Aug 26, 2022
Welcome to Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows: explore a new part of the Country
Taking your time to explore new parts of the country is what life is all about, so why not head on over to the delightful towns of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows? Along the way you’re sure to find a whole host of sights to see, things to do and scenes that make you smile. Come take a look and see what catches your eye.
Golden Ears in Maple Ridge
This stunning provincial park in Maple Ridge is a must-see attraction for anyone looking to find a space in which you can get back in touch with the natural world. Escaping the hustle and bustle is not only a great way to clear your head, it’s also great exercise. If you like the sound of that, you’ll love the 10-hour hike that allows you to do a little more than stretch your legs. Take your time, take some photos and take in all the wildlife you’ll meet along the way and you’ll be able to make some memories you’ll look back on with a smile on your face. Ideal when you want to enjoy the mindfulness and sense of achievement that comes from navigating your way round a nature trail that offers a little bit of everything.
Head on over to the upper side of the Alouette River and you’ll be standing at the start of a whole host of popular locations. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to settle, or just looking to pay a passing visit and take everything in, you’re sure to find something to make you smile in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows.
Silver Valley is one of those welcoming, homely spaces that allows you to open your eyes to the beauty of wholesome living without having to get stuck in the hectic nature of a major city. Along the way you’re sure to find plenty of vantage points from which you can enjoy stunning views, as well as friendly neighborhoods and clean streets. Great when you want to take some time out and connect with a new area that’s sure to welcome you with open arms.
Next up we have the beautiful sight that is Kanaka Creek by Pitt Meadows — a natural waterway that passes right through the middle of a centuries-old forest of Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, and plenty of charming maple. Look closer and you’ll also see some iconic Western red cedar trees that are the perfect backdrop for some stunning photos you’ll treasure for years to come.
Explore a little deeper Maple Ridge and you’ll come across the Cliff Falls waterfall sooner rather than later. Not only is it a stunning natural creation, it’s also one of the major attractions in the local area. Take some time to stand back and think about the beauty you see before you and you’ll have the perfect way to escape urban living and reconnect with what really matters. Exactly what you need when you want to find new ways to enjoy your time outdoors without feeling like you always have to head wherever the biggest and loudest crowd is.
Port Hammond in Maple Ridge
Port Hammond is a bustling little community nestled on the Fraser River forming part of the city of Maple Ridge. The homely charm, clean streets and well-funded public facilities make Hammond one of the destinations of choice for young families, as well as older couples looking to wind down and enjoy their golden years with a slower pace of life.
From the moment you arrive you’ll be assured of a warm welcome that will make you feel right at home no matter whether you’re looking to settle or visit. Not only that, you’ll also be somewhere you can easily ask for directions, recommendations on where to eat and enjoy a nice selection of community events. There’s a reason Hammond has fast become one of Maple Ridge’s most desirable suburban areas for people from all walks of life.
Port Haney in Maple Ridge
Port Haney is a stunning, well-known heritage district situated in Maple Ridge that includes a number of historic buildings which were picked up and moved to the area from other locations. This incredible feat of engineering is something that has given Haney a timeless charm and distinct character that’s sure to make you smile from the moment you arrive in town. Ideal when you want to get back in touch with a little culture and history so you can enjoy some unique sights and scenes.
A little over 4,500 people have made a home for themselves here and they love being on the east side of the Skeena River so much that they won’t be shy about telling you about their home when you arrive. That’s because Thornhill has a real sense of community spirit that can be so hard to find these days, not to mention the fact that it is close enough to other locations in the areas of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows that this opens up a wide range of employment and entertainment options.
Town Center of Maple Ridge
This bustling and homely location is one that’s sure to catch the eye for all the right reasons. Take your time to have a good look around and you’re sure to find something that makes you smile and somewhere you want to try out for lunch. Take your seat, pick some local delicacies you want to sample and then see where the rest of the day takes you. Thanks to the delightful mix of independent and family-run stores and shops, you’ll be assured of the personal service and local touch that really does make all the difference.
Head out onto this 9.6-mile loop trail and you’re sure to enjoy plenty of time outdoors while the hours seem to fly by. The beautiful scenery and stunning sights you’ll see for mile after mile are the perfect way to get away from it all while getting to know some of the surrounding countryside. And because you’re sure to work up a serious appetite, why not head back into one of the other entries on this list for some dinner before you go home? It could just be the perfect end to the perfect day.
This interesting corner of the world was originally shaped by a Finnish population who brought their own culture and sense of occasion to Pitt Meadows. Over the years people have moved from every corner of the nation, and beyond, bringing with them a rich and diverse sense of community. A definite spot to visit as you journey around the area looking for unique experiences and nice places to take the occasional photo.
Whonnock Lake Park has a nice mix of woodland and a small beach with fine sand. Make it the final stop-off on your tour of the area and you’ll be glad you did. You’ll also find plenty of picnic areas which makes it a great place to spend an afternoon where there’s plenty of sunshine and a cooling breeze.
Now you’ve heard what we have to say about Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, it’s over to you to plan your trip while keeping an eye out for places you’d like to stay a little longer. When you find somewhere you fall in love with, we can help you find accommodation quickly and easily. Click here and see what is available!