Known to many as PoCo, Port Coquitlam is located 27 kilometers east of Vancouver at the confluence of the Pitt and Fraser Rivers. It is one of the 88th largest cities in Canada by population, while in the area it is small at just over 11 square meters. Together with Coquitlam and Port Moody, it makes up British Columbia’s ‘Tri-Cities’. In the past, Port Coquitlam was made up predominately of farmland, but today it is a suburban city with lots of housing and commercial developments.
Port Coquitlam is split into two by the Lougheed Highway, with the north side being trendier in terms of living. Downtown Port Coquitlam is on the very south side of the highway, as is the Port Coquitlam railway station. Trains run five times a day from the station to Vancouver and back, which is why it is a popular city for commuters. This also makes it a great option for anyone that wants to have access to Vancouver but would like to live in a much more affordable city. Most residents will say that the best way to get around is by car, though there are buses that run along main routes.
Living in the city can be quite rewarding, as it has been voted as one of the best cities in Canada to live in on a number of occasions. It is also rated as a top place to raise a family, as it is multicultural and has plenty of great schools; a few of which are French immersions. As well, Port Coquitlam has a living wage, so it is a very affordable place to live. It is also quite beautiful, with its numerous parks, golf courses, and walking trails.
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