Port Moody - British Columbia

Port Moody prides itself in being the city of the arts. The city is full of galleries, art studios, and theatres. You can take a walking tour throughout the city, starting at the Port Moody Arts centre, Boa Art Gallery Studio, Lone Cypress gallery, Electronic Avenue Art Gallery and the Inlet Theatre.

Phonetically, “Port Moody” means “graveyard” in Chinese. However, in 1998 the city worked with a consultant from Orientalia Enterprises and they adapted a different phonetic spelling of the city’s name, which now translates to “land full of treasures.”

Port Moody BC was originally known as the original western terminus for the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1886. With the railroad, came the people. The population grew from 200 people in 1887 to 1,200 people in 1910. Today, BC Statistics estimate that there are 29,000 people who currently call Port Moody home.

If you’re looking for outdoor activities, be sure to check out the villages of Anmore and Belcarra. Nestled in the Coast Mountains, this northern area of the city is home to many parks and recreational areas including Belcarra Regional Park and Buntzen Lake Regional Park. For cyclists, there is a 3 km paved walk/bike path around the Burrard Inlet from Rocky Point Park all the way to Old Orchard Park.

The city is dedicated to natural causes. The lawns surrounding the Port Moody Arts centre have been cared for using only natural techniques since 2004. The city also promotes natural activities such as walking trails and bird watching, which are good for both your physical and mental well being.

If, for whatever reason, your health fails you or you have a situation requiring medical attention Eagle Ridge Hospital is close by. Located at the border of Port Moody and Coquitlam, Eagle Ridge hospital is the largest single employer in the city with 820 employees.

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