Resting at the edge of Indian Arm and surrounded by the cities of Coquitlam and Burnaby, Port Moody is a small, crescent shaped city is named for Colonel Richard Moody who forged a trail to Indian Arm from New Westminster in order to protect the former capital of fledgling British Columbia.
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Port Moody was created on the cusp of two important events in British Columbia's history, firstly, the Gold Rush of 1858 prompted the need to protect the City of New Westminster with a location to provide supplies if the south of the city were to come under attack. The second event was the arrival of the first transcontinental trail in 1886 which Port Moody was (for a short time) the end of the line for many new arrivals from the east until it was extended to Vancouver in 1887.
The City remained small for decades, operating as a mill town until after World War II when its attractive location and proximity to Vancouver saw hundreds of families move to its suburbs.
Port Moody is officially known as the 'City of the Arts' as it was historically a destination for artists because of the beautiful scenery and low cost of living and is also the location of several annual festivals such as the Canadian Film Festival, the Festival of the Arts, Golden Spike Days, and the Wearable Art Awards.
Along with several parks, beaches and attractions such as museums and festivals, Port Moody is a beautiful town to enjoy and explore on the shores of the eastern edge of Indian Arm.