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History and Heritage

The City of Port Coquitlam has a vivid and interesting history. Prior to the year 1913, there were actually two Coquitlams, a rural municipality of 64 square miles and a new industrial area within the municipality. It was the industrial area surrounding the C.P.R. Pacific Coast Terminal that was incorporated on March 7, 1913 with the inauguration of Mayor James Mars., J.P. 

Learn more about the history and heritage of our unique community through the links below.


Overview of Port Coquitlam’s History 


Heritage Strategic Plan 

Heritage Inventory 

Heritage Register 

Community Resources

Heritage Centre and Archives 

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