Archive for July, 2011

Leghorn Ranch

By Kristina, July 27th, 2011


All you horse lovers should check out “Leghorn Ranch” horseback mountain trail rides! Owner Hanif Jinnah has 40 years of experience with horses and will also be your guide.He has mountain trail rides to Golden Ears, Buntzen, Pitt Lake and North Vancouver Seymour Conservation Reserve.

Call 778-886-1343 or e-mail [email protected] for more information or to make reservations.

2011 Maple Ridge Country Festival

By Kristina, July 19th, 2011

The 2011 Maple Ridge Country Fest annual fair at the Albion Fairgrounds is happening on July 23 & 24th from 10am-11pm on Saturday and on Sunday from 10am-6pm. Admission is free for this fun family event! The Country Fest is a traditional country fair and there is a sense of nostalgia to them. Fairs like this are a great way for city folk to experience life in the country and understand the importance of agriculture and celebrating where our food comes from. There are tons of events that include home crafts, 4H shows, roller derby demos, dog competitions, a fun-til-your-done farm, art demos, amusement rides, kids entertainers, skating club demos, beer gardens, tribute bands to The Eagles, The Doors, The Rolling Stones,and Chicago!! Also on Friday night there is a music festival starting at 3pm-8pm.Come on down for a day of Wheelin’ Squealin’ Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

Project Fly In Tourism Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows

By Kristina, July 18th, 2011

Project Fly In is designed to welcome pilots from Canada as well as the United States to go through the Kamloops Airport and tour the wonderful community as well seeing the sights.From Kamploops you will go onto Lillooet for some great fishing, and don’t forget the paragliding in Pemberton and your journey will come to an end in beautiful Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows where there are extensive hiking/biking trails and Golden Ears Camping. So make sure you register for Project Fly In early.


Arte Vargas Glass Blowing Studio

By Kristina, July 11th, 2011

Arte Vargas Glass Blowing Studio was created by the incredibly talented artist, Danny Vargas. The creative Danny Vargas has over four decades of experience with with this form of art and established the first glass blowing studio in British Columbia. His studios are located in cities all around Canada such as Victoria, Prince George, Vancouver and Maple Ridge. We are very fortunate to have Arte Varagas’ beautiful and unique crafted art glass here for sale at the Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Visitor Centre located on 12492 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows.  Please go to for more information on Arte Vargas Glass Blowing.

Interested in starting a tourism business?

By Kristina, July 07th, 2011

Tourism is both an important and growing industry within British Columbia. Comprised of three main sectors – transportation, accommodation and attractions – tourism focuses on attracting visitors to the province, then meeting their needs and expectations while here. Government agencies, industry associations and retail and wholesale businesses are also integral to tourism.
Many things differ from a typical retail or service operation when developing a tourism business:
• The market is less readily defined, as it is subject to changing trends, the influence of high- and low- demand seasons and to varying consumer expectations
• The product is diverse, ranging from the development of a hotel to the marketing of ocean-kayaking adventure trips
• The scale is equally diverse, ranging from a one-person boat rental outfit to a resort with 500 employees
• The industry is resource dependent, with the overall management and retention of BC’s natural resources of utmost importance to the long-term viability of the tourism sector
• Many developments take place in less accessible and populated areas to take advantage of BC’s spectacular locations; a developer must often assess unusual access or servicing requirements

Do you have a great idea that would appeal to our tourists? Are you willing to take your farm gate sales to the next level?

Tourism Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows has put together information to assist you with your tourism business. Please visit our Industry page for information and resources.

Summer is here!!

By Kristina, July 05th, 2011

Come on by the Visitors Centre for 2 for 1 Ice Cream!! We are located at 12492 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows.