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MAPLE RIDGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA

As Maple Ridge movers, Ferguson Moving and Storage is committed to giving you the best
information for helping you move to or within Maple Ridge.

We hope you will find the following information useful.

The District of Maple Ridge is located a 45 km east of Vancouver, along Highway #7. Maple Ridge is
situated on the north shore of the Fraser River, against the Golden Ears Mountains. The community
of Pitt Meadows is directly west of Maple Ridge.

Maple Ridge has an average summer temperature of 25°C and an average winter temperature of 3°C. The
average annual precipitation is 1,150 mm

The population of Maple Ridge numbers approximately 68,949.

HISTORY

The area’s first inhabitants were the Katzie and Whonnock First Nations. They lived and hunted the
land for centuries before the first settlers arrived.

Fewer than 50 families came to build the community of Maple Ridge in 1874. Many of the settlers
worked for the Hudson Bay Company trading post at Fort Langley. In 1885 the railway came through
and attracted more people to the area. Two Scottish-born settlers John McIver and Samuel Robertson
were successful at turning their claims into workable farmland. McIver started the area’s first
daily farm. He named his farm Maple Ridge because beautiful Maple trees surrounded the farm.

TODAY

The stable economy of Maple Ridge is based mainly on agriculture. Maple Ridge has a long
frost-free growing season. Other industries that support the economy are fishing and forestry, especially in
wood processing.

ATTRACTIONS

Maple Ridge Park – The park is situated on the South Alouette River and offers a hiking trail,
picnic area, spray park and a playground.

Maple Ridge Museum – Housed in a home built in 1907, the museum offers a look at pioneer life
through artifacts set up in a home environment.

Fraser River Heritage Walk – The path begins at Port Haney Wharf and wanders through the community
ending at the museum.

Haney Farmers Market – Held on Saturdays during the months of May-October, from 9:00 am – 2:00
pm. Vendors include fresh produce and baked goods.

Annual Events – Maple Ridge is host to numerous annual festivities including the Maple Ridge
Mountain Festival in May, the Blueberry Festival in August, the Ridge Meadows Agricultural Fair in July and
the Santa Claus Parade in December.

MEDIA

One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper.
Many publishers will mail their newspaper to you, even before you move. For more information, contact:
“Maple Ridge Times”
22345 North Ave. Maple Ridge, BC V2X 8T2
(604) 463-2281 www.mrtimes.com
“Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News”
22328 – 119th Ave. Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2Z3
(604) 467-1122

EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrollment procedures, please contact:
School District #42 (Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows)
22225 Brown Ave. Maple Ridge, BC V2X 8N6
(604) 463-4200 www.sd42.ca

Catholic Independent School of the Vancouver Archdiocese
150 Robson St. Vancouver, BC V6B 2A7
(604) 683-9331 www.cisva.bc.ca

Conseil scolaire francophone de la Columbie-Britannique
180- 10200 Shellbridge Way
Richmond, BC V6X 2W7
(604) 214-2600
www.csf.bc.ca

MEDICAL SERVICES

A list of names and addresses of physicians currently accepting new patients is available from:
Ridge Meadows Hospital
11666 Laity St. P.O. Box 5000
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 7G5
(604) 463-4111 www.fraserhealth.ca

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

*Please confirm these emergency numbers when you arrive in your new community.
AMBULANCE …………………………………………… 911
FIRE ………………………………………………………….. 911
POLICE …………………………………………………….. 911

PUBLIC SERVICES
Cable TV: Shaw Cable …………………………………………………………… (604) 629-8888
Website ……………………………………………………………………. www.shaw.ca

Hydro: BC Hydro …………………………………………………………….. 1-800-224-9376
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.bchydro.com

Gas: Terasen Gas …………………………………………………………. 1-888-224-2710
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.terasen.com

Water: Operations Centre………………………………………………….. (604) 463-9581

Garbage: Transfer Station …………………………………………………….. (604) 466-9277

Recycling: Recycling Depot ……………………………………………………. (604) 463-5545

Telephone: Telus (outside BC) ………………………………………………… 1-888-811-2323
Telus (within BC) ……………………………………………………………. 310-2255
Website …………………………………………………………………. www.telus.com

The telephone area code for Maple Ridge is 604.

TRANSPORTATION

Driver and Vehicle Branch (ICBC) ………. 1-800-950-1498
Public Transit–TransLink …………………… (604) 953-3333
SkyTrain – West Coast Express …………… (604) 488-8906

RECREATION

For information about facilities, clubs and sports leagues in your area, please contact:
Parks & Leisure Services ……………………………… (604) 467-7346
Maple Ridge Public Library ………………………….. (604) 467-7417
Leisure Centre …………………………………………….. (604) 467-7322
Planet Ice-Arena ………………………………………….. (604) 467-2883

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

The Chamber of Commerce is the best source of information about your new community. Many of these
groups have brochures and booklets full of local facts. Please contact:
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce
22238 Lougheed Hwy.
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2T2
(604) 463-3366 www.ridgemeadowschamber.com
For other information on your new community, including brochures and area maps, contact:
Town Clerk
11995 Haney Place Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A9
(604) 463-5221

For more information about Maple Ridge, visit their website at www.mapleridge.ca.

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