Outdoor Activities

Get outdoors!  Enjoy Coquitlam parks and trails while physically distancing safely.  There’s lots you can do in your own backyard too! Here you’ll find tips and guides,  gardening,  backyard ideas and more.

  1. Bloom of the Week
  2. Marvelous Machines
  3. Walk, Hike or Bike
  4. Go Fishing
  5. Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
  6. Garden Mocktails (video)
  7. Hug a Tree
  8. Fitness at the Park (video)
  9. Coquitlam Outdoor Photo Hunt
  10. Rock Art Garden

Panicle Hydrangea

#BloomoftheWeek


Common Name: Panicle Hydrangea

Scientific Name:  Hydrangea paniculata

Facts:

  • The name "paniculata" comes from the fact that many of the blooms are panicle-shaped (somewhat cone shaped) rather than ball-shaped like other hydrangeas.
  • The colour of panicle hydrangeas’ flowers do not change based on the soil chemistry like bigleaf hydrangeas. Rather, it is a change in temperature that triggers their flowers to turn from white to pink or red in the fall.

What’s blooming in your spring garden? Let us know by tagging #CoquitlamSPIRIT on social media.