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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 UTC-8 (PST)
Highways None
Waterways Burrard Inlet

Anmore (2016 population 2,210), British Columbia, Canada, is a highly affluent 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.

Origin of the Name[edit]

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.[2]


Anmore is notable for being home to many high net worth families and individuals.


In 2011, the average household income in Anmore was $187,345, ranking as the wealthiest municipality in Metro Vancouver.[3]


According to the 2006 census, Anmore had a population of 1,785 in that year.[4] 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%


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 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.


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 Road.

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 Road and East Road. Supplemental summertime service to Buntzen Lake is provided by the 179 service from Coquitlam Central Station.

Notable people[edit]

Anmore was a long-time home for Canadian icon Margaret Lally "Ma" Murray, an American-Canadian newspaper editor, publisher, and columnist, an officer of the Order of Canada, and the wife of publisher and British Columbia MLA George Matheson Murray. George and "Ma" Murray's former home at the corner of Sunnyside and East Road was donated to the Village in 1988 by the owners at the time, and acted as Anmore's village hall until early 2018, when the 100-year-old homestead was demolished.

Ryan Johansen, professional ice hockey centre and alternate captain for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL) currently resides in Anmore.[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. ^ Place names of the Lower Mainland
  3. ^ "Average Household Income" (PDF). Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  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. ^ Global News: [3]

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