Golden Ears Provincial Park

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)

ALONG THE FRASER: Visiting the ‘jaws of hell’ on the Alouette

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)

SHARE: White mountain peaks indicate winter’s not too far off

Send us your photo showing how you view Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, and it could be featured soon

  • 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)
Talon helicopters assisted search and rescue in getting hikers off Golden Ears Mountain. (Special to The News)

Online map of Golden Ears could lead to helicopter rescue

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue warns about dangerous ‘trail’

Talon helicopters assisted search and rescue in getting hikers off Golden Ears Mountain. (Special to The News)
Stu Burgess is operations manager for Golden Ears and Rolley Lake Provincial Parks. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Golden Ears park operator hoping for better system to limit guests

Day use pass system deterred some, but still issues

Stu Burgess is operations manager for Golden Ears and Rolley Lake Provincial Parks. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue team members help the three hikers get off Golden Ears Mountain. (Special to The News)

Helicopter rescue from Golden Ears Mountain

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue helps trio of hikers

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue team members help the three hikers get off Golden Ears Mountain. (Special to The News)
Stu Burgess, operations manager for Golden Ears and Rolley Lake Provincial Parks, says anyone planning to visit Golden Ears Provincial Park should have a day pass. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Day passes are being checked at Golden Ears Provincial Park: Operator

Checks are being done at the front gate and in the parking lots of the popular park

Stu Burgess, operations manager for Golden Ears and Rolley Lake Provincial Parks, says anyone planning to visit Golden Ears Provincial Park should have a day pass. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Golden Ears provincial park was closed to traffic Sunday morning Aug. 2, 2020 due to what RCMP called a ‘medical incident’ (Maple Ridge News file)
Golden Ears provincial park was closed to traffic Sunday morning Aug. 2, 2020 due to what RCMP called a ‘medical incident’ (Maple Ridge News file)
Thousands of people have been flocking to Golden Ears park. (Roxanne Hooper-BLACK PRESS)
Thousands of people have been flocking to Golden Ears park. (Roxanne Hooper-BLACK PRESS)
With the volume of traffic heading up to Golden Ears Provincial Park each weekend, residents along Fern Crescent are often blocked in their own properties, left waiting to get out for long stretches of time. (The News files)

LETTER: Residents held hostage by Golden Ears park weekend traffic

Council is out to lunch if it classifies two-laned narrow Fern Crescent as an arterial route

  • Jul 21, 2020
With the volume of traffic heading up to Golden Ears Provincial Park each weekend, residents along Fern Crescent are often blocked in their own properties, left waiting to get out for long stretches of time. (The News files)
Rescue from Edge Peak. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue photo)

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue delayed one hour responding to a call in Golden Ears Provincial Park on Saturday

The rescue team was stuck behind a lineup of vehicles waiting to get into park

Rescue from Edge Peak. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue photo)
Golden Ears Provincial Park in Maple Ridge is one of B.C.’s busiest. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Golden Ears Provincial Park in Maple Ridge is one of B.C.’s busiest. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Stu Burgess, operations manager for Golden Ears and Rolley Lake Provincial Parks, says anyone planning to visit either park this weekend should expect lineups. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Record numbers flock to Golden Ears Provincial Park

Rolley Lake Provincial Park busy as well, lineups expected this weekend

Stu Burgess, operations manager for Golden Ears and Rolley Lake Provincial Parks, says anyone planning to visit either park this weekend should expect lineups. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Thousands of people have been flocking to Golden Ears park. (Roxanne Hooper-BLACK PRESS)
Thousands of people have been flocking to Golden Ears park. (Roxanne Hooper-BLACK PRESS)
Golden Ears Provincial Park in Maple Ridge is one of B.C.’s busiest. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Golden Ears Provincial Park in Maple Ridge is one of B.C.’s busiest. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)