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A Mundy Park Guide Reviewed by Locals

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WE GOT LOST. As we strolled through lush pathways of Mundy Park, which is, by the way, 174 hectares of forest (you can’t blame us for getting lost okay), we got distracted by the trail system, lakes, and wildlife around us. 

Eventually, we realized we had taken a wrong turn, but we got back on track. Whether you’re a local looking to uncover new trails or a visitor seeking serenity amidst the chaos, this guide is your passport to NOT GETTING LOST LIKE US.

So, lace up your hiking boots, grab your binoculars, and prepare to embark on a journey of discovery. Join us as we uncover the secrets of Mundy Park and bask in the beauty of nature’s bounty.

Time Zone

Pacific Standard Time (PST) (UTC-8)

Best Time to Go

The best time to go to Mundy Park in Coquitlam is June as the weather is pleasantly cool, with temperatures around 10—18°C. 

But if you prefer warmer weather, the best month is August, where highs are around 27.3°C with temperatures rarely dropping below 13°C at night.

Things to Know

Currency: Canadian Dollar

Language: English

Calling Code: +1  

What is the history of Mundy Park Coquitlam?

What is the history of Mundy Park Coquitlam

Mundy Park in Coquitlam is a green urban sanctuary that includes picturesque pathways and recreational facilities. 

It’s significant for its natural beauty and community wellness, providing a calm getaway for outdoor activities such as hiking, picnics, and birding, fostering health and connection with nature to both locals and tourists.

The story started with George and Constance Munday, when they migrated from England to Canada in 1869. In 1888, George made it his mission to claim 150 acres in Coquitlam, which is now Mundy Park.

Over the years, the land changed ownership multiple times until 1910 when it was subdivided, with only the lots facing Austin Road being sold. 

In the 1920s, much of the ancient forest was logged to supply lumber for the region’s rapid development. Subsequently, the land was acquired by the Municipality through a tax sale, leading to its transformation into Mundy Park.

In 1970, Raymond L. Spani Memorial Pool opened its doors for the first time in Mundy Park. During the 1950s, Mr. Spani served as a Parks Board Commissioner, and his family played a significant role as residential developers in Coquitlam.

How long is Mundy Park Trail?

How long is Mundy Park Trail

The Mundy Park trail spans 16 kilometers and includes three primary trails: the Perimeter, Interlaken, and Waterline Trails.

The Perimeter Trail forms a 4km loop encircling the entire park area. Meanwhile, the Interlaken Trail runs in an east/west direction, and the Waterline Trail traverses the park from north to south.

How to Get to Mundy Park

By car: From Highway 1 or Lougheed Highway, head east on Brunette Ave. Take a left onto Laurentian Crescent, then turn right onto Austin Avenue.

Next, turn left onto Hillcrest Street, which leads to three parking areas. Alternatively, you can stay on Austin and then turn left onto Mariner Way. From there, take a left into the parking lot across from Chilko Drive.

By public transit: To reach Mundy Park by bus, simply take bus #152 from Lougheed Station via Austin. The bus conveniently stops right next to the parking lot on the east side of the park along Mariner Way.

Where to Stay near Mundy Park

Executive Plaza Hotel

Address: 405 North Rd #1, Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V9, Canada

Phone: +1 604-936-9399

Pricing: $

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The Executive Plaza Hotel is this peaceful spot nestled right in the middle of all the action in Burnaby, Coquitlam, and New Westminster. 

Inside, the upgraded rooms have balconies and/or Jacuzzis. They also have all the cool stuff they have to do there – outdoor pool, tennis courts, steam room, fitness center, and plenty of meeting rooms.

Ramada by Wyndham

Address: 631 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam, BC V3K 3S5, Canada

Phone: +1 604-931-4433

Pricing: $

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The Ramada is right smack dab in the middle of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. They’ve got all kinds of rooms to choose from, whether you’re flying solo, rolling with the fam, or hitting the town with your crew.

They’ve got a restaurant and a bar right on site, perfect for satisfying those cravings without even having to leave the hotel. Plus, they’ve got an indoor pool, a hot tub to soak away the stress, and a gym.

Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel

Address: 5411 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2G1, Canada

Phone: +1 604-438-1383

Pricing: $

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At the Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel near Metrotown, their rooms and suites are all decked out with everything you need to kick back and relax, including air conditioning to keep you cool on those hot summer days.

They’ve got your morning covered with a hot breakfast included in your stay, an outdoor pool for some fun in the sun, meeting space for those important gatherings.

Holiday Inn Express Burnaby

Address: 4405 Central Blvd, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M3, Canada

Phone: +1 604-438-1881

Pricing: $$

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The Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown got a sweet makeover in 2022, and it’s looking fresh! Rooms here are quite cozy, just what you’d expect from any holiday inn spot.

The biggest draw here is their breakfast spread. They’ve got a whole bar set up with all sorts of goodies, and the best part is, it’s on the house!  Also, they have a 24-hour exercise room and free parking.

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown

Address: 6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7, Canada

Phone: +1 604-438-1200

Pricing: $$

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The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is right smack dab in the heart of Burnaby, making it the perfect base for exploring the area. 

Inside, you’ll find modern rooms decked out with all the essentials – flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, mini-fridges to keep your drinks chilled, and of course, coffeemakers.

They’ve also got an on-site restaurant, a fitness center to keep you in tip-top shape, and even a rooftop pool and whirlpool.

Where to Eat in and near Mundy Park

Kook’s Cooks

Address: 2120 Austin Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 3R8, Canada

Phone: +1 604-262-2440

Pricing: $


This lively brunch spot serves everything from classic breakfast favorites to mouthwatering pizza, pasta, burgers, and all your favorite diner classics.

The Bulgogi beef burrito and grilled chicken creamy pasta are absolute winners! Seriously, they’re so tasty, we’d order them again in a heartbeat.

On & Off Kitchen + Bar

Address: 2662 Austin Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 6C4, Canada

Phone: +1 604-492-2277

Pricing: $$


Nestled close to Mundy Park, you’ll find On & Off Kitchen + Bar, a gem serving up a delightful mix of American and European-inspired cuisine. 

They serve classic eggs benedict to innovative dishes like croffles (croissant waffles), and an array of pasta options.

Now, let us rave about their Mushroom Rigatoni – it’s an absolute must-try! The pasta is perfectly cooked, with just the right amount of firmness, and each bite is packed with flavorful sauce that’s absorbed by every pasta tube.

Panago Pizza

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Address: 2662 Austin Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 7B6, Canada

Phone: +1 866-310-0001

Pricing: $


If you find yourself at Austin Station and craving some pizza, you’ve got to hit up Panago Pizza. They’ve got options for everyone, whether you’re into organic, gluten-free, or vegan fare.

Now, let’s talk about their Sriracha hot honey pizza. It has quite the unique taste. Think spicy Sriracha meets sweet honey in a flavor explosion.

Mega Sushi Restaurant

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Address: 2662 Austin Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 6C4, Canada

Phone: +1 778-355-1012

Pricing: $$


If you’re in the mood for some authentic Japanese cuisine, you’ve got to check out Mega Sushi Restaurant – it’s a hidden gem with all the classic Japanese favorites and some chef-created special rolls.

Every dish on their menu is fantastic, and it tastes just as great when you take it home. But we’d recommend their oshi sushi, katsu, and udon.

A&W Canada

Address: 1944 Como Lake Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3J 3R3, Canada

Phone: +1 604-492-4972

Pricing: $$


When it comes to burgers, A&W Canada knows what they’re doing – they’re famous for a reason, their burgers are seriously tasty. And if you want to take it up a notch, pair it with some of their delicious poutine on the side.

Now, if you’re looking for a recommendation, you’ve got to try their spicy piri-piri beef buddy. It’s got that juicy beef patty topped with spicy piri-piri sauce that adds just the right amount of kick.

What to Do in Mundy Park

Hike through the Serene Trails

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Address: 641 Hillcrest St, Coquitlam, BC V3J 6N9, Canada

Phone: +1 604-927-6300


This place is a hiker’s dream – with so many trails to explore, you’ll never get tired of soaking in the beauty of the forest. 

The Perimeter Trail wraps around the entire park, forming a neat 4km loop that lets you take in all the sights. 

Then, there’s the Interlaken Trail, running east to west, offering a whole different perspective. 

And if you’re more into a north-south journey, the Waterline Trail has got you covered. 

Each trail has its own unique scenery to offer, and the best part is, they’re all well-maintained and easy to navigate, so almost anyone can enjoy them regardless of age.

Discover the Diverse Wildlife

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Address: 641 Hillcrest St, Coquitlam, BC V3J 6N9, Canada

Phone: +1 604-927-6300


Since Mundy Park is a mix of woodland and coniferous forest trees, it’s no surprise that it’s home to a diverse ecosystem.

The park’s trees provide habitat for birds, insects, and mammals, including majestic owls, colorful butterflies, and bats.

And it’s not just the smaller creatures – larger animals like deer and black bears also call this forest home, making appearances throughout the year.

Have a Picnic

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Address: 641 Hillcrest St, Coquitlam, BC V3J 6N9, Canada

Phone: +1 604-927-6300


The Mundy Park Picnic Shelter is a spacious covered space with plenty of individual picnic tables nestled among the trees nearby. It’s also near the park’s playground. 

If you prefer a more secluded setting, you’ll find benches scattered along the forested trails, offering the ideal spot for a peaceful snack break surrounded by nature.

Show of Your Skills at the Bike Skills Park

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Address: 641 Hillcrest St, Coquitlam, BC V3J 6N9, Canada

Phone: +1 604-927-6300


If you’re into biking, then we have good news. Just off the east side of the park is Bike Skills Park, where you’ll discover two short loop trails.

These trails are specifically tailored to help beginner and intermediate riders sharpen their techniques. They’re also equipped with various obstacles, drops, and jumps. 

Enjoy Birdwatching Sessions

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Address: 641 Hillcrest St, Coquitlam, BC V3J 6N9, Canada

Phone: +1 604-927-6300


Mundy Park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, boasting a diverse array of bird species that call its two lakes home. 

You’ll often spot various feathered friends fluttering about, including the vibrant orange-crowned warbler, majestic ravens, charming purple finches, lively pine siskins, and the elegant white-crowned sparrow.

Try Your Hand at Disc Golf

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Address: 641 Hillcrest St, Coquitlam, BC V3J 6N9, Canada

Phone: +1 604-927-6300


Mundy Park has its very own 9-hole disc golf course on the west side, near the outdoor pool. 

It’s a compact course, which makes it perfect for beginners who are still getting the hang of those long drives.

Engage in a Rejuvenating Yoga Session Surrounded by Nature

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Address: 641 Hillcrest St, Coquitlam, BC V3J 6N9, Canada

Phone: +1 604-927-6300


Mundy Park is like a natural yoga studio, offering a serene setting amidst lush greenery where you can find your inner peace. 

The park is surrounded by trees and wilflife, which sets a pretty chill atmosphere to roll out your mat and indulge in some rejuvenating yoga.

Check out the Off-Leash Area with Your Dog

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Address: 641 Hillcrest St, Coquitlam, BC V3J 6N9, Canada

Phone: +1 604-927-6300


Near Mariner Way, you’ll find a fenced-off area specifically designed for off-leash fun, complete with separate sections for both large and small dogs. 

Also, during the early hours from dawn until 10 a.m. most days, you can let your pup explore off-leash on most of the park’s trails. Just make sure to keep an eye out for any designated dog-free zones – they’re marked on the park signs.

Apps to Download for a Trip to Mundy Park; free, offline maps with turn-by-turn navigation for driving, hiking, or biking to a selected location. 

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Indigenous BC: find information about attractions, places to stay, and special offers in BC.

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GasBuddy: finds gas stations near you and shows you prices, sends you price hike alerts and the app notifies you about deals.

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Roadtrippers: turn-by-turn navigation with pre-made travel guides in Canada. Get alerts for unique attractions, local diners, scenic points, and hotels along your route.

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