The Tri-Cities area is to the east and north-east of the City of Vancouver, and is made up of three municipalities: Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam. The area brings together Port Moody's railway heritage, Coquitlam's golf and wilderness recreation, and Port Coquitlam's revitalized city centre and riverside trails, providing plenty of interesting options for visitors to experience.
At the centre of Port Moody, an easy 30 minutes by car from downtown Vancouver, is a compact business district, where you'll find a variety of quaint shops and places to grab a bite to eat. Nearby Rocky Point Park is a popular spot, with shoreline trails to stroll. The city's railway heritage is celebrated in an annual festival and a heritage railway station survives as a museum. The surrounding area offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, such as Belcarra Regional Park—home to great beaches, hiking trails, picnic areas and a host of water activities. In the park you'll also find the Buntzen Lake Reservoir Recreation Area, a perfect day trip destination for families.