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City of Maple Ridge

About

The City of Maple Ridge is located on the unceded territory of the Kwantlen and Katzie First Nations north of the Fraser River between the Pitt River and Stave Falls in the shadow of the Golden Ears Mountain. Maple Ridge is connected to the south Fraser by the Golden Ears Bridge which puts the City within 45 minutes of the US border, Vancouver International Airport, Abbotsford International Airport and all points in between.

The City was established on September 12, 1874 and in the early years European and Japanese settlers established an extensive agricultural industry delivering products to the growing communities in the lower mainland and international markets. A century ago logging and wood production was the predominant industry. The railroad, located on the banks of the Fraser River, was the principal transportation route from Canadian Confederation until the development of the road network, including the Lougheed Highway, which saw the community shift from the riverfront to the current downtown in the early 30s. Maple Ridge has doubled in size every 20 years since 1921 and the most recent Census in 2016 revealed that our population was now over 82,000 citizens.

Maple Ridge is one of the fastest growing communities in BC and the investments in the last decade to build the Golden Ears Bridge and the new Pitt River Bridge have helped fill a housing boom and new investment in business. The City of Maple Ridge is proud to have 70% of all staff members living in the community reflecting the fact that this is a great place to work, live and play in o0ne of BCs most amazing natural settings.