Top 10 Things to Do During Summer in the Tri-Cities Area

by | Jun 21, 2021

We’ve Picked Our Top Top 10 Things to Do During Summer in the Tri-Cities Area

Summer is here, and it is time to get out and spend time out and about in the Tri-Cities, Greater Vancouver area. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities like fishing and hiking on the many trails, festivals throughout the summer, cultural events, museums, and more in the Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam areas for the whole family to get out and enjoy.

Golden Spike Days Festival – July 1-4, Port Moody Recreation Centre Parking Lot

The Golden Spike Days Festival at Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park is a family-friendly community event put together by volunteers. It is one of the longest-running family events in the area, with live entertainment featuring top musicians, local bands, and live performances from the local community.

You will have plenty of flavourful options to satisfy your hunger with tasty kettle corn, burgers, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and gourmet mac and cheese.

Ribfest at Rocky Point – July 21-23, Rocky Point Park, Port Moody

For meat lovers, Ribfest at Rocky Point has plenty of ribs to tantalize your tastebuds. It is a free event with live entertainment while you enjoy your choice of six different rib stations, a corn-on-the-cob hut, and food trucks galore, some of which offer gluten-free and vegan options.

Adults can enjoy the limited VIP area, and there is plenty of entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

Port Moody Arts Centre

Learn about Port Moody’s history and view local artists’ work at Port Moody Arts Centre. This non-profit organization sponsors local artists and gives them the chance to showcase work in their gallery.

They offer several classes like ceramics and music lessons, plus the popular one-day class, The Art of Crafting Beer. There is also the Inlet Theatre for those who enjoy watching a play or film screening.

The BC Ale Trail

“Brewery Row” is only three blocks long, but there are five different breweries on this small stretch of road in Port Moody. It started back in 2014 when two new breweries went up nearly at the same time. Years later, three more breweries opened to create this popular drinking destination:

  • Yellow Dog Brewing
  • Moody Ales
  • Twin Sails Brewing
  • Parkside Brewery
  • The Bakery Brewing

Each one has an indoor tasting room and COVID-friendly outdoor patios to relax and sample the different brews available.

The Hyde Creek Recreation Centre

In Port Coquitlam, the Hyde Creek Recreational Centre has plenty of summer activities that you can enjoy. Local artists take advantage of the opportunities the center offers and have a gallery to exhibit their creations.

They host shows and events all summer long, including a Canada Day celebration and the PoCo Grand Prix, which is a part of the BC Superweek bike race. Port Coquitlam is also the home of local hero Terry Fox and hosts the Terry Fox Hometown Run in his honor every September. 

Exploring the Great Outdoors

Summer is the perfect time to explore nature in the Tri-Cities area, and there are plenty of hiking trails, lakes, parks, swimming holes, and golf courses to fill your day. Explore Mundy or Como Lake parks to get lost in nature. Explore the Coquitlam Crunch Trail or visit Crystal Falls on the Crystal Falls trail.

Como Lake in the center of Como Lake Park is a popular fishing spot, home to rainbow trout, catfish, and carp. If you enjoy fishing, there are plenty of lakes and rivers to relax on.

Take a Helicopter Ride for an Aerial View

Get a bird’s-eye view with a helicopter tour around the city and surrounding areas. These tours can fly you anywhere you would like to go. Tours generally last an hour and can include a picnic.

View the downtown area or head to the coast to experience a spectacular sunrise or sunset. You can visit the mountains and lakes and enjoy your lunch with views that few get to witness.

Entertainment in the City

There are plenty of shows, restaurants, and cultural activities to fill your day and night in the city. The Roosters Country Cabaret and The Brew Street (formerly The Golden Spike) are local favorites and are always an excellent choice to start a night on the town.

Visit the Evergreen Cultural Centre with their theatre, art gallery, and music venue with different artists playing throughout the summer.

The Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, located in Coquitlam, is one of the largest casinos in the area with 7,400 m2 featuring a theatre, 70 gambling tables with eight poker rooms, including a high-stakes room, along with restaurants and bars for when you are ready to take a break.

Coquitlam is also home to the Vancouver Canucks and has plenty of local teams to watch, like the Coquitlam Reds baseball team and the Coquitlam Adanacs of the Western Lacrosse Association.

Coquitlam Festivals

Coquitlam has several summertime festivals that entertain all. From food festivals, holiday celebrations, and more, you won’t be lacking in options for summertime activities:

  • Coquitlam Food Truck Festival
  • BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival
  • Teddy Bear Picnic and Parade
  • Canada Day celebrations
  • Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

Poirier Street Farmers Market

On Sundays at the Coquitlam Dogwood Pavilion is the Poirier Street, Farmers Market. In addition to the usual fresh produce, the market boasts artists and crafters selling different items such as candles, jewelry, and art. It is one of the area’s largest markets with over twenty years of servicing the Tri-Cities community.

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