Burke and Widgeon – A Hiker’s Guide is a must-have guidebook for anyone wishing to explore the myriad of trails found in the scenic gems of Burke Mountain and the Widgeon. Enjoy great viewpoints, pretty waterfalls, pristine lakes and serene forest walks – all with the safety and convenience afforded by this detailed guidebook. This book includes:
● 28 extensively researched hikes;
● a variety of hikes ranging from easy 20-minute strolls suitable for every age and fitness level, to multi-day hikes that will challenge even the most experienced hiker;
● detailed trail descriptions including total length, overall difficulty and difficulty of each section, estimated time needed, trail conditions, and suggested places to pause and admire the views;
● 66 detailed maps;
● elevation profiles for every hike;
● GPS coordinates and directions to trailheads, major waypoints, points of interest and trail intersections; and
● 37 colour photos.
Western Sky Books (http://www.westernskybooks.com) opened its doors in November, 2017. It is the only used bookstore in the TriCities area of Metro Vancouver, and the only independent bookstore in Port Coquitlam. Their selection of new and used books is wide and varied and they support local writers, hosting many literary events throughout the year. They provide a great venue that connects local writers to their readers. Western Sky Books is also actively engaged in the local community.
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City of Coquitlam Archives (https://www.coquitlam.ca/city-hall/City-Government/archives.aspx) was founded in 2013, with the mandate to preserve and make accessible the records of enduring value of the City of Coquitlam and its predecessor administrative bodies. The Archives also acquires, preserves, and makes accessible the records of businesses, organizations, and private individuals that are of significance to the municipality and deemed worthy of long-term preservation. Since its founding, the Archives has grown in leaps and bounds, culminating, in early 2019, with its move to an exciting new (and much larger) home at: 1171 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC.
Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society (https://pocoheritage.org/) is a volunteer driven non-profit organization that operates Port Coquitlam’s only museum and archives and is dedicated to celebrating and preserving Port Coquitlam’s divers heritage and culture. The Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society (PoCo Heritage) was founded in 1988 with the goal of advocating for the preservation of Port Coquitlam’s rich heritage. March 7th, 2013 saw the official opening of the PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives, which has since become an important pillar in the Port Coquitlam community though their exhibits, events, programming, and community collaborations and outreach. PoCo Heritage is located at 150 – 2248 McAllister Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC.
Port Moody Station Museum (http://portmoodymuseum.org/) is housed in Port Moody’s 1908 CPR Station. The building and the displays illustrate the role of the station in the community and the early development of Port Moody. Visit their website to learn about their many programs and educational events. The museum is located at 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody, BC, next to Rocky Point Park.