Maple Ridge situated Across the Pitt River from the Tri-Cities lie Maple Ridge, close-knit community known for its large berry plantations and stunning alpine vistas. A 45-minute drive east of Vancouver, the city is a home to 100,000 residents and a range of housing, employment and recreation options. Maple Ridge celebrates its long history with a number of preserved buildings from the past, some of which have become museums.
The Maple Ridge Park and Campground, a lovely forested municipal campground, is home to an imaginatively designed water park that is open on sunny days from the end of May until early September. The sound of the Alouette River is a pleasant backdrop.
Maple Ridge is the entrance to Golden Ears Provincial Park, a 55,625-hectare playground for nature enthusiasts, hikers, mountain climbers, and horseback riders. There are many trails to explore along Alouette Lake, and numerous creeks and lakes in the Coast Mountain Range
Maple Ridge’s expanding downtown core is a hub of shops and services. A number of incentives aim to attract fresh commercial and residential development to the city, complementing its established mill and farming operations. The communities’ rustic roots provide inspiration for many local artisans, from food processors to artists. Breweries and berry farms, wineries, cheese crafters and salmon smokeries supply farm stands and markets throughout the region. In addition, more than a dozen public festivals and celebrations take place in the communities each year, fuelling a genuine pride of place.