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Snow & Winter Safety

During the snow and ice conditions, the City of Port Coquitlam works extra hard to maintain a safe city for residents and visitors.

Snow Removal on Sidewalks

Snow Angels - girlsPort Coquitlam bylaws require all properties (including homes and businesses) to clear the public sidewalks next to their property as soon as possible after a snowfall.

This is important to ensure pedestrians can safely get to their destination – in particular, people with limited mobility such as the elderly and disabled, those who use motorized scooters, or mothers with strollers. A fine of $50 to $2,000 may be issued to those who don't comply with the bylaw.

This is a continuing obligation. Snow and ice must be re-cleared as it re-accumulates.

Be a Good Neighbour!

Clear snow and ice from sidewalks is a difficult task for people who are elderly or have disabilities.

The City is no longer running its formal Snow Angels volunteer snow-shovelling program and is instead asking residents to take the initiative if they see that a neighbour needs help.

Consider clearing a neighbour's sidewalks when you do your own. Shovelling snow is great exercise, and you'll be doing your part to make your community a safer place.

Click for more winter safety tips!

Good Neighbour Recognition

Residents who receive ongoing shovelling assistance from a neighbour this winter are invited to nominate them for recognition through the Good Neighbour recognition program. All nominees will receive a t-shirt or another City-branded item during each month with enough snow to require shovelling. 

Click here to nominate a neighbour.

More Information:

Operations Division
Tel 604.927.5496
24 Hour Emergency Contact 604.543.6700
Fax 604.927.5408
Email publicworks@portcoquitlam.ca

Location and Mailing Address
Operations Centre
1737 Broadway
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 2M9

Business Hours
7:30 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)

Last Updated:12/13/2016 2:10:35 PM