Port Moody is the original terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Port Moody Station Museum, run by the Port Moody Heritage Society, promotes increased awareness and knowledge of Port Moody’s heritage and history.
Come back here every day to get a behind-the-scenes look at what happens at a community museum. We’re a small museum but there is a lot that goes on here: an oral history project that started in the seventies, monthly special events from murder mysteries to antique appraisals to haunted tours, a volunteer-run 1910-1912 style CPR Heritage Garden program, changing exhibits and more. We’ll also write about the history of Port Moody, the CPR and the history of the Greater Vancouver area as it relates to our city.
The 1905 Canadian Pacific Railway Company station that houses the Port Moody Station Museum was actually the second station in Port Moody. Moved twice (in 1945 and 1978), the reputedly haunted station shares its grounds with the Heritage Garden, a 1921 sleeper car, the Venosta, a log roller and a number of handcars. You can read more about the Museum at our main site.
This is actually the second blog of the Port Moody Station Museum – we started a trial version in the summer of 2004 (now defunct) which got rave reviews after we erased it. We had no idea that anyone was reading when we got rid of our first blog; we promise to keep this one going.
We welcome all feedback from visitors: please add your comments in the commenting link that appears below each post or, for more general questions, please email us.
Thank you for reading and we hope to see you soon at the Museum!
By Oana Capota