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CITY GUIDE
PORT COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Located around 27km east of Vancouver, Port Coquitlam is a city in British Columbia with a land area of around 29 sq. kilometres.

The area, which isn’t to be confused with Coquitlam, has a population of around 55,000 people and is situated at the confluence of the Pitt River and Fraser River.

The name Port Coquitlam derives from a Halkomelem word and means “small red salmon”, which was inspired by the abundance of fish in the Coquitlam River.

Port Coquitlam, often referred to as “PoCo”, has a small town charm but a sophisticated city lifestyle and a friendly vibe.

What was once an area consisting of mainly farmland is now an attractive urban area with both residential and commercial development.

The economy is diverse and consists primarily of high tech industries, transportation, and metal fabrication.

The Canadian Pacific Railway plays a huge role in the Vancouver region, and the area surrounding Port Coquitlam is an agriculturally-rich area with fruit, dairy, and poultry farms.

The city enjoys fairly mild weather similar to the rest of Metro Vancouver.

The maritime temperate climate generally sees warm summers and wet winters, and Port Coquitlam is known to receive higher levels of rain in the fall and winter due to its positioning close to the mountains.

Temperatures average around 22°C in the summer, and see lows of around 1°C in winter.

KEY FACTS:

Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • Country: Canada

  • Province: British Columbia

  • Nickname(s): "PoCo"

  • Population: 55,958

  • Area:

    City: 29.17 km2 

Lifestyle and Culture

Port Coquitlam’s first European settlers date back to 1853, and the area’s rapid growth in the early 1900s can be attributed to the development of the Canadian Pacific Railway. In the 1950s, major industries developed in Port Coquitlam and still exist today. Prior to the city’s establishment, Port Coquitlam as we know it now was once inhabited by First Nations people along the Coquitlam River.
The lifestyle in PoCo is fairly relaxed and laid-back, and the city has access to many amenities and recreational activities. The city hosts a number of events, including the weekly Farmers’ Market throughout summer, as well as Christmas celebrations and the Rivers and Trails festival. Port Coquitlam also encourages development through arts within the community and celebrates its diversity. Port Coquitlam is a fairly multicultural city, with European-Canadians accounting for around 72.6% of the population, Chinese accounting for 9.3%, and South Asians accounting for 4.7%. Around 69% of the population report English to be their Mother Tongue language, followed by Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, French, and Persian.
The Traboulay PoCo Trail, which is a 25km hiking and biking trail, is popular among residents and surrounds the city. The route is fairly flat but incredibly scenic and runs along the river and around the Downtown area. Port Coquitlam also boasts park sites, sports courts, swimming pools, playgrounds, and activities such as fishing.

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Neighbourhoods

Port Coquitlam’s neighbourhoods can be split into North and South of the Lougheed Highway.

Neighbourhoods

North

Neighbourhoods north of Highway 7 include Woodland Acres, Birchland Manor, Lincoln Park, Riverwood, and Glenwood. There are a number of parks in the area, including Hyde Creek Nature Park, and close to the Highway is Carnoustie Golf Course. The majority of homes in North Port Coquitlam are single family homes with some townhouses and multi-family units close to Coast Meridian Road. The area has 7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and Terry Fox Secondary School. The Coquitlam Campus of Douglas College is also close by.

South

South of the Lougheed Highway includes areas such as Downtown, Citadel, Mary Hill, and Lower Mary Hill. Neighbourhoods on the south side are closer to the West Coast Express station in Port Coquitlam, as well as the city’s municipal offices. There is a small shopping centre close to the station, however most residents head to the stores around the Coquitlam Centre. North of Pitt River Road the homes are generally smaller, to the south of Eastern Drive the homes are perfect for small families and first-time buyers, and the area west of Shaughnessy has more multi-unit homes and townhouses. There are 6 elementary schools in the area, as well as 1 secondary school and a public library. Coquitlam Campus of Douglas College is the closest post-secondary institution.

Real Estate Market

Port Coquitlam has a small town charm with great access to other cities and a range of housing options.
Vancouver’s hot property market has slowly spread to the suburbs, and Port Coquitlam has seen an increase in housing prices over the last couple of years.
Port Coquitlam is the most easterly city from Vancouver before having to cross a bridge, so it’s a popular and more affordable alternative to Vancouver and the commute is only around 45 minutes.
The area has good transport links and is served by bus routes around the city. Port Coquitlam is also connected to other areas by the Lougheed Highway, which passes right through the city and runs from Coquitlam to Pitt River Bridge.
Detached homes have seen the greatest increase in price in the last year, followed by townhouses, then high end condos. Many Vancouverites are cashing out on properties in the city and moving to areas such as Port Coquitlam, where real estate is more affordable. The median price for a 3-bedroom house is $759,000, while a 3-bedroom condo is considerably less expensive, averaging at $473,000.

  • Average Home Price: $848,000
  • Average Rent Price: Not available
  • Average Condo Price: $301,000
  • Average Detached Home Price: $919,600
Home Style Average Price
2 storey Not available
Bungalow Not available
Condo $301,000

The following table, based on data taken from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA’s) National MLS® Report for April 2016 (the latest information available), demonstrates how homes in LSTAR’s jurisdiction continue to maintain their affordability compared to other major Ontario and Canadian centers.

Education

Education

There are over a dozen elementary schools, a handful of middle schools, and 2 secondary schools in Port Coquitlam. There are also a number of private schools, including Christian and Catholic schools, along with a Francophone primary and secondary school.

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