Museum Receives Peter Hulbert Accessibility Award

Freedom of the City Ann Hulbert, joined Councillor Rick Glumac

Freedom of the City Ann Hulbert, joined Councillor Rick Glumac

Freedom of the City Ann Hulbert, joined Councillor Rick Glumac

The Port Moody Heritage Society received the City’s 2014 Peter Hulbert Award for Accessibility.  At the last City Council meeting, Robert Simons and Jim Millar were presented the award by Councillor Rick Glumac, chair of the 2014 Community Care Committee.

The Museum has been working hard to make all its programs accessible.  This is certainly challenging in historic structures and without accessible washrooms.

Ioco Lands Sold

The Imperial Oil Refinery at Ioco circa 1918

Last week Imperial Oil sold about 250 acres of the Ioco lands.  Roughly 150 acres in Anmore and the rest in Port Moody. The sale included half of the Ioco Heritage Conservation Area to the Bright Circle Group.  Imperial has had the land for sale for almost 2 years.  see

It appears that development plans will be made quite soon and we expect to be consulted.  Will post as we get updates.

Mark Your Calender, Monday Feb 10th – Family Day…All Aboard!

Join us and create family history moments. Celebrate your ‘Family Day’ by hammering your message in metal and affixing to our railroad tie. Then get started on your ‘family tree’ with the Station template as your guide.

 $10.00 per Family, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Kids at the MuseumKids at the Museum - hammeringKids at the Museum 2

The Station Museum Goes to Tri Cities VolunteerFest

Tri Cities VolunteerFest

This weekend the Port Moody Station Museum was at the Tri-Cities VolunteerFest at Coquitlam Centre. It was a fantastic event put on by Community Volunteer Connections, where we and other local organizations had the opportunity to meet enthusiastic people looking to give back to the community. We also got to chat with Coquitlam’s mayor Richard Stewart and MP Finn Donnelly. Thanks to CVC for allowing us to connect with so many great new volunteers!

Museum Listings on Venture Vancouver Site & CHIN's "The Professional Exchange"

There is a very nice listing for the museum on Venture Vancouver that you might want to check out. It includes a few images and an interactive map to locate and explore areas around the Port Moody Station Museum.

Members – The Professional Exchange, CHIN

Another interesting listing can be found at our Member page on CHIN. There is a lot of useful information there about our museum too. – Port Moody Station Museum

You'll have to check out this shot on flickr

Take my word for it, you have to go to flickr to check out this picture of our passenger rail car, “The Venosta” by R. Sawdon Photography. It has exceptionally brilliant colours. The page indicates it was taken March 14th… Are the cherry blossums really so vibrant already? I am including a link to the page here. Check it out!
Old Train Car
~ DWPenner

More Mention of the Museum – TriCities Examiner –

There was more mention of the museum relating to the Heritage Week Display honouring sports and athletes of the past. Lynne Melcombe wrote in their TriCities Examiner section as part of their “Vanouver’s Winter Games 2010” section about it:

Port Moody Station Museum has come up with an interesting way to honour the 2010 Winter Olympics and local heritage at the same time. From February 10 to 28, they will be hosting a display of sports and recreation from days past at the Port Moody City Hall Galleria and the Museum.

You can read the rest of the article on their site:

Port Moody Station Museum honours sports and athletics of the past

The exhibit and the museum are getting a lot of coverage with the Olympics in town.

Report on our coming Heritage Week Events in

There was a article on us in The website describing our Heritage Week events on their “Spirit and Heritage in the Tri-Cities: The” page:

February 15-21 is Heritage Week,and the Port Moody Station Museum [map] offers you a few ways to celebrate. On Sunday, February 14 there will be a silent movie showing from 2-4pm. See a variety of silent movie shorts featuring well known performers. Fee is $10 per person, or free to Heritage Society members. On Monday, February 15 the Community Display Opening Night will take place from 7-8:30pm. Local recreation historian Don Cunnings will give a presentation on the history of sport and recreation in Port Moody and the Tri-City area. Light refreshments provided and admission is free. For more information on either event call 604.939.1648 or email

It might be an interesting place to check out for Heritage events in our area.

Museum mentioned in The Tri-City News

“Scour your collection for collectibles”

The Port Moody Station Museum was mentioned in The Tri-City News, January 26, 2010 – “Scour your collection for collectibles” by Diane Strandberg.

The Tri-City News – Scour your collection for collectibles

The article describes the upcoming displays of “vintage sports equipment” which will be on display next month for Heritage Week. The display will be at the Port Moody City Hall galleria and in the Port Moody Station Museum. We, The Port Moody Heritage Society, are looking for more items to include in the exhibit. The theme this year for Heritage Week is “Sports and Recreation”. There are items in the museum collection already,but we can always use more.

Sometimes article links in local papers are short lived so the article might not be available at this link for long.

Heritage Week at the Museum



CELEBRATE HERITAGE WEEK – February 18-24, 2008

Port Moody Station Museum invites Port Moody residents to check their family photo albums for old photo’s of Port Moody and surrounding areas. The museum would like to copy them for our archives and put them on display during Heritage Week. Recognition prizes for top 3 unique and interesting photo’s.
Deadline for submission: Feb. 13/08

Visit the Port Moody Station Museum or the following shops and pickup trivia forms for Port Moody’s Photo Trivia contest! Drop completed forms off at the Museum. Prizes!
(Concept Group Financial Planning/Joye Design Stone Art Gallery/Fitzpatrick & Davis CGA/Lone Cypress Gallery & Bistro/Team Sheila Frances/By Berit Boutique/Inlet Wellness Gallery/Port Moody Arts Centre/Jolly Olde Bookstore/Port Moody Station Museum)

Enjoy the nostalgia and laughs of watching classic silent movies in the ambiance of an old 1907/08 Train Station. Light refreshments served.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7pm – 8:30pm
Admission: Port Moody Heritage Society Members Only. 1 year Membership – $5.00.

Join us in making Heritage Doll Crafts – A fun time creating old time crafts.
Saturday, February 23, 2008 – 1pm-3pm
(space limited)

Join Port Moody Station Museums Curator Jim Millar for an informative and lively walk through Old Town Port Moody. Over 20 heritage homes and buildings have been recognized and received a Heritage Plaque proclaiming their Heritage Registration. Meet Jim Millar at Queens Street Plaza at 1pm – Sunday, February 24th. Walking tour by suggested donation: $5.00

For more information please contact

Maud Sanford
Museum Assistant

Port Moody Station Museum
2734 Murray St.
Port Moody, BC (next to Rocky Point Park)