Maple Ridge

Population of approximately 69,000 (2006)

Bordering Port Coquitlam, Mission and Pitt Meadows

BC, Lower Main.and


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Thirty miles east of Vancouver, north of the Fraser River this fine community consists of some 66,000 acres or 103 square miles of land. 11,023 acres lie within the Agricultural Land Reserve.

Surrounded by natural beauty, blessed with abundant clean air and water, Maple Ridge is a community proud of its heritage and optimistic about its future.

Close to Vancouver and Seattle, two of the world's most exciting and cosmopolitan cities, Maple Ridge retains the character and living advantages of a smaller, more neighbourly, country town. There's easy access to almost every imaginable indoor and outdoor recreation - most are right near home, here in Maple Ridge.

While Maple Ridge is approximately an hour drive from Vancouver, if you enjoy an active lifestyle, many hobbies are at your doorstep. Municipal, regional and provincial parks in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows combine to provide numerous opportunities for outdoor activities ranging from a casual stroll to golfing, horseback riding, swimming and hiking all in a spectacular natural setting.

Business in Maple Ridge combines the traditional industries of agriculture, fisheries, forestry and mining with retail, commercial and care services directed towards our increasing residential population. Many national retail chains have recognized this growth. A varied array of new business and industry have also found Maple Ridge to be an attractive location. Industrial activities include boat building, metal fabrication, battery manufacturing, plastics, and printing and publishing. Agricultural industry includes nurseries, greenhouse operations, and berry growing.

Maple RidgeWith its rural locale and proximity to the city, Maple Ridge is also an attractive environment to those wishing to operate a home business or live an entrepreneurial lifestyle.

Maple Ridge's business look is changing as well. A revitalization plan for civic owned properties that occupy the downtown core has now been released. This plan proposes a combination of commercial, government, recreation and public spaces. At this time the plan includes a new library, youth centre, performing arts centre, expanded leisure centre and municipal hall as well as a hotel, office tower complex, expansion to the existing Haney Place Mall, improved garden areas, parking, and commercial space.

For further information, please contact: The Corporation of the District of Maple Ridge
Business Licensing, Permits and Bylaws, 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 6A9
Phone: (604) 467-7305 Fax: (604) 467-7330

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