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Support the Museum!

Become a part of the society that runs the Port Moody Station Museum with a 2016 Port Moody Heritage Society Membership. The Port Moody Heritage Society welcomes new members to become a part of it.

In 2015, the Port Moody Heritage Society hosted 30 events for the community! We had many items donated to our artifact and image collection,  many school groups were able to enjoy our educational programs and we made a lot of new friends!  A big thing for us in 2015 was the opening of our  McKnight Centennial Trench exhibit which has created new programs and events.  Join the Society in 2016 for another great year!

Your membership helps support the operation of the museum .  You get to a newsletter to let you know what’s happening around the museum (4 times a year). You will get to vote for who you want on the Board and Executive at the Annual General Meeting which happens in Spring .  

Membership numbers influence grant money coming into the museum as well and provide a large part of our budget for maintaining and displaying the collection.

Membership price:

Individual $10.00

Family $15

Corporate $75

Life time $500

PMHS Membership Form

Donations to the museum are always gratefully accepted. Tax receipts are provided for donations over $25 or by request.

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Visit us at the Library March 2nd

Tracks in Time Contributors
Tracks in Time Contributors

Tracks in Time Contributors

Had a chance to read through some of our new book Tracks in Time: Port Moody’s First 100 Years? Interested in hearing more amusing and touching stories from Port Moody’s past?

Come and visit some of the book’s contributors at the next Centennial event – “Living Heritage” at the Port Moody Library Saturday, March 2nd from 1:30-3:30pm. Have a chat with local seniors Valerie Julian, Shirley Robitaille, Orme Payne and John (Garry) Bugden or listen to Nancy Greenall share her experience as Miss Port Moody 1974. While you’re there, have a cup of tea and stop by to see our new listen station “Port Moody Memories”.

Port Moody Memories shares clips of audio recordings from three early Port Moody residents. Listeners can enjoy the stories while watching a slide show of photographs relating to each topic. Listen to Mary Jones arrival in Port Moody in 1912, Bert Flinn’s harrowing sawmill accident or Fred Laidlaw describe the many recreational activities of Ioco town. Thank you to our Exhibits Assistant Will McGraw for creating each video and volunteer Devin Jain for creating the computer application to make the process user friendly.

If you haven’t purchased your copy of Tracks in Time, it will be available to purchase at the event.

Tracks in Time Book Launch

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book launch public invite

Pre-Order Your History Book Today


Looking for an interesting gift this holiday season? Purchase your copy of our new history of Port Moody in photographs. Tracks in Time: Port Moody’s First 100 Years is a unique and elegant gift for any of your friends and family. In 192 full colour pages, this book provides a fascinating history of the small town in British Columbia from 1880 to 1980. Using text, photos and personal first-hand accounts, the Port Moody Heritage Society creates a dramatic, factual account of Port Moody life.

All pre-sale orders receive a FREE gift with the purchase of each book.

This package of historical photo postcards can be easily included in any gift card for your friends and family to enjoy while they anticipate the arrival of their book.

Books are $40 each plus tax and will be available in February 2013.

Place your order online or contact the Port Moody Station Museum at 604-939-1648 or

Please note, that we are not able to offering shipping options at this time. All books ordered must be picked up at the Port Moody Station Museum.

 All proceeds from the sale of this book help support the Port Moody Heritage Society and its work at the Station Museum.

Notable Stories Teaser

The Hexapus

Staff at the museum are writing a history book on Port Moody which will be released Fall 2012! It will tell the tale of the city through a large collection of photographs and vibrant stories. Here’s an example of one of the “notable stories” you can read about in the book.

The Hexapus

The Hexapus
On his way home from school one day, Bill Baird, son of the owner of Baird Tugs, “saw something strange”.  Just before reaching his house, he noticed a creature lying in the mud flats, west of where the old wharf used to be located, at Queen Street. The tide was out, and clinging to one of the visible boom sticks planted in the ground was an unidentifiable animal, “the colour of a pair of socks”.  Bill got out his slingshot and, with a friend, shot a couple of rocks over the creature’s head. With every shot the creature’s tentacles splayed out in response, revealing itself as an octopus. The boys, in typical fashion, scrambled for their dinghy, loading as many tools as fast as they could, and rowed out to capture it. On the dock, they measured the octopus at 8 feet, 4 inches long, and noticed two of its tentacles were missing. After making some inquiries, they were told a curious tale.

Log Booms on Burrard Inlet

Several weeks before, and several miles west at a sawmill, “a chap had fallen off the dock” and into the murky water. The man was immediately seized by an octopus and dragged further under. Luckily he had a knife in his belt, and managed to cut off two of the creature’s arms before swimming to safety. The boys knew their catch must be the same octopus, and so strung it up on a clothesline and charged each town resident ten cents to take a look. One man was even brave enough to touch a tentacle, and was rewarded with a struggle, as he had to pry a still deadly suction cup off his hand. After their show was over, Bill Baird and his friend were approached by a group of Japanese families, who paid the boys five dollars for the delicacy.

Look out for this and more when the book is finished! Have your own stories or photos to contribute? Email us at




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