Coquitlam is a city in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Coquitlam, mainly a suburban city, is the sixth-largest city in the province and is one of the 21 municipalities comprising Metro Vancouver.
Coquitlam is located on nature’s doorstep, with endless opportunities for outdoor adventures including hiking, biking, trail running and fishing. It’s a vibrant city with a wealth of shopping, dining and entertainment options, a rich heritage and diverse background.
It’s where city life meets wildlife, offering the best of both worlds.
Coquitlam is located 30 km/18 miles east of Vancouver and is one of the fastest-growing cities in B.C. With a population of approximately 140,000, it is the largest of what is known as the Tri-Cities: Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
While the earliest residents of the area were Coast Salish from the Kwikwetlem (“Coquitlam”) First Nation, the community now boasts a wide and diverse range of cultures with significant Chinese, Korean, Persian and French populations. The neighbourhood of Maillardville is home to one of western Canada’s oldest French-Canadian communities.