Summer in the City

Summer in the City will be different this year due to Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions, but we are looking forward to all that we can do to enjoy summer locally!

Enjoy our local parks while experiencing art in nature with Lions Park Artist-in-Residence, Cherry Luor, or head for a bike ride or walk in the trails. If you’re looking for some water fun, bring the kids to one of our local Spray Parks: Castle, Sun Valley and Lions Parks are open! Or come cool off at one of our outdoor pools, see the public swim schedule for Centennial and Robert Hope Outdoor Pools here: portcoquitlam.ca/outdoorpools. Kids will also enjoy participating in our summer camps being offered outdoors for all ages. More details below.

The Port Coquitlam Farmers Market is back this year on Thursdays from 3-7pm in Leigh Square (July 16-Oct 8) with seniors-only shopping time from 3-3:30pm. You may also shop from the comfort of home with the new, virtual Farmers Market experience available at: farmersandmore.org  More details below.

Port Coquitlam Farmer’s Market

The Port Coquitlam Farmers Market is back up and running outside in Leigh Square (Parking Lot) on Thursdays from 3-7pm starting July 16th until October 8th with seniors-only shopping time from 3-3:30pm. Come out to enjoy fresh food and other products while supporting our local farmers and businesses. COVID-19 health guidelines will be in effect. Virtual shopping with curbside pick-up is also available. Place your online orders by 11:45am Wednesday to be ready for pick-up Thursday the same week.

Visit farmersandmore.org to browse and shop for fresh food and produce.

Lions Park Artist in Residence, Cherry Lu

Join Lions Park Artist-in-Residence Cherry Lu to help create art installations that play with the elements of sun, rain and wind.

Physically distanced workshops take place in the park from 1:00-3:00pm on the following dates:

  • Saturday July 11: Sun
    Play with reflections and mirrors with the sun
  • July 13, 18, 20: Rain
    Explore distortions and glass with rain or water
  • July 25, 27, & August 1: Wind
    Feel the curves of the wind with sheer fabric​

If you are unable to or uncomfortable with joining us in person, you can also participate online by visiting Lions Park Artist Residency. Workshop instructions will be posted during the set dates above. 

Cherry is also hosting a weekly “Find Me” game in the park. To take part in the Find Me”, grab your camera or phone and look for the hidden sculpture, more details HERE.

Outdoor Summer Camps

Children and Youth will enjoy great outdoor adventures!  All camps include a unique mix of age appropriate movement & activities, arts & exploration, connection to nature, play and opportunities to socialize safely! All camp programs are designed to challenge your child while having fun and exploring outdoor environments. 

For health and safety reasons, all camps will be outdoors.  Participants will need to be prepared for all weather with appropriate clothing, sunscreen, hats and/or raingear as camps will be running rain or shine.

Trekkers Camp is designed for 5.5 – 8 year olds.  Little campers will move, create and connect outdoors as they explore nature along the trails and in local parks, creating fun art projects, and connecting with their peers.

Explorers Camp is designed for 8 – 10 year olds.  Children will explore the Traboulay trail in different locations in the city, creating fun art projects, and connecting with their peers.

Base Camp is designed for youth ages 11 to 14. With Base Camps at Hyde Creek and Gates Park, youth will explore trails into the wilderness, connect with nature and their peers, while creating art and having fun outdoors.

Camps run from July 6 to August 28, 2020.

Both full and half day camp options available, visit portcoquitlam.ca/register to register TODAY!