The community boasts one of the most diverse natural settings, with the Fraser River to the south, the Golden Ears Mountain to the north and a series of rivers and parks that allows citizens to escape to nature within minutes of their home. Add to this the top quality arts and recreational facilities, and you can see that the vision of the families that met at the McIver farm have been realized.
As amazing as the natural setting is, the spirit of those original pioneers is alive today in the current citizens. Maple Ridge is a community where any evening or weekend you’ll find a community festival underway, arenas and sports fields full of kids playing their favourite sports and service clubs and community organizations working to make the community, and the world, a better place to live. All of these events are powered by volunteerism. From the day-to-day operation of the many sports associations to the organization of Maple Ridge’s hosting of the Rick Hansen Man in Motion Tour, the Caribbean Festival, Country Fest and the annual Santa Parade, this is a place where people get involved.
Maple Ridge’s economy has grown to encompass manufacturing, technology, education services and has become a favourite destination for the television and film production industry. Today Maple Ridge has a population of approximately 76,000, and this area has been identified as one of the high growth areas of the Metro Vancouver Region.
For more information on Maple Ridge, visit www.mapleridge.ca
The Fraser River Heritage Walk links the key heritage sites in Port Haney with a paved walkway. Beginning at the refurbished Port Haney Wharf, now equipped with a landing for river traffic, the walk takes you through an underpass of the Haney Bypass to historic Haney House. You may stop there to admire the river view, or sit on a bench in the Haney orchard at the top of the garden. Winding through a residential area, the walk takes you to Brickwood Park on the corner of 225 Street and 116 Avenue. From there it is an easy stroll to the Maple Ridge Museum along 116 Avenue. The River Walk is open year round.
Parks & Recreation: https://www.mapleridge.ca/parksandrec
Maple Ridge is served by School District 42, which includes:
- 18 elementary schools
- 5 public secondary schools
- 3 private schools
- 1 community college
There are also three post secondary schools available in the area.
Transit – Bus, Skytrain & Westcoast Express Route Information
Maple Ridge has an integrated transit system with plenty of options to get around town. The link below will provide you with transit options, schedules and trip planning tools.
For more information, visit translink.ca