Coquitlam’s PopUp Beach

If you want to enter a sandcastle competition but you don’t want to travel to White Rock or Harrison Hotsprings, you can pop over to Coquitlam’s Pop-up Beach at Blue Mountain Park (south side off of 975 King Albert Street) between 11 and 1pm. There will be a sand castle competition, free freezies for participants, and a good time for all who attend. 

A sandcastle competition at Blue Mountain Park? You may be saying, but there is no beach at Blue Mountain Park! Well, the city of Coquitlam is actually creating a temporary beach at Blue Mountain Park, right in the middle of the city! 

You are invited to bury your toes in the sand and join in the fun at a temporary sandy beach. The Pop-up Beach will remain in place until August 21 and will feature beach-themed elements and activities every week including Adirondack chairs, beach toys, flags, seashell digs and sand castle displays. Residents are encouraged to bring their pails and shovels and build a sand castle.

Those visiting the Pop-up Beach are reminded to take advantage of the Coquitlam Selfies Contest, which runs until July 26. Snap a selfie and enter the contest for a chance to win a $50 Canadian Tire gift card. Contest details at