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City of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam,
The City of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody (often called the
"Tri-Cities") grew up alongside Highway 7, the Lougheed Highway. Vancouver's
Hastings Street changes to become the Barnett Highway (7A) as it winds on the
Burrard Inlet side, passes through Port Moody until it joins the Lougheed
Port Moody was named for Colonel Moody, the commanding officer of the Royal
Engineers, stationed in BC between 1858 and 1863. Port Moody was the Canadian
pacific Railway's original western terminus. The first train arrived on July 4,
1886. In 1887, however, the line was extended 20 km to downtown Vancouver.
The City of Coquitlam is named for "the little red fish" or landlocked salmon
in the Coast Salish Indian language. The area includes Minnkhada and Burke
Mountain regional parks, and has several popular lakes, including Como and
Buntzen. City of Coquitlam includes the French-speaking community of
Maillardville, where French-Canadians settled in 1909 to work in the Fraser
The City of Port Coquitlam is a small community between the Coquitlam and
Pitt Rivers. This is a major industrial area, including CP Rail marshalling
yards. The Pitt River flows from Pitt Lake, which at 7,700 hectares is the
world's largest freshwater tidal water.
Hike the Port Coquitlam Trail, with its wilderness views. The Burrard Inlet
at Port Moody is famous for its bird watching and its fishing. The Minnehhada
Regional Park in the north east section has great scenic views of the Pitt
City of Coquitlam is the largest of the "Tri-Cities" communities. These
communities are nestled between Burnaby to the west and the Pitt River to the
east, and north of the Fraser River. Because of the panoramic setting
overlooking Vancouver , with the slope facing the Fraser River, Coquitlam is a
desirable community to live in. Commuting to Vancouver using the West Coast
Express or by road (along the Barnet Highway) is about 40 minutes.
Coquitlam Center is a major shopping
destination. Another nearby mall is
South Coquitlam, with its proximity to the Fraser River and the Trans-Canada
highway, was a pleasant and convenient middle-class families home. It provides
reasonable access to Vancouver but gives the feel of a smaller suburban
community, though in recent years some of that ambiance is being lost. Mundy
Park with its many hiking trails gave this part of Coquitlam a semi-rural
The school system is mature and there are lots of elementary and secondary
schools in or close to all neighborhoods. The schools offer both French
immersion and ESL (English as a Second Language) programs. Post-secondary
opportunities are broad with a Douglas College campus in the City Centre, with
two year programs and university transfer programs; Simon Fraser University is
located in neighboring Burnaby.
Coquitlam has a number of larger malls including
Coquitlam Center and Westwood in the northeast, with retail strip malls
clustered along Lougheed Highway. In the south, there are several malls along
Lougheed Highway including Cariboo and
Lougheed (actually just inside Burnaby).
Coquitlam has a number of parks including Coquitlam River park and the 175 hectare
forest in Mundy Park. There are a number of civic facilities
for swimming, skating, racquet sports and golf. Wilderness buffs can drive a
short distance north to Belcarra Village or up to Buntzen Reservoir.
Coquitlam offers several bed and breakfast accommodations besides hotels and
short term rental houses.
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