Tag Archives: Coquitlam

Red Fish Up the River… Again

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Whether you know it, or not, Coquitlam is a salmon city. The name comes from the Coast Salish language where Kwikwetlem means “red fish up the river” after the red spawning colour of sockeye salmon. Unfortunately, the very sockeye salmon …

Coquitlam River Update by Craig Orr

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Coquitlam River: Hollywood North While Vancouver may be known as Hollywood North, the title once belonged to the Coquitlam River. As many watershed residents still recall, John Wayne once regularly trekked the river, inspired by its wild salmon.  Sadly, the …

Historic Coquitlam Sockeye Smolt Release Celebration

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The first of some 5,000 sockeye were released to the Coquitlam River in a special ceremony led by the Kwikwetlem First Nation on April 20, 2017. This is likely the largest release of Coquitlam sockeye in over 100 years (since sockeye …

#MyWatershedMoment in Coquitlam on April 22, 2015

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We are gearing up for our next ‪#MyWatershedMoment and we’re returning to the Coquitlam River Watershed! On Earth Day, April 22, 2015, we are partnering with the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable and Tola Yoga and Fitness for some yoga and to …