It’s one of the biggest points on the SkyTrain network – no matter where you live, Lougheed Town Centre Station is an accessible stop. If you know anyone who lives close by, you may have heard them brag (or complain) about the offerings in the area.
What: A fun atmosphere with a decent selection of English music, it may be a little old, but they have all the Karaoke classics; Queen, Abba, Heart, and of course Britney. Be warned there’s no liquor on the premises so be sure to fill yourself full of liquid courage at The Pint 405 Pub first.
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What: Certainly one of the quirkiest malls around Metro Vancouver. Lougheed has a bit of everything, an H&M, Steve Nash, Tommy Hilfiger; they even have a store called Epic Menswear. After an afternoon of shopping, you can cuddle up in the food court to end the day.
Where: 403 North Road, Coquitlam
When: Monday, Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm, Wednesday to Friday 10 am – 9 pm, Saturday 9:30 am – 6 pm and Sunday 11 am – 6 pm.
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What: An interesting mix of very young and very old people, there’s no in-between. Every day has a different game night including pool, shuffleboard, and bingo! If you’re not already sold, they’ve just added a fun array of BARcade games so you can play pinball while drinking a pint.
What: The best pre-Halloween date idea around. Go try on hilarious outfits and maybe even walk away with a few hip threads to add to your wardrobe. Try to guess facts about the original garment owners for maximum thrifting hilarity.
Where: 552 Clarke Road, Coquitlam
When: Monday to Saturday 9 am – 10 pm and Sunday 10 am – 8 pm.
How much: Free to look!
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