As one of the first suburban regions in the Greater Vancouver area, Coquitlam has long been praised as the perfect place to live in serenity while enjoying proximity to BC’s biggest city. West Coquitlam, which has earned the moniker Burquitlam — a combination of Burnaby and Coquitlam, which Burquitlam sits at the confluence of — crystallizes this. Here, remarkable walkability is paired with equally remarkable public transit (like SkyTrain), which enables its lucky residents to depend less on vehicles and savor more of the great outdoors on foot or on their bicycles.
This alone lends the district a wonderful, tight-knit feel, an ambiance that’s underscored by the city of Coquitlam’s impressive collection of restaurants, bars, well-known retailers, and unique boutiques. The area is constantly growing as more and more Canadian residents (and people from around the globe) discover its sweet combination of metropolitan sophistication and homespun charm.
Burquitlam has become exceedingly attractive to professionals with children and retirees that want to take advantage of Burquitlam’s superb real estate options and nearness to the heart of Vancouver. From stellar cafes to a bounty of parks, residents here have an abundance of options within close reach. You may just bump into your neighbors out shopping or enjoying one of the yearly community events.
Coquitlam boasts a bevy of both chill and refined eateries, particularly in its central core. Here, you will find an assortment of restaurants that represent the globe. Whether you’re in the mood for outstanding Italian fare, excellent Vietnamese cuisine, or delectable Greek eats, the city will have you more than covered.
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar-Coquitlam is a neighborhood favorite. For a solid reason, too: The French-American outpost features a spate of delicious dishes, such as baked brie with red pepper jelly and basil pesto, peppercorn New York sirloin with whiskey sauce, and a divine dark chocolate ganache cake crowned with Grand Marnier. And for special occasions, Burquitlam residents commute the short distance to the exquisite, European-themed Saint St Grill in Port Moody, where you can savor a glass of sumptuous wine and dine on gems like seared sablefish with roasted beet risotto and roasted butternut squash gnocchi.
Residents of this region are also near the terrific City of Lougheed Shopping Centre, an immense and impeccable space filled with more than 90 retailers. Additionally, the destination plaza presents various events throughout the year, including the always-anticipated Bite of Burnaby.
Burquitlam and Coquitlam as a whole are a virtual paradise for those who lead an active, wholesome lifestyle. Coquitlam also has a new YMCA of Greater Vancouver in Burnaby that has quickly become a community favorite. When you’re in the mood to spend time outside, Burquitlam has a smattering of verdant, lovely parks, including the perennially popular Brookmere Park. Mundy Park is just as delightful. Spanning more than 178 lush acres, the nature preserve is a dynamite spot for playing disc golf.
Residents of Burquitlam are also fond of golfing, a passion they can practice at Vancouver Golf Academy, which also serves as an outstanding place to teach golf to the children in your life. For first-rate entertainment, luxury shopping, and thrilling galleries, Burquitlam locals need only to make it a quick trip to the heart of Vancouver.
School-aged children are near several first-rate institutions. A few of the top schools in the region include:
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