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6 Ways to Reuse Cardboard Boxes After Moving in Vancouver

Moving might feel like a wasteful activity, materially speaking. You’re purging junk you haven’t used in years; you’re trying to eat up the food you won’t be tossing in the bin; you’re possibly leaving behind investments like your compost, countertops, chandeliers, wall items or other upgrades you made to the home. Oh and the gas mileage on that guzzling truck! And, you’re probably using up a lot of cardboard boxes.

Whether you buy moving boxes or get used ones from a grocery store, this is one part of your move in Vancouver that doesn’t need to go to complete waste. Cardboard has many uses! In this article we’ll cover some ideas on ways to reuse cardboard boxes after moving. Of course, you can also go the super eco-friendly route and get Frogbox moving boxes, or other plastic, reusable moving boxes.

1. Make furniture with cardboard moving boxes

You’d be surprised how strong cardboard can be. It’s like science…literally. And, when you put sheets of cardboard together with clue, you can get even more strength. When you move, save those moving boxes and make furniture with cardboard. Here are some articles we found on the web to get you started:

Make Furniture With Cardboard!

30 Amazing Cardboard DIY Furniture Ideas

Plus some user-generated ideas on DIY.org here:

https://diy.org/skills/cardboarder/challenges/1351/make-cardboard-furniture

2. When moving in Vancouver, try sheet mulching with old cardboard moving boxes

Vancouver is wet. And that means, in the fall especially, you get a great opportunity to prep your garden bed or lawn with sheet mulching. Sheet mulching with cardboard is more eco-friendly than using plastic. The idea is that the cardboard will decompose easier and allow water to pass through to the earth below it. Sheet mulching is also just plain amazing because it kills weeds and prevents new ones from sprouting, Overnight, you can have a whole new yard. But it will take lots of cardboard. So save those moving boxes!

Here is how to get started with sheet mulching:

Turn Barren Soil into Black Gold: 9 Simple Steps to Sheet Mulching

Gorgeous Gardens From Garbage: How To Build A Sheet Mulch

How To: The Ultimate, Bomb-Proof Sheet Mulch

How to Suppress Grass With Mulch

Three Easy Sheet Mulching Methods

3. Make drawer dividers and organizers out of cardboard boxes in your new home after you move

Your new living space means a new way to get organized! Try these drawer dividers using cardboard (and save money buying them!).

DIY: Turn Your Boxes Into Handy Drawer Dividers to Get Organized

How To Organize Your Kitchen Drawers Once And For All

Or, organize by making pencil holders and nifty-looking ‘baskets’ for your new home, using those same cardboard boxes you have lying around after moving. Here is an article with ideas:

 

Got Extra Cardboard Lying Around? Put It To Good Use With These Four DIY Projects

4. Make kids’ play things with cardboard moving boxes

There are so many things a cardboard moving box can become if you use your imagination! And when kids are involved, imagination is front and centre. We found a cool article detailing a big list of things you can make with cardboard boxes that kiddos will adore (and possibly keep them busy for hours!):

31 Things You Can Make With A Cardboard Box That Will Blow Your Kids’ Minds

5. Store your moving boxes for shipping things later on

If your boxes are just the right size (or if you’re willing to do some cutting and taping on your own), you can flatten your cardboard boxes for now, and save them for when you need to ship things later. One example would be Christmas presents. Or maybe returning items to a manufacturer you bought in a store. Or sending your files overseas for your international move before you get there. You get the idea….

We got that idea from this article which lists a lot more you can do with cardboard boxes. Why not give them all the credit that’s due…they’ve thought of plenty:

30 Uses for the Humble Cardboard Box

6. Save cardboard boxes for Metro Vancouver’s green bin program

Metro Vancouver has a green bin program to keep our food garbage from being a total waste. Sorting garbage is great for the environment. But let’s face it, it’s a hassle and it stinks. You can make it less painful by using cardboard in your green bin, allowing it to absorb some of that stinky garbage moisture.

You can of course, also save your cardboard, cut into pieces, for a healthy compost.

To conclude: make moving in Vancouver less wasteful with these cardboard box DIYs!

Moving doesn’t have to be a waste. Try your hand at some cardboard reusing projects if you chose not to go with the Frogbox idea. And if you’re not a DIY-er, there’s always the recycling bin! Keep it green folks!

Options and costs of moving to a houseboat or a floating home or in B.C.

In the past, we wrote about preparing to move into a boat or yacht. But did you know that there is another way to live life on the water? And it’s not with ‘real’ boats! Floating homes and houseboats are an option if you like the serenity of the sea, but don’t want the small-space living that comes with moving to a boat. Though, there are things to know about moving into a floating home or houseboat in B.C. We’ll cover those in this article. (more…)

North Vancouver Movers

 

 

NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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

We hope you will find the following information useful.

The City of North Vancouver is situated in southwestern British Columbia, adjacent to the City of
Vancouver, in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. North Vancouver is located along the north
shore of the Burrard Inlet and extends from the Capilano River on the west to beyond Deep Cove on
the east. The Trans Canada Highway is the main roadway through North Vancouver.

The population of North Vancouver numbers approximately 47,733.

HISTORY

Settlers were first attracted to the area by the rich forests on the north shore of the Burrard
Inlet. In 1864 T.W. Graham and Co. acquired a 194 hectare timber stand and timber was soon being shipped from the
quickly built Pioneer Mills. The small waterfront mill town became the largest settlement on the
inlet. In 1872 Pioneer Mills was bought by an American by the name of Sewell P. Moody. He gave his
name to the settlement of Moodyville.

After Vancouver was incorporated, the north shore became North Vancouver. In 1925 the Second
Narrows Bridge was completed, providing a fixed link with Vancouver. In 1938 the Lion’s Gate
Bridge provided a second link.

TODAY

North Vancouver is an important shipping port for lumber and grain and is home to
numerous manufacturing establishments and shipyards. The city is also the transportation hub for the Lower
Mainland. Tourism also plays a key role in the economy of North Vancouver.

ATTRACTIONS

North Vancouver Museum and Archives – Traces the history of North Vancouver through displays and
special exhibits and events.

Parks –The city maintains 40 parks throughout the community that offer trails, landscapes and
facilities. Park and Tilford Gardens – 8 hectares of 8 different European styled gardens including
water fountains and bridges.

The Pier – A 700 foot long walkway along the Burrard Inlet, offering a view of the skyline and the
city’s shipyard.

Lonsdale Quay Market and Shops – A multi level complex with over 90 shop and restaurants including
a farmers market.

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:

“North Shore News”
100 – 126 East 15th St. North Vancouver, BC V7L 2P9
(604) 985-2131 www.nsnews.com

“North Shore Outlook”
#104, 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4
(604) 903-1000

PUBLIC SERVICES

Cable: Shaw Cable …………………………………………………………. (604) 629-3300
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: General Inquiries ………………………………………………….. (604) 987-7155

Garbage/Recycling: General Inquiries ………………………………………………….. (604) 987-7155
Collection Inquiries-Waste Management …………………… (604) 929-3416
North Shore Recycling:……………………………………………. (604) 984-9730

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

The telephone area code for North Vancouver is 604.

RECREATION

For information regarding recreation programs in your area, please contact: Recreation Commission
………………………………. (604) 987-7529
North Vancouver City Library ………………………. (604) 998-3450
John Braithwaite Community Centre ……………… (604) 982-8300
Harry Jerome Recreation Complex ………………… (604) 987-7529

EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrollment procedures, please contact:

School District #44 (North Vancouver)
721 Chesterfield Ave. North Vancouver, BC V7M 2M5
(604) 903-3444 www.nvsd44.bc.ca

Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese
150 Robson St. Vancouver, BC V6B 2A7
(604) 683-9331 www.cisva.bc.ca

Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (School District 93)
180 – 10200 Shellbridge Way
Richmond, BC V6X 2W7
(604) 214-2600 www.csf.bc.ca

Additional educational institutes:

Capilano College
2055 Purcell Way North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5
(604) 986-1911 www.capilanou.ca

TRANSPORTATION

Translink ………………………………………….. (604) 953-3333
Coast Mountain Bus-SeaBus-Ferry ……… (604) 953-3000
Driver and Vehicle Licences – ICBC ……. 1-800-950-1498

MEDICAL SERVICES

A competent neurologist, whom I turned to, picked up the treatment plan for a neurosis, which included
http://esd-alliance.org/klonopin-online/
in a dosage of 1/4 of a pill in the evening.
A list of names and addresses of physicians currently accepting new patients is available from:
Lions Gate Hospital
231 – 15th St. East North Vancouver, BC V7L 2L7
(604) 988-3131
www.vch.ca

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

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

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:

North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
#102 – 124 West 1st St. North Vancouver, BC V7M 3N3
(604) 987-4488 www.nvchamber.ca

For other information on your new community, including brochures and area maps, contact:

Town Clerk
141 – 14th St. West North Vancouver, BC V7M 1H9
(604) 985-7761

For more information about North Vancouver, visit their website at www.cnv.org

Abbotsford Movers

ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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

We hope you will find the following information useful.

In 1995 the District of Matsqui, Abbotsford and the Village of Clearbrook amalgamated to create the
new City of Abbotsford. Abbotsford is surrounded by the Fraser River to the north, the American border
to the south, Langley to the west and Chilliwack to the east.

Abbotsford is approximately 70 km southeast of downtown Vancouver, by means of the Trans-Canada
Highway #1 or the Fraser Highway #1A. Situated in the Lower Fraser Valley, Abbotsford is one of
the most productive agricultural areas in British Columbia.

The population of Abbotsford numbers approximately 123,864.

HISTORY

After gold was discovered in the Fraser River the British sent Royal Engineers to survey the area.
John Cunningham Maclure purchased 160 acres in 1889, which would eventually become the village of
Abbotsford. He later sold the land to his son who in turn sold it to Robert Ward. Ward filed for
town site subdivision in 1891. Abbotsford was named after a friend of the Maclure family, Harry
Abbott. Abbott was the Western Superintendent of the C.P.R.

When the C.P.R. spur line reached Abbotsford the area opened up economically. May saw mills were
built between 1890-1919. The establishment of the Abbotsford Lumber Company by the Tretheway
Family helped the development of Abbotsford in every way.

LIFE IN ABBOTSFORD

Abbotsford is the commercial and regional hub for the Fraser Valley. The economy of Abbotsford is
based on agriculture, transportation, precision manufacturing and retail. In recent years, because
of the beautiful surroundings tourism is becoming an important component in the economy.

ATTRACTIONS

Mill Lake Park – The park offers nature trails, a picnic area, outdoor swimming pool, playground,
and a running track.

Abbotsford Discovery Trail – A 10km paved, all season pathway connecting the community.

Castle Fun Park – A year-round amusement park, which includes mini golf, go-carts and batting
cages. Tretheway House and Heritage Site – Abbotsford Lumber Company built this arts and crafts
bungalow for BC timber baron J.O. Tretheway in 1920. Tour the house and beautiful gardens.

Annual Events – Abbotsford is host to numerous annual festivities including Canada Day Celebrations
and the Berry Festival in July and the Agrifair and Rodeo in August.

Abbotsford Farm and Country Market – The Market is held during the months of May to October, on
Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in downtown Abbotsford. Vendors include fresh produce, baked
goods and arts and crafts.

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, please
contact:
“Abbotsford Times”
30887 Peardonville Rd.
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6K2
(604) 854-5244 www.abbotsfordtimes.com
“Abbotsford News”
34375 Gladys Ave. Abbotsford, BC V2S 2H5
(604) 853-1144

Local FM Radio Station:
CKQC ………………………………… 107.1

TRANSPORTATION

Driver and Vehicle Licencing–ICBC ……. 1-800-950-1498
Central Fraser Valley Transit ………………. (604) 854-3232

MEDICAL SERVICES

A list of names and addresses of physicians currently accepting new patients is available from:
Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre
32900 Marshall Rd. Abbotsford, BC V2S 0C2
(604) 851-4700
www.fraserhealth.ca

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

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

EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrollment procedures, please contact:
School District #34 (Abbotsford)
2790 Tims St. Abbotsford, BC V2T 4M7
(604) 859-4891 www.sd34.bc.ca
Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese
150 Robson St. Vancouver, BC V6B 2A7
(604) 683-9331 www.cisva.bc.ca

Additional educational institutes:

University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8
(604) 853-7441 www.ufv.ca

RECREATION

For information about facilities, clubs and sports leagues in your area, please contact:
Parks and Recreation ……………………………………. (604) 859-3134
Matsqui Recreation Centre ……………………………. (604) 855-0500
Abbotsford Recreation Centre ………………………. (604) 853-4221
Mount Lehman Library ………………………………… (604) 856-4908
MSA Centennial Library ………………………………. (604) 853-1753

PUBLIC SERVICES

Cable TV: Shaw Cable …………………………………………………………… (604) 856-5721
Website ……………………………………………………………………. www.shaw.ca

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

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

Garbage: Engineering Department ……………………………………….. (604) 864-5514
City Collection Inquiries …………………………………………. (604) 853-5485
WSI Collection Inquiries ………………………………………… (604) 864-9177

Recycling: Recycling Hotline ………………………………………………… 1-800-667-4321
Engineering Department …………………………………………. (604) 864-5514

Water: General Inquiries …………………………………………………… (604) 864-5485

Telephone: Telus (outside BC) ……………………………………………….. 1-888-811-2323
Telus (within BC) ……………………………………………………………. 310-2255
Website …………………………………………………………………. www.telus.com
The telephone area code for Abbotsford is 604.

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:
Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce
#207, 32900 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC V2S 5A1
(604) 859-9651 www.abbotsfordchamber.com
For other information on your new community, including brochures and area maps, contact:
City Clerk
32315 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 1W7
(604) 853-2281
For more information about Abbotsford, visit their website at www.abbotsford.ca.

MOVING TIPS BROCHURES

Call Mayflowers’ Marketing Department at 1 -866-557-5150 to order the following brochures:
Household Goods Protection Packing Tips Dangerous Goods

WELCOME WAGON

Welcome Wagon is a free service to help you get acquainted with your new community by providing
valuable information about your new area and gifts from local merchants.
Click here to fill out an on line request form for a Welcome Wagon visit.

West Vancouver Movers

WEST VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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

We hope you will find the following information useful.

The District of West Vancouver is situated in-between the North Shore Mountains and the Pacific
Ocean, on the north shore of the Burrard Inlet. West Vancouver is located along the Trans Canada Highway,
with the Lions Gate Bridge separating West Vancouver from downtown Vancouver.

West Vancouver has an average winter temperature of 5°C and enjoys an average summer temperature of
25°C.

The population of West Vancouver numbers approximately 44,272.

ATTRACTIONS

Ferry Building Gallery – An art gallery housed in a restored heritage building.
West Vancouver Museum and Archives – Exhibits and educational programs relating to the history of
West Vancouver.

Dundarave Park – This popular community seaside park, includes 50 metres of sandy beach and is the
beginning of the Centennial Seawalk, a walking trail that runs through the city.

Ambleside Park –The park covers 24 hectares, including a white sandy beach with 1.2 km or shoreline
walk. Facilities also include tennis and basketball courts, sporting fields and picnic areas.

Annual Events – West Vancouver is host to numerous annual events including Canada Day Celebrations
in July, the Coho Festival in September, the Harmony Arts Festival in July and the Festival of
Lights in December.

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:
“North Shore News”
100 – 126 East 15th St. North Vancouver, BC V7L 2P9
(604) 985-2131
www.nsnews.com

EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrollment procedures, please contact:
School District 45 (West Vancouver)
1075 – 21st St. West Vancouver, BC V7V 4A9
(604) 981-1000 www.sd45.bc.ca
For information on the Catholic Separate Schools, please contact:

Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese
150 Robson St. Vancouver, BC V6B 2A7
(604) 683-9331 www.cisva.bc.ca

MEDICAL SERVICES

A list of names and addresses of physicians currently accepting new patients is available from:
Lions Gate Hospital
231 – 15th St. East North Vancouver, BC V7L 2L7
(604) 988-3131

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

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

RECREATION

For information about facilities, clubs and sports leagues in your area, please contact:
Parks and Community Services ……………………… (604) 925-7200
West Vancouver Memorial Library ……………….. (604) 925-7400
West Vancouver Community Centre ……………… (604) 925-7270
Aquatic Centre ……………………………………………. (604) 925-7210
Ice Arena ……………………………………………………. (604) 925-7250

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

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

Water: General Inquiries-Utilities ………………………………………. (604) 921-2166

Garbage/Recycling: Engineering Department ………………………………………… (604) 925-7039
Collections-North Shore Recycling Program ……………… (604) 925-7176

The telephone area code for West Vancouver is 604.

TRANSPORTATION

Driver and Vehicle Licenses (ICBC) …………….. 1-800-950-1498
BC Ferries ………………………………………………….. 1-888-223-3779
Public Transit-Blue Bus Transit …………………….. (604) 985-7777
Translink ……………………………………………………. (604) 953-3333

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:
West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
100 Park Royal
Suite 401
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2
(604) 926-6614
www.westvanchamber.com

For other information on your new community, including brochures and area maps, contact:
The Municipality of West Vancouver
750 – 17 St. West Vancouver, BC V7V 3T3
(604) 925-7000
For more information about West Vancouver, contact their website at www.westvancouver.ca.

Coquitlam Movers

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