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Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

With beautiful views of Golden Ears mountain peaks nestled at the southern end of the snow-capped Garbaldi Coast mountain ranges, you’ll find the city of Maple Ridge and neighbouring community of Pitt Meadows. Located on nature’s doorstep, the area boasts unique cultural roots and a vibrant city life with a stunning backdrop. An ideal place to call home for the outdoor enthusiast.

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Located on the north side of the Fraser River with the Township of Langley across, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are nestled at the south end of the famous Garibaldi Coast mountain ranges. These unified communities are easily accessible via the Golden Ears bridge and major highways from neighbouring cities. A destination along the scenic highway 7 (Scenic Route 7), Maple Ridge borders Port-Coquitlam (Tri-Cities) to the west and the rural city of Mission to the east, and is only 45 minutes (40 km) from Vancouver’s city centre and 30 minutes to the USA border.
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are home to over 100,000 residents.
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows boast a scenic backdrop with access to stunning lakes and picturesque hiking making the city a destination for tourism and film/television industries. Other prosperous sectors include commercial and retail, construction and real-estate development, agriculture, food and beverage, manufacturing, and technology.
There is no shortage of scenic outings in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Visit Golden Ears Provincial Park, one of the largest in the province, with an extensive network of trails for hiking and horseback riding. Spend the day kayaking or fishing on one of the many other lakes in the area, such as Alouette Lake, or visit a local golf course, museum, or take the kids to WildPlay for a day of ziplining adventures and courses. Home to numerous species of wildlife, discover the wide-spread diking network throughout the communities on foot or bicycle.
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have a number of public and private schools from kindergarten through to grade 12.
Post-secondary education is available through BCIT and Douglas College satellite campuses, and a number of continuing education and workplace skills training programs.
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Ridge Meadows Hospital

Ridge Meadows Hospital has 157 acute care beds. Services offered: medical, surgery, ambulatory care procedures, 24/7 emergency services with 43,672 visits annually.

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Muriel, OR Nurse
I work in a smaller community-based hospital (Ridge Meadows Hospital). Working at a smaller site allows you to really get to know the people you work with. There is real camaraderie between all levels of staffing, which allows us to work well with each other and we genuinely have each other’s backs. We are like one big working family.

I live in the community that I work. Working in a smaller community-based hospital makes me feel that I am actually contributing to [help] the people where I live. 

If you like critical thinking, learning new skills in an ever-changing surgical nursing field and enjoy having a varied work day, every day, with a set schedule of shifts and being on-call, then OR nursing may be the perfect career for you.”
Muriel, OR Nurse, Ridge Meadows Hospital
Sources
Statistics Canada, 2016 (Retrieved from https://www.citypopulation.de/en/canada/cities/britishcolumbia/, February 2021)
City of Maple Ridge, 2021 (Retrieved from https://www.mapleridge.ca/1339/Industries, February 2021)
Scenic 7, 2021 (Retrieved from https://scenic7bc.com/communities/maple-ridge/, February 2021)
*Reporting Library. Provided by Integrated Analytics, August 2019.