It was originally inhabited by the Salish Native Americans, who had lived in the territory for at least 9,000 years. The first European contact was by explorer Simon Fraser in 1808, and a town was established in 1860's. The town experienced a boom in economy in 1889, when a profitable mill was constructed.
Today, Coquitlam is known for its natural scenery, surrounding mountains and rivers, lake, proximity to Vancouver, luxurious "woodsy" homes, and agriculture.
People Born in Coquitlam
Coquitlam in People's Lives
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 2009 to film scenes of the movie The A-Team. We filmed on location at Riverview Hospital.