Coquitlam Town Centre is home to the 4,000-student David Lam Campus of Douglas College, which offers university transfer, career-training and academic-upgrading programs. Therapeutic Recreation, Hotel and Restaurant Management, and Animal Health Technology programs are housed in the original main campus building. The $39 million Health Sciences Centre opened in 2008, with state-of-the-art facilities for Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing and other health-career programs.
Coquitlam is served by School District 43, which includes:
47 Primary or elementary schools
13 Middle or junior high schools
6 Private schools
8 Secondary schools
Coquitlam has over 80 municipal Parks and Natural Areas totalling over 2,200 acres. The parks and trails include features ranging from picnic areas and playgrounds, to outdoor pools, spray parks, sportsfields and skateboard parks.
The city's trail system totals over 90 km and includes a portion of the Trans Canada Trail. There are trail surfaces suited to all types of activity within a relatively short distance of all residents.
There are many Recreation Centres that offer a wide range of fitness, educational and social activities and programs for preschoolers, children, youths, adults and seniors.
Celebrate and experience Coquitlam's rich history, and vibrant and growing arts and cultural community through various and ongoing facilities, centres, festivals and cultural and historic sites throughout the City.
Welcome to Coquitlam
Coquitlam is a city in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Coquitlam, mainly a suburban city, is the sixth-largest city in the province and is one of the 21 municipalities comprising Metro Vancouver.
Coquitlam is fast becoming the Lower Mainland's number one location for lifestyle and business. Our open and accessible government is dedicated to providing services that enable all members of our community – businesses and residents – to prosper and grow within a safe and clean environment.
The City continues to work towards its vision – to build a City of Choice that reflects priorities established by the community which include enhanced transportation choices, public safety, focus on building on our strengths, increasing community involvement and active living and providing an open, cooperative environment for future growth.
Additionally Coquitlam continues to pursue projects, programs and services that take the concepts and goals outlined in its strategic plan and turn them into reality.