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Mission, British Columbia

Mission, BC

Mission is a small town in the Fraser Valley that’s known for Stave Falls, Mission Raceway Park and Rolley Lake Provincial Park, plus lots of farmland.


The District of Mission

Mission is about an hour east of Vancouver (in good traffic) and just north of the Fraser River from Abbotsford. It was founded in 1892 and today has a population of close to 40,000.

The City of Mission is located on the unceded, traditional territories of the Katzie, Kwantlen, Leq’á:mel, Máthexwi, Semá:th and Sq’éwlets nations.


Places of Interest

Mission is a pretty town and popular places of interest include the following:

  • Fraser River Heritage Park – a park at 7494 Mary Street where community festivals usually take place.
  • Mission Raceway Park – a car race track at 32670 Dyke Road.
  • Rolley Lake Provincial Park – a park with a small lake and a nice campground.
  • Stave Falls – a BC Hydro hydroelectric power station.
  • Hayward Lake – also owned by BC Hydro, this lake is linked to Stave Lake Reservoir. It features floating bridges and a waterfall. Hayward Lake is a great place to spend a summer’s day. Enjoy hiking, boating, fishing, relaxing by the beach or swimming. There’s also an 18-kiliometre loop around the lake you can walk.


Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission
Fraser River Heritage Park


Mission Festivals & Events

Major festivals and events that take place in Mission most years include the following:

Mission is also home to a couple of really good haunted attractions around Halloween in October. There is the Mission Halloween Haunted House at the Silverdale Community Centre.


Silverdale Community Hall at Halloween
Silverdale Community Centre at Halloween


Other Information

To learn more about the community, see the District of Mission‘s website.

For more information about the area, click Fraser Valley.

Neighbouring municipalities include the following:

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