Coquitlam is one of the suburban cities in the Lower Mainland and is designated a cultural capital of Canada.

Coquitlam includes Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, and the beautiful villages of Anmore and Belcarra. Home to mainly families, Coquitlam is also known to have a younger community of middle class dwellers. Single detached housing makes up the larger percentage of this area but newer apartment and townhouse developments are slowly developing in the area. The City of Coquitlam is a popular destination for festivals and events with over 100 events occurring each year. Coquitlam has several high-quality community and aquatic centers and sports arenas that help keep the community active. Buntzen Lake is a popular spot for families and young people to come and enjoy the serene nature and spend the day barbecuing and swimming in the lake. Coquitlam is also home to Hard Rock Casino Vancouver and Coquitlam Town Centre Mall.