Historic cemetery tours

Join Erica Williams, local history expert and president of the Maple Ridge Historical Society,
on a walking tour of the Maple Ridge Cemetery.

Cemetery tours are the first Saturday of every month. The next tour will be June 4. Register here.

Maple Ridge has one of the oldest continuously operated cemeteries in the Lower Mainland. We will explore a variety of pioneering families with the oldest burials being at the southern end. The tour will also look at design and symbolism as well as the different types of materials used in the grave markers and how they hold up over time.

The entrance to this section is between the two large maples which is where the tour starts. Guests will meet at the gates at the end of 214 street (just off Dewdney Trunk Road) and join Erica for an approximately 75 minute walking tour.

These tours are offered as a free learning opportunity for locals about their history. Everyone is welcome and cash donations for the Maple Ridge Historical Society will be accepted.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SIGN UP INFO WHEN NEW TOURS ARE SCHEDULED.

PLEASE NOTE:

– Families are welcome! But this tour is more suited for teens and adults, as it includes an in depth discussion of history; it would not be of interest to young children.

– Please dress for the weather; it will go ahead in light rain. However, incase of heavy rain , it will be cancelled and guests will be notified by email 2 hours before the tour is scheduled to begin.

– Questions? Please email mrmeventplanner@gmail.com with the subject “Cemetery Tour” or phone the museum at 604-463-5311

– To learn more about the museum and the Historical Society, visit www.mapleridgemuseum.org

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