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COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA

As Coquitlam movers, Ferguson Moving and Storage is committed to giving you the best information for helping you move to or within Coquitlam.

We hope you will find the following information useful.

The City of Coquitlam, along with Port Coquitlam and Port Moody make up the Tri-Cities
area, Coquitlam being the largest of these communities. Situated on the north bank of the Fraser River,
Coquitlam is in the heart of the Lower Mainland, in the Greater Vancouver Regional District.
Coquitlam is located along Highways #7 and 7A, approximately 30 km from downtown Vancouver.

Coquitlam has an average January temperature of 3°C and an average July temperature of 17.4°C. The
average annual precipitation is 1,955 mm.

The population of Coquitlam numbers approximately 119,319.

YESTERDAY AND TODAY

The name “Coquitlam” is a Salish First Nation’s name meaning “small red salmon”. In 1909-10 French
Canadians arrived from Quebec to work in the logging trades at Fraser Mills and Maillardville.
This area is still BC’s largest French-speaking community.

Today, the district is mainly residential, but the retail and business sectors are continually
growing along with tourism. The city maintains 80 municipal parks, and nature areas covering
approximately 2,200 acres. Coquitlam Northeast includes the lower slopes of Mounts Coquitlam,
Eagle and Burk, with peaks reaching to 1,600m high.

ATTRACTIONS

Coquitlam Farmers Market – The summer market is held from May-October, on Sundays from 9:00 am
to 1:00 pm. The winter market is held during the months of November to March on Sundays from 1:00
pm to 5:00 pm. Vendors for both markets include fresh produce, crafts, flowers and baked goods.

Annual Events – Coquitlam is host to numerous annual festivities including Festival Coquitlam and
the BC Highland Games in June, Canada Day Celebrations and the Blue Mountain Music Festival in July.
Trail System – The city maintains 90 km of recreational trails, including part of the Trans Canada
Trail.
Mundy Park – One of the lower mainland’s largest forested parks. The Park offers 435 acres
parkland with two scenic lakes and walking trails.

Heritage Square – A unique are within the city that offers historic sites, gardens, bike paths and
an outdoor amphitheater.

MEDIA

One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper.
Many publishers will mail their newspaper to you, even before you move. For more information, contact:

“The Now”
201A – 3430 Brighton Ave.
Burnaby, BC V5A 3H4
(604) 444-3451 www.thenownews.com

“The Tri-City News”
1405 Broadway St. Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6L6
(604) 525-6397

EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrollment procedures, please contact:
School District #43 (Coquitlam)
550 Poirier St. Coquitlam, BC V3J 6A7
(604) 939-9201 www.sd43.bc.ca

For information regarding Catholic schools, please contact:
Catholic Independent School of the Vancouver Archdiocese
150 Robson St. Vancouver, BC V6B 2A7
(604) 683-9331 www.cisva.bc.ca

Additional educational institutes:
Douglas College
David Lam Campus
1250 Pinetree Way Coquitlam, BC V3B 7X3
(604) 527-5400 www.douglas.bc.ca

MEDICAL SERVICES

A list of names and addresses of physicians currently accepting new patients is available from:
Eagle Ridge Hospital & Health Care Centre
475 Guildford Way Port Moody, BC V3H 3W9
(604) 461-2022

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

*Please confirm these emergency numbers when you arrive in your new community.
AMBULANCE …………………………………………… 911
FIRE ………………………………………………………….. 911
POLICE …………………………………………………….. 911

PUBLIC SERVICES

Cable TV: Shaw Cable ………………………………………………………….. (604) 629-8888
Website ……………………………………………………………………. www.shaw.ca

Hydro: BC Hydro ……………………………………………………………… 1-800-224-9376
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.bchydro.com

Gas: Terasen Gas ………………………………………………………….. 1-888-224-2710
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.terasen.com

Water: Engineering and Public Works ………………………………… (604) 927-3500

Garbage/Recycling: Collection Inquiries ………………………………………………… (604) 529-4011
Recycling Hotline ………………………………………………….. (604) 732-9253

Telephone: Telus (outside BC) …………………………………………………. 1-888-811-2323
Telus (within BC) ……………………………………………………………. 310-2255
Website …………………………………………………………………. www.telus.com

The telephone area code for Coquitlam is 604.

RECREATION

For information about recreational programs in Coquitlam, please contact:

Parks, Recreation and Culture ……………………….. (604) 927-3538
Coquitlam Public Library ……………………………… (604) 927-3560
Poirier Sports & Leisure Centre …………………….. (604) 927-6027
City Centre Aquatic Complex ……………………….. (604) 927-6999

TRANSPORTATION

Driver Services-ICBC ………………………………….. 1-800-950-1498
Translink (Public Transit) ……………………………. (604) 953-3333
West Coast Express (Public Transit) …………….. (604) 488-8906

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

The Chamber of Commerce is the best source of information about your new community. Many of these
groups have brochures and booklets full of local facts. Please contact:

Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam & Port Moody
1209 Pinetree Way Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3
(604) 464-2716 www.tricitieschamber.com

For other information about your new community, including area maps and brochures, please contact:
City Clerk
3000 Guildford Way Coquitlam, BC V3B 7N2
(604) 927-3000
For more information about Coquitlam, visit their website at www.coquitlam.ca

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