16 Things To Do And See In Coquitlam This Spring

Travel & Outdoors
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You just can’t beat spring in Coquitlam. The beautiful outdoors offer a perfect escape to discover what’s going on around the city.

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From beautiful hikes to game shows, here are 15 things to do in Coquitlam this spring.

Things To Do In Coquitlam This Spring

Hiking & Biking

Burke Mountain

Coquitlam

Photo: City of Coquitlam

Burke Mountain is home to a network of trails that can accommodate mountain bikers of any skill level with a suitable terrain. Please remember to respect nature (including bears) and stay on the trails.

Coquitlam Crunch

Coquitlam

Photo: Katya Irwin

This steep urban 4.5-km trail round-trip follows a route under hydro power lines. While it’s not a great spot to catch some views, it does make for an awesome workout. The popular cardio spot is in for a major makeover in the near future that may make it a legit alternative for Vancouver’s Grouse Grind.

Mundy Park

This hidden gem has 6-kms of scenery to explore. With minimal elevation gain, it’s an easy 2-hour trek round-trip.

Crystal Falls

Coquitlam

Photo: City of Coquitlam

An easy 7-km round-trip route that leads you to a cascading waterfall that feeds into the Coquitlam River. It takes about 2-hours to complete.

Minnekhada Regional Park

An underrated spot with 10-kms of lush forested trails to explore. See lots of wildlife and nature in this 2.5-hour trek.

Events

April 6 | Tri-City Spring Home Expo

Coquitlam

Photo: Evergreen Exhibitions Ltd. / Facebook

Come to the show to meet local companies and discuss your home improvement needs; experts will be on location, ready to provide advice!

Be sure to catch the presentations, happening all weekend in the Design Theatre, featuring Thoma Doehring of Tri-City Paint & Decorating, and Ronnie Vanstone of Design Alley Interiors & Renovations.

April 12 | Coquitlam Carnival

Coquitlam

Photo: West Coast Amusements‎ / Facebook

West Coast Amusements, the largest Canadian midway operation in Western Canada is coming to Coquitlam! It will take place at Coquitlam Centre from Thursday, April 12th – Sunday, April 15th, 2018.

April 20 | Price Is Right Live

The Price Is Right

Photo: The Price Is Right Live

The Price Is Right Live will be in Coquitlam for live stage shows from Friday, April 20th – Sunday, April 22nd, 2018.

Alongside their celebrity host, randomly selected contestants play everyone’s favorite games like Plinko™, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. Not to mention, lucky audience members can even win prizes right from their seat!

May 5 | Mackin House Mother’s Day

Bring your kids to Mackin House to create an adorable craft for Mother’s Day.

Parents can relax by the fire in the Parlour with tea and baked goods, while staff and volunteers help the kids with their craft.

May 7 | Farmers Market Opening Day

Join the Coquitlam Farmers Market on May 7th as they open for their 21st season! They’re breaking with tradition this year and opening the weekend before Mother’s Day! This means they’ll be bringing you the very best local produce, baked goods, artisan crafts and more a week early this year!

May 26 | Family Fun Day 2018 at PMCC

CoquitlamCome on out to the 7th annual Family Fun Day. This free event is filled with community booths, games, crafts, food, and live entertainment. Back by popular demand, this year’s headliner is JUNO nominee Will Stroet and the Backyard Band.

May 27 | Tourism Week

Invite friends and family to visit Coquitlam to check out and enjoy all their urban, natural city has to offer.

June 9 | Daisy Day

Coquitlam

Photo: Austin Heights BIA / Facebook

Come out to the 8th Annual Daisy Day taking place on Saturday, June 9th. Not to mention, there will be a free pancake breakfast until 10:30 a.m.

A number of activities for children will take place throughout the day.

June 10 | Teddy Bear Picnic

This event has fun for all young children. It will feature storytelling, puppet shows, rovers, gymnastics and more from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Make sure you also check out the Grand Parade from 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

June 16 | Scottish Festival

CoquitlamSit back and enjoy the massed pipe bands and the best Scottish music in the Pacific Northwest including the world champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band. Everyone is welcome.

June 17 | Lafarge Lake Annual Free Fishing Day

Come to Lafarge Lake for a free family-friendly day of fishy fun and prizes during BC’s free fishing weekend – when anglers can fish BC’s waters without a licence. The Lake is stocked for the day and volunteers are available to teach fishing techniques.

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