With high income growth, low unemployment and higher than average household income it is no wonder why Coquitlam is ranked third for best cities for work in British Columbia. The growing and diverse business community is driving job creation and economic growth throughout the city. Major sectors being professional services, retail/wholesale, manufacturing, technology, transportation and construction. High income growth with a 12.99% increases per household over five years.
Coquitlam is one of the fastest growing communities in the Metro Vancouver region and British Columbia. Many factors that contribute to a quality of life and lifestyle that is second to none. Public project such as Poirier sports and leisure complex, new City center Pubic Library and the new Evergreen Skytrain line have made Coquitlam a popular destination. These infrastructure and community developments have created numerous business and economic opportunities.
Shopping in Coquitlam is the only city in greater Vancouver offering the biggest name brands in a convenient location. Coquitlam Centre features over 910,000 square feet of retail on two spacious levels and an Ikea which is well known for more than its meatballs. It offers a wide range of products of good design and function at low prices.
Evergreen line will streamline the commute to Vancouver city centre to approximately 15 minutes and will be complete and in full service in the fall of 2016. View the apartments currently for rent.
The community of Coquitlam offers a wide range of culture, taking pride in being part of a diverse and active community. The popular community events and performances throughout the year range from faculty concerts, sporting events, student concerts and exhibition-based family days to fun, and family-friendly seasonal celebrations.
Viewmount Suites is 3 kms from Como Lake park; boasting quiet walks around the lake, great fishing and a playground. Keep your eyes to the sky… you may see an eagle or osprey diving for fish in the lake. Add another 2 kms and you are at Mundy Park described as – “The greatest urban forest in Greater Vancouver!”
Evergreen Cultural Centre’s Family Series offers a number of great theatre experiences for all ages, plus concerts and shows for grown-ups, too. It features a 264-seat black box theatre, rehearsal hall, art studios and an art gallery.
The BC Highland Games have been held on the last Saturday of every June at Coquitlam’s Percy Perry Stadium since the early 1990s.