Coquitlam is a growing and vibrant community that prides itself on outdoor activities, destination attractions and a thriving history of arts, culture and heritage.
One of BC’s fastest growing suburbs, Coquitlam is located north of the Fraser River, approximately 30km/18mi east of Vancouver. With a population of 129,000, it is the largest of what is known as the Tri-Cities: Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
Although the earliest residents of the area were Coast Salish from the Kwikwetlem (“Coquitlam”) First Nation, the community now boasts a wide and diverse range of cultures with significant Chinese, Korean, Persian and French populations. In recognition of the city's commitment to the arts and culture, Coquitlam was named a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2009.