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The City of Port Moody is winter ready, with a 2023-24 winter road maintenance plan in place. We prepare a plan each year, with updates made as needed, based on the procedures and priorities outlined in our Winter Road Maintenance Policy. Are you ready for winter conditions? 

Responsibilities of property, strata, and business owners 

Before the snow starts to fall, please make sure you are aware of your responsibilities as a property/business owner or strata manager:

  • Under the Sidewalk and Boulevard Bylaw Maintenance Bylaw, residents, strata corporations, and business owners are required to clear the sidewalks adjacent to their property by 10am for a Priority Pedestrian Route, or within 24 hours for other routes. Please have your shovels – or your contractor’s shovels - ready, and make arrangements with your neighbours if needed, as fines for violating the bylaw start at $100.
  • When clearing sidewalks and parking lots, include curb letdowns, ramps used as alternatives to stairs, and accessible parking spots – your neighbours with accessibility needs or wheeled accessories such as strollers will thank you. 
  • Be sure to clear snow around fire hydrants to ensure emergency access. 
  • If someone helps you out this winter, let us know! We have a special recognition program for Snow Stars who go above and beyond in keeping roads and sidewalks clear. Take a moment to show your gratitude for a good neighbour by filling out our nomination form online at
  • Snowplows need room to pass safely and efficiently on all streets. As parked or abandoned cars can prevent the safe passage of plows and affect the progress of city-wide maintenance efforts during winter conditions, we ask all residents to avoid parking on the street whenever possible during snowfall events.
  • New in 2023, seasonal parking restrictions will be in effect in a few areas where it is especially difficult for snowplows to pass next to parked cars. Find more information and maps at

City response priorities 

By the time the first flakes fall, our team is already out on Port Moody’s roads and pathways:

  • When low temperatures or snow are in the forecast, we start by taking proactive measures such as applying anti-icing materials to roads and pedestrian areas. 
  • Once the snow starts, we clear and maintain roads based on a priority system that classifies roads as Priority 1, 2, or 3. We work around the clock to ensure access on Priority 1 and 2 routes, and prioritize continued clearing based on the same system. Not sure about your road’s priority? View a map of our snow response priorities for roads
  • While sidewalks adjacent to private property are the responsibility of residents, strata corporations, and business owners, the City is responsible for the locations shown on our map of snow response priorities for pedestrian areas. We have a two-level priority system, with pedestrian areas within 800 metres of the Inlet Centre and Moody Centre SkyTrain stations classified as Priority 1. 
  • Collection of garbage, green waste, recycling, and glass may be delayed or cancelled during extreme weather events. If collection is affected, we will notify residents via our website (, social media channels, and our PoMobile solid waste app (available at Google Play and the Apple app store). 

Learn more 

Port Moody’s 2023-24 winter road maintenance plan has been informed by public input and City staff recommendations presented to Council following the 2023 Mayor’s Town Hall on Snow and Ice. For more information, please see staff’s report and attached documents in the October 24, 2023 agenda package (item 7.1). 

Find all the details you need to be winter ready at and