Metro Vancouver’s largest free lights display is set to return this month. Cue grins! Whether you’re a seasoned Lights at Lafarge explorer, or you plan to visit for the first time, here are a few tips to plan your Coquitlam adventure.
Top Tips for Viewing Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge
First of all, consider SkyTrain. The display is just steps from Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station and parking can get busy. The station is also located within City Centre, so you can easily walk around the area to pick up hot drinks, meet for dinner or round up the evening with a nightcap.
Secondly, note the dates. Lights at Lafarge kicks off Saturday, November 24 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm with a free family-friendly event that’s bigger than ever before. Picture live entertainment on two stages, food trucks, buskers, roving entertainers and crafts. Be sure to dress for the weather.
Can’t make it to the kick-off? No worries – the lights switch on each night at dusk and will continue until mid-January. To avoid the crowds, schedule your visit for mid-week. More details about the display are available on Coquitlam’s website »
What’s so special about Lights at Lafarge?
This magical lights display features hundreds of thousands of lights situated around Lafarge Lake. Take a walk around the 1 km trail along the waterfront to take in the sights.
Just a few highlights include walking through the 90-foot framed caterpillar or spotting the elfin creatures in the treehouse and mine shaft. Pose for a photo underneath the outdoor dining table illuminated by an overhanging chandelier. But that’s not all – we wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise… so wrap up warm for this free display that will get you in the festive spirit.
Fuel Up at These Nearby Restaurants
While in the area, why not make it a night out? These new restaurants are all within walking distance:
- Hwaro Korean Steakhouse & Raw Bar: This highly rated spot ramps up the style esthetic, serving beautifully plated dishes, including steak cooked to perfection.
- Titi Home Made Food: Despite only being open a few months, locals are raving about this Persian restaurant’s authentic dishes and friendly service.
- Shio Japanese Kitchen: Tasty dishes and sushi with A+ presentation.
- Sushi Koo: Their sushi is being hailed as fresh, tasty and comfortably priced.
And these are just a short jaunt away:
- Mercado by Originals: This new Mexican taqueria in Coquitlam is brought to you by Port Moody’s Original’s. Sit down to eat or pick up some tasty tacos to munch while you walk.
- Pasargad Restaurant: Interested in sampling Iranian cuisine, including lamb or chicken dishes? From kebabs to shashlik and ghalieh mahi, your taste buds will do a dance.
- The Taphouse: Billed as a “modern tavern,” settle in to sample any of the 60 beers on tap or tuck in to a tasty meal. Drop in for karaoke nights on Mondays and live DJs on weekends.
Other Coquitlam Events You Won’t Want to Miss
Evergreen Cultural Centre
(November 8-10, 2018)
This is a great month to take in a show. Located at Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station, you’ll find a broad offering of performances, including the Fringe award-winning play, Bombay Black by Anosh Irani.
CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championships
(November 7-10, 2018)
Watch the country’s best college soccer teams compete at Coquitlam’s Percy Perry Stadium in Town Centre Park.
Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson – Breakfast in America World Tour
(November 18, 2018)
The acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician brings his legendary voice to Hard Rock Casino’s Molson Canadian Theatre.
Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair
(November 30 to December 2, 2018)
Coquitlam’s Poirier Forum transforms into a holiday market featuring more than 100 artisan vendors selling handmade crafts and foods.
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