Welcome To Pitt Meadows
Nestled between the mighty Fraser River and the majestic Golden Ears mountains, Pitt Meadows is a dynamic municipality with a growing population of just over 18,200. With an ongoing commitment to building a better community for residents, businesses and visitors, Pitt Meadows is the natural place to live, work and invest.
Located in the Lower Fraser Valley; east of Vancouver, it is a primarily agricultural area, situated on the north side of the Fraser River at its junction with the Pitt River. The City is also bisected by the two arms of the Alouette River, along with a number of other sloughs and waterways. Pitt Lake, on the City’s northern boundary, is the largest tidal lake in North America. Along the community’s northeast edge lies the Thompson Mountain Range.
Pitt Meadows is considered the “Gateway” to the Fraser Valley and is forty minutes by West Coast Express passenger train service and one hour by car from Vancouver’s downtown area and Stanley Park.
The City of Pitt Meadows has a joint services agreement with Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Parks and Leisure Services which serves both communities by providing staff, leadership and facilities for a variety of recreational activities.
Explore our community in ways you never thought possible. Broaden your knowledge of local opportunities to be active and how to safely experience the many outdoor adventures that await you. Explore our extensive dyke system. Ride horses, walk, and cycle amidst the beautiful natural scenery the dykes present. The lands around the dykes are also habitat to abundant wildlife and many species of birds, making the dyke system a favourite area for naturalists and bird-watchers.
Parks & Recreation: https://www.pittmeadows.ca/parks-recreation
Pitt Meadows has one secondary school, and four elementary schools, all of which are part of School District 42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows.
Pitt Meadows Secondary School (P.M.S.S.) in particular is well-known around the Fraser Valley and the Greater Vancouver Area for its basketball and hockey programs, some of which can be offered as an alternative to Physical Education. The school also received a field lacrosse team as of early March 2007 for the 2007-2008 season thanks to Mr. Stuart Sonne, PMSS now former Principal. Currently, the school has enrolled around 1200 students.
Transit – Bus, Skytrain & Westcoast Express Route Information
Pitt Meadows 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