Explore Coquitlam’s History Online


Coquitlam Archives Quest

The City of Coquitlam was incorporated as the District of Coquitlam in 1891, making it 123 years old. But of course, people have been living here for far longer – the first European settlers arrived in the 1860s, and Coast Salish people have continuously inhabited the land for at least 9000 years. There’s a lot […]



Three Ways to Celebrate BC Day in the Tri-Cities


BC Flag BC Day Activities Tri-Cities

The BC Day long weekend is upon us once again, which means that many local residents are heading off on vacation. If you’re not one of them for whatever reason, never fear. There are plenty of ways to have fun and celebrate our fair province right here at home. Plus, just think: while everyone else […]



What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: What Isn’t Happening in the Tri Cities?


Port Moody Wall Hanging Centennial 2013

It’s a fun-packed week again in the ‘hood. Check out unveilings, groundbreakings, culture galore, fundraisers, upluggedness and a Pro D Day to enjoy. Still want more? check out The V3H Events Calendar. What: PoCo Heritage Society: Sto:lo History When:  Thursday, September 26 from 7:00 – 8:00pm Where:  Leigh Square Community Arts Village, 2253 Leigh Square Place […]



Links: The Troll Finally Broke the Bailey Bridge


I can’t believe there was something wrong with the Bailey Bridge, the old one lane embarrassment that connects New Westminster to United Boulevard. The bridge was closed for the past couple weeks after a crack was found in the supports. Now this bridge should have been replaced back in 2011 when Translink was going to […]



Links – City of Coquitlam’s New Website


City of Coquitlam new website

Something that residents of Coquitlam have been waiting for for many years finally happened. I remember sitting in a focus group back in August of 2010 giving my feedback about this. After seeing new websites in Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, we Coquitlam residents have been a little jealous. But this week, they launched the […]



Links – Port Moody Inauguration and ranting about recreation


Port Moody Council Inauguration 2011

Last night I joined a full house at Port Moody City Hall for the inauguration of the newly elected council. After the swearing in, tribute was paid to the outgoing councillors and Joe Trasolini. New Mayor Mike Clay told a great story about Joe asking some kids on bikes why they weren’t using the skateboard […]



Celebrating our History on BC Day


BC History in Coquitlam Port Coquitlam Port Moody

Today is BC Day, which means that many of you are probably off camping someplace or generally enjoying yourself. And while no one can dispute that the August long weekend is the perfect time to let loose and have a little fun, I happen to think it’s also a good time to celebrate BC history, […]



Links – Federal Vote and No Grow Coquitlam Too


Federal Election The Return

It looked like we were just getting a new Federal Budget on Monday, but now we’re getting a whole lot more. It’s looking like a Federal Election is coming in our near future. Our local MP’s have differing opinions on the budget, as to be expected. While the race in New Westminster-Coquitlam will be a […]



Port Moody Centennial


Port Moody Railroad

2013 will be the 100th anniversary of the founding of the City of Port Moody. Port Moody has actually been around a lot longer than that. Port Moody was the original terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. The first regularly scheduled passenger train arrived on July 4th, 1886, which we celebrate with Golden Spike Days. […]



Heritage Books, Hobson’s Choice and Poetry


It is a rainy, rainy January so far in the V3H. We hope that you’re all staying dry, and that your ark construction projects are progressing smoothly. When you get a break, here are a few things you might want to check out this week. Coquitlam’s Mackin House Museum is launching two historical literature book […]

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