Recreation Inclusion

Coquitlam strives to provide  community recreation experiences for people of all ages and abilities. Contact the Community Services team to discuss how we can best support your visit: 

  • Arrange for a facility tour
  • Access to adapted equipment
  • Discuss program options with a Community Services staff member

Children and Youth Programs

Families with children and youth in registered recreation programs are encouraged to complete Recreation Support Request Form a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the program. 

A recreation support plan can support your child’s experience by: 

  • Providing key information to program leaders on how best to support your child’s unique needs
  • Identifying strategies to help your child stay engaged and having fun
  • Having supports such as visual cards and noise minimizing headphones available 
  • Ensuring program spaces meet accessibility requirements 

Patrons who require direct support to safely enjoy our services can bring a support person with them at no additional cost. It is expected the support person will be with the customer throughout their visit and be fully engaged in supporting them. Please let the front know upon arrival.

  1. Adaptive Programs and Services
  2. Accessible Facilities and Equipment
  3. Women and Girls Only Programs

Recreation Social Stories

Is your child feeling nervous about participating in a camp or recreation program? Reference our Social Stories to help them prepare for the experience. 

Sensory-Friendly Swims (All Ages)

An all-inclusive leisure swim time for those who may have sensory processing challenges or are simply looking for a quieter swim. Music and all water features will be turned off and not available for the duration of the swim time. Drop-in rates apply

Upcoming swims at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex:

  • Monday, May 20  (8 - 9 a.m.)

Adapted Aqua Movement (19+ years) 

  • Thursdays from 10:15 – 11 a.m.
  • Location:  Shallow area of the leisure pool at Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (PSLC)
  • Fee:  $2 pre-registered drop-in 
    • Designed for those with physical and/or cognitive disabilities.
    • Focus is on low impact exercises to improve activities of daily living.
    • Those requiring one on one support to participate in the water are asked to bring their own support person at no additional charge.
    • Register one week in advance of each class. Registration opens at 5 p.m. on Thursdays and closes at 12 p.m. on Tuesdays. 
    • Maximum 6 participants per class, support persons do not need to be registered. A waitlist will be available if the class is full. 
    • New participants will receive a phone call prior to the class to discuss support and equipment needs. 
    • Equipment available: hydraulic transfer lift, water wheelchair, float belt, pool noodle, ankle weights and dumbbells. 

Please reach out to Gord (604-927-6037) in Aquatics or Jennifer (604-927-6942) or Kim (604-927-6093) in Community Services, or if you have any questions about this adapted class.

Low Impact Aqua Fit (16+ years)

 (formerly known as Adaptive Aqua Motion)

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 – 10 a.m.
  • Location: Shallow area of the pool at Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex
  • Fee: Regular drop-in fees apply

Designed for individuals looking to increase their functional abilities with the use of water. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Gord (604-927-6037) in Aquatics or Jennifer (604-927-6942) or Kim (604-927-6093) in Community Services, or if you have any questions about this adapted class.