Pitt Meadows is located in the Lower Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver.  It is a primarily agricultural area, situated on the north side of the Fraser River at its junction with the Pitt River.  The City is also 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.  Along the community's northeast edge lies the Thompson Mountain Range.

Pitt Meadows is considered the "gateway" to the Fraser Valley and is forty minutes by West Coast Express passenger train service and one hour by car from Vancouver's downtown area and Stanley Park.

We acknowledge that Pitt Meadows is located on the traditional unceded territory of Katzie First Nation.

Land Size and Use

Pitt Meadows is comprised of 8,825 hectares of land and water.  It is primarily lowlands with some higher elevations in the northern part of the rural and urban areas.  Seventy-eight  percent of the land mass in Pitt Meadows is in the BC Agricultural Land Reserve and thus, farming is a big industry in Pitt Meadows.

Pitt Meadows farms grow a variety of crops and is probably best known for its greenhouses and small fruit; namely, the delicious blueberries and cranberries we produce.

As Pitt Meadows is primarily lowlands and is bordered on two sides by rivers, it has over 40 km of dykes.  These dikes not only protect the community from flooding, but provide a unparalleled multi-use trail system alongside some of Canada's most productive, lush farmland.  The trails wind alongside spectacular marshes and wildlife and offer magnificent views of the mountains to the North.

The Pitt Meadows Regional Airport occupies about 303 hectares and has three runways in service and a control tower operated by Nav Canada personnel.

Urban Areas

Most residents of Pitt Meadows live in an urban town centre area that is surrounded by agricultural land; this is a key demonstration of the City's concentrated land use.  About 85% of residents live in the 404-hectacre core urban area, resulting in a population density of approximately 33 persons per hectare.  The remainder of the residents live in the rural area, which makes up nearly 8,425 hectares.  The rural area therefore has a population density of approximately one person for every four hectares.

100-18799 Airport Way
Pitt Meadows Community Church
12109 Harris Road
Heritage Location, Municipal Designation
This church was originally built by the Seventh Day Adventists. William Manson, a member of the Maple Ridge Dyking District and later...
Pitt Meadows General Store
12294 Harris Road. Now the Pitt Meadows Museum.
Heritage Location, Municipal Designated
Now the home of the Pitt Meadows Musueum, The General Store and Post Office building has stood next to the CPR tracks on Harris Road since...
12460 Harris Road
Heritage Location, Municipal Registered
The Pitt Meadows Municipal Hall is a landmark on Harris Road, and reflects the growth and development of the community, which by the 1930s...
13414 Harris Road
Heritage Location, Municipal Registered
Built circa 1927, this former one-room rural school house is the most intact of the three early twentieth century schools that remain in...
Pitt Polder Pump Station
Heritage Location, Other Important Sites
  The Pumping Station reflects the importance of dyking systems to the agricultural industry, the growth of Pitt Meadows as a community,...
Of Importance (not registered)
Rannie Road at Sturgeon Slough -- once the site of William Rannie's dream of reclamation in Diking District one and then also the site of...
12460 Harris Road
Heritage Location, Of Importance (not registered)
Royal Oak Trees are valued for their ties to the monarchy of the Commonwealth and as a commemoration of the coronation on May 12, 1937 of...
Schlick Hardware
12534 Harris Road
Heritage Location, Municipal Registered
The Schlick Hardware building dates to about 1933, when Austrian immigrant Ben Schlick (1894-1970) opened his garage and blacksmith shop on...

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