Family Day weekend is almost here and we have three days of ideas to stay and support local in Coquitlam.
The days are getting longer, spring is on the horizon and Family Day means a long weekend to pack in extra fun. No need to leave Coquitlam, there’s so much to do locally.
Don’t worry about what to do, we have that covered. Here’s our three-day fun-filled weekend itinerary:
Go for a walk around Lafarge Lake, ending at Rocky Point Ice Cream’s Coquitlam location on the northeast corner of the lake. Watch the skyline while you enjoy a cup or cone.
Walk over to the Evergreen Theatre to see Juliet: A Revenge Comedy. The play is about whether Juliet can alter her fate. She recruits a team of Shakespeare’s most famous female characters to come along on her adventure. The comedy is running the week before Family Day, with their last show on February 19. Make a night of it and explore the restaurant scene of City Centre, including foodie favourites such as Singapore Hawker, Shio Japanese Kitchen, Oz Korean Cuisine and Marutama Ramen or walk to Browns Town Centre, White Spot or Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Casual for some snacks and beverages.
You’ll want to start Saturday off right and the surefire way to do that is at Doughnut Love on Como Lake Avenue. Get there early enough and you can even get a fritter (they go fast) with your coffee.
Find a bench at Como Lake Park to enjoy your caffeine and sugar fix. If you have littles, the playground is enclosed so you may actually get to enjoy your coffee while it’s hot.
Head to the Parsian Halal Meat and Mediterranean Food Market in Maillardville to pick up the fixings to make a great lunch at home.
Now we may not talk about Bruno, but we certainly talk about how in love with the movie Encanto we are! It’s showing at Silvercity Coquitlam. A perfect way to spend the late afternoon!
After the movie, head down the street to My Greek Taverna and pick up take out. Remember to order dessert too!
Sleep in on Sunday, grab a bubble tea from Inside Out Tea Loft then head to the City Centre Aquatic Centre.
You can pre-register to attend Family Day Fun, with activities like crafts, free play and jumbo games. There are two time slots, depending on your kids’ age.
If you have younger kiddos and aren’t up for an indoor activity, head to Queenston Park. The giant slide is always a hit. If you’re looking to get some exercise, check out the trails bordering the Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, great for mountain biking or hiking with the pup. There are also pre-registered activities at Town Centre Park’s Inspiration Garden.
Phew. After all that exercise it’s time to head to Mariner Brewing for a pint and chicken tacos because it’s happy hour all day on Sundays.
Grab a drink and pastry from Coffee + Vanilla then head to Mundy Park. Let the kids explore the treetop playground or go play a round of disc golf.
Korean fried chicken is on the menu for lunch, but don’t make us choose between JTL Chicken World and Chicko Chicken, both on Austin Avenue. You’ll just have to try both!
After this, it’s a choose-your-own-adventure kind of situation. Head to the Poirier Tot Lot with your kiddo, or go swimming at the pool at Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex or City Centre Aquatic Complex. Maybe a trip to the Coquitlam Public Library? Or a public skate (there are extra drop-in skate times at Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex)!
Whatever you got up to, you’ve worked up an appetite so better pick up a pizza from Doppio Zero.
Then go watch the Coquitlam Express take on the Langley Rivermen at the Poirier Sports Arena. Junior A is always a guaranteed good time, especially if you have a young hockey fan in tow.
Of course, you don’t have to jam pack your weekend if you don’t want to.
Get takeout from your favourite local restaurant if you’re not ready to dine in yet. Do the Coquitlam Crunch or visit a new park if you’d like to stick to outside only.
Lucky for us, we live in a city with tons of great options. We can support local and have so much fun locally, too.
Is there something going on Family Day weekend that we missed? Let us know! We’d love to hear about it.