Birthday Parties (1 to 10 Years)

Thank you for expressing interest in our birthday parties. Please reference this information when planning your party!  If you have additional questions that are not answered below or in our FAQ’s, then please call 604.927.7930 or email us at birthdayparties@portcoquitlam.ca.

Review the parties available at both facilities. Please select an option that is age-appropriate for the intended party. Once you have selected a party type, pick a date and time you wish to have the party. Morning, afternoon and evening (Fridays only).

Goodie bags are $3 each and helium balloons are $1 each which can be added to your birthday party package.

When you are ready to book your party, call 604.927.7930 or email birthdayparties@portcoquitlam.ca to connect with our Birthday Party Team Leader. They will ask you the type of party you would like, the date, time, number of children attending, information about the birthday child, as well as contact information should we need to get a hold of you.

To complete your Birthday Party Booking you must have a profile account in our registration system. Please go to www.experienceit.ca to create a new account.

Preschool Parties at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre

RUMBLE AND TUMBLE (1-3 YRS)

Let’s get ready to tumble! Come explore the Program Room and then off to the Sports Hall to enjoy running, jumping and climbing. We welcome you to bring any food or treats that will make your child’s party special.

Party Time:
Saturdays 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
Sundays 11am-1pm or 2-4pm

Party Break Down
1st Hour (Sports Hall) // 2nd Hour (Party Room)
FEE: $120/12 Guests

SPORTSMANIA (3-6 YRS)

Celebrate with 60 minutes of active time in the Sports Hall. Running, jumping and throwing. With games and activities led by the Rec Attendant. One hour in the Program Room to celebrate, play and explore. We welcome you to bring any food or treats that will make your child’s party special.

Party Time:
Saturdays 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
Sundays 11am-1pm or 2-4pm

Party Break Down
1st Hour (Sports Hall) // 2nd Hour (Party Room)
FEE: $120/12 Guests

MINI BOUNCY CASTLE PARTY (3-5 YRS)

Celebrate with 60 minutes of active time in the Sports Hall by jumping and playing in the mini bouncy castle. One hour in the Program Room to celebrate, play and explore. We welcome you to bring any food or treats that will make your child’s party special.

Party Time:
Saturdays 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
Sundays 11am-1pm or 2-4pm

Party Break Down
1st Hour (Sports Hall) // 2nd Hour (Party Room)
FEE: $180/12 Guests

CRAFT (3-6 YRS)

Let’s get messy, a great way to leave the mess with us. One special craft for each guest: bird house, picture frame, or treasure box. Celebrate, play and explore! We welcome you to bring any food or treats that will make your child’s party special.

Party Time:
Saturdays 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
Sundays 11am-1pm or 2-4pm

Party Break Down
2 Hours (Party Room)
FEE: $120/12 Guests

Children’s Parties at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre

SPLASH PARTY (7-10 YRS)

It is party time! Then it is off to jump in the pool for an hour of public swimming. Come celebrate with a splish, splash of a good time. Swimming Admission is included. We welcome you to bring any food or treats that will make your child’s party special. For swimming parties, Party Leaders do not swim with the Birthday Party as we have trained Swimming Attendants and Lifeguards at the pool. All Participants need to be 7 years or older – please speak with the Birthday Party Team Leader if you have any questions and/or concerns.

Party Time:
Saturdays 1pm-3pm

Party Break Down
1st Hour (Party Room) // 2nd Hour (Swimming Time)
FEE: $150/15 Guests

SPORTS GALORE (7-10 YRS)

Celebrate with 60 minutes of active time in the Hyde Creek Gymnasium. Running, jumping and throwing. With games and activities led by the Rec Attendant. One hour in the Program Room to celebrate, play and explore. We welcome you to bring any food or treats that will make your child’s party special.

Party Time:
Sundays 10am-12pm

Party Break Down
1st Hour (Hyde Creek Gym) // 2nd Hour (Party Room)
FEE: $150/15 Guests
FEE: $200/20 Guests

BIRTHDAY PARTY PLUS – POOL (7-10 YRS)

Celebrate with your friends by jumping into the pool then hanging out. We provide pizza – 2 Slices of pizza for each child (Cheese or Peperoni), drinks, and admission to public swimming. Come splish, splash, and celebrate with us! For swimming parties, Party Leaders do not swim with the Birthday Party as we have trained Swimming Attendants and Lifeguards at the pool. All Participants need to be 7 years or older – please speak with the Birthday Party Team Leader if you have any questions and/or concerns.

Party Time:
Fridays 6:30-9:30pm

Party Break Down
6:30-8:30 (Party Room) // 8:30-9:30 (Swimming Time)
FEE: $200/15 Guests
Includes 2 pieces of pizza and 1 drink per child

CRAFTS GALORE (7-10 YRS)

Let’s get messy, a great way to leave the mess with us. One special craft for each guest: bird house, picture frame, or treasure box. Celebrate, play and explore! We welcome you to bring any food or treats that will make your child’s party special.

Party Time:
Saturdays 10am-12pm or 1-3pm

Party Break Down
2 hours (Party Room)
FEE: $150/15 Guests

Children’s Parties at Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex

SPORTS GALORE (7-10 YRS)

*Available July – August

Join us for 60 Minutes of activities on the arena floor and then celebrate with presents in the Green Room. We provide hockey sticks or a soccer ball. If you choose to play ball hockey — mandatory equipment is a CSA approved helmet with face cage. Don’t have a helmet? — Rental fee is $1.

Party Time:
Sundays 1-3pm

Party Break Down
1-2pm (Play Time – Arena Floor) // 2-3pm (Party Room – Green Room)
FEE: $200/15 guests
FEE: $250/20 guests

PARTY ON THE ICE – SKATING (7-10 YRS)

*Available September – February

Celebrate in the Green Room with friends, then party at a public skate session by being active. We welcome you to bring any food or treats that will make your child’s party special. Skates and helmets included. For Skating parties Party Leaders do not skate with the Birthday Party as we have trained Skating Attendants on the Ice. All Participants need to be 7 years or older – please speak with the Birthday Party Team Leader if you have any questions and/or concerns.

Party Time:
Saturdays 2-4pm

Party Break Down
2:00-3:15pm (Green Room) // 3:15-4:45pm (Skating Time)
FEE: $150/ 15 Guests

BIRTHDAY PARTY PLUS – SKATING (7-10 YRS)

* Available September – February

Celebrate with your friends by skating and hanging out. We provide 2 Slices of pizza for each child (Cheese or Pepperoni), drinks, and admission to public skating. Skates and helmets are included. We welcome you to bring any food or treats that will make your child’s party special. For Skating parties Party Leaders do not skate with the Birthday Party as we have trained Skating Attendants on the Ice. All Participants need to be 7 years or older – please speak with the Birthday Party Team Leader if you have any questions and/or concerns.

Party Time:
Fridays 6-9pm

Party Break Down
6:00-6:655pm (Green Room) // 7pm-8:15pm (Skating) // 8:15pm-9pm (Green Room)
FEE: $250/ 15 Guests with food.
Includes 2 pieces of pizza and 1 drink per child

Contact

Program Support
Birthday Party Team Leader
Jessica Croy
Phone: 604-927-7930
Email: birthdayparties@portcoquitlam.ca

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need to pay for my party?

Please be sure to pay for your party within three days (72 hrs) of creating your booking so we can be sure to schedule a party leader to be ready to host your family and friends! If you haven’t paid for your party within the 72 hour time limit it is subject to be cancelled.

What is included in the party rate?
Parties include a Recreation Attendant, party room set-up and clean-up. Parent/guardians are responsible for providing the cake, and any additional items you feel are necessary for the event.    Birthday Party Plus parties includes 2 pieces of pizza and 1 drink (pop or juice).

How late can I make changes to my party?
The latest is the Monday prior to the birthday party date.

Why are some dates not available?
Due to facility bookings such as previously booked parties, special events, tournaments and holidays; some dates are not available.

When can we get into the room and when do we need to leave? Can we store our belongings in the room while we swim or skate?
The room will be opened five minutes before the party is due to begin. You may store your belongings until the conclusion of the party. After the party, you will have fifteen minutes to empty the room of all belongings, so staff can clean and prepare for the next party.

If the party involves swimming or skating, do parents have to pay to go swimming or skating?
Admission is only covered for two adults. Someone over 16 years old must accompany children under the age of seven in the water and on the ice.

What is in the goodie bags?
Goodie bags contain bubbles, a candy, a tattoo and a swim/skate pass for our facilities. Goodie bags can be purchased for $3/each.

I want to organize my own party and book a private room, who do I contact?

Please contact our Recreation Administrative Staff for private bookings. Please see the contact information below:
www.portcoquitlam.ca/bookings
bookings@portcoquitlam.ca

Can we purchase helium balloons?
Yes, they are $1.00 each.

What games do they play?
Unique, diverse and age appropriate games for all.  If the birthday child would like a certain game played, please communicate with the Rec Attendant.

Do the 12 guests include the birthday child?
Yes, you may have a total of 12 children at your party including the birthday child. If you would like to invite more Birthday Party Participants – please speak with the Birthday Party Team Leader regarding a 2nd Instructor at an added cost. Most parties will be able to accommodate regarding our safety ratios.

Can we bring our own Food??
Please note we are not responsible for the set-up, clean-up and removal of your own food.  Children Services staff will provide assistance in guiding the clean-up.  If you do not want to be responsible for food clean-up, please purchase a food included package.

Does the Party Leader swim/skate with the children?
For Swimming and Skating parties for 7 years plus, Party Leaders do not swim or skate with the Birthday Party as we have trained Swimming & Skating Attendants. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact the Birthday Party Team Leader

Can we request a certain Rec Attendant to lead our party?
We love hearing feedback about our staff team and we welcome you to request a leader if you have a special relationship with them! Due to our Children Services Staff scheduling we cannot guarantee that your requested leader will be available, but please feel free to ask!

How many pizza slices per guest?
Birthday parties that include pizza, guests are welcome to two slices each. Cheese or Peperoni Only. If you would like to order extra pizza for your party, please let the Birthday Party Team Leader know at the time of the booking.

Can we use the Hyde Creek gym?
Yes! We are now offering the Hyde Creek Gymnasium party which includes 60 minutes of active time and games led by our Children Services Rec Attendants.

Will a staff member call us before hand?
No, however Children Services Rec Attendants are very flexible, welcoming and ready to assist with your needs upon arrival. The Birthday Party Team Leader is available by phone on most week days to provide any assistance you may need prior to your party.

What is the usual order of activities?
  • Free play while guests arrive
  • The activity may go before or after the food depending on the availability of rooms
  • Food, presents, cake
  • Swimming and skating is always the last activity for those parties
What if I have a request or circumstance to make my party special?
Please be sure to let us know! Everyone is welcome at our City Facilities and we always do our best to accommodate all special requests for Birthday Parties! When making your booking with our Birthday Party Team Leader, please share as much information as you can so we can get your child’s birthday just right!