7 Ways to Get Outdoors in Port Moody

View from Rocky Point Park in Port Moody at Sunset

Sunset at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody

With the ocean, lakes, and beautiful forest, Port Moody is a great spot for outdoor lovers. You can go for a hike, explore parks, kayak, bike, and more.


Go for a Hike

Port Moody is home to some of the best hiking trails near Vancouver. Hike to incredible ocean views on the Diez Vistas Trail. Follow trails beside the ocean to Admiralty Point. Make a circuit around Buntzen Lake, stopping to enjoy the views or go for a swim. Follow a forested trail to a hidden beach on the Jug Island Beach Trail. Or take a relaxed stroll around tranquil Sasamt Lake and nearby Woodhaven Swamp.

Jug Island in Belcarra Park near Vancouver

The view of Jug Island from Jug Island Beach. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca


Explore Rocky Point Park

Located in the heart of Port Moody, Rocky Point Park is a day-trip-worthy destination. Go fishing from the pier. Watch for birds and other wildlife along the shoreline. Splash in the spray park or outdoor pool. Or follow nature trails beside the ocean.

View from Rocky Point Park in Port Moody

View from Rocky Point Park. Photo: Kobe Li/Unsplash


Go Kayaking or Paddleboarding

The calm waters at the head of Burrard Inlet make Port Moody a great place to go kayaking. You can rent a kayak or SUP at Rocky Point Park or Belcarra Park.

A group of kayaks seen from above

Go kayaking in Port Moody. Photo Devon Divine/Unsplash


Go Mountain Biking

The Tri-Cities Offroad Cycling Association, a local community group, maintains dozens of mountain biking trails in Port Moody. The beginner-friendly Bert Flinn Park Zone has a great network of green and blue trails. More experienced riders should head to the Eagle Mountain Zone for more gnarly terrain. Use the Trailforks app to find your way.

Mountain bikers in a sunny forest

Try mountain biking in Port Moody. Photo: Tim Foster/Unsplash


Visit Buntzen Lake Recreation Area

The hydroelectric reservoir of Buntzen Lake is a popular recreation area for Vancouverites. The long lake has a great beach and it is surrounded by forested mountains and tons of trails. Our Buntzen Lake guide has all the details.

A woman stands on the shore of Buntzen Lake near Vancouver

Photo: Ben Waardenburg/Unsplash


Walk or Bike to Breweries

The craft beer scene in Port Moody is strong, with six different breweries clustered on and around Murray Street, also known as Brewer’s Row. Follow our self-guided Port Moody brewery tour to walk or bike between them all.

Moody Ales in Port Moody

Moody Ales. Photo: BC Ale Trail


Visit Belcarra Regional Park

Belcarra Regional Park is a locals’ favourite. With views of the mountains, lots of hiking trails, and both freshwater and saltwater beaches, it has lots to offer. Our Belcarra Regional Park guide has all the details.

Pier at Belcarra Regional Park at sunset

Pier at Belcarra Picnic Area at sunset. Photo: Belcarra Regional Park


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