Port Moody


PORT MOODY, city, pop 33,535 (2021), surrounds the head of BURRARD INLET 15 km east of downtown VANCOUVER. It began when the ROYAL ENGINEERS cut a trail from NEW WESTMINSTER in 1859 to the head of the inlet as a precautionary "back door" in case of an attack from the south. It was named for Richard MOODY, commander of the engineers. In 1879 the CPR announced Port Moody would be the western terminus of the new transcontinental railway; the first passenger train from Montreal arrived on 4 July...

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