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Filming locations abound in Port Coquitlam thanks to breathtaking natural vistas complimented by the original City Hall dating back to 1914 and an authentic heritage-themed downtown centre.

Over the years, Port Coquitlam has cooperated with numerous film companies to provide the 'small town' backdrop for television and motion pictures.

Since establishing a film policy and guidelines,  we have successfully coordinated shoots throughout the City. We work closely with film companies to provide a one-stop service to meet all your permitting and permissions requirements. Click here to download a Filming Application in PDF format.

Key Locations

City Hall
It’s the administrative center of town, a big, handsome building right on Shaughnessy Street, the City's main street. The original City Hall is a provincially designated heritage site dating back to 1914. The building was transformed in 1988 into a handsome blend of stone, brick and glass.  City Hall sits within a small, pleasant and carefully tended park, surrounded by blossoming cherry trees, dogwoods, magnolias, and interesting flower gardens. Attractive tiled walks lead the stroller from point to point. The park pivots around a central point, a simple cenotaph bearing the names of Port Coquitlam’s deceased veterans of two world wars and a plaque commemorating the Korean War.  To the right of City Hall is Leigh Square, recently upgraded to include a band shell, fountains, a scultpure court and seating areas.
bullet Virtual Tour - City Hall
bullet Virtual Tour - Leigh Square and Downtown Port Coquitlam

Shaughnessy Street
It is the main road through town, connecting the North Side to the South Side.  In the downtown core, Shaughnessy Street serves as an entrance to the City with broad and attractive sidewalks, planters and decorative lighting.
bullet Virtual Tour - Leigh Square and Downtown Port Coquitlam 

Other Attractions for Filming
Port Coquitlam has more parkland acreage per capita than any city in the Lower Mainland!

Lions Park is located on Shaughnessy Street at Lions Way.  It is much bigger than it appears from Shaughnessy Street as it broadens to a wide and beautiful green expanse with lots of tall trees providing shade and a colourful adventure playground for the younger children. Included in Lions Park is the RailSide Youth Park, the largest outdoor youth park in the Province of BC.
bullet Virtual Tour - Lions Park

Gates Park is slightly downstream from Lions Park on the Coquitlam River and is one of the largest parks in Port Coquitlam featuring first-class baseball diamonds, soccer fields, and an artificial turf field.

Aggie Park is near the Lougheed Highway and has an outdoor pool.

The Port Coquitlam Cemetery, located at the top of Oxford Street, offers peaceful serenity. It is also the final resting place of Canadian hero, Terry Fox.

The unique Traboulay PoCo Trail completely encircles the town, with ever-changing views of city, river, farm, mountains, slough, residential developments, waterfront industry, railway works, old growth forest, parks and wildlife.
bullet Virtual Tour - Traboulay PoCo Trail


Contact
Film Coordinator
Engineering & Operations Department
Tel 604.927.5420
Fax  604.927.5407
Email 
engineering@portcoquitlam.ca

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

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

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Last Updated:1/5/2014 1:39:07 PM