Nicholson Road Week 97 – Buntzen Lake, Anmore


Nicholson Road is an ongoing photo project aimed at sharing and celebrating the different communities in Metro Vancouver. Each week Vancouver Is Awesome will be featuring an image from the previous week, shot in one of the many ‘hoods around town in order to draw your attention a little bit outside of the hyper-focus that we usually have on the City of Vancouver.

Metro Vancouver Is Awesome, and you should get out and explore it!

Buntzen Lake, Anmore

Buntzen Lake, Anmore

Buntzen Lake! The name is probably more familiar than that of the village surrounding it, Anmore.

One of the smallest municipalities in Metro Vancouver, Anmore is home to just over 2,000 people. Though early Metro Vancouverites began to settle the area during the early part of the 20th century as a sort of rural suburb to Port Moody and the Ioco townsite, the Village of Anmore wasn’t incorporated until 1987 (after fending off offers to annex with Belcarra and Port Moody).

Interesting tidbit: in the late 70s, after the area had previously been marked for dense urban development in the 50s and 60s, the Anmore Advanced Development Plan was drawn up to facilitate subdivision of lots throughout the community and to enhance the road network. The goal was to make room for 15,000 people. The residents of Anmore had no interest in urbanizing to that degree, and the plan was ultimately shot down.

Interesting tidbit #2: Bob Hunter grew up in Anmore before going on to become a founding member, and the first president of Greenpeace!

Interesting tidbit #3: Buntzen Lake is Awesome!

Archives of the Nicholson Road project can be found HERE.