Bettie Allard YMCA - Burquitlam

The City of Coquitlam, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver and Concert Properties are bringing the Bettie Allard YMCA as well as other associated civic amenities to Burquitlam through an innovative three-party partnership. 

The project includes:

  • A 55,000-square-foot YMCA with an indoor pool, gym, fitness studios and equipment, multi-purpose space, child minding, a family development centre and other amenities 
  • A 3,700-square-foot Community Policing Station
  • A 222-stall underground parkade, including 115 stalls for the YMCA, 76 for the Park-and-Ride, 31 shared by the Park-and-Ride and rental housing visitors, and seven for the Community Policing Station
  • 2.25 acres of new parkland, including the expansion of Cottonwood Park and a redesigned Burquitlam Park
  • Transportation improvements such as new multi-use paths and an upgraded and realigned Emerson Street
  • Residential rental and strata towers developed by Concert Properties, with 100 non-market rental suites operated in partnership with 43 Housing Society

Timing & Next Steps

Celebration events, tours, and YMCA membership purchases will begin in November 2022. All facilities will be open to the public toward the end of 2022 with full operation beginning in January 2023.

The southern portion of the new Burquitlam Park will open to the public when the YMCA is completed.