COQUITLAM, BC, June 24, 2020 – Looking to stay connected while on the go or enjoying the outdoors in Coquitlam? Free Wi-Fi is available at dozens of parks and public amenities across the city.
The City is continually improving its network of free Wi-Fi spots as part of its ongoing drive to improve services and become a more connected community. The growing network of 32 spots, with one more coming this year, is more important than ever right now as the COVID-19 pandemic ramps up the use and need for digital communications.
The free Wi-Fi allows Coquitlam residents to get outdoors while staying socially connected and being able to access information, such as the free CoquitlamSPIRIT programs (www.coquitlam.ca/spirit), the upcoming online Canada Day event and City services through the CoquitlamConnect app (www.coquitlam.ca/coquitlamconnect).
Free Wi-Fi Locations
Locations of Coquitlam’s free Wi-Fi can be found on the CoquitlamConnect app and on a map at www.coquitlam.ca/wifi. A major expansion of the network has taken place in 2019 and 2020 as part of a two-year plan to double the number of public Wi-Fi locations in the City.
The network now includes 20 Wi-Fi spots in central Coquitlam, including:
- Eagle Ridge Outdoor Pool
- Coquitlam Crunch
- City Hall
- City Centre Aquatic Centre
- Glen Pine Pavilion near Spirit Square
- Pinetree Community Centre
- Evergreen Cultural Centre
- Town Centre Park in 13 locations, including the fields at the north end, Percy Perry Stadium, sport and tennis courts, skate park, spray park, the Inspiration Garden, the Innovation Centre and around the TD Community Plaza
Another ten spots can be found in the southern part of the city:
- Poirier Sport & Leisure Centre
- Poirier Community Centre and Dogwood Pavilion
- Spani Outdoor Pool
- Mundy Park Field House
- Austin Service Centre and Animal Shelter
- Blue Mountain Park
- Cottonwood Park
- Como Lake Park
- Mackin Park north and the park’s concession building
Rochester Park has also been added and is scheduled for completion by the end of this year.
Wi-Fi hot spots in the north-east sector, include:
- Victoria Park/Community Hall
- Smiling Creek Park
- Queenston Park
For information about any of Coquitlam’s parks, visit www.coquitlam.ca/parkfinder.
Information about Coquitlam’s other technology investments and plans can be found at www.coquitlam.ca/smart.
Supporting Our Community During the Pandemic
The City of Coquitlam is here to help, with these resources:
- Visit www.coquitlam.ca/csrp to learn about the City’s Community Support and Recovery Plan, which is providing immediate and long-term support for the non-profit sector, businesses and residents;
- Visit www.coquitlam.ca/spirit for a free library of activities for all ages, including fitness, arts and culture, outdoor activities and ways to connect with your community; and
- Visit www.coquitlam.ca/covid19 for updates on City services and initiatives and COVID-19 health resources.
Coquitlam residents and businesses are also encouraged to follow the City of Coquitlam on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and download the CoquitlamConnect mobile app for up-to-date City information.