City of the Arts
Port Moody, in conjunction with Coquitlam
and Port Coquitlam
, completes the real estate area known as the “Tri-Cities”, which together occupy the region at the foot of Eagle Mountain, between the head of the Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River, in the Fraser Valley. Surrounding the eastern tip of Burrard Inlet, Port Moody is bordered by Burnaby Mountain and Belcerra Park to the West, The Villiage of Anmore to North and Coquitlam to the East and South.
A mere 30 - 40 minute drive to downtown Vancouver, or a 25 minute ride on the West Coast Express
commuter train, Port Moody is a premiere location to enjoy a relaxed, suburban lifestyle, with direct and easy access to a major urban centre.
The North Shore of Port Moody refers to the stretch of land that wraps around the tip of the Burrard Inlet. Much of this area has beachfront properties and views, and it is expected that much of the future real estate development in Port Moody will take place here.
Historically rich, Port Moody - or PoMo, as some call it - occupies an important place in the history of western Canada. Originally inhabited by the the Squamish and Musqueam bands of the Coast Salish people, Port Moody was renamed after Colonel Richard Moody in 1859, during the gold rush on the Fraser River. In 1879, Port Moody was officially dubbed the western terminus for the CPR (Canadian Pacific Railway), and the ramshackle town that had sprung up began to grow into a bona fide community.
The geography of Port Moody is second-to-none: lush mountainside forests promise spectacular hiking, cycling, and walking excursions, while the waterfront on the Burrard Inlet and around the numerous nearby lakes is sure to please boaters, swimmers, picnickers and water-skiers. The local Noon's Creek Hatchery, the Port Moody Arts Centre, and the Port Moody Station Museum are just a few of the many local attractions. Residents can book and rent local playing fields - both natural and artificial grass - for their sporting events, and for less structured days of outdoor play, one of Port Moody's many parks will suit. Annual and semi-annual festivals such as the Festival of the Arts, Golden Spike Days, and the Port Moody Canadian Film Festival, ensure a fun and easy way for residents to meet.