August 1, 2013

5 Ways to Soak up the Sun or Shade in Coquitlam

With the Lower Mainland breaking records for the most days of consecutive sunshine we would like to go to Coquitlam where, nestled among the Burke Mountain foothills and between the two cities of Port Moody and Port Coquitlam there exists an explosion of heritage, hikes, parks and great locations to either soak up the sun or the shade.

Home to two of Wallmark’s most recent customized communities, Burke Mountain Estates and the French villa inspired Carte Blanche, and several new Wallmark built custom homes; we’ve found Coquitlam to be an exciting place to spend a sunny summer afternoon or two!

5 things to do in Coquitlam

Deboville Slough, The 3.9 km trail leads you along some charming slough scenery right from its start at Victoria Dr & Cedar Dr and opening up onto the Pitt River.

Riverview Forest, Located just east of the larger Mundy Park, this park is home to some of the few remaining old growth trees in the lower mainland.

Pinecone & Burke Provincial Park. With plenty of scenic views worth every snapshot and crammed full with cedar and spruce trees this 132 hectare provincial park is a hiker’s paradise.

From the dropped ceiling detail to the wainscoting and hardwood floors, Carte Blanche's fully customizable interiors are still available on our remaining Lot 3!Minnekhada Art in the park, With its 5th annual event coming up on August 17th the Minnekhada regional park is excited to invite you and your family as well as those budding artists to its Art in the Park event. Take a stroll through the mother nature or enjoy the many creations of human nature while taking part in some of the festivities that are planned for families and adults of all ages.

Look forward to when the salmon come home. One of the perks of living close to a fish hatchery or a salmon bearing river, is being able to witness these large speckled fish swim home. This family event at Hoy Lake hatchery includes a salmon demonstration, a fishing prize pond, children performer, face painting and this year it will also include the unveiling of a mural by artist Patricia Gaspar.

With so many great amenities and parks close by, its no wonder so many families are choosing to live in Coquitlam. Curious about what Coquitlam has to offer in a new home? Well, Coquitlam still hosts one of Wallmark’s customizable homes at Carte Blanche. Phone us today to find out more about this limited opportunity.