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!
Events to bookmark in March
Festival du Bois: Check out the 34th Festival du Bois March 24 – 26 at Mackin Park in Coquitlam. Experience brilliant music and dance concerts, shows where you can dance along, special performances for kids and families, workshops, roving on-site performers, delicious French Canadian food, artisan and exhibit booths – and more!
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. Catch a couple of the the final regular season game for the Coquitlam Express as they take on the Victoria Grizzlies March 18 and the Nanaimo Clippers March 19 at the Poirier Rec Centre. 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 from Ibex Café and Kitchen on Burke Mountain or a meal and some 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 DC League of Super Pets. 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 City of Coquitlam site for all the drop in activities throughout Coquitlam. .
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, Peter Pan and Beauty and the Beast. And over at the art gallery, the exhibition Long Time So Long is showing. If the family is looking for something physical to do together, check out Coquitlam’s Spring Break Drop-In Schedule.
Something to Learn
Check out the Festival du Bois speaker series at Mackin House. The talented performers of Festival du Bois will be at Mackin House for 30 minute workshops where they chat about their process and stories behind their work.
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 one of Coquitlam’s newest bakeries Pourquoi Pas Patisserie located at Eagleridge Plaza. You may get distracted by all the places to eat in this plaza across from Eagleridge Outdoor Pool including Vesuvio Pizzeria and Kaiko Japanese and Sushi Restaurant.
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.
Maybe you’ll be lucky for nice enough weather to sit on the patio at the John B Pub, Golden Parrots Pub, Taphouse Coquitlam, Cactus Club (two locations in Coquitlam) or JOEY. If not, happy hour will be sure to warm you up either way.
Lots of lazy sleep-in days mean brunch is on the menu. Head over to On and Off Kitchen + Bar for an eggs benedict or delicious baked goods. For dinner, check out check out 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 Camps
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.