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Explore the natural wonders of a city on nature’s doorstep and only 40 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Centrally located and easily accessible by both road and rapid transit, we’re home to 60+ km of bike routes, car-share options and SkyTrain. It’s never been easier to explore this city.
Dubbed the Evergreen SkyTrain Extension, Coquitlam’s train network is part of the longest fully-automated rapid transit line in the world. Jump on board the SkyTrain and access City Centre, check out one of the region’s largest shopping centres, head to Koreatown’s North Road or explore Lafarge Lake. A gateway to the region, where you go is up to you!
Coquitlam has four SkyTrain stations and is easily accessible throughout Metro Vancouver. It takes approximately 45 minutes to travel to Vancouver by SkyTrain, and 55 minutes to Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver.
SkyTrain’s Evergreen Extension connects with the Canada Line for direct access to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Richmond. Coquitlam is also served by the West Coast Express Commuter Rail and has an extensive local bus network.
BC Ferries provides year-round vehicle and passenger service connecting coastal communities within B.C.’s Lower Mainland. Its fleet of vessels serve 47 locations along the B.C. coast. Travellers have the ability to reserve their vehicles in advance.
There are two ferry terminals easily accessible from Coquitlam:
Coquitlam is an easy 40-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, winding your way along the coast via the scenic Barnet Highway. Centrally located, this city offers convenient access via Highway 1 (Trans Canada Hwy.) or Highway 7 (Lougheed Hwy.) and the Port Mann Bridge connects Coquitlam to Surrey in just minutes. It’s also a quick trip to the Fraser Valley with easy access to multiple border crossings.
Joining a car-share co-op offers the flexibility of a vehicle if you don’t have one with you during your stay. Two companies – Modo and Zipcar – have vehicles stationed in Coquitlam. You can reserve their vehicles by the hour or day.
There are four border crossings from the U.S. to enter Canada, all within a one-hour drive to Coquitlam. They offer 24-hour service year-round with NEXUS lanes, commercial vehicles are allowed at all hours and dedicated FAST lanes. Locations include:
- Abbotsford Crossing – Abbotsford, B.C./ Sumas, WA
- Aldergrove Crossing – Aldergrove, B.C./ Lynden, WA
- Peace Arch Crossing – Surrey, B.C./Blaine, WA
- Pacific Crossing – Surrey, B.C./Blaine, WA
Both trail and road bike routes are available! On-street options include major street shared lanes, major street bicycle lanes, as well as neighbourhood bikeways and lanes. Nestled in the foothills of the mountains, there are a number of steep hills so get to know your route before embarking.
If you plan on getting around by bike, you’ll want to pick up your free copy of the Tri-Cities Cycling Map at City facilities including City Hall and our public libraries.
Bicycles are allowed on SkyTrain except during weekday peak periods (7-9 a.m. westbound and 4-6 p.m. eastbound); maximum two bikes per car. Bikes are allowed on buses at all hours (two bikes per bus) and permitted on West Coast Express at all hours (two bikes per car). Transit biking tips are available on TransLink’s website bikes on TransLink.
Bike lockers are available for monthly rentals at most SkyTrain and West Coast Express stations, where you will also find bike racks. Check TransLink’s website for further details on bike lockers and racks on TransLink.
Pump up your tires or make minor fixes at Coquitlam’s free bike maintenance stations, which are equipped with tools required for basic repairs. You’ll find them outside of Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex , 633 Poirier St., and City Centre Aquatic Complex, 1210 Pinetree Way. For more information visit cycling in Coquitlam.