Voted the #1 Great Public Space in Canada in 2017 by the Canadian Institute of Planners
Make like a local and head over to Town Centre Park, one of the most recognized Coquitlam parks. This sprawling green space is home to the picturesque Lafarge Lake (stocked with trout for fishing), so it’s no wonder it was named the Best Public Space by the Canadian Institute of Planners in 2017. Town Centre Park is a destination on its own.
Children go wide-eyed when they see the colourful playground, but the park also has a large spray park, sand volleyball courts, skate park, sports court, tennis courts, free outdoor table tennis and foosball tables. With easy lakeside trails and a massive green space to zone out, this will give you a sense of the wonder of nature around us.
1299 Pinetree Way | Park Amenity Map
This temperate rainforest is a magical place and one of Coquitlam’s most treasured urban forests. At Mundy Park locals come for respite in nature unspoiled. Home to owls, deer, butterflies and black bears, with an extensive 16 km trail system, you will find unexpected serenity.
Pause to look for local wildlife, take the scenic loop around Mundy Lake or rest at the viewing benches at Lost Lake. There is also a sports fields, lacrosse box, outdoor swimming pool, disc golf area, picnic area and playground on the outer edges of the park. An extraordinary place to explore.
641 Hillcrest St. | Park Amenity Map
- The TV series “Supernatural” was filmed at many locations in Coquitlam including Mundy Park.
Relaxation seekers head to picturesque Como Lake for quiet walks, easy jogs and urban fishing. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout and great blue herons can be seen hunting near by. This inner-city sanctuary is home to many sensitive species and is a rewarding space to take pause, stretch your legs and enjoy the magic of nature in the middle of the city.
Lakeside benches, open grass areas, wildlife displays and a state-of-the-art playground make this a year-round local oasis.
700 Gatensbury St. | Park Amenity Map
This forested park is home to an impressive playground with a roller slide, oodle (or saucer) swing and music chimes. In the heat of the summer, cool off in Blue Mountain Park’s popular spray park and wading pool after a picnic with the family.
Other highlights include a paved bike path through the urban forest setting and a stunning display of stone sculptures with a cave and a mini waterfall.
975 King Albert Ave. | Park Amenity Map
- Rochester Park (1390 Rochester Ave.)
- Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way)
- Queenston Park (3415 Queenston Ave.)
- Blue Mountain Park (975 King Albert Ave.)
- Mackin Park (1046 Brunette Ave.)
The Coquitlam hiking trail system totals over 120 km including some of the Trans Canada Trail. There are networks of trails and walkways suited to all types of activity virtutally all over the city. Use the City’s park finder to search parks by amenities or locations!
Ask any local what they love most about living in Coquitlam and they’ll tell you it’s living on nature’s doorstep. For untarnished nature off the beaten track, take a trip to Pinecone Burke Provincial Park and Minnekhada Regional Park.