Things to Do in Port Coquitlam

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One of the reasons why Port Coquitlam is such a rapidly growing city is not just its large selection of affordable real estate options, but also because of the large choice of activities in and around the city. Port Coquitlam is blessed to be surrounded by natural beauty and many of the activities that are available in and around the city make good use of these natural settings. Here is a quick look at some of the more popular things to do in Port Coquitlam.

Traboulay Trail

The Traboulay Trail network is the gem and the centrepiece of the Port Coquitlam trail network. The city of Port Coquitlam has planned and maintains a wide variety of great walking, biking and leisure trails and the Traboulay Trail is no exception. The Traboulay Trail is a 25 kilometre trail that encircles the community of Port Coquitlam.

It is used year round and provides stunning views of the historic Colony Farm, Pitt River and Hyde Creek. The trail showcases the many distinct landscapes that are found in and around Port Coquitlam and include marshland, riverfront, forest and the newly developed urban area of downtown Port Coquitlam. Make sure to download your free Traboulay PoCo Trail Map which includes viewpoint locations, places to park as well as a brief description of some of the flora and fauna you will encounter on this trail.

Events

The city of Port Coquitlam plays host to many traditional and exciting events throughout the year. The most popular event held in Port Coquitlam is the Canada Day celebration that includes fireworks, live music and fun for all ages. Other great events in the community are Christmas in Leigh Square, an unforgettable Remembrance Day ceremony, May Days and the River and Trails Festival that celebrates Port Coquitlam’s diverse trail networks. In addition to these great festivals, Port Coquiltam also offers a great Farmers Market, which showcases local artisans and offers a wide selection of fresh, local produce and food.

Golfing

Carnoustie Golf Club is Port Coquitlam’s local golf club. It is a course that not only offers great value but also provides golfers with exceptional greens and lush tree lined fairways. Carnoustie is a great course for beginners as well as golf enthusiasts and offers all members great views of the Coast Mountains. The Carnoustie Golf Club has undergone some course improvements over the past few years, which can be seen in larger greens, better fairway playability as well as overall turf improvement. Come see for yourself why the Carnoustie Golf Club is the Tri-Cities number one golf choice.

Regional Parks

Part of the attraction to Port Coquitlam is its proximity to some of the province’s most beautiful regional parks. Many of these regional parks are a short drive away from the city centre and offer stunning views as well as many great family activities. Some of the more popular regional parks include Buntzen Lake which offers a beach area, walking and hiking trails a well as great swimming and canoeing opportunities. Another popular regional park is Golden Ears Provincial Park, which offers exceptional hiking trails, beaches on Alouette Lake as well as extensive camping opportunities. Finally, Belcarra Regional Park provides stunning views of Indian Arm and Bedwell Bay, opportunities for crabbing, a beachfront playground and picnic area as well as walking trails.

This is just a short list of some of the many things to do in Port Coquitlam. The city also offers great shopping opportunities which can be seen on the shopping page on this site as well as great dining opportunities which also has a page devoted to it. Port Coquitlam has it all and is still an affordable choice for families.

With so many great real estate choices and opportunities, it is no wonder that Port Coquitlam is experiencing the growth it is. If you would like to see some of the great real estate choices or would like more information about the many things to do in the city, please call me so we can arrange a time to see all of the things that make Port Coquitlam great!

 

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