The City of Coquitlam is a vibrant community of more than 150,000 residents and the sixth largest city in British Columbia, Canada. Coquitlam is a poetic location surrounded by mountains and salmon bearing streams. With the recent addition of rapid transit, the City has seen a tremendous population growth and with it comes a need to invest in new and renewed recreation and cultural facilities. Plans are underway for new community recreation centres on Burke Mountain, and in Maillardville. The City is also in the planning stages for a new arts and heritage centres, a theatre, and library to cultivate the downtown core.