Maple Ridge comprises several historical areas, including Albion, downtown Haney, Ruskin, Webster’s Corners, and Kanaka Creek. Some of these are identified with a specific cultural group. For one, many Finnish families reside in Webster’s Corner and Albion. The cottage-like houses in Port Hammond were originally built for the local mill’s workers. Adjacent to the Fraser River, Port Haney and the West Coast Express commuter rail station is a heritage district that protects a few old buildings – including those from around the city, which have been relocated to the area to boost its identity as a heritage district.
Surrounded by majestic mountain views and natural beauty, Maple Ridge continues to evolve as an ‘edge city’. Its community has a strong aspiration to leverage, preserve, and celebrate agricultural and rural heritage. The city oozes with a small-town atmosphere that draws thousands of visitors who enjoy arts and cultural events with the local people. Find out the perfect time to travel by checking out the full calendar of festivals and events in Maple Ridge.