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Municipality Location
Vital Statistics

Legend:
    - Port Moody
    - All of Greater Vancouver

Population Density (x 1000/sq km)
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
Average Rent (x $100 )                 
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Crime Rate (per 1000 pop.)              
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
Avg Household Income ( x 1000) 
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
Dwelling Type Ratio

- rentals    - owner occupied
Age Groups

- under 19  - 20-39  - 40-64  - over 65

Port Moody

Port Moody is a relatively small community that sits on the shore of the Burrard Inlet. Although this crescent shaped community is small in the past decade it has seen quite the boost in its population base and has continued to keep industry in the area due to the port and rail yards. Many newcomers to Port Moody point to its beauty and lower housing prices as reasons for settling in the area not to mention its relative closeness to Vancouver(40 minute drive). The beauty is breathtaking, from the seaside parks and beaches, the many wandering trails in Eagle Mountain, and the popular lakes to enjoy fishing and boating there is an activity just waiting to be enjoyed in Port Moody. Port Moody's long term goal is to continue to grow into an urban town while maintaining the stunning beauty of the surrounding wilderness.

Originally Port Moody was used by the Squamish and Musqueam First Nations bands as a summer camp, they used the area for its bountiful fishing and hunting as well as enjoying the slightly cooler temperatures and the nice breeze off of the water. When the European settlers arrived they turned the area into a fur trading post and it became an important alternate supply route for the other larger cities when the Fraser River was blocked or unsafe. Port Moody had its biggest boom at the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway line, it was Canada's first trans continental railway and Port Moody was the original Western terminal until it was later moved to the more sensible and busy Vancouver.

Port Moody is known as the 'City of the Arts' due to the cities active involvement in training and keeping local artists in the community. The city has created a large building which houses many different artist studios combining all sorts of styles and forms of art in one place. The idea of this 'Artist Park' was to allow local artists the opportunity to work in a number of different mediums as well as to share ideas and work together to broaden there horizons, as well they routinely have open houses so the local art lovers can see many different styles of art in one place. Port Moody places a slightly higher emphasis on teaching there young students the arts and provides them with many different and interesting classes and workshops to broaden there artistic horizons, hence the title 'City of the Arts.