Coquitlam BC is a city in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Coquitlam is the sixth-largest city in BC province and is one of the 21 municipalities comprising Metro Vancouver area. It’s just about 25 km away from the City of Vancouver.
Population: 126,840 (2011 Census).
Like the rest of Greater Vancouver BC, Coquitlam has an oceanic climate, with mild temperatures and sufficient precipitation, warm and dry summers and wet cool winters. Precipitation is especially heavy in Coquitlam due to its proximity to the mountain slopes.
Housing. On December 7, 2015 City of Coquitlam Council endorsed a new Housing Affordability Strategy (HAS or the Strategy). Through this Strategy, Coquitlam’s goal is to work with partners from the non-profit, private and public sectors to ensure that a wide variety of housing types, sizes, tenures and prices can be offered in Coquitlam in the years to come. Read More.
Living and Things to Do.
A newly developed Coquitlam downtown offers many options for enjoying dining, shopping as well as arts and culture. There are also many parks, trails and great outdoor activities in Coquitlam’s outdoor areas.
Here is more information on activities in Coquitlam BC: http://www.hellobc.com/coquitlam/things-to-do.aspx
And here’s a quick video for you to learn more about living in Coquitlam BC:
Economy & Employment.
As a suburban community, most of Coquitlam residents commute to work in Vancouver, Burnaby, and other areas of Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland, BC.
Coquitlam’s main industrial area lies in the southern Maillardville/Fraser Mills area near the Fraser River. Among the largest employers within Coquitlam are the City of Coquitlam, Art in Motion and Hard Rock Casino. Other major employers include Coca-Cola, Sony, and the Marine Propulsion division of Rolls-Royce.
Most retail businesses are concentrated around Coquitlam Centre in the Town Centre area, and big-box retailers such as IKEA and The Home Depot in the Pacific Reach areas, with the remainder of the city’s retail outlets centered around the Austin Heights and North Road sectors.
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