PORT COQUITLAM REAL ESTATE
Port Coquitlam Neighbourhood Guide

Scroll down to learn about Port Coquitlam demographics, transportation, schools, and all about the different subarea neighbourhoods in Port Coquitlam.

About Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam Demographics

In the 2011 Census, Statistics Canada originally reported that Port Coquitlam had a population of 56,342 living in 20,651 of its 21,533 total dwellings, a 6.9% change from its 2006 population of 52,687. Statistics Canada subsequently amended the 2011 census results to a population of 55,958 living in 20,461 of its 21,327 total dwellings, a 6.2% change from 2006.With a land area of 29.17 km2 (11.26 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,918.3/km2 (4,968.5/sq mi) in 2011.

The second half of the 1990s saw the population grow at a rate of 9.8%, with a large number of immigrants, who by 2001, comprised 25% of the population. English was the first language for 76% of the inhabitants. Religions practiced were Catholic 36%, Protestant 32%, Other 14%, and No Religion 18%.

Port Coquitlam Transportation

The Evergreen skytrain line does not extend out to Port Coquitlam; however, the city has implemented a number of new busses that run directly in to Coquitlam Station where the skytrain starts. The 159 bus connects southern Port Coquitlam to the skytrain. The 160 also links Port Coquitlam to Vancouver Waterfront area, and also passes through Coquitlam Central Station and Port Moody Station.

There are a number of road busses that run from Port Coquitlam Station in to Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, as well as all throughout North and South side Port Coquitlam. Central Port Coquitlam is the best subarea for accessibility to transit in all of Port Coquitlam.

Because of its primarily suburban nature, Port Coquitlam relies heavily on its vehicular roads to move people and goods. For example, two of its major arterial roads, Shaughnessy Street and Lougheed Highway bisect Port Coquitlam east to west and north to south, respectively.

The Mary Hill Bypass, officially known as Highway 7B, runs adjacent to the Fraser River from the Pitt River Bridge on the east to the Port Mann Bridge on the west. It is the way that most residents in Port Coquitlam connect to the freeway running in to New Westminster, Burnaby, Surrey, and the rest of Metro Vancouver. The Coast Meridian Overpass also connects to the Mary Hill Bypass heading North/South.

Port Coquitlam Parks and Recreation

The City of Port Coquitlam operates Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, Leigh Square Community Arts Village, Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex, Wilson Centre, Terry Fox Library, outdoor and learner pools, outdoor gym and youth skate/bike parks.

Between all of these facilities, there are a variety of programs offered in aquatics, skating, sports and fitness, arts and music for all ages and all abilities. There are also a number of artificial turf fields and ball fields throughout the city for sports.

The City maintains a total of 266 hectares of parkland and natural areas, as well as park sites, playgrounds, sport fields, tennis courts, sport courts, outdoor pools and 46km of trails, including the 25-km Traboulay PoCo Trail. The foundation for Port Coquitlam’s trail network is the Traboulay PoCo Trail, a 25.3 kilometre route that encircles the community.

This flat walking and cycling trail is suitable for exploring at any time of the year. The trail traverses a varied landscape that includes forest and creek, meadow and marsh, riverfront and urban development. The paved downtown section winds through areas where local residents live, play and work. It’s well used by recreational users as well as bicycle commuters.

Port Coquitlam Arts and Entertainment

The City of Port Coquitlam has been celebrating May Day since 1923. Our community’s modern-day celebration includes more than a week of fun-filled activities including May Pole dancing, the May Day Rotary Parade followed by the May Day Block Party with food trucks artisans, outdoor concerts, children’s activities, and BizAlley, and a Mother’s Day Picnic the next day.

The Giggle Dam in Port Coquitlam is another great source for entertainment, and it’s right in the heart of Central Port Coquitlam off of Shaughnessy. Dinner and entertainment sums up the theatre, with live music shows and live comedic entertainment, it is a 4 hour blend of live everything with dinner included!

The annual Downtown Car Show show attracts more than 400 collector vehicles and 60,000 spectators to downtown Port Coquitlam. The downtown is transformed into a massive pedestrian zone, as Shaughnessy Street, Wilson Avenue and McAllister Avenue are closed down and lined with vehicles. The event also includes vendor displays, children’s activities, live entertainment and more.

Port Coquitlam Crime Stats

Crime: *Police Reported Crime Statistics in Canada, 2015. Released on 2016-07-20. Please note: This crime rate is city-wide, not neighbourhood-wide. Different neighbourhoods in the city might have totally different crime rate.

Violent Crime – Below Average

Property Crime – Average

Drug Crime – Below Average

Total Crime – Average

PORT COQUITLAM SCHOOLS

PORT COQUITLAM SCHOOLS

Port Coquitlam is served by School District 43, and offers two public secondary schools, five middle schools, and thirteen elementary schools.

Nearby Coquitlam Town Centre (just neighbouring Port Coquitlam) is home to the 4,000-student David Lam Campus of Douglas College, which offers university transfer, career-training and academic-upgrading programs.

The nearest university is Simon Fraser University, which is on the North side of Burnaby closest to Port Moody.

For more details on all of the elementary schools, middle schools, and secondary schools in Port Coquitlam, follow the links to the left to be redirected to the SD43 site for each school.

What are the best Port Coquitlam schools?

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Explore Port Coquitlam’s Subarea Neighbourhoods

  • Birchland Manor: Birchland Manor is small detached residential neighbourhood nearby Terry Fox Secondary school.
  • Central Pt Coquitlam: Central Port Coquitlam is considered the downtown area, and has easy access to everything you need.
  • Citadel PQ: Citadel is the ritzy area of Port Coquitlam and is higher up the mountain, therefore many homes offer views.
  • Glenwood PQ: Glenwood is on the North side of Port Coquitlam, and is nearby a number of schools and parks.
  • Lincoln Park PQ: Lincoln Park is on the North Side of Port Coquitlam and runs all the way North to connect with Coquitlam.
  • Lower Mary Hill: Lower Mary Hill is a neighbourhood of detached homes nearby schools, and has parks within its boundaries.
  • Mary Hill: Mary Hill is a large neighbourhood that reaches borders Central Poco, Mary Hill and Citadel. Very family oriented.
  • Oxford Heights: Oxford Heights is a subarea on the North side of Port Coquitlam with easy access to transit, parks, and schools.
  • Riverwood: Riverwood is a family-oriented subarea consisting of both detached and town homes close to Terry Fox Secondary.
  • Woodland Acres PQ: Woodland Acres borders Coquitlam, and is a small, central subarea on the North side of Port Coquitlam.

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