Golden Ears Provincial Park, Maple Ridge

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A lush provincial park full of recreational opportunities, Golden Ears Provincial Park showcases a dense, rugged forest terrain full of towering western hemlock trees. The park serves as home to various wildlife including deer, beavers, black bears, and mountain goats. Visit the lake if you're interested in swimming; expect to see people windsurfing, waterskiing, canoeing, and fishing as well. Hike through the forest, choosing from a wide selection of trails, or traverse the gravel roads dedicated to horseback riding. You can bed down overnight at one of the campgrounds, which offer vehicle access and basic amenities. Plan your Golden Ears Provincial Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Maple Ridge using our Maple Ridge trip itinerary planner .
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  • The Golden Ears Park in Maple Ridge is an amazing family getaway. The park offers abundant areas for recreation, hiking, swimming, boating and just playing on an open safe beach. Areas such as NORTH B...  more »
  • Great place to go for a picnic or a good canoe ride. There is no concession there so bring along food and drink.  more »
  • Good weather, autumn colours, very Canadian. Well maintained public and park areas.Good walking tracks.  more »
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  • Beautiful location, beautiful setting. Great staff. Go mid-week to avoid the madness. One of the first parks I've gone to where I've been pleasantly surprised to find that the campsites are rather nicely spaced. Long weekends can be busy, especially when the locals arrive in their speed boats that think that we're all paying attention. Be prepared for rain as higher elevation and upslope conditions can surprise you after a few days of sun. Overall a beautiful park that's well run and well looked after.
  • Interesting approach Park service has. Instead of cleaning up the road in winter they just close the park and post no information about it. You only know the park is closed after driving all the way from your home and facing closed gates! No information if Park is closed or not posted online, all I could see is normal winter hours. Another thing this park promises year around camping, but guess what, excluding winter because some effort has to be made to clean the road.
  • 👍 Better than Lynn Valley in North Vancouver in my opinion. West canyon trail is better than Gold Creek for a more challenging hike. Alder flats is awesome but the river dries up in mid summer. You can still see the glaciers though. Still amazing and if you go up the river you'll find water 💦 Also an amazing fall/winter hike but gates close at 5:30 now.
  • Very attractive, beautiful and a wonderful natural place. Every nature and the forests invites you to visit it and to refresh the nice air. I hope you will be satisfied what you are seeing here. If you plan at summer time to visit this place you are a very clever person. I am sure you like this place, and will enjoying the situations of trees movement.
  • Another national treasure. Easy access by driving theoih the mountains and forests of BC. This place gets more popular every time I come here. Pick up your garbage people! Some horse trails here. Leave the bikes at home. Outhouses are placed at strategic locations. Good variety of hikes with various difficulty levels. Bring some swimming gear for hot days but take care near the water falls.

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Where to stay in Maple Ridge

Catering to outdoorsy types rather than luxury lovers, the city primarily provides simple, no-frills options, such as motels and hotels along Highway 7. A great way to dive right into the landscape is to stay at the campsite in the provincial park northeast of town.
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