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Pitt Meadows is situated on the north side of the Fraser River between Port Coquitlam and Maple Ridge. It is bounded by the Alouette River to the north, the Fraser River to the south and the Pitt River to the west.

It comprises the communities of Hammond and Pitt Meadows. The population numbers approximately 13,800. The Lougheed Highway (Scenic 7) is the main route to Pitt Meadows. The Dewdney Trunk Road begins in Pitt Meadows, meandering eastward through Maple Ridge and into Mission. The Civic Centre comprises the Library, Municpal Hall and Community Centre.

Agriculture is vital to the area and its residents. Pitt Meadows farmers grow a variety of crops but are most famous for specialty crops such as blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and strawberries.

The dairy farmers produce substantial amounts of milk. Other farms support a wide variety of livestock such as beef, pigs, horses, sheep, goats, chickens and turkeys. The Fraser River also supports a commercial fishery. Forest products are a major resource sector.

The Pitt Meadows Airport is the only airport in the Fraser Valley that is located on the north side of the Fraser River. It offers a variety of services, including daily flights to Victoria, charter flights, helicopter rides, flying and parachuting lessons and sightseeing tours. There is also seaplane access.

The natural topography and physical features support boating, canoeing, water-skiing, fishing, swimming, bird-watching, cycling, walking and horse-back riding. The dykes along the river provide an extensive trail system for your enjoyment. There are many waterways to use and discover. The three golf courses are the Pitt Meadows Golf Club, Golden Eagle Golf Club and the Swan-E-Set Bay Resort.

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Pitt Meadows Civic Centre. Click the image for a larger view. Photograph courtesy Maurice Jassak. Many more Fraser Valley pictures may be found at See the Fraser Valley.

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