Austin HeightsOne of the more established neighbourhoods in Coquitlam, AustinHeights is conveniently located just off of Blue Mountain Street.
BurquitlamBordering the city of Burnaby, Burquitlam (also known as Cariboo/Burquitlam) is considered by some to be the "Gateway to Coquitlam". The neighbourhood is a mix of convenient shops and services, homes and residential apartment buildings that graze the skyline. However, Burquitlam is probably best known for its beautiful community gardens.
This part of Coquitlam is adjoining Burnaby, hence its name, and includes other similar neighbourhoods (from north to south) including Oakdale, Burquitam, Brookmere, and Cariboo.
This area is mostly single-family homes, though there are lots of low- and highrise condos on the western edge in Burquitlam near Lougheed Mall.
Cape HornThis area is primarily a residential neighbourhood with many opportunities for enjoying your favourite recreational activity and excellent access to services and shops both large and small.
CaribooBordering the city of Burnaby, Cariboo (also known as Cariboo/Burquitlam) is considered by some to be the "Gateway to Coquitlam". The neighbourhood is a mix of convenient shops and services, homes and residential apartment buildings that graze the skyline. However, Burquitlam is probably best known for its beautiful community gardens.
Central CoquitlamThis is the place to be if you are looking for parks, community centres and recreational facilities! This well-established community has a mix of newer and older homes. The neighbourhood grew up during the 1950s to 1970s and now has many beautiful parks and greenspaces.
Eagle RidgeOne of Coquitlam’s youngest neighbourhoods, Eagle Ridge was initially developed in 1970s and continued to blossom until the late 1990s when a new middle school & secondary school were built.
Lower LougheedLocated in southwest Coquitlam, Lower Lougheed borders Lougheed Highway, North Road and the Trans Canada Highway. The area contains a mixture of single-family residences and rental units. Thanks to the recent Millennium Skytrain Line expansion, there is a nearby Skytrain station at Lougheed Town Centre. Lower Lougheed’s central location gives residents easy access to many commercial services.
MaillardvilleAs one of Coquitlam’s oldest neighbourhoods, Maillardville reflects the heritage of the French Canadians who were among the first to establish the community at the turn of the century.
Most housing in this part of Coquitlam are single-family houses, with several low-rise multi-family condo development stretched along the south side of Brunette.
Ranch ParkRanch Park is a residential community nestled right in the heart of Coquitlam. It grew up in the 1950s, a baby boomer neighbourhood like Central Coquitlam.
River HeightsHome to people who speak Chinese, Korean, German, Farsi, Polish, Italian and English, River Heights is one of Coquitlam’s greenest and most culturally diverse neighbourhoods.
With a number of parks, forest and green spaces, there are lots of opportunities for everyone to enjoy a variety of leisure and recreational activities.
Town CentreCoquitlam’s Town Centre is a hub of civic life. It has everything from arts and culture, the municipal government, recreation, to education and business centres all within a few steps. You can stroll from City Hall over to Evergreen Cultural Centre and the citysoup.ca Innovation Centre. The David Lam campus of Douglas College and Pinetree Secondary School are just across the way.
The neighbourhood is also "shopping central", with two malls to choose from: Coquitlam Centre and Westwood. Pinetree Village and Sunwood Square offer many services and retail options as well.
Communities by direction
Northeast CoquitlamThis community is mostly single family homes, some in urban settings, some in rural acreage settings. Future residential development is expected to occur on the east side of the Coquitlam River, with a long anticipated David Avenue bridge.
This area lies north of the City of Port Coquitlam, and is northeast of Coquitlam Centre (specifically, east of Pipeline Rd) and includes the neighbourhoods of Hockaday, Park Ridge Estates, New Horizons, River Springs and Burke Mountain.
Hockaday NestorThanks to the construction of new homes in Hockaday Nestor, many new residents joined the community in the 1990s. The neighbourhood is rich in parks, trails and cultural diversity.
Park Ridge EstatesInformation coming soon!
New HorizonsInformation coming soon!
River SpringsIf you like the peace and solitude of the great outdoors, while belonging to a community, you will enjoy River Springs. This neighbourhood, along with Oxford Heights, is one of the few urban areas in the unique rural community of Northeast Coquitlam. The coniferous trees that carpet Burke Mountain lend a lovely green backdrop to the neighbourhood and the rest of the city.
Burke MountainIf you enjoy rural life but still want to have access to urban areas, you might enjoy the unique community of Northeast Coquitlam/Burke Mountain. The coniferous trees that carpet Burke Mountain lend a lovely green backdrop to the neighbourhood and the rest of the city.
The community has many small residential acreages and farms. There are also some more urbanized pockets of houses in River Springs and Oxford Heights. You can head off to Port Coquitlam, the city next door, or Coquitlam’s Town Centre to run your errands and do your shopping.
- Canyon Springs
- Eagle Ridge
- Scott Creek
- Summit View
- North Coquitlam
- Upper Eagle Ridge
- Westwood Plateau
- Westwood Summit
Westwood PlateauThe newest addition to Coquitlam, Westwood Plateau is the most recently developed area of the city. People first moved to the area in 1989 and construction continues to boom into the new millennium.
‘The Plateau’ is a culturally diverse neighbourhood where almost half of the population speaks Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Persian, or Punjabi, as well as French and English.
This area is primarily single family homes, with some higher density apartments clustered around Coquitlam Town Centre. Since the 1990s, most development has occurred in the second-growth forested area known as Westwood Plateau.
Southwest CoquitlamThis area lies southwest from Coquitlam Centre Mall, and lies largely south of the City of Port Moody and extends to the Fraser River (Since we treat Maillardville and Burquitlam as their own areas, we'll treat this area as extending south to Austin Ave, and west to Blue Mountain St).
Homes in this part of Coquitlam are almost all single-family houses, with some higher-density clusters of multi-family apartments between Austin and King Albert, west of Gatensbury.
This area encompasses a number of neighbourhoods in the north:
which includes the neighbourhoods
- Coquitlam East
- Harbour Chines
- Harbour Place
- Laurentian Heights
- Meadow Brook
- Mundy Park
- Ranch Park