As a small agricultural community on the north side of the Fraser River, Pitt Meadows is distinguished by its relatively tranquil culture and history.
From its origins as First Nations territory to its current status as a thriving bedroom community of Vancouver (just 45 minutes to the west), Pitt Meadows has remained lush, fertile, and welcoming beneath the backdrop of the Coast Mountains. Today, it's closely associated with neighbouring Maple Ridge.
The First Nations
The original inhabitants of the Pitt Meadows area were members of the Katzie Nation, tied closely to the Sto:lo people of the Fraser Valley. The Kwantlen Nation also had a significant presence here. For centuries, the Aboriginals engaged in hunting, fishing, and farming along the Fraser River. They occupied at least 10 villages in the area.