10 things to do in the Tri-Cities in September

Sep 4 2017, 1:13 am

September in Tri-Cities is full of fun events for everyone to enjoy, including Treefest, Terry Fox Hometown Run, and more. To get you started, here are 10 things to do around Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody this month.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Treefest 2017 

  • What: Enjoy guided tree tours, a heritage walk, history bus tours, a blackberry tea, entertainers, children’s activities, a food truck and an antique radio museum.
  • When: September 10
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Riverview Lands at the baseball field on Pine Terrace – 2601 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Rochester Park Grand Opening

  • What:  Celebrate the official opening of the newly renovated Rochester Park. The official ceremony and ribbon cutting will be followed by playground games and light refreshments. New features include a zipline, accessible saucer swings, tunnel slide, climbing wall, sand play area and skate park. Enhanced trails and stairways, new sports fields and grassy areas for picnicking provide something for all ages.
  • When: September 12
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: 1390 Rochester Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Price: Free

A Walk in the Forest & Uplifted – Art Exhibition Opening Reception

  • What: New works by Sue Cowan and original work by Zoe Royer.  Artists in attendance and refreshments will be served.  Show runs September 5 through October 25.
  • When: September 13
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Silk Art Gallery – 2419 Clarke Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Campbell + Green

Campbell + Green

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  • What: Robert Campbell and Cailin Green is a duo of talented musicians whose vocal harmonies and honesty captivate audiences with their warm and relaxed on-stage presence. Their thoughtful songwriting of a contemporary folk/pop style with a touch of traditional blues, country and light rock, range from happy to powerful to poignant.
  • When: September 16
  • Time: Dinner at 7 pm, Concert at 8 pm
  • Where: Gallery Bistro – 2411 Clarke Street, Port Moody
  • Reservations Required: Online

Terry Fox Hometown Run


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  • What: Help honour the legacy of hometown hero Terry Fox. Run, walk, wheel, roll or ride up to 10 km to support cancer research.
  • When: September 17
  • Time: Registration at 8 am, Event starts at 10 am
  • Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre – 1379 Laurier Avenue, Port Coquitlam
  • Registration: Online

Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse Presents Knudson & Connaughton

  • What: Caden Knudson and Aaron Connaughton are the accountant & trucker acoustic folk duo playing intricate fingerstyle guitar accompanied by driving double bass, tied together with smooth harmonies. Original rootsy bluesy songs about life and loneliness in the Fraser Valley, as well as dancing spiders. Prepare for an interesting new perspective on traditional styles of music.
  • When: September 22
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Gathering Place – 200 – 2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam
  • Price: $5

Port Moody Oktoberfest

  • What: Port Moody Oktoberfest presents an authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest experience. Featuring original Munich Pork Hock, Schnitzel, Oktoberfest Bratwurst, Original “München Oktoberfest” beers, Paulaner, and Hacker-Pschorr. Plus giant Jenga, cornhole, balloons for families, hockey pucks, face painting and more.
  • When: September 22 to 24, September 29 to October 1
  • Where: 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Tickets: Online

Grand Opening of the Fraser Mills Station & Mackin House’s 108th Birthday Party

  • What: You’re invited on a tour of Mackin House and the Fraser Mills Train Station. Stay for the crafts, free snacks and more. Check out the quilt project featuring drawings created by the children and youth of Coquitlam, and don’t miss your chance to enter a draw for an afternoon of tea and scones in the Parlour.
  • When: September 24
  • Time:  Noon to 3 pm
  • Where: Across the street from Mackin Park – 1046 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam
  • Price: Free

Ioco Ghost Town Day

  • What: Food, music, history, and locally produced goods. The Ioco Ghost Town Days is a fan favourite of Port Moody. residents and a great way to spend some quality family time.
  • When: September 24
  • Time: Noon to 4 pm
  • Where: Ioco Townsite Corner of Ioco Road & 1st Avenue Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Port Moody Scavenger Hunt

  • What: Follow clues through the City of Port Moody on the second annual Scavenger Hunt! See the public art collection, and some great historical sites along the way. Plus a chance to win some great Port Moody swag. Part of BC Culture Days.
  • When: September 29 to October 1
  • Time: 9 am to 9 pm
  • Where: Various locations around Port Moody
  • Cost: Free
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