Bald Eagles in a tree
For casual bird watchers and committed ornithologists alike, Maple Ridge and neighbouring Pitt Meadows offer great opportunities for bird watching.
Try areas like Grant Narrows Regional Park, the Pitt Polder, and Whonnock Lake Park for an impressive range of local and migratory birds year-round.
Grant Narrows Regional Park
Situated where the Pitt River joins the south end of Pitt Lake, Grant Narrows Regional Park abounds with protected marshland. Whether walking or cycling, explore dyke trails beneath pristine coastal mountains and discover the 200-plus species of birds and waterfowl that call the Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area home.
Possible sightings include warblers, thrushes, sparrows, orioles, trumpeter swans and more. Climb one of the wooden observation towers to catch a glimpse of nesting ospreys between May and August.
To get to Grant Narrows Regional Park, head north from the Lougheed Highway on Harris Road, take a right on McNeil Road, go left on Rannie Road, and drive to the end. Exploring Pitt Lake by canoe or kayak is a popular summertime option.