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Village of Anmore[1]
Location of Anmore in British Columbia
Location of Anmore in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°18′52″N 122°51′23″W / 49.31444°N 122.85639°W / 49.31444; -122.85639Coordinates: 49°18′52″N 122°51′23″W / 49.31444°N 122.85639°W / 49.31444; -122.85639
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Lower Mainland
Regional district Greater Vancouver Regional District
Incorporated 1987
 • Governing body Anmore Village Council
 • Mayor John McEwen
 • Councillors
 • MP Fin Donnelly (NDP)
 • MLA Rick Glumac (NDP)
 • Total 28.24 km2 (10.90 sq mi)
Elevation 180 m (590 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 2,210
 • Density 80.2/km2 (208/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Highways None
Waterways Burrard Inlet

Anmore (2016 population 2,210), British Columbia, Canada, is a village municipality in Metro Vancouver, north of the city of Port Moody and along the shores of the Indian Arm. It is one of three politically independent villages (municipalities with populations under 2,500) in the Greater Vancouver area, the others being its neighbour Belcarra, and Lions Bay.

A 1978 plan for the village to have 15,000 residents by 1988 was vocally opposed by its residents, and they have instead insisted on preserving what they call their "semi-rural" goal. Consistent with this earlier citizen opposition to development, in a referendum concomitant with the municipal election of 2002, 70% of the citizens of Anmore voted in favour of maintaining the existing RS-1 zoning (1 acre lot size), 70% in favour of the 1-acre (4,000 m2) zoning with further enhancements, another 77% voted against half acre zoning, and 67% against a half acre every five years.

Anmore's property values rose by an average of 35% between 2006 and 2007, the largest property value increase in British Columbia.[2]

Anmore is home to the Buntzen Lake recreation area, which has a popular swimming beach. Managed by BC Hydro, the lake is used to power two hydroelectric stations located on Indian Arm.

Origin of the name

Anmore got its name from a local homesteader, F.J. Lancaster, who combined the names of his wife (Annie) and his daughter (Leonore) to make "Annore." This evolved into the village's current name.[3]


According to the 2006 census, Anmore had a population of 1,785 in that year.[4] Median income per person for the same year was $38,996 compared to $24,867 for BC as a whole. The median household income was $109,375 compared to $65,787 for BC as a whole. 84% were Canadian born while 16% were immigrants.[5]

Canada 2006 Census Data
Groups Population % of Total Population
Visible minority groups
South Asian 25 1.4%
Chinese 40 2.2%
West Asian 50 2.8%
Total visible minority population 135 7.6%
Aboriginal groups
First Nations 10 0.6%
Métis 10 0.6%
Total Aboriginal population 20 1.1%
European Canadian 1,630 91.3%
Total population 1,785 100%


There are two main streets in Anmore both of which terminate at Port Moody. Sunnyside Road runs primarily north-south from the near sea level western entrance of the village to the entrance of Buntzen Lake at the northern end of the village. East Road enters Anmore from Heritage Mountain, and runs primarily North South until about the 4 kilometer mark where it turns and runs East-West until its termination at Sunnyside Rd.

As part of Metro Vancouver, Anmore is connected to the TransLink public transit system and is served by the 182 Community Shuttle bus that runs down both major streets, Sunnyside Rd. and East Rd.

Notable residents

Paralympic skier Matt Hallat grew up in Anmore, and competed in the 2010 Winter Paralympics.[8]


  1. ^ "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Anmore and Belcarra lead B.C. rise Archived October 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. - Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, January 2007
  3. ^ Place names of the Lower Mainland
  4. ^ "British Columbia Municipal Census Populations, 1921-2006". BC Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  5. ^ "Anmore Village Community Facts" (PDF). BC Stats. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  6. ^ [1], Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  7. ^ [2], Aboriginal Peoples - Data table
  8. ^ The Canadian Paralympic Committee: Matt Hallat

External links

  • Village of Anmore - official website

Surrounding Municipalities

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