Coquitlam City Centre Aquatic Complex
Town Centre Stadium and Park
Evergreen Cultural Centre
Public Safety Building
The David Lam campus of Douglas College
The Pinetree Community Centre
Hoy Creek - "Salmon Come Home" Event - salmon run (fall)
Minnekhada Regional Park
Pinecone Burke Provincial Park
Place Des Arts
Red Robinson Show Theatre
The First Nation Coast Salish bands lived in the area of Coquitlam (and much of the coast line) for thousands of years prior to the arrival of European explores in the 1800's. The Coast Salish used the surrounding rivers for salmon harvesting, cedar trees for materials, and the rivers and oceans for transportation. Their cultural presence is preserved in the area in local museums, carvings, totems, and traditional works in local gift stores and galleries.
The arrival of the first white explorer, Simon Fraser occurred in 1808, however, European settlements, agriculture in particular, would not appear until after 1860. The sawmill industry of Fraser also brought about an extraordinary community of French-Canadians, the largest Francophone centre west of Manitoba, which was named after a young French Oblate, Father Maillard. Much of this vibrant community is evident still in the street names and homes on the slopes of South Coquitlam.
Summer average 18 degrees Celsius
Winter average 5 degrees Celsius