Last updated: November 25, 2020 

Please note that face masks are required in all public indoor settings including recreation centres.

Your safety is our top priority. The City has taken a number of steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while working to maintain core services. We’re continuously monitoring information about COVID-19 coming from public health authorities, and will make decisions about City services, programs, and facilities with the health and safety of our residents and our employees in mind. This page will be updated as required. Please check back regularly or subscribe to this page to receive updates via email.

Our plan for moving forward

We've developed a phased plan to deliver services and programs as we adapt to the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our residents and employees is our top priority. Moving Forward aligns with BC’s Restart Plan and focuses on making decisions in a careful and steady way, with health and safety always at the forefront. Learn more about our plan

City communications

Read the latest communication from the City:

COVID-19 Update #28 (November 24, 2020) Indoor group fitness programs cancelled until further notice

 Previous City communications

COVID-19 Update #27 (November 23, 2020) Several fitness activities and recreation programs set to resume at Recreation Complex

COVID-19 Update #26 (November 12, 2020) Recreation Complex to re-open for limited use on Monday, November 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update #25 (November 9, 2020) City Hall walk-in service suspended, recreation programs cancelled through November 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update #24 (August 28, 2020) Port Moody to offer limited fall recreation programs - registration starts September 1

COVID-19 Update #23 (August 25, 2020) City to welcome patrons back to weight room by registration only starting August 31

COVID-19 Update #22 (July 31, 2020) Port Moody to move forward with limited ice arena services for sports groups in September

COVID-19 Update #21 (July 10, 2020) Port Moody moves forward with in-person service and Council meetings at City Hall

COVID-19 Update #20 (June 22, 2020) Port Moody to move forward with phased plan for delivery of services

COVID-19 Update #19 (June 12, 2020) Port Moody City Council proclaims June 14-20 Grad 2020 Week

COVID-19 Update #18 (June 4, 2020) Port Moody to offer limited number of summer camps for kids – online registration starts June 9

COVID-19 Update #17 (May 28, 2020) Port Moody to re-open playgrounds, basketball courts, and sport courts June 1

COVID-19 Update #16 (May 28, 2020) Reservations no longer required for Rocky Point Boat Launch in Port Moody starting May 30

COVID-19 Update #15 (May 26, 2020) Port Moody launches COVID-19 temporary assistance program to support local businesses

COVID-19 Update #14 (May 13, 2020) Rocky Point Boat Launch open to all boaters by reservation only starting May 20

COVID-19 Update #13 (May 8, 2020) A message to Port Moody residents about City facilities, programs and services

COVID-19 update #12 (May 5, 2020) Port Moody allows limited use of sports fields to give residents more options for outdoor exercise

COVID-19 update #11 (May 1, 2020) Penalty for unpaid property taxes delayed to ease burden on Port Moody taxpayers during COVID-19

COVID-19 update #10 (April 24, 2020) Follow trail etiquette to help keep everyone safe on our trails during COVID-19

COVID-19 update #9 (April 23, 2020) Port Moody reduces tax rate increase to 1.61% to ease burden on taxpayers during COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 update #8 (April 18, 2020) Rocky Point Boat Launch to re-open with restrictions and physical distancing measures in place

COVID-19 update #7 (April 9, 2020) Port Moody to close key civic parking lots and boat launch until further notice

COVID-19 update #6 (April 3, 2020) Port Moody offers free online resources to help residents stay connected while staying apart

COVID-19 update #5 (March 22, 2020) Port Moody closes all recreation facilities in parks

COVID-19 update #4 (March 20, 2020) Port Moody extends utility bill deadline

COVID-19 update #3 (March 19, 2020) Port Moody closing all public playgrounds to help prevent spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 update #2 (March 18, 2020) Port Moody to suspend walk-in service at City Hall to protect the public and staff

COVID-19 update #1 (March 16, 2020) Port Moody to close recreational facilities and library effective March 17

Port Moody Police Department and Port Moody Fire Rescue communications

COVID-19 update (April 24, 2020) Port Moody Police and Fire make changes to 7pm salute to engage with broader community

City updates 

City facilities 

In response to new public health orders, City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. We encourage you to continue to access City services online. Find information, pay bills, apply for or renew a business licence, or submit a permit application online. Or you can get in touch with us directly – City staff are readily available by email or phone

We thank you for your patience as we do our best to serve our community during this challenging time. 

Please note that face masks are required in all public indoor settings.

Current status    
Facilities:    
Civic Centre

CLOSED

TO THE 

PUBLIC

In response to new public health orders, City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. City staff  continue to deliver services and are readily available by email or phone to assist the public.

Recreation Complex CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

In response to new public health orders announced by the B.C. Provincial Health Officer, the Recreation Complex is open for limited use only and some recreation programs are cancelled until further notice. For an online class check out our library of fitness videos on Youtube.

Please note that face masks are required in all public indoor settings including recreation centres.

Please note that no spectators are allowed at any sports activities.

Kyle Centre CLOSED  

Glenayre Community Centre

CLOSED  

Heritage Mountain Community Centre

CLOSED  

Old Orchard Hall

CLOSED

Due to the Provincial Health Officer’s order issued on September 8, 2020, all special event bookings until Dec 31, 2020 are cancelled. We are now accepting bookings for Old Orchard Hall for after March 2021.

Port Moody Public Library

OPEN

The Library is open for limited service. Read more.

Please note that face masks are required in all public indoor settings.

Port Moody Arts Centre

OPEN Please note that face masks are required in all public indoor settings.

Port Moody Station Museum

OPEN The Port Moody Station Museum has re-opened. Visit their website for details. Please note that face masks are required in all public indoor settings.
EV charging stations OPEN  All EV charging stations are open except for the City Hall station in the underground parkade.
City Works Yard CLOSED The City Works Yard is closed to the public but staff continue to deliver services and are readily available by email or phone to assist the public.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a new, automated, pedestrian crossing system will be implemented at 17 intersections so pedestrians do not have to touch the button to cross the road. Signage at the intersections will advise pedestrians there is no need to push the button. 

City parks, trails, and paths

Parks and trails remain open but residents are urged to maintain physical distancing: stay two metres (six feet) apart from anyone who is not a member of your household. On narrow paths and boardwalks, please step aside to let others pass or pause to allow for alternating access. Stay safe – leave space! 

Please refer to the table below for up-to-date information on the status of our parks, trails, and paths.  

Current status    
Parks:    
All parks OPEN

In response to new public health orders, racquet sports such as badminton, pickleball, and squash, cannot be played until November 23, 2020.

Washrooms are open. 

Alcohol is not permitted. 

No open fires or smoking allowed at any time. BBQs using liquid or gas fuel, or briquettes are permitted unless fire danger rating is extreme. 

Please note that no spectators are allowed at any sports activities.

Off-leash dog parks OPEN  
Rocky Point pier OPEN The pier is one-way. Please walk only in the direction indicated at the entrance. 
Rocky Point Park parking lot OPEN  
Rocky Point boat launch, docks, and adjacent boat trailer parking lot OPEN

 

Additional parking near Rocky Point Park OPEN  
Parks recreational facilities:     
Basketball courts OPEN  
Bike parks OPEN  
Lacrosse box OPEN Bookings now accepted. Contact us by email or call 604-469-4552 to check availability and reserve the box. 
Old Orchard Park swimming area OPEN This swimming area does not have lifeguards. Please stay off the mudflats outside of the swimming area.
Picnic shelters  OPEN Open but not accepting reservations. Picnic shelter bookings at Rocky Point Park and Old Orchard Park will be available in January 2021. Alcohol is not permitted in Port Moody parks at any time. Please do not decorate the picnic shelters. Park users are asked to use the picnic shelters safely and responsibly and to continue to maintain a two metre distance from people who are not members of your household.
Playgrounds OPEN

Please use public spaces and facilities safely and responsibly:

  • stay home if you’re sick
  • wash and/or sanitize your hands frequently
  • avoid overcrowding

Parents and guardians are also reminded to practice physical distancing. According to the BC Centre for Disease Control: "Adults and teenagers should stay two metres (six feet) away from others. Children are less likely to get sick from COVID-19 so focus on avoiding direct physical contact with other children; this is more important than keeping them two metres apart."

Please note spray park surfaces and playground equipment are not cleaned or disinfected.

Skate parks OPEN See the B.C. Centre for Disease Control website for guidance on playgrounds.
Sports fields OPEN

Limited use of sports fields is permitted in Port Moody.
This restricted use applies to all sports fields owned by the City or jointly with School District 43. We are now accepting new field rental bookings. All bookings are contingent on users meeting COVID-19 preventative measures.  

Bookings for sports fields are now accepted. Contact us by email or call 604-469-4552.

The Trasolini Field House washrooms are open for public use from 6am-10:30pm, seven days a week.

Please note that no spectators are allowed at any sports activities.

Spray parks

CLOSED

Spray parks are closed for the season.

Swimming pools

CLOSED

Rocky Point Park Pool and Westhill Pool are now closed for the season.

Tennis courts OPEN  
Water fountains OPEN  
Trails and paths:     
Shoreline Trail OPEN A portion of the trail is one-way. Please follow directional signs.
Bert Flinn Loop Trail OPEN A portion of the trail is one-way. Please follow directional signs.
Alfred Howe Greenway OPEN  
Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) OPEN  
North Shore Community Park OPEN The running track around the artificial field is one-way. Please follow directional signs
Westhill Park  OPEN The pathway around the sports file is one-way. Please follow directional signs.

Sasamat Lake and White Pine Beach

Belcarra Regional Park, including Sasamat Lake and White Pine Beach, is a Metro Vancouver park. For information and updates call 604-520-6442 or visit metrovancouver.org

Until further notice, the City of Port Moody has temporarily prohibited parking on Bedwell Bay Road within Port Moody, near Sasamat Lake and White Pine Beach, to support physical distancing recommendations and reduce traffic safety concerns that can arise from park overflow. The recreational area is known to attract large groups and experience parking congestion during the warmer months. Violators will be ticketed and towed.

Buntzen Lake

Buntzen Lake is a BC Hydro recreational area. For information and updates call the Buntzen Lake Warden's Office: 604-469-9679 or visit BC Hydro's Buntzen Lake website.

City recreation programs

Thank you for your patience as we do our best to serve our community during this challenging time. 

Please refer to the table below for up-to-date information on the status of our recreation programs.  

Current status    
Fall recreation programs REGISTRATION OPEN

In response to new public health orders, sport and dance programs for school-age children are cancelled until further notice.

The City currently offers a limited number of recreation programs for adults, children, and seniors. This includes preschool and skating. Visit portmoody.ca/signmeup to find out more about our fall programs and activities.

Fitness    
Group indoor fitness, spin & yoga classes NOT AVAILABLE In response to new public health orders, fitness programs such as yoga, Zumba, barre, and spin, are cancelled until further notice.
Online fitness classes AVAILABLE

For an online class check out our library of fitness videos on Youtube.

Indoor personal training AVAILABLE The City of Port Moody has personalized training sessions available for all ages and fitness levels. Email us or call 604-469-4735 to get started today.

Drop-in gymnasium

NOT AVAILABLE

 

Registered fitness programs  NOT AVAILABLE Visit portmoody.ca/signmeup today to find out more about our fall programs and activities.
Weight room

OPEN

Register now for your 60-minute session using our online booking system. Registration opens on Fridays at 8am for sessions in the following week (Monday to Sunday). There is a max of 15 patrons in the room per session.

Walking track

CLOSED

Scheduled to reopen on November 30, 2020 
Youth sports NOT AVAILABLE  
Ice sports    
Port Moody Arenas OPEN Please note that no spectators are allowed at any sports activities.

Council and committee meetings

The City has cancelled in-person Council meetings. Email comments to council@portmoody.ca, watch Council meetings via our live stream, or check Council and Committee Meetings to find agendas, minutes, and videos.

The City will be holding public hearings electronically by Zoom webinar until further notice. Find out more about upcoming public hearings and how you can participate.

Civic committees, commissions, and boards will continue to be held electronically.

Economic development and business

In light of the challenges faced by Port Moody businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Port Moody has developed the COVID-19 Temporary Assistance Program for Businesses with a special focus on options for temporarily expanding the use of outdoor space.

Businesses facing challenges are encouraged to visit the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce website for guidance and resources.

Events and facility rentals

Cancellations

We have cancelled all City-organized events as well as community-organized events held on City property through the remainder of 2020. All fall outdoor events that are City-organized or City-supported have been cancelled until December 31, 2020. 

2020 facility rentals

We are now accepting bookings for outdoor sports fields. All bookings are contingent on users meeting COVID-19 preventative measures.

2021 facility rentals

We are now accepting bookings for Old Orchard Park, Inlet Theatre, outdoor sports fields, and picnic shelters for after March 2021. For the Inlet Theatre, we are accepting rental requests for after July 1, 2021.

If you have questions about cancellations or rentals please contact:

Please note, the City may cancel a facility rental at any time in response to a new or revised public health directive from the provincial government. When planning your meeting or event, please keep in mind that the Provincial Health Officer’s order banning gatherings of more than 50 people remains in effect until further notice.

Port Moody Public Library

The Library is open for limited service. Read more.

Visit our Library From Your Living Room for online collections, programs, and services. Stay connected and watch for updates on the Library website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. 

Property taxes and utility bills

Property tax notices were mailed to homeowners in the last week of May. The due date for payment was July 2, 2020. To ease the financial burden faced by taxpayers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Port Moody moved the penalty for late payment of property taxes from July 3, 2020 to October 1, 2020 and reduced the penalty from 10 per cent to 5 per cent. For more information, visit our Property Taxes page or call 604-469-4503.

* Please note: all above dates are subject to change.

Stay active and connected

Be sure to pay attention to your physical and mental health during this difficult time. Check out our list of resources for fitness, recreation, creativity, and learning.

In addition, the United Way is providing resources to help seniors manager through COVID-19. If you would like to volunteer with a senior in your community, or you are a senior in need, call 2-1-1 or visit bc211.ca

What you can do 

According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, the best way to protect yourself and your family is to:

  • maintain physical distancing - stay two metres (six feet) apart from anyone who is not a member of your household
  • stay home when possible
  • wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water
  • avoid touching your face
  • cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • avoid others who are unwell
  • stay home when you’re sick

Have a concern or question?

Click on one of the topics below to find contact information for the appropriate agency or authority. 

Businesses not following health and safety guidelines
Health and safety of employees in a workplace
Impacts of COVID-19 on City services, programs, and facilities

Please note:

  • municipal bylaw enforcement officers are not empowered to enforce public health orders or recommendations;
  • the Provincial Health Officer strongly recommends that we all practice physical distancing (keep two metres between yourself and others) and limit close contact with anyone outside of our household - however, in B.C. there are no public health orders that require the general public to maintain physical distancing outside their own homes, with the exception of inside food premises; and
  • non-medical information about COVID-19 is available 7:30am to 8pm daily at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319).

COVID-19 information 

We know that many of our residents are concerned about the current global outbreak of COVID-19. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found mostly in animals. In humans, they can cause diseases ranging from the common cold to more severe respiratory infections.

Federal, provincial, and regional health authorities are responsible for providing health services and health information to the public. The City of Port Moody follows the direction of these health authorities when making decisions and taking actions related to public health. Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 by seeking out evidence-based sources of information such as:

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses, including the flu and common cold. They include cough, sneezing, fever, sore throat, and difficulty breathing.

Contact your healthcare provider if you have developed symptoms and have been in close contact with someone known to have COVID-19. Do the same if you develop symptoms and have been in contact with a traveller returning from an affected area with widespread community spread of COVID-19.

The provincial government has provided a self-assessment tool which can help you determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. Visit the B.C. Centre for Disease Control's website for more information.


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