8 Unique & Fun Things to Do in Port Coquitlam, BC

From throwing axes and sampling microbrews to taking serene nature walks, those looking for fun things to do in Port Coquitlam have a surprising range of choices.

While we must admit, this small piece of Metro Vancouver has a primarily residential reputation, PoCo has quite a few fun activities to offer, much like its Tri-Cities neighbours Coquitlam and Port Moody.

So, in this post, we’ll be sharing some of the top things to do in Port Coquitlam, BC. We hope you find some inspiration for your next visit!

Enjoy a scenic walk at Blakeburn Lagoons Park

The Tri-Cities are well-known for their nature, and one of the prettiest places in Port Coquitlam to appreciate it is Blakeburn Lagoons Park.

This relatively new park (opened in 2018) is located on the grounds of a former cattle ranch, and offers several looped walking trails along with scenic viewing platforms, seating areas, and… bat houses!

Spread over just 11 hectares, it’s a relatively compact park, but it’s an idyllic piece of PoCo that’s perfect if you’re looking to escape to nature for a bit without leaving the city.

Photo by Geoff Hall on Unsplash

Hit the Traboulay PoCo Trail

Another great outdoorsy thing to do in Port Coquitlam is exploring the Traboulay PoCo Trail, a flat 25.3 kilometre route perfect for walking or cycling that encircles the entire PoCo community.

If you’re new to PoCo, or maybe visiting for the first time, this is an ideal way to get a lay of the land. Throughout this trail, you’ll go through Downtown PoCo, Colony Farm, South Pitt River, Deboville Slough, North Pitt River, Coquitlam River, and Hyde Creek.

Click here to learn more about the trail.

Photo via richardsongo on Pixabay

Go shooting at a gun range

If you’re looking for a unique activity to try in Port Coquitlam, you’ll be pleased to know that Metro Vancouver’s only indoor gun range can be found right here, at the DVC Indoor Shooting Centre.

With expert staff and instructors on site to guide you through the experience, this range offers a fun selection of firearms and targets for you to choose from, meaning a unique tailored-for-you experience whether you’re a first timer or have been before.

A day admission gets you in for the day with a rental (although you pay for extra ammo), so you can go at your own pace. Plus, if you’re looking for a good deal, they even do a 50% off Ladies Night Special.

If you’re looking for something a little different to do in Port Coquitlam, this is it!

Give axe throwing a try

Or hey, if shooting guns isn’t so much your speed, then how about throwing axes? Port Coquitlam does indeed have both… and most conveniently, the activities are neighbours neighbours.

Urban Axe Throwing is where you can go in PoCo to partake in this quintessentially Canadian activity, perfect for a unique date night or group outing.

Go brewery hopping

Ah yes – craft beer. From North Vancouver to Surrey, microbreweries can be found all across Metro Vancouver, and PoCo is no exception.

Here are a few breweries in Port Coquitlam you can check out:

Visit the PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives

For those looking to learn more about Port Coquitlam’s history, another fun thing to do in PoCo is a visit to the Heritage Museum and Archives.

This volunteer-driven museum is “dedicated to celebrating and preserving Port Coquitlam’s diverse heritage and culture” through unique exhibits and displays.

Best of all, general admission is free.

Go bowling

For a fun, old school bowling experience, PoCo Bowl is a legendary local business that dates back to 1950, when it was built by the Beattie and Froland families.

Today, it offers 14 lanes and a great deal of affordable specials, including family fun nights, after school specials, and Kids Bowl Free deals.

Go tubing on Coquitlam River

If you’re looking for fun summer things to do in Port Coquitlam, then you should definitely add tubing to your list.

Floating lazily on a tube down the Coquitlam River is a summer rite of passage for many, although preparation is key! Floating early in the season is essential as water levels get too low by August, and a sturdy tube is a must as well.

Here’s a preview of the route and what you can expect:

Did we miss any of your favourite things to do in Port Coquitlam?

Let us know in the comments so we can add more recommendations to our list!

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