The SkyTrain Evergreen Extension is finally set to open on December 2. The 11 km of new SkyTrain track and six new stations will expand the Lower Mainland transit system into Burquitlam, Port Moody, and Coquitlam.
The Evergreen Extension will open up a range of activities for those living in Metro Vancouver. So why not explore what the Tri-Cities have to offer?
Here are 11 places worth checking out along the Evergreen Extension.
Take a short bus ride on Route 156 and this station will take you Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, where you can skate, swim, or try your hand at a fitness class.
Address: 633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Need a new trail to explore? The 156 bus route also connects to Mundy Park. Adventure through 400 acres of coastal rainforest, including over 16 km of trails.
Address: 641 Hillcrest Street, Coquitlam
One of the best-known sites in Port Moody, Rocky Point Park is the perfect place to bike, hike, kyack, or go for a picnic. You can get here within walking distance from Moody Centre Station, or alternatively Inlet Centre Station.
Address: 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody
Step back in time at the Port Moody Station Museum, Located in Port Moody’s 1908 CPR Station, this heritage museum showcases the early development of the city.
Address: 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody
From Inlet Centre Station, you can also access Rocky Point Park ( a 24-minute walk or 11-minute bus ride on the C25 Bus) and Port Moody Station Museum (a 24-minute walk or a 13-minute bus ride on the C25)
Take a walk on the wild side at DeBoville Slough, accessible by the C38 bus from Coquitlam Central Station. DeBoville is a popular spot for walkers, runners, and bike riders and it features amazing views looking up the Pitt River Valley.
Address: 4110 Cedar Drive, Coquitlam
In the mood to relax? Just a short walk from Coquitlam Central Station is JJ Family Spa. This boutique day spa is a hit in the city and offers body scrubs, oil massages, a salt room, a charcoal room and various sauna services. So why not hop off the train and treat yourself to some R&R?
Address: 3000 Christmas Way, Coquitlam
Just a short walk from Lincoln Station is Coquitlam Centre, the Tri-City’s premier fashion and lifestyle shopping destination. With over 200 brand name stores, including H&M, Best Buy, Sport Chek, Coquitlam Centre is the place to shop the day away.
Address: 2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam
The Coquitlam Library is only one minute away from Lincoln Station making it easier than ever to find great books or a quiet study space.
Address: 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Th C30 bus will take you to a parkland oasis in the city. With hundreds of acres, the park is the perfect place for a number of leisure activities including trail walks, tennis, and soccer. It also features a BMX jump park, a lake, and a large garden area.
Address: 3000 Guilford Way, Coquitlam
Take a swim at the City Centre Aquatic Complex. This recreational space offers large pool facilities perfect for a workout or some fun for the kids. A three-minute walk from LaFarge Lake-Douglas Station.
Address: 1210 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Take in a performance at Evergreen Cultural Centre, which offers a hefty calendar of events this winter spanning classical music, dance, comedy and theatre. A short walk from LaFarge Lake-Douglas Station.
Address: 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam