Cascade Falls Regional Park, Mission

Mission

Mission is situated on the north bank of the Fraser River, overlooking the Fraser Valley with popular attractions that include the Powerhouse at Stave Falls, Mission Raceway Park, and the Circle Farm Tour. Outdoor activities abound here. Many hiking trails are located in the area, and the fishing in the Fraser River and surrounding lakes is second to none. The area houses one of the largest sturgeon populations in the world, and all five species of salmon.

Westminster Abbey is perhaps Mission’s most famous landmark. This beautiful monastery attracts thousands of visitors annually. The Benedictine monks who inhabit the Abbey have created a self-sufficient pastoral lifestyle at this inspiring location, and welcome visitors to their grounds and for services. Mission is also home to the Xa:ytem Longhouse, an ancient historic site set among 18 acres. The Power House at Stave Falls offers an exciting all-ages experience, with interactive games and historic displays that tell the story of how power helped build this province. BC Hydro’s Hayward Lake recreation site is nearby.

Location

Located 56 km (45 mi) east of Vancouver, and accessed via Highways 1 and 11 from the south or Highway 7 from the east or west. From Trans Canada Highway 1, east or west, take Highway 11 north in Abbotsford. Highway 7 traverses through Mission along the north shore of the Fraser River.

Cascade Falls Regional Park Photo Mary Ann Bell

Cascade Falls Regional Park, Mission Photo Mary Ann Bell

A Step Back in Time

The region was named for the site’s proximity to the historic St. Mary’s Mission of the Oblate order of the immaculate Mary in 1861, however the Sto:lo First Nations have inhabited this area for 10,000 years. Today their history and culture is celebrated at Xa:ytem, the oldest known dwelling site in BC.
Located on the banks of the Fraser River, Mission was a forestry and agricultural community. With the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1886, the region grew rapidly and in 1891, the first rail crossing linking BC to the United States was opened.

Mission claims fame to being the site of Canada’s first and only armed train robbery, when in September 1904 the notorious Billy Miner and two accomplices boarded the train as it left the town.

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Tourism Mission

Mission & Nearby Accommodations

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Diamond Head Motor Inn

Diamond Head Motor Inn

Mission

Diamond Head Motor Inn is the perfect accommodation to enjoy all the benefits of being nestled amongst the beautiful scenery. We are located in the heart of downtown Mission, near the Mission raceway and walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Our hotel offers spacious rooms that feature full ... Read more
Aloha Trailer Park & Campground

Aloha Trailer Park & Campground

Abbotsford

Full or partial RV hookups, tenting, coin showers, laundry, store with gas/propane and bus stop nearby. No fires permitted. Minutes from attractions and shopping centre. Weekly and off-season rates. Reservations not accepted, first come, first serve basis. Cash only. ... Read more
Eagle Wind RV Park

Eagle Wind RV Park

Aldergrove

Local to Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver events. Easy access to Hwy 1, and just minutes from Aldergrove border crossing. Near Vancouver Zoo, Fort Langley, Abbotsford Airport, drive-in movies, casinos and local vineyard/farm tours. Come "Explore BC from Eagle Wind RV". Free local phone calls and Wi ... Read more
Fort Camping

Fort Camping

Fort Langley

Located in the beautiful Brae Island Regional Park, Fort Camping caters to the needs of all family members and includes the choice of RV, tent, group site, and tent-cabins. Offering 156 camp sites, we provide services to make your camping experience enjoyable. Our amenities include, laundry and bath ... Read more
Cottonwood Meadows RV Country Club

Cottonwood Meadows RV Country Club

Chilliwack

Situated at a great location, two minutes from downtown Chilliwack, surrounded by beautiful trees, birds and fish in a creek. Located next to Chilliwack Heritage Park and Cheam Golf Course. Open all year round. ... Read more
The Cabins At Cultus Lake Park

The Cabins At Cultus Lake Park

Cultus Lake

Nestled amongst the towering trees with incredible mountain views, The Cabins at Cultus Lake Park is a piece of paradise that awaits you. Surrounded by sandy beaches, waterslides, golf courses, mini-golf and more, we are the perfect destination for a fun family vacation. In the heart of the communit ... Read more
Sunnyside Campground

Sunnyside Campground

Cultus Lake

Lakefront family camping with full hookup, tenting, group, and seasonal sites. Facilities include washrooms with free hot showers, onsite store and laundry; sani-station; four playgrounds; onsite security; boat launch; buoy rental; sandy beaches; swimming; and fishing. Located near golf course, wate ... Read more
Kilby Park Campground

Kilby Park Campground

Harrison Mills

Kilby Park is situated on the confluence of scenic Harrison and Fraser rivers in Harrison Mills, B.C. The Park features a beautiful 35-site campground, a day use area, sandy beaches, nature trails and a boat launch. The Park is at the west end of Kilby Road, within walking distance of the Kilby Hist ... Read more
Bridal Falls Motel

Bridal Falls Motel

Rosedale

A short walk to Bridal Veil Falls, water park, Golf Course and Driving Range. Walking distance to stores and restaurants. Monthly rates available in off season. ... Read more
Cheam Fishing Village and Campground

Cheam Fishing Village and Campground

Agassiz

The Cheam Fishing Village & Campground is located on traditional fishing grounds of the Cheam First Nation people. Nestled on the shores of the majestic Fraser River, the Cheam Fishing Village & Campground is a family-oriented campground with campsites that range from waterfront to parklike settings ... Read more
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