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Guide To Coquitlam’s Most Serene Lakes

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Lakes are an awe-inspiring way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get back to what’s important.

The tranquil setting will revive you and leave you feeling refreshed for whatever comes your way next.

Coquitlam’s pristine lakes are picturesque and should definitely be added to your outdoor bucket list.


Buntzen Lake

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One of the most popular lakes in the region, Buntzen Lake is 4.8 kms long and surrounded by beauty. Depending on who you ask, it may or may not technically fall within Coquitlam’s city limits. Regardless, it offers incredible views of Eagle Ridge and Buntzen Ridge. It also has a large network of hiking trails at Indian Arm Provincial Park and Belcarra Regional Park. Located just north of Port Moody, in Anmore.

Como Lake

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The stunning lake boasts a vibrant park with a variety of activities and sights to explore. There’s an easy 1 km lakeside loop trail for a leisurely walk or jog. Beauty can be found here in any season. With its Spring display of crimson rhodondendrons and cherry tree blossoms, to Winter’s snow covered trees and meadows. Go fishing, as there are many rainbow trout in the lake. Discover this gem at 700 Gatensbury Street.


Coquitlam Lake


An incredible reservoir nestled just north of Coquitlam. It’s used as one of three main water sources for Metro Vancouver. There’s a Coquitlam Lake View Trail that leads you to an stunning viewing point of the area.

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Lafarge Lake


The five-hectare man-made lake is a beautiful sight to see. Find it in Town Centre Park, which is in central Coquitlam. Soak up the views and find wildlife lurking nearby like waterfowls, beavers, brown bullheads, and common carps. If you’re into fishing, cast a line to catch some rainbow trout.

Mundy Lake


The lake is in Mundy Park, which is the largest park in Coquitlam, at 178-hectares. There’s a network of trails throughout the park that lead to amazing views of Munday Lake. Find it at 641 Hillcrest Street.

Lost Lake 


Also located in Mundy Park at 641 Hillcrest—Lost Lake is a great place to explore the many trails and go fishing. While the lake is small, it’s surrounded by the beautiful greenery of the lush forest.

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