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The following map will assist in locating 12 wildlife viewing sites in the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. These sites are featured in the Visit Our Wildlife in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows - Northeast Greater Vancouver brochure. There is a series of Visit Our Wildlife brochures.

For wildlife viewing highlights and detailed directions to each site:

Detailed Location Map   (click here for a map showing the location of the above 12 viewing sites)
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General Information
    The communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are located in the lower Fraser Valley in the northeast section of the Greater Vancouver area. Situated along Lougheed Highway (Highway 7) and the Fraser River, and between Port Coquitlam and Mission, the Ridge-Meadows area is about a 60 minutes drive from Vancouver. Despite on-going urban growth, there are stlill large areas of farmland and numerous natural areas.

    This brochure contains information for 12 sites where you may visit our wildlife. These areas are recognized by British Columbia Wildlife Watch, the provincial wildlife viewing program, as sites offering good viewing and educational opportunities. Some of these sites are situated on or near private lands. Please keep to the roads and respect private property.

    The area covered in this brochure includes habitats from valley wetlands and streams to low mountain forests and rivers. Besides bird watching, there are many fish viewing opportunities.

Tourism Information

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    Chamber of Commerce Serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

    22238 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge, B.C. Canada V2X 2T2
    phone: (604) 463-3366
    fax: (604) 463-3201

    12492 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, B.C. Canada V3Y 2J4
    phone: (604) 460-8300
    fax: (604) 465-1106


Wildlife Are Everywhere

    While opportunities to observe or to learn about wildlife and fish populations are highlighted at 12 sites, remember, wildlife are everywhere. Visit these sites to develop your observation skills. Once you do, you will see, hear and find evidence of creatures everywhere you go.

    When visiting these areas please remember that you are visiting wild creatures in their home. Leave their homes clean, and keep your pets under control on a leash at all times.

    Some animals are only present for short periods of time, so it is best to plan your visit when they are at home.

Feeding Wildlife

    Feed yourself not the animals! Cheese puffs, candy bars and white bread are not what nature intended as a healthy diet for wildlife. If you think feeding wildlife is harmless, think again. When wild animals become dependent on handouts they may lose their natural fear of people and/or vehicles. This may put them, and you, into potentially dangerous situations. Instead, spend some time to watch and learn what natural foods they prefer.