Photo: Adam Breckels

Explore our community in ways you never thought possible.  Broaden your knowledge of local opportunities to be active and how to safely experience the many outdoor adventures that await you.  Navigate your way through our extensive dike system; ride horses, walk, and cycle amidst the beautiful natural scenery of the dikes.

The land surrounding our diking network is also habitat to an abundabce of wildlife and several species of birds.  These characteristics make our dike system a favourite area for naturalists and bird-watchers.

Cycling & Boating

Love to ride?  Pitt Meadows stives to create a community that is bike-friendly. With bike lanes on many streets, bike lockups at several local businesses and annual or recurring cycling events, Pitt Meadows is a great place to get out and enjoy your bike ride.

Pitt Meadows Cycling Map

Cycling Groups

Cyclists can get involved in advocacy, events, or just make new friends in these organizations.

HUB: Your Cycling Connection

The Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows chapter of HUB: Your Cycling Connection advocates for cycling-friendly amenities and events, and meets on the third Thursday of each month.  For more information contact Jackie at jchow23708@yahoo.ca, or visit their blog.

Find out about the City's Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan.

The Experience Cycle (ECC) - AIK Riding Club

The Experience Cycle (ECC) - AIK Riding Club is a great way to meet new athletes, share experiences and ride together as a group.

Cycling Events

Race the Ridge is the Ridge Meadow areas premiere cycling event. Visit Local Rides' website for information about future events and to find out how you can participate in Bike to Work Week, which is sponsored by the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition.

Boating

Pitt Meadows is surrounded by water; the Fraser River to the south and connecting with the Pitt River at its junction.  The City is so bisected by the two arms of the Alouette River, along with a number of other sloughs and waterways. 

Pitt Lake, on the city's northern boundary, is the largest tidal lake in North America; making boating a popular activity in Pitt Meadows.

Be a Responsible Boater

Every person who operates a motorized boat in Canada must obtain proof of competency.  You can obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card by passing  a Transport Canada accredited boating safety test. Getting your Operator Card proves that you are a competent boater and ensures that you understand Canada's navigation rules and how to boat safely.

Boaters can obtain their official Pleasure Craft Operator Card, commonly known as a boat license or boat card, by successfully passing the BOATsmart! exam.

Visit the website for more information.


Wetlands
Katzie Slough & Greenbelts

The greenbelt lands along the Katzie Slough are part of a planned Regional Greenways network.  By saving the necessary riparian vegetation to protect a significant waterway, we provide a band of much needed wildlife habitat, at the same time ensuring connectedness from one large habitat block to another.

Pitt Poulder Ecological Reserve

This reserve protects a granite outcrop surrounded by the typical marshes which once occupied most of this area.  Mammals commonly seen included black bear, black-tailed deer and a variety of bats. V arious waterfowl and songbirds occur here as well as an astounding array of plants, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects and other invertebrates.

Sturgeon Slough

This waterway has heritage significance as a traditional Katzie First Nation site, and is also an important venue for boating, canoeing and angling.

Grant Narrows

The six-kilometre area provides countless opportunities to view wildlife and the wide variety of vegetation and plants in the marsh.  The marsh and surrounding wetlands are reportedly home to more than 200 species of birds and waterfowl.  There are two viewing platforms on the trail.  A mountainside trail leads from the dike trail along the western slopes of the Malcolm Knapp UBC Research Forest.

Visit the website for more information.

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