Maple Ridge is a great place to live because of its breathtaking natural setting and the amazing people that are your friends and neighbours. Here are some links to the places and organizations that make this home.
The Maple Ridge Public Library is part of the Fraser Valley Regional Library system and boasts an impressive onsite collection, plus access to the entire collection in the system through a reservation system. In addition, the library has some wonderful public spaces that you can book for community meetings and they also run great programs for young and old.
From kindergarten to Grade 12, Maple Ridge has some amazing schools that are part of School District No. 42. This link will take you to their website and you can explore the schools in various neighbourhoods and get a glimpse at the great programs offered by specific schools. From the core academics to amazing arts and sports programs a great school, and great teachers, are important parts of strong communities. In addition to our public schools, Maple Ridge also boasts some of the regions finest private schools. Local citizens have great choices when it comes to education!
Here's a link to the local Tourism website that will show you some of the great programs and places that people come from all around BC to experience. These wonderful amenities are right here on our back doorstep.
The thing that makes this community special are the remarkable volunteers who work to improve life in our community and the world. This link will take you to a page that will allow you to get information on Volunteer opportunities in Maple Ridge as well as links to local service Clubs, Charity organizations, and Environmental groups. People here roll up their sleeves and get things done!
No matter where you live in Maple Ridge, you're only about 15 minutes away from dykes and trails that are the envy of the Lower Mainland. Here's a link to the local trail maps so you can get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, take a deep breath and enjoy vistas that are literally the stuff of postcards.
The Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Arts Council has been around for 40 years to promote and encourage the visual, written and performing arts in our community. One of the jewels in our cultural crown is the Maple Ridge Arts Centre and Theatre, known locally as 'The ACT.' Here's a link to the Arts Centre website with listings about the numerous presentations at the facility and links to the wonderful arts programs that will help you express your creativity.