Why Port Moody Is A Great City To Live In

Port Moody is a city in Metro Vancouver, enveloping the east end of Burrard Inlet in British Columbia.

With an estimated population of 32,975, Port Moody is a vibrant city composed of many ethnic groups and diverse communities.

It has countless restaurants, breweries, and shopping locations to always have you on the move and discovering new finds.

Likewise, its quiet nature is perfect for families and those who love to explore the great outdoors.

Still not convinced?

Here’s our guide to why Port Moody is a great city to live in.


Port Moody is composed of numerous neighbourhoods, each with its own unique things to do and see. They include:

  • Anmore: A quiet neighbourhood that offers a peaceful experience for visitors. In 2011, the average household income in Anmore was $187,345, ranking as the wealthiest municipality in Metro Vancouver.
  • Barber Street: This area is composed of detached homes and is beautifully situated close to the Burrard Inlet
  • Belcarra: Belcarra is a village on the shore of Indian Arm, a side inlet of Burrard Inlet, and is part of Metro Vancouver. It lies northwest of Port Moody and immediately east of the Deep Cove area of North Vancouver, across the waters of Indian Arm.
  • College Park PM: Located on the West Side of Port Moody.
  • Glenayre: Glenayre is a small residential neighbourhood bordering North Road and Clarke Road at the base of Burnaby Mountain.
  • Heritage Mountain: This area offers many beautiful homes with absolutely spectacular views.
  • Heritage Woods PM: Homes in this area are generally larger and even extend extend up the mountain.
  • Mountain Meadows: This area offers plenty of amenities and easy access to a school.
  • North Shore Pt Moody: This is considered the downtown area and has a number of shops and transit options available.
  • Port Moody Centre: You can find easy access to transit, shops, parks, and recreation all in this one area.

Outdoor Trails & Paths

If you’re an outdoors type of person, this city is perfect for you. Port Moody has:

  • Trans Canada Trail: A 21,500-kilometre recreational trail that runs through every province and territory.
  • Alfred Howe Greenway: A scenic multi-use trail connecting the Glenayre and College Park neighborhoods to the waterfront. The greenway is 2.2km round trip, with an elevation gain of 100 metres.  
  • Multi-access trails: The City has two universally accessible trail systems: the Shoreline Bike Trail (3 km paved bike path) and the TransCanada Trail, which is a mix of on-road sidewalks and off-road trails through Port Moody.


“Brewers Row” is the spot to be in the city and there is no arguing that. It’s a one block area that has four breweries lined up beside one another, serving up good times and cold beer. The breweries are:

  • Twin Sails
  • Yellow Dog
  • Parkside
  • Moody Ales


Port Moody is an extremely pet-friendly city and allows your dogs to roam freely like no other city in Metro Vancouver. The Buntzen Lake beach and Barnet Marine Park are two prime locations to take your dog for a nice walk and take in beautiful waterfront views.

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