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A vibrant community of more than 57,000 people, Port Coquitlam boasts a picturesque natural setting, a strategic location, progressive business opportunities, small town spirit and a dedication to healthy living that offers an exceptional living and working environment for people of all ages and lifestyles.

Over the last several years, the City has been bustling with new commercial, institutional, industrial and residential developments, much of which are close to its historic and authentic downtown core or in new growth areas such as the Dominion Triangle. To meet the needs of our residents, the City is undertaking improvements to infrastructure, transportation and other services, including the new Leigh Square Community Arts Village and the Coast Meridian Terry-Fox-Library-in-SpringOverpass.

Incorporated as a municipality in 1913, Port Coquitlam strives to be a complete community that balances social, environmental and economic values while fulfilling the priorities set by our citizens. We are fond of saying that Port Coquitlam enjoys small-town spirit and big-city connections, and for good reason. We believe our engaged and active citizens make our community a better place to live, work and play, and we provide and support a wide variety of opportunities for citizen involvement.

Port Coquitlam is also centrally located within the Lower Mainland, with easy access to Vancouver via road, transit and commuter rail links. This accessibility, combined with the availability of affordable industrial, commercial and residential properties and our continued focus on economic growth, has drawn a large number of progressive enterprises to the community.

Port Coquitlam is also a desirable and safe place to live and raise a family. Our residents have access to more than 266 hectares of parkland and an extensive system of outdoor trails perfect for cycling, hiking and leisurely walks. A wide variety of housing choices, quality schools, health care facilities, shopping, recreation and arts facilities, and numerous places of worship round out this warm and caring community.

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Last Updated:10/4/2013 3:59:10 PM