Port Coquitlam Family Literacy Day 2019 in Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam Family Literacy Day 2019

Do your kids love to build forts? Come to the Terry Fox Library for an after-hours fort building session from 5:30-7pm on January 25th! Celebrate family literacy day in your fort & enjoy reading with your family by flashlight. Fort building materials are provided.

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CP Holiday Train @ Port Coquitlam in Port Coquitlam

CP Holiday Train @ Port Coquitlam

View the beautiful CP Holiday Train on Tuesday, December 18th from 7:15-7:45pm at the Port Coquitlam West Coast Express Station.

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Skate with Santa 2018 in Port Coquitlam

Skate with Santa 2018

Skate with Santa on Sunday, December 16th from 1:15-3:45pm at the PoCo Rec Complex.

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Halloween Activities for Kids 2018 in Port Coquitlam

Halloween Activities for Kids 2018

Visit the City Centre Branch on October 27th from 2-4pm for an Escape Room and lots of activities. Small prizes are available!

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Our Quilt Show 2018 in Port Coquitlam

Our Quilt Show 2018

Visit the Quilt Show from October 20th-21st to view over 100 quilts and take part in the basket raffle, tea room (by donation) and so much more! Proceeds from the Raffle Quilt go towards the Crossroad Hospice Society and Share Society.

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Poco Farmers Market: Apple Pie Contest in Port Coquitlam

Poco Farmers Market: Apple Pie Contest

The Port Coquitlam Farmers Market is having an apple pie contest on September 13th. The market is open from 3-7pm on Thursdays at Leigh Square.

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Motown Night in Port Coquitlam

Motown Night

Enjoy KOKOSOUL, Vancouver’s most accomplished duo for Motown Night on September 7th. The concert will take place from 7-9pm at the TD Community Plaza in Town Centre Park.

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Water Wars in Port Coquitlam

Water Wars

Bring your water guns and buckets for the biggest water fight of the season at Spani Outdoor Pool on August 11th from 1-3pm.

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Lafarge Lake Annual Free Fishing Day in Port Coquitlam

Lafarge Lake Annual Free Fishing Day

Fish without a license on June 17th at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam. The lake will be stocked for the day and volunteers will be available to each fishing techniques.

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May Days in Port Coquitlam

May Days

May Days is Port Coquitlam’s annual spring festival that takes place from May 4th-13th.

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Coquitlam Food Truck Festival in Port Coquitlam

Coquitlam Food Truck Festival

Enjoy delicious treats at the Coquitlam Food Truck Festival on May 26th at Town Centre Park from 11am-5pm.

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Science Al!ve: Girls in Science in Port Coquitlam

Science Al!ve: Girls in Science

Girls in grades 3 to 5 are invited to join this four-week science camp with exciting lessons in robots, computer coding, and much more!

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Ancient Skills: Weaving & Rope-Making in Port Coquitlam

Ancient Skills: Weaving & Rope-Making

Learn how to make rope and weave small mats out of plants from our surroundings on Thursday, March 22nd from 1-3pm. You’ll get to know more about common plants for weaving, how to prepare them and store them, and how to gather them carefully and respectfully.

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2018 Festival du Bois in Port Coquitlam

2018 Festival du Bois

The 29th annual Festival du Bois will take place from March 23rd-25th at Mackin Park in the Maillardville area of Coquitlam, the centre of francophone culture in BC.

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Whose Live Anyway? in Port Coquitlam

Whose Live Anyway?

Check out Jeff Davis, Joel Murray, Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster.

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Dad Time – Library Time! in Port Coquitlam

Dad Time – Library Time!

Dad Time-Library Time is a drop in event for dads and male caregivers with little ones ages 1 to 5 years old. The event will have songs, stories, games and crafts.

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Coquitlam Christmas Lights at Lafarge in Port Coquitlam

Coquitlam Christmas Lights at Lafarge

Lights at Lafarge is a free winter attraction that features over 100,000 Christmas lights and festive displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at night.

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Intro to Dramatic Shading Workshop in Port Coquitlam

Intro to Dramatic Shading Workshop

Discover the secrets of creating drawings with strong contrasts of light and dark. Following the technique of chiaroscuro first developed by Renaissance masters such as Da Vinci and Caravaggio, you’ll learn how to create bold charcoal drawings using dramatic lighting.

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Holly Jolly Pyjama Time & Puppet Show in Port Coquitlam

Holly Jolly Pyjama Time & Puppet Show

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so wear your pyjamas and jingle all the way down to the Terry Fox Library. Master Puppeteer and Storyteller – Elspeth Bowers will keep you laughing all the way with seasonal stories, songs, and a puppet show!

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Christmas Tree Festival in Port Coquitlam

Christmas Tree Festival

The PoCo Heritage Christmas Tree Festival is a fundraising event presented by The Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society (PoCo Heritage). Vote for your favourite trees between November 25th-December 31st.

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18th Annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival in Port Coquitlam

18th Annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival

Celebrate the return of the salmon, back to their birthplace to lay and fertilize their eggs. This free family event provides visitors the opportunity to observe salmon up close and learn about their life cycle through educational displays, and in-stream demonstrations.

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TriCity International Food & Wine Festival in Port Coquitlam

TriCity International Food & Wine Festival

The TriCity festival features over 50 wineries from 10 countries around the world. The festival is proud to support Team Taylor with the Ride to Conquer Cancer, benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation.

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Pickleball in Port Coquitlam


Get together at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre for Pickleball on October 1st from 11:30am-1:30pm.

pARTy@PdA: PAWcasso! in Port Coquitlam

pARTy@PdA: PAWcasso!

Create a painted masterpiece . . . with your dog! Grab your pooch and join this outdoor painting adventure on September 10th at 11am.

Lunch with Chef Adrian Beaty in Port Coquitlam

Lunch with Chef Adrian Beaty

Join Chef Adrian Beaty for a very unique dining experience at the market! This delicious lunch takes place on September 24th at 10:30am at the Coquitlam Farmers Market.

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast in Port Coquitlam

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

Visit the Coquitlam Farmers Market for a morning of games, music, and great food! Grab a delicious pancake breakfast for purchase made with the season’s freshest blueberries!

Dream It, Be It in Port Coquitlam

Dream It, Be It

This two-day conference is for girls aged 14-18. Discover your dreams. Explore careers. Create achievable goals. Balance your stress. Meet women in a variety of occupations. And MUCH more!

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Movie Screening: Beauty and the Beast in Port Coquitlam

Movie Screening: Beauty and the Beast

See Disney’s live action adaptation of the classic fairy tale at the City Centre library branch on Wednesday, July 26th.

Canadian Planetariums in Port Coquitlam

Canadian Planetariums

Go inside a mobile planetarium to learn about constellations, planets and other objects in the night sky. The entire presentation is 30 minutes and takes place at the Poirier and City Centre Library branches.

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BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival in Port Coquitlam

BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival

The BC Highland Games kicks off Friday evening with the best professional pipers in the Pacific Northwest in high level competition, followed by a Highland reception in the Whisky School tent.

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Canada Day in Port Coquitlam

Canada Day

Coquitlam’s Canada Day celebration has grown to be the largest event in the Tri-Cities. It is known for its diverse range of live entertainment, delicious ethnic and regional food and multi-cultural activities.

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Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse Presents Fraser Henderson in Port Coquitlam

Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse Presents Fraser Henderson

Singer-songwriters Barb Fraser and Dennis Henderson (aka Fraser-Henderson) create and perform music that comes from the heart. Their songs speak to the things we all share: nature, relationships, and the simple pleasures of life. You will hear compelling stories created through the sweet interplay of voices and guitars!

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May Day in Port Coquitlam

May Day

The 2017 May Day Festival will be held from May 5-14. The festivities will kick off on Friday, May 5 with the Opening Ceremony at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex. The May Day Block Party is held on Saturday, May 13th in Leigh Square following the Rotary May Day Parade.

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City-Wide Garage Sale in Port Coquitlam

City-Wide Garage Sale

The City of Port Coquitlam’s City-wide garage sale is coming up on April 22, 2017, giving residents a chance to declutter, make some cash and find a new home for reusable items.

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Crossroads Hospice Arms Pub Meat Draw in Port Coquitlam

Crossroads Hospice Arms Pub Meat Draw

The Arms Pub in Port Coquitlam will host a Meat Draw to help raise funds for Crossroads Hospice Society. Please drop by and support this worthy cause.

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Family Day Fun in Port Coquitlam

Family Day Fun

On Monday, February 13, British Columbians will celebrate the fifth annual BC Family Day.

This mid-winter holiday offers families the chance to spend some extra time together. Here’s what’s happening for Family Day in Port Coqitlam.

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Sunday Coffee Concerts – Sweet Scarlet in Port Coquitlam

Sunday Coffee Concerts – Sweet Scarlet

Get your tickets for 2017 Sunday Coffee Concerts!

Sunday, February 5th is featuring Sweet Scarlet, an all-female, self-directed a cappella vocal ensemble based in Vancouver.

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Family Day at PdA! in Port Coquitlam

Family Day at PdA!

Gather up the clan and drop by Family Day at PdA to immerse yourself in art! Tour the galleries and create your own masterpiece in a variety of all-ages, drop-in-style art workshops based on the subject matter and mediums of current exhibitions.

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Cookie Decorating in Port Coquitlam

Cookie Decorating

Enjoy an evening with friends or family, making delicious treats! You bring the creativity; the cookies and icing will be supplied.

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Breakfast with Santa in Port Coquitlam

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa entertains guests of all ages at the Wilson Centre. The magical Christmas experience includes a superb breakfast followed by a visit with Santa and entertainment for the kids. Breakfast served promptly at 9:30am!

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Christmas Kickoff in Port Coquitlam

Christmas Kickoff

Leigh Square offers a number of festive and artistic opportunities for the community this holiday season. Enjoy workshops and events with family and friends from November 28th to December 23rd.

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Remembrance Day Breakfast in Port Coquitlam

Remembrance Day Breakfast

Everyone is welcome for a hot pancake breakfast on Friday, November 11th from 8am-10am. The breakfast takes place at 2660 Shaughnessy Street in Port Coquitlam.

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Thanksgiving Lunch @ Wilson Centre in Port Coquitlam

Thanksgiving Lunch @ Wilson Centre

Visit the Wilson Centre on October 6th from 12:30-3pm for a traditional Thanksgiving meal and door prizes. Tickets are $13-$16 each.

Halloween Howl in Port Coquitlam

Halloween Howl

Visit the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre on Saturday, October 22nd from 1-6pm for halloween fun and games!

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FREE Swim At Hyde Creek in Port Coquitlam

FREE Swim At Hyde Creek

Enjoy a FREE swim on the first Sunday of each month, courtesy of Westminster Savings.

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Exhibit Opening – (un)Natural Selection in Port Coquitlam

Exhibit Opening – (un)Natural Selection

Check out the newest addition to the Carol Hubbard Memorial Natural History Exhibit, the (un) Natural Selection. The exhibition takes a closer look at the impact of urbanization on the local wildlife in the region.

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Cinema Under the Stars in Port Coquitlam

Cinema Under the Stars

For an unforgettable Friday night experience, start your weekend off with Cinema Under the Stars at Gates Park!

Movies will begin at 8:45pm, but come early for pre-movie activities.

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Music in the Park in Port Coquitlam

Music in the Park

Enjoy the summer with a free performance in Lions Park every Sunday at 2pm!

Music in the Park features the finest professional & local musicians playing a variety of genres including jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk, world fusion, and contemporary.

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Port Coquitlam Farmers Market in Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam Farmers Market

Support local artists and artisans at the Port Coquitlam Farmers Market! The Farmers Market will be held from 3 to 7 pm at Leigh Square every Thursday from June 2 to September 29.

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Under The Big Top Carnival in Port Coquitlam

Under The Big Top Carnival

Join Central school as they celebrate their Bi-annual carnival fundraiser 5PM – 8PM!

It is a family friendly event with bouncy castles, a petting zoo and many other exciting games and events!

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MAY DAY FESTIVAL in Port Coquitlam


May Day Logo 2014The City of Port Coquitlam has been celebrating May Day since 1923. Our community’s modern-day celebration includes more than a week of fun-filled activities including outdoor concerts, community showcases, May Pole dancing, amusement rides and the May Day Rotary Grande Parade.

The 2016 May Day Festival runs from April 29 – May 8.

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UP THE CREEK 10K CLINIC in Port Coquitlam


This is the training clinic to prepare for both the Vancouver Sun Run and our very own Up The
Creek 5k and 10k Run.

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C.U.T.I.E. OPEN UKULELE CIRCLE in Port Coquitlam


Are you ready for a touch of the carefree island lifestyle that is patently Hawaiian? Learn to play the ukulele with other beginners. We’ll give you the tools to embark on your own musical journey of self-expression through interactive hands-on strum-and-sing activities. Be a part of the worldwide ukulele renaissance now and inspire others because music self-played is happiness self-made!

BC STOP BULLYING DAY in Port Coquitlam


Help take a stand against bullying! Each year, Port Coquitlam supports BC Stop Bullying Day with public education, activities and by wearing pink shirts. Our youth centres are also bully-free zones.