Get out in the fresh air and enjoy the diverse selection of playgrounds in Coquitlam. Whether it be Rochester Parks spectacular nature-themed playground structure or Queenston Park’s impressive playground structure built into the side of a hill with a huge slide, pick up some snacks at your local grocer and spend some time picnicking and playing in the sun.
See a list of playgrounds to choose from here.
Tie Dye Tuesday! Up-cycle your old clothing, or create a new look for accessories and fabric masks. All you need is some rubber bands, gloves, containers, a garbage bag and fabric dye. Pick up supplies at your local dollar store.
Geocaching is a fun summer activity you can do as a family, and Coquitlam’s parks are rich with geocaches (hidden containers.) All you need to play is the GPS on your cellphone – and to register for free at geocaching.com
It is time to put on your chef’s hat and apron – we are having a cook off! Pick a cuisine you have always wanted to try, visit your local grocery store for fresh ingredients, and choose a new recipe to make tonight.
You can find inspiration on popular dishes from many cuisines by reading our Foodie 101 Series here.
Some great choices for international grocery stores include T&T Supermarket, Diana Mediterranean Market and Urban Gate in City Centre and H Mart in Hanin Village.
It is time for your last stay-cation of the summer! The weather is warm, so get outside for a backyard BBQ! Stop at Mr. Mikes Coquitlam, your one-stop-shop, to pick up one of four juicy BBQ Packs. If you prefer to build your own BBQ pack – Coquitlam has many amazing local businesses in the community to help you on your way to a BBQ feast!
Get fresh meat from Hanin Meat or Shin Han Meats in Burquitlam, fresh buns at Mundy Park Bakery or Olivier’s Breads Bakery, and get some fresh produce and condiments from our local grocers.
If a veggie burger is what you are after – pick up a tofu or tempeh burger at your local grocer, make a black bean burger, or cut a slab of sweet potato to throw on the grill.
Calling all hikers – experience the Coquitlam Lakeview Trail, a 9.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail to a gorgeous viewpoint overlooking Coquitlam Lake.
Be sure to plan ahead and be prepared. Wear proper hiking shoes for the steep incline at the very top, and pack snacks from your local grocer and lots of water for your journey.
It has been a different summer this year, but we have made the most of these 75 Days of Summer together as a community. We have explored new parks and trails, familiar neighbourhoods, and supported our local businesses. We are celebrating day 75 with the ultimate “Weekend in Coquitlam” prize pack giveaway!
Included in this giveaway are SIX gift cards or vouchers from local businesses. Combined, they create the perfect weekend in Coquitlam, with activities, meals, and more.
Contest is open on our Facebook and Instagram channels until September 14, 2020.