|Store Type |||City Services|
|Getting There |||The services of the City of Coquitlam are located in City Hall.|
|Monday to Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM|
Profile Last Updated: January 08, 2009
What started as a small French-Canadian commune in the 1900s has become a thriving city that prides itself on its commitments to the community. Just drive through the residential areas of Coquitlam and you'll see why residences choose this quiet and pretty spot to build a home. Its neighbourly feel welcomes visitors, and its stunning landscapes convince them to stay. As Coquitlam continues to grow, the city is moving into the future fast with the inclusion of the Town Centre, connecting the entire population with civic, cultural, educational and commercial services.
Coquitlam's communities are among the most charming in Greater Vancouver. Neighbourhoods have modern sports and leisure facilities, plus parks and green space. Rapid expansion has brought new commercial and industrial services to the area, as well, and the city is also the site of the "Salmon Come Home" event. Held along Hoy Creek and Coquitlam River, the festivities mark the return of spawning salmon in these waterways.
Besides having a world-class golf course – the West Wood Plateau Golf & Country Club - and one of the largest suburban malls (Coquitlam Centre), Coquitlam also has a thriving French-Canadian community. Maillardville is regarded as the largest French-speaking neighbourhood west of Manitoba. Of course, you haven’t really seen B.C. until you’ve taken time to spoil yourself among nature’s finest parks and trails in Coquitlam. With over 80 municipal parks and natural areas to choose from, this city has far more to see than the eye can grasp.