Coquitlam is a city in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. A city of 126,500, Coquitlam is mainly a suburban city, and is one of the 21 municipalities comprising Metro Vancouver. According to the 2006 Canadian Census, it is the 5th-largest city in British Columbia.
Coquitlam is situated some 10 to 15 km (6.2 to 9.3 mi) east of Vancouver, where the Coquitlam River connects with the Fraser River and extends northeast along the Pitt River. Coquitlam borders Burnaby and Port Moody to the west, New Westminster to the southwest, and Port Coquitlam to the southeast. Burke Mountain, Eagle Ridge, and 1,583 m tall Coquitlam Mountain form the northern boundary of the city.