At Scenic 7 BC, we know that some of the best things to do in Coquitlam while driving along the Scenic 7 Highway involve getting to know the community through its rich history and cultural events. If you are thinking about stopping in Coquitlam while making your way along the Scenic 7 Highway, here are some of our favourite local spots.
Mackin House Museum
Mackin House Museum, built in 1909, is one of the last remaining Fraser Sawmill homes and is an enduring symbol of Coquitlam’s rich history. Mackin House now functions as a heritage house museum, run by the Coquitlam Heritage Society, that offers a wide range of exhibits, events, workshops, and educational programs. Take a step back in time to the Edwardian era by experiencing architectural details and artifacts of the time.
Mackin House Museum
Evergreen Cultural Centre
Evergreen Cultural Centre offers visitors a chance to experience the communities love for the arts throughout the year. Experience events for everything from music concerts to dance productions, from art exhibits to theatre productions, and everything in between. Evergreen Cultural Centre also offers a selection of educational camps and programs for family members of all ages, making it a fun and exciting place to make new friends and memories.
Place des Arts
Place des Arts is a non-profit centre that focuses on teaching music and art, while also providing a place for local Coquitlam artists to exhibit their work to the public. With three gallery spaces that are open to the public, Place des Arts is the perfect place to purchase locally sourced artwork and artisan created gifts. Whether you are looking to take in the beauty of the local artwork or are wanting to experience one of the many events and performances throughout the year, Place des Arts has something for everyone to enjoy.
If you would like to learn about more things to do in Coquitlam while driving along the Scenic 7 Highway, or if you are interested in learning about other communities and attractions, please contact Scenic 7 BC by filling out a contact form on our website.