Nicholson Road Week 27 – Como Lake, Coquitlam

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Nicholson Road is part of a daily photo project aimed at sharing and celebrating the different communities in Metro Vancouver. Each week Vancouver Is Awesome will be featuring one of the most engaging photos from the project in order to draw your attention a little bit outside of the hyper-focus that we usually have on the city of Vancouver.

Metro Vancouver Is Awesome, and you should get out and explore it!

We’re back in Coquitlam this week for a visit to Como Lake, a small man-made lake in roughly the center of the city. Being surrounded by residential communities, the lake is a very popular spot to take the kids for an afternoon, to sit back and relax, or to go for a brisk stroll. It’s almost exactly 1km around, and features a path that encircles the entire lake, making it a great place to time a run or two – and the view is sure better than a regular running track/treadmill!

Once a year, Como lake is stocked with small Rainbow Trout for your fishing pleasure. Up until October 2008, there was a restriction on who could go fishing in the lake: You had to be a senior, or a child under 16. I guess the 20-somethings were feeling left out so it’s now open to anyone, though if you’re over 16 you’ll need a valid BC Freshwater Fishing Licence.

And if fishing isn’t your thing, there are plenty of ducks to feed. So get out and enjoy a little nature!

More from Nicholson Road can be found HERE.