Port Moody Neighbourhood Info

July 12, 2012

Just 20 kilometres from Vancouver, Port Moody is a small city that sits at the head of the Burrard Inlet. The waterfront community offers innumerable opportunities for residents and visitors to participate in recreational activities, including hiking, canoeing, kayaking and swimming.

The city was originally settled in the mid 1800s when the gold rush sparked the need to develop the area. Port Moody saw exponential increases in development with the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885, which had its western terminus in the city. Visitors and residents can learn about the city's long history by visiting the Port Moody Station Museum.

Port Moody real estate prices, while much lower than the neighbourhood of Belcarra or homes in Downtown Vancouver, are high when compared to other neighbourhoods. This is partially due to its high prevalence of detached homes compared to apartments or townhouses. Prices for homes range from $288,869 for an condo to well over $1 million for a large estate. The average price for a home in Port Moody is $746,726. View Port Moody MLS® Listings and upcoming open houses

Port Moody is known for its arts and culture scene. The 208-seat Inlet Theatre downtown screens films monthly and hosts a number of festivals and plays throughout the year.

Port Moody Amenities

Port Moody Shopping

NewPort Village, one of Port Moody's main shopping district, offers a number of stores and services, including banks, pharmacies, boutiques, clothing stores and jewellers.

Moody Centre, the city's other main shopping district, sits in the historic centre of Port Moody and offers a number of restaurants and shops for visitors and residents.

Coquitlam Centre, the regional shopping centre, offers clothing stores, spas, shoe store, insurance brokers, jewellery stores and electronics dealers.

Schools and education in Port Moody

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Port Moody Cafés and Restaurants

As a major suburb of Vancouver, Port Moody has a plethora of dining options. Whether you crave fish and chips, pub food, Chinese, Italian, donairs, pizza or fresh seafood, Port Moody has something to titillate your taste buds.

Port Moody Sports and Recreation

Because Port Moody is a waterfront community, the opportunities for outdoor activities are endless. Residents and visitors can take advantage of various watersports, including kayaking, canoeing, water-skiing and swimming. The city also hosts a number of green spaces, including Foreshore Park's beautiful four-kilometre trail along the shoreline. Take a stroll through Port Moody's best-known park, Rocky Point Park, which has a pier, skateboard park, and trails for hiking and biking.

The city also offers the Port Moody Recreation Complex, a $26-million facility with outdoor sports fields, indoor gyms and a fitness centre.

Port Moody Transportation

TransLink offers several bus routes to Port Moody, including the C24 Port Moody Station/Lougheed Station, C25 Ioco/Port Moody Station, and C26 Port Moody Station/Belcarra routes. Transit riders can also hop on the SkyTrain West Coast Express line, which has a stop at Port Moody Station. Drivers can take Barnet Highway to Inlet Drive and continue west to access other communities and Downtown Vancouver.

Port Moody Property Statistics

Home prices*
Houses $746,726
Townhouses $414,456
Apartments $288,869
*Source: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, average sale prices for Port Moody for February 2011

Port Moody Demographics*

Population 27,512
65 to 74 4%
45 to 64 27%
20 to 44 38%
5 to 19 22%
0 to 4 6%
Fully owned 79% ("Owners")
Rented 21%
Band Housing 0%
Detached 40% ("Houses")
Row House 22%
Apartment Duplex 9%
Apartment, under five stories 21%
Apartment, five or more stories 2%
*Source: BC Stats

Neighbourhoods surrounding Port Moody
  • Belcarra
  • Anmore
  • Barber Street