Maple Ridge Golden Ears Park
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From the tall mountainside slopes of Coquitlam, you can look out over the floodplains of the Pitt River. This is where you will find Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.
With over 160km of riding trails, Maple Ridge Park is known as the horse capital of Canada. For those who are interested in horseback riding, why not go for an hour or more ride on one of the many riding schools located outside the border of the park. If you are an experienced rider, you can do the horse ride without a guide. Be sure to watch out for cars when you cross any of the highways and stick to the road signs.
Golden Ears Provincial Park is perhaps one of the largest camping areas in British Columbia and much of recreational activities in the park are concentrated along the Alouette Lake. Bring along a fishing rod, or swim in the warm water of the lake. You can even drive a motor boat or water ski. The park also offers hiking, horseback riding and cycling trails.
Golden Ears Provincial Park comprised of several smaller parks. There is the Rolley Lake Provincial Park where you can go camping if you wish to sail or sailboard. The Kanaka Creek Regional Park is about 12km of creek, forest, sandstone, canyons and marshes and will appeal to the hardiest of hikers.
Bring along a picnic basket and comfortable shoes. You can also go kayaking as there are kayaks for rental as well as a fish hatchery for you to explore.
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