Calling all foodies – today’s dose of summer involves indulging in the Korean Cuisine in Coquitlam’s Koreatown. Try local go-to spots including Katsuya and Hongdae Korean.
Read our brand new Foodie 101 blog post for everything you need to know about the Korean Cuisine from Luke Kim, manager of Coquitlam’s OZ Korean Cuisine.
Try your luck fishing at Coquitlam’s two urban lakes, Como Lake and Lafarge Lake, stocked with rainbow trout each year. Stop by Sea-Run Fly & Tackle for all of your gear and accessories, and make sure to check regulations and restrictions before you go.
Friday is our favourite day of the week for many reasons, but most of all because it’s the day for our weekly Summer Concert Series. Tune in tonight for a performance from Paul Filek, a Canadian singer songwriter from Kamloops. His smooth and effortless, funky vocals and heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics are infectiously hard to deny.
Order a meal to enjoy alongside the show from our concert sponsors, Pasta Polo, Woody’s Pub & Liquor store or Singapore Hawker and finish with dessert from Cakes n Sweets.
Walk or drive along Thermal Drive, a very steep grade hill in Coquitlam, and ponder what it must have been like for Rick Hansen, a Canadian Paralympian who wheeled around the world. He’s known to have said the hill was one of the most challenging parts of his Man in Motion World Tour. You will find a sign marking this historical moment in Coquitlam’s history along the way.
Put on your creative cap and pick your favourite scene in Coquitlam. Did you think of it? Now sit down and let your creativity soar by sketching, painting, or colouring the scene. We would love to see your creations. To be featured on our page, share them with us by tagging your images #SummerintheCQ or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
For art supplies, be sure to visit Opus Art Supplies or Staples in Coquitlam.
Pick up dessert or a tasty drink-to-go from your favourite local shop or café and enjoy the beautiful sunset from the riverbank at Maquabeak Park. Did you get a shot of the changing colours over the river? Tag us with #SummerintheCQ to be featured.
Nearby local options include Kim’s Café and C Market Coffee.
Are you feeling like moving your body today? Get out in nature and stroll one of the many different trails in Coquitlam to clear your mind and stretch your legs.
Visit Coquitlam’s Trail Maps and Guide for complete list of trails to enjoy.