Maple Ridge is a fast developing gem of a city that offers its residents a unique opportunity for outdoor living with all of the amenities that one could expect from a modern, medium sized city. Its affordability as well as its proximity to Vancouver and other major cities in the Lower Mainland is also part of Maple Ridge’s allure. As the city continues to grow and develop so do the shopping opportunities. Here are some of the locations and a brief description of some of Maple Ridge’s most unique and popular places to shop.
Downtown – Haney
The downtown core of Maple Ridge is most definitely the trendiest place to shop in all of Maple Ridge. There are countless boutique stores that offer a wide range of selection and goods along 224 Street. Most of these stores are locally owned and operated and the business core of Haney supports the community of Maple Ridge in so many different facets. With a variety of shops to choose from, make sure to enjoy an afternoon browsing these stores and getting to know some of the local businesses and retailers in Maple Ridge’s downtown core.
Some of the highlights of the downtown core are 4 Cats art studio, Buttons and Bows and Allure. 4 Cats offers shoppers with a great selection of art supplies and hosts various art classes as well as birthday parties for children. For all of your fashion needs, Buttons and Bows is a great place to start. Buttons and Bows is a thrift store that has a wide selection of trendy boutique style clothes and accessories. Finally, Allure Hair Fashions offers numerous services from haircuts to coloring and foiling. Allure strives to provide excellent customer service while delivering the most current trends and methods. These are just a few of the many great services and shops you will find the next time you are in Haney.
To add to your overall shopping experience and to lend another unique layer to the downtown core, the business association of Maple Ridge provides shoppers and residents alike with various community minded events. One such event is Pianos on the Street where shoppers can enjoy and play public pianos while shopping and taking in the ambiance of Haney.
Haney Place Mall
Also located in Maple Ridge’s downtown is Haney Place Mall. Haney Place Mall offers shoppers everything from fashion to cellular phones. The mall contains a food court, grocery stores, banks and meets all of the needs of even the fussiest shopper. Walmart is the latest store to open in Haney Place Mall. Make sure to check the mall’s website for hours, store directory and location. The next time you are looking for that special something or just wanting to get out and enjoy a total shopping experience, look no further than Haney Place Mall.
Valley Fair Mall
Valley Fair Mall offers a great shopping experience with a picturesque setting. The mall is situated between Golden Ears Provincial Park and the Fraser River, giving shoppers an amazing shopping experience, complete with a stunning backdrop. Valley Fair Mall offers a grocery store, a liquor store, a pharmacy, banks and coffee shops. In addition to these larger retail services, the mall also has a wide range of independent and local retailers which provide shoppers with products and services that one will not find anywhere else in Maple Ridge. The quality and selection at Valley Fair Mall are what makes it the most unique shopping experience in the city.
Westgate is another shopping centre located in Maple Ridge. Westgate provides the community with over forty different retailers. These retailers range from grocery stores to dry cleaners as well restaurants, an animal hospital and financial institutions. In addition to these services, Westgate also provides shoppers with unique boutique stores that round out the selection you will find. Make sure to check the website for store directory, hours and location. One visit to Westgate provides any shopper with a great selection of goods and friendly, reliable service.
The community of Maple Ridge is a great place to lay down roots. An affordable real estate market, a great outdoor lifestyle and a modern city approach all make Maple Ridge one of the best places in all of the Lower Mainland to call home. A vibrant downtown core full of boutique experiences as well as modern shopping malls that offer a wide range of services and goods only adds to the already great ambiance and welcoming feeling of Maple Ridge.