Recreation in Abundance in Maple Ridge
OUTDOOR RECREATION AFICIONADOS
Maple Ridge is proud of its stunning natural setting which is why our city is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, with activities ranging from high-energy escapades to pleasant strolls in nature.
Depending on the location, there may be opportunities to go biking or hiking, play golf, or find a campsite for a weekend (or week-long) getaway. Adventures include the opportunity to stay at a guest ranch, or try your hand at caving, climbing, and zip-lining.
Maple Ridge has an abundance of equestrian trails that weave throughout the city. With over 10 local stables, facilities and centres, plenty of dedicated trails and road shoulders, as well as the Trans Canada Equestrian Trail that flows straight through Maple Ridge, it's no wonder why Maple Ridge is a wonderland for the equi-sports fans.
The Fraser River flows through Maple Ridge and is well known for sturgeon and salmon fishing. Local lakes including Alouette, Rolley, Mike and Whonnock Lake contain freshwater fish including Dolly Varden, Rainbow and Cutthroat trout. Maple Ridge is also home to two local hatcheries: the Bell-Irving Hatchery located in Kanaka Creek Regional Park and the Allco Hatchery near Golden Ears Provincial Park.
You can easily stock up on all your fishing gear needs at local fly and tackle stores in Maple Ridge.
Established in 1926, the Maple Ridge Golf Course was one of the first courses built in the Fraser Valley and sits high above the mighty Fraser River. The golf course sits on 16.187 hectares and was home to Maple Ridge founder John McIvor. The first town meeting was held under a maple tree at this location.
In under a 30 minute drive, there are several world class golf resorts within reach in the neighbouring communities.
Hiking and Biking
Maple Ridge offers excitement and relaxation for cyclists of all levels. Try some laid back biking along the 48km of dykes that follow the Fraser River and Pitt River, or try a more challenging bike route in the rugged landscape in Golden Ears Provincial Park.
Parks and Trails
Maple Ridge has an extensive network of parks and trails to meet a diversity of recreational needs. Parks range in size from smaller neighbourhood parks in residential areas, municipal parks that offer areas for a specific activity and protect natural features, and community parks that provide large open spaces for sports activities. The trail network includes over 100 kilometers (km) of local riding and hiking trails, as well as 50-60 km in nearby Golden Ears Provincial Park. Regional and provincial parks add to the list of available outdoor recreation venues. Park Listings
Skiing and Snow Sports
Maple Ridge is just a short drive to the local mountains. We are located just one hour from Hemlock Ski Resort, Seymour Mountain, Grouse Mountain and Cypress Mountain and two hours from world-class skiing resorts at Whistler Blackcomb.