When I’m not spinning records for my two-year-old daughter and one-year-old son, I’m busy writing about them on my blog Rock ’n’ Rattle. We moved to Maple Ridge five years ago, and immediately fell in love with its parks, playgrounds and endless outdoor adventures. I recently quit my job as a communications writer to stay home with my kids and work on my freelance writing career. That is, if I can ever get the songs from Disney’s Frozen out of my head.
Angela’s picks around Maple Ridge
Perfect spot to meet a friend for coffee, share a dessert or grab some fresh seafood to take home for dinner.
23963 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge
Walk along the dyke, take a dip in the river and discover nature. The ideal outdoor outing for the whole family – including Rover.
132 Avenue and 210 Street at the Curve, Maple Ridge
A playground and waterpark for all ages. Plenty of grassy areas for sprawling and crawling. Pack mud gear for rainy day adventures.
23200 Fern Crescent, Maple Ridge
A colourful jungle of screaming insanity in the nearby city of Abbotsford. The best indoor place to wear kids of all ages out.
2043 Abbotsford Way # 5, Abbotsford
Delicious espresso and fresh coffee to keep you buzzing along with your kids all day. Check out open mic night every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
#101-24155 102nd Avenue, Maple Ridge
A small gelato and candy shop in a quaint residential neighbourhood. Grab a scoop with your little ones and head to a few nearby playgrounds.
24133 102 Avenue Maple Ridge
One of the biggest and best pumpkin patches in Metro Vancouver. Take the gumboots and head out early to avoid the traffic.
21145 128th Avenue, Maple Ridge