Located about a 40-minute drive east of Vancouver at the end of Burrard Inlet, Port Moody (pop. 30,000) is a small community with an impressive natural setting.
Nestled at the foot of Eagle Mountain, the protected harbour invites boating and kayaking, while the forested parklands above are quintessential West Coast wilderness with hiking trails, lakes and mountain vistas.
Belcarra Regional Park and Buntzen Lake Recreation Area are hot commodities to city folk on a weekend getaway. And for outdoor enthusiasts, Port Moody is the gateway to Indian Arm, a pristine fjord where wilderness is up close and personal within minutes of launching a boat.
Port Moody is in the Tri-City region, one of Metro Vancouver's fastest growing suburbs which comprise Port Moody (the smallest of the three), Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. Since they also provide many big city services such as Coquitlam Mall, one of the largest malls in the province, as well as first class golfing on Westwood Plateau, Port Moody can bask in its quieter, more laid back lifestyle.