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Inlet's End

The end of the Burrard Inlet Photo, Port Moody, British Columbia

Port Moody qualifies as "inland BC" only just – in fact it lies at the end of the Burrard Inlet which is one of the main inlets on which Vancouver spreads out. Technically a part of metro Vancouver area, Port Moody is a municipality of its own and feels miles away from the cosmopolitan beat of Vancouver's centre. Port Moody is typical suburbia, a middle class sprawl whose only saving grace is the Rocky Point Park.

The park is adjacent to the inlet and covers 8 acres – but due to being narrow and extended along the shore, feels bigger – including a great playground, a spray park (in the summer – it was closed in May when we visited) a boat launch and a pier. Beyond the mostly open, grassy area with all those facilities – these were incredibly busy on the day of our visit in May 2010 - there are paths in the woodland along the inlet's shore, which despite high level of jogger presence are quite pleasant to walk around.

The tide was out when we were at the Rocky Point and we spent an enjoyable few minutes playing on the mudflats left by the receding water.

This little walk was, however, the only saving grace and overall Port Moody doesn't have much to recommend itself to a visitor, that is, unless you want to do a sociological study of middle class Canadian suburbia.

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