Maple Ridge, British Columbia
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Maple Ridge is a city in British Columbia, located in the northeastern section of Greater Vancouver between the Fraser River and the Golden Ears, which is a group of mountain summits which are the southernmost of the Garibaldi Ranges of the Coast Mountains. Maple Ridge’s population, in 2016 was . Its downtown core is known as Haney.
Maple Ridge is made up of several different historical areas including:
Some of these areas are identified with a cultural group. For instance, Albion and Webster’s Corner are represented by the many Finnish families that settled in the area. While Port Hammond is known for its small cottage-like mill houses originally built by the local mill to house its workers. Ruskin is the location of a community hall of the Sons of Norway, although the area was founded by English followers of John Ruskin. Kanaka Creek originally was a community for Kanaka employees of Fort Langley.
Port Haney, located adjacent to the Fraser River to the southwest of downtown Haney, and the site of the West Coast Express commuter rail station, is a heritage district created to protect some of the remaining buildings from earlier times. In addition to buildings already on-site when this was the steamboat landing as well as the CPR station, other heritage buildings from around the City of Maple Ridge were relocated to Port Haney to preserve them and enhance the heritage flavour of the location.