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Maple Ridge is located in the northeastern section of Metro Vancouver between the Fraser River and the Golden Ears. It is a community that offers a blend of urban amenities and most incredible natural settings in British Columbia. The city's northen boundary gives a breathtaking views year round.
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The members of Katzie Nation, tied closely to the Sto:lo people of the Fraser Valley were the first people to live and occupied at least 10 villages in the area. In mid-19th century, following the Fraser River Gold Rush, European settlers began to occupy the Maple Ridge. Seeing the potential for future opportunities and a place to build homes and families, a group of settlers decided to incorporate Maple Ridge and become a municipality on September 12, 1874. Maple Ridge residents voted to change the community's status from district municipality to city on March 26, 2014. But it is only September 12, 2014 that the status change became official, during the 140th anniversary of Maple Ridge's municipal incorporation. As of 2016, the city of Maple Ridge has a population of 82,256 with a land area of 266.78km2. (Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population)
Maple Ridge is a city with breathtaking natural setting and the mix of urban life. Residents can enjoy urban shopping at Haney Place Mall and Valley Place Mall. Then go to restaurants that offers farm-fresh products and ethnic cuisine. Restaurants in Maple Ridge offers variety of affordable meals with the use of fresh, organic, and seasonal ingredients. Some of the ethnic flavours represented in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are Italian, Indian, Greek, Japanese, and Thai cuisine. Musical talent also abounds in the city, considering that the Maple Ridge is the home of the Maple Ridge Concert Band, a community band that has been in existence for over 50 years. The community also supports different activities and volunteering opportunities. Residents are encourge to find and pursue their passions in life, whether it is through sports or performing arts, environmental stewardship to community advocacy and charity.
Maple Ridge's culture and history are influenced by traditional industries like farming and forestry. Heritage sites and museums that shows the rich history and deep-rooted past of Maple Ridge are located within the city. Anyone can visit the spectacular model railroad diorama, vintage telephone exchange, and other exhibits housed at Maple Ridge Museum. Festivals and events like the Caribbean Festival and the Maple Ridge Jazz & Blues Festival in Memorial Peace Park are being celebrated thoughout the city. Art lovers can go to places like Maple Ridge Arts Centre & Theatre (ACT) to witness great galleries and studios that features the work of art of some of visual artists in the region. ACT also hosts different theatre plays, dance recitals, and concert.
As the City of Maple Ridge set forth to industrial and commercial development, the government holds strong to their commitment to secure their rich agricultural lands and maintain their agricultural roots. Parks and recreational area also reflects the dedication of the city to preserve green spaces within the area.
Similar to other communities in Metro Vancouver, Maple Ridge also experience mild coastal rainforest climate. Warm and dry summer and mild winters with snow falls that doesn't stay long. Spring and fall are usually warm and pleasant, especially during the months of June to September. The city experience most rainfall between October and March.
School District 42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows administered and operates public elementary schools, secondary schools, and other educational facilities in Maple Ridge and neighbouring Pitt Meadows. There are also several private schools located within the city, these includes: eadowridge School, a K-12 independent Christian school; James Cameron School a school for children in Grades 2-7 with learning disabilities; and St. Patrick's, a Catholic school. Several post-secondary institutions located in Maple Ridge includes British Columbia Institute of Technology, Douglas College, Sprott Shaw College and Ridge Meadows College. These institutions provides wide-range of educational programs for aspiring professionals to advance in today's dynamic workplace.
Ridge Meadows Hospital is a full-service hospital that is located in Maple Ridge and operated by Fraser Health. It provides 24/7 emergency care, surgery, maternity and critical care, and a host of other services. The hospital also offers a continuum of adult psychiatric and health services for inpatient and outpatient needs. Other health care institutions are also available to provide health services and support for the community, along with specialized programs for children, women and Aboriginal people.
The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (also known as TransLink) provides public transit service including buses and West Coast Express to the region including the city of Maple Ridge. Every bus line stops at some point along its route at Haney Place Exchange, the eastern-most major transit exchange in the Metro Vancouver area. Highway 7 connects Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows in the west, and the District Municipality of Mission in the east. The Golden Ears Bridge connects the south side of Pitt Meadows and the north side of Maple Ridge to Langley. Greyhound Bus lines operates a route along the highway and has a bus stop within the city.
Forestry and agriculture serve as the foundation of Maple Ridge economic development. The agriculture sector of the Maple Ridge depends largely from berry crops, nurseries and horse breeding. The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) was built in 1885, while a bridge over the Pitt River was constructed in 1915. These development spurred growth to the community of Maple Ridge. Today, Maple Ridge became home to some of the largest farms in the province that produces high-quality berry crops like blueberry and cranberry. The city also offers a great selection of cheeses made from grass-fed jersey cows. Several prime commercial and retail businesses also choose Maple Ridge because of the city's positive and stable business climate, population growth, and investment incentive programs. The City of Maple Ridge also serves as a set location for feature films and television programs such as The X-Files Bordertown, Smallville, Bird on a Wire, We're No Angels, and Percy Jackson & the Lightening Thief.
The city's employment rate reached 65.4% on 2016 Census, while the City of Maple Ridge's average household income is $84,235, 7.7% higher compare to $78,227 of BC based on CensusPlus, 2011.
Like any other cities, Maple Ridge offers variety of outdoor activities and recreational programs. People can go bird watching, cycling, hiking, or fishing in numerous are parks located within the city. Horseback riding is also a popular choice. People can enjoy horseback riding lessons, horse shows, and guided trail rides offered by local stables like Liberty Meadow Stables and Evergreen Stables. Different water activities like canoeing, kayaking, wakeboarding, and water-skiing can be experience at the city's local lakes. You can also play a round of golf in their six championship golf courses.
The Albion Sports Complex located in the city of Maple Ridge is a great location to host big events and outdoor sport tournaments including football, soccer, baseball and softball. Indoor sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, and table tennis together with variety of drop-in gymnasium programs are available at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre. Maple Ridge is the hometown of world-class athletes such as baseball player Larry Walker, deceased race-car driver Greg Moore, and hockey players Cam Neely, Brendan Morrison and Andrew Ladd.