Registration Opens Today for Winter Programs

Port Coquitlam residents will be able to take advantage of increased opportunities for recreation, sport, fitness, and arts programming this winter.

Registration for programs running January to March 2022, including spring break camps for children and youth, will open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16, for Port Coquitlam residents. Registration for the general public will open at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 19.

See highlights below for new and returning programs at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre (HCRC), the Outlet in Leiqh Square and Port Coquitlam Community Centre (PCCC). The Leisure Guilde will be available online November 19 at For detailed program information and to register on-line, visit

Early Learning and Preschool

  • Parent Participation Programs:
    • Gymbalaya
    • Ready, Set, Go
    • Hand in Hand
    • Mini Music Makers
    • Baby Art Lab
    • Tiny Tots Musical Theatre and
    • Music Pups
  • Tiny Troupers Musical Theatre
  • Dance Tots
  • Playschool Inside & Outside
  • Tons of Fun Camp March 14-18
  • Preschool sports and general interest programs
  • Childminding available at both facilities with online booking


  • Afterschool Active Sports (basketball, floor hockey, raquet sports, soccer and multi-sport)
  • Swim, Play, Pizza January 28 and Swim and Recreation Fun Tuesday evenings
  • Art programs, include:
    • Art All Ways
    • Drawing Fantasy Worlds
    • Cool Clay
    • Family Imagination Studio
  • Storybook Theatre and Acting 101
  • ProD Day Camps February 25
  • Spring Break camps and programs March 14 to 18 and March 21 to 25
  • Visit for more information on Children Services’ programs


  • Volleyball and Fencing
  • Social Drop-ins Monday to Saturday
  • Arts programs, including Youth Poetry workshops
  • Youth Access Card (YAC) available for purchase online (free access to Social Drop-ins and Youth Drop-in Gym).
  • Visit for more information on youth programs and opportunities

Arts Programs for Adults & Seniors

  • Paint Nights, Clay Mug Workshops, Clay Open Studio and Woodcarving
  • Oil & Acrylic and beginner watercolour painting classes
  • Sewing and quilting programs
  • Line Dancing, Tai Chi, Zumba, and Yoga


  • Swimming lessons for all ages at HCRC include:
    • Advanced aquatics,
    • First aid courses, and
    • Aquafit classes (deep, shallow, lightfit, and stretch and strength)
  • Swimming lessons at PCCC include:
    • Preschool and Swim Kids (1-4) lessons
  • More information at


  • Public Skating programs begin January 3. Learn-to-skate lessons start January 10. More information at


  • Spinning, weight room, registered yoga and fitness classes available
  • For the most up to date fitness schedule, visit


  • Hyde Creek racquetball and squash courts with new on-line booking
  • Drop-in and registered sports

Financial Assistance and Support

The City offers a variety of supports and resources to ensure that all residents have the opportunity to get involved in recreation programs. Eligible families can receive a 75 per cent discount on activities through our Financial Assistance Program. Families can also apply for an Individual Child Grant through Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart Program. Our Leisure Buddy Program offers 1:1 support for children in registered activities. Learn more at

General Guidelines for Registered Program Access 
(Full details available at – Know Before You Go)

  • Participants are required to set up a free account at
  • All participants (all ages) must pre-register for all activities
  • Participants may withdraw from their session online up to 48 hours in advance with no penalty. If you require support, please call 604-927-7529 or email

Protecting Public Health

  • Masks required indoors for those age 5 and older. Masks may be removed temporarily while participating in a sport or fitness activity in a City recreation facility.
  • Proof of double vaccination using the BC Vaccine Card and photo ID will be required for those 12 years and older participating in the following:
    • The PHO order requires proof of double vaccination for:
      • Indoor fitness classes, weight rooms (12 and older)
      • Sport activities and arena sports (22 and older)
      • Indoor skating rinks (12 and older. Registered child and youth lessons are excluded)
      • Any indoor event/activity attended by 50+ people, such as spectating at a hockey game (12 and older)
      • Adult coaches, referees, volunteers and helpers assisting with child or youth sport or programs
    • At this time, proof of vaccination is not required to participate in:
      • Sport activities for age 21 or younger
      • Indoor or outdoor pools and aquatic amenities – all ages
      • Terry Fox Library – all ages
      • Recreational programs or activities with less than 50 participants other than those indicated above
      • Non-recreation civic facilities such as City Hall and Annex, Public Works and Fire Halls
  • Patrons unable to provide the required documentation will not be allowed to participate in these recreation programs. Proof of vaccination will not be required for preschool, children, and youth programs.

The City’s reopening plans will be scaled back or changed as necessary to ensure public health and comply with orders from the Provincial Health Officer.

Stay Informed
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Ximena Ibacache
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.927.5499