The Foothills at Burke Mountain may be new, but it’s been over 100 years in the making.
Originally inhabited by the Coast Salish, European settlement began in the 1860’s when homesteaders were drawn by the dazzling views and sense of heightened living.
By 1908, a town with 20 houses, a store, post office, hospital, office block, barber shop and pool hall had grown. These pioneers appreciated the area for what it was: a place of open spaces. A place of natural beauty.
Named for British author and statesman Edmund Burke, the area’s equestrian tradition is a rich one. Pastures stretched as far as the eye could see and it wasn’t uncommon to see men and women on horseback.
More recently, the high slopes of Burke Mountain house a ski village. This spectacular area has always been a place where people come to enjoy the fresh air.
From the early settlers to the present day, Burke Mountain’s potential as a bustling urban centre, historic natural wonder, and family-friendly community in Coquitlam has been recognized. This is a place of new beginnings, a coming together of cultures and traditions.