Population of approximately 115,000 (2006)

Bordering Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Burnaby and New Westminster

BC, Lower Main.and


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Coquitlam encompasses a variety of terrain, from the rugged wilderness of the Coastal Mountains to the north to the rolling lands ideal for housing in the central area; and the industrial lowlands to the south, against the backdrop of the Fraser River. It's centre sits on a ridge, residential development on three sides and down the valley and up the mountain at Eagle Ridge and Westwood Plateau. Splendid views of of the mountains and the Burrard Inlet at Port Moody and dozens of lakes and parks all form part of the greater area.

Coquitlam is strategically located at the geographic centre of the Lower Mainland, making the City an attractive place for residents, industries and a thriving retail sector.

Coquitlam is bordered by the municipalities of Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Burnaby and New Westminster, as well as the Fraser River to the south, Pitt River to the east and the Coastal Mountains to the north.

While experiencing rapid growth, Coquitlam has sought to achieve a balance by developing appealing neighbourhoods and vital commercial and industrial areas supported by parks and green space and needed services.

Today there is the continuing development of attractive residential areas offering a mix of housing types, the pedestrian-oriented Town Centre, a wide range of commercial activities, major industrial/business parks, and new recreation facilities. The pattern of growth has given Coquitlam diverse neighbourhoods within four distinct areas.

CoquitlamThe Southwest is well established with a network of public and commercial services and residential neighbourhoods.This area is characterized by a variety of building styles, from the modern to the historical, graced with the French-Canadian flavor of Maillardville.

Coquitlam's three major industrial and business parks are strategically located between the Fraser River and Lougheed Highway. Maillardville Commercial and Apartment Complex Mackin House Heritage Site

Today, there are over 9,400 homes and a wide variety of commercial services. The Town Centre core is also a focal point for civic, cultural and educational services; the City Centre Aquatic Complex, Town Centre Stadium and Park, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Public Safety Building, the new City Hall, the David Lam campus of Douglas College, Pinetree Secondary School and the Pinetree Community Centre, can all be found in the Town Centre area.

While the Town Centre area is a thriving commercial and residential area, it also offers a direct link to nature with hiking trails along Hoy Creek and Coquitlam River.

Watching the salmon return to spawn in these watercourses is enjoyed by many, with an average of 500 people attending the "Salmon Come Home" event at Hoy Creek each fall.

North of the Town Centre lie the Westwood lands - featuring 570 hectares of prime residential development with widespread appeal. Cluster houses, townhomes, single family houses, two golf courses, creeks and walking trails will attract a population of 15,000 to Northwest Coquitlam's Westwood Plateau.

Northeast Coquitlam is highlighted by both Minnekhada Regional Park, and the southern portion of the massive Pinecone Burke Provincial Park. Currently almost 4,000 people live in a mix of older, well-established and new neighbourhoods, as well as extensive rural properties and farms.

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