Facility Development Projects

Facility Development

Welcome to Our Facility Development Page!

Explore current facility development projects in the tabs below.
  1. Whonnock Lake Canoe & Kayak
  2. Hammond Community Centre
  3. Albion Community Centre
  4. Ice Sheet
  5. MRSS Facility & running track

Project Update

Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments on our Whonnock Lake Canoe & Kayak Improvements project! We received some very positive feedback, and we’re happy to hear the community is excited to get this project underway. 

In response to questions received regarding potential impacts to the health of the lake, we would like to share that an environmental consultant has been closely involved throughout the design process to ensure environmental values are not adversely impacted. The proposed upgrades will respect regulations laid out by the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development under the Water Sustainability Act for the South Coast Region.  It should also be noted that trees will not be removed or parking spaces reduced to accommodate this project. 

There has also been a thorough consultation process with stakeholders to develop the design components for this project. The length and size of the docks have been maximized to suit the needs of the Ridge Canoe & Kayak club. The orientation of the boathouse building is based on both environmental considerations, as well as feedback from RCKC, the primary stakeholder. 

Photo opportunities continue to be accommodated, with an additional section of dock incorporated into the final design to support this. 

Project Description:

Located at: 27871 113 Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC 

The Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club (RCKC) currently shares a facility with the Whonnock Lake Centre & Hall. RCKC is a growing club with a strong school outreach program. Their current facility does not meet the needs of the club, primarily in terms of space required for training, changing, and team gathering. Another challenge is boat storage needs, and the distance to the water from their current storage facility. 

This project will involve removal of the existing T-shaped floating pedestrian dock, and the design and construction of new floating pedestrian docks, a floating building platform, and above-platform boathouse. In addition to the dock, the project will include a complete interior renovation of the Ridge Canoe & Kayak Clubhouse.
This project will be completed in two phases. The first phase will include the dock and floating boathouse platform only, with the boathouse construction and interior renovation to be completed in Phase 2. 


Concept 1 (PDF)
Concept 2 (Dock View)

Site Plan:

Site Plan 1 (PDF)