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Visit Coquitlam

Fun is in Our Nature

Our thriving sporting community is the type that makes headlines. We live for the thrill of cheering on athletes as they cross the finish line at Percy Perry Stadium. We flock to our first-rate fields and rinks to cheer on our favourite sporting teams. We welcome athletes from around the world and proudly showcase our state-of-the-art facilities.   Here in Coquitlam, Fun is in Our Nature.

Here are five reasons you’ll want to join us.

1) First-rate facilities, fields and turfs

Our state-of-the-art amenities and sporting facilities, including Percy Perry Stadium, attract athletes and participants from around the world.

Whatever your need, you’ll find it here. Coquitlam offers a desirable combination of high-quality recreational and sports facilities including gymnasiums, aquatics facilities, grass and turf fields, stadiums and multi-purpose indoor complexes with dry floor and ice options.

Town Centre Park, which can be easily reached by public transit (SkyTrain), was voted the #1 greatest public space in Canada in 2017 by the Canadian Institute of Planners. This park alone has an immense sports field complex including 6 lit synthetic turf sports fields and warmup area, two grass playing fields and sports courts. It’s also home to Percy Perry Stadium, a track and field facility with a rubberized track and covered seating for over 1,500 people. 

2) Central location in Metro Vancouver

Coquitlam is centrally located within Metro Vancouver and easily accessible by rapid transit including SkyTrain and West Coast Express. We are located just a 40-minute drive from Vancouver, with convenient access via the Trans-Canada Highway or Highway 7 (Lougheed). The Port Mann Bridge connects to Surrey in just minutes, and we’re within reach of two international airports: Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Abbotsford International Airport (YXX).

3) We welcome the world

Coquitlam has hosted a number of international and large-scale sporting events including the 2016 FIL U-19 World Field Lacrosse Championships, the 2015 CP Canadian Women’s Open, The 2017 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic, and the 2016 55+ BC Games.

Large annual sporting events include the CanWest Games, the BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival and a variety of hockey, lacrosse, soccer and swim events. Future events being held in Coquitlam include the 2018 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s National Soccer Championships in November 2018, the 2019 National Box Lacrosse Championships (Peewee, Bantam, Midget) in July 2019 and the 2022 World Men’s Field Lacrosse Championships in July 2022.

4) Have a good night’s rest

Looking for a cozy home away from home? Whether it’s a hotel, motel or bed and breakfast you’re after, you’ll find it here – at an affordable price. The majority of Coquitlam’s accommodations are centrally located, with easy access by road or public transit.

5) We’re here to help

We’re an experienced host city and can help with all the insider details including permits, road and traffic operations, and more. Coquitlam is home to strong local sport associations and an experienced volunteer base.  Whether you’re hosting a community festival, outdoor sporting event, or regional, provincial, national or international tournament, our teams can help you through the process.

See you at the finish line!

Contact:

Eric Kalnins
Tourism Manager, City of Coquitlam
604-927-3912
ekalnins@coquitlam.ca

www.visitcoquitlam.ca

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