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Hike through dense mountain forests, fly-fish for salmon along quiet river bends and wade into trout -stocked lakes. Test your courage on the fearsome mountainbiking trails of Eagle Mountain or kayak through the Coquitlam River. Bird watchers, bring your binoculars to Colony Farm and Minnekhada Regional Park. Coquitlam residents love their spectacular natural environment and work hard to protect it, volunteering with many different conservation and environmental groups. We’re a city in balanced harmony with nature, and experts say we have perfect Feng Sui. The Coquitlam River flows down between two mountains to the city, making it a place of peace and prosperity. Coquitlam is a leader in environmental stewardship, supporting more than 70 parks from small neighborhood parks to large nature areas. Coquitlam’s 90 km trail system is one of our most requested event locations, featuring a portion of the Trans Canada Trail, with surfaces suited to all types of activities. Some are wheelchair accessible.

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Mackin House 1116 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G3 604.516.6151 info@coquitlamheritage.ca Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cover Photos: Lafarge Lake Festival du Bois Mundy Park Canada Day Festival

Performance at Evergreen Cultural Centre on Canada Day

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mayor and council message we get outside! we celebrate! events calendar we’re proud! we’re active! we like to make you feel at home! we love food from around the world! we love to shop! we have fun! we’re open for business! area map getting here & getting around photo contest

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welcome COQUiTlAM iS OnE OF METRO vAnCOUvER REGiOn’S BEST KEPT TOURiSM SECRETS. visitors are drawn to Coquitlam because of the diverse mix of outdoor activities and destination attractions. in one day you can enjoy the outdoors, attend a sporting event, take in a theatre production or art exhibition, attend a festival, learn about different cultures, enjoy one of many heritage attractions, shop for that long-awaited gift, and finish the day off with a dining experience second to none.

L to R: (C) Neal Nicholson, (C) Craig Hodge, (C) Selina Robinson, (C) Terry O’Neill, (M) Richard Stewart, (C) Brent Asmundson, (C) Mae Reid, (C) Linda Reimer and (C) Lou Sekora

mayor and council message

on behalf of City Council, i would like to extend a warm welcome to visitors to our beautiful city. We are very pleased you have chosen to spend time in the special place we call home, and are excited to share with you information and insights about how you can best take advantage of your time here.

We encourage you to explore one of BC’s best-kept tourism and recreation secrets.

indeed, from tips on how to access our many beautiful natural attractions, to a guide to events and amenities–and, yes, even information on where to find the best shopping–our inaugural issue of the Coquitlam travel guide has something for everyone. Coquitlam is a complete community, serving up tasty treats to those who love the natural flavour of biking and hiking in the great outdoors, while at the same time presenting a full buffet of shopping and nightlife opportunities to those with a more urbane palate. yes, you can have it all in Coquitlam! think of it: just minutes from upscale boutique shopping, big-box retail and friendly neighbourhood specialty stores offering wares from around the world, our parks and trails boast green vistas, forested paths, sparkling streams, serene lakes and access to a variety of enjoyable amenities. and don’t be surprised to see some wildlife, too! did i mention our restaurants? From upscale steakhouses and family-friendly diners, to neighbourhood sushi bars and bubbletea restaurants, Coquitlam’s comprehensive menu of dining facilities proudly reflects our multicultural population.

Biking at lafarge lake

and speaking of our multicultural makeup, our French-Canadian and First nations cultures are centre stage at several times during the year, as the city plays host to a variety of cultural festivals that reflect our past, celebrate our present, and anticipate our exciting future.

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easily accessible from major highways and easily reachable by public transit, Coquitlam stands ready to make your trip a memorable adventure. Whether you are here for the afternoon, a day or longer, Coquitlam invites you to come to play, stay and get to know us better!


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we get outside!

70 parks covering 2,300 acres | 95 kilometres of trails for hiking and biking | 5 lakes | 4 rivers | dozens of creeks | 3 of Canada’s tallest trees

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Hike through dense mountain forests, fly-fish for salmon along quiet river bends and wade into trout-stocked lakes. Test your courage on the fearsome mountain-biking trails of Eagle Mountain or kayak through the Coquitlam River. Coquitlam residents love their spectacular natural environment and work hard to protect it. We’re a city in balanced harmony with nature. Coquitlam’s trail system is one of our most requested event locations featuring a portion of the Trans Canada Trail with surfaces suited to all types of activities. Coquitlam is a leader in environmental stewardship, supporting more than 70 parks from small neighborhood parks to large nature areas.

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Want to find the perfect park with the amenities of your choice? use the City’s park Finder at: coquitlam.ca/parkfinder

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PARKS

Colony FarM regional Park | With large, open areas of natural grasses and fields, the park is an excellent location to spot birds such as hawks and herons. There is also picnicking, wildlife viewing, community gardens. CoMo lake Park | Stroll around a man-made lake, fish or view some of the wildlife. Como Lake Park also features a children’s playground and picnic sites. Minnekhada regional Park | This 175-hectare park has over 8km of trails, where visitors can spy abundant wildlife. The park is also home to the Minnekhada Lodge, an elegant heritage building. Mundy Park | At 430 acres, Mundy is Coquitlam’s largest forested park and includes walking trails and two scenic lakes. There are also sports fields, an outdoor swimming pool, and disc golf. PineCone-Burke ProvinCial Park | 38,000 hectare park and access to excellent hiking and canoeing opportunities. riverview Forest | Full of Fraser Valley’s last old growth trees, this forest area has several pleasant hiking and biking trails.

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TRAilS

CoMo lake Park trail | 1 km - The Lakeside Loop trail has a flat, natural surface suitable for walking and jogging CoquitlaM CrunCh trail | 2 km - Trail located under a Hydro Right of Way in the Eagle Ridge and Eagle Mountain areas, it has a challenging elevation gain of 250 metres with a viewpoint and rest area at the midway point. Total distance 2,200 metres or 7,200 feet. Total elevation gain - 244 metres or 800 feet hoy Creek trail | 2.8 km - Portions of the Hoy Creek Trail require “on-street” use of sidewalks and crosswalks to complete its overall route. Mundy Park and riverview Forest trail | 5.5 km - Asphalt/paved multi-use trail suitable for a variety of recreational pursuits. town Centre Park trail | All trails are hard surface/asphalt trails with the exception of a nature trail at the south end of Lafarge Lake providing access to a fishing pier. Trails are generally flat, with a slight elevation gain and include: Perimeter Trail - 2.7 km Lafarge Lake Loop - 1.2 km Stadium Loop - 1.2 km Northwest Loop - 1.2 km

Coquitlam river Watershed

Blue Mountain | This tranquil spot in the midst of active Coquitlam has something for most visitors. Stop for a picnic, get soaked in the spray park and wading pool or sit under the cool shade of a Douglas Fir tree. Tennis courts and a children’s playground are also on site.


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Places of Interest

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Bird watching at Colony Farm

DEBOvillE SlOUGH | the dikes along the slough allow the water to slowly meander through side channels creating valuable fish and wildlife habitat perfect for naturalists and photographers.

AREAS & PARKS

Pets are members of the family, and Coquitlam has a variety of parks and off-leash areas where you and your dog can enjoy the outdoors together. Your unleashed dog can be prey for predators such as coyotes or eagles so keep them safe.

HOy SCOTT CREEK HATCHERy | this hatchery enhances coho stocks by collecting and fertilizing eggs from returning salmon and raising them till they are released each spring into Hoy and Scott Creeks. inSPiRATiOn GARDEn | a teaching garden located in town Centre park and is dedicated to growing, developing and supporting gardeners in our community.

BraMBle Park 2775 Panorama Drive

ROBinSOn MEMORiAl PARK CEMETERy | nestled in a forested area of Southwest Coquitlam where you can enjoy the paths and discover the stories of notable Coquitlam residents who are interred in the cemetery.

glen Park 1149 Westwood St Miller Park 900 Oakview Street Mundy Park 641 Hillcrest Street

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BE BEAR AWARE! Bears and wildlife have been living in Coquitlam long before humans. as our population grows, habitat and natural food sources available for wildlife diminishes. While enjoying our outdoors you may encounter: black bears, bobcats, coyotes, crows, deer, racoons, rats and mice, and skunks. • look for posted signs about recent activity. • Watch ahead for bears or for their tracks. • make plenty of noise when travelling. • do not feed wildlife. • do not capture or disturb wildlife as they are protected by federal and provincial law.

ridge Park 1685 Parkway Boulevard

» Share the trails, share the responsibility. » Always show consideration and respect for other trail users. » Respect nature and stay on the trails. » Make yourself familiar with off-leash regulations and clean up after your dog. » When bicycling always remember to be courteous to pedestrians. » Do not capture or disturb wildlife as they are protected by federal and provincial law.

Cherry Blossoms in Bloom

Pack in Pack Out

• learn outdoor skills. • tell a friend where you are going and when you expect to return. • Hiking with others is safer than hiking alone. • Bring extra food and fuel so that you can wait out any delays due to weather or an emergency. • go only as far as the slowest person can safely go. • Show consideration for other trail users. • respect nature and stay on the trails. • make yourself familiar with off-leash regulations and clean up after your dog. • When bicycling, be courteous to pedestrians.

Jogging in mundy park

Be SaFe outdoorS

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we celebrate!

annual festivals, fairs and community events | theatres and cultural centres | galleries and museums | actors, artists and performers

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From Chinese New Year dragon walks to caber-tossing at the Highland Games and colourful flag and sword-dancing at the Korean Festival, Coquitlam welcomes visitors to celebrate our diversity. Stomp your feet and sing along at Festival du Bois, one of the biggest annual celebrations of Francophone music and culture outside Quebec. In 2009, Coquitlam was designated a Cultural Capital of Canada in recognition of the contribution of culture to the community’s identity and quality of life. The city is a popular destination for festivals and events with over 100 events occurring each year.

Canada day 2012

Coquitlam is ready to Celebrate! Coquitlam’s dedicated “one-stop” event office provides one contact for all event services including coordination, licenses and fees, and assistance with related agencies. Call the Coquitlam event office: p: 604-927-3549 festivalsandevents@coquitlam.ca

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Festival du Bois Coquitlam’s premiere French Canadian Festival with traditional food and the famous maple taffy on snow! World music, awardwinning artists, dancing, crafts and more! festivaldubois.ca Tree & Heritage Walks a guided walk through the trees on the riverview lands. rhcs.org

Coquitlam Farmers Market Opening Day Come by for fresh local produce, kids activities, and live entertainment. makebakegrow.com

lafarge lake Annual Free Fishing Day Come to lafarge lake for a family-friendly day of fun and prizes during BC’s free fishing weekend when anglers can fish BC’s waters without a licence. festivalcoquitlam.ca

Como lake Fishing Derby a free event for youth under 16 years of age has prize giveaways and a pancake breakfast. festivalcoquitlam.ca

Unwined: Sip, Savour & Mingle a celebration of wines, craft beers, summer beverages and culinary delights, in support of post secondary education funds. must be 19 years or older to attend. coquitlamcentre.com

Teddy Bear Picnic and Grand Parade Fun for all young children featuring a children’s concert and storytelling, puppet shows, rovers, gymnastics. Bring your teddy bears to watch the parade. festivalcoquitlam.ca

Farmers market

Heritage Mother’s Day Tea treat your mother to a classic high tea served in mackin House museum’s vintage 1909 parlour. coquitlamheritage.ca

treefest

Festival du Bois

Spring

events calendar

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Summer

BC Highland Games a traditional Highland games with competitions in piping, drumming, pipe Bands, and Scottish Heavy events as well as demonstrations of Scottish Country dancing, Scottish entertainers, and a vendors’ area. bchighlandgames.com St-Jean-Baptiste Day Be part of St-Jean-Baptiste day, a nation-wide French Canadian day featuring music, activities, foods and family fun. maillardville.com


Places of Interest

Como lake

Kwikwetlem Photo

Take in an acclaimed ArtS Club thEAtrE performance, a musical or an art show at Evergreen Cultural Centre.

Tree & Heritage Walks a guided walk through the trees on the riverview lands. rhcs.org

adventure and creative activities ending with a fireworks display. coquitlam.ca/eventscalendar

Environment Week various parks and outdoor venues coquitlam.ca/eventscalendar

Annual Salmon & Burger BBQ Come by for a Salmon and Burger BBq and celebrate the Coquitlam Farmers market. makebakegrow.com

Salmon Leave Home Join the Hoy Creek Fish Hatchery as they release Coho salmon into the creek. the young salmon will start their long journey to the Pacific ocean. hsws.ca Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day experience multiple stages of live entertainment, the popular “taste of Coquitlam”, Cultural village, artisan village, and many

Minnekhada Art in the Park Festival inspire your senses at this family friendly event. enjoy artists’ work, listen to live jazz, indulge your taste buds at the outdoor café, learn about the natural and cultural history of minnekhada regional Park. minnekhada.ca

Korean Heritage Day Festival Bring your family and friends to Blue mountain Park for outdoor entertainment, a singing competition, clay-making contest for children, games and ethnic food. Free admission and shuttle service between lougheed Skytrain station and the festival site. kchsfestivals.com

Experience the cultural riches and strong sense of history in MAillArdvillE, the oldest FrenchCanadian community in Canada’s West. Take a historic walking tour and drop in at MACkin houSE MuSEuM. Stroll through a living museum at rivErviEw ArborEtuM, home to 1,800 rare specimen trees. Tune in to history at the SPArC rAdio MuSEuM, North America’s largest collection of antique radios.

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.

FAnTASTiC ArT & CuLTurAL vEnuES:

Korean Heritage day Festival

grand Parade

Place des Arts Arts Centre and Music School takes pride in being part of a diverse, active community. Popular community events and performances throughout the year range from faculty concerts, student concerts and exhibition-based family days to seasonal celebrations. placedesarts.ca Evergreen Cultural Centre A centre for excellence in diverse artistic endeavours, locally treasured, and widely respected. The centre presents a variety of arts programs including professional theatre, dance and music presentations, art exhibitions, arts education programs, and public programs for both children and adults, including arts camps. For young audiences it also produces its own family series and spring break festival. In addition, the centre is a venue for numerous community-based arts groups providing much needed rehearsal, performance and teaching space. evergreenculturalcentre.ca coquitlam.ca | Coquitlam travel guide | 13


veterans’ Candlelight Tribute Join the royal Canadian legion at the robinson memorial park Cemetery to pass the torch of freedom to the next generation. Be part of the pageantry as veterans, cadets, youth, pipers and dignitaries join forces to honour those who fought for our freedom. coquitlam.ca/eventscalendar Treefest a celebration of the trees at riverview Hospital with hourly arborist-led walks of the grand trees planted over the last 100 years. rhcs.org Coquitlam Heritage Society’s Open House Come by for burgers, cupcakes, crafts, coffee, music and more and celebrate the birthday of the mackin House. tours of the museum will be conducted by volunteers in period costumes. coquitlamheritage.ca Salmon Come Home See Coho and Chum salmon returning to their home streams. this popular family event is held rain or shine and includes children’s activities and crafts, music, concession, salmon viewing and live salmon demonstrations with Fisheries and oceans Canada. hsws.ca

Heritage Halloween pumpkin-carving and harvest baking paired with heritage decorating and crafts make this Halloween event a traditional treat. Come in costume and win a prize. coquitlamheritage.ca Halloween Spooktacular – l’Halloween Fantomatique Scary stories, puppet theatre, ooey gooey table, crafts and cooperative games ideal for children 2 -8 years old. Be sure to dress in costume. this is a bilingual event. placemaillardville.ca Remembrance Day remembrance and the laying of the wreaths before joining the veterans at Coquitlam’s legion. coquitlam.ca/eventscalendar

Winter

Santaland Opens Join in the fun and excitement when Santa and his elves arrive in Santaland at Coquitlam Centre. For every child that visits Santaland, Coquitlam Centre will donate $1 to children’s charities. coquitlamcentre.com

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Unwrapped – A Charity night of Shopping drop by Coquitlam Centre for the most exciting event of the season and help support local charities. one-night-only special sales, hourly grand prize draws, door prizes, festive entertainment, local restaurant and wine tastings, Santa photos by donation. 100% of ticket sales support participating charities. coquitlamcentre.com Breakfast with Santa – Petit déjeuner avec le Père noël Join Santa for pancakes and sausages, sing carols and make festive crafts. this is a bilingual event. placemaillardville.ca Brighten Up drop by Carré Heritage Square for a free, all-ages holiday event featuring live music and song, arts activities, home baking, a multicultural celebration of light and festive entertainment. placedesarts.ca

return of the sockeye | This sculpture anchors Coquitlam Spirit Square, and tells the story of the small red salmon unique to the Coquitlam River at the turn of the 20th century. The sculpture features a large red sockeye salmon arching its body over a concrete wall that represents a dam. The dam includes an interactive water feature. Salmon Come Home

Fall

Coquitlam Columbia Centennial totem return of the Sockeye

treefest

Salmon Come Home

public art

Pioneer spirit | “Pioneer Spirit” is a gift from the City of Coquitlam commemorating the 1909-2009 Centenaire de Maillardville/ Maillardville Centennial. The piece embodies the spirit of the pioneers who arrived in the area at the turn of the century, and provides a wayfinding presence in the heart of Maillardville. Coquitlam Columbian Centennial totem | Located at Dogwood Pavilion, the totem is one of a series of four poles commissioned in 1967 during Canada’s Centennial year by the Columbian chain of local newspapers. Bee sculpture | The bee and flower on which it rests is a living sculpture constructed of a steel frame with fabric stretched over and filled with special growing media. Each year the bee sculpture is replanted with mulit-coloured Alternanthera, a small drought tolerant annual. It is in bloom over the garden from June to early October, then hibernates for the winter.


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COQUiTlAM’S HERiTAGE iS RiCH. Still home to Kwikwetlem First nations, Kwikwetlem means “red Fish up the river” in reference to the salmon that have historically travelled up the river for centuries. Kwikwetlem elders’ stories explain that they have always been here. archaeology confirms continuous occupation of the traditional territory for at least 9,000 years, since the last ice age. First nations people were the only human inhabitants in the lower Coquitlam river watershed and areas beyond until european settlers came to live here. the nation is made up of two reserves, a 2.6 hectare site at the mouth of the Coquitlam river where it drains into the Fraser river, and a much larger 82 hectare site approximately 2 km north.

the following year, one of the most significant events in Coquitlam’s history took place when a contingent of 110 French Canadians recruited for work at Fraser mills arrived. With the influx of a second contingent in June 1910, maillardville was established. maillardville, named for Father maillard, a young oblate from France, was more than just a French-Canadian enclave in Western Canada. it was a vibrant community, the largest Francophone centre west of manitoba, and the seed of Coquitlam’s future growth.

CPr station house and CaBoose Fraser Mills station MuseuM | At the turn of the century, many immigrants and Quebecois arrived at this station with bright hopes of forging a prosperous future on the west coast of Canada. The station is now a museum located in Heritage Square. This museum is part of the Canadian Historical Railroad Association. MaCkin house | This early 1900’s heritage home houses many artifacts and displays pertaining to Coquitlam’s early history. The house was built in 1909 as a residence for Mr. H. J. Mackin, the General Sales Manager of Fraser Mills - an impressive lumber mill. Hundreds of historical items, toys, photos and rooms decorated in 1900s may be viewed.

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although Simon Fraser passed through the region in 1808, european settlement did not begin until the 1860s. Coquitlam began as a “place-in-between” and its early history is one of settlement and agriculture. in 1891 the district of Coquitlam was officially incorporated. the young municipality got its first boost in the latter years of the 19th century with the opening of Fraser mills, a state-of-the-art lumber mill on the north bank of the Fraser river. By 1908, a mill town of 20 houses, a store, post office, hospital, office block, barbershop and pool hall had been established around the mill.

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we’re active!

championship golf courses | ice rinks | world-class track & field stadiums | Olympic-size aquatic centre | sportsfields | more fans than you can count

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Coquitlam is mad about sports. Playing for fun, competing hard or cheering for the home team - we do it all with heart. Olympians, PGA golfers and NHL hockey players call Coquitlam home. From Saturday street hockey to summer Little League, from ice dancing to water polo and seniors’ softball, Coquitlam invites everyone to come out and play. Sports fans catch the excitement from the stands, cheering on the Adanacs Lacrosse teams and the mighty Coquitlam Express Junior A Hockey team.

Check out our Sport Facility Hosting guide for details on the state-ofthe-art amenities we have available for your sporting event: coquitlam.ca/ sporthosting

express Hockey team

We’re a proud member of the Canadian Sports Tourism Alliance and we welcome athletes from around the world for tournaments and special events. Everyone loves Coquitlam’s natural training grounds - the fields, the ice, the greens, the ball diamonds, the stadium and the pools.

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GOlF OPTiOnS in COQUiTlAM OFFER MOUnTAinSiDE STUnninG viEWS OF PUBliC COURSES AnD FORESTED EnClAvES OF A PRivATE ClUB. THERE’S SOMETHinG TO SUiT EvERy lEvEl OF GOlFER. 3D GOlF PERFORMAnCE | designed to offer state-of-the-art game improvement technologies using motion capture, launch monitors and 3d video motion capture technology popular with pga tour professionals. the 3d team is dedicated to providing the best possible learning experience in a private, comfortable setting. BCpga certified teaching professionals will help you discover your swing, so you can take home the results and practice with purpose! 3dgolfperformance.ca EAGlEQUEST | eaglequest is a Cpga certified facility that provides premier instruction where every facet of the game can be taught and practiced. it is one of the lower mainland’s premier places to learn the game of golf with a learning area and viewing monitor to review your session. eaglequestgolf.com

Westwood plateau golf & Country Club

vAnCOUvER GOlF ClUB | a membership at the vancouver golf Club, one of the finest clubs in the pacific northwest, is your opportunity to join one of the most prestigious private clubs in British Columbia. Spacious lounges, restaurants, and banquet facilities combine with the good fellowship and camaraderie of a superb club. the vancouver golf Club is an excellent place to share with friends, to meet new people, and to be a member. vanocuvergolfclub.com vancouvergolfclub.com

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WESTWOOD PlATEAU GOlF & COUnTRy ClUB | a fully public facility, Westwood plateau offers 27 holes of outstanding golf, two distinct restaurants, a nationally recognized teaching academy and a 35,000 square foot clubhouse perfect for corporate entertaining and weddings. westwoodplateaugolf.com WESTWOOD PlATEAU GOlF ACADEMy AnD DRivinG RAnGE | open to the public, this is the perfect area to improve your long ball drive, iron play, or wedge shots. the practice facility is the ideal place for you and your friends to get the warm up that you need to play the type of game that you desire. westwoodplateaugolf.com


SportS & reCreation

ExPRESS | the express began their history as proud members of the British Columbia Hockey league (BCHl) in 2001 under an ownership group of hockey enthusiasts led by vancouver Canuck alumni darcy rota. during the express’ history, the team has produced many players currently playing in the nHl. Season runs from august to april. For ticket information contact the Coquitlam express office at 604.936.4625 or on the web: coquitlamexpress.ca ADAnACS | the lacrosse Club strives to put a championship team on the floor every year, enriching people’s lives with exciting and affordable entertainment. the adanacs have brought home four league championships and one national title. lacrosse runs may to august. Coquitlamlacrosse.ca

adanacs

POiRiER SPORT AnD lEiSURE COMPlEx | the perfect place for the amateur sports enthusiast to watch high-quality hockey with the Coquitlam express Junior “a” Hockey Club or the winning tradition of the Coquitlam adanacs lacrosse Club. the poirier Sport and leisure Complex has a fully licenced cafe-style restaurant with a wide rage of food and beverage options.

SPRAy PARKS AnD POOlS | there is a lot of fun in the sun at Coquitlam’s outdoor pools and sprays parks. enjoy a variety of swimming activities outside in one of our heated, swimming pools, splash around in the wading pool or cool down in one of our spray parks. ACCESSiBiliTy | many of Coquitlam’s parks have specially designed accessible features and equipment for children with various ability and play levels. the equipment offers different levels of challenge to address a range of needs such as physical/mobility challenges, developmental disabilities, and visual and hearing impairments.

girls Soccer

Spray park

use the City’s park finder to locate a park in a particular area or to select a specific amenity or feature: coquitlam.ca/parkfinder

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we like to make you feel at home! Coquitlam has 4 hotels 1 motel and 7 bed and breakfasts to suit your accommodation needs

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Bed & BreaKFaStS

THE CiTy OF COQUiTlAM OFFERS A RAnGE OF ACCOMMODATiOn OPTiOnS FROM HOTElS TO MOTElS, TO BED AnD BREAKFASTS. Whether you want a comfortable, accommodation that is convenient to downtown vancouver for business, or simply an affordable family option, you can find something to suit both your need and your budget in Coquitlam.

Black Forest Bed & Breakfast 1467 lansdowne drive Coquitlam, BC v3e 2S8 phone: 604.552.7466 black-forest@shaw.ca blackforestbandb.com

Eagle Mountain Bed & Breakfast 2548 trillium place Coquitlam, BC v3e 2H6 phone: 604.941.8955 toll free: 1.877.941.8955 info@eaglemountainbb.com eaglemountainbb.com

HotelS

Ramada Coquitlam 631 lougheed Highway Coquitlam, BC v3K 3S5 phone: 604.931.4433 Fax: 604.931.4250 ramadacoquitlam@telus.net ramadacoquitlam.com

Elite Bed & Breakfast 412 lakeview Street Coquitlam, BC v3K 5K8 phone: 604.939.9330 toll free: 1.877.939.9330 info@elitebandb.com elitebandb.com

Executive Plaza Coquitlam 405 north road Coquitlam, BC v3K 3v9 phone: 604.936.9399 reservationsc@executivehotels.net executivehotels.net

Fig Tree Bed & Breakfast 413 mariner Way Coquitlam, BC v3C 5a4 phone: 604.464.4024 gerry@caresmarketing.com figtreebandb.ca

Best Western Plus Coquitlam inn Convention Centre 319 north road Coquitlam, BC v3K3v8 phone: 604.931.9011 toll-free: 1.800.668.3383 Fax: 604.931.9077 info@bestwesterncoquitlam.com bestwesterncoquitlam.com

French Quarters Bed & Breakfast 213 laval Street Coquitlam, BC v3K 4W2 phone: 604.931.6616 Fax: 604.939.3663 ejefferson@shaw.ca frenchquartersbb.com Green Gables Bed & Breakfast 2242 park Crescent Coquitlam, BC v3J 6t2 phone: 604.469.7105 request@green-gables.com green-gables.com

Best Western Plus Chelsea inn 725 Brunette avenue Coquitlam, BC v3K 1C3 phone: 604.525.7777 Fax: 604.525.3051 sales@bestwesternchelseainn.com bestwesternchelseainn.com

The EverGreens Bed & Breakfast 2670 rogate avenue Coquitlam, BC v3K 5S4 phone: c. 778.997.5683 phone: h. 604.442.8461 theevergreens@shaw.ca bbcanada.com/7666.html

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Welcoming Hotel

Coquitlam Sleepy lodge 730 Clarke road Coquitlam, BC v3J 3y1 phone: 604.937.7737 Fax: 604.937.7745 sleepylodge@ivancouver.com

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we love food from around the world!

70 parks covering 2,200 acres 93 kilometers of trails for hiking and biking 5 lakes 4 rivers Coquitlam delivers dining options to dozens of creeks 7 great fishing spots 3 of suit many tastes and occasions. our Canada’s treesprovides ethnically diverse tallest population distinct dining options with menus from around the world like russia, thailand, Japan, italy, and Korea. Coquitlam has successful high-quality franchise options such as the Cactus Club, The Keg, and Milestones, while the Boulevard Casino offers four dining opportunities. There are also fun neighbourhood pubs and family dining choices like Joeys, Pasta Polo and Ricky’s All Day Grill on Lougheed with healthy and affordable menu alternatives.

international dining

While you visit our city, include a relaxing break or special occasion meal in your plans at one of our local establishments. We’re happy to serve you.

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Poutine

Enjoy this classic, French-Canadian dish. In the basic recipe, fries are covered with fresh cheese curds, and topped with a light brown gravy. Ingredients: 4 large potatoes, peeled 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup cheese curds 1 1/3 cups heated gravy Oil for frying

Directions • Cut the potatoes lengthwise into strips approximately 1/3” in width. • Soak the potatoes in ice-cold water for 1 hour, drain, and pat completely dry. • Heat the oil in a deep fryer or deep skillet to 3250F and fry the potatoes in batches for 3 minutes until they turn dark white-yellow (not brown). • Drain the fries on paper towels and allow to rest for a few minutes. • Bring the oil back to 3250F and fry potatoes again for 4 - 5 minutes, until they turn golden brown and the inside stays soft, while the outside is crunchy. • Drain fries on paper towels, salt them, and divide onto plates or bowls. • Add fresh cheese curds that are slightly smaller than bite-sized. • Usually a light and thin chicken, veal, or turkey gravy, mildly spiced with a hint of pepper is used. • The gravy should be thin enough texture to glide into the mass of fries and cheese curds so that the cheese is warmed without completely melting. • The gravy can also contain vinegar or another sour flavouring to balance the richness of the cheese.

Hike through dense mountain forests, fly-fish for salmon along quiet river bends and wade into trout -stocked lakes. Test your courage on the fearsome mountainbiking trails of Eagle Mountain or kayak through the Coquitlam River. Bird watchers, bring your binoculars to Colony Farm and Minnekhada Regional Park. Coquitlam residents love their spectacular natural environment and work hard to protect it, volunteering with many different conservation and environmental groups. We’re a city in balanced harmony with nature, and experts say we have perfect Feng Sui. The Coquitlam River flows down between two mountains to the city, making it a place of peace and prosperity. Coquitlam is a leader in environmental stewardship, supporting more than 70 parks from small neighborhood parks to large nature areas. Coquitlam’s 90 km trail system is one of our most requested event locations, featuring a portion of the Trans Canada Trail, with surfaces suited to all types of activities. Some are wheelchair accessible.

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we love to shop!

AUSTin HEiGHTS | a thriving commercial district in southwest Coquitlam that features boutique businesses as well as familiar retailers like rona and Safeway. Start your day with a latte at the local coffee bar, stroll the streets and discover some hidden gems. enjoy a meal at any of the fabulous restaurants, or relax at the popular neighbourhood pub. austin Heights also boasts a number of beauty treatments and professional services. Whatever your shopping needs, you are sure to find it in austin Heights. austinheights.ca

Coquitlam has several shopping neighbourhoods, each with their own unique styles suitable for all your needs.

nORTH ROAD SHOPPinG DiSTRiCT | a well-established community which offers the daily convenience of first class grocery and drug stores, a signature liquor store and international banking facilities. the community enjoys an exciting Korean district where a spirit of culinary adventure lives. the largest Korean shopping district in the lower mainland is here with enticing bakeries, house wares, novelty items and clothing shops and is conveniently located at lougheed Highway and north road. UniTED BOUlEvARD | one of metro vancouver’s most flourishing retail destinations. With its impressive range from home renovation and gardening supplies to electronics and home furnishings, united Boulevard offers both convenience and choice. Coquitlam’s consumer corridor draws busloads to this shopping and tourism destination flanked by a world-class casino and a golf course. the area has recently seen billions of infrastructure investment dollars resulting in easier access and the opening of new businesses. Whether visiting by vehicle, transit or bike, you can easily get around to the array of retailers in this expansive shopping area.

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COQUiTlAM CiTy CEnTRE | the main commercial and retail neighbourhood of Coquitlam with a concentration of high-density housing, offices, cultural, entertainment and education facilities served by rapid transit service.

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COQUiTlAM CEnTRE | Features over 910,000 square feet of retail on two spacious levels. the only shopping centre in the greater vancouver regional district offering the Bay, london drugs, Sears, Sport Chek, t&t Supermarket, H&m, aritzia, Sephora, lululemon, atmosphere, Future Shop, golf town and old navy all in one convenient location.


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town Centre Skate park

visit Coquitlam’s tourism cluster on Schoolhouse in Southwest Coquitlam where a bowling alley, movie theatres, brew pub, and restaurants provide fun for all ages and interests.

CRASH CRAWlEy’S | With over 15,000 square feet of indoor adventures, Crash Crawley’s is BC’s largest indoor playground. Featuring a two-storey crazy maze of tunnels, bridges, ball pits, slides and more. other attractions include cars that kids can really drive, a miniature train ride, and a special toddler play area for kids under two. BOUlEvARD CASinO/RED ROBinSOn THEATRE | Step into a world of entertainment and excitement with the fun, friendly and never boring Boulevard Casino. enjoy all your favourite table games, 1000 slot machines, dining and more in the beautifully french-themed casino located less than thirty minutes east of downtown vancouver and easily accessible by lower mainland transit. Boulevard Casino also hosts the best in live entertainment from the magnificent 1,050-seat red robinson Show theatre to the more up-close-andpersonal lions den lounge.

PlAnET iCE COQUiTlAM | a four rink facility located in the Cape Horn industrial park near the port mann bridge, planet ice is the home rink for several minor ice sports associations and offer a wide range of hockey league play for adults. programs available include adult drop-in Hockey, Stick and puck, and public Skating sessions at various times throughout the week, and there is a full-service licensed restaurant. TOWn CEnTRE SKATEPARK | this outdoor concrete park features numerous quarter pipes, banks, ledges and rails, as well as a 6 foot spine. the park is lit until 11 pm nightly.

SilvERCiTy COQUiTlAM AnD viP CinEMAS | 20 theatres including vip Cinemas with: » reserved seating » 19+ admission » in-seat food and beverage service » private licensed lounge » Specialty food menu liBRARiES | pop by one of our two library branches for a relaxing time. Both branches provide a variety of materials and services, while the new City Centre branch has reading nooks, computer lab space, meeting rooms, a multicultural collection and even a cozy fireplace lounge!

ZOnE BOWlinG | Bowling takes off into the future with “the Zone” Bowling Centre where we feature a state-of-the-art video arcade and cosmic bowling. the Zone teams up with Big river Brewing Company bringing you Canada’s premiere Family entertainment Centre.

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WE’RE A viBRAnT AnD DivERSE COMMUniTy WiTH ExCEllEnT PUBliC SCHOOlS, EnDlESS RECREATiOnAl OPPORTUniTiES AnD A FRiEnDly, ACCESSiBlE CiTy HAll DEDiCATED TO iMPROvinG QUAliTy OF liFE FOR RESiDEnTS. Coquitlam is full of unique neighbourhoods catering to every age and lifestyle - from traditional family houses on tree-lined streets to stylish condos in our high-energy City Centre. active people and natural splendor are among Coquitlam’s biggest advantages.

we’re open for business!

great family neighbourhoods | excellent public schools | recreation centres | community newspapers | welcoming community groups

filming

COQUiTlAM iS HOME TO A DivERSE RAnGE OF lOCATiOnS THAT ARE ATTRACTivE TO THE FilMinG COMMUniTy. Coquitlam’s dedicated “one stop” film office provides convenient services to filmmakers. one contact covers all services including coordination, licenses and fees, and assistance provided by related agencies. Call the Coquitlam Film office at 604.927.3548 or email filming@coquitlam.ca 26 | Coquitlam travel guide | coquitlam.ca

Coquitlam moves at the speed of business. our skilled workforce, central transportation hub, and business friendly City Hall help attract leading companies and entrepreneurs from around the world. you can get anywhere from here with relative ease, and our location helps attract new businesses, generating jobs so residents can work close to home. get to know Coquitlam, a place where forested parks and business parks coexist, where the great business climate goes hand in hand with unparalleled lifestyle. population: 129, 716 the top five languages spoken most often at home in Coquitlam: » english 73 % » Chinese 11 % » Korean 5 % » persian (Farsi) 3 % » Spanish 1 % Source: Statistics Canada 2006

City of Coquitlam Economic Development economicdevelopment@coquitlam.ca 604.927.3442


Community CluBS direCtory AQUATiCS

Coquitlam lions Waterpolo lionswaterpolo.ca Coquitlam Scuba Club coquitlamscubaclub.ca 604.765.0590 Hyacks Swim Club hyack.com Pacific Sport Aquasonics Synchronized Swim Club aquasonics.ca Pacific Storm Waterpolo stormwaterpolo.ca Simon Fraser Aquatics simonfraseraquatics.com

Wild West Cancan Dancers wildwestcancan.ca

FiElD HOCKEy

Tri-City Eagles Field Hockey Club tcfieldhockey.com 604.619.4034

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Coquitlam Minor Football htosports.com/teams/coquitlamfootball

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Coquitlam Heritage Society coquitlamheritage.ca 604.516.6151

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Evergreen Cultural Centre evergreenculturalcentre.ca 604.927.6550

Cheetahs Track and Field Club coquitlamcheetahs.org 604.464.0753

Stage 43 Theatrical Society stage43.org

SOCCER

Coquitlam Metro Ford Soccer cmfsc.ca 604.878.3534

Theatrix youtheatre Society theatrixyoutheatre.com

OTHER SPORTS

Metro Women’s Soccer league metrowomenssoccer.com 604.291.7511

B.C. Mainland Cricket bcmcl.org 778.229.7858 Coquitlam Ducks volleyball Club coquitlamducks.com Coquitlam Special Olympics specialolympics.bc.ca Coquitlam Tennis Club coquitlamtennisclub.org 604.464.6718

Blue Mountain Quilter’s Guild bluemountainquiltersguild.ca

Centennial Stamp Clubs stampclub.ca

OUTDOOR/EnviROnMEnT

Coquitlam needle Arts Guild artsconnect.ca/directory 604.939.0213

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Coquitlam Weavers Guild allfiberarts.com Knotty Dotters Smocking Group Place des Arts placedesarts.ca 604.664.1636 Suite E life Drawing Group myartclub.com 604.469.1911

BASEBAll/SOFTBAll

Coquitlam Express Jr. A Hockey Club coquitlamexpress.ca 604.936.4625

Coquitlam River Watershed Society coquitlamriverwatershed.ca 604.464.0004

Tri-Cities Female Hockey tcpreds.com

Dogwood Garden Club bcgardenclubs.com 604.931.2013

Coquitlam Minor Softball Association coquitlamsoftball.com 604.878.8334

Coquitlam Minor lacrosse Association coquitlamlacrosse.ca

Coquitlam Moody-Minor Baseball cmmba.com/home

Butokukan Karate members.shaw.ca/butokukan/dojos/html 604.476.0009

Tri-City youth Basketball Association tcyba.org

CURlinG

Coquitlam Curling Association coquitlamcurling.com 604.917.0102

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Glenayre Scottish Country Dance Club rscdsvancouver.org 604.922.6842 Time Step Cloggers 604.941.2375

Colony Farm Park Association parkpartners.ca/associations.html

Coquitlam Moody Ringette coqmoodyringette.com 604.945.8118

lACROSSE

Adanacs Field lacrosse adanacsfieldlacrosse.ca

MARTiAl ARTS

Shorei-Kan Coquitlam Karate shoreikan.com 604.939.7802 Shorinji Kempo shorinjikempobc.ca Shotokan Karate shotocanada.ca/clubs/coquitlam 604.945.9877

MUSiC/THEATRE

Coastal Sound Music Academy coastalsoundmusic.com 604.552.2762 Coquitlam Chorale coquitlamchorale.com

Royal Canadian Air Cadets 604.936.8211 Scout Francophone de Maillardville maillardville.com 604.515.7070 Scouts Coho Area (Tri-Cities) cohoscouts.ca 604.617.2746 Apex netball Club members.shaw.ca/rhallqui/netball 604.329.2258

Friends of Mundy Park Heritage Society 604.469.7946

Mundy Park Disc Golf Club mundypark.ca

Hoy/Scott Watershed Society hsws.ca 604.927.6536 Hyde Creek Watershed Society hydecreek.org 604.461.3474 Maple Creek Streamkeepers urbanstreams.org/maplecreek 604.464.1099 Minnekhada Park Association minnekhada.ca 604.520.6442 Riverview Horticultural Centre Society rhcs.org 604.290.9910 United (POCOMO) Rugby unitedrugby.ca 604.524.1777

Girl Guides of Canada girlguides.ca 416.487.5281

OTHER COMMUniTy SPORTS

Friends of DeBoville Slough fodbs.org 604.941.2498

RUGBy

lightening Speed Skating lightningspeedskating.ca 604.936.9289

GUiDES/SCOUTS/AiR CADETS

Como Watershed Group vcn.bc.ca/cwg

Coquitlam little league coquitlamlittleleague.ca 604.515.1951

BASKETBAll

Burke Mountain naturalists bmn.bc.ca 604.937.5379

Coquitlam Minor Hockey coquitlamminorhockey.org

Tri-City Minor Ball Hockey tcmbha.com

SKATinG

Coquitlam Figure Skating Club skatecoquitlam.com 604.936.0707

CARESS (Coquitlam Amateur Radio Emergency Service Society) ve7scc.com

Sharks Aquatics Club coquitlamsharks.ca

north Coquitlam United Soccer ncusc.ca/home

Centennial Sailing Club centennialsailing.ca 604.939.5871 Coquitlam Archery Club 604.942.7624 Coquitlam Bocce Association 604.540.7909 Coquitlam lawn Bowling bowlsbc.ca 604.931.6711 Coquitlam Tennis Club coquitlamtennisclub.org 604.464.6718 Kidsport Tri-Cities kidsporttricities.ca 604.341.0241 nordic Wrecks Ski Club nordicwrecks.org 604.224.7058

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Evergreen Cultural Centre CPR Station House and Caboose Fraser Mills Station Museum Heritage Square Historic Maillardville Kwikwetlem First Nation Place des Arts Place Maillardville

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getting here getting around! COQUITLAM IS SERVED BY VARIOUS TRANSIT ROUTES INCLUDING THE 97 B-LINE AND WEST COAST EXPRESS COMMUTER RAIL. In partnership with TransLink, the City promotes convenient, comfortable and efficient public transit service. TransLink’s buses and Skytrain accept bicycles so you have the option of completing a portion of your trip by bicycle. Translink.ca | 604.953.3333 Free printed copies of Coquitlam’s Bike Route Information Guide is available at City facilities and from TransLink.

There are two international airports located conveniently close to Coquitlam: Vancouver International Airport is situated in the City of Richmond about 30km southwest of Coquitlam. Vancouver International Airport is Canada’s second busiest airport. It is a major international gateway between North America and the Asia Pacific region. YVR is also accessible by public transportation via the Canada Line. yvr.ca | 604.207.7077

Thank you for picking up Coquitlam’s Travel Guide. This guide is not an official statement and is intended only to give you general information about the City. While the City used reasonable efforts to publish accurate and complete information, the City does not guarantee this to you. If there is an error, or if you have a suggestion of something to be added in the next issue, please contact us at 604.927.3442. The City of Coquitlam is not responsible for any loss, damage, or injury that you may have as a result of your use of this information.

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Abbotsford International Airport is situated in the Fraser Valley about 50km east of Coquitlam. It offers visitors easy access to many regional and national destinations. abbotsfordairport.ca | 604.855.1001 In December 2012, the new Port Mann Bridge opened and there is now open-road tolling with TReO. For information and vehicle registration visit treo.ca.


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we get outside

70 parks covering 2,200 acres 93 kilometers of trails for hiking and biking 5 lakes 4 rivers dozens of creeks 7 great fishing spots 3 of Canada’s tallest trees

If you're in the area, make sure to take a shopping trip to visit one of the Tri-City's favourite attractions, Coquitlam Centre! Coquitlam Centre is the only shopping centre in Metro Vancouver offering The Bay, London Drugs, Sears, Sport Chek, T&T Supermarket, H&M, Aritzia, Sephora, Bath & BodyWorks, Lululemon, Atmosphere, Future Shop, Golf Town, Old Navy and Target opening Spring 2013 all in one convenient location. Coquitlam Centre is in the heart of downtown Coquitlam, at the intersection of the Barnet Highway (7A) and the Lougheed Highway (7) at 2929 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam BC, and offers loads of free parking. Barnet and Lougheed Hwy I 604.464.1414 I coquitlamcentre.com | coquitlam.ca 4 | COQUITLAM TRAVEL GUIDE

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