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Port Coquitlam Gets Walking!

 Walking Home 2012

 2015 Walking Schedule









Hyde Creek

Women’s Group


Wilson Centre

Women’s Group









Wilson Centre





Walk Details

Walks may be cancelled in the event of poor weather. Please call ahead to confirm for the locations below:

  • Hyde Creek: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre lobby, 1379 Laurier Avenue (604.927.7946)
  • Downtown: Outlet lobby, #2100-2253 Leigh Square (604.927.8400)
  • Wilson Centre: cafeteria at 2150 Wilson Avenue (604.927.7970)
  • Hyde Creek/Wilson Centre Women's Group walks: parking lot at each facility (Sue, 604.941.2009)
Interested in starting your own walking group? Contact us at 604-927-7983 and let us help you get started today.

A Step Toward Better Health

According to Health Canada, children need regular physical activity for healthy growth and development, while adults and seniors enjoy better strength, flexibility, balance and coordination with regular physical activity.

Research also indicates that walkers live longer. A study in the Nov. 14, 2005 Archives of Internal Medicine showed that a moderate level of physical activity – such as walking 30 minutes a day – lengthened life by 1.3 years and added 1.1 more years without cardiovascular disease, compared with low activity levels.

Did you know*:

  • Physical inactivity can cause premature death, chronic disease and disability,
  • Regular brisk walking for 30 minutes on four to seven days a week will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and some cancers.
  • Habitual walkers benefit from increased energy levels, more stamina, better sleep and lower stress levels.
  • 69 per cent of Canadians report walking for exercise, making it the country’s most popular activity.
  • Reduced physical activity is a key contributor to obesity. Two out of three Canadian adults are overweight or obese, and the number of obese children has nearly tripled in the last 25 years.
  • Half of Canadian children and youth are not active enough for optimal growth and development.

* Source: Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada

Hit the Local Trails
Most Port Coquitlam residents are within walking distance of the city’s extensive trail network, including the 25-kilometre Traboulay PoCo Trail, featuring wide paths that are ideal for walking.

Healthy Resource Centre
c/o Hyde Creek Recreation Centre
1379 Laurier Avenue
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 2B9
Phone: (604) 927-7983