ALBION is a rural community on the north shore of the FRASER R east of HANEY. The name refers to the ancient Greek and Roman name for Britain, and reflects the background of the pioneer settlers. The earliest, Samuel Robertson, planted an orchard (see TREE FRUITS) in 1858. A car ferry linked MAPLE RIDGE on the north side of the river with LANGLEY on the south from 1957 until it closed in 2009, replaced with the new, six-lane Golden Ears Bridge.

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