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City of Coquitlam
Coquitlam Town Centre Area.jpg
Flag of Coquitlam
Official logo of Coquitlam
Location of Coquitlam within Metro Vancouver
Location of Coquitlam within Metro Vancouver
Country  Canada
Province BC/BCE
Region Lower Mainland
Regional District Metro Vancouver
Incorporated 1908
 • Total 122.30 km2 (47.22 sq mi)
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 126,840
 • Density 1,034.0/km2 (2,678/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Postal code span V3B to V3K
Area code(s) +1-604, +1-778

Coquitlam /kˈkwɪtləm/ (2011 census population 126,840) 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. The current mayor of Coquitlam is Richard Stewart.


The Coast Salish people were the first to live in this area, and archaeology confirms continuous occupation of the territory for at least 9,000 years. The name Kwikwetlem is said to be derived from a Coast Salish term meaning "red fish up the river".

Explorer Simon Fraser came through the region in 1808, and in the 1860s Europeans gradually started settling the area. Coquitlam began as a "place-in-between" with the construction of North Road in the mid-19th century to provide Royal Engineers in New Westminster access to the year-round port facilities in Port Moody.

The young municipality got its first boost in 1889 when Frank Ross and James McLaren opened what would become Fraser Mills, a $350,000, then state-of-the-art lumber mill on the north bank of the Fraser River. The District of Coquitlam was incorporated in 1891. By 1908, a mill town of 20 houses, a store, post office, hospital, office block, barber shop, and pool hall had grown around the mill. A mill manager's residence was built that would later become Place des Arts.

Over the next two years, several contingents of French Canadian mill workers arrived from Quebec, and Maillardville was born. Named for Father Edmond Maillard, a young Oblate from France, it became the largest Francophone centre west of Manitoba. Maillardville's past is recognized today in street names, the Francophone education system and French immersion programs, French-language guides and scouts, and celebrations such as Festival du Bois.

Following World War II, Coquitlam and the rest of the Lower Mainland experienced substantial population growth that continues today. The opening of Lougheed Highway in 1953 made the city more accessible and set the stage for residential growth. In 1971, Coquitlam and Fraser Mills were amalgamated, which gave the city a larger industrial base. The mill closed in 2001, and is now rezoned into a residential area.


Coquitlam is situated some 10 to 15 km (6.2 to 9.3 mi) east of Vancouver, where the Coquitlam River connects with the Fraser River and extends northeast along the Pitt River toward the Coquitlam and Pitt lakes. Coquitlam borders Burnaby and Port Moody to the west, New Westminster to the southwest, and Port Coquitlam to the southeast. Burke Mountain, Eagle Ridge, and 1,583 m (5,194 ft) tall Coquitlam Mountain form the northern boundary of the city. Coquitlam's area, 152.5 square kilometres (58.9 sq mi), dwarfs the other communities in the Tri-Cities; it is about six times larger than either Port Moody or Port Coquitlam.

Like Vancouver, Coquitlam is in the Pacific Time Zone (winter UTC−8, summer UTC−7), and the Pacific Maritime Ecozone.


Coquitlam cityhall
Coquitlam City Hall

Coquitlam's geographic shape can be thought of as a tilted hourglass, with two larger parcels of land with a smaller central section connecting them.

Southwest Coquitlam comprises the original core of the city, with Maillardville and Fraser River industrial sector giving way to the large residential areas of Austin Heights, colloquially referred to as "The Bump" due to its high and flat plateau topography. These older residences, with larger property dimensions, are increasingly being torn down and replaced with newer and larger homes. The Poirier Street area was the city's original recreational centre with the Coquitlam Sports Centre, Chimo Aquatic and Fitness Centre, and sports fields located there, while City Hall was previously located further south in Maillardville.

The Austin Heights area contains Como Lake, a renowned urban fishing and recreation area, and headwaters for the Como watershed. The watershed represents one of the last urban watersheds in the Tri-Cities that supports wild stocks of coho salmon as well as other species at risk such as coastal cutthroat trout (both sea-run and resident) and bird species such as the great blue heron and green heron. It also contains Mundy Park, one of the largest urban parks in the Metro Vancouver area.

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Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam Town Centre

In 1984, the provincial government sold 57 hectares (141 acres) formerly attached to Riverview Hospital to Molnar Developments. Shortly afterward, this land was subdivided and became Riverview Heights, with about 250 single family homes. The remaining 240 acres (0.97 km2) of this still-active mental health facility has been the subject of much controversy between developers, environmentalists, and conservationists. In 2005, the city's task force on the hospital lands rejected the idea of further housing on the lands and declared that the lands and buildings should be protected and remain as a mental health facility.

Coquitlam Town Centre, was designated as a "Regional Town Centre" under the Metro Vancouver’s Livable Region Strategic Plan. The concept of a town centre for the area dates back to 1975, and is intended to have a high concentration of high-density housing, offices, cultural, entertainment and education facilities to serve major growth areas of the region, served by rapid transit service. It is in the town centre that many public buildings can be found, including City Hall, a branch of the Coquitlam Public Library, R.C.M.P. station, Coquitlam's main fire hall, the David Lam Campus of Douglas College, the Evergreen Cultural Centre, City Centre Aquatic Complex, Town Centre Park and Percy Perry Stadium. Coquitlam Town Centre is currently undergoing an update of the Town Centre plan.

In 1989, the provincial government sold 570 hectares (1,409 acres) of second-growth forested land on the south slope of Eagle Mountain, known locally as Eagle Ridge, to developer Wesbild. This resulted in the closure of Westwood Motorsport Park in 1990, and the creation of Westwood Plateau, which was developed into 4,525 upscale homes, as well as two golf courses.

With development on Westwood Plateau completed and the opening of the David Avenue Connector in 2006, Coquitlam's primary urban development has now shifted to Burke Mountain in the northeastern portion of the city.

Westwood Plateau from Bby Mtn
Westwood Plateau, with Burke Mountain behind it and Golden Ears Provincial Park in the distance

Coquitlam land use (2001) total 152.5 km2 (37,684 acres):

  • Agricultural land 381.25 ha (942.1 acres)
  • Extractive industry 138.00 ha (341.0 acres)
  • Harvesting and research 0.00 ha (0.0 acres)
  • Residential
    • Single family 2,790.75 ha (6,896.1 acres)
    • Rural 488.00 ha (1,205.9 acres)
    • Town/Low-rise 244.00 ha (602.9 acres)
    • High-rise 15.25 ha (37.7 acres)
  • Commercial 288.75 ha (713.5 acres)
  • Industrial 427.00 ha (1,055.1 acres)
  • Institutional 350.75 ha (866.7 acres)
  • Transport. comm., utilities 274.50 ha (678.3 acres)
  • Recreation / nature areas 5,429.00 ha (13,415.4 acres)
  • Open / Undeveloped 3,080.50 ha (7,612.1 acres)
  • GVRD Watershed 1,342.00 ha (3,316.2 acres)


Like the rest of Metro Vancouver, Coquitlam has an oceanic climate (Köppen climate type Cfb), enjoying mild temperatures and sufficient precipitation; warm/dry summers and wet/cool winters. However, unlike other cities in the area, precipitation is especially heavy in Coquitlam due to its proximity to the mountain slopes. With westward air moving off the Pacific Ocean, the air is forced to flow up the Coast Mountains causing it to cool and condense and fall as precipitation, this process is known as orographic precipitation. The orographic effect is mainly responsible for the massive 1,969 mm (77.5 in) annual average precipitation that Coquitlam receives each year, with most falling as rainfall in the fall and winter months, with 316 mm (12.4 in) in November; the summer is usually sunny with minimal precipitation with 60.7 mm (2.39 in) in July. Although the mild temperatures allow for mostly rain to fall during the winter months, occasionally snow will fall. With a slightly higher elevation compared to the rest of Metro Vancouver, Coquitlam receives an average of 56 cm (22 in) of snow each year, with it rarely staying on the ground for more than a day or two, adding to a very intermittent snow cover during the winter season. On 29 December 1996 over 45 cm of snow fell in just 24 hours.

Coquitlam is also located in the warmest region in Canada where average mean annual temperature is 10.2 °C (50.4 °F). Temperatures are warm during the summer months with an average high of 22.7 °C (72.9 °F), and an average low of 13.4 °C (56.1 °F) in August. During the winter months, the average high is 6.3 °C (43.3 °F), and the average low is 1.4 °C (34.5 °F) in January. This relatively mild climate, by Canadian standards, is caused by the warm Alaska Current offshore and the many mountain ranges preventing the cold arctic air from the rest of Canada from reaching the southwest corner of British Columbia.

One of the most recent snowy winters was 2008–09, when, in mid-December, cold temperatures from an Arctic front collided with moist air from the pacific; over 100 centimetres (39 in) of snow fell throughout December and temperatures stayed below 0 °C (32 °F) for over 2 weeks, which, in effect, resulted in an extreme snow cover of 50 centimetres (20 in) for Christmas. In the first two weeks of January 2009, a sudden thaw induced by a Pineapple Express caused heavy rain to fall. However, due to the further distance away from the coast and the slightly higher elevation of Coquitlam in comparison to other communities in Metro Vancouver, all of the precipitation that fell in the first week of January 2009 was heavy, wet snow which produced a snow cover of 70 centimetres (28 in). Flooding was a concern in low-lying areas near the Fraser River. After the winter of 2008–09 ended, about 190 centimetres (75 in) of snow had fallen.

Climate data for Coquitlam (Port Moody Glenayre) (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.5
Average high °C (°F) 6.3
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.9
Average low °C (°F) 1.4
Record low °C (°F) −14.0
Precipitation mm (inches) 285.0
Rainfall mm (inches) 266.9
Snowfall cm (inches) 18.0
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 19.1 14.7 17.6 15.1 14.0 12.0 7.7 6.8 9.0 16.3 20.0 18.1 170.4
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 18.0 13.9 17.3 15.1 14.0 12.0 7.7 6.8 9.0 16.2 19.7 16.9 166.5
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 2.1 1.9 0.92 0.12 0 0 0 0 0 0.09 1.1 2.7 8.9
Source: Environment Canada
Climate data for Coquitlam (Como Lake Ave) (1971–2000) (Elevation:160 m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Precipitation mm (inches) 242.2
Rainfall mm (inches) 220.1
Snowfall cm (inches) 22.1
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 19.3 16.7 16.7 14.8 14.4 12.5 7.8 7.8 8.5 14.9 20.5 20.1 173.9
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 17.5 15.7 16.4 14.8 14.4 12.5 7.8 7.8 8.5 14.8 20.3 18.7 169.2
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 3.4 2.1 0.91 0.13 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.04 1 3.5 11.1
Source: Environment Canada


Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1921 2,374 —    
1931 4,871 +105.2%
1941 7,949 +63.2%
1951 15,697 +97.5%
1956 20,800 +32.5%
1961 29,053 +39.7%
1966 40,916 +40.8%
1971 53,073 +29.7%
1976 55,464 +4.5%
1981 61,077 +10.1%
1986 69,291 +13.4%
1991 84,021 +21.3%
1996 101,820 +21.2%
2001 112,890 +10.9%
2006 114,565 +1.5%
2011 126,840 +10.7%
Population Growth (source: BC Stats)
Canada 2006 Census Population Percent
Visible minority group
South Asian 4,185 3.7%
Chinese 19,580 17.2%
Black 1,005 0.9%
Filipino 3,050 2.7%
Latin American 1,530 1.3%
Arab 635 0.6%
Southeast Asian 1,060 0.9%
West Asian 4,250 3.7%
Korean 5,990 5.3%
Japanese 1,140 1%
Other visible minority 80 0.1%
Mixed visible minority 1,375 1.2%
Total visible minority population 43,875 38.6%
Aboriginal group
First Nations 710 0.6%
Métis 730 0.6%
Inuit 15 0%
Total Aboriginal population 1,565 1.4%
European 68,120 60%
Total population 113,560 100%

In the 2011 Census, Statistics Canada originally reported that Coquitlam had a population of 126,456 living in 45,553 of its 48,083 total dwellings, a 10.4% change from its 2006 population of 114,565. Statistics Canada subsequently amended the 2011 census results to a population of 126,840 living in 45,743 of its 48,289 total dwellings, a 10.7% change from 2006. With a land area of 122.30 km2 (47.22 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,037.1/km2 (2,686/sq mi) in 2011.

According to the 2006 Canadian census, there were 114,565 people living in the municipality in 43,241 private dwellings. 37% of households contained a married couple with children, 25% contained a married couple without children, and 22% were one-person households. Of the 32,185 reported families: 77% were married couples with an average of 3.2 persons per family, 15% were lone-parents with an average of 2.5 persons per family, and 8% were common-law couples with an average of 2.6 persons per family. The median age of Coquitlam’s population was 39.0 years, slightly younger than the British Columbia median of 40.8 years. Coquitlam had 82.6% of its residents 15 years of age or older, less than the provincial average of 83.5%. The south part of Coquitlam has a pocket of French speakers.

In the same 2006 census, about 41% of Coquitlam residents were foreign-born, much higher than the 27% foreign-born for the whole of British Columbia. 61% of respondents claimed to not be a visible minority, while the largest visible minorities included Chinese (17.2%), Korean (5.3%), South Asian and West Asian (both 3.7%), and Filipino (2.7%). 58% of respondents list English as their mother tongue, while 96% state having knowledge of English.

Also according to the 2006 census, the median income in 2005 for all families was $67,031, compared to the provincial average of $62,346. 55.7% of respondents 15 years of age and older claim to have a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree, compared to 52.2% province-wide. The 2001 census found that 20.2% of Coquitlam residents are Protestant and 21.6% are Catholic. 10.8% belong to other Christian denominations, 8.6% are adherents of other religions, and 35% profess no religion.

Only 25.3% of Coquitlam residents who work outside the home work within the city of Coquitlam itself, just over half the provincial average of 48.7% of residents who work within their own municipality, yet 18.2% of Coquitlam residents take public transit or bicycle or walk to work, close to the provincial average of 19.2%.


The three most commonly spoken mother tongues reported in Coquitlam as of the 2011 census were Korean (6.1%), Persian (4.9%) and Mandarin (4.7%).

Canada 2011 Census Population Percent of total population Percent of non-official language population
English 68,700 54.9 N/A
Korean 7,600 6.1 13.9
Persian 6,100 4.9 11.1
Mandarin 5,855 4.7 10.7
Cantonese 5,810 4.6 10.6
Chinese-n.o.s. 5,750 4.6 10.5
French 1,420 2.6 N/A

Culture and contemporary life

Being in close proximity to Vancouver and surrounded by the rest of the Lower Mainland, Coquitlam residents have access to virtually unlimited choice in cultural and leisure activities. Within the city itself are numerous venues that bring these choices closer to home.

Coquitlam was designated as a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2009 by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Arts and entertainment

The Molson Canadian Theatre, a 1,074-seat multi-purpose venue, opened as part of a $30 million expansion to Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino in 2006, while Cineplex Entertainment operates the 4,475-seat SilverCity Coquitlam movie complex with 20 screens.

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Evergreen Cultural Centre

A partnership of the city, the arts community, private business and senior governments, the Evergreen Cultural Centre in the Town Centre area is a venue for arts and culture, a civic facility designed to host a wide variety of community events. It features a 264-seat black box theatre, rehearsal hall, art studios and art gallery. Evergreen serves as the home venue for the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Coastal Sound Music Academy, and the Stage 43 Theatrical Society. Nearby proscenium theatres include the 336-seat Terry Fox Theatre in Port Coquitlam, and the 206-seat Inlet Theatre in Port Moody.

Place des Arts is a non-profit teaching arts centre in Maillardville founded in 1972, offering programs in visual arts, music, acting, and dance. It features specialized programs for school students and home learners, and presents concerts and exhibitions for the public. Studios are offered for pottery, fibre arts, yoga, ballet, drama, piano, drawing and painting. Place des Arts offers four faculty concerts throughout the year, as well as numerous recitals and presentations by students on an ongoing basis.

Place Maillardville is a community centre providing leisure activities for all age groups, with programs on French language, culture, as well as physical activities. Heritage Square offers visitors a wealth of historic sites, gardens, a bike path, and an outdoor amphitheatre; it is also home to the Mackin Heritage Home & Toy Museum.

Parks and community

Minnekhada Regional Park
Minnekhada Regional Park

Coquitlam has a considerable number of open green spaces, with the total area of over 890 hectares (2,200 acres). There are over 80 municipal parks and natural areas, with Mundy Park located roughly in the centre of the city being the biggest, and Ridge Park located in the highlands near the city's northern edge. Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, Minnekhada Regional Park, and Pitt Addington Marsh are on the northern and eastern border of the city, while the restricted area of the Metro Vancouver's Coquitlam watershed border Coquitlam to the north. Colony Farm is a 404-hectare park that straddles the Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam boundaries, offering walking trails rich with wildlife and gardens. Town Centre Park is a large city park located in the central area of the city, it provides city residents with many recreational activities. Como Lake Park is also popular with local residents.

Coquitlam does not have any beaches within the city limits, but the Tri-Cities offers freshwater beaches in neighbouring Anmore (Buntzen Lake, Sasamat Lake) and saltwater beaches in Belcarra and Port Moody.

Numerous yearly festivals are staged at various locations throughout Coquitlam, including Festival du Bois (first full weekend in March), the Water's Edge Festival (third full weekend in March), Como Lake Fishing Derby (last Sunday in May), BC Highland Games (last Saturday in June), a Canada Day Celebration at Town Centre Park (July 1), and the Blue Mountain Music Festival (mid-July).

Sports and recreation

Professional sports teams in the area include the Vancouver Canucks (National Hockey League), BC Lions (Canadian Football League), Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Major League Soccer), and the Vancouver Canadians (Northwest League baseball). The 2010 Winter Olympics were also staged in the Metro Vancouver and Whistler areas.

Coquitlam Percy Perry Stadium ILFU19
Lacrosse at Percy Perry Stadium
Main arena at the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex
Coquitlam Express hockey at the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex
Coquitlam Chimo Aquatic and Fitness Centre
Chimo Aquatic and Fitness Centre

The city is responsible for the maintenance of numerous sports and recreation fields, including 40 grass/sand/soil sports fields, five FieldTurf fields, 35 ball diamonds, several all-weather surfaces, a bowling green, a croquet/bocce court, and a cricket pitch. The city also operates Percy Perry Stadium and the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex. Privately owned Planet Ice features 4 additional ice rinks, and more rinks are found throughout the Tri-Cities.

The city manages four all-age community centres (Centennial, Pinetree, Poirier, Summit), and two senior community centres (Dogwood Pavilion, Glen Pine Pavilion).

Baseball – The Coquitlam Reds of the B.C. Premier Baseball League play their home games at Mundy Park; the Reds' most famous alumnus is former Major League All-Star and National League MVP Larry Walker. Coquitlam is also home to Coquitlam Little League, which has been part of Little League International since 1955; Coquitlam finished 3rd at the 1984 Little League World Series. In 2008, Coquitlam hosted the Junior League Canadian Championships.

Basketball – Coquitlam is home to the Tri City Youth Basketball Association; formed in 1999, it serves the Tri-Cities with over 1,400 players from grades 2 to 9. The program is part of the Steve Nash Youth Basketball program administered by Basketball BC. It is open to both boys and girls, and operates out of school gyms across the Tri-Cities area.

Cricket – Coquitlam is home to the Windies Cricket Club. The club consists of over 40 members with 3 adult teams playing in the Premier, Second & Fifth Divisions. The club is affiliated with the British Columbia Mainland Cricket League and games are played at Mackin Park. A youth Kanga Cricket Program was formed with the aim of promoting and growing the game of cricket in Coquitlam. The SuperStrikers cricket team is open to boys and girls aged 6 – 16.

Football – Coquitlam is home to the Coquitlam Minor Football Association, which is a member of the Vancouver Mainland Football League. CMFA players range from 6 to 18 years of age, and play against teams from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Coquitlam was also the home of the Tri-City Bulldogs of the Canadian Junior Football League from 1991 to 2004.

Golf – In addition to courses in neighbouring communities in the Tri-Cities, Coquitlam itself is home to several golf facilities. The Vancouver Golf Club, located in southwest Coquitlam, has hosted two major LPGA tour events as well as one Senior PGA Tour event. The Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club is one of the highest rated golf courses in Canada. Both the Westwood Plateau Golf Academy and Eaglequest Golf Centre are designed as executive learning courses.

Hockey – Founded in 2001, the Coquitlam Express of the British Columbia Hockey League play at the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex. Coquitlam is also home to the Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association, a AAA club in the Greater Vancouver area in the Pacific Coast Division, with almost 1000 members from Initiation Hockey 1 to Juvenile.

Lacrosse – Coquitlam is home to the Coquitlam Adanacs of the Western Lacrosse Association, who play at the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, and to the Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse Association. In July 2008, Percy Perry Stadium hosted the 2008 ILF Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships.

Motorsports – Coquitlam was formerly home to Westwood Motorsport Park, Canada's first purpose-built permanent road course, located on what is now Westwood Plateau. The first race was held in 1959, and over the years hosted many different professional series including Formula Atlantic and Trans-Am. Notable drivers to have raced at Westwood include Formula One World Champion Keke Rosberg, Indianapolis 500 winners Bobby Rahal and Danny Sullivan, Gilles Villeneuve and Michael Andretti. The track finally closed in 1990 due to encroaching development, and racing moved to Mission Raceway Park.

Softball – Coquitlam is home to the Coquitlam Minor Softball Association. This association consists of about 300 registered players, predominantly females between the ages of 5 – 19 years of age. Most of the games are held at Mundy Park, Riverview Park, and Hillcrest Park. The CMSA is home to the Coquitlam Classics competitive rep program.

Soccer – The city is home to two major soccer associations, including the Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club which has over 2500 players that range from Under-5 to adult teams including the Women's Premier team which plays in the Pacific Coast Soccer League, and the North Coquitlam United Soccer Club.

Swimming – City Centre Aquatic Complex is an indoor aquatic centre built in the Town Centre area at a cost of $8.2 million and opened in 1994. CCAC features a 50m Olympic size swimming pool, wave pool, waterslide, 3,000-square-foot (280 m2) fitness centre, and physiotherapy clinic. The Chimo Aquatic and Fitness Centre opened in 2008 in the Austin Heights area at a cost of $19.5 million, replacing the older Chimo Pool nearby. CAFC features a 25m swimming pool, a 20m lap pool, leisure pool, and fitness room. Coquitlam also operates three outdoor swimming pools (Eagle Ridge, Rochester, Spani), two outdoor wading pools (Blue Mountain, Mackin), and three outdoor splash pads (Blue Mountain, Panorama, Town Centre).

Track and Field – Coquitlam is home to the Coquitlam Cheetahs track and field club, who train at Percy Perry Stadium, which was named after their former coach who died in 2005.


In addition to the other Metro Vancouver media outlets, CKPM-FM was the first radio station dedicated to the Tri-Cities area when it took to the air in 2009.

Coquitlam is served by two bi-weekly newspapers, the Tri-City News and Coquitlam Now.

A significant number of movie and television productions have been partly or completely filmed in Coquitlam in recent years, including 2014's Godzilla, both New Moon and Eclipse from the Twilight series, The X-Files, Juno, Smallville, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Dark Angel, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Romeo Must Die, and Watchmen. The city maintains the Coquitlam Film Office to coordinate permits, traffic and crowd control, and insurance for film and television productions.

Sister cities

Coquitlam currently has Sister City relationships with the following:

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