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Campbell & Pound proudly offers real estate services to the City of Port Moody, which includes residential appraisals, investment appraisals, commerical appraisals, industrial appraisals, and depreciation reports or contingecy reserve fund studies. You can be confident when using Campbell & Pound as our team of local Port Moody appraisers have indepth knowledge of not only Port Moody but also its neighbouring municipalities such as Vancouver, New Westminster, and Coquitlam.

Brief History - Port Moody The early inhabitants of this area were the Squamish and Musqueam bands of the Coast Salish people, whose ancestors had occupied the Lower Mainland for the past 8,000 years. They used the Port Moody area to fish, hunt and gather shellfish. Evidence of their summer campsites, in the form of shell middens and Indian artifacts, can be found at the eastern end of the Burrard Inlet. Non-indigenous people began to occupy the area around 1800. Fur traders regularly traveled through this region. With the appearance of gold prospectors during the Cariboo Gold Rush of 1858 and the need to develop a back-door defence for New Westminster, in 1859 the Royal Engineers--under the command of Col. Richard Moody--were sent to clear a trail. The trail, later known as North Road, would allow ships anchored in the Burrard Inlet to unload military supplies and personnel if New Westminster was attacked from the south. No attack occurred but a town - at first no more than a cluster of tents and shacks - began to grow. Big changes came in 1886 when Port Moody was named the original Pacific terminus of the transcontinental railroad, later extended to Vancouver. The town experienced an influx of new residents, from 200 people in 1887 to 1,200 in 1910, and the combination of railroad and harbour proved ideal for many light and heavy industries that have come and gone over the past century. Port Moody was incorporated as a city in 1913.

Port Moody is now thriving, with industries supporting a growing residential community, and strives to harmonize the natural environment with our economy and quality of life. Businesses are still attracted to Port Moody's railroad and harbour.

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