The summer is when the people living in Maple Ridge connect with one another and with some of the best outdoor adventures that the city has to offer. On any given day, you’ll find people exploring the local lakes by kayak or on foot. People spend time milling about the local bistro, chatting with their neighbors over farm-fresh vegetables and eggs and taking in some history at the local museums. But that only scratches the surface. If you are looking for something cool to do, whether you are relocating here and building a custom home or just visiting, take a look at the city’s upcoming activities.

1. Start the Day Right

Big Feast Bistro is the place in town to find delicious food and friendly conversation. Start your day with a treat like the Little Feast Waffle or the Smoked Salmon Quiche. Order them with one of the bistro’s organic teas or assorted coffee drinks.

Not in the mood for breakfast? No problem. The bistro serves every meal under the sun. Try a burger. If you are vegan, give the raw spaghetti and greens a try. Pair these meals with a glass of wine or a cold microbrew.

2. Kanaka Creek Riverfront Trail

Stretch your legs and your imagination on this wooded trail. Paths weave in and out of trees, bringing you down to the shore of the riverfront, before taking you across a rocky stream, and deeper into the woods. In some places along the trail, the water is as smooth as glass. In others, it babbles and winds its way to its destination around a distant bend. Bring a backpack full of snacks or lunch and spend the day adventuring.

3. Get Your Wild On

Wild Play counts as one of the more heart-pumping activities you can do in the summer here. This zipline course include 62 aerial games, nine ziplines, and a 40-foot jump. If you are really feeling nervy, try a bungy jump or take a ride on the primal swing. After trying one of those activities, the aerial adventure courses will seem like nothing.

4. Formosa Farms

One of the challenges facing the modern human is the disconnect between the food we eat and where it comes from. When you visit Formosa Farms, you are transported back to a time when people grew and picked their own fruits and vegetables. This U-Pick farm allows people to visit an organic blueberry farm and pick their own fruit. The farm also grows certified organic crops, including apples, grapes, strawberries and pears, to name but a few.

5. Haney House Museum

Haney House Museum is a historic house that belonged to Thomas Haney, who built the home for his family. He modeled it after his family’s home in Ontario. The Haney House still looks and feels like a home inside, giving museum visitors a taste of what life was like in the years before the turn of the 20th century. It’s filled with interesting artifacts, each of which tells a story in its own right.

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You will never be bored when you visit Maple Ridge in the summer. It is the perfect place to play in the warmer months of 2018 and an even better place to live. Alair Homes Maple Ridge builds beautiful custom homes in this area suited for various sized families and many different budgets. Contact us to learn more. Why not make here your home and enjoy all that Maple Ridge has to offer all year long?