The Port Coquitlam & District Hunting & Fishing Club began in 1956 as a social organization for hunters and fisherman. Early club members braved the narrow dirt road known as Coast Meridian Boundary Road, which later became simply Coast Meridian, in order to enjoy the natural beauty of a mountain top retreat.
When the snow began to fly Coast Meridian was well traveled by skiers heading to the Burke Mt. Ski Resort. Burke Mt. is still very active as a year round playground for hikers, mountain bikers and snowmobilers. Our once isolated outdoor club is now surrounded by mountain bike trails and hiking paths and we enjoy the benefits of a very peaceful coexistence with other outdoor enthusiasts.
The PCDHFC is a registered club under the Society’s Act. We’re a non-profit organization, operated by member committees. The Executive Board does not draw any salary and the only paid positions are for the Range Officers and Caretaker. Over the past 50 years we’ve grown to a population of more than 3500 members – one of the largest clubs in B.C.
As the years passed, civilization and residential housing began to encroach on what was at one time a pristine wilderness. Our club was quite isolated in 1956 but many local residents of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam find themselves only minutes away from one of B.C.’s finest outdoor recreation facilities.
Our aim is to provide the best possible environment for our membership. Our goal is to improve and maintain our club for future generations and to participate in our chosen leisure activities in a responsible, safe and positive manner.