Port Coquitlam supports the largest Terry Fox Run in Canada in mid-September, a run held to raise money for cancer research, started by a local hometown hero, Terry Fox who lost his leg in his battle against cancer, yet still managed to run accross Canada to raise money for research. He later died as a result, but his memory lives on with the Terry...more
We came to the area for business. It was supose to be for one night. We ended up having to stay for...more
36035 N Parallel Rd, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3G2C6, C
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405 North Road, Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3K 3V9, Canada
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Good for: Couples
I'd first heard about this place when one of their flier's arrived in our mail one day. On the first day of summer, I suggested to my boyfriend that we head there for dinner. We each had a panini, and they were absolutely delicious. They make the sandwiches to order, and the bread is a fresh rosemary focaccia. All the sandwiches come with a very...more
In March of 2012, while we were searching for a rental in Coquitlam, I found GianCarlo's online when looking for a good place to have lunch. We expected to just pop in, grab a sandwich and take it to a park to eat. Instead, we found a nice little deli, with a small seating area, where we were able to sit and enjoy our delicious sandwiches. The...more
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Located at the Southeast corner of Lougheed Highway and Westwood Street, this mall features a variety of retail stores including a BC Liquor Store, Rogers Video, Subway, Gulf & Fraser Financial Group, Pennington's, business services (travel agency, real estate and insurance companies), personal services and restaurants.more
Located at the northern end of the Downtown Core, this retail mall development's tenants include Canada Safeway, Canadian Tire, Earls Restaurant, Rogers Video, McDonald’s Restaurant, Westminster Savings, Van City Savings, Reitmans, fast food restaurants, professional offices and miscellaneous other small shops and services.more
We decided to make our trip to Lake Minnekhada on an overcast March Sunday. We were itching to get out of the house as a family and be active, and when we found Lake Minnekhada online we knew we had to go. We made the short drive from our home, and when we arrived we couldn't believe we were still in the same town. The setting was so beautiful, and we were thrilled that somewhere with such a great trail system was so close to our home. You have your choice of trails to take, and the way that the trail system works, means you can really choose how difficult your hike will be and how long you want to be out for. We decided to take the Quarry Trail, making our total hike 4.2km. While I wouldn't call it an advanced hike, it definitely had a bit of challenging parts, so if you are looking for a leisurely stroll threw the woods - this is not the trail to take. We originally planned to make it up to the High Knoll, which apparently has an incredibly view, but by the time we made it there our 19 month old was a little whinny, riding in the hiking pack, so we decided to pass that time. She did love the marsh area when we arrived to it though and was happy to quack and wave at the ducks, and do some walking herself on some much flatter ground. It is definitely a beautiful setting for a hike with just the right amount of challenges to get some great exercise. If you are looking to explore a number of parks in the Greater Vancouver Area, I would recommend a visit to Lake Minnekhada Regional Park.
Equipment: Driving is the best way to get to the park since it is off the beaten path in the Coquitlam area. Make sure you have comfortable shoes, preferably something we good treads - there are definitely some rocky areas and if they are wet, you'll need some good grip. Bring along a small pack with water and some snacks, and just like any other hike make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather. We think an overcast day is always nice for a hike.
Be aware the park does have extensive bear and cougar habitat - so always make sure you are aware of your surroundings and don't be dropping food anywhere that you walk, or wander off the trails.