A city in a natural setting, Maple Ridge in the Greater Vancouver area is scenic and beautiful with a reputation for great outdoor activities like hiking, biking, camping, fishing and horseback riding.
Spend the day at Whonnock Lake and enjoy its waters perfect for swimming. After, head to Golden Ears for extensive hiking trails, forest wildlife and another lake, Alouette Lake, with canoeing, wind surfing and fishing opportunities.
The Maple Ridge Museum will teach you about local history and culture, with an emphasis on First Nations history and immigrant settlers. Haney House can be visited too for a look back at how pioneer family, the Haneys, lived.
Be sure to stop for a drink and a meal at The Billy Miner Alehouse & Cafe, named after the American Stagecoach Robber, housed in the original Bank of Montreal building built dating from the 1900’s. Here, you can try from a selection of craft beers and enjoy the stunning scenic views.
Summertime is best for its weather and various outdoor festivals and celebrations.