City of Maple Ridge Visitor Guide 2021-2022

Welcome to Maple Ridge 5 Getting to Maple Ridge 6 Indigenous Culture 7 Maple Ridge Fast Facts 8 Celebrating the Seasons 9 Discover… 10 Choose Your Adventure 12 Map 14 Family Favourites 16 Sports 18 Table of Contents

Museums & Heritage Buildings


Arts Centre & Theatre Filmed in Maple Ridge

20 21 22

Let’s Go Shopping

BC Ale Trail – Maple Ridge 24 Quintessential Maple Ridge Dining 25 Drive the Scenic BC Highway 7 26 Dog Friendly Maple Ridge 26 Accommodations 27

Celebrating the Seasons Music, Dancing, Food & Fun Maple Ridge has several festivals and annual parades, such as the Santa Claus Parade & Christmas in the Park, Earth Day, Canada Day, GETI Fest, Adstock Music Festival, Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations, Celebrate the Night Halloween & Fireworks event, the Caribbean Festival and one of the longest-running B.C. agricultural fairs, Country Fest, at the fairgrounds. Each November 11, Maple Ridge celebrates one of the largest Remembrance Day ceremonies in the Lower Mainland. This event is hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #88 with many veterans in attendance for the moving Cenotaph ceremony. Glow Maple Ridge – From the end of November to the first week of January, Maple Ridge transforms into a magical wonderland of dazzling lights, holiday music and glittering illumination. Traditional red bells line downtown streets and Memorial Peace Park is decked out with giant ornaments, a light tunnel, a glowing bandstand, and thousands of sparkling lights. Participating businesses join the fun, lighting up their storefronts in an old-fashioned Christmas village theme and offer their own special events and themed

merchandise inside their stores. Visitors and residents vote for their favourite decorated storefronts and join in the carol singing, dancing, musical entertainment and the popular annual lighting of the Community Dancing Tree. Bundle up warm and embrace the crisp outdoors to enjoy these enchanting holiday displays. Take family photos and selfies in front of the amazing illuminations; then warm up with a visit to local restaurants and shops. Be sure to tag your photo experiences with #glowmapleridge. From May to October, Fraser North Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at Memorial Peace Park. At many festivals year-round and every Tuesday summer evening in Memorial Peace Park, the ever- popular Maple Ridge Concert Band, established in 1946, entertains the community with Dixieland, big band swing, Broadway musicals and more.

Maple Ridge Fast Facts Maple Ridge was incorporated as a District Municipality in 1874, which made the community British Columbia’s fifth-oldest municipality. In 2014, Maple Ridge upgraded its status to a city. Currently Maple Ridge has a population of 92,000. The city has a number of historical neighbourhoods, each of which is associated with a significant cultural

group or historical event. These unique areas include Albion, Haney (downtown), Iron Mountain, Kanaka Creek, Port Hammond, Ruskin, Silver Valley, Thornhill, Websters Corners, Whonnock and Yennadon. Discover interesting stories and photos of these neighbourhoods on the Maple Ridge Museum website: For more details visit: 



# d i s c o v e r m a p l e r i d g e

www. m a p l e r i d g e . c a / t o u r i s m

Made with FlippingBook - professional solution for displaying marketing and sales documents online