Located 10 kilometres north of Maple Ridge, this ecological marvel spans more than 62,000 hectares (compared to Stanley Park’s mere 405 hectares). In addition to three campgrounds, Golden Ears offers prime hiking and cycling trails, while the beach at Alouette Lake is a popular destination for swimming, canoeing and kayaking, picnicking, and much more. Better yet, it’s in easy driving distance of Langley and much of the Fraser Valley. bcparks.ca
Buy here: 2020 average assessed value of a single-family home in Maple Ridge: $814,000 (up 6%).
By Michael White