About an hour's drive east of Vancouver, you'll find the community of Maple Ridge. Nestled on the north shore of the Fraser River and set against the majestic Coast Mountains, Maple Ridge offers a chance to escape the big city bustle.
Maple Ridge is a natural outdoor playground with plenty of room to roam with trails for nearly every age and ability - including wheelchair accessible trails. Boasting some of the best camping, wildlife-viewing and walking, hiking and mountain biking trails in all of British Columbia, the area features a remarkable combination of parks, lakes and trails - including the popular Golden Ears Provincial Park.
The area also offers a chance to explore part of the world's longest trail - the famous Trans Canada Trail - which spans an incredible 16,400 kilometres from coast to coast.
A short trail that ends at a waterfall in Golden Ears Provincial Park.
A steep, challenging trail in Golden Ears Provincial Park offering views of Alouette Lake and the surrounding area.
Located in Golden Ears Provincial Park, the Golden Ears Canyon Loop follows the East Canyon and West Canyon Trails, passing several points of interest, and is connected by a bridge crossing Gold Creek.
The Cliff Falls area of Kanaka Creek in Maple Ridge consists of a series of easy hiking trails, a picnic area, and sight seeing at the Bell-Irving Hatchery.
The trails of Kanaka Creek Regional Park offer scenic views of the Fraser River.
Mike Lake is a short trail located in Golden Ears Provincial Park.
Maintained by the Faculty of Foresty at UBC, the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest offers a series of hiking trails throughout the park.