COQUITLAM NEIGHBOURHOODS – use the map to link to a neighbourhood guide
LOOKING FOR HOME IN COQUITLAM NEIGHBOURHOODS?
Are you looking to buy a home in Coquitlam? Our 2020 Coquitlam neighbourhood guide has everything you need to find out about all the new neighbourhoods and community subareas of Coquitlam.
Author: Meryl Hamdillah is a REALTOR with Sutton WestCoast Group and is an active community writer in Tri-Cities and Vancouver. If you are interested in a real estate or community topic in Tri-Cities or Metro Vancouver, feel free to call or text 604-307-9506
ABOUT COQUITLAM NEIGBOURHOODS
Coquitlam Neighbourhoods Guide 2020
What are the neighbourhoods in Coquitlam?
There are 23 neighbourhoods in Coquitlam (defined by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver REBGV). In addition, there are 4 new neighbourhoods being planned by the City of Coquitlam within the Burke Mountain area (Lower Hyde Creek, Upper Hyde Creek, Smiling Creek, Partington Creek)
I can’t find a Coquitlam neighbourhood in the REBGV list?
Some neighbourhood names are either popular names or are names defined by the City for planning purposes. As a result, these names may not match the Real Estate Board’s names. Don’t worry, we have you covered. CHECK here to find neighbourhood name equivalents!
What is population growth rate in Coquitlam?
Coquitlam is the highest growing Metro Vancouver city from the 2011 to the 2016 Census. In fact, the expected growth is 90,000 people over next 25 years (source: City of Coquitlam).
What neighbourhoods have the highest development growth in Coquitlam?
The Southwest Coquitlam area has the most development activity that is primarily concentrated in Burquitlam 67%. The next highest activity is in City Centre area at 29%.
LIST OF COQUITLAM NEIGHBOURHOODS
23 Neighbourhoods are defined by the REBGV is as follows:
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POPULAR COQUITLAM NEIGHBOURHOOD NAMES
The City of Coquitlam defines neighbourhood names for planning and development. This means that names can change along with the plans. Because of this, both the city’s neighbourhood names and their geographic boundaries may change. Occasionally, new neighbourhood areas are created. If this is confusing, don’t worry, we are here to help. Here are some common popular neighbourhood names along with their corresponding Real Estate Board names.
|CITY DEFINITION||REAL ESTATE BOARD DEFINITION|
|CITY CENTRE||NORTH COQUITLAM, CANYON SPRINGS|
|PARTINGTON CREEK (NEW)||BURKE MOUNTAIN|
|SMILING CREEK (NEW)||BURKE MOUNTAIN|
|LOWER HYDE CREEK (NEW)||BURKE MOUNTAIN|
|UPPER HYDE CREEK (NEW)||BURKE MOUNTAIN|
|WATERFRONT VILLAGE CENTRE||CAPE HORN|
|PACIFIC MAYFAIR||CAPE HORN|
|EAGLE RIDGE||UPPER EAGLE RIDGE, LOWER EAGLE RIDGE, SCOTT CREEK, SUMMIT VIEW, WESTWOOD SUMMIT|
|CENTRAL COQUITLAM||CENTRAL COQUITLAM, HARBOUR CHINES, HARBOUR CHINES, HARBOUR PLACE, CHINESIDE|
|AUSTIN HEIGHTS||CENTRAL COQUITLAM|
|RIVER HEIGHTS||COQUITLAM EAST|
COQUITLAM NEIGHBOURHOOD DEMOGRAPHICS
The 2016 Census shows the population of Coquitlam to be 139,284 but BCStats estimates in their Jan 2019 report that the 2018 population in Coquitlam is around 149,490 growing at a rate of 1.2% per year. In fact, this is just below Metro Vancouver’s growth rate of 1.5% per year. For more details with infographics, we have provided links to Coquitlam’s Community Demographic Profiles based on the 2016 census below:
COQUITLAM CRIME STATISTICS
The RCMP Coquitlam Detachment patrols and investigates 24/7 in the City of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. Meanwhile, Port Moody has their own police detachment. The RCMP police publicize hotspot areas of crime to target and to reduce crime. In fact, Coquitlam enjoys relatively low crime rates as reported in StatsCanada’s crime rate reports. For instance, the 2018 report shows that the overall rate of crime (per 100,000) was 5288 in Coquitlam as compared to Vancouver’s rate of 8,765 and Surrey’s rate of 8,196. In addition, violent Crime rates in Coquitlam in 2018 was 672 while Vancouver’s rate was nearly double 1,229. Please note that these numbers do not indicate level of safety and only reflect comparison of statistical occurrences of crime incidents.
Public transportation has been critical to growth of the city. Residents, businesses, workers, and visitors rely on the transportation system for their daily lives. Coquitlam has different choices of transportation networks that are interconnected. The choices include buses, skytrain, West Coast Express, cycling routes, roads, pedestrian walkways.
Translink and Coast Mountain provide public buses throughout Coquitlam. The major stations are Coquitlam Central Station, Lafarge Lake-Douglas, Lincoln, Lougheed Town Centre Station, Burquitlam Station, Moody Centre Station. Translink provides a map here.
Plans in motion for RapidBus (formerly B-Line) to provide air conditioned, limited stop buses to connect Haney Place Mall in Maple Ridge through Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows to Coquitlam Central Station.
The Evergreen Extension of the Millenium Line connects Coquitlam to the Skytrain network (Canada Line, Expo Line, Millenium Line). This network directly connects Coquitlam to Port Moody, Burnaby, New Westminster, Vancouver, Richmond, and Surrey. The Evergreen extension starts from Lougheed Town Centre Station in Burnaby eastward for 6 stops: Burquitlam Station, Moody Centre Station, Inlet Centre Station, Coquitlam Central Station, Lincoln Station, Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station. The last 3 stations cover Coquitlam city centre North to South.
WEST COAST EXPRESS TRAIN
This urban commuter rail line connects Mission City in the East to Waterfront Station where you can catch the Skytrain or Bus in Vancouver. In Coquitlam, you can catch the WCE train at Coquitlam Central station (skytrain station) and Moody Centre (skytrain station). Most commuters use this to commute to downtown Vancouver. The optional skytrain stations provides an alternative to the WCE.
Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam Public Schools are governed by the Board of Education School District No. 43 (SD43). 32,000 students attend SD43’s 70 schools. There are 13 Pre-school locations (StrongStart – call us for info), 45 Elementary Schools (grades K-5), 14 Middle Schools (grades 6-8), 11 Secondary Schools (grades 9-12), and several Adult Continuing Education locations. SD43 School websites.
Each school has a defined area of coverage as the home base for students. The home base or catchment for your school depends on where you live. Although parents and students must register in their catchment area school; they can however, choose to go to a different school by registering at the other school depending on availability. There are different reasons parents go “cross-catchment”. A popular reason may be to select a Program of Choice. For example French Bilingual, Mandarin Bilingual, Montessori, or Community School. The SD43 school board provides an official catchment locator tool; however to assist parents who prefer a visual map to see nearby catchments, we have developed a map of catchment areas where you can type in an address and it will show you the catchment on the map. See link below:
COQUITLAM SPORTS & RECREATION
The City of Coquitlam offers a variety of programs and activities to promote and encourage active participation for all ages and ability levels in friendly welcoming environments. Each City facility is designed and maintained to create a positive experience for both organized groups and casual activity.
Registration & Rentals | Fees & Passes | Drop-In Activities
Recreation Programs | Sports Facilities | Recreation Centres | Recreation Access
Coquitlam has over 80 municipal Parks and Natural Areas totalling over 2,200 acres. The parks and trails include features ranging from picnic areas and playgrounds, to outdoor pools, spray parks, sportsfields and skateboard parks.
Park Finder | Parks Programs | Trail System | Planning & Construction | Invasive Plants
Planning & Construction | Donations & Gifting | Park Spark
COQUITLAM ARTS & CULTURE
Celebrate and experience Coquitlam’s rich history, and vibrant and growing arts and cultural community through various and ongoing facilities, centres, festivals and cultural and historic sites throughout the City.
Festivals/Special Events | Arts Organizations | Coquitlam Public Library
Public Art | Heritage & History | Cultural Policies & Plans