Port Coquitlam is a community of 61,000 with a strategic location in Metro Vancouver, a healthy base of businesses, new commercial and industrial areas, 271 hectares of parkland including the 25-km Traboulay PoCo Trail, well-established neighbourhoods, and a strong sense of community spirit known as PoCo Pride.
It also has a reputation for progressive governance and for its innovative approaches to managing waste, sustainable development and using technology to engage the community.
Since it was incorporated on March 7, 1913, Port Coquitlam has experienced significant growth and has strived to remain relevant to the changing times. At the same time, the City has retained its small-town charm, its authentic historic downtown core, and a tradition of community involvement.
The City strives to balance social, environmental and economic values while fulfilling citizen priorities.
The City of Port Coquitlam introduced a new vision and mission when we adopted a new Corporate Strategic Plan, called Vision 2020, in 2011.
Port Coquitlam is a happy, vibrant, safe community with healthy, engaged residents and thriving businesses, supported by sustainable resources and services.
Our City’s energetic and resourceful staff, governed by a dedicated City Council, will bring our Vision to life.
Our Mission is: We strive to do it right by researching, planning, building and executing well-balanced solutions.
A Livable City
It came as little surprise to Port Coquitlam residents when their community earned national recognition for being a livable city. Family-friendly Port Coquitlam was named B.C.’s third most livable city, and 33rd out of 200 in Canada.
Those who call Port Coquitlam home are well aware of its special qualities, including affordability, an accessible location, parks and trails, family-oriented services, a quaint historic downtown core, and a strong sense of community spirit.