Living in Coquitlam

One of Metro Vancouver’s fastest-growing cities, Coquitlam is a community on the move, but one that has managed to hold on to its small-town warmth and welcoming feel.

With a population of around 130,000, it is the largest of the communities in the Tri-Cities region and encompasses a total area of over 122 km². Coquitlam shares a border with the smaller city of Port Coquitlam and has Pitt River to the east and the Fraser River to the south. Other nearby areas are Port Moody, Burnaby and the village of Anmore.

No more than half an hour or so by car from downtown Vancouver, the city is the geographical heart of the Lower Mainland and is the region’s major cultural and commercial center. Coquitlam is known for its high quality of life as well as a growing and diversifying economic base, with primary sectors that include retail, professional services, technology, manufacturing, and more.

Featuring a variety of distinct districts and neighbourhoods, the city’s housing market is just as diverse. Would-be buyers can choose from luxurious penthouses to townhomes to custom-built single-family homes right on the golf course.

Coquitlam Quick Facts:

  • Has a French Canadian heritage, concentrated in the community of Maillardville, which has the distinction of being the only francophone neighbourhood in British Columbia
  • Population is predicted to increase to 176,000 by 2021
  • Name comes from the word “kwayhquitlum,” which is Coast Salish for red fish
  • 26 km east of Vancouver

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