Last updated: October 12, 2021 

Face masks are required, by order of the Provincial Health Officer, in all public indoor settings for people 5 years and older, regardless of vaccination status.

By order of the Provincial Health Officer, you are required to show proof of vaccination to access some programs, services, and events. Please refer to BC vaccine card for up-to-date information.

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 continuously monitor 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 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. 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 #33 (September 24, 2021) Proof of vaccination required for ages 12+ to access some City programs and services

 Previous City communications

COVID-19 update #32 (September 12, 2021) Proof of vaccination required to participate in indoor adult fitness and sports programs

COVID-19 update #31 (June 30, 2021) City updates Moving Forward plan to align with B.C.'s Restart plan

COVID-19 update #30 (March 22, 2021) In-person service now available at Port Moody City Hall

COVID-19 Update #29 (November 26, 2020) Drive-thru toy drive cancelled but you can still help bring holiday cheer to families in need

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

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 

BC vaccine card

By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), you are required to show proof of vaccination to access some programs, services, and events. There has been a change in the provincial requirement since our last communication on September 12, 2021 – it now applies to all people born in 2009 or earlier (12 years and older).  

The BC Vaccine Card, issued by the provincial government, will be the only acceptable proof of vaccination after September 26, 2021. Up to and including September 26, you may show other forms of proof such as an immunization record card provided by a pharmacy or vaccine clinic. Please visit the B.C. government’s website for more information.

By order of the PHO, people aged 12 and older must show proof of vaccination for access to:

  • indoor adult fitness and sport programs or activities (including skating/ice sports)
  • the weight room and walking track at the Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Road)
  • spectators at indoor youth sporting events with more than 50 people
  • indoor ticketed sporting events with more than 50 people
  • indoor organized adult group recreational classes and activities with more than 50 people
  • indoor concerts, theatre, and dance events with more than 50 people
  • indoor organized events with more than 50 people

Where proof of vaccination is required, you will be asked to show a piece of valid government photo identification such as a B.C. driver’s licence, BC Services Card, or passport. Youth aged 12 to 18 are not required to show valid government photo identification. If you are unable to provide the required documentation, you will not be allowed to participate. The requirement will be in place until January 31, 2022 and could be extended. 

Proof of vaccination is not required for access to preschool, children, and youth (for those aged 21 years or younger) programs, service counters at civic facilities, or the Port Moody Public Library.

If you plan to participate in one of our programs or activities where proof of vaccination is required, please arrive early to allow time for the check-in process. We kindly ask for your patience and understanding as we all adjust to this new requirement. If you have a question, please email us at recreation@portmoody.ca or give us a call at 604-469-4556. The procedures for checking vaccine cards and identification will be updated as needed to reflect any changes made to the order by the Provincial Health Officer.

City facilities 

In response to public health orders we encourage you 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. 

Face masks and proof of vaccination

Per the Public Health Order, as of Wednesday, August 25, 2021, face masks are required in all public indoor settings for people 12 and older, regardless of vaccination status.

By order of the Provincial Health Officer, you are required to show proof of vaccination to access some programs, services, and events. Please refer to BC vaccine card for up-to-date information.

Current status    
Facilities:    
Civic Centre

OPEN

Three customer service counters – Reception/Legislative Services, Planning/Building/Bylaws, and Finance – are open for drop-in service at City Hall (100 Newport Drive) from 8:30am to 12 noon and 1:30pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday. The counters and the Galleria will be closed to the public from 12 noon to 1:30pm to allow time for cleaning. 

Recreation Complex OPEN

The building will be open to the public Monday to Friday from 6:00am to 10:00pm and Saturday to Sunday 8:00am to 9:00pm.

The front desk office closes half an hour before the facility closes, each day. The steam room and hot tub will also be open during these times.

By order of the Provincial Health Officer, you are required to show proof of vaccination to access some programs, services, and events. Please refer to proof of vaccination for up-to-date information.

Check out our library of fitness videos on Youtube.

Kyle Centre CLOSED - (OPENING SOON) Kyle Centre is scheduled to re-open and resume regular recreation programming on Monday, September 20. Office hours will be Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Glenayre Community Centre

CLOSED Glenayre is not staffed and only open for specific programs.

Heritage Mountain Community Centre

CLOSED HMCC is not staffed and only open for specific programs.

Old Orchard Hall

CLOSED

The City is accepting rentals for until December 31, 2022.

OOH is not staffed and only open for specific programs.

Port Moody Public Library

OPEN

The Library is open for limited service. Read more.

Port Moody Arts Centre

OPEN  

Port Moody Station Museum

OPEN Visit the Port Moody Station Museum website for details. 
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 has been implemented at 17 intersections so you 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

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. 

Up to 50 spectators are allowed at outdoor sport activities.

Off-leash dog parks OPEN  
Rocky Point pier OPEN  
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  
Westhill Sports Box OPEN

We are accepting sports box bookings. Contact us by email or call 604-469-4552 to check availability and reserve the box. 

All bookings are contingent on users meeting COVID-19 preventative measures.

Up to 50 spectators are allowed at outdoor sport activities.

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 are suspended until further notice. 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

We are accepting field rental bookings. All bookings are contingent on users meeting COVID-19 preventative measures. 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.

Up to 50 spectators are allowed at outdoor sport activities.

Spray parks

OPEN

Weather permitting, the spray parks are open every day from 9am-8pm. 

Swimming pools

OPEN

 
Tennis courts OPEN  
Water fountains OPEN  
Trails and paths:     
Shoreline Trail OPEN  
Bert Flinn Loop Trail OPEN  
Alfred Howe Greenway OPEN  
Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) OPEN  
North Shore Community Park OPEN  
Westhill Park  OPEN  

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.  

Face masks and proof of vaccination

Per the Public Health Orderface masks are required in all public indoor settings for people 12 and older, regardless of vaccination status.

By order of the Provincial Health Officer, you are required to show proof of vaccination to access some programs, services, and events. Please refer to BC vaccine card for up-to-date information.

Current status    
Recreation programs REGISTRATION ONGOING

The City will offer a several recreation programs for adults, children, and seniors. This includes preschool, youth and fitness. Visit portmoody.ca/signmeup to find out more.

 

Recreation drop-ins  

Drop-in activities are now listed on online registration system under their age category aside from fitness and ice sports

View the online registration system for a complete listing of all adult, youth, children and preschool drop-in activities.  

Registration for drop-in activities now begins 25 hours in advance of start times.  Booking is highly recommended to guarantee a spot, drop-ins will be allowed if space permits. 

Fitness    

Registered weekly group fitness programs

AVAILABLE

Visit our online registration system today to find out more about our weekly fitness programs. 

Group Fitness classes AVAILABLE

Registration for drop-in fitness classes will now begin 25 hours in advance of class start times.  Booking is highly recommended to guarantee a spot, drop-ins will be allowed if space permits. Classes can be booked using our online booking system, or by calling (604)469-4556 during office hours.

Online fitness classes AVAILABLE

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. 

Weight room

OPEN

The weight room will now operate on a drop-in basis, and  registration will no longer be required.  Users  will once again check-in or pay at the front desk to receive a wrist band. The capacity of the weight room will be 30 patrons.

Walking track

OPEN

The Recreation Complex has a wheelchair accessible, rubber composite indoor walking/running track that overlooks the double gymnasium. The track is open during regular operating hours, the cost is $2.40 per person and seniors can use the track free of charge daily from 8:00am to 4:00pm. 

Ice sports    
Port Moody Arenas OPEN

Registered ice sport programs have resumed and public skating is scheduled to resume in October 2021. 

Aquatics    
Rocky Point & Westhill Pool CLOSED

Pools are closed for the season. 

Council and committee meetings

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re holding council meetings electronically via Zoom video webinar until further notice. This means it’s not possible to attend a meeting in person right now. However, it’s still possible to stay connected and get involved! Visit our Council Calendar page to find agendas, minutes, and videos. To view a livestream of a council meeting or a public hearing, visit portmoody.ca/watchlive. Interested in providing input at a meeting? Check out our information on speaking during a public input period or a public hearing, or appearing as a delegation.

We're also holding public hearings electronically via Zoom video webinar until further notice. Find out more about upcoming public hearings and how you can participate.

Civic committee, commission, and board meetings 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.

With COVID-19 limiting indoor physical activity and business capacity, interest in outdoor spaces has increased. We've identified eight locations for local businesses to host outdoor fitness activities until the end of 2021.

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

Events and facility rentals

Face masks and proof of vaccination

Per the Public Health Order, as of Wednesday, August 25, 2021, face masks are required in all public indoor settings for people 12 and older, regardless of vaccination status.

By order of the Provincial Health Officer, you are required to show proof of vaccination to access some programs, services, and events. Please refer to BC vaccine card for up-to-date information.

 

The City is allowing facility rentals in accordance with current public health orders at the following locations:

If you have questions about rentals or cancellations 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.

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. 

* 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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