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Why Port Coquitlam

Lougheed Westwood Entrance Sign - 2Located in the heart of the Lower Mainland, Port Coquitlam is a unique community, where small town charm meets modern urban amenities. One of the fastest growing communities in the Lower Mainland, the City's natural beauty, growing economy and a distinctive character make Port Coquitlam an ideal place to live, grow and prosper. Although often said to have a small town feel, Port Coquitlam has a vibrant commercial business community and a diverse industrial community. We employ over 13,000 people in specialized manufacturing alone. Affordable, well-serviced and easily accessible industrial and commercial lands have made Port Coquitlam the choice location for progressive enterprises both now and into the future.

A Central and Strategic Position

  • 40 minutes from Downtown Vancouver
  • Adjacent to Trans Canada Highway, Lougheed Highway and Mary Hill Bypass
  • Short driving times to US. border, ferry terminals and Vancouver International Airport
  • Excellent access to Port of Vancouver, Fraser Port, Deltaport and major ports of the US Pacific Northwest via container terminals
  • Home to the largest Canadian Pacific Rail yard in British Columbia

Affordable Industrial Lands and Buildings

  • Four unique industrial areas serves business with the potential for heavy to light or high tech industry placement
  • Business space ranges from single tenant manufacturing to multi-tenant warehouse buildings
  • A wide range of industrial lease rates and purchasing opportunities.

Distinct Commercial Areas
Several distinctive commercial areas including downtown, a community shopping area north of Lougheed Highway, and large format commercial developments in key locations along Lougheed Highway.

Diverse Business Base
Major employers include industrial firms such as CP Rail, Sysco and Esco, commercial businesses such as Home Depot and Safeway, and government organizations such as the School District and the City itself.

Economic Development Activity
The City maintains close contact with agencies such as the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Improvement Association to plan and implement initiatives designed to encourage and foster further commercial and industrial development.

The Mayor and Community and Economic Development Committee meet regularly with business stakeholders to discuss concerns, questions and ideas for business development.

Spectacular Natural Surroundings
Walking Along the Traboulay Poco TrailLocated between the Fraser, Pitt and Coquitlam rivers, the City has a stunning backdrop of local mountains. Over 266 hectares of parks and green spaces with trails and greenways  connect the City’s neighbourhoods.  The 24 km Traboulay PoCo Trail encircles the City, passing along the rivers and through the 55 hectare Hyde Creek Nature Reserve, providing a wide range of recreational opportunities and excellent wildlife viewing.

Housing to  Suit All Lifestyles
The City caters to a variety of residential lifestyles ranging from:

  • the exclusive Citadel Heights area with its panoramic views of the mountains and the Fraser Valley
  • comprehensively planned neighbourhoods such as Riverwood and South Shaughnessy
  • older and new single family homes on large and small lots.
  • new condominiums and townhomes in the Downtown within easy walking distance of public transit, commercial/retail and civic uses – excellent opportunities for small families, empty nesters and seniors

Contact
Development Services Department
Tel 604.927.5442
Fax 604.927.5404
Email planning@portcoquitlam.ca

Location and Mailing Address
City Hall Annex (next to City Hall, above BMO)
200- 2564 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC   V3C 3G4

Business Hours
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)

Last Updated:7/19/2007 4:39:47 PM