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Coquitlam is a city in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Coquitlam, mainly a suburban city, is the sixth-largest city in the province and is one of the 21 municipalities comprising Metro Vancouver. The current mayor of Coquitlam is Richard Stewart.HistoryThe Coast Salish people were the first to live in this area, and archaeology confirms continuous occupation of the territory for at least 9,000 years. The name Kwikwetlem is said to be derived from a Coast Salish term meaning "red fish up the river".Explorer Simon Fraser came through the region in 1808, and in the 1860s Europeans gradually started settling the area. Coquitlam began as a "place-in-between" with the construction of North Road in the mid-19th century to provide Royal Engineers in New Westminster access to the year-round port facilities in Port Moody.The young municipality got its first boost in 1889 when Frank Ross and James McLaren opened what would become Fraser Mills, a $350,000, then state-of-the-art lumber mill on the north bank of the Fraser River. The District of Coquitlam was incorporated in 1891. By 1908, a mill town of 20 houses, a store, post office, hospital, office block, barber shop, and pool hall had grown around the mill. A mill manager's residence was built that would later become Place des Arts.Plan your vacation with our Canada trip itinerary maker app and discover the best things to do in Coquitlam.
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Duration: 7 hours
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Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
$205 BOOK WITH VIATOR Small Group Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain from Vancouver Small Group Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain from Vancouver
Duration: 5 hours
$121 BOOK WITH VIATOR Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Vancouver Lookout Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Vancouver Lookout
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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