100 Newport Drive
British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains
- Formerly Trout Lake. After Johannes Buntzen, a native of Denmark, in 1897 appointed the first general manager of the B.C. Electric Railway Company.
- Port Moody - Named in 1860 by Captain Richards, RN, in honour of Colonel R.C. Moody (1813-87), commanding the Columbia Detachment of the Royal Engineers (not to be confused with those attached to the British Boundary Commission).
- Born in Barbados, Moody was trained at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, where he subsequently became Professor of Fortification at the age of twenty-five.
- He was in command of the Royal Engineers in the north of Britain in 1858 when he was promoted brevet colonel, appointed commissioner of lands and works for British Columbia,
- given a dormant commission as Lieutenant-Governor, and sent off to the colony with his contingent of six officers and 158 NCOs and men. Colonel Moody returned to England after his unit was disbanded late in 1863 and subsequently rose to major-general.
- Port Moody was originally intended to be the western terminus of the CPR. It lost much when the railroad was extended to Vancouver.
- Sasamat Lake - The Spanish explorers noted that the Indian name for at least part, if not all, of what is now Burrard Inlet was Sasamat.
- Randy Bouchard and Dorothy Kennedy have pointed out to the authors that Sasamat may have been the Halkomelem name of an early Indian low-class village on the site of loco, near Port Moody.
- The name Sasamat can be translated as 'lazy people,' but it is not known why the inhabitants of this village were so named.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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