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10 Reasons to Pick Up Coquitlam’s New Travel & Experience Guide

March 9, 2018

From free outdoor festivals to insider tips on the best local hiking trails, running routes and mountain biking adventures, here are 10 reasons why you’ll want to pick up Coquitlam’s 2018 Travel & Experience Guide – out now!

Insider Tips

Coquitlam’s new travel guide – available online at – is jam-packed with useful information on the best things to see and do in this city. But don’t just take it from us. We’ve asked local insiders for their top suggestions – from kids rating their favourite playgrounds to Olympian Leah Pells recommending running trails. You’ll also find tips on hiking, biking, shopping and even craft beer.

Head to Coquitlam's Town Centre Park for free outdoor festivals and events.

Head to Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park for free outdoor festivals and events.

Free Outdoor Festivals

Flick through to the Travel & Experience Guide’s calendar of events and festival write-ups to read exciting details involving upcoming events you won’t want to miss, such as Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day (which attracts more than 80,000 people), Kaleidoscope Arts Festival and the Summer Concert Series.

Explore New Trails 

Looking for new walking, hiking or running trails to try? Whether it’s forested trail runs or paved pedestrian routes, our suggestions will have you lacing up for some scenic adventures. Also be sure to check out our safety tips for travelling safely outdoors.

Go for a ride on the forested trails of Coquitlam's Mundy Park.

Go for a ride on the forested trails of Coquitlam’s Mundy Park.

Get on Your Bike 

Whether you’re an adventure seeker eager to hit the mountain biking trails or a Sunday afternoon cruiser, Coquitlam’s trails and bike routes offer plenty of options for each riding style. This guide offers tips about joining local biking groups, upcoming cycling events, and how to access your free Tri-Cities cycling map.

Family-Friendly Entertainment 

Just wait until your kids set sight on these incredible parks, outdoor pools and spray parks. Cue smiles! Also check out the guide’s roundup of indoor activities for all ages.

The new saucer swings at Rochester Park in Coquitlam.

The new saucer swings at Rochester Park in Coquitlam.

Shop ’Til You Drop

Not only is Coquitlam home to one of B.C.’s largest shopping malls, Coquitlam Centre, but its specialty stores and one-stop-shopping destinations draw crowds from across Metro Vancouver. Whatever your need, you’ll find your next treasure in Coquitlam.

Great Restaurants, Patios and Craft Beer

Hungry? Coquitlam’s diverse population is reflected in a mouth-watering selection of restaurants, including hidden gems and unique dining experiences. Check out the guide’s list of patios, restaurants and places to sample craft beer.

Enjoy a meal with an incredible view at Westwood Plateau Golf in Coquitlam.

Enjoy a meal with an incredible view at Westwood Plateau Golf in Coquitlam.

View Wild Salmon or Go Fishing

The salmon run is one of Mother Nature’s greatest spectacles. Each fall, thousands of fish return to Coquitlam waterways to spawn. Read more about spawning salmon, and find out about where you can go fishing locally (did you know two of Coquitlam’s local lakes are regularly stocked with rainbow trout?). Also, mark your calendars for two free family-oriented fishing derbies in Coquitlam.

Get to Know Coquitlam Culture

Coquitlam is a diverse and welcoming city with a rich tapestry of cultural backgrounds. Through local events and historical sites, you can dive into our culture both past and present.

Outdoor Activities

From great golf courses to disc golf, beach volleyball sand pits to tennis courts, skate parks to inspirational gardens, you won’t believe the variety of activities on offer in this city. Get ready for some new adventures.

Read Coquitlam’s 2018 Travel & Adventure Guide online, or pick up your free copy at any City facility, including libraries, recreation centres and City Hall, plus visitor centres throughout B.C. including Coquitlam’s Mackin House.