The Port Moody Station was once an important transportation hub in this small city and now functions as the city's Museum.
Port Moody got its start when the City of New Westminster (formerly the Province's capital) needed a place to receive supplies if were ever to come under attack. Although this decision proved unnecessary, it brought it to the attention of the CPR when they were searching for a Western terminus. Port Moody was the last stop along the Canadian Pacific Railway until the railway was later extended to present-day Vancouver.
The Port Moody Station was built in 1908 and served as the primary station for Port Moody until 1976. It was designed as a live-in station with a variety of station masters and their families making it home over the years. After closing, the Port Moody Station was designated a heritage building and was moved to its current location and reopened as a Museum in 1983. The Port Moody Station Museum offers a look at this historic town and the railway which helped build it. Inside, the main floor has several permanent displays on Port Moody's early history. Several rooms have been restored such as to show what the Station looked like during its use. Feature community displays can also be seen throughout the year.
Outside, visitors can explore the 1920s sleeping car which was used by the Canadian Pacific Railway during its operation. Inside the car, two sleeping compartments have been fully restored along with a dining area. Also located on the property are smaller railway vehicles such as four-man handcars and a heritage garden.
Since 1882 the railway has played a central part in Port Moody's culture. Today, you can visit Port Moody's second train station which operates as a museum throughout the year. The Port Moody Station Museum offers the chance for visitors to explore the rich and interesting history of Port Moody. The Museum also hosts seasonal events throughout the year and lends our its four-man hand cars to the Golden Spike Days festival in nearby Rocky Point Park during July.
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