Maple Ridge has a dynamic arts, theatre and culture scene. We offer a wealth of opportunities to immerse yourself with new ideas, explore new points of view and maybe even change your outlook on life.
MUSEUMS, CULTURE & FIRST NATION HISTORY
The Maple Ridge Museum is housed in the 1907 manager's home for the Port Haney Brick and Tile Company, which operated until 1977. After demolition of the brick works, the land and two remaining buildings were donated to the City by the Baynes family for a park. The main floor tells the story of the Katzie First Nation and the pioneer settlement period, as well as industry and displays of household goods. On the lower level of the museum is a late 1920s era model railway diorama showing the strong influence of the CPR on the area's growth plus the role of railway logging. Learn more about historical tours and Maple Ridge’s history.
PERFORMING ARTS (Music, Theatre & Concerts)
Drama and artistic expression through music, dance and theatre have long been appreciated in Maple Ridge. Facilities like The ACT Arts Centre have been thriving for over a decade and contribute to the cultural experiences in Maple Ridge.
In addition to The ACT Arts Centre, there are numerous dance and music studios that perform at various venues year-round. We have an outdoor theatre in the country and concert bands that enlighten the crowds in the Maple Ridge parks and at our festivals. Performing Arts in Maple Ridge is an experience to be had by all ages.
VISUAL, URBAN & PUBLIC ART
Public art can add an element of emotion to our lives. Whether we see a piece of art on our way to work, sitting in a park for lunch or just running day to day errands, art encourages thought and emotion. Visual, Urban and Public art enlightens us and can take on a variety of forms.
There are several Public Art installations around Maple Ridge and many beautiful murals throughout the City.
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