heritage week 2022

Berry pickers in Maple Ridge, 1936 (P06658)

Join us for this national week of heritage commemoration and celebration from February 21 to 27, 2022.

Heritage Walking Tours:

Downtown Maple Ridge: Sunday, February 20th @ 2PM registration is available here.
Maple Ridge Cemetery: Saturday, February 26th @ 2PM registration is available here.

Due to limitations in group size, advance registration is required and each tour has a 15 person limit. Tours are free, but a cash donation to the Maple Ridge Historical Society is appreciated.

Visit the museum:

Come by the Maple Ridge Museum to view our permanent collection of local artifacts, learn stories about our community’s history, and view the incredible model train diorama. Regular opening hours are Thursdays through Sundays, 10AM to 4PM. Admission is by donation.

Check out our newly accessible archival space!

The staff at the Maple Ridge Museum and Community Archives have recently undertaken the task of cleaning out and converting the Brickyard Office on the museum site into a fully functioning and accessible community archives space. Built as the Haney Brick and Tile Company Office in 1935, the building has since worked as office space and storage. After cleaning out and restoring some of the original 1930’s interior design features, the space is being equipped with the help of a Maple Ridge Community Foundation Grant. While we are excited to have this space dedicated to the archives, the entire archives does not fit in the this building. Only about 70% of the archives will be available in this new space. Once the archives opens, community members will be able to come to search the archives, get the help of archives professionals, and interact with the archives itself. The space will operate by appointment only until COVID restrictions lift and then it will be drop in during open hours. Call the museum or email mrmuseum@gmail.com for more information.

Be sure to also visit the Heritage BC website for more information about getting involved in this important week!