10 things to do in the Tri-Cities this June

May 7 2019, 7:35 am

Summer has arrived at the Tri-Cities, so get outside and enjoy! Pints & Paws, Golden Spike Days Festival, and more, here are 10 things to do around Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody this June.

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

Pints & Paws

What: An annual pub night in support of the BC SPCA Tri-Cities Education & Adoption Centre, Join fellow animal lovers at Pints & Paws for a great meal and a drink at the John B Neighbourhood Pub in Coquitlam. There will be a silent auction along with fun games and activities. Tickets are $25 each and include your choice of a vegan, veggie or fish burger with fries and a beer, highball or glass of wine plus a chance to take home some wonderful prizes. All proceeds from Pints & Paws support abandoned, neglected or abused animals in the care of the BC SPCA Tri-Cities Education & Adoption Centre.

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Moody Ales — 2601 Murray Street, Port Moody, BC
Tickets: Online, $25

Port Moody Children’s Art Festival

What: Featuring over 400 mixed media, oil paintings and drawings, and 150 young artists. There will also be live art demonstrations on June 8 from 9 am to 4 pm

When: June 3 to June 12, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Port Moody Civic Centre Gallery – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Admission: Free

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Festival Coquitlam’s Grand Parade and Teddy Bear Picnic

What: Bring your teddy bears to watch as the parade marches up to the Teddy Bear Picnic at Town Centre Park. Then join in the teddy bear picnic, featuring storytelling, puppet shows, rovers, gymnastics and more. Fun for all young children.

When: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 9:45 am to 4 pm
Where: Parade along Burlington Drive and Pinetree Way. Picnic at Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free for the Parade, Free for the Picnic. Children 3 and under are free

Tri-Cities Pride Society Pub Night

What: Tri-Cities Pride facilitates monthly pub nights. Locations rotate between Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. This is a chance to connect with other LGBTQ2+ folks in a safe and inclusive environment.

When: Friday, June 14, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Northpaw Brew Co. – Unit 2150 – 570 Sherling Pl., Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

The 88th BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival

BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival

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What: The 88th annual BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival features a Friday night beer garden with live Celtic music, a kilted/tartan run, and open pro piobaireachd. Then enjoy a full day on Saturday with piping, dancing, caber tossing, live Celtic music, kids activities, artisans, food and the massed pipe bands.

When: Friday, June 14 to Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 5 to 9:30 pm (Friday), 8 am to 9 pm (Saturday)
Where: Lafarge Lake – Town Centre Park, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online, Free for Friday Night, $5-$35 for Saturday. Children under six are free.

Lafarge Lake Annual Free Fishing Day

What: A free family-friendly day of fishy fun and prizes during BC’s free fishing weekend – when anglers can fish BC’s waters without a licence. The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC will be stocking the lake with rainbow trout in the morning, kids are welcome to assist the hatchery staff during the stocking. There will be a netted area for new fishermen who have no experiences in catching trout. Experts will be on site to teach participants new techniques on catching rainbow trout. Other activities include fly tying, casting lessons and salmon raffle. Some fantastic prizes will be given away at the end of the event.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Lafarge Lake – Town Centre Park, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Newfoundland Kitchen Party

What: Experience a traditional East Coast style lobster dinner without leaving the West Coast. Traditional maritime music will be performed by the band the Navvies. Beers from local breweries will be available for purchase and coolers for those that do not like beer. There will also be hot dog dinners for guests that do not want a lobster.

When: Saturday, June 22
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Port Moody Station Museum – 2734 Murray St., Port Moody,
Tickets: Lobster Dinner $50, Hot Dog Dinner $20. For tickets call 604 939-1648 or email [email protected]

Terri Clark

What: With over five million albums sold, and induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and three-time JUNO Award winner, Terri Clark also holds the honour of being the only Canadian female member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry. She has been named CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year five times and has taken home eight CCMA Fan’s Choice Awards; in total, Terri has had the honour of receiving 19 CCMA Awards.

When: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Time: 5 pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Tri-Cities Poetry/Open Mic with feature poet Susan McCaslin

What: Western Sky Books hosts local poets for a Poetry Slam and Open Mic night. All styles and genres are welcome. Poets are welcome to bring their books and chapbooks or zines for sale. The June edition of Tri-Cities Poetry/Open Mic features local poet Susan McCaslin. Open Mic starts at 6:45 pm.

When: The last Tuesday of every month – Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Time: 6:45 to 9 pm
Where: Western Sky Books – 2132-2850 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Golden Spike Days Festival

Golden Spike Days Festival

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What: The Golden Spike Days Festival is one of the oldest and longest running family events in BC. The festival is held at Rocky Point Park around Canada Day, attracting upwards of 40,000 people of all walks of life with live entertainment, special events and activities for all ages.

When: Friday, June 28 to Monday, July 1, 2019
Time: 6 to 11 pm (Friday), 11 am to 11 pm (Saturday and Sunday), 11 am to 6 pm (Monday)
Where: Rocky Point Park – 2800 block Murray Street, Port Moody
Admission: By donation

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