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Port Coquitlam

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Port Coquitlam

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Port Coquitlam [4] is a small city at the junction of the Pitt and Fraser Rivers in Vancouver's eastern suburbs. It is part of the "Tri-Cities" with neighbouring Coquitlam and Port Moody.

Get in[edit]

Port Coquitlam is situated on the Lougheed Highway (Highway 7), about 30-45 minutes from downtown Vancouver. It is also part of the Translink regional bus system and is serviced by route #159, which connects with Braid Skytrain station in New Westminster, and route #160, which provides a direct connection to downtown Vancouver via Coquitlam and Port Moody.

Get around[edit]

Lougheed Highway is the main road, roughly running through the middle of the city going east to west. There are a number of community bus routes that connect with the #159 and #160 at Port Coquitlam Centre and the Port Coquitlam West Coast Express station.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Colony Farm Regional Park, Colony Farm Rd (main entrance and parking is at the end of Colony Farm Rd), 604 520-6442. Open during the day, closes at dusk. Popular spot with 8.5 km of trails and opportunities for birdwatching. An estimated 150 species of birds are in the park.  edit
  • Terry Fox Statue, 2470 Mary Hill Rd (Terry Fox Library), 604-927-7999. Outdoor Statue so open all the time. Statue to commemorate a, Port Coquitlam raised, Canadian Hero, Terry Fox. Terrance Stanley.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Traboulay PoCo Trail. A 25km walking and cycling trail that circles the city. It is mostly flat and has varied scenery: along the river, downtown and residential areas. A guide is available from the city's website.  edit

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Pallas Athena, 101-1250 Dominion Ave, 604 941-4871. Open evenings. Traditional Greek cuisine with some pizza and Italian dishes. The lamb and calamari are local favourites. $15-25 per main.  edit
  • Wah Wing, 2748 Lougheed Highway #207, 604 945-3333. Open for lunch and dinner. Popular restaurant that serves a varied menu of traditional Chinese dishes. Lunch: $8-10, Dinner: $10-20 per main.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Gillnetter Pub, 1864 Argue St, 604 941-5599, [1]. Pub with a patio that looks over the Pitt River or you can catch the game on one of the TVs. Crowd is more of a mellow middle aged group. The food is average but the daily specials are good value. Mains $9-19.  edit
  • Samz Pub, 2342 Elgin Ave, 604 461-1174, [2]. Pub with great specials. 1/2 Burgers Monday. $2 Taco Tuesdays. Food is delicious. Servers friendly. Lots of TV's to watch sports. Mains $6-19.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Poco Inn & Suites, 1545 Lougheed Highway, 1-800-930-2235 (toll-free) or +1 604 941-6216, [3]. 99 guestrooms, including 23 suites and a few rooms with special themes like Romeo & Juliet, Deserted Island and Back to the 50s. Rooms come standard with fridge, microwave and complimentary high-speed internet. $160 and up in high season.  edit


Get out[edit]

As part of the Vancouver region, there are many nearby things to do. Options include:

  • Visit the North Shore to take in Grouse Mountain, a suspension bridge or go hiking in one of the many parks.
  • Richmond has the historic village of Steveston, one of the largest Buddhist temples in North America and the night market in summer.
  • The Fraser Valley, to the east on Highway 7, has Vancouver's zoo, hiking, hot springs and some local wineries.

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