Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada is located in the northeastern section of Metro Vancouver (Vancouver Lower Mainland). The Pitt Meadows region is largely divided into two distinct sections - City of Pitt Meadows and the Pitt Meadows rural area. The city provides the services. The rural area consists of farming fields and agriculture.
The City rests on the banks of the Fraser River (southern boundary). The rural area extends north of the city butting up against the Pitt River and Pitt Lake (northern boundary). To the east of Pitt Meadows is the community of Maple Ridge (eastern boundary) and to the west is the confluence of the Fraser and Pitt Rivers (western boundary).
This region of Metro Vancouver is situated on low lying land, largely a flood plain, contained by a series of dykes and hemmed in by rivers. The landscape is home to wetlands (Codd and Pitt-Addington Wetlands), bogs and marshes. The Pitt-Addington Wetland nearest Pitt Lake is also a popular sanctuary for birds and wildlife.
Pitt Meadows is a very natural destination hence the community catchphrase - "The Natural Place". Much of the land is protected under provincial law. In fact... over 80% of the landmass in Pitt Meadows falls within the protected Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR).
The banks of the Fraser River and the surrounding fertile land were once the homes and feeding grounds for the First Nation people of British Columbia, Canada. In the Pitt Meadows region it was the Katzie and Whonnock First Nation people who thrived off the land. The European settlers arrived and began to farm the land in the late 1800s.
The agricultural community of Pitt Meadows and nearby, Maple Ridge provide many of the services important to travelers. Travel services include accommodations, pubs, restaurants, gas stations, banks, tours, internet, attractions, grocery stores, coffee shops, big box stores, shopping mall, liquor stores, boutique shops and transportation (airport, taxi, bus and sky train).
Culture, agri-tourism and organic farming are popular in the Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows region. Every year the region harvests quality produce, bakes goods and grows specialty items like cranberries, hazelnuts, seafood, organic goods, deli meats, grapes for wines, preserves, breads, honey, bedding plants and specialty trees.
There are farming tours, farm markets and organic producers. The region also enjoys a good selection of garden centres and various successful agricultural enterprises.
Pitt Meadows is home to many events and enjoys some impressive cultural venues. Some of the more popular venues attracting visitors to the region include a museum, 1936 Hoffman and Son Machine Shop and the Katzie Pictographs at Pitt Lake.
There are some parks, trails and green space areas in the and around the community of Pitt Meadows. Combine Maple Ridge with, nearby, Pitt Meadows and there are over 48+ kilometres of dykes to explore by foot or by bike.
Some of the parks, lakes and green space areas in and around Pitt Meadows include the Golden Ears Provincial Park, Thornhill Park, Grant Narrows Regional Park, Pitt Lake, Cottonwood Park and Linden Grove Park.
The rivers, lakes, wetlands and parks provide many opportunities for adventure including activities like birdwatching, cycling, fishing, horseback riding, golfing, farm tours, sky diving, mountain biking, bmx biking, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, swimming, camping, picnicking and hiking.