Port Moody, BC, Canada is an urban community comprised of a commercial district, a light industrial area, an active art scene and residential neighborhoods. Port Moody, with Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam, together form the Tri- Cities area of Metro Vancouver (Greater Vancouver Regional District).
Port Moody is the smallest of the three Tri-City communities. The Coquitlams are located to the east and south of Port Moody. To the west is Burnaby and the Burrard Inlet. To the south is the City of Surrey.
Port Moody, BC is a combination of forest green landscapes and ocean blue seascapes. The Metro Vancouver community sits in a protected harbour (Port Moody Inlet) situated on the eastern tip of Burrard Inlet on the doorstep of a fjord called Indian Arm. Looming nearby, standing tall behind the community, are the peaks of Eagle Mountain.
Much of Metro Vancouver was first the home and hunting grounds of the First Nation people of British Columbia, Canada. The Squamish and Musqueam First Nation people camped on the river banks in the Port Moody area during migration season to fish and hunt.
The arrival of the railway, the seaport and the Fraser River Gold Rush changed the landscape of the region. Before long Port Moody became the western terminus for rail and sea transportation of goods, raw materials and services for trade. Today... Port Moody is still a vibrant and very active seaport operating a bulk loading terminal, petrochemical distribution operation and a power plant.
In the Tri- Cities region there are many services and amenities which appeal to travelers. Some of the more important services provided to travelers include accommodations, restaurants, shopping malls, ethnic dining, specialty gift shops, art boutiques, produce markets, baked goods outlets, gas stations, big box stores, grocery stores, banks, internet, liquor stores, transportation (taxi, bus and Sky Train) and a nearby airport.
Port Moody refers to itself as the "City of Arts". There are a good selection of facilities and venues in the Tri-Cities region providing cultural and entertainment value. Some of the venues include an arts centre, live theatre, art gallery, music academy, dance theatres, educational facilities, movie theatres, gardens and the 1905, #9 Canadian Pacific Railway Station Museum.
There are over 41 streams which past through Pitt Meadows draining into the Burrard Inlet. There are alpine lakes and groves of trees decorating Eagle Mountain located behind the community. The waterways and mountain provide an environment for many outdoor adventures.
Some of the adventures and activities enjoyed by travelers when visiting in the Tri-City region include hiking, mountain biking, cycling, swimming, scuba diving, boating, sailing, fishing, kayaking, golfing, birdwatching, mountain climbing, canoeing, horseback riding, picnicking and wilderness camping.
There are many community parks, green space areas and protected waterways in the Port Moody region of Vancouver. Some of the more popular adventure destinations include Rocky Point Park, Buntzen Lake Recreation Area, Old Orchard Park, Belcarra Regional Park, Indian Arm Marine Provincial Park, Golden Ears Provincial Park, Chines Park and Bert Flinn Park.