One of the Tri-Cities, along with Port Coquitlam
and Port Moody
, Coquitlam houses a French quarter, Maillardville, which celebrates Le Festival du Bois. Paintings, weaving and pottery can be found at Place des Arts. Minnekhada Regional Park boasts wildlife-rich marshes, rocky knolls, and a restored Scottish hunting lodge. One can shop at Coquitlam Centre Mall. The Tri-Cities, located along Highway 7
, southeast of Vancouver
, are historically linked to the Fraser River
and the Canadian Pacific Railway.
There are more than a dozen Cities in Metropolitan Vancouver BC.