Away from the hustle n’ bustle of Vancouver, Port Moody is a nice local getaway option. Labelled the ‘The City of the Arts’, it’s unique because of its vibrance and cultural flair.
Part of the Tri-Cities (along with Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam), Port Moody is perfect for art lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. From hiking to outdoor festivals, here are 11 things you must do in Port Moody this summer.
Things To Do In Port Moody This Summer
No better way to enjoy summer than being in the water. Rocky Point Park, located next to the Burrard Inlet, features a pier, where people can rent kayaks, canoes, or paddle boards, swim at the outdoor pool, or even just take a splash in the waterpark. Other choices are Bunzten Lake and Sasamat Lake.
White Pine beach, is the perfect spot to go for a tan. It is an accessible beach featuring a concession stand and clean bathrooms. Other options include Belcarra Park, located next to White Pine Beach, and Bunzten Lake, which is dog-friendly.
You can never have too many ribs. The Port Moody Ribfest takes place this year from Friday, July 21st – Sunday, July 23rd, 2017. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Port Moody, this free event takes place at Rocky Point Park. Open from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. each day, this community festival features live music, family-friendly activities and of course, barbecued ribs.
Port Moody’s Arts Centre aims to support local art and simultaneously show off the city’s history. The Arts Centre is a non-profit organization that features a art gallery as well a providing several classes.
Newport Village has over 50 different merchants, with a variety of stores. Ranging from unique gift shops to bakery delicacies, Newport Village has it all. Case Del Pane is an Italian bakery and deli offering daily fresh baked goods.
Rocky Point Park has its 11th annual Summer Sunday Concerts, which features a variety of genres of live music every Sunday at 2.00 p.m. during the months of July and August. Port Moody also hosts the Waves Festival on Saturday, August 19th, 2017.
You should always make sure you treat yourself to some good food. Lucky for you, Port Moody has plenty of delicious options. Yellow Dog Brewing offers a nice, laid-back atmosphere to enjoy a bite. The Boathouse on the shore of Rocky Point offers quality seafood and magnificent views.
The Market At Brewer’s Row
The night market will be held in the parking lot of the PoMo Station Museum, in Rocky Point Park. It launched on Friday, June 23rd and will be open for business every Friday until August 11th (minus June 30th). There will also be a stunning long table to dine at, filled with fresh flowers and surrounded by twinkling string lights.
Canada 150 Eco Sculpture Unveiling
The City has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Government of Canada to design and build an eco-sculpture. The public voted to build a bear sculpture. It is being unveiled on Sunday, August 13th, 2017.
Car Free Day
Port Moody’s first ever Car Free Day event takes place on Sunday, August 20th, 2017. A section of St. John’s street is set to have delicious food, live music, and activities for all ages. The event will run from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.