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Surrounded by mountainous wilderness, meandering rivers, and crystal-clear lakes, Coquitlam showcases British Columbia’s natural beauty. It combines this with a cheerful, cultural city center, which, though it is now a suburb of Vancouver, still retains its own sense of independence and identity, making it well worth the trip out. For those wanting to stay in proximity to the bright lights of Vancouver, but also with the great outdoors right on the doorstep, Coquitlam provides the best of both worlds.

Things to see

Take a stroll through Coquitlam’s attractively laid out city center, which has several pleasant parks and cultural buildings. The City Hall and Evergreen Cultural Centre are the 2 main municipal buildings, which show off sleek, modern architecture. The Evergreen Cultural Centre features a constant program of shows, so it’s worth a visit in the evening to see a concert, or even to take part in a community event. Close by, the Coquitlam Centre offers several floors of retail therapy, as well as restaurants and cafés. To the south, Mundy Park provides the city’s main recreation area, with a boating lake and an urban forest with trails and sports facilities. North of the city, the landscape opens up into the glorious mountain vistas for which British Columbia is famed. Head out to Mount Seymour, which is great for climbing in the summer and a popular ski resort in the winter months.

Hotels in Coquitlam

There are a range of hotels within the Coquitlam area. Mid-range, 3 or 4 star hotels are most common here, with a mixture of big brand hotels and independent inns and guesthouses. In the larger hotels, amenities such as full-service spas, swimming pools, and fitness centers are offered. Several hotels also offer rooms with a view of the mountains – a real bonus to wake up to each morning. The smaller hotels have rustic charm, with touches like wood paneling and fresh flowers. The area also has some budget hotels, where free WiFi, complimentary breakfasts, and tour assistance are widely available.

Where to stay

There are a few mid-range hotels close to the center of Coquitlam and this is the best area to stay for access to the city’s cultural venues, as well as the municipal parks. It is convenient for getting out into the mountains, and as there are a couple of metro lines close to the hotels, it also has good transport links to central Vancouver. Close by, Port Moody offers B&B style hotels in picturesque surroundings on the banks of the Burrard Inlet. It is convenient for access to Mount Seymour. For luxury hotels, you’ll need to head closer to Vancouver.

How to get to Coquitlam

Vancouver International Airport is the closest to Coquitlam. From the airport, it is a drive of about 40 minutes. Hire cars and taxis are available at the terminal building. Coquitlam is also easily accessible by public transport from the airport or from downtown Vancouver. From the airport, take the SkyTrain to the downtown Granville terminal, or the train to the Pacific Central Station. From this station, a metro line runs to Coquitlam Central and Coquitlam Port. The total journey from the airport takes just over an hour, while the trip from downtown Vancouver takes 35 minutes, with no changes needed.