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Port Moody at the Back of the Inlet

Location and Population

Port Moody 3The City of Port Moody in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is at the southeast inland end of the Burrard Inlet, on which Vancouver stands where the inlet meets the sea. Port Moody adjoins the cities of Coquitlam on the east and south and Burnaby on the west. The city derives its name from Colonel Richard Clement Moody, 19th-Century commander of the Royal Engineer detachment at New Westminster.

Port Moody has the largest Korean contingent of any Canadian town of more than 10,000 residents, 6.6 percent of the population. In the 2006 Census, the City of Port Moody had 27,512 inhabitants, a 15-percent increase from 2001. Thirty percent identify themselves as immigrants, somewhat more than the 27-percent Canadian average. Median family income is $70,239; Eagle Ridge Hospital is the leading employer in number of workers.

History

Two events shaped the early history of the Port Moody: the 1858 gold rush on the Fraser River and the 1886 arrival of the first transcontinental train. In the first event, the need for a rear-guard defense for New Westminster, the colonial capital, caused the Royal Engineers to clear a trail to the Burrard Inlet to allow ships to unload military personnel and supplies if New Westminster were attacked from the south. After 1859, the town grew rapidly following land grants to many of Moody’s Royal Engineers.

Port Moody 2In the second event, construction of a transcontinental railroad induced British Columbia to enter into confederation with Canada in 1871. Then the Canadian Pacific Railway announced in 1879 that the small town would be its western terminus. Population grew quickly through the early 1880s. There were high hopes that Port Moody would become a major west coast metropolis. The first scheduled passenger transcontinental train arrived in July 1886. Land prices soared skyward but soon fell back to earth when a line to Vancouver opened in 1887. Incorporation as a municipality came in 1913, when the Port Moody City Council met for the first time in April.

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Economy

Port Moody 1A deep-water bulk loading terminal, two petrochemical distributors, a large manufacturer of finished wood products, and a thermal electric generating station represent traditional, heavy industries operating in Port Moody. Crafts and cultural businesses are also common, and there is a growing healthcare and social services economic sector.

Port Moody’s economic growth and development in recent years have been in the arts and culture sector manifested by the promotional slogan “City of the Arts.” About six percent of employment is in arts and culture, one of the highest concentrations of such jobs in Metro Vancouver.

The Oil Industry at Port Moody

In the early 20th century, employment opportunities in oil refining at Port Moody increased steadily. The Imperial Oil Company commenced operations in 1915 on the north shore of Burrard Inlet. By 1919, the refinery processed 2,000 barrels increasing to as many as 25,000 barrels of crude a day after a 1952–’53 retrofit. In 1921, the company built an adjacent town of 83 houses, a post office, two stores, a school, two churches, a community hall, tennis courts, and a sports field. This site served the plant workers, their families, and sailors of docked tankers. After the refinery closed in 1995, the town site became a heritage conservation area for preservation.

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Port Moody at the Back of the Inlet

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  • 1136 ALDERSIDE Road in Port Moody: North Shore Pt Moody House for sale : MLS®# R2866332

    1136 ALDERSIDE Road North Shore Pt Moody Port Moody V3H 3A6
    Main Photo: 1136 ALDERSIDE Road in Port Moody: North Shore Pt Moody House for sale : MLS®# R2866332
    $7,998,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2866332
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    5,472 sq. ft.
    This brilliantly designed architectural Modern Masterpiece sits majestically overlooking breathtaking coastal views of the water in one of the Lower Mainland's most idyllic locations. The home offers 5,472 sq. ft. of spacious living on three expansive levels boasting an impeccable choice of quality material together with a dazzling display of technical appointments. Experience a sophisticated indoor outdoor lifestyle with floor to ceiling windows and large principal rooms together with walk-out oceanside terraces with fireside lounge. Many features include a stunning kitchen boasting all top grade appliances, a sensational principal bedroom suite, 3 additional bedrooms for children and guests, integrated lighting, power shades, air conditioning and private dock. More details
    Listed by Angell, Hasman & Associates (Malcolm Hasman) Realty Ltd.
  • 1122 ALDERSIDE Road in Port Moody: North Shore Pt Moody House for sale : MLS®# R2858421

    1122 ALDERSIDE Road North Shore Pt Moody Port Moody V3H 3A6
    Main Photo: 1122 ALDERSIDE Road in Port Moody: North Shore Pt Moody House for sale : MLS®# R2858421
    $7,888,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2858421
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    6,826 sq. ft.
    Waterfront masterpiece designed by renowned architect Fook Weng Chan! The most desirable DEEPWATER lot, this one of a kind home is angled to take in the breathtaking views from every room. A "work of art", the highest quality materials, workmanship and custom details are evident throughout in this post and beam home. Highlights of this masterpiece include a waterfront infinity pool, elevator, theatre room, 3 car garage, workshop, geothermal infloor heating & deep-water moorage for your yacht. Beautiful expression of structure and materials including extensive use of wood, stone, glass and steel. A dream kitchen with Wolf, Sub-Zero & Miele appliances and automated home control system. More details
    Listed by Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty
  • 3299 BLACK BEAR Way: Anmore House for sale (Port Moody) : MLS®# R2891510

    3299 BLACK BEAR Way Anmore Anmore V3H 5G6
    Main Photo: 3299 BLACK BEAR Way: Anmore House for sale (Port Moody)  : MLS®# R2891510
    $7,850,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2891510
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    11
    Floor Area:
    10,849 sq. ft.
    Experience the Finest Anmore Has to Offer-Enter through the gates to discover a vast Aspen-inspired estate adorned w/raw timbers & hand-picked stones. The open-concept layout seamlessly connects each room, showcasing exquisite craftsmanship throughout the property. The kitchen is a dream for any entertainer, while every main bdrm boasts a luxurious ensuite & spacious walk-in closet. With 2 elevators–convenience is key. The carriage house, spanning over 1,780 sq.ft., includes 2 bdrms & 3 baths. The entire home is equipped with top-of-the-line automation & a commercial-grade generator. For car enthusiasts, there's an option for an 8-car garage, as well as RV parking & dumping station. Step outside to enjoy a remarkable outdoor living space. Enjoy waterfall feature inside & out. More details
    Listed by Royal LePage West Real Estate Services
  • 184 KINSEY Drive in Port Moody: Anmore House for sale in "PINNACLE RIDGE ESTATES" : MLS®# R2849095

    184 KINSEY Drive Anmore Port Moody V3H 0G7
    Main Photo: 184 KINSEY Drive in Port Moody: Anmore House for sale in "PINNACLE RIDGE ESTATES" : MLS®# R2849095
    $7,688,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2849095
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    8
    Floor Area:
    8,434 sq. ft.
    Anmore is introducing a contemporary estate of unparalleled distinction. Meticulously planned by a team of experts & driven by the owners' passion, this estate embodies a vision of a perfect family retreat in a secluded setting. The outdoor living is thoughtfully designed w/spacious entertainment area, full kitch, infinity pool, hot tub & 2 fire pits. Upon entry thru the grand pivot front door or the eclipse sliding doors, the seamless indoor-outdoor transition sets a captivating tone. The Italian-made kitchen is complimented by a massive chef's kitchen. Cutting-edge electronics & home automation enhance the living experience. Mbdrm w/relaxing spa, loft bdrm for kids exemplifies the attention to detail in this estate. A personal viewing is essential to fully appreciate the OPULENCE. More details
    Listed by Royal LePage West Real Estate Services
  • 4825 BELCARRA BAY Road: Belcarra House for sale (Port Moody) : MLS®# R2833693

    4825 BELCARRA BAY Road Belcarra Belcarra V3H 4N4
    Main Photo: 4825 BELCARRA BAY Road: Belcarra House for sale (Port Moody)  : MLS®# R2833693
    $7,288,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2833693
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    8,106 sq. ft.
    EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT RESIDENCE w/sunset views & private dock. Beautiful 5286 SF craftsman home w/the charm & details that will endure the test of time. Custom layout provides privacy while offering sunny southerly panoramic water views from every room. Lovely front garden entry opens to an immediate ocean view that will mesmerize your guests on every visit. High vaulted ceilings, bay windows, stone f/p & entertainers dream kitchen that flows to your outdoor spaces, 40’ infinity pool, hot tub & private slip for your water craft pursuits. A luxurious primary bedrm will delight the sophisticated couple w/spacious ensuite & balcony. Quality finishes, premium appl, AC, elevator, oak HW, travertine marble, sound system, rec room & wheelchair accessible. 15 min to P Moody Centre/45 to D/T Van. More details
    Listed by Rennie & Associates Realty Ltd.
  • 932 ALDERSIDE Road in Port Moody: North Shore Pt Moody House for sale : MLS®# R2862551

    932 ALDERSIDE Road North Shore Pt Moody Port Moody V3H 3A6
    Main Photo: 932 ALDERSIDE Road in Port Moody: North Shore Pt Moody House for sale : MLS®# R2862551
    $6,680,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2862551
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    4,000 sq. ft.
    This brilliantly designed award winning Dream Home sits majestically overlooking breathtaking coastal views of the water in one of the Lower Mainland's most idyllic locations. The home was built by award winning builders Marcraft Homes & offers approximately 4000 sq. ft of spacious living boasting an impeccable choice of quality materials together with a dazzling display of technical appointments. Experience a sophisticated indoor outdoor lifestyle like no other providing an expansive open floor plan with its vaulted beamed ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and large principal rooms together with entertainment size walk-out oceanside terraces, built in bbq, outdoor fireside lounge, putting green and private dock with rare deep water moorage for your larger yacht. More details
    Listed by Angell, Hasman & Associates (Malcolm Hasman) Realty Ltd. and Angell, Hasman & Associates (The Angell Group) Realty Ltd.
  • 3451 SENKLER Road: Belcarra House for sale (Port Moody) : MLS®# R2888421

    3451 SENKLER Road Belcarra Belcarra V3H 4S3
    Main Photo: 3451 SENKLER Road: Belcarra House for sale (Port Moody)  : MLS®# R2888421
    $6,495,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2888421
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    4,185 sq. ft.
    Welcome to 3451 Senkler Road, a remarkable West Coast Waterfront Masterpiece with TWO separate homes with BREATHTAKING Panoramic views set high on spectacular 20,903 sq. ft. lot overlooking Bedwell Bay and beyond. PRIVATE DOCK + Electric Lift and deep-water moorage, your own private beach & old growth forest framing stunning blue water ocean views. Architecturally significant living space totalling 5,574 sq. ft. includes completely renovated 4,185 sq. ft. main residence plus new 1,389 sq. ft. secondary residence perched above the water with Electric Lift. Entirely transformed this stunning home features exquisite details, custom beams milled on site from Salt Spring Island, commercial grade mechanical systems, new Fleetwood windows, Victoria and Alberta designer series tubs and massive outdoor decks. Call to view! More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Elite West
  • 242 TURTLEHEAD Road: Belcarra House for sale (Port Moody) : MLS®# R2883275

    242 TURTLEHEAD Road Belcarra Belcarra V3H 4P2
    Main Photo: 242 TURTLEHEAD Road: Belcarra House for sale (Port Moody)  : MLS®# R2883275
    $5,998,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2883275
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    5,270 sq. ft.
    WATERFRONT HOME WITH LARGE DOCK! This 5270 SQFT Home located in Belcarra Bay is built on a 17,500 SQFT lot. High bank waterfront, 139 ft long shore line, less than a minute to access your boat from your home, with the latest technology 70 ft incline rail system (lift) with 1000 pound cabin capacity. 30 ft long concrete floating dock with capacity to accommodate boats larger than 30 ft - easy to moor on both sides of the dock with deep moorage and ample distance from neighbours dock. Custom-built home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, surrounded by luxurious homes and waterfront views of the Burrard Inlet and Belcarra Bay. Extra high ceilings on the main floor enhance the spacious feel. Downstairs is perfect for in-laws or guest / nanny suite; gated driveway & 2 car garage. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Masters Realty
  • 2610 SUNNYSIDE Road: Anmore House for sale (Port Moody) : MLS®# R2867565

    2610 SUNNYSIDE Road Anmore Anmore V3H 4Y6
    Main Photo: 2610 SUNNYSIDE Road: Anmore House for sale (Port Moody)  : MLS®# R2867565
    $5,580,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2867565
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    7
    Floor Area:
    8,697 sq. ft.
    Absolutely world class, custom built gated residence on prestigious Anmore neighbourhood. Top level materials: rift cut book matching walnut throughout the house, commercial grade aluminum windows, designer kitchen featuring a large centre island, natural honey ledge stone throughout the home, 5/8 drywall throughout, fir soffits and beams . Stunning master suite with private terrace . Private study and state of art media room with a designer bar. Outdoor undercover dining area with 7 Infra Tech dual element patio heaters, outdoor lounge with fireplace, heated infinity edge pool with waterfall. Professional landscaping and mature plants, 400 AMP service and backup generator, control 4 lighting and sound, synthetic ice hockey room. More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty (Kingsway) Ltd.
  • 4705 BELCARRA BAY Road: Belcarra House for sale (Port Moody) : MLS®# R2879745

    4705 BELCARRA BAY Road Belcarra Belcarra V3H 4P6
    Main Photo: 4705 BELCARRA BAY Road: Belcarra House for sale (Port Moody)  : MLS®# R2879745
    $5,500,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2879745
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    3,495 sq. ft.
    Nestled in the serene village of Belcarra, amidst the stunning coastal seascape of BC, stands a waterfront retreat with a private dock. This remarkable family residence, situated on a 9,489 lot showcases a vast S.W. sparkling ocean view & epitomizes the essence of costal living, providing a testament to luxury, comfort, & the boundless beauty of its surroundings. The centrepiece of this waterfront home is its spacious private dock, offering ample room for boats 40ft long with deep-water moorage & a covered boat lift. Enjoy the multiple deck levels to take in the beauty of the view. Each space is designed to enhance the outdoor living experience. Step inside, and the home envelops you in a cocoon of luxury and comfort. Solid cherry cabinets, Silestone countertops & Grohe fixtures adorn the kitchen and bathrooms, exuding sophistication and style. Radiant heated floors, new forced air gas furnace, and A/C ensure year-round comfort. Savour Belcarra's hiking, kayaking & paddleboarding opportunities! OH:Sun 2-4pm More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Elite West
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