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Pitt Meadows is a city that is directly west of neighbouring Maple Ridge a municipality in the Regional District of Metro Vancouver. The City of Pitt Meadows offers urban amenities with the perfect mix of rural activities and city's culture and history. From the early years to this modern age, Pitt Meadows has secured and remained its rich, fertile, and welcoming geographical features beneath the backdrop of the Coast Mountains.
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The members of Katzie Nation, tied closely to the Sto:lo people of the Fraser Valley were considered as the original inhabitants of the Pitt Meadows area for centuries. In 1874, Captain James McMillan explored the area and named the Pitt River (where the name of the municipality takes its name from) possibly after the British prime minister William Pitt. The Pitt Meadows was once part of the Municipality of Maple Ridge when it was incorporated in 1874 but the residents petitioned for the incorporation of Pitt Meadows as a separate district municipality in 1892. It is only in 1914 that the Municipality of Pitt Meadows was officially incorporated. After 1910, many French Canadians and Japanese arrived to the area. After World War II, the Dutch farmers reclaimed much of the low-lying land in Pitt Meadows that became and starts the production of fruits and vegetables. Pitt Meadows was then incorporated as a city on January 1, 2007 after more than 90 years. As of 2016, the City of Pitt Meadows has a population of 18,573 with a land area of 86.51km2. (Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population)
With the unique blend of urban life and rural activities, the community of Pitt Meadows is considered as one of the fastest growing communities in Metro Vancouver. The spirited and lively atmosphere of the city attracts families and businesses to settle in the city. Residents enjoys different outdoor and indoor activities offered by the city. Families can go to park and connect to nature or be indulge to variety of shopping options abound in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. The city also offers self-guided Circle Farm Tour that allows you to visits tasty stops like Honeyland, Hopcott Premium Meats, and Blue Heron Winery. Wide range of restaurants that offers west coast dining, hearty pub meals, and ethnic cuisine are located within the city and its neighbour Maple Ridge. Having rich agricultural bounty, the meals is incorporated by fresh, organic, and seasonal ingredients that is good for your health and your pocket.
The city's relatively tranquil culture and history are reflected through the city's well-preserved historic sites like Pitt Meadows Museum & Archives, where people can admire the First Nations artifacts and pioneer memorabilia. The festivals and events celebrated year round and the art galleries in public places also spice up the life in this unspoiled land of mountains, fields, and rivers.
Agriculture is considered as number one industry in Pitt Meadows being almost 86% of the land area is lying within the BC Agricultural Land Reserve as protected farmland. The area is primarly lowland with some higher elevation areas. Most residents (about 85% of city's population) choose to live in the urban town centre, which is located on a highland area of Pitt Meadows.
Similar to other communities in Metro Vancouver, Pitt Meadows (together with Maple Ridge) also experience mild temperate 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 Pitt Meadows and neighbouring Maple Ridge. Pitt Meadows Secondary Schools (PMSS) offers basketball and hockey programs that made it to be a well-known school around the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. Thomas Haney Centre allows secondary and college students for an uninterrupted progress from grade eight until the completion of a college diploma, university transfer courses, or other studies in the life-long learning continuum.
Ridge Meadows Hospital & Health Care Centre is a full-service hospital operated by Fraser Health. It is located at Maple Ridge and provides 24/7 emergency care, surgery, maternity and critical care, and a host of other services to the community of Maple Ridge as well as to the residents of Pitt Meadows.
The Pitt Meadows Regional Airport located in the southwest corner of Pitt Meadows is the third largest airport in the Lower Mainland and the 15th largest airport in Canada. It consists of one 4700 foot runway and two 2500 foot paved runways along with a staffed control tower that provides aviation related businesses that includes flight training and charter service. Public transportation throughout Pitt Meadows is provided by Translink. Regular bus services have local routes in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge that link to other Lower Mainland communities. TransLink's West Coast Express commuter trains connect Pitt Meadows to Vancouver and Mission. The Golden Ears Bridge is the Western Canada's first electronic tolled bridge that connects Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge to Surrey, Langley and beyond. The City of Pitt Meadows is committed to meet the transportation needs of its residents as well as businesses for continuous economic development.
Having 86% of landmass located within the province's Agricultural Land Reserve, the agriculture sector of Pitt Meadows is considered the number one industry of the city. Major agricultural products include blueberries and cranberries that emerged as signature taste treats of Pitt Meadows. The city also developed agri-tourism in conjunction with agricultural operations. Other sources that contributes to the booming economy of Pitt Meadows comes from residential, commercial, manufacturing and industrial sector of the city.
The city's employment rate reached 65.9% on 2016 Census, while the City of Pitt Meadows's average household income is $86,126, 10.1% higher compare to $78,227 of BC based on CensusPlus, 2011.
Pitt Meadows offers variety of recreational activities to its residents and visitors. Outdoor activities that includes hiking, cycling, and bird watching can be experience throughout the city. While canoeing, kayaking, wakeboarding, and water-skiing can be explored at local lakes. People can go fishing at Pitt Lake for cutthroat and rainbow trout or Fraser River and Pitt River for enormous sturgeon and salmon. Horseback riding is also a good option to explore scenic trails all over Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Pitt Meadows offers Skydiving enthusiast to experience the thrill of freefall with Pacific Skydivers at the Pitt Meadows Airport.
Pitt Meadows Arena Complex has three ice surfaces, including 2 NHL size rinks, renovated dressing rooms, and a bright inviting foyer that makes it a perfect place for tournament plays. The city also has four championship golf courses where people can play a round of golf. Pitt Meadows other facilities that includes Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre, South Bonson Community Centre, Heritage Hall, Harris Road Outdoor Pool and Spray Park provides opportunities to the residents of all ages to be engaged in sports and recreation and have a healthier lifestyle. Known for producing world-class athletes, Pitt Meadows is the home of ice hockey professional Brendan Morrison. He has played in the National Hockey League (NHL) and among the most popular and talented Vancouver Canucks from 2000 to 2008.