History in the Making
The Maple Ridge Town Centre was once known as Central Haney. In 1931, when the Lougheed Highway was completed, Port Haney had grown so much that the commercial centre moved up the hill to where the Town Centre is today.
Before the completion of the highway, the Town Centre was mostly agricultural land, except for the 224 Street area. The “Port” was dropped from the Haney Post Office in 1936 and it also moved up the hill. By 1940, what remained in Port Haney was residential or industrial and the Town Centre became the booming commercial centre for Maple Ridge.
The City of Maple Ridge Town Centre is walkable and vibrant with shops, services, entertainment and recreational activities. Absorb some local flavour at the many festivals and events
offered throughout the year or visit The ACT Arts Centre
, a local gem with entertaining performances, intriguing art exhibitions and programs for all ages to try something new. While you are exploring the Town Centre, keep an eye out for our many public art installations
and tile mosaics
Rich history, deep roots, first-rate Canadian artists and a contemporary, emerging arts scene gives Maple Ridge its unique cultural flavour that reflects being a little bit country and little bit city. Experience the places and people that make Maple Ridge a welcoming and connected community with a lively culture and distinctive neighbourhoods.