Fraser Valley Maple Ridge's Picturesque Parks
Here are the more popular parks in Maple Ridge, from north to south (see other area parks):
Maple Ridge Park
Corner of 232nd Street and Fern Crescent
This park is adjacent to the South Alouette River and offers a campground, picnic areas, washrooms, a horseshoe pitch area, a playing field, and a wooded trail. A mature forest hosts a wide range of native plants and wildlife, and each fall has large populations of spawning Pink and Chum salmon.
Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Follow the Dewdney Trunk to 252 Street, turn south, follow 252 then 251 into the Park.
The park follows Kanaka Creek, one of the most undisturbed streams in the Lower Mainland, with a network of trails running its for 12 kilometer length. The point features Kanaka or Cliff Falls, a spectacular water canyon popular as a picnic spot. The trail crosses the creek at several points allowing various views of the falls. The park features Cycling, Hiking, Walking, Campfire pits, Washrooms, and the Bell-Irving Fish Hatchery.
Pitt Meadows - Maple Ridge Info
248th Street and 132nd Avenue, Maple Ridge
Its features include covered picnic facilities, children's playground, equestrian and walking trails, and scenic natural areas.
Whonnock Lake Park
South on 272nd Street from Dewdney Trunk Road, East on 112th Avenue.
Whonnock Lake is a typical bog lake of the coastal forest region. It is home to native plants and colonies of beavers and muskrats, and breeding populations of loons, mallard ducks, numerous small birds, and a substantial recreational fishery. This year-round park offers canoeing, swimming, hiking and nature study, with facilities including a barbecue pit, sandy beach, picnic tables, a playground, concession stand, and canoe rentals.
Golden Ears Provincial Park
Follow 232nd Street north, entrance via Fern Crescent
A 55,625 hectare recreation area along Alouette Lake and numerous creeks and lakes, with boat launches, and extensive hiking and horseback trail system, and 350 camp sites. Popular with nature enthusiasts, hikers, mountain climbers, and horseback riders.
Stave Lake Recreation Area
On the Dewdney Trunk Road between Mission and Maple Ridge.
From Maple Ridge take the Lougheed Highway to the Dewdney Trunk.
The Stave River is named for the lumber ideally suited for barrel staves, used for the transport and storage of salmon by the Hudson's Bay Company. The Stave Falls dam and generating facilities were completed in 1921, creating the Lake. Activitieis include hiking, swimming, canoeing, boating (boat launch ramp & seasonal public wharf), picnicking, and fishing. Watch for unstable weather conditions and fluctuating water levels. Open year-round during daylight hours.
Other area parks:
| Pitt Meadow
| Harrison Hot Springs & Agassiz
| Manning Park Provincial Park