History and Heritage
The City of Port Coquitlam has a vivid and interesting history. Prior to 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 as the City of Port Coquitlam on March 7, 1913 with the inauguration of Mayor James Mars., J.P.