Maple Ridge’s favourite old-fashioned swimming holes

Davidson's Pool and Hot Rocks continue to be among Maple Ridge's favourite old-fashioned swimming holes, despite the creation of new and high-tech leisure facilities.

Tube riding on the gentle current of the South Alouette River at Davidson's Pool

Tube riding on the gentle current of the South Alouette River at Davidson's Pool

Davidson’s Pool and Hot Rocks continue to be among Maple Ridge’s favourite old-fashioned swimming holes, despite the creation of new and high-tech leisure facilities.

The first, Davidson’s Pool, is located in the 23700-block of 128 Crescent. You can still swim there or have a quiet picnic under the trees.

Drive east on 128 Avenue from 232 Street. Turn left on 128 Crescent and drive a few hundred metres to Davidson’s Pool. Gates are open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and parking is available.

Please note, the far bank of the river is private property.

And Hot Rocks is located just upstream, but accessed from the opposite side of the Alouette River from Davidson’s Pool. As is obvious from the name, Hot Rocks is one of the best sunning spots in town.

Hot Rocks is located in the 23700-block of Fern Crescent, east of Maple Ridge Park via 132 Avenue.

Some of the site lies on private property and there is very little roadside parking, including none on the south side of the road.