Winter Sports @ Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame

November 2019 - Spring 2020

For many the word Winter conjures up memories of sledding, skating and skiing. Early on, kids hiked up some of the highest peaks in Coquitlam, towing their sleds behind just to feel the icy wind on their faces as they raced down steep slopes. Frozen ponds became instant hockey rinks. Winter in Coquitlam provided the ultimate playground setting for children and adults alike. Coquitlam Heritage will explore the history of winter sports in Coquitlam and the surrounding areas. Find out what people did for fun and competition when equipment and facilities were rudimentary.     

Gowe children on a sled. Image courtesy of the Vancouver Archives.

Gowe children on a sled. Image courtesy of the Vancouver Archives.