Port Coquitlam is a complete community with small town charm and big city connections. Explore our history and photo gallery, research useful statistics and facts, and learn about our mission, our vision and our values.
A Brief Overview
British Columbia municipalities were first formed in the late 1800s when residents saw the need for their growing communities to have the benefit of locally provided and locally controlled services. The City of Port Coquitlam was incorporated as a municipality in 1913 and City Hall constructed in 1914. Since that time the City has seen significant growth with a population now exceeding 57,000.
The City provides a variety of services to those living and visiting here. It provides and maintains the community’s basic essential services like clean water, garbage collection, sewer system, roads, and fire and police protection. In addition, the City also provides other services such as libraries, parks and recreational facilities.
Port Coquitlam Parks, Sports Fields & Trails
Leigh Square Community Arts Village
The Leigh Square Community Arts Village is Port Coquitlam’s centre for arts, culture and heritage. Leigh Square is a cultural meeting place and home to art exhibitions, cultural programs, festivals and special events.