city in British Columbia, Canada

Coquitlam is a large city in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is part of the Metro Vancouver area. As of 2016, 139,284 people lived there. In 2011, the population was 126,804. Between 2011 and 2016 the population grew by 9.8%.[1] The mayor of Coquitlam is Richard Stewart.

City of Coquitlam
The skyline of Coquitlam
The skyline of Coquitlam
Where Coquitlam is located in Metro Vancouver
Where Coquitlam is located in Metro Vancouver
Coordinates: Coordinates: 49°17′02″N 122°47′31″W / 49.28389°N 122.79194°W / 49.28389; -122.79194
ProvinceBritish Columbia
 • MayorRichard Stewart
 • City CouncilBrent Asmundson
Craig Hodge
Neal Nicholson
Terry O'Neill
Mae Reid
Linda Reimer
Selina Robinson
Lou Sekora
 • MPFin Donnelly (NDP)
James Moore (Conservative Party)
 • MLAIain Black (BC Lib)
Diane Thorne (NDP)
Douglas Horne (BC Lib)
 • Total122.30 km2 (47.22 sq mi)
 • Total126,456
 • Density1,034.0/km2 (2,678/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
Area code(s)+1-604 and +1-778
WebsiteCity of Coquitlam Website

The Coast Salish people occupied the territory for at least 9,000 years before Simon Fraser came through the region in 1808. Europeans settled in Coquitlam during 1859.[2]

The city of Coquitlam was named a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2009 by the Department of Canadian Heritage.[3]


  1. Canada, Government of Canada, Statistics. "Census Profile, 2016 Census - Coquitlam, City [Census subdivision], British Columbia and Greater Vancouver, Regional district [Census division], British Columbia". Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  2. "Coquitlam - Heritage & History". Archived from the original on 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  3. "2009 Cultural Capitals of Canada". Canadian Heritage. Retrieved 2012-12-08.

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