Golden Ears Provincial Park
Highway 7 North, Maple Ridge, BC
One of the province's largest parks offers a wealth of outdoor activities.
|Neighbourhood |||Maple Ridge|
Profile Last Updated: June 12, 2008
As one of the largest parks in the province, Golden Ears Provincial Park is prized for its recreational opportunities. The extensive system of trails within the park provides an excellent opportunity for hiking and horseback riding. Alouette Lake is a popular spot for swimming, windsurfing, water-skiing, canoeing, boating, fishing and mountain biking. The park also has three large campgrounds. Natural vegetation is typical of the coastal western Hemlock forest of B.C. and the mountainous backcountry is extremely rugged.
How to Get There
Golden Ears Provincial Park lies in the Coast Mountains, 11 km north of Maple Ridge, on the north side of the Fraser River. Access to the park is by vehicle via Highway 7 or Dewdney Trunk Road through the Municipality of Maple Ridge. If heading west, turn right onto 232nd and if heading east, turn left onto 232nd; then turn right onto Fern Crescent and follow the road into the park. The closest communities, towns and cities are Maple Ridge, Mission and Pitt Meadows.
For mountain biking enthusiasts, don't miss the trail which crosses Alouette Mountain Fire Access Trail, the Switchback Trail and the Eric Dunning Loop. It's a challenging, intermediate ride and a great way to improve your riding skills.