Welcome To Port Coquitlam
Port Coquitlam is a complete community with small town charm and big city connections. Explore our history and photo gallery, research useful statistics and facts, and learn about our mission, our vision and our values.
British Columbia municipalities were first formed in the late 1800s when residents saw the need for their growing communities to have the benefit of locally provided and locally controlled services. The City of Port Coquitlam was incorporated as a municipality in 1913 and City Hall constructed in 1914. Since that time the City has seen significant growth with a population now exceeding 57,000.
The City provides a variety of services to those living and visiting here. It provides and maintains the community’s basic essential services like clean water, garbage collection, sewer system, roads, and fire and police protection. In addition, the City also provides other services to escape from the bustle on the Traboulay PoCo Trail, one of Port Coquitlam’s premier attractions. Visitors and locals alike use this 25-kilometre loop trail to experience nature, get some exercise and even to get around.
When you’re ready for a snack and some shopping, make your way to Port Coquitlam’s historic and authentic downtown. Pick up a latté and stroll along charming Shaughnessy Street, lined with trees and shops for browsing. A variety of other services and shopping areas are a quick walk or drive away.
Port Coquitlam is served by School District 43, which includes:
- 14 elementary schools
- 5 middle schools
- 6 private schools
- 2 secondary schools
There are also two major universities, University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, located in the nearby municipalities.
Transit – Bus, Skytrain & Westcoast Express Route Information
Port Coquitlam has an integrated transit system with plenty of options to get around town. The link below will provide you with transit options, schedules and trip planning tools.
For more information, visit translink.ca