The Port Moody Station, built-in 1908, was the second railway station built in the area. The first was the 1882 Western Terminus Station which was demolished in 1961.
The museum is owned and operated by the Port Moody Heritage Society.
The station, designed to be a live-in unit, consists of two floors and a basement. The main floor is accessible to the public as the main display area; the top floor is being used for administration and the basement is collection storage and washrooms.
The museum features the 1908 station building, a 1921 railcar, a World War 1 outdoor trench display, a meditation garden and a CP railway garden.
The museum offers a wide variety of education programs, currently, our educational programs are offered virtually.
STORY TIME AT THE MUSEUM
Staff from the Port Moody Public Library will be visiting us and picking their favourite books to read during story time on July 11, 25, Aug 8 and Aug 22 at 10 am. After story time guests can visit the enchanted garden and do a fun activity! Admission is by donation , please register with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual General Meeting
The Heritage Society AGM will be at the Port Moody Museum on August 14th, at 11:00 am. Registration starts at 10:30.
BBQ to follow!
All members are very welcome to participate.
To celebrate National Indigenous History Month we are excited to be bringing in a travelling exhibition on loan from the Royal BC Museum.
Exhibition runs from June 1-Sept 10th,2022
Learn what First Nations communities throughout the province are doing to help 34different languages survive and flourish, in Our Living Languages, a beautifully designed exhibition from the Royal BC Museum and First Peoples’ Cultural Council that celebrates the resilience and diversity of Indigenous languages in the face of change.
Support the Museum
Your gift will help keep the Museum open for generations to come. There are many ways you can donate or support the museum so find out how you or your organization can support us and become part of Port Moody's living history.
The Port Moody Station Museum is inviting you to document events, pictures and thoughts during the Covid-19 pandemic. During these unprecedented times, events around the world and the nation must be documented on a local and individual level. Personal correspondence offers an intimate glimpse of the world that mediums like newspapers and press releases cannot capture.
Port Moody Men's Shed
Men’s Shed societies started in Australia and New Zealand in the 1990s to provide men a place to commune with each other as they kept their hands busy with handyman projects.
The mental health benefits of mentorship and support they provided quickly spread worldwide. Port Moody now has a Men's shed operating out of the Port Moody Station Museum
The Port Moody Station Museum offers a variety of educational programs. Book for a sea adventures program for day care, a museum or trench program for elementary or high school.
ESL programs are also available.
Celebrating Asian Heritage Month in May
In 2001, Canada designated the month of May as Asian Heritage Month, to celebrate the many achievements and contributions that Asian Canadians have made and continue to make to the growth of Canada. Its important to reflect and learn about the fight for human rights and social justice of Asian Communities in Canada.
In acknowledgement of Asian Heritage month, the museum has taken a look at our railway exhibit and updated the display on the history of the CPR line to reflect the important role that Chinese laborer's played in its construction.
Picture of Chinese Labourers building the CPR, Courtesy of Vancouver Public Library
To learn more about the achievements and contributions of Asian Canadians to the growth of Canada or learn about events going on in the area, here are a few links.
To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Ioco town site the Port Moody Heritage Society has created the Ioco memory book - which you can find here.
As part of the Ioco Legacy Project we have also created a self guided walking tour at the Ioco Townsite . Take a stroll to view the 19 panels which shares the history of the townsite as well as memories from the people that lived there.
The Port Moody Heritage Society is grateful for the grant from Department of Canadian Heritage as well as imperial which made this project possible.