Current Exhibits

City of Coquitlam Archives serves a dual purpose: to preserve and to make accessible the records of enduring value of the City of Coquitlam and its predecessor administrative bodies. 

The Archives is a resource for residents and researchers alike, providing information and insights from Coquitlam’s past through online and in-person exhibits as well as access to a vast collection of unique and authentic historical records.  

Visitors may drop in to the Archives Tuesdays through Thursdays from 12 to 4 p.m., or make an appointment on Mondays and Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

Coquitlam’s Municipal Halls: A History 

This exhibit shares the journey of Coquitlam’s seat of government from the first Council meeting in a community hall in 1891 to the current City Hall that opened Sept. 19, 1998 at 3000 Guildford Way.

Featuring text, photos and historical office equipment and supplies from the Coquitlam Heritage Society, the exhibit leads visitors through the seven locations of Coquitlam’s government since its incorporation in 1891, including two community halls, a rail station and a private home. 

The exhibit is on display until March 15, 2024 at the City Archives office at 1171 Pinetree Way. Visitors are welcome during drop-in hours, Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. 

Como Lake over the Years

Enjoy photos on display in the entry gallery from Coquitlam’s Archives that show a variety of year-round activities at Como Lake from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.