Things to Do in Coquitlam

Things to Do in CoquitlamFeeling bored and stressed from your routine running in circles? Sure, we all want to have a nice “staycation” and one of the best places to go is Coquitlam. Located just in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada, Coquitlam city is family friendly suburb. Coquitlam is the sixth-largest city in the province. It is also one of the 21 municipalities lying inside the borders of Metro Vancouver.

There is a wide range of activities to choose from in Coquitlam, and we are quite sure that you will be visiting often or even better wanting to make it your home. If you are an outdoor-loving type of person then clearly, Coquitlam is your city soul mate. As a long time plumbers in Coquitlam we know a thing or two about the town we call home!  There are lots of great outdoor activities in the city such as:

  • Hiking
  • Water activities
  • Parks (Mundy Park, Mackin Park and Blue Mountain Park)
  • Checking out attractions and entertainment
  • Attending festivals and events
  • Mountain biking
  • Wildlife tours
  • Sightseeing
  • Food trips
  • Exploring city’s culture, arts, and history

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it!

Hiking and other outdoor activities

If you are up for an activity requiring high spirits and energy, then hiking a local trail or the Coquitlam Crunch or mountain biking are the best options. Depending on the location that you will pick, there will be a lot of hiking/biking opportunities in the city. If not, you can also go on play 18-holes of golf at the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club. If you and your friends or families are staying for a long weekend vacation, then it’s best to find a campsite close to where you could do various outdoor activities such as caving, mountain climbing, or ziplining at the nearby WildPlay Element Parks in Maple Ridge.

Water Activities

Coquitlam is a great location for water-based activities such as boating, sailing, cruises, and fishing. British Columbia is known for its bodies of water, like rivers abundant with salmon, steelhead and trout. You also have a close access to whale watching tours.

Attractions and Entertainment

Of course, nightlife and tourist attractions are probably somewhere near the top of your list when planning a visit to Coquitlam. This tour is for all, so you do not have to worry if you go solo, or if you are with your family and kids. City attractions in Coquitlam and other cities in British Columbia are open for visitation and tours all year round. Entertainment in Coquitlam, like any other cities, include a stroll in the breathtaking gardens of the city, museum explorations, movie night, playing the tables at the Starlight Casino and attending sporting events.

Culture and History

When we go to places unknown to us, it is quite exciting to know the history and stories that make up the culture. You would probably like get an idea of what the city is like before you plan your visit. Your group could choose to visit museums, heritage sites, or discover more about the Aboriginal culture. There are also an exciting festivals and events to join such as Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, Summer Concert Series, and Block Parties.

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