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Port Moody

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Port Moody [6] is a city in the Vancouver eastern suburbs of British Columbia, Canada. Set on the eastern end of the Burrard Inlet, it has some fine waterfront property. It's primarily a residential community, just close enough to commute to Vancouver for work. Recent high-rise developments on the water, such as NewPort Village, have also spurred retail and entertainment districts.

Get in[edit]

The Barnet Highway (Highway 7A) leads in from Burnaby and Vancouver to the west and Coquitlam to the east.

Several buses from the Translink regional transit system serve the Port Moody area. The 97 B-Line is a very useful bus; it runs from the Lougheed Town Centre in Burnaby to the Coquitlam Centre bus terminal roughly every ten minutes on weekdays, covering the whole of St. John's Street. Most areas in Port Moody aren't more than a ten-minute walk from the closest 97 B-Line stop to the destination. The #160 bus runs through Port Moody, providing a direct route to downtown Vancouver.

The nearest SkyTrain station is Lougheed Town Centre. Take the 97 B-Line (faster) or the C24 into Port Moody.

Get around[edit]

St. John's Street is the main street in, out and through Port Moody. Several community buses get away from St. John's Street into the surrounding neighbourhoods. The C25 bus serves Ioco. The C27 serves the Heritage Mountain area and parts of Westwood Plateau (Coquitlam), running from Port Moody station to Coquitlam station. The C28 provides similar service to the C27, except with more focus on the Westwood Plateau area.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Rocky Point Park, at the foot of Moody St. Small park that offers views of the Burrard Inlet. It's also the start of the Shoreline Trail and the first of a string of five linked parks along Port Moody's waterfront. There's a pier, seasonal outdoor pool, skate park and some walking/biking trails..  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

Walk along the Shoreline Trail, which runs from Rocky Point to behind the Port Moody Rec Centre (across from Newport Village). It runs along the Burrard Inlet and is very scenic.

Buy[edit][add listing]

There are many stores along St. John's Street. There is also shopping in Newport Village, and Suter Brooke across from it. There's like, three or four Starbucks, man! Coquitlam Centre shopping mall is a seven minute bus-ride away, containing 200 stores.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Port Moody has a reputation for independent, unique eateries and many are located in or within walking distance of Moody Centre - the town's heritage district.

  • Browns Social House, 215 Newport Dr, 778 355-0754, [1]. M-F 11AM-midnight, Sa-Su 10AM-midnight. Well-priced casual dining with a varied menu. Starters $6-17, mains $12-20.  edit
  • Pajo's Fish and Chips, 2800 Murray St (located in Rocky Point Park), 604 469-2289, [2]. Generally open 11AM-8PM during summer, hours variable at other times of the year. Good fish and chips, very enjoyable on nice day if you are at Rocky Point. $5-15 food & drink.  edit
  • Rosa's Cucina Italiana (Rosa's), 2331 Clarke St, 604 939-7500. Tu-Th Su 4PM-10PM, F-Sa 4PM-11PM. Italian cuisine. Visited by many celebrities, definitely the most notable of Port Moody's restaurants. $15-30.  edit
  • The Boathouse, 2770 Esplanade St, 604 931-5300, [3]. M-Th 11AM-10PM, F 11AM-11PM, Sa 9AM-11PM, Su 9AM-10PM. Upscale dining. Located at Rocky Point with view of Burrard Inlet and the Coast Mountains. Starters $7-13, mains $20-40.  edit
  • Originals Cafe Mexicano, 2231 Clarke Street, 604-936-9069, [4]. M-Th 10AM-830PM, F 11AM-10PM, Sa 9AM-10PM, Su 9AM-9PM. Authentic Mexican dining, organic Mexican coffees. Located in a heritage house on the west end of Moody Centre. Starters $5-6, Mains $8-12.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

Popular pubs/bars include St. James' Well in Newport Village, The Point on St. John's Street, and The Golden Spike, also on St. John's.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Accomodation options within Port Moody itself are limited. There is a larger selection of hotels in nearby Coquitlam, Burnaby and New Westminster.

  • At the Beach Guesthouse, 872 Alderside Rd, +1 604 469-1923 (), [5]. B&B overlooking the Burrard Inlet. All rooms include breakfast and wireless internet. The Spa Room has an insuite spa and sauna. May-Sept $140/$175, Oct-Apr $120/$150.  edit


Get out[edit]

Anmore and Belcarra, two villages north of Port Moody, offer pretty regional parks that have good hiking trails and sandy beaches. To get there by car, head north on Ioco Rd or take bus C26.

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