Woohoo, two weeks off from school! That’s two weeks without packing lunches and rushing out before the first bell rings. Except… That’s also two weeks of “I’m bored!”
Luckily, there’s so much to do in Coquitlam. We have something to keep everyone entertained over Spring Break!
Something to See
Grab a binocular kit and local birding book from Coquitlam Public Library and take the kids to Colony Farm Regional Park The park is flat and an easy walk for little legs. Spring is the perfect time to explore since the plants are budding and birds are nesting. With more than 200 species of birds, Colony Farms is a great place to learn about bird watching
Enjoy a hockey game without having to trek downtown. It’s fan appreciation night and the final regular season game for the Coquitlam Express as they take on the Alberni Valley Bulldogs at the Poirier Rec Centre on March 18. Make a night of it and have a pre- or post-game meal at one of the many restaurants in Austin Heights.
Pry the kids away from their video games and take the whole family out for some fresh air. Race up the Coquitlam Crunch or head to Minnekhada Regional Park and take in the view from the High Knoll. On your way back, pick up some food and a milk tea from Singapore Hawker and bring it to Lafarge Lake for a picnic!
Something to Do
The Coquitlam Library is hosting a Spring Break Movie Screening. Both branches will be showing Raya and the Last Dragon. After, take the kids out for a treat and head to Wonderland Yogurt for some rolled frozen yogurt or an ice cream bubble waffle.
Grab a few friends and head to Canada’s only Ninja Tag Gym, Ninja Tag. You can compete in the multi-level arena with music and glow lighting. Or head over to the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex for Stick, Ring & Puck or Toonie Skate.
Spring may be here but if it’s still a little chilly for you to dust off the clubs, you can book a private golf simulator room at Westwood Plateau. After you get a round in, head down the hill for a pint at Mariner Brewing.
Evergreen Cultural Centre is hosting a Spring Break Festival. They have two shows, The Three Musketeers and Snow White. And over at the art gallery, the exhibition Inherit is showing as part of the 2022 Capture Photography Festival.
If the family is looking for something physical to do together, check out Coquitlam’s Spring Break Drop-In Schedule.
Something to Learn
Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House is holding a few special workshops over Spring Break. Heart of Gold Treasure Chests is for kids ages five to10. They can tour the exhibit and then decorate a treasure chest to take home. For older kids (ages 10-14), there’s a Pinhole Camera Workshop where they can learn to make a pinhole camera. The box is worn on their head and feels like a mini movie theatre!
Applying for post-secondary is stressful… But what about paying for it? The Coquitlam Public Library and the Credit Counselling Society are hosting an event on financial planning for post-secondary school. The session is via Zoom so you can plan your future in your pajamas.
Culture, Cooking, and Coquitlam is an exhibit that explores how food connects our community. It’s hosted by Coquitlam Heritage. The exhibit focuses on the experiences of immigrants and how they had to adapt in Canada.
Visit Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and learn to fish! Their half-day programs are designed for kids ages five to 15 and their families. Como Lake and Lafarge Lake are both stocked with rainbow trout so you can practice close to home!
Something to Eat
Take the kids (or just take yourself!) to Snowy Village and enjoy delicious Korean desserts. There’s a bingsoo (shaved ice) flavour for any palate.
Grab some friends and go get ramen at Smoking Pig. Old comic book posters are hung inside to create a quirky ambiance and the food is delicious.
Lots of lazy sleep-in days mean brunch is on the menu. Head over to Morning Tide Eatery for an eggs benedict or breakfast bowl. For dinner, check out check out Coquitlam’s newest restaurant Bar + Restaurant Nellos located in Maillardville.
Somewhere to Stay Local
Not heading out of town but want a night away or have family coming to visit? Book a couple nights at the Executive Plaza Hotel in Coquitlam. Bonus – their rooftop outdoor pool is open and their onsite Wild Fig Restaurant has great cuisine and events including comedy nights.
Spring Break in Coquitlam
The beauty of Spring Break is you can pack it full with lots of activities or keep things more relaxed. Either way, there’s so much to explore locally in Coquitlam.
And if you’re still looking for more ideas, head over to Tourism Coquitlam. The site has EVERYTHING to do locally, wrapped into one neat little Coquitlam-y package.