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What is culture in Maple Ridge? Culture embraces what defines us as a community and begins with our unique sense of place and identity, going beyond the arts and programming.
Culture is who we are and how we live. Maple Ridge is a rapidly evolving and growing ‘edge city’ with a strong community aspiration to preserve, celebrate and leverage our rural and agricultural heritage. Surrounded by natural beauty and incredible mountain vistas, we are known for our small town atmosphere that celebrates a full range of outdoor culture, arts and heritage.
Maple Ridge has a dynamic arts, photography, theatre and culture scene. They offer a wealth of opportunities to immerse yourself with new ideas, explore new points of view and maybe even change your outlook on life.
The arts represent an outlet of expression that is usually influenced by culture and which in turn helps to change culture. As such, the arts are a physical manifestation of the internal creative impulse. Major constituents of the arts include literature – including photography, poetry, novels and short stories and epics; performing arts – among them music, dance and theatre; culinary arts such as baking, chocolatiering, and winemaking; media arts like photography and cinematography and visual arts – including drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpting.
Some art forms combine a visual element with performance (e.g. film) and the written word (e.g. comics).
From prehistoric cave paintings to modern day films, art serves as a vessel for storytelling and conveying humankind's relationship with its environment.
Explore Pitt Meadows near Vancouver BC 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 abundance of wildlife and several species of birds.
These characteristics make our dike system a favorite area for photographers, naturalists and bird-watchers.
Only a quick two hour flight from Hollywood, USA, there's a reason why the Greater Vancouver region is the third largest film production area in North America.
The City of Pitt Meadows offers a wide range of filming locations. From the pristine waters of North America's largest tidal lake to a fast paced urban center with a unique heritage area, this small yet progressive community boasts an astonishing array of locations.
The growing film industry brings jobs and revenue to the city benefiting our community as a whole.
Not to mention the positive impact on local businesses who are serving and meeting the needs of large production companies, photographers and film crews. Ever considered having your property in a motion picture? Apply with Creative BC. to have your home listed as a possible location.