Tourism and recreation big part of economy for Maple Ridge

November 21, 2022

Visitors often come to Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows for agri-tourism – whether that be releasing chum salmon into Kanaka Creek or picking their own blueberries.

In Maple Ridge, tourism and recreation are a cornerstone of the community’s identity, said Tyler Westover, director of economic development.

“These two business groupings – recreation and tourism – represent approximately nine per cent of our business licences in the City of Maple Ridge,” he said.

They include agri-tourism operations, transportation, food and beverage, travel services, sport and recreation services, and other businesses.

Given the city’s close proximity to some of the most striking natural features that Canada offers, Maple Ridge has an extensive range of experiences and amenities to delight visitors, tourists, and residents.

These include outdoor wellness activities like hiking, cycling, horseback riding, backcountry helicopter tours, and dike trails that offer scenic vistas and access to berry farmland.

Source: Maple Ridge News