Wherever you are in the Tri-Cities, nature is never very far away! Although only 30 km from downtown Vancouver, the Tri-Cities offer a wealth of natural beauty and space. From Rocky Point to Belcarra National Park, you will find nature on your doorstep.
SkyTrain's new Evergreen Extension has helped to connect the Tri-Cities to downtown Vancouver so that it's more accessible than ever. The service connects Coquitlam City Centre through Port Moody to Lougheed Town Centre in approximately 15 minutes. Alternatively, commuting to Waterfront from Port Moody via the West Coast Express is a mere 25 minute hassle-free journey.
In Port Moody, local shopping can be found in Newport Village, with over 50 shops and services, and over 20 in Suter Brook Village. Both offer an array of boutique shops, trendy cafes and restaurants, as well as all of the everyday essential outlets. For more serious shopping, head to the Tri-Cities' largest mall at Coquitlam Centre.
Beautiful Belcarra Regional Park features picnic areas, a pier, canoe and kayak rentals, as well as spectacular views across the Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm. Forested trails, rocky beaches and mountain views make this regional park a great place to explore year round. Swimming draws crowds to Sasamat Lake, one of the warmest lakes in BC!
Spending time in Port Moody is even better now that you can set out on your own mini ale trail! Home to several local micro-breweries and great pubs, cafes and restaurants, Brewer's Row has really put Port Moody on the map. Beer lovers will agree that Port Moody is anything but sleepy - it has become a destination. And if you fancy a stroll after sampling the local beers, Rocky Point Park offers shoreline trails, a pier, great scenery as well as fish and chips, and ice cream! What's not to love?!
The Tri-Cities offers some of the highest rated elementary and secondary schools. Many secondary schools boast excellent university admission rates. Heritage Woods Secondary is one of the top-rated schools in BC.
On the same site as Heritage Woods Secondary is the newly built Eagle Mountain Middle School. Students make the transition from the nearby, highly-rated Aspenwood Elementary School.
In the heart of the city, the IB Programme is offered at Port Moody Secondary and the Ecole Moody Middle School of the Arts is now in a brand new contemporary building.
Port Moody is the City of the Arts! There are numerous museums, art galleries, annual festivals and special events to enjoy, including: Octoberfest, Ribfest, Search for the Perfect Pint, Canada Day/Golden Spike Days, Christmas Market and Lights at Lafarge Lake.