The community of Pitt Meadows is a member municipality of Metro Vancouver (formerly the Greater Vancouver Regional District), and is located 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Vancouver is the largest metropolitan area in British Columbia, the third largest in Canada and was home to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
The population of both the province of BC and Metro Vancouver are forecast to grow by approximately 35 percent by 2031 or by an average of 1.2 percent per year.
Pitt Meadows’s current population is approximately 18,200. The greatest population age range is 25-44, followed by the 45-64 age group. Pitt Meadows has a total labour force of approximately 9,000 and within a 30 minute commute a labour force of approximately 800,000.
In November 2009, a citizen survey was conducted by Ipsos Reid, a leading marketing research firm. Results revealed that 99 percent of residents rate the quality of life in Pitt Meadows favourably, with 49 percent saying “very good” and 50 percent saying “good.”
In response to regional growth, the province and regional authorities have made significant improvements to transportation networks, which have made Pitt Meadows more accessible than ever.
The Golden Ears Bridge provides easy access over the Fraser River to communities in the south, as well as Highway 1 (Trans Canada Highway) and four US border crossings. The Pitt River Bridge, part of the province’s Gateway Program, has significantly opened up east-west transportation movements between the Tri-Cities (Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam and Port Moody) and Metro Vancouver, as well as air and port transportation.
The bridges, combined with Pitt Meadows Regional Airport, an intermodal yard, available industrial lands and the ability to live and play within 10 minutes from home, position Pitt Meadows as an ideal location for investment.
Whether you’re planning to live or work in the community or conduct business locally, regionally, nationally or globally, Pitt Meadows is the natural place to set down your roots.
The City of Pitt Meadows welcomes new businesses whether they operate on a global scale or at a home-based level and will provide liaison with the right people and industry resources to help your business grow.