When summer is in full swing, chances are you’re looking for some refreshing ways to cool off. Whether you have kids to keep entertained or simply want to cool off and catch up with friends, check out this list of both indoor and outdoor places to beat the heat.
Just a reminder: Watch for COVID-19 protocols at each facility and note that some will require pre-booking.
Did you know Coquitlam is home to three outdoor pools? Visit the City’s Outdoor Pools page for admission information and hours of operation.
Eagle Ridge Outdoor Pool: As seen on Diary of a Wimpy Kid. This 25-metre pool offers eight lanes, located in City Centre. This year Eagle Ridge Pool is even more accessible than ever with the addition of a 10-metre long ramp to help those who need entry into the pool via a more gradual slope.
Spani Outdoor Pool: This eight-lane, 25-metre pool is at Mundy Park, which is also an idyllic location for a tree-covered scenic walk after cooling off.
Blue Mountain Wading Pool: This knee-deep wading pool is ideal for younger kids, free to use, and located at Blue Mountain Park.
On top of that, Coquitlam has two indoor pools if you want to escape the sun.
City Centre Aquatic Complex: This aquatic centre features a separate wave pool with a slide, rope swing, lazy river and overhead water spray features, an Olympic-sized lap pool, hot tub and more.
Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex: This modern complex has a 25-metre lap pool, leisure therapy pool and more.
With nine spray parks scattered throughout the city, you could even line up a park-hopping tour. Don’t forget the sunscreen.
- Blue Mountain Park
- Burns Park
- Cottonwood Spray Park
- Galloway Park
- Mackin Park
- Norm Staff Park
- Panorama Park
- Rochester Park
- Town Centre Park
Feel the Wind on Your Face
It may be hot outside, but if you’re moving fast enough you’ll be sure to feel a cool breeze.
West Coast Amusements: This fan favourite is coming back to Coquitlam Centre from Aug. 6 to 14. Spend a day on classic rides like the Scrambler or the Ferris Wheel and then cool off with yummy fair food like a shaved ice or lemonade.
Go for a Ride: Cycling has never been more popular and with more than 109 kilometers of bike routes in the city, plus amazing mountain bike trails, you’ll want to spend time on two wheels.
Here are some suggestions to cool off – indoors, where the air conditioning is always on.
Climb Base5: Learn a new skill or simply have fun trying at Metro Vancouver’s largest climbing gym.
Crash Crawly’s: Let the kids go wild at this air-conditioned indoor playground with tunnels, bridges, ball pits and slides.
Zone Bowling Centre: Yes, the bowling centre has reopened! They offer 5- and 10-pin lanes, pop-up bumpers for younger players and automatic scorekeeping.
Ninja Tag Coquitlam: New to Coquitlam and the only one of its kind in Canada, Ninja Tag is the latest gamified experience to reach Metro Vancouver. Check out this multi level indoor arena with friends and family.
Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam and VIP: If you’ve missed going to the movies, now is your chance to sit back and enjoy the popcorn. Check out their website for the latest releases.
Hard Rock Casino: It’s been awhile but the Hard Rock Casino is open once again for some grown up fun. Check in on what’s new and all their safety protocols.
Cold Drinks & Cool Eats
Whether it’s an iced coffee, craft beer or icy dessert, we’ve got you covered.
Craft beer: So many options to choose from, including the local craft brewery. Check out Coquitlam’s Craft Beer 101 cheat sheet for some locations to try.
Iced coffee: Our Eat & Drinks page has a huge list of 79 cafés, also plotted out on a map so you can find a place near you.
Cold desserts: Our latest blog offers a mouth-watering roundup of places you’ll definitely want to try throughout Coquitlam.
Stay Local Options for you or your guests
Have friends coming to visit or want a quick getaway close to home? Check out these two Coquitlam Hotels with pools and restaurants on site.
Executive Plaza Hotel Metro Vancouver: The Executive Plaza Hotel is the perfect oasis to unwind and relax. This modern and stylish hotel has it all including beautiful rooms an outdoor pool patio & hot tub, tennis courts, and gazebo garden as well as a fitness centre and eucalyptus steam room. Unwind in the lounge or piano bar with live music, try a handcrafted drink at the cocktail bar and savour fine dining cuisine at the Wild Fig Restaurant.
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