This large apartment (size 1100 ft² /102 m²) is located in the city of Coquitlam, 30 minutes drive away from Vancouver. Stay close to everything what the city of Vancouver has to offer, while enjoying the peacefulness and serenity of suburban living and outdoor activities of the Vancouver coast.
Transportation to Vancouver: You can drive, take SkyTrain or West Coast Express to downtown Vancouver.
Grouse Mountain, Cypress, and Seymour skiing areas are within 35-50 minutes drive. Travel time to the Whistler Olympic sites is about 2 ½ hours.
By staying here, you will not only get more then the Vancouver experience, but you will also save a bunch at the cost of Vancouver accommodation.
Perfect place to stay when traveling, relocating or working in Vancouver or visiting area of Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, Burnaby. Close to Simon Fraser University, Douglas College.
Driving Distances: Driving Distances to various location from my apartment:
-Coquitlam - Vancouver International Airport: 38km/23mi
-Coquitlam - Abbotsford International Airport: 50 km/31mi
-US border White Rock/Blaine is 32 km/20mi
-Simon Fraser University (SFU) 14km/9mi
-Town Centre Park, Coquitlam - 2km
-Douglas College – Coquitlam 2km
- Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver -39 km away/35 min drive min
- Grouse Mountain – 42 km/40 min drive
- Stanley Park – 43km/40 min -one of the largest city parks in the world, including 150 year old forest, 8.85 km of seawall. Park has something for everyone- walking, biking, rollerblading, gardens, beaches, historic Totems, and Vancouver Aquarium.
- Hell’s Gate Airtram, Fraser Canyon -190 km – 2 ½ hours drive – Highway 1
- Harrison Hot Springs – 100 km – 1 hour 36 minutes
If you are driving through Canada from Bunff/Calgary/Edmonton to Vancouver – our suite would be a perfect spot to stop -10 km/14 min from Highway 1
Summer activities:: Tennis courts are located 5 minutes walking distance from the apartment with neighbouring swimming pool open all summer.
If you prefer Olympic sized swimming pool, wave pool, water slides and therapeutic whirlpools you can visit City Centre Aquatic Complex located 5 minutes driving from the apartment.
Some of the parks and beaches located close by: (travel time from the apartment added by each destination)
Belcarra Regional Park with Sasamat Lake in Port Moody located 16 minutes drive from the apartment (one of the warmest lakes in Greater Vancouver ) and Buntzen Lake in Anmore (19 minutes drive)
In summer day’s you can relax at Sasamat Lake’s White Pine Beach. You can relax at the beach, swim in clean water, go fishing or circle Belcarra’s Sasamat Lake. The Sasamat Lake Loop (1.5 miles/2.5 km return) will take you around the lake from White Pine Beach going south to a floating boardwalk that crosses the lake back to the beach.
In addition to a nice beach, there are a few hiking trails around the Buntzen Lake.
You can choose from 4 to 12 hours hiking time. Trails are used also by Mountain Bikers and Equestrians.
Mundy Park the largest park in Coquitlam (176 hectares/435 acres) has many walking trails that pass the park's two lakes - Mundy Lake and Lost Lake. The park features outdoor swimming pool, playgrounds, picnic area, (12 minutes drive)
Boulevard Casino in Coquitlam - the largest casino in the province of British Columbia with Red Robinson Show Theatre. Some past performances included artists like Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Julio Iglesias and more. (18 minutes drive)
I purchased this property because it is about 30 minutes away from Vancouver. It is great location in quiet neighborhood. Close to downtown and close to nature.