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  1. Road in Coquitlam through wooded neighbourhood.

    Strong Support for Proposed Approach to Climate Action in Coquitlam

    Council received a project update Monday afternoon on the feedback from recent community engagement, as well as the plan’s proposed priority areas, long-term approaches and strategies. Read on...
  2. Wheelbarrow with sticks

    Extra Yard Trimmings Collection Available in Coquitlam for Spring

    Coquitlam residents doing their spring yard work can set out additional yard waste for free curbside pickup. Read on...
  3. A flowery garden at Town Centre Park with a wheelbarrow full of dirt

    Celebrate Earth Day in Coquitlam

    Join the City of Coquitlam this month in celebrating Earth Day 2024 with events and activities running April 14 – 30. Read on...
  4. A group of youth line up for a photo

    Coquitlam Celebrates Youth Week 2024

    Coquitlam teens can enjoy a week of free action-packed games, arts and crafts, sports and more during Youth Week May 1 to 7. Read on...
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    Celebrating Coquitlam Volunteers

    Join us in celebrating National Volunteer Week from April 14 – 20 as the City extends its gratitude to all volunteers. Their dedication and generosity enhance the fabric of our community, making a profound impact on the lives of residents. Read on...
  6. Blue banner in park offering free Wi-Fi.

    Coquitlam Shines Again as a Global Top Smart21 Community

    Coquitlam has been named for the third time as a Smart21 Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Read on...
  7. A woman and a man sit at a coffee table with a silver laptop, calculator and paperwork.

    Avoid Late Fees on 2024 Utility Bills

    Coquitlam homeowners have a few days left to pay their 2024 utility bills. Read on...
  8. Junior Firefighter Program

    Junior Firefighter Program Celebrates its Sixth Year

    Coquitlam’s Junior Firefighter program kicks off its sixth year with local youth spending part of their spring break training to be firefighters. Read on...
  9. Black bear

    Be Bear Smart Now as Bears are Waking Up

    Bear sightings have popped up across the community over the past week—now is the time to ensure you secure household attractants. Read on...
  10. Four e-scooter riders on road

    Coquitlam Supports E-Mobility and Expands E-Scooter Pilot

    Coquitlam is extending its commitment to promote greener travel through an extension of its e-scooter pilot to 2028 while also moving forward with a broader E-Mobility Strategy. Read on...
  11. Protected bike lane leading up to intersection

    Coquitlam Receives Award for Guildford Greenway

    At HUB Cycling’s 11th Annual Bike Awards on March 12, Coquitlam received an Infrastructure Improvement Award for its first-ever City-built protected bike lane. Read on...
  12. Exterior of PSLC

    Annual Maintenance at Coquitlam's Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex

    Coquitlam’s Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex at 633 Poirier Street will undergo its annual maintenance closure on the pool and fitness centre starting Tuesday, April 2. Read on...
  13. Escooter rider riding through intersection

    Coquitlam Boosts Road Safety and Utility Reliability

    Investments that ensure safe transportation and reliable utility service needs for Coquitlam residents are top priorities for the City. Read on...
  14. Grant recipients handing out vegetables to community members.

    Get a Small Grant To Connect Your Neighbourhood

    If you had $500 to spend, what small project or event could you dream up to bring people together? Coquitlam residents of all ages have until April 18 to apply for a Neighbourhood Small Grant (NSG) of up to $500. Read on...
  15. An aerial view of Coquitlam&#39s City Centre.

    Coquitlam Shifts Focus to Sustain Affordable Housing Initiatives

    After record-breaking progress on new rental units in 2023, Coquitlam anticipates a slowdown in housing gains due to the impacts of new provincial legislation. Read on...
  16. Two babies sit on the floor playing with blocks

    Future of Successful Child Care Partnership Strategy Uncertain Amid Legislation Changes

    Coquitlam’s award-winning Child Care Partnership Strategy has facilitated more than 680 new child care spaces that are "in-stream" or at various stages of the development approvals process. Read on...
  17. Person riding bike in urban area

    Learn More about Proposed Improvements along Nelson Street

    As Coquitlam works to build a safe, accessible and connected transportation network, members of the community are invited to learn more and share feedback on proposed improvements to Nelson Street. Read on...
  18. &#34We&#39re hiring!&#34 sign at City of Coquitlam job fair

    We’re Hiring: Join Us at Coquitlam’s Recreation Job Fair

    If you’re looking for a fun and rewarding place to build a career, then mark your calendars and join us at Pinetree Community Centre, March 8-9. Read on...
  19. A woman and a man sit at a coffee table with a silver laptop, calculator and paperwork.

    Utility Bills Have Been Mailed Out to Coquitlam Homeowners

    Coquitlam property owners can expect to receive their utility bills in the mail in the coming days. Read on...
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    Coquitlam Offers Free Wood Chipping to Support Wildfire Protection

    Coquitlam Fire Rescue is offering free wood chipping to residents in the Westwood Plateau neighborhood, one of the City’s wildland-urban interface areas at a greater risk for wildfires. Read on...
  21. Rendering of the new temporary community garden plots

    New Temporary Community Garden Coming to Coquitlam City Centre

    A new, temporary community garden is set to come to the City Centre neighbourhood this spring. Read on...
  22. Fraser Mills Park 5k - Copy - Sized - PNG

    Help Shape the Future Public Amenities in Fraser Mills

    Over the next five weeks, interested members of the public are invited to share their input on three future community amenities in the neighbourhood. Read on...
  23. An aerial view of Burquitlam

    Coquitlam Launches Housing Accelerator Fund Action Plan to Fast-Track Housing Initiatives

    Coquitlam has launched its Housing Accelerator Fund Action Plan, designed to help address the diverse housing needs of the community. Read on...
  24. Fonds donation boxes in Coquitlam City Srchives vault

    Technology Plays Increasing Role in Preserving the Past

    As the City of Coquitlam Archives collection continues to grow, so does its use of technology. Read on...
  25. An image of a woman and man walking down a hall in a building talking to one another.

    Coquitlam Marks Seven Years as a Top Employer

    Coquitlam is proud to be named one of BC’s Top Employers for the seventh year in a row, reflecting our ongoing commitments to City staff and to our wider community. Read on...
  26. Coyote in nature

    Free Information Sessions: How to Co-exist Safely with Coyotes

    Sign up to attend a free information session to learn how to co-exist safely with urban coyotes. Read on...
  27. Interior shot of PSLC Aquatic area

    City of Coquitlam Enhances Accessibility at Aquatic Facilities

    The City of Coquitlam has implemented new accessibility features to foster inclusivity and help guide patrons visiting the aquatics facilities at its two largest recreation complexes. Read on...
  28. Tree Planting in Coquitlam

    Nominate Environmental Champions in Coquitlam

    Nominations are open for Coquitlam’s 2024 Environmental Achievement Awards. Read on...
  29. Coquitlam City Hall and outdoor square.

    Changes to Public Input on Housing Development

    How the public shares their views on housing and land use is changing as the City works to comply with new provincial legislation. Read on...
  30. Doggo posing for a picture whilst on leash.

    Coquitlam Dogs: Train Your Human

    Coquitlam's Bylaw Enforcement and Animal Services Officers will be active in the community this year, encouraging local dogs to assist in training their human companions for the benefit of everyone's enjoyment in local parks. Read on...
  31. Two girls float in the pool on a noodle

    Registration for Spring Recreation Programs starts January 30

    Spring program registration is right around the corner, starting with swimming lesson registration on January 30 at 8:30 a.m. Read on...
  32. Catch basin with snow

    Be Prepared – Rain and Potential Flooding Forecasted

    Coquitlam residents are asked to be prepared for potential flooding as rain and warmer temperatures are forecast after our winter event. Read on...
  33. A yellow graphic that reads Public Service Advisory

    Coquitlam Winter Weather Response

    As predicted, the snow arrived in Coquitlam at approximately midnight. As of 11 a.m., the snowfall remains quite intense, and is predicted to continue that way through most of the day. Read on...
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    Coquitlam Prepares for Next Snow Event

    With more winter weather in the forecast, Coquitlam continues to prepare for the impacts and reminds residents of their responsibilities to be prepared. Read on...
  35. A child is experimenting with water samples at an event supported by the Spirit of Coquitlam grant

    Local Organizations Can Apply for Spirit of Coquitlam Grant Funding until March 1

    Starting on February 1, non-profit organizations serving Coquitlam will have an opportunity to apply for financial support through the City’s Spirit of Coquitlam Grant program. Read on...
  36. A woman hugging and brown dog

    Discount Period for Dog Licence Renewals Ends February 1

    Dog owners in the City of Coquitlam are reminded that 2023 dog licences expired on December 31 and the discount period to renew is underway. Read on...
  37. Kitchen faucet running clear water into a glass

    Annual Water Main Flushing Maintenance Underway in Coquitlam

    Coquitlam is currently conducting its annual water main flushing to maintain water quality. Read on...
  38. 2023_Extreme Cold_News-Flash_519_x_390px

    Coquitlam Prepares for Winter Event

    With a winter event in the forecast that includes extreme cold and frigid wind-chill temperatures, Coquitlam is preparing for impacts. Read on...
  39. Yellow graphic with caution symbol, reading &#34Public Safety Advisory&#34

    Public Safety Advisory - Coquitlam to Open Warming Centres

    Due to forecasted extreme cold, Coquitlam will open daytime warming centres effective Friday, January 12, for anyone seeking relief. Read on...
  40. Teddy bear getting mended

    Free Repair Café Event in Coquitlam

    Coquitlam residents are invited to bring small household items that need to be repaired to the Repair Café on Saturday, January 27. Read on...
  41. Holiday Service Hours

    Holiday Impacts for Coquitlam Civic Facilities and Services

    With the holidays fast approaching, a number of City facilities and services will have adjusted schedules through to early January. Read on...
  42. Natural Christmas tree getting recycled

    Support a Local Community Group at Annual Tree Chipping Event

    Help reduce waste and support a local community group by disposing of your natural Christmas tree at a tree-chipping event in Coquitlam. Read on...
  43. City Hall at night during the Holidays

    Op Ed: Collateral Effects of New Provincial Housing Legislation

    Recently, the B.C. government introduced sweeping changes to the framework for how municipalities plan and approve homes through three new pieces of legislation. Read on...
  44. Patrons strolling around Lights at Lafarge.

    Celebrate the Season at Jingle Bells Night

    It will be anything but a silent night on Saturday, December 23, at Lafarge Lake as Coquitlam looks to break a world record hosting Jingle Bells Night. Read on...
  45. An image of Don Cunnings

    City of Coquitlam Honours the Life and Legacy of Don Cunnings

    The City of Coquitlam mourns the passing of Don Cunnings, a Freedom of the City recipient whose indelible mark on the community spans four decades of dedicated service and volunteering. Read on...
  46. Coquitlam Dam being built

    Find Coquitlam History in Other Archives

    Coquitlam Archives' latest online exhibit showcases the local records housed in other archives across Canada. Read on...
  47. A photo showing where the raod has opened

    December 11 Update on Incident at 500 Foster Avenue

    Following previous statements, the City of Coquitlam is providing an update on the geotechnical issue at the Amacon Construction Ltd. development site at 500 Foster Avenue in Coquitlam. Read on...
  48. Public works vehicle prepped for winter weather

    City Crews Prepare for Snow

    With snow in the forecast, Coquitlam City crews are getting ready, and residents are also asked to be prepared. Read on...
  49. A woman in a blue sweater speaks to another woman in a cream shirt.

    Coquitlam Partners with Local Immigration Group to Launch Mentorship Project

    Building on the momentum of the recent Growing Together Employment Forum, the City of Coquitlam and the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership are excited to introduce a joint mentorship pilot project. Read on...
  50. logo for 2023 Spirit of Coquitlam Grant

    Spirit of Coquitlam Grants Support Local Groups

    The City of Coquitlam is providing more than $136,000 to support local non-profit and community-based organizations, for everything from conservation projects and emergency services to festivals and sports tournaments. Read on...
  51. An image of purple flowers spelling out Coquitlam at Town Centre Park.

    Coquitlam Budget Strives to Deliver on Priorities Amid Uncertainty

    Coquitlam’s 2024 budget intends to make critical investments in key community priorities – including public safety and housing – while maintaining core services and protecting public assets. Read on...
  52. High-flowing river

    Be Prepared: Heavy Rain in the Forecast

    Coquitlam residents are encouraged to take precautions as Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning. Read on...
  53. Map of Foster Avenue between North Road and Whiting Way

    December 2 Update on Incident at 500 Foster Avenue

    Following the statements issued on November 30 and December 1, the City of Coquitlam is providing an update on the geotechnical issue at the Amacon Construction Ltd. development site at 500 Foster Avenue in Coquitlam. Read on...
  54. Map of Foster Avenue between North Road and Whiting Way

    Update on Incident at 500 Foster Avenue

    Following the statement issued on November 30, the City of Coquitlam is providing an update on the geotechnical issue at the Amacon Construction Ltd. development site at 500 Foster Avenue. Read on...
  55. CFR Maltese and Christmas lights.

    Have a Safe and Fun Winter Season

    With colder and longer evenings coming, Coquitlam Fire/Rescue is providing residents with tips to protect their families and homes. Read on...
  56. Map of Foster Avenue between North Road and Whiting Way

    Statement on Incident at 500 Foster Avenue

    City staff have been supporting a geotechnical issue at a private development site at 500 Foster Avenue in Coquitlam. Read on...
  57. Park Spark Stagg at their booth with feastive lights and activities

    Enhance Your Lights at Lafarge Experience with Park Spark

    Scavenger hunts, pirate parties and caroling nights are just some of ways visitors can spark joy at their Lights at Lafarge experience this winter. Read on...
  58. Two young children wearing winter clothes sit at a table and make crafts

    Stay and Play in Coquitlam this Holiday Season

    Coquitlam residents can stay and play close to home in December with fun, festive activities for all ages. Read on...
  59. Junior Firefighter Program

    Applications Open for 2024 Junior Firefighter Program

    Coquitlam grade 11 and 12 students interested in gaining hands-on Fire/Rescue training with the Junior Firefighter Program are encouraged to apply by Friday, December 8. Read on...
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    Be Prepared: Heavy Rain and Wind in the Forecast

    Coquitlam residents are encouraged to be prepared as strong winds and heavy rain is expected in Coquitlam this weekend, November 10 and 11. Read on...
  61. Two people walking through Lights at Lafarge at night

    Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge Season Kicks Off November 24

    Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge – Metro Vancouver’s largest free outdoor lights display – returns with new lighting features and a free kick-off event that’s sure to spark your holiday spirit. Read on...
  62. An image of the backs of two men wearing high-vis vests and safety attire on a construction site.

    Coquitlam Strengthens Approach to Managing Construction Impacts

    With hundreds of new homes going up across the community, Coquitlam is taking action to reduce the disruptions that can come with construction. Read on...
  63. Sunlit paved road in Coquitlam

    The Government of Canada Invests in Flood Mitigation and Drainage Channel in Coquitlam

    Coquitlam is receiving a federal investment of more than $4.4 million to support a project that will minimize the risk of future flooding events, as announced today by MP Ron McKinnon and Dennis Marsden, Acting Mayor for Coquitlam. Read on...
  64. Numbered red running track and green turf field

    Percy Perry Stadium Now Open after Upgrades

    Walkers and runners can lace up their sneakers as Coquitlam’s Percy Perry Stadium at Town Centre Park is now re-open following upgrades. Read on...
  65. Public works crews prepare for freezing temperatures

    Now is the Time to Get Winter Wise in Coquitlam

    With colder temperatures and winter just around the corner, now is the time to make sure you are prepared and Winter Wise. Read on...
  66. A group od people attending a Rememrance Day event with painted poppies on the grass

    Coquitlam Honours Veterans and Armed Forces

    Coquitlam highlights the availability of free parking for veterans and encourages residents to join the City in honouring veterans in meaningful ways this Remembrance Day, including poppy painting and messages of remembrance. Read on...
  67. A teal background with a text overlay in purple that reads Diversity Lives Here

    Coquitlam Advances Initiatives to Create a More Inclusive and Accessible Community

    The City of Coquitlam is committed to fostering a more inclusive community and has continued to implement measures to prioritize accessibility over the last year. Read on...
  68. LED streetlight shining at night over Coquitlam walkway

    Coquitlam Leads the Way in Sustainable and Innovative Street Lighting Technology

    The City of Coquitlam is celebrating a milestone in its commitment to sustainable technological innovation with the successful completion of its LED Street Light Conversion Program. Read on...
  69. Coquitlam road surrounded by houses and greenery.

    Get Involved in Creating Coquitlam’s Climate Action Plan

    As Coquitlam continues to work on initiatives to support a strong and resilient future, the City is inviting the public to learn more and help shape the Climate Action Plan. Read on...
  70. children in halloween costumes

    Tips for a Safe and Fun Halloween and Fall Celebrations

    Coquitlam is reminding residents about safety tips to help trick-or-treaters of all ages and the community have safe and fun nights. Read on...
  71. Raking leaves

    Coquitlam Offers Extra Yard Trimmings Collection

    Coquitlam residents can once again set out additional yard waste for free curbside pickup on their regular collection day between October 23 to November 30. Read on...
  72. A laptop open to a Pulic Notices page on the Coquitlam&#39s website

    Coquitlam Expands Reach of Statutory Notices with Digital Options

    Community participation in processes such as public hearings is a key part of the municipal democratic process. Read on...
  73. Smiling child in swimming lessons

    More Registration Dates for Winter Recreation

    There are some exciting changes in store for recreation registration this year. On November 7 the registration period for winter recreation programs is launching on with an expanded calendar that divides registration dates out by program type. Read on...
  74. Four seniors walking down park path

    Coquitlam Partners with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to Deliver Affordable Seniors’ Housing

    The City of Coquitlam is partnering with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to deliver two new seniors’ rental housing developments. Read on...
  75. Cyclists riding through City Centre Multi Modal Path and Intersection

    Go by Bike this Fall in Coquitlam

    Join Coquitlam and HUB Cycling during Go by Bike Week from October 16 to 29. Read on...
  76. Salmon

    Family Friendly Fun at Coquitlam's Annual Salmon Come Home Event

    Celebrate local salmon-spawning creeks with free activities at Coquitlam’s popular Salmon Come Home event on Sunday, October 22 at the Hoy Creek Hatchery. Read on...
  77. Child holding a blue shovel with snow

    Volunteer as a Coquitlam Snow Angel

    Volunteer to be a Snow Angel and help those who are unable to clear their City sidewalks this winter. Read on...
  78. A woman wearing glasses and a red flannel shirt is repairing the wheel of a bike

    We Can Fix That at Coquitlam’s Repair Café

    October is Circular Economy Month and Coquitlam is inviting residents to bring their smaller household items to get repaired instead of having to dispose of or replace them. Read on...
  79. Two adults walking on the trail around Lafarge Lake

    Coquitlam Recognized with National Community Awards

    Coquitlam was recognized for several awards at the 2023 Communities in Bloom (CiB) National and International Symposium and Awards, including a rating of 5 Blooms – Gold with special recognition for Immigrant Link Centre Society and Read on...
  80. A small child&#39s hand reaches up from the edge of the image towards a gas stove flame.

    Fire Prevention Week Reminds Everyone about Cooking Safety

    During Fire Prevention Week, October 8 to 14, Coquitlam Fire/Rescue is reminding everyone about the importance of cooking safety, as cooking is the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries - Cooking Safety Starts with You. Read on...
  81. Road sign for Pipeline Road in Coquitlam and green traffic light.

    Construction Now Underway on Pipeline Road

    Coquitlam residents and visitors to Town Centre Park are reminded of Metro Vancouver’s construction work along Pipeline Road, which will affect the park and traffic flow in the area. Read on...
  82. Children installing lit elements to the light display

    Volunteer with Coquitlam’s Park Spark Light Brigade

    Get outdoors, show community spirit and give back by volunteering with Coquitlam’s Park Spark Light Brigade this fall. Read on...
  83. Black bear standing on a tree stump

    Secure Attractants as Bears Prepare to Den for the Winter

    Coquitlam is asking residents and businesses to make sure their property is not a source of food for bears this fall. Read on...
  84. People walking around Lafarge Lake with the city scape in the background

    Community Satisfaction Survey: Coquitlam Residents Satisfied

    Responses are in for Coquitlam’s annual Community Satisfaction Survey, and data from nearly 800 residents shows strong satisfaction with City services. Read on...
  85. Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

    Wind Warning in Effect

    A wind warning is in the forecast in Coquitlam over the next 24 hours. Residents are asked to take precautions and be prepared, as high winds may result in power outages and fallen tree branches. Read on...
  86. An orange background with a text overlay that reads Hate Has No Place

    Statement from the City – Coquitlam Responds to Exclusionary “Mom and Tots” Notices

    The City of Coquitlam is deeply committed to fostering an environment of equity, diversity and inclusion for all its residents. Read on...
  87. The orange colour represents truth-telling and healing.

    Coquitlam Honours National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    The City of Coquitlam joins communities and individuals across the nation in honouring the Survivors of the residential school system, the children who did not make it home, and their families and communities. Read on...
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    Coquitlam Extends Sympathies and Gratitude to RCMP

    The City of Coquitlam is offering deepest sympathies following a police incident in Coquitlam, which claimed the life of a dedicated RCMP officer and left two other officers injured. Read on...
  89. Garage Sale Items in carport

    Reduce Waste this Weekend at the Coquitlam City-Wide Garage Sale and Giveaway Event

    Coquitlam is hosting the City-Wide Garage Sale and Giveaway event this weekend. Read on...
  90. Pinetree Way

    Coquitlam’s Project Greenlight Launches Tech Pilot Project

    A Coquitlam pilot project launched this month will deliver user-friendly, actionable data on park use, vehicle crash sites and economic development. Read on...
  91. Blue sign at park reading &#34Glen Park&#34

    Help Shape the City’s Plans for Glen Park

    The City of Coquitlam is asking for feedback on improvements and amenities you want to see as we move forward with the next phase of the Glen Park Master Plan. Read on...
  92. A [urple backfround and text overlay that reads Coquitlam Champions Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    Statement from the City – Coquitlam Champions Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    We each have a role to play in nurturing a sense of belonging and ensuring the safety of everyone in Coquitlam, whether they live here or are just visiting. Read on...
  93. Coquitlam City Hall

    Coquitlam Seeking Members for Library Board and Board of Variance

    Do you have a keen interest to contribute to your community? Coquitlam is accepting applications for its Public Library Board and Board of Variance. Read on...
  94. Three Indigenous people, two dressed in &#39fancy&#39 traditional costumes

    Celebrate 2023 Culture Days in Coquitlam

    Tap into your creative spirit in September and October as Coquitlam joins communities across Canada in celebrating Culture Days from September 22 to October 15. Read on...
  95. Current City Hall Under Construction

    Visit the Archives to Learn the History of Coquitlam City Halls

    As Coquitlam’s current City Hall turns 25, an in-person exhibit at the City Archives recounts the municipality’s many homes over the years. Read on...
  96. The Coquitlam planting at Lafarge Lake with the city streetscape in the background.

    Coquitlam on Track with Environmental Sustainability Initiatives

    Coquitlam is delivering on commitments to protect and enhance the natural environment, and to prepare for the impacts of our changing climate. Read on...
  97. Exterior of PSLC

    Annual Maintenance at Coquitlam’s Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex

    Coquitlam’s Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (PSLC) at 633 Poirier St. will undergo its annual maintenance closure from Tuesday, Oct. 10 to Monday, Oct. 23, reopening Tuesday, Oct. 24. Read on...
  98. Archival records on trolley for research

    Archives 101: Making the Most of the City Archives

    Coquitlam City Archives’ latest online exhibit addresses some common questions and provides practical tips on how to access its records. Read on...
  99. Aerial view of Coquitlam on a sunny day

    Help Contribute to Coquitlam’s 2024 Budget Planning

    Coquitlam community members are invited to provide their input on the 2024 budget through an online survey. Read on...
  100. Garage Sale Items in carport

    Register for Coquitlam’s Fall City-Wide Garage Sale & Giveaway Event

    Start your fall cleanup and reduce waste by registering for Coquitlam’s Fall City-Wide Garage Sale and Giveaway Event taking place September 23 and 24. Read on...
  101. Two adults painting

    Get a Small Grant to Connect Your Neighbourhood

    If you had $500 to spend, what small project or event could you dream up to bring people together? Read on...
  102. SCHOOL CROSSING at Ranch Park Spuraway

    Be Alert and Safe as Students Head Back to School

    All road users are reminded to stay alert as the back-to-school rush returns on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Read on...
  103. Flowers and the sun turned red from smoke and a warning symbol with the words Air Quality Advisory

    PSA: Coquitlam Opens Cleaner Air Spaces During Air Quality Advisory

    The City of Coquitlam has opened a number of cleaner air spaces to provide short-term relief to individuals at risk and those suffering from the current air quality conditions in our area. Read on...
  104. traditional Chinese dragon dancing in a crowd at Town Centre Park

    Fall Spirit of Coquitlam Grant Helps Coquitlam Not-For-Profits

    Registered not-for-profit organizations based in and serving Coquitlam residents can apply for financial support from the City through the fall Spirit of Coquitlam Grant program. Read on...
  105. Flowers and the sun turned red from smoke and a warning symbol with the words Air Quality Advisory

    PSA: Coquitlam Opens Cleaner Air Spaces During Air Quality Advisory

    The City of Coquitlam has opened a number of cleaner air spaces to provide short-term relief to individuals at risk and those suffering from the current air quality conditions in our area. Read on...
  106. Extreme Fire Risk News with warning icon

    PSA: Coquitlam Facing High Fire Risk Due to Dry Lightning Forecasted

    Residents and park visitors are urged to take precautions as Coquitlam’s fire risk remains at a dangerously high level during ongoing drought conditions with wind and dry lightning forecasted. Read on...
  107. A picture of Krystle Dos Santos leaning against a bar wearing a black dress

    Krystle Dos Santos Takes Centre Stage in Free Coquitlam Summer Concert Finale

    Get ready for an electrifying crescendo as Coquitlam’s 2023 Summer Concert Series ends on a bold note in Town Centre Park on Friday, Sept. 1. Read on...
  108. Exterior of CCAC

    Annual Maintenance Coming Up at Coquitlam’s City Centre Aquatic Complex

    Coquitlam’s City Centre Aquatic Complex (CCAC) will undergo its annual maintenance closure from Tuesday, Sept. 5 to Sunday, Oct. 1, reopening on Monday, Oct. 2. Read on...
  109. Bear standing on a stump at the river

    Food Ban in Effect at Three Coquitlam Parks

    Following increased bear activity, Coquitlam is banning food and will be temporarily removing garbage cans from three Coquitlam parks. Read on...
  110. Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

    Coquitlam Shares Heat Safety Tips and Cooling Centre Locations

    As temperatures continue to climb, and Environment Canada and Fraser Health issue heat warnings, the City of Coquitlam is reminding residents of the different options to find local relief from the heat and stay safe during the current heat warning. Read on...
  111. Face painting on a child&#39s face

    Enjoy Arts, Culture and More at Coquitlam’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival this Weekend

    Live music from award-winning musicians, captivating dance performances, Indigenous and cultural education opportunities, and more are just days away at this weekend’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival. Read on...
  112. Exterior of the Coquitlam Animal Shelter

    Coquitlam Animal Shelter Expands Service to Pitt Meadows

    Coquitlam will soon be home to the animal shelter for Pitt Meadows, in addition to the current Tri-Cities service area. Read on...
  113. Youth playing volleyball in an indoor gym

    Fall General Recreation and Fitness Registration Opens Aug. 16 at 8:30 a.m.

    Coquitlam residents can soon plan their fall activities, hobbies and events as registration for general recreation, fitness and park programs opens on Aug. 16 at 8:30 a.m. Read on...
  114. Fire Rescue and bylaw enforcement officers, conducting fire safety patrol

    Coquitlam Ramps Up Fire Prevention Measures in Parks and Green Spaces

    Coquitlam increases daily patrols in parks and forested areas and is calling on residents to take extra care to reduce the risk of fire. Read on...
  115. A photo of the mural that is complete at Place des Arts. It is a flowery scene with lots of colour.

    New Art and Amenities Enliven Coquitlam Streetscapes

    New murals, feature lighting and more have started to make an appearance across Coquitlam through the City’s streetscape enhancement program. Read on...
  116. Close up of a black bears head

    Secure Attractants and Help Keep Bears Safe

    Coquitlam is reminding residents, park visitors and businesses to make sure they are not allowing bears access to attractants such as garbage, birdseed or fruit. Read on...
  117. People standing in front of a sport organization&#39s tent

    Coquitlam Sports Fair Returns Aug. 19

    Coquitlam residents of all ages and abilities are invited to learn about local sports opportunities, test their skills, enjoy free slushies and play sports games at the City’s popular Sports Fair. Read on...
  118. Cyclists wearing helmets on bikes crossing a marked multi-use pathway intersection

    Bike to Shop Returns to Coquitlam this August

    Discover how easy and convenient it is to shop by bike in Coquitlam through HUB Cycling’s Bike to Shop August campaign. Read on...
  119. The five band members dressed in black sitting on a red couch with red velvet wallpaper behind them

    Foot-Stomping Fun Awaits: The Promised Performs at Free Summer Concert in Coquitlam

    Get ready for fabulous food truck fare and foot-stomping fun as The Promised take the stage in Town Centre Park on Friday, August 4, as part of Coquitlam’s free Summer Concert Series. Read on...
  120. DAPR News Flash

    Coquitlam Launches Online Development Application Portal

    Coquitlam continues to support the delivery of much-needed housing as it launches of a new online portal that makes it easier to submit development applications. Read on...
  121. A posterboard listing out the features of the new community centre

    Coquitlam’s Northeast Community Centre Moves To Design Phase

    Following public feedback and further staff assessments, Coquitlam’s Northeast Community Centre is moving into design with the confirmation of the proposed building amenities and spaces, including a larger pool. Read on...
  122. Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

    Stage 2 Water Use Restrictions in Effect on August 4

    Coquitlam supports regional water restrictions to help ensure an adequate supply of water for critical uses such as drinking and firefighting during the dry summer months. Read on...
  123. Kaleidoscope - Two children participating in Indigenous art activity

    Coquitlam's Kaleidoscope Arts Festival Returns with Two Days of Creativity and Culture

    Coquitlam’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival – the Tri-Cities’ ultimate celebration of arts and culture – returns with captivating performances and immersive arts activities at two fantastic locations August 18 and 19. Read on...
  124. Fire personnel changing fire risk rating sign to extreme

    Coquitlam Fire Safety Risk Reaches Extreme Levels

    Coquitlam is facing an extreme fire safety risk following the recent stretch of hot, dry weather. Read on...
  125. Flooded Road with Road Closed Sign

    Grant Supports City Work to Identify Hazards and Disaster Risks

    Coquitlam will soon receive a $150,000 boost for its work pinpointing and planning for future risks, including natural disasters related to climate change. Read on...
  126. Wildfire exercise training with different agencies out in the filed

    Coquitlam Fire Rescue Prepared for Wildfire Season

    Coquitlam’s ongoing efforts to mitigate wildfire risk, includes training, interdepartmental and inter-agency collaboration, strengthened enforcement, and public education. Read on...
  127. Image of the City of Coquitlam&#39s Financial Plan Public Book cover

    Financial Plan Public Book Outlines How Coquitlam is Building for the Future

    Coquitlam has released its 2023 – 2027 Financial Plan, entitled Building for the Future, a public-facing document that provides the details of the five-year financial plan adopted by Council. Read on...
  128. Five city elected officials on e-bikes and e-scooters at a Skytrain station

    Rent an E-Scooter or E-Bike to Get Around Coquitlam City Centre

    New e-scooter and e-bike sharing options make it easier to go green when travelling around Coquitlam’s City Centre area. Read on...
  129. A youth wearing a black skating helmet and winter jacket skating in an indoor arena

    Registration for Fall Skating and Swimming Opens July 26

    Registration for fall programs opens this summer with two important dates. Swimming and skating programs open for registration on July 26 at 8:30 a.m., while registration for general recreation, fitness and park programs opens August 16 at 8:30 a.m. Read on...
  130. Escooter rider in crosswalk wearing a helmet

    Coquitlam Reminds Users of E-Scooter/E-Bike Safety and Etiquette

    With the launch of Coquitlam's shared micromobility program, users of e-scooters and e-bikes are reminded to ride safely. Read on...
  131. Tennis court surrounded by trees on a sunny day

    Mariner Park Tennis Courts to be Replaced this Summer

    The Mariner Park tennis courts will be replaced this summer, with improvements scheduled to begin in July and continue through to the end of September 2023. Read on...
  132. Wildland urban interface

    Wildfire Prevention Tips for Coquitlam Homeowners

    Homeowners who live near green spaces can take simple steps to help prevent wildfires. Read on...
  133. A photo of an indigenous art display that reads Welcome to Kwikwetlem

    City Statement in Recognition of Swelkexwtn ("This is our land"!) Day

    On behalf of the City of Coquitlam, City Council extends our heartfelt support and recognition to Kwikwetlem First Nation on the occasion of Swelkexwtn ("This is our land"!) Day being celebrated on July 1. Read on...
  134. Hand holds a credit card hovering over a keyboard

    Few More Days to Pay Property Taxes Before Deadline

    Property owners have a few more days to pay property taxes and avoid penalty before the July 4 deadline. Read on...
  135. Be Mindful of Fire Safety While Doing Home Renovations

    Be Mindful of Fire Safety While Doing Home Renovations

    Residents planning home renovations this summer can help minimize fire risk by following safety guidelines. Read on...
  136. Kwikwetlem First Nation

    Kwikwetlem and City of Coquitlam Initiate Indigenous Cultural Safety in Emergency Management

    The City of Coquitlam and Kwikwetlem First Nation are excited to announce an important first step in improving Indigenous cultural safety in local emergency management. Read on...
  137. Arboretum at Riverview Lands

    Insights from the Past Bloom in City Archives

    Fascinating records from the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society show how archival documents are organic, living things. Read on...
  138. logo for 2023 Spirit of Coquitlam Grant

    Spirit of Coquitlam Grants to Provide Support to Local Groups

    The City of Coquitlam is supporting local non-profit and community-based organizations through the award of almost $190,000 in Spirit of Coquitlam grants this spring. Read on...
  139. A child colours a diversity colouring sheet

    Coquitlam Supports Inclusion at Recreation Camps

    The City of Coquitlam continues to build on its commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by offering support for children with diverse abilities at City recreation camps. Read on...
  140. Band performing on the TCP Community Plaza stage

    The Zolas and Current Swell Kick off Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

    Celebrate arts and culture in Coquitlam as two local B.C. indie rock bands – The Zolas and Current Swell – kick off Coquitlam’s Kaleidoscope Arts Festival with a free outdoor concert on Friday, August 18. Read on...
  141. Two children play with floatation devices in swimming lessons

    Priority Program Registration Coming for Coquitlam Residents

    Coquitlam residents will be first in line when the City’s 2024 winter recreation program registrations open up this November. Read on...
  142. Crowd sitting at an outdoor amphitheatre listening to a band with the sun setting in the background

    Coquitlam Summer Concert Series Kicks Off July 14

    Get ready to kick back and enjoy free musical performances as Coquitlam’s much-loved Summer Concert Series returns this summer to Town Centre Park. Pack a picnic, pick up a bite to eat along the way or try out an on-site food truck. Read on...
  143. watershed-9165967_lrg

    Proactive Monitoring Ensures High Quality Drinking Water

    Thirsty in Coquitlam? Skip the bottled water and filters and enjoy top quality drinking water right from the tap. Read on...
  144. A photo of the City Hall sign with flowers in the background

    Help Shape Coquitlam’s Strategic Direction

    Coquitlam is renewing its Strategic Plan, and it is an opportunity for the community to provide ideas as to how the City should be reaching its goals. Read on...
  145. Image of a coyote

    Coyote Activity Reported around Mundy Park and Laurentian Belaire Area

    Coyotes live in urban areas around Coquitlam and there are recent reports of coyote activity in the neighbourhoods around Mundy Park and the Laurentian Belaire area. Read on...
  146. Heat Pump

    Sign Up for a Heat Pump Webinar and Rebates

    For a second year, the Cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody are collaborating for another free webinar for residents considering a heat pump. Read on...
  147. Child planting purple flowers

    2023 Coquitlam in Bloom Kicks Off With Contest and Activities

    Residents are invited to join Coquitlam’s 2023 Communities in Bloom campaign by displaying their gardening skills this summer. Read on...
  148. Father and daughter civilian citation award

    Coquitlam Fire/Rescue Recognizes Young Lifesaver

    Coquitlam Fire/Rescue has bestowed a rare honour on a local teenager. Read on...
  149. Collection vehicle driving on the road

    Never Miss Another Collection Day in Coquitlam

    Coquitlam residents can download the free Coquitlam Curbside Collection mobile app to receive collection day reminders and instant service disruption notifications if they receive collection service from the City. Read on...
  150. Canada Day -News Flash

    Canada Day in Coquitlam

    Coquitlam welcomes the community to Town Centre Park on July first for its free annual Canada Day event, offering opportunities to eat, engage and be entertained, while also learning more about the many community groups and cultures in Coquitlam. Read on...
  151. An image of the City of Coquitlam&#39s Council Chambers

    Coquitlam Council Adopts Code of Conduct

    Council has adopted Coquitlam’s first code of conduct for elected officials – a tangible achievement in the City’s ongoing pursuit of excellence in governance. Read on...
  152. Escooter rider in crosswalk wearing a helmet

    Coquitlam Announces E-Mobility Share Providers

    Coquitlam is making it easier to access sustainable transportation with the approval of two shared-service providers for e-scooters and e-bikes. Read on...
  153. Houses in the wildland urban interface

    Increased Fines for Smoking in Coquitlam Parks during Summer Months

    As the summer weather returns, Coquitlam is reminding all local park users—don’t let our parks go up in smoke. Read on...
  154. A graphic with a rainbow background that reads Everyone is Welcome.

    Coquitlam Kicks off Pride Month with Pride Flags Throughout City

    As we kick off Pride Month and look ahead to summer long Pride celebrations locally, and throughout Metro Vancouver, we invite everyone to join Coquitlam in celebrating and supporting the LGBTQ2S+ community. Read on...
  155. Magazines at garage sale

    Coquitlam Hosts the City-Wide Garage Sale and Giveaway Event this Weekend May 27 and 28

    Coquitlam is hosting the City-Wide Garage Sale and Giveaway event this weekend. Read on...
  156. An image of the front of Coquitlam City Hall.

    Coquitlam’s Community Satisfaction Survey Underway

    Coquitlam residents may be tapped to share their feedback on City services and priorities through the Community Satisfaction Survey underway from now until mid-June. Read on...
  157. A photo of a woman with her arm around a child in a wheelchair

    Accessibility a Year-round Priority for Coquitlam

    With National AccessAbility Week kicking off soon, Coquitlam is showcasing the work it does year-round to ensure that people of all ages, abilities and means can access and enjoy City facilities and services. Read on...
  158. Multi modal transportation users at intersection waiting for green light

    Join Us and Go by Bike in Coquitlam

    Celebrate Go by Bike Week May 29 to June 4 with two public events to help learn about the health and societal benefits of cycling. Read on...
  159. Child in a pink tube in the water

    Passes Offer Discounted Summer Fun in Coquitlam for Children and Youth

    Kids and teens up to age 18 can look forward to a summer of fun for one low price with Coquitlam’s Summer Child & Youth Pass, on sale today. Read on...
  160. Paying Taxes

    Property Tax Notices to Be Mailed Out End of May

    Residential and commercial property owners will be receiving their property tax notices at the end of May. Property owners who have signed up for electronic notices should receive their eBills this week. Read on...
  161. Adult and Child Eating Watermelon

    Bring the Party to Your Block this Summer

    Coquitlam residents are in for a treat as the City's block party program is back with $150 cash grants for registered block party organizers. Read on...
  162. Young boy in a wheelchair playing lacrosse as the goalie

    Join in Coquitlam’s First AccessAbility Resource Fair June 1

    Coquitlam is recognizing National AccessAbility Week this year with more than 30 hands-on events and activities from May 28 to June 3, including its first AccessAbility Resource Fair on June 1. Read on...
  163. Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

    Be Prepared for Possible Flooding and Other Hot Weather Impacts

    With warmer weather expected to continue this week, the City is encouraging Coquitlam residents to stay cool by visiting one of our City facilities and to prepare for potential flooding due to fast-melting snowpack. Read on...
  164. Two seniors smiling

    Celebrate Seniors Week in Coquitlam

    Coquitlam is gearing up for Seniors Week, June 4 to 10, with a variety of activities and events to celebrate residents who are 50 and better! Read on...
  165. A cyclist rides on a busy street next to cars and trucks

    Help Reimagine Coquitlam’s Transportation Future

    As Coquitlam continues to develop a new Strategic Transportation Plan, the public is invited to learn more and share feedback about the future of how we move people and goods in, around and through the community. Read on...
  166. A rendering of the new Maillardville Community Centre Plaza

    New Plaza Coming for Maillardville Community Centre

    Coquitlam continues to invest in community amenities for public enjoyment and has approved the final design and building of a new outdoor plaza at the Maillardville Community Centre. Read on...
  167. Parent and child at the spray park

    Make a Splash at Coquitlam’s Outdoor Pools and Spray Parks

    Just in time for this weekend’s warm weather, Coquitlam is opening its ten spray parks earlier than scheduled to help local residents stay cool. Read on...
  168. A photo of Glen Drive facing east.

    Coquitlam Adopts New Economic Development Strategy

    Coquitlam has a new vision for a local economy that promotes a responsible future with shared prosperity thanks to the adoption of a new Economic Development Strategy. Read on...
  169.  Four children in summer clothes sitting together outside and smiling at the camera.

    Sign Up for General Recreation and Fitness Programs May 17 at 8:30 a.m.

    Coquitlam residents can soon plan their summer activities, with registration for summer camps, general recreation and fitness programs opening on May 17 at 8:30 a.m. Read on...
  170. A rendering of the inside of the new Town Centre Park Community Centre

    Coquitlam 2023 Capital Program in Full Swing

    New and upgraded recreation facilities, parks, roads, utilities, public art and more are being delivered throughout Coquitlam this year, with the help of millions of dollars in grants and non-tax revenue. Read on...
  171. Child at spray pad

    Coquitlam Enhances Swimming and Water Play Options

    As the weather warms up, there are many ways to cool down in Coquitlam including free access to ten spray parks, Blue Mountain Wading Pool, fun pop-up park events, $2 swims at Eagle Ridge Pool and more resident access to Coquitlam’s Bettie Allard YMCA. Read on...
  172. Garage Sale

    Register for Coquitlam’s City-Wide Garage Sale & Giveaway Event

    Start your spring clean up and support the environment by registering for Coquitlam’s City-Wide Garage Sale and Giveaway Event taking place Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read on...
  173. The rubber track at Coquitlam&#39s Percy Perry Stadium

    Upgrades Coming for Percy Perry Stadium at Town Centre Park

    Improvements are coming to Coquitlam’s Percy Perry Stadium at Town Centre Park as City staff prepare for a full replacement of the track and artificial turf field. Read on...
  174. Creek

    City Takes Action on Creek Water Quality in Southwest Coquitlam

    The City is demonstrating its commitment to protecting creeks and waterways through a proactive program to improve creek water quality. Read on...
  175. Scott Creek Bridge along Lougheed Highway

    Lougheed Highway Roadwork Improvement Projects Begin May 8

    As part of Coquitlam’s annual capital program, the City is moving forward with a number of improvement projects along Lougheed Highway. Read on...
  176. Carts set out at the curb

    Extra Yard Trimming Collection Ends May 11 in Coquitlam

    Coquitlam green thumbs only have one more week to set out unlimited extra yard waste at the curb for free pickup this spring. Read on...
  177. Fire Rescue trainees practice fire repression at the fire training centre facility

    New Fire Training Centre Helps Prepare Coquitlam for the Future

    Coquitlam firefighters are gaining valuable skills inside the City’s new Fire Training Centre. Read on...
  178. Lawn watering restrictions sprinkler

    Water Use Restrictions in Effect on May 1

    Coquitlam supports the regional water restrictions to help ensure residents have an adequate supply of water for critical uses. Read on...
  179. A photo of the exterior of Coquitlam City Hall at dusk.

    Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Town Hall Meeting

    Coquitlam residents, business owners and partners will have the floor at the City’s upcoming Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, May 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Read on...
  180. Image of Austin Heights neighbourhood with cars driving in both directions

    Austin Heights Business Improvement Association Renews Mandate for Another Five Years

    The Austin Heights Business Improvement Association continues to provide strong business and neighbourhood support as it renews its mandate with the City of Coquitlam. Read on...
  181. Youth posing with a Youth Week banner

    Seven Days of Fun Planned for Coquitlam’s 2023 Youth Week

    Coquitlam teens can enjoy free games and sports, arts and crafts, wellness activities, a glow dance and more during Youth Week May 1 to 7. Read on...
  182. A rendering of the planned Burke Mountian Park. 2 plazas, program space, water play and trees..

    Preliminary Plans Taking Shape for Burke Village Park

    A future Coquitlam park that will serve an important role connecting the Burke Mountain Village and the Northeast Community Centre is starting to take shape. Read on...
  183. Four kids jumping into a an indoor pool towards an instructor

    Sign Up for Summer Skating and Swimming Programs on April 26

    Summer 2023 recreation program registration is coming up in Coquitlam with two dates to watch — one for skating and swimming and one for general recreation and fitness. Read on...
  184. Graphic that says Diversity Lives Here in purple writing on a teal background with a watermark heart

    Accessibility and Outreach on Coquitlam EDI Agenda for 2023

    This year Coquitlam will start preparing for its first accessibility plan, ramp up public outreach and continue to remove any barriers as part of its broad Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) workplan. Read on...
  185. A photo of media with microphones and a text overlay reading News Flash

    Public Invited to Learn More about Burke Mountain School and Park Site

    Interested members of the public are invited to learn more about plans for a joint middle and high school and park on Burke Mountain at an upcoming information session. Read on...
  186. Two women with jackets on outside putting dirt from a wheelbarrow into two large pots

    Coquitlam Volunteers Are Making a Difference

    The City of Coquitlam is celebrating National Volunteer Week April 16 – 22 by thanking volunteers, sharing their stories and encouraging others to volunteer and make a difference. Read on...
  187. City Hall Property Taxes

    Coquitlam Announces New City Manager

    Following a nation-wide search, Coquitlam has found a new City Manager with in-depth knowledge of the community and organization. Read on...
  188. Young people looking over creek bridge at nature

    Contribute to Science with the Tri-City Nature Challenge

    The cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody are hosting activities and more for their second year of participation in the City Nature Challenge. Read on...
  189. Wildland Fire Exercise

    Coquitlam Highlights Proactive Efforts to Prevent Wildfires

    The wildfire at Minnekhada Regional Park is a stark reminder of the importance of proactive measures to prevent – and fight – fires in our community. Read on...
  190. CoquitlamWatershedMetro2

    Report Gives High Marks to Coquitlam Tap Water

    The results are in: Coquitlam has excellent tap water. Coquitlam’s recently completed 2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report shows residents have access to safe, clean and top-quality drinking water right from their tap at home. Read on...
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