June 8, 2021

Fingerling Festival being held on June 19th

Fingerling Festival being held on June 19th After having to cancel our iconic Festival in 2020 due to the global pandemic, we look forward to having […]
May 12, 2021

Tulips Now on Sale

Tulip and daffodil bulbs are now available at our Noons Creek hatchery for $5 per bag – cash only.  Please call ahead to ensure a volunteer […]
May 12, 2021

In the Presence of Ancestors introduction

“In the Presence of Ancestors” reasserts the presence of the original caretakers of these Coast Salish Lands and Waters, inviting all of us to join this legacy […]
May 7, 2021

A personal invitation from Tasha Faye Evans

Dear Port Moody, Some of you have been traveling with me on this journey for a while now. Some of you still may not even know. […]
February 9, 2021

Hal7h Skwayel: Message by Tasha Faye Evans, April 2020

Morning greetings from Saymahmit, Coast Salish Lands and Waters
February 9, 2021

Cease Wyss | On line Cedar Walk | Xapayay: Tree of Life Project, May 2020

Xapayay: Tree of Life Project. Cedar is our Tree of Life. She is the one who gives and gives and gives. She cleans our air. She […]
February 9, 2021

Xapayay: Tree of Life 2020

When we were first sent into isolation the threat of unwellness sweeping across these Coast Salish Lands and Waters was terrifying. Not everyone was going to be ok. My first impulse had me running to the woods and into the lap of my favorite cedar tree. I could breathe there and was reminded that we have been here before. These Coast Salish Lands and Waters know viruses and death. I was reminded that we survived and continue to survive because this is our home. Not everyone understands the sacred relationship we have with the natural world let alone the medicines and ancient whispers of a cedar tree. The Xapayay: Tree of Life Online Gallery showcases the expression of five Coast Salish artists and the critical role cedar plays in ensuring the health and well-being of all of our relations.
May 9, 2020

Xápayay:Tree of Life – M’Girl performance video, May 2020

 M’Girl Music will be sharing some songs with us for Xápayay:Tree of Life. M’Girl’s percussive based hand drum songs blends harmonies into a contemporary gospel style, […]
February 9, 2020

Salia Joseph – Cedar Medicine and Music, May 2020

Salia Joseph – Cedar Medicine and Music Salia is from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Snuneymuxw First Nation’s on her father’s side and is British and Jewish on […]
February 9, 2020

Eddie Gardner – Life Spirit of Xpa:y, May 2020

Join Elder “T’it’elem Spath”, Eddie Gardner, a member of Skwah First Nation for a storytelling of our deep and profound relationship with cedar trees, our relatives […]
February 9, 2020

Xápayay:Tree of Life – Ronnie Dean Harris aka Ostwelve, May 2020

A livestream performance by Ronnie Dean Harris aka Ostwelve including songs, poems and stories. Maybe a joke or two. Live and direct from t̓sic̓əl̓əs at the […]
September 7, 2019

Residency with Brandon Gabriel, September 2019

More details to follow.
August 24, 2019

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – Aug 24, 2019

Drop by the hatchery on Saturday, August 24, 2019 for our annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Bring your family and friends – all ages welcome.
April 18, 2019

National Indigenous People’s Day Community Paddle and Feast, June 21

Celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day in a canoe or watch from the pier as Ta-ah Amy George and Cultural Leader Charlene Aleck lead a water blessing ceremony for the Burrard Inlet. Hear the different songs and witness the traditional ocean-going canoes from neighbouring First Nations. Share in a community Feast, and enjoy live entertainment and a Give Away.
April 18, 2019

History of Tsleil Waututh Nation, June 2

Listen to Carleen Thomas share slides and family stories about her Nation’s history located here in the Burrard Inlet. Further your understanding of what it means to be residents of Port Moody and joining the legacy of ancestors sharing the sacred responsibility to care for these Coast Salish Lands and Waters.
April 18, 2019

Cedar Weaving Workshop, June 9

Learn how to weave cedar into beautiful bracelets with traditional artist and knowledge keeper Tsawaysia Spukwus.
April 18, 2019

Community gift making for the Give Away, June 16

Lets work together to create gifts for the Give Away at our Nation Indigenous People’s Day event. Bring your traditional artistic practice and enough materials to share if you wish. Some supplies will be available. Contact us for further details.
April 15, 2019

Xaxatko: Water Spirit – Hip Hop Poetry with Ostwelve, Ronnie Dean Harris, May 9, 2019

Please join us for a hiphop poetry multi-media performance with Ostwelve: Ronnie Dean Harris.
April 14, 2019

Stakw: Water is Life Project & BBQ – April 20, 2019

April 20th will be the first event of a Spring long journey with the Welcome Post Project. Join us as we celebrate water’s significance in Coast Salish culture and the connection water has to our community and way of life.
April 14, 2019

Ocean Hyland: Residency, April 22 – May 4, 2019

Visual and multi media artist Ocean Hyland will be spending two weeks at the Hatchery refining her skills as an apprenticing carver. She will be joined by various mentors and Coast Salish artists. Come learn more about Coast Salish style and design. Artist talk. May 2, 7-9pm
April 14, 2019

Water is Sacred with Brandon Gabriel – April 26, 2019

Kwantlin artist and cultural leader Brandon Gabriel returns to our community to further our conversation about participating in change and how part of this change is understanding how water is sacred for all of our relations.
April 14, 2019

Coast Salish Community Canoe Painting Project – April 27, 2019

Join Brandon Gabriel as we come together as a community paint a canoe and learn about Coast Salish design.
April 14, 2019

Drop of Water artist talk with Ocean Hyland – May 2, 2019

Ocean Hyland will be leading a talk about her two week residency at Noons Creek hatchery . Join us as we celebrate her work!
April 14, 2019

Heritage Paddle with Takaya Tours, May 10, 2019

Journey up the Indian Arm in traditional canoes led by cultural leader and skipper Dennis Thomas. Learn the history of the first people of the Inlet, hear their songs, and visit ancestral village sites and see the pictrographs embedded in the rocks. Preregistration Required. Meet at Cates Park and bring a lunch.
April 14, 2019

Archaeology and Ethnohistory of the Port Moody Foreshore Parks, May 16, 2019

Please join us for a slideshow and presentation on the archaeology and ethnohistory of the Port Moody Foreshore with Dr. Stan Copp.
April 14, 2019

Gathering Medicines and Tea Making With Cease Wyss, May 26, 2019

Have you ever wondered what traditional medicines grow in our backyard? Join us as ethno-botanist and Knowledge Keeper Cease Wyss teaches us about the medicines growing in our forests. Learn how to harvest medicines and how to make them into teas. Each participant will take home their own tea concoction.
April 13, 2019

Stakw: Water is Life Project 2019

More details to follow.
April 8, 2018

It’s our 26th Fingerling Festival in 2018!

Thank you for applying to be an exhibitor or sponsor at our annual Fingerling Festival, one of the very best of its kind and oldest envirofests of its kind in BC, attracting over 5,500 people of all ages who love the environment just as much as we do.
October 2, 2017

PMES / PoMo / Rotary – R.I.P.S.

For 2017, we are hoping for an even bigger turnout and an even more effective result…….come along and help us keep the shoreline and parkland areas of Port Moody healthy and natural. Nothing spoils a leisurely walk along a trail than to see trees coated in strangling English Ivy, or having Lamium coat the floor of what should be native ground cover. Let’s rid the area of these invasive pests!
July 17, 2017

Reconciliation:How do I participate? How can I make changes? Aug 24

Brandon Gabriel (Kwantlen) hosts a second community dialogue on reconciliation with a focus on how each one of us can embrace reconciliation on various levels in our lives. As the Welcome Post Project brings together settlers and migrants with Coast Salish People, this creates the opportunity to learn and share. T
July 17, 2017

Drum Making with Rueben George – Aug 25

Drum making with Rueben George is now full. Fee and pre-registration for workshops. Please pay in advance to reserve your space.
June 8, 2017

Nature Walk with T’uy’tanat – Cease Wyss, July 16

Join artist and ethnobotanist Cease Wyss for nature walks along the Shoreline Trail. Come and experience the forest from a Coast Salish world-view. Learn traditional names and medicinal purposes of the plants and trees. Listen to stories of local history of this land and how the trees, rocks and animals all of our relations.
March 22, 2016

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – Aug 20, 2016

Join us at our Noons Creek hatchery on Saturday, August 20, drop-in between 9 and 11am as we again participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
October 25, 2015

Salmon Come Home

Fantastic, fun day at the Hoy / Scott Creek ‘Salmon Come Home’ Festival today!!! Lots of exhibitors (including P.M.E.S.) and activities for all. Our friends from DFO (Scott & Maurice), Maple Creek Streamkeepers, Hyde Creek Watershed Society, Friends of DeBoville Slough, Burke Mountain Naturalists – plus Jay Peachy and his awesome coffee and singers, were all there to make it a super fun day.
October 7, 2015

Rotary R.I.P.S.

Port Moody Rotary club partnered with the City of Port Moody and P.M.E.S. on Saturday 3rd October to hold an invasive plant removal working-bee on the Inlet Park path leading from the Hatchery.
June 23, 2014

2014 ‘Ugly Bug Ball’

The DFO Volunteer Recognition Event (a.k.a. the ‘Ugly Bug Ball’) was held on Saturday June 21st at the beautiful A ROCHA complex ( on 16th Avenue […]
August 17, 2013

Streamkeepers Two Day Course for members – June 7 & 8, 2014

The Port Moody Ecological Society is very happy to offer a two day Streamkeepers course, presented by the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation on June 7 & 8 from 9:30am to 4:30pm. This course will be held outdoors by our Noons Creek hatchery in the Shoreline Park on Ioco Road.
May 7, 2013

2013 Fingerling Review – May 2013

Thank you to everyone who came out to release salmon while enjoying the sunshine and exhibits at our Fingerling Festival! After being blessed by the Katzie […]