Coquitlam Neighbourhood Guide

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

About Coquitlam

Coquitlam Demographics

In the 2011 Census, Statistics Canada originally reported that Coquitlam had a population of 126,456 living in 45,553 of its 48,083 total dwellings, a 10.4% change from its 2006 population of 114,565. Statistics Canada subsequently amended the 2011 census results to a population of 126,840 living in 45,743 of its 48,289 total dwellings, a 10.7% change from 2006. With a land area of 122.30 km2 (47.22 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,037.1/km2 (2,686.1/sq mi) in 2011.

According to the 2006 Canadian census, there were 114,565 people living in the municipality in 43,241 private dwellings. 37% of households contained a married couple with children, 25% contained a married couple without children, and 22% were one-person households. Of the 32,185 reported families: 77% were married couples with an average of 3.2 persons per family, 15% were lone-parents with an average of 2.5 persons per family, and 8% were common-law couples with an average of 2.6 persons per family. The median age of Coquitlam’s population was 39.0 years, slightly younger than the British Columbia median of 40.8 years. Coquitlam had 82.6% of its residents 15 years of age or older, less than the provincial average of 83.5%.

Coquitlam Transportation

The major bus stations in and around Coquitlam and Coquitlam Central Station and Lougheed Town station. Throughout Coquitlam, there are a variety of options when it comes to transit, such as the West Coast Express, the skytrain, and regular busses.

The Evergreen Skytrain Line runs from Coquitlam Town Centre area by North Coquitlam, through Port Moody, and re-enters Coquitlam on North Road where it joins with the existing SkyTrain system at Lougheed Town Centre.

The West Coast Express is an express bus with limited stops. It stops at Coquitlam Central Station and runs West in to downtown Vancouver. Heading East, it goes as far as Mission. It only operates from Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) with five trains per day running to Vancouver in the morning peak hours and returning in the evening peak hours. It is most used by people working 8am-4pm or 9am-5pm jobs.

For those that drive Coquitlam is a very accessible city that provides access to Burnaby, Vancouver, Surrey, Pitt Meadows, and Maple Ridge. For access in to Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey and New West, Lougheed Highway is a convenient way to enter the freeway. Barnet Highway runs through Coquitlam and in to Port Moody, then heads west through Burnaby and connects on to Hastings Street. There is also easy access to the Port Mann Bridge and the Golden Ears bridge from Coquitlam’s Lougheed Highway.

Coquitlam Parks and Recreation

Coquitlam has a considerable number of open green spaces, with the total area of over 890 hectares (2,200 acres). There are over 80 municipal parks and natural areas, with Mundy Park located roughly in the centre of the city being the biggest, and Ridge Park located in the highlands near the city’s northern edge. Mundy Park is home to the perimeter trail where many residents of Central Coquitlam, Coquitlam East, Ranch Park, and Chineside go for afternoon strolls or to walk their dog. While the park is mostly trail, it also offers a playground, and baseball tee on the West side of the young and old to enjoy.

Town Centre Park is a large city park located in the central area of the city, it provides city residents with many recreational activities. This is near the Hockaday, Canyon Springs, Scott Creek, Westwood Plateau, River Springs, and North Coquitlam side of the city. There are a number of activities that are held here as it offers a soccer field, football field, playground, basketball court, track, and a man-made lake to name a few.

Como Lake Park is also popular with local residents. It resides in Central Coquitlam, and often freezes over in the winter time for ice skating. It is a larger circular pond where many locals walk around and children play.

The city is responsible for the maintenance of numerous sports and recreation fields, including 40 grass/sand/soil sports fields, five Field Turf fields, 35 ball diamonds, several all-weather surfaces, a bowling green, a croquet/bocce court, and a cricket pitch.  The city also operates Percy Perry Stadium and the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex where there are gyms, ice rinks, curling rinks, and swimming pools to enjoy. Privately owned Planet Ice features 4 additional ice rinks, and more rinks are found throughout the Tri-Cities.

The city manages four all-age community centres (Centennial, Pinetree, Poirier, Summit), and two senior community centres (Dogwood Pavilion, Glen Pine Pavilion).

Coquitlam Arts and Entertainment

The Theatre, a 1,074-seat multi-purpose venue, opened as part of a $30 million expansion to Coquitlam’s Hard Rock Casino in 2006, while Cineplex Entertainment operates the 4,475-seat SilverCity Coquitlam movie complex with 20 screens.

The Evergreen Cultural Centre is near Town Centre Park and is a venue for arts and culture, in which they host a wide variety of community events. There is a 264 seat black box theatre, rehearsal hall, art studio, and art gallery. There are also a number of choirs and theatre societies that practice at the Evergreen Cultural Centre.

Place des Arts is a non-profit teaching arts centre in Maillardville that offers a variety of programs in the visual arts, music, acting, and dance. It is a fantastic place for young kids and adults to learn and expand their love for the arts, whether it be pottery, yoga, ballet, piano, violin, painting, drawing, or more. Place des Arts offers faculty concerts throughout the year, and participates competitively in some areas as well. The arts centre has been around since 1972 in Coquitlam and is an integral part to the community.

Place Maillardville is a community centre providing leisure activities for all age groups, with programs on French language, culture, as well as physical activities. Heritage Square offers visitors a wealth of historic sites, gardens, a bike path, and an outdoor amphitheatre; it is also home to the Mackin Heritage Home & Toy Museum

Coquitlam Crime Stats

*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



Coquitlam is served by School District 43 Coquitlam, and offers four public secondary schools, seven middle schools, and dozens of elementary schools.

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

There major university nearby the Port Moody-Coquitlam area is Simon Fraser University.

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

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What are the best Coquitlam schools?

Looking for the best school catchment neighbourhoods to move in to? Give us a call today and we can help you to find the right school based on your child. Call 604-765-0376. Prefer text? 604-319-0200. or email [email protected]

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Explore Coquitlam’s Subarea Neighbourhoods

  • Burke Mountain : The newest addition to Coquitlam, Burke Mountain is on the north east side of Coquitlam.
  • Canyon Springs : Canyon Springs is a neighbourhood with easy access to schools, parks, and shopping areas.
  • Cape Horn : Cape Horn is a neighbourhood on the Central/South side of Coquitlam with easy access to the freeway:
  • Central Coquitlam : This neighbourhood is the heart of Coquitlam and is one of the largest subareas.
  • Chineside : This small subarea consists of detached homes and is largely family oriented.
  • Coquitlam East: Coquitlam East is a large subarea bordering schools, access to highways, and parks.
  • Coquitlam West : A developing area consisting of a mix of townhomes, condos, and detached homes bordering Burnaby.
  • Eagle Ridge CQ : Eagle Ridge is an area bordering Port Moody on the North west side, with a mix of commercial zones.
  • Harbour Chines : Bordering Central and West Coquitlam, Harbour Chines is a neighbourhood near parks and schools.
  • Harbour Place: Harbour Place is small subarea that borders Port Moody in Coquitlam, getting the best of both worlds.
  • Hockaday : Hockaday is a neighbourhood on the North side of Coquitlam consisting of detached homes nearby parks.
  • Maillardville : One of the oldest areas of Coquitlam, Maillardville offers easy accessibility to almost everything you need.
  • Meadowbrook : A smaller area with a mix of residential and commercial spaces close to the highway and shopping.
  • New Horizons : New Horizons is a neighbourhood nearby schools, parks, and recreation great for young families.
  • North Coquitlam : The hustle and bustle of Coquitlam can be found in North Coquitlam, where the majority of highrises are.
  • Park Ridge Estates : A quiet, small subarea of larger homes and estates on the North East side near Burke Mountain.
  • Ranch Park : Ranch Park is a sloped subarea that stretches through Coquitlam and all the way over to Port Moody.
  • River Springs : River Springs is a smaller neighbourhood near Town Centre Park with a lovely outdoor feel.
  • Scott Creek : A lovely area with large detached homes, many bordering on the greenbelt. Family oriented.
  • Summit View : A residential area where many of the homes enjoy views of Port Moody and Coquitlam, as well as Mount Baker.
  • Upper Eagle Ridge : Another Coquitlam area bordering Port Moody, with easy access to everything you need.
  • Westwood Plateau : A community on the North side of Coquitlam with fantastic views and a mix of all types of homes.
  • Westwood Summit CQ : Westwood Summit is a small residential neighbourhood above Summit View.


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