Get outdoors! Enjoy Coquitlam parks and trails while physically distancing safely. There’s lots you can do in your own backyard too! Here you’ll find tips and guides, gardening, backyard ideas and more.
Common Name: Winter Currant
Scientific Name: Ribes sanguineum 'White Icicles'
It's a deciduous shrub that produces clusters of drooping white flowers in the early spring, followed by dark blue/black berries in the summer.
Is Winter Currant blooming in your garden? Let us know by tagging #coquitlaminbloom on social media.
Common Name: Bigleaf Maple
Latin Name: Acer macrophyllum
The largest maple in Canada, the Bigleaf Maple can reach heights over 35 meters and can live over 150 years in age. The leaves have five lobes, turning golden yellow in the fall and the branches are often draped with mosses, ferns and lichens.
Join the Coquitlam Parks team and learn about the marvelous machines that help the City keep our public outdoor green spaces healthy and groomed. In this series we feature:
Stay tuned for more marvelous machines coming soon!
Did you know there are over 90 kilometres of trails in Coquitlam? Take a look at our Trail Finder to go for a walk, hike or bike. The trail surfaces are suitable to all types of activities and some are wheelchair accessible.
Avoid the crowds and try these trail options:
Whether you're age three or 83, fishing is an activity that can be enjoyed by all, and here in Coquitlam, you don't have to travel far to cast your line.
Don’t forget! B.C. freshwater sport fishing licenses are required for recreational lake fishing for age 16 and over. You can purchase them online through the government of B.C. website (just $10 for the day for British Columbians) or get more info at GoFishBC. No license is required if you're under 16 years old.
There is a lot of nature within Coquitlam's borders. Take time to explore, and while you are at it, try searching for some items on our Outdoor Scavenger Hunt.
Document your scavenger hunt and everything you find. Share your photos on Twitter and Instagram and tag @CityofCoquitlam #CoquitlamSPIRIT.
Don't lose your hugging skills while physically distancing – hug a tree!
There is beauty all around us. On your next walk, bring your camera and snap photos of birds, tree and nature in action.
Take a selfie with a:
Upload your photos to social media tagging #CoquitlamSPIRIT.
Gather a few rocks and decorate them with messages of support for your community to create a one of a kind rock art garden. Display your rock art in your front yard, balcony and online.
On your next walk, leave your rocks along trails and in parks for others to enjoy.
Snap a picture of your rock art garden and upload it to Twitter or Instagram tagging @CityofCoquitlam and #CoquitlamSPIRIT.