The City of Port Moody lies at the head of Burrard Inlet, 20 km east of Vancouver and about 3,524 km as the crow flies from Parliament Hill. It would take about a 5.5-hour plane trip to reach the riding from Ottawa.
The riding is bordered by the Fraser River to the south and Indian Arm to the west. It includes Belcarra Regional Park, Mundy Park, and part of Colony Farm Regional Park.
About 36% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in China, South Korea, and the Philippines.
Mandarin, Korean, and Cantonese are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Approximately 2.5% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $48,514.
Port Moody residents can enjoy Rocky Point Park, located on the south shore, which includes hiking and biking trails and a covered performance stage. There are also several regional parks. This riding also includes the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.
Port Moody promotes itself as the "City of the Arts" and has a long history of attracting artists who are inspired by the town and surrounding scenery. Cultural venues include the Inlet Theatre overlooking Burrard Inlet, Port Moody Arts Centre (originally built in 1913 as City Hall) and the Port Moody Station Museum in the (in the CP Rail station built in 1908). Both the Festival of the Arts and Port Moody Canadian Film Festival highlight regional and national artists.
Top employment sectors include retail trade, professional, scientific and technical services, health care and social assistance, educational services, and construction.
Around 61% of the riding’s workforce has a post-secondary education.
In 2011 the unemployment rate was 7.1%.
The Mossom Creek Hatchery and Education Centre sits on the easternmost edge of the Burrard Inlet. The salmon enhancement project was started in 1976 by high school volunteers. The hatchery’s work is now responsible for a run of chum salmon, and growing populations of coho and pink salmon in the area where populations were previously non-existent when the project started.
Port Moody made its name in 1886 when the Canadian Pacific Railway chose the town as its final western stop. Access to both the railway and harbour made the town an ideal place for many businesses, and Port Moody became incorporated as a city in 1913. The city continues to celebrate the annual Golden Spike Day to mark the railroad’s arrival.
Indigenous communities in this riding include:
Kwikwetlem First Nation