The City has placed several historical stone markers in locations around Port Moody to commemorate people, places, and events that have played an important role in our history. Explore our community's history through our stone markers.

Nominate a subject for a new stone marker

Do you have a suggestion for a new historical stone marker in Port Moody? Complete a Port Moody Historical Stone Marker and Storyboard Program Nomination Form and tell us about an important person, place, or event that shaped our history.

All submissions will be reviewed by the Heritage Commission, which acts as an advisory body to Council on matters relating to Port Moody’s natural and cultural heritage resources. If a proposed subject is selected, it will be presented to Council for final approval.

Current stone markers

There are currently 12 historical stone markers in Port Moody. You'll find their locations marked on our Heritage Public Art Guide.

Perry Douglas Roe

Stone marker for Perry Roe

Perry Douglas Roe was the first mayor of Port Moody, elected by acclamation in 1913. Not only was Roe a politician, he was also a major employer in the community and owned the lumber mills and other enterprises. The Perry Douglas Roe stone marker is located at 2227 St. Johns Street.

John Murray Jr.

Stone marker for John Murray

John Murray Jr. was a pioneer, surveyor, and game warden in Port Moody. Many of the streets south of St. Johns Street are named after Murray because he surveyed the area in 1882. The John Murray Jr. stone marker is located in Rocky Point Park between the pier and performance stage.

James Anthony Clarke

Stone marker for James Clarke

James Anthony Clarke was a ship captain who purchased a large portion of land in the 1870s in the area that would become western Port Moody. He then donated property for public use, including two churches and the community's first school. This stone marker is located at the corner of Clarke Street and Queens Street.

Dr. Charles Ritchie Symmes

Stone marker for Dr. Charles Symmes

Dr. Symmes was Port Moody's longest serving doctor. He practiced medicine from 1909 until his death in 1949. The Dr. Charles Ritchie Symmes stone marker is located at 2222 St. Johns Street.

Bert Flinn

Stone marker for Bert Flinn

Bert Flinn was the founder of the Port Moody Historical Society. He also served as a member of Council for 18 years and advocated for public transit, a public library, and home mail delivery services for Port Moody residents. His heritage stone marker is located in Bert Flinn Park.

Harold William Axford

Harold William Axford was a carpenter, owner of a general store, and Port Moody alderman from 1924 to 1930. He helped build the second Canadian Pacific Railway station, as well as the community's first school, city hall, and recreational hall. His heritage stone marker is located at 2407-2409 Clarke Street.

Ethel Maria Bennett

Stone marker for Ethel Bennett

Ethel Maria Bennett was a postmistress for Port Moody from 1906 to 1942. She was also the proprietor of Bennett's general store, which opened in 1910 and was one of the first stores in Port Moody. This stone marker is located at 2402 Clarke Street.

1913 train accident

Stone marker for 1913 train accident

This heritage stone marker honours the workers killed or injured when a cattle train crashed into a string of stationary boxcars at the Canadian Pacific Lumber Company in Port Moody. The 1913 train accident stone marker is located at the boardwalk lookout at Pigeon Cove.

Terry Fox

Stone marker for Terry Fox

Terry Fox was a Canadian humanitarian and athlete who attempted to run across Canada in 1980 to raise money for cancer research. As part of his regular training, he ran a 10-mile course through Port Moody. The Terry Fox heritage stone marker is located at the corner of Ioco Road and Knowles Street.

Ioco Military

Stone marker for Ioco military

The Ioco Military stone marker honours Edward Hanson, Leslie McCrea, and Arthur Kreut, who were killed during the Second World War. It also commemorates all those from Ioco who served their country during war and peace. This heritage stone marker is located at 1790 Ioco Road.

Chateau Place

Chateau Place was the first strata development in British Columbia and was designed in 1968 by Erickson Massey Architects. Erickson Massey Architects was led by noted Canadian architects Arthur Erickson and Geoffrey Massey. This stone marker is located at the corner of Angela Drive and Chateau Place.

John Chipman “Chip” Kerr

Stone marker for Chip Kerr

Chip Kerr was a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force's 49th Battalion during the Great War. He won the Victoria Cross in 1916 for his actions during the Battle of the Somme. He lived in Port Moody from 1947 until his death in 1963. His heritage stone marker is located at 2224 Clarke Street.