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19 Things To Do & Explore In Coquitlam This Summer

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Summer brings out the best that Coquitlam has to offer as a city.

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Here’s our list of 19 things you need to do and see in Coquitlam this summer.

Things To Do & See In Coquitlam

Hiking & Biking

Coquitlam Crunch

Photo: City of Coquitlam

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.

Burke Mountain

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.

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.

Minnekhada Regional Park

Minnekhada Regional Park
Photo: Sina Soltani/Facebook

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

Crystal Falls

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.



All summer | Cineplex Family Favourites

VIP Theatre Park Royal West Vancouver
Photo: Cineplex

Movies will be screened every Wednesday and Saturday in July, August, and September at 11AM.

The best part? Films will be the mere price of $2.99, and a portion of the proceeds go towards supporting WE Charity.


June 27 | Music Bingo

Come out to Townhall Public House for a classic game of bingo!

June 30 | OlSchool Dance Party

BigBlizz & Rexx reunite for a night for the grown and sexy. They’ll be droppin’ Old School Hip Hop & R&B, Dancehall & Funk guaranteed to bring you back and get you moving.


July 1 | Canada Day Celebration

Photo: City of Coquitlam – Municipality‎ / Facebook

Coquitlam’s Canada Day festivities take place on Sunday, July 1st at Town Centre Park. From 12:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., this FREE event will have a diverse lineup of live entertainment, delicious ethnic and regional food, multicultural activities, and fireworks.

July 5 | Circus Time

Come out to Coquitlam Centre for another exciting circus!

July 7 | Kick For A Cure

Kick for a Cure is an awesome all day event in Coquitlam, BC. Soccer tournaments, kids soccer clinics, Canadian Tire Family Fun Zone, prizes, beer/sangria garden, food vendors, sports celebrities, and all day entertainment including live bands.

Proceeds from the Kick For A Cure benefit the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program at BC Children’s Hospital.

July 13 | Summer Concert Series

Photo: City of Coquitlam – Municipality‎ / Facebook

Music lovers will enjoy free summer concerts under the evening sky at TD Community Plaza in Town Centre Park.

Choose to either sit on the grassed seating levels or bring your own chair or blanket while enjoying a homemade picnic or meal purchased from an on-site food truck.

July 14 | Ultimate Car Show

Ultimate Car ShowMore than 300 classic, muscle, premier, exotic and specialty vehicles will be on display at the fifth annual Ultimate Car Show on July 14th running from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This free, family event kicks off with a pancake breakfast starting at 8 am and paid for by donation and includes an outdoor barbecue, beer garden and live entertainment.

July 22 | Kokedama Workshop

Have you heard of Kokedama? Kokedama is Japanese for ‘moss ball,’ and is a fun and current trend in gardening. In this class, Master Gardener Amanda Smith will take you step by step through creating your own kokedama to take home.

July 28 | Music on the Grill – The Travelling Mabels

Presented by Greenline Dental and Evergreen Cultural Centre, Music on the Grill bring top-notch musical acts to Coquitlam each summer. Come out for a sumptuous BBQ dinner served al fresco on the patio with pre-show entertainment, followed by the evening’s marquee presentation in the Studio Theatre.


August 5 | Kids Market

Farmers Markets Metro Vancouver, Langley, Richmond, Burnaby, Surrey, New Westminster, Coquitlam, AbbotsfordShop the vendors of tomorrow! At our Kids Market we dedicate a portion of the market to young entrepreneurs with great products for sale – all made by them!

August 18 | 200hr Yoga Teacher Training

Take Care ClubInterested in learning to teach? Or looking to deepen your understanding of all aspects of yoga? Yoga Generation is offering a unique program that will deepen your connection to yoga, and then layer on the skills you need to teach and share this practice with others.

August 20 | Improvcamp 2018

For a week this summer, over a hundred teens from all over the country will gather on Gambier Island, a beautiful getaway just minutes off the coast of Vancouver. There they will each learn to work together, to tap into their imaginations and discover a passion and self-confidence that will bring them back year after year.



September 21 | Craig Ferguson “Hobo Fabulous Tour”

Photo: Ticketmaster / Facebook

International stand-up comedian and late night talk show host, Craig Ferguson, performs at Hard Rock Casino.

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