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PORT MOODY, BRITISH COLUMBIA

As Port Moody movers, Ferguson Moving and Storage is committed to giving you the best
information for helping you move to or within Port Moody.

We hope you will find the following information useful.

Port Moody, along with Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam make up the Tri-Cities. The City of Port Moody
lies at the head of Burrard Inlet at the foot of Eagle Mountain, in the Greater Vancouver Regional
District. Port Moody is located on Highway #7A, approximately 20 km east of Vancouver.

Port Moody has an average July temperature of 17.4°C and an average January temperature of 3°C.
The average annual precipitation is 1,955 mm

The population of the city is approximately 30,120.

HISTORY

The Coast Salish First Nations communities lived along the southern coast of British Columbia long
before the Europeans settled in the area. Two of the tribes, the Squamish and Muskevian came to
Port Moody during the summer months to hunt and fish in preparation for the winter.

Two main dates are important in the history of Port Moody. In 1858 the Gold Rush started and the
influx of prospectors to the Fraser Valley created the need to develop new service areas. Port
Moody was named for Col. Richard Moody, the BC land commissioner who selected the site for New
Westminster. In 1886 the first transcontinental rail line came through Port Moody.

TODAY

Even though Port Moody has 30,000 people it actually services an area of 350,000. The city is
well connected by rapid transit, rail, major highways, and a deep-sea port. Port Moody is only 45
minutes from the international airport and the US border.

ATTRACTIONS

Golden Spike Days – Annual festival held during the Canada Day long weekend, includes
entertainment, special events and great food.

Port Moody Arts Centre – Housed in the original City Hall, which was built in 1913 the centre
traces the history of the area as well as displaying art exhibits.

Port Moody Station Museum – House in the western terminus of the CPR, the museum holds artifacts
tracing the history of Port Moody and the surrounding area.

Shoreline Park System and Trail – A waterfront park area that includes a 3 km horseshoe shaped
trail, ideal for walking and hiking.

MEDIA

One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper.
Many publishers will mail their newspaper to you, even before you move. For more information, contact:
“The Tri-City News”
1405 Broadway St. Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 5W9
(604) 525-6397

EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrollment procedures, please contact:
School District #43 (Coquitlam)
550 Poirier St. Coquitlam, BC V3J 6A7
(604) 939-9201 www.sd43.bc.ca

MEDICAL SERVICES

A list of names and addresses of physicians currently accepting new patients is available from:
Eagle Ridge Hospital & Health Care Centre
475 Guildford Way Port Moody, BC V3H 3W9
(604) 461-2022 www.fraserhealth.ca

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

*Please confirm these emergency numbers when you arrive in your new community.
AMBULANCE …………………………………………….911
FIRE ………………………………………………………….. 911
POLICE …………………………………………………….. 911

RECREATION

For information about facilities, clubs and sports leagues in your area, please contact:
Parks & Recreation ……………………………………… (604) 469-4500
Port Moody Public Library …………………………… (604) 469-4575
Recreation Centre ………………………………………… (604) 469-4556
Port Moody Arena ……………………………………….. (604) 469-4559

PUBLIC SERVICES

Cable TV: Shaw Cable ……………………………………………………………. (604) 629-8888
Website ……………………………………………………………………. www.shaw.ca

Hydro: BC Hydro ……………………………………………………………… 1-800-224-9376
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.bchydro.com

Gas: Terasen Gas …………………………………………………………. 1-888-224-2710
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.terasen.com

Water: Public Works …………………………………………………………. (604) 469-4574

Garbage: Operations-Collection Inquiries ……………………………….. (604) 469-4574

Telephone: Telus (outside BC) ………………………………………………… 1-888-811-2323
Telus (within BC) ……………………………………………………………. 310-2255
Website …………………………………………………………………. www.telus.com

The telephone area code for Port Moody is 604.

TRANSPORTATION

Driver Services – ICBC ………………………………… 1-800-950-1498
Translink –Public Transit ……………………………… (604) 953-3333

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

The Chamber of Commerce is the best source of information about your new community. Many of these
groups have brochures and booklets full of local facts. Please contact:
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
Servicing Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody
1209 Pinetree Way Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3
(604) 464-2716 www.tricitieschamber.com
For other information on your new community, including brochures and area maps, contact:
Town Clerk
100 Newport Drive
PO Box 36
Port Moody, BC V3H 3E1
(604) 469-4500
For more information about Port Moody, visit their website at www.cityofportmoody.com

MOVING TIPS BROCHURES

Call Mayflowers’ Marketing Department at 1 -866-557-5150 to order the following brochures:
Household Goods Protection Packing Tips Dangerous Goods

WELCOME WAGON

Welcome Wagon is a free service to help you get acquainted with y our new community by providing
valuable information about your new area and gifts from local merchants.
Click here to fill out an on line request form for a Welcome Wagon visit.

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