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130 square kilometers in the northeast sector of the Greater Vancouver
Regional District. Bounded by the wilderness of the Coastal Mountains
to the north and the mighty Fraser River to the south, this attractive
community abounding with parks and recreational facilities offers
a relaxed suburban lifestyle 35 minutes from Downtown Vancouver.
other municipalities in the Region, Coquitlam has a higher growth
rate, younger population, and above average income. For additional
statistics visit the City
of Coquitlam Web site's Community pages.
house prices see our Market
on housing and zoning, including description of neighbourhoods,
development plans, and the recently approved regulations permitting
secondary suites, is available on the City
of Coquitlam Development Services Web pages .
Dining and Entertainment
shopping centres - Coquitlam Centre Mall, Westwood Mall, and Sunwood
Square Shopping Centre are concentrated in the Town Centre. A full
range of shops and services exist in other areas to serve the needs
of local residents.
There are also
three movie theatres, one night club and dozens of diverse restaurants
proud of its abundance of green space and leisure facilities. The
Minnekhada Regional Park, and the southern portion of the massive
Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park lie in its northeast area. Ten major
city parks and a multitude of smaller neighbourhood parks are located
throughout the city.
facilities include the Poirier Street Recreation Centre in the southwest,
the Town Centre Stadium, the nearby Aquatic Centre in the city centre,
and a dozen of smaller facilities such as community centres, outdoor
pools and spray parks. For more details you can browse the City
of Coquitlam Web site's Parks and Environment
Highway and TransCanada Highway traverse the City linking it to
other parts of the Region.
bus system enables transit within the city and to and from neighbouring
municipalities. The city is also served by the WestCoast Express,
a fast commuter rail service connecting Coquitlam Centre with downtown
Vancouver. The current SkyTrain project is expected to connect Coquitlam
with Vancouver, New Westminster, Surrey, and Burnaby by the summer of 2016.
The City has
developed elaborate networks of biking and pedestrian routes. More
information is available on the City
of Coquitlam Web site's Transportation pages.
#43 operates Coquitlam public schools.
The City is
a home to the Douglas College David Lam Campus. Information on programs
is available at the Douglas
College Web site.