With plenty of outdoor activities, fine dining, coffee shops, and local shopping, it's no wonder Coquitlam is one of the best places to live and work. It is also one of the most dog-friendly cities in all of Canada. It has, of course, plenty of popular hiking spots frequented by outdoor adventurers and their four-legged companions such as Eagle Mountain, Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, and Mundy Park, just to name a few.
But for dog lovers, there are plenty of other places you can visit in Coquitlam and not have to leave your best pal behind. In this article, we’ve collected a few amazing dog-friendly businesses and locations to visit in Coquitlam, but there are too many to list them all here. If you’d like to see more, then download the PawSwap app where you can easily find the dog-friendly places you’re looking for.
So without further ado, here are some great dog-friendly locations to visit in Coquitlam:
Bjorn Bar Bakery
Why not start at the Bjorn Bar Bakery which features over thirty different bars to choose from? They have bars for almost every occasion, from breakfast, lunch, or a snack. If you want something more than just a bar, they also have sandwiches and soups. You can eat there or take it home for a gift for a family member or a friend. They first opened in 2016 in North Vancouver before opening a second location on Clarke Road and Como Lake in Coquitlam.
The Clever Cupcakes
If you’re full by this time, then it’s time for some dessert, and one of the best places to stop with your dog is local shop Clever Cupcakes which was founded in 2010. Founded by Juan and Elsa Esobedo, they offer high-quality ingredients sourced in Canada.
They support their local neighbourhood by donating delicious cupcakes to support several local fundraising efforts including the Coquitlam Foodbank. They have a couple tables outside to enjoy a treat with your dog!
Now that your dog has been pampered and after a long day, you are probably pretty thirsty, so your next stop should be Mariner Brewing in Lansdowne. Their name was inspired by exploring and travelling into uncharted territory. They also happen to be close to Mariner Way in Coquitlam which leads to Mundy Park!
With plenty of seating inside and out, you can enjoy one of the many cold brews they offer and if you are hungry, they have plenty of food, including daily specials. They have two separate outdoor seating areas; one in the front and a beer garden in the back. Both patios are dog friendly.
Last but certainly not least, we have a special treat straight from Malaysia. PappaRoti is a chain that is known for its delicious buns and variety of coffee and other beverages. They are so popular, in fact, that they have opened over 400 cafes worldwide! While their first location opened in 2003, they opened their third location in British Columbia in 2017. While they only have a small outdoor patio for dogs, it’s still a fantastic and unique experience with not only unique buns, but you can also get all kinds of pastries, sandwiches, soups and salads. You are sure to love it, if you haven't tried it already. Convenient location in Coquitlam City Centre
John B Pub
Another great pub on the list, located in the Austin Heights neighbourhood of Coquitlam, John B first opened its doors in 1978 and has been a local watering hole ever since. With over 80 different beers on tap and 465 different spirits, this pub has an impressive selection for humans, but with a large heated patio section, it also offers something for our dog companions as well! Drop by for happy hour between 2pm and 6pm for their specials.
Rocky Point Ice Cream
What list would be complete without a local Italian ice cream shop? Rocky Point Ice Cream is the perfect bistro that features artisan gelato. They first opened in Port Moody, but in 2019 they expanded to Town Centre Park, not far from Coquitlam Centre. During the summer, they quickly became a favourite stop for those walking around Lafarge Lake or spending a day in the park with their dogs. They also offer a selection of hot beverages and even an ice cream cone for dogs!