Golden Ears Provincial Park

Ken Nunes is one of hundreds who venture out onto Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park when the sun comes out. “Here’s how I see Maple Ridge,” he said. (Special to The News)

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  • May 9, 2021

 

Maple Ridge’s Sherry Brosnan captured this picture of Gold Creek in Golden Ears Provincial Park, as a light fog rolls over the water. (Special to The News)

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  • May 8, 2021

 

Rex, an elderly golden Labrador retriever, is surrounded by his rescuers in Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Dog survives plunge over Gold Creek Lower Falls in Maple Ridge

Fire chief asks for visitors to be more cautious in Golden Ears Provincial Park

 

Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue were conducting training operations at Gold Creek Falls when a firefighter broke their leg on April 14. (Eileen Robinson photo - Special to The News)

Person stranded on sandbar after going over falls in Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge fire and B.C. Ambulance attend water rescue in Golden Ears park

Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue were conducting training operations at Gold Creek Falls when a firefighter broke their leg on April 14. (Eileen Robinson photo - Special to The News)
Stu Burgess is operations manager for Golden Ears and Rolley Lake Provincial Parks. (The News files)

Golden Ears park camping to be limited to those in local health region

Fraser Health Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health now considered one region

Stu Burgess is operations manager for Golden Ears and Rolley Lake Provincial Parks. (The News files)
Maple Ridge’s Rob Chilton snapped this scenic from the a bridge in Golden Ears Provincial Park. The completion of a bridge over Gold Creek in late-2015 connected the East Canyon and West Canyon Trails and it’s now possible for hikers to do a loop through this area of the park. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 19, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Rob Chilton snapped this scenic from the a bridge in Golden Ears Provincial Park. The completion of a bridge over Gold Creek in late-2015 connected the East Canyon and West Canyon Trails and it’s now possible for hikers to do a loop through this area of the park. (Special to The News)
Jim Jensen recently took a leisurely and peaceful paddle on Alouette Lake, in Maple Ridge’s Golden Ears Provincial Park, and marvelled at the beauty of nature. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 18, 2021
Jim Jensen recently took a leisurely and peaceful paddle on Alouette Lake, in Maple Ridge’s Golden Ears Provincial Park, and marvelled at the beauty of nature. (Special to The News)
Monty Little continues to be taken aback by how quickly the weather can change in Canada. “One moment it would be raining cats and dogs, then the sun would pop out, and later in the day, a hail storm.” One day recently it was cold and windy with blue skies and afternoon clouds. Then, it started to snow lightly, blanketing the Golden Ears. “Ya gotta love this place called Canada,” he said, sharing his picture. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 13, 2021
Monty Little continues to be taken aback by how quickly the weather can change in Canada. “One moment it would be raining cats and dogs, then the sun would pop out, and later in the day, a hail storm.” One day recently it was cold and windy with blue skies and afternoon clouds. Then, it started to snow lightly, blanketing the Golden Ears. “Ya gotta love this place called Canada,” he said, sharing his picture. (Special to The News)
Golden Ears park is expected to be busy again this summer. (The News files)
Golden Ears park is expected to be busy again this summer. (The News files)
Michael Babor and Angela and Randy Massey protested the B.C. Parks decision to eliminate first-come, first-serve camping in Golden Ears Provincial Park during peak season, from mid-May to Labour Day. (The News Files)

Frustrations with reservation system, shut out of Golden Ears park

But there will be first come, first serve sites says operator

Michael Babor and Angela and Randy Massey protested the B.C. Parks decision to eliminate first-come, first-serve camping in Golden Ears Provincial Park during peak season, from mid-May to Labour Day. (The News Files)
Ron Paley didn’t let the rain stop him from exploring Golden Ears Park on Alouette Mountain recently. (Special to The News)

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  • Feb 27, 2021
Ron Paley didn’t let the rain stop him from exploring Golden Ears Park on Alouette Mountain recently. (Special to The News)
Discover Camping reservation service opens March 8 for the 2021 camping season. (The News files)

Camping reservations for B.C. parks opens March 8

Busy season expected again this year for Golden Ears Provincial Park in Maple Ridge

Discover Camping reservation service opens March 8 for the 2021 camping season. (The News files)
Golden Ears Provincial Park. (The News file)

Record numbers flock to Golden Ears park this winter

Thousands more vehicles enter park than in previous years

Golden Ears Provincial Park. (The News file)
Horse riders are struggling to find parking for their vehicles and trailers in Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Crystal Ireland/Special to The News)

Solution found for horse woes in Maple Ridge park

Efforts afoot to ensure equine parking in Golden Ears park

Horse riders are struggling to find parking for their vehicles and trailers in Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Crystal Ireland/Special to The News)
The BC Hydro Dam at Alouette Lake. (The News files)

Alouette Lake boaters may be left high and dry

Hydro plans may bring down water levels of Maple Ridge lake in future summers

The BC Hydro Dam at Alouette Lake. (The News files)
Horse riders are struggling to find parking for their vehicles and trailers in Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Crystal Ireland/Special to The News)

Petition for equestrian parking spaces in Maple Ridge park gets huge response

Horse riders say their parking lots have been overtaken by cars in Golden Ears Provincial Park

Horse riders are struggling to find parking for their vehicles and trailers in Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Crystal Ireland/Special to The News)
On Christmas Day, Vikki McNamara sang Mariah Carey’s iconic Christmas song All I Want For Christmas Is You to the delight of onlookers in Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Woman sings iconic Christmas song to the delight of onlookers in Golden Ears Provincial Park

Vikki McNamara sang Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You on Christmas Day

On Christmas Day, Vikki McNamara sang Mariah Carey’s iconic Christmas song All I Want For Christmas Is You to the delight of onlookers in Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Special to The News)
Rachel and Ryan Neufeld plunged into Alouette Lake for the New Year. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Welcoming the New Year at Alouette Lake in Maple Ridge

Handfuls of people plunged into the water on New Year’s Day in Golden Ears Provincial Park

Rachel and Ryan Neufeld plunged into Alouette Lake for the New Year. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Les Haddad shared this picture of Maple Ridge’s Alouette Lake as he saw it recently, looking south from the Florence Lake forestry road. (Special to The News)

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A local environmentalist again argues his point that a fish ladder over the dam is a must

  • Dec 5, 2020
Les Haddad shared this picture of Maple Ridge’s Alouette Lake as he saw it recently, looking south from the Florence Lake forestry road. (Special to The News)
Gary Ordog shares a picture of the white covered peaks of the Golden Ears mountains as seen from Neaves Road in Pitt Polder. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 20, 2020
Gary Ordog shares a picture of the white covered peaks of the Golden Ears mountains as seen from Neaves Road in Pitt Polder. (Special to The News)