Tucked between the Golden Ears Mountains and the Fraser River, Maple Ridge is a scenic, forested community with a remarkable natural beauty — and a bounty of local craft breweries, taphouses and restaurants.
Scenic Maple Ridge and nearby Pitt Meadows have plenty of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to hike or bike along nearly 200 kilometres of accessible trails offering views of majestic mountains, rolling farmland, refreshing streams, rivers and lakes, and wildlife such as eagles, hawks, herons and cranes. Afterwards, quench your thirst at any of the four local breweries: Foamers’ Folly Brewing, Maple Meadows Brewing, Ridge Brewing and Silver Valley Brewing.
Explore local historic and heritage sites and uncover a deep-rooted past: Maple Ridge has been the home of the Katzie and Kwantlen First Nation for over 10,000 years. Traditionally, Maple Ridge was known by its Halkomelem name Q’wa?acstan’ which translates into “place where the golden eagles are.” Indeed, a downtown art mural created by Kwantlen First Nation artist Brandon Gabriel celebrates the rich culture and history by depicting two golden eagles superimposed over the Golden Ears Mountains.
Food lovers will quickly discover that Maple Ridge has a flourishing bistro culture, along with gastropubs, food trucks, taphouses and quaint cafes. Many offer dishes made with local ingredients grown on neighbouring farms. Visit the Haney Farmers Market on Saturdays to meet the local growers and discover the work of talented artisans, and grab a bite and a beer at Kingfishers Waterfront Bar & Grill, or the Witchcraft Beer Market and Bistro any day of the week. Billy Miner Ale House and Cafe provides an authentic alehouse experience that is steeped in its own heritage.
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Delicious options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—seasonally designed menus highlighting local harvests and ethical suppliers. Rain or shine, Humble Roots has your cravings in mind!
Two sisters are continuing their family’s century-old farming traditions: using local ingredients to produce artisan cheeses, curds and more! Tuesdays are ‘fresh curd’ making day—book a Cheese Tour to witness the craft first hand.
Stop by this bistro for a great homemade lunch and a comforting cappuccino on their outdoor patio. They serve their own meats and other locally sourced ingredients—it feels like lunch on the farm.
Pitt Meadows’ sole brewery showcases one of the most diverse beer line-ups on the BC Ale Trail.
MREC plays host to many shows and disciplines all year round, including, but not limited to: dressage, show jumping, hunters, horse trials, combined driving as well as western events such as reining and of course our monthly schooling shows.
From beer pairings to themed trivia nights and music bingo—check their website to find out what’s happening at Townhall Public House during your visit.
Witchcraft Beer Market and Bistro, home of the finest selection of regional craft brews and fresh-from-the-forno menu anywhere around! We want you to feel right at home with us, so we’ve put our hearts into creating the type of place we ourselves would want to hang out.
Fresh air and strategic gameplay awaits at Delta Force Paintball. Play in their movie-set scenarios tucked into Maple Ridge’s lush landscape. Try a true Canadian past time — go Curling at Golden Ears Winter Club.
GM Restaurant is renowned throughout the Lower Mainland as one of the best and most authentic Indian food experiences around. Take a journey to the east with this family-owned pillar of the community.
Fuel up for the day on delicious espresso drinks, coffee, homemade baked goods & soup and much more.
Coastal rainforest, waterfalls and sandstone cliffs are a big draw in this regional park. Watching salmon is a popular activity at the fish-fence and the hatchery. Kanaka Creek provides habitat for a variety of wildlife, and trails for a variety of experiences.
Don’t leave Maple Ridge without experiencing the lower mainland’s nature-based adrenaline rush! Choose from 9 ziplines, 62 aerial games, and a 40ft jump.
Placed on the edge of the Fraser River, the view is fantastic and boasts three patios. Kingfishers has 12 taps serving local craft beers offering guests an ever-changing choice and features a menu designed using fresh local ingredients to produce exceptional West Coast cuisine.
Family owned and operated since 1948, Bruce’s Country Market specializes in seafood and smoked salmon, local meat, local and gourmet groceries. They also have a great deli and fun gifts.
Local, authentic, and focused on the community.
Maple Ridge’s first brewery is a small operation overflowing with craft beer choices.
An angler’s dream! Kanaka Creek is one of the healthiest sport fishing channels in the North Fraser Valley. Steelhead, sea-run cutthroat trout, and chum and coho salmon are all found below the 240th Street Bridge, where a fish-counting fence is located.
Take a tour at Blue Heron Fruit Winery, get some air at the indoor park Air Rec Centre, or kick back at the historic Billy Miner Alehouse and Cafe—it’s set on the same rail line that this “Gentleman Bandit” rode upon to perform his audacious train heists, albeit politely.
A popular breakfast and brunch spot with locals—known for great service and delicious eats, Jimmy's Lunch Box is a must-stop spot while in Maple Ridge.
Ridgeway is committed to providing their customers with an outstanding selection in a friendly and inviting environment. They are passionately focused on craft products, value, exceptional service, and sustainability.
Stroll through, or sit and rest in the park before heading over to explore the local arts centre and gallery. Check their calendar for concerts, films, classes and live performances.
The City of Maple Ridge Town Centre is walkable and vibrant with shops, services, entertainment and recreational activities. While you are exploring the Town Centre, keep an eye out for our many public art installations and tile mosaics.
Our farm markets offer a wide variety of fresh produce along with an artisan deli, breads baked in-house, and a wide range of natural foods in a unique country-style farm market setting.
This brewery is proof that a home brewer’s dream can become reality.
Step into the past as you enter this 1833-built two-story home that overlooks the Fraser River. Take the Heritage Walk through the garden and remnants of the orchard behind the historical Haney House.
In the age of the tourist trap, it can be difficult to find authenticity. At Billy Miner, our presentation is steeped in history, hearkening back to simpler yet adventurous frontier times. We invite you to come in, sit back with a craft beer and feel the rumble of the freight engines passing by on the same tracks they used over a hundred years ago!
Many local shops and studios await you in downtown Maple Ridge. Enjoy gelato while perusing through studios, galleries and thrift stores to find that special gift to take home. We recommend Floretta Flower Studio & Crafts, Once Upon A Tea Shop, Cremino Gelato and Caffe, Buttons & Bows Consignment, Lotus and Lemongrass Gifts, Little Cricket Gift Gallery.
Road Trip Tasting Notes: Maple Ridge
Maple Ridge is GLOW-ing with holiday spirit, Noëlle Phillips explores local delights and historical sites.
Maple Ridge is one of the cities in the lower mainland that is a hidden gem.
Most people zip by on the Lougheed Highway and then the Haney Bypass, avoiding the town centre and never actually seeing the heart of the city. And this hiddenness is, in the words of a friend I made this weekend, what has saved it from poorly planned development and overpopulation.
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Located approximately 45 kilometres east of Vancouver, Maple Ridge offers a blend of authentic rural events and activities coupled with urban amenities. Maple Ridge is nestled between the Fraser River and the iconic Golden Ears Mountains, just a few minutes away from Golden Ears Provincial Park, Alouette Lake, Kanaka Creek Regional Park and the UBC Research Forest.
Explore the local historic and heritage sites and uncover a deep-rooted past, or celebrate with the locals at one of the many festivals and events that happen year-round.
Whether your visit is a day trip from the surrounding communities or a longer stay, Maple Ridge is an amazing place to visit anytime of the year.