Port Moody – City of the Arts! – is located at the head of Burrard Inlet and at the foot of Eagle Mountain. A vibrant city, Port Moody is located an easy 40 minute drive from both downtown Vancouver and the US border, and just steps from seaside parks, mountain trails and lakes.
More than thirty five percent of Port Moody is dedicated to green space; the city's breathtaking natural environment is at the heart of it's growing vibrant community. There are over fifty six kilometres of trails and paths scattered throughout Port Moody for walkers/hikers of all levels. Off leash dog parks also dot the city ensuring our furry friends are taken into consideration. Old Orchard Park—one of twenty four designated parks within the city—can be found at one end of Shoreline Trail, where there is a public swimming area/beach available all year for daily escapes. Buntzen and Sasamat Lake are also both located roughly ten kilometres from the city centre offering residents a true BC interior sized escape from the hustle and bustle of the lower mainland.
Arts & Culture
Known as the 'City of The Arts' Port Moody takes the integration of artistic expression very seriously. With the assistance of a public arts map, you can explore the entire city, uncovering beautiful art pieces in natural and unexpected settings. There is also the Port Moody Station Museum; located in the city’s 1908 Canadian Pacific Railway station. The museum focuses on both the history of the city and the importance of the railway. Port Moody also has a dedicated arts centre located in the city's now historic old city hall (built in 1913). Also hosted by the city are monthly movie screenings, as well as musical theatre, and other year-round events.
Sense of Community
Port Moody strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all citizens. It only takes a quick glance at their events calendar to see the city aims to enrich the lives of everyone who lives within its boundaries. From kid focused events like Ioco Ghost Town Day, Fingerling Festival, and Holiday Cheer at the Pier, to adult and family-oriented affairs like Ribfest, Summer Sunday Concerts, and Golden Spike Day—the city hosts events throughout the entirety of the year. In 2020, Port Moody revamped their month long Cultural Days to incorporate online and self guided experiences meant to give members of the public a 'sneak peak behind the creative process of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers.'
Rocky Point Park:
Nestled against the shores of Burrard Inlet, Rocky Point's diverse offerings provide options for any age group. Shoreline Trail, approximately six kilometres round trip, takes you on a scenic stroll around the inlet and ends at Old Orchard Park; minimal elevation and continuous water views. For marine activities, the park is home to a boat launch, an accompanying recreational pier, and a kayak rental shop. There is also an outdoor pool, spray park and skate park for outdoor activities. For those looking for a bite to eat, the park hosts the Boathouse, Pajo's fish and chips, and Rocky Point Ice Cream. The options for outings are endless...
From humble beginnings—Moody Ales started it all—to a thriving Greater Vancouver beer destination, Brewers Row now hosts five award winning breweries. Each brewery is home to a rotating lineup of food trucks presenting Mexican fare to wood-fired pizza and wings; food trucks dot Murry Street ensuring your taste buds are always satisfied. Although not on Brewers Row, Fraser Mills Fermentation Company serves up craft beer, cider, and mead; and like the row it is within walking distance of Moody Centre Skytrain station.
The city is home to two master planned communities: Newport & Suter Brook. Both feature a wide array of shops, grocers, pubs/restaurants, and recreational activities; all within walking distance. Less than twenty kilometres from Vancouver via Barnet Highway, Port Moody's Oceanside living acts as an extension/gateway to the remainder of the lower mainland. All of the positives of city life, but on a smaller, more personal scale. Port Moody also has two stops on the Skytrain's Evergreen line; Moody Centre & Inlet Centre. Moody Centre also functions as a West Coast Express station and a main bus hub, with a large park and ride lot available.