Thornhill Trails Granted Heritage Status

Three historic horse trails in the Thornhill area, built by the HHA, have been awarded Heritage Status by the Maple Ridge Heritage Commission: George’s Way, Tower Trail and Bear Ridge Trail.

We thank all of our Haney Horsemen pioneers, with leadership from David John Smith, Bill Archibald, and the late Sherman Olson for their vision and efforts over the last 50 years to build, maintain and protect these routes for future generations. Ensuring the preservation of this network of beautiful trails as a natural heritage resource for future generations is the HHA’s top priority.

The Maple Ridge 2019 Community Heritage Awards ceremony was held on Feb. 21. Our nominees, George’s Way, Tower Trail and Bear Ridge Trail, were each honoured and recognized in the category of Heritage Landscape/Natural Heritage Resource.

Our equestrian community club’s passion for trail stewardship has deep roots and our decades of commitment to the municipality has succeeded in making Maple Ridge the “Horse Trail Capital of British Columbia” (see The record of volunteerism by long-serving members of the HHA is unmatched by any other community group in Maple Ridge’s history of outdoor recreation.

Read more about the 2019 Heritage Awards in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News:

View more photos from the Awards Ceremony and images of the Heritage Trails in the Photo Gallery on this website.