, and viewpoints to alpine lakes, mountains, wildlife and waterfalls.
With the arrival of SkyTrain's Evergreen Extension, many of these outdoor destinations are easily accessible by transit, and visitors can experience the activities Coquitlamites have been enjoying for years.
Coquitlam is a grown-up city with a wealth of shopping, dining and entertainment options, a rich heritage and diverse background. Whether you're in search of new adventures or planning to attend an upcoming event, we know you'll be amazed by this bustling metropolis on the edge of wilderness. It's where city life meets wildlife.
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Coquitlam Parks and Trails
Coquitlam has excellent access to natural areas including provincial, regional and municipal parks such as:
- Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park - 38,000 hectare park that provides access to excellent hiking and canoeing opportunities.
- Minnekhada Regional Park - 175 hectare park that features trails, picnic facilities and wildlife areas.
- Colony Farm Regional Park - 404 hectare park that provides hiking and cycling trails, access to waterways (Fraser and Coquitlam Rivers), community gardens and wildlife areas.
- Mundy Park - 430 acres (Coquitlam's largest forested park) includes walking trails and two scenic lakes, Mundy lake and Lost Lake. There are also sportsfields, an outdoor swimming pool, a disc golf area and a playground.
The City of Coquitlam has over 80 municipal Parks and Natural Areas totaling over 2,200 acres. The parks and trails include features ranging from picnic areas and playgrounds, to outdoor pools, spray parks, sportsfields and skateboard parks.
In 2009, Coquitlam was designated a Cultural Capital of Canada in recognition of the contribution of culture to the community’s identity, quality of life and economic development.
Coquitlam offers a rich history and a growing arts and cultural community. Cultural sites and centres like the Evergreen Cultural Centre, Place Maillardville, Mackin House, Place des Arts and many others, provide a wide array of cultural experiences and adventure.
The City of Coquitlam has also become a popular destination for festivals and events with over 100 events occurring each year. Whether it is the Festival du Bois, Treefest, the BC Highland Games, the Canada Day Celebration at Lafarge Lake, or the Korean Cultural Heritage Day Festival, there is something for everyone to enjoy at anytime of the year.