From world-recognized athletes and actors to thriving musicians, local talent abounds in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
- Cam Neely, an NHL hockey all-star with the Boston Bruins, grew up in Maple Ridge.
- Homegrown baseball hero Larry Walker played for the Montreal Expos, Colorado Rockies, and St. Louis Cardinals during a decorated 16-year career.
- The late Greg Moore, who became a top Indy and CART driver in the late 1990s.
- Brendan Morrison, among the most popular and talented Vancouver Canucks from 2000 to 2008 grew up in Pitt Meadows.
- Canadian country stars Elmer Tippe (father) and Rick Tippe (son) are both from Maple Ridge.
- Heavy metal icon Devin Townsend of Strapping Young Lad and rocker Matthew Good are both Maple Ridge residents.
- Molly Parker, a gifted and versatile actress, grew up in Maple Ridge.
- Andrew Ladd, a professional ice hockey player born in Maple Ridge, currently playing for the Atlanta Thrashers in the NHL.