Youth Programs and Services

Coquitlam’s Commitment to Youth

Coquitlam’s parks, recreation and culture programs and services are guided by Coquitlam’s Youth Strategy (PDF)

Our commitment to youth includes:

  • Providing engaging, accessible and affordable programs and services
  • Prioritizing youth-friendly spaces, including three dedicated youth centres 
  • Opportunities for meaningful civic engagement (“youth being heard”), leadership and volunteerism
  •  Supportive staff who are welcoming of all cultures, genders and abilities

View a graphic version of the Youth Strategy (PDF), developed by a local artist. 

About the Artist: Elle Lynri

Illustration, concept art, and making little things that make your day are among Elle's life passions. While primarily a digital artist, Elle enjoys exploring opportunities to learn new skills and mediums through various projects. You may find Elle tabling at local events (usually gaming or anime-related), so feel free to stop by and say hello!

Youth Centres

Coquitlam has three Youth Centres:

The Landing Youth Centre

Located at Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way

  • Drop-in Schedules: Pinetree Community Centre (PDF)
  • Features: pool, table tennis, PlayStation®, Nintendo Switch™, board games and special events
  • Hours of Operation: 
    • Monday to Thursday, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. (13 – 18 yrs)
    • Friday and Saturday, 4:30 – 10 p.m. (11 – 18 yrs)

Connections Youth Lounge

Located at Maillardville Community Centre, 1200 Cartier Ave. 

  • Drop-in Schedules: Maillardville Community Centre (PDF)
  • Features: foosball, Nintendo Switch™, board games, special events and  community kitchen 
  • Hours of Operation: 
    • Monday to Thursday, 3 - 7 p.m.  (11 - 18 yrs)
    • Friday, 3 - 9 p.m. (11 - 18 yrs)
    • Saturday,  3 - 9 p.m. (11 - 18 yrs)

The Getaway Youth Centre

Located at Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St. (entrance across from the Poirier Forum) 

  • Drop-in Schedules: Poirier Precinct (PDF)
  • Features: pool, table tennis, foosball, Nintendo Switch™, board games and special events
  • Hours of Operation: 
    • Tuesday and Thursday, 12 - 1:15 p.m. / 3 - 7 p.m. (13 - 18 yrs)
    • Wednesday, 3 -7 p.m. (13 - 18 yrs)
    • Friday, 3 - 9 p.m. (11 - 18 yrs)

Registered Programs for Youth

Visit the registration web page to explore new and exciting youth programs.

  1. Youth Council and Committees
  2. Volunteering and Careers
  3. Resources

Coquitlam Youth Council

Application process is now closed.

Have your voice heard and make a difference! Youth Council members provide feedback, ideas and suggestions on city-wide initiatives, programs and issues facing youth in Coquitlam and give back through volunteering. Open to Coquitlam residents in Grade 10-12.  

To apply, email us your full name, school, grade and why you want to join the Youth Council between July 20 - August 31.  Successful applicants will be contacted to set up an informal interview.

Youth Council meets every second Wednesday from 4 - 5 p.m. from mid-September to June.

YOUth Urban Garden Team

Test out your green thumb, learn new skills and have fun with the Youth Urban Garden team at the Inspiration Garden in Town Centre Park. As a member of the team, you will give back to your community in a fun and meaningful way while helping to enhance our local parks. For more information, email the Park Spark garden team.

Connections Youth Lounge Planning Committee

Help shape the events and activities taking place at our newest youth space, Connections Youth Lounge at Maillardville Community Centre. For more info, email the Connections Youth Lounge.