Recreation Inclusion

Coquitlam strives to provide  community recreation experiences for people of all ages and abilities. Contact the Community Services team to discuss how we can best support your visit: 

  • Arrange for a facility tour
  • Access to adapted equipment
  • Discuss program options with a Community Services staff member

Children and Youth Programs

Families with children and youth in registered recreation programs are encouraged to complete Recreation Support Request Form a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the program. 

A recreation support plan can support your child’s experience by: 

  • Providing key information to program leaders on how best to support your child’s unique needs
  • Identifying strategies to help your child stay engaged and having fun
  • Having supports such as visual cards and noise minimizing headphones available 
  • Ensuring program spaces meet accessibility requirements 

Note: recreation staff cannot administer medication or assist with dressing, feeding or toileting. 

Patrons who require direct support to safely enjoy our services can bring a support person with them at no additional cost. It is expected the support person will be with the customer throughout their visit and be fully engaged in supporting them. Please let the front know upon arrival.

  1. Adaptive Programs and Services
  2. Accessible Facilities and Equipment
  3. Women and Girls Only Programs

Recreation Social Stories

Is your child feeling nervous about participating in a camp or recreation program? Reference our Social Stories to help them prepare for the experience. 

Sensory-Friendly Swims (All Ages)

An all-inclusive leisure swim time for those who may have sensory processing challenges, or are simply looking for a quieter swim. Music and all water features will be turned off and not available for the duration of the swim time. Drop-in rates apply

Upcoming swims at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex:

  • Friday, Nov. 11 (8 - 9 a.m.)  

Low Sensory Gym Time (1 – 5 years)

Sensory drop in times at Smiling Creek Activity Centre

  • Thursdays from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15 (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)