One of the most important factors that comes into play when looking for a place to live is what green space is available, what parks are close to your home and finally, what type of recreational activities are available in your city. Port Coquitlam is quickly developing into one of the largest suburbs of greater Vancouver. Affordable homes, a bridgeless commute to Vancouver as well as the city’s commitment to green space and parks are all great reasons as to why Port Coquitlam is a great place to call home.
There are far too many parks to list in the city, but some of the more popular parks in Port Coquitlam include Lions Park, Castle Park and Gates Park.
Lions Park is an oasis that is located just outside of downtown Port Coquitlam. With some of the new condo developments such as Shaughnessy on Lions Park, the park provides a great addition to an exciting urban lifestyle. Lions Park is located on the Coquitlam River and offers a great playground as well as open space for children to play. The park also has covered picnic areas and is a very popular picnic spot for families.
Gates Park offers a plethora of amenities and contains a multitude of sports fields, including some with artificial turf. At any given time you will find tournaments, city leagues and recreational games of all types being played in the park. There are also tennis courts and a baseball field to help round out the recreational choices that abound at Gates Park. The park is a nice riverside walk away from Lions Park and is also a popular place to picnic.
Another popular park in Port Coquitlam is Castle Park. Castle Park is home to the historic and famous Port Coquitlam Canada Day celebration and firework display. The park has playgrounds, public washrooms, open areas for picnics and scenic views of the Fraser River and the Port Mann Bridge.
The city of Port Coquitlam offers a wide variety of recreational activities and choices. Besides a great choice of recreational choices offered through the city, the Port Coquitlam trail network is a popular recreational choice in the area. There are also great recreational activities available for seniors as well as countless volunteer opportunities offered throughout the city.
Green Space and Trails
Port Coquitlam is committed to protecting and further enhancing its pre-existing green space as well as working with developers to build functional green space into new neighbourhoods and townhouse and condo developments. Some of Port Coquitlam`s green space highlights are its trail systems. The city offers over 90 km of trails which include many great nature opportunities as well as wildlife viewing and fitness. There is something for everyone in Port Coquitlam’s trail network, including specific trails that are wheelchair accessible. Part of the trail network includes a section of the Trans Canada Trail, which connects Canada from coast to coast.
One of the most famous trails in the area is the Coquitlam Crunch. This is a 2 km trail that connects Eagle Ridge Park to Eagle Mountain Park. The trail offers a challenging 250 metre elevation gain and a viewpoint and rest area half way up the trail. There are other popular trails that offer something different throughout the city. Some of these include Mundy Park, Como Lake Park and Town Centre Park and Hoy Creek Trail.
Port Coquitlam offers its residents a wide range of recreational activities, great green space as well as countless parks. It is no wonder why it is one of the fastest growing communities in the province.
I would love to show you what parks and green spaces are available in and around the new condo developments that are popping up all over the city, or how you can have green space in your backyard in some of the beautiful and affordable neighbourhoods of Port Coquitlam. Let me show you why Port Coquitlam and the exciting and healthy lifestyle that comes with it is right for you!