Port Moody, nicknamed the "City of the Arts," has a vibrant art and culture scene. For generations, artists have been drawn to the scenic setting and historically lower rents than other areas. With art groups, festivals, and facilities, the city has embraced this legacy. Port Moody wraps around the eastern end of Burrard Inlet, including the villages of Belcarra and Anmore, with neighbourhoods rising from the water to the mountains. Port Moody is the smallest of the Tri-Cities.
Port Moody is accessible via the Barnet Highway to the west and the Lougheed Highway to the east, while Clarke/North Road connects directly to New Westminster. Port Moody is served by School District 43, which has two secondary schools, two middle schools, and seven elementary schools. Port Moody's residential development has been brisk, with new neighbourhoods and services constantly being added. With forested lands abundant in the city and wilderness always nearby, recreation in Port Moody has a distinct outdoors flavour.
Residents of Port Moody can conveniently enjoy walking, biking and mountain biking on the trails at Rocky Point, Belcarra Regional Park and Buntzen Lake. These outdoor activities are also easily accessible and considered top destination for other Lower Mainland communities.