Once a thriving mill town nestled along the Fraser River, Maillardville is Coquitlam’s most historic neighbourhood.

Here you can see what life was like during the early 1900s. In 1909 and 1910, the owners of Fraser Mills lumber mill recruited two contingents of French Canadian mill workers from Quebec. Today, Maillardville is home to the largest community of French Canadians in Western Canada. Your arrival at Brunette Ave. is marked by a clock tower with a French heritage motif, weathervane and fleurs-de-lis. Carré Heritage Square marks the historic entrance to Fraser Lumber Mills. The neighbourhood’s past is recognized in street names, cultural activities such as Festival du Bois and community associations that honour early pioneers and their French Canadian heritage.