Port Coquitlam is one of the fastest growing cities in the Lower Mainland. The city offers a great selection of real estate options at affordable prices as well as a bridgeless commute into Metro Vancouver. In addition to great real estate opportunities, Port Coquitlam offers many community events that are perfect for families and individuals. Here is a brief overview of some of the event highlights of Port Coquitlam.
One of the best ways to find out what community events are happening at any given month in the city is the community events calendar. This website is an online tool that provides a comprehensive list of important events, meetings as well as public meetings where input from the general public is sought. It is an excellent resource for anyone looking to see what events are available in Port Coquitlam.
Perhaps the most popular community event in the city is its celebration of Canada Day. Canada Day is an all-day event that starts off with a Pancake Breakfast as well as an annual fishing derby. The celebrations really get under way in the afternoon at Castle Park. The event welcomes some local talent and a variety of entertainers as well as a salmon barbeque hosted by the local firefighters. At dusk, the city celebrates Canada Day with a spectacular fireworks display.
Port Coquitlam hosts one of the best Farmers Markets in all of the Lower Mainland! Come and join us every Thursday from June 2 until September 29. The market is located next to city hall on Leigh Street and runs from 3-7. It has been a Port Coquitlam tradition since 2004 and every year brings great local artisans and vendors as well as local produce to the residents of Port Coquitlam.
Each year the list of artisans and vendors grows and the market offers a unique experience that is designed to provide and support Port Coquitlam with local, fresh produce, to add value to the community and increase inclusiveness as well as diversity to the city. There really is something for everyone. For more information about the list of vendors and what you can expect visit the Port Coquitlam Farmers Market website.
The longest standing community celebration has to be May Day. This day has been celebrated in the community since 1923. It is a community event like no other because it is a weeklong celebration, which includes outdoor concerts, community showcases as well as amusement rides and the May Day Rotary Grande Parade. The festivities kick off at the opening ceremonies which are held at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex and wrap up in Lions Park.
Rivers and Trails Festival
Part of Port Coquitlam’s charm is its natural beauty and its abundance of outdoor trails. The city is blessed to be located between two rivers and celebrates this by hosting a Rivers and Trails Festival. The festival is held in September and is a great way of introducing residents to the many diverse trail networks that exist in the city as well as a great way to help take care of this resource.
Port Coquitlam is a vibrant and welcoming community that strives to offer its residents with a host of different community activities and events. These events bring neighbours together. This is one of the reasons why Port Coquitlam is growing so quickly. Come see for yourself, the eloquent charm and beauty that the city offers as well as the diverse selection of real estate opportunities that are still affordable to many young families. I would love to show you some of these real estate opportunities as well as show you why so many people are calling Port Coquitlam their home. I look forward to seeing you soon!