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Haney, one of several historic communities within the Maple Ridge boundary, is the centre of activity for the district. Its downtown shopping centre is pedestrian friendly and landmarked on Dewdney Trunk Road by the "Beast" a unique, two-story high clock sculpture of a rearing horse. A cluster of restaurants and stores on the highway and along Dewdney Trunk Road service the surrounding community.
The Golden Ears, so named for two pronounced mountain peaks, dominate the northern landscape. Golden Ears Provincial Park offers up some of the region's best hiking, boating and camping. You'll find well maintained camping sites close to Alouette Lake and Gold Creek. Both are wonderfully refreshing during long, hot summer days.
A little known recreational treasure is the University of British Columbia's Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. Dozens of walking paths weave through the forest. Interpretive signs raise your awareness of the natural plant and animal life as well as providing insights into forestry practices in the region. Several trails take you to banks the North Alouette River.
If flat and wide-open is more your speed Maple Ridge's extensive network of dykes is just waiting to be explored. This network is connected and complementary to the extensive offerings in Pitt Meadows.
Maple Ridge celebrates its long history with a number of preserved buildings from the past, some of which have become museums. St. John the Divine Anglican Church, British Columbia's oldest, is just up the hill from the few remaining buildings of historic Port Haney. The Fraser River Heritage Walk links key heritage sites in the Port Haney area and is only a few minutes walk from Maple Ridge's downtown.
For further information contact:
Tourism Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows
12492 Harris Road
Pitt Meadows BC V3Y 2J4
Or Tel: 604.460.8300