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Situated on a coastal mountain slope overlooking the lush valley of the Fraser River, Mission is a rapidly growing rural centre. Its magnificent mountains, idyllic meadows and natural forest settings blend well with a hometown feeling. A beautiful Fraser Valley community with unique cultural roots, Mission is the site of Canada’s first train robbery and British Columbia’s first rail link to the United States.

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Ideally situated on the north side of the Fraser River with neighbouring city of Abbotsford across to the south, Mission is a short 15-minute drive to the US border, and approximately 70 minutes (70 km) east of Vancouver’s city centre. Mission is located on the scenic highway 7 “Scenic7” connecting to the Tri-Cities only 20 minutes to the west. The West Coast Express commuter rail makes for a scenic and relaxing trip into the city.
The rapidly growing and dynamic centre of Mission is home to a population of over 38,000 residents.
Historically, forestry, hydroelectricity and agriculture were Mission's primary industries and provided the basis for varied related retail and service activities. Education, health care and municipal government are amongst the city’s largest employers.
Visit the stunning Fraser River Heritage Park – rich in history, natural beauty and some of the best views of the Fraser Valley and a network of walking and cycling trails. Explore the beautiful forestry roads of British Columbia, accessing the many hidden lakes and parks, or spend a weekend skiing or tubing with the family at Sasquatch Mountain Resort which is less than one hour from Mission. Enjoy an afternoon of excitement at Mission Raceway Park or hiking at nearby Golden Ear Provincial park.
Mission offers schooling for kindergarten through to grade 12, with post-secondary and higher education opportunities in nearby cities.
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Fraser Health region - Mission, BC

Mission Memorial Hospital

Mission Memorial Hospital is a 50 bed community hospital providing acute and ambulatory care as well as 24/7 emergency services with over 21,000 visits annually.

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District of Mission, 2021, (Retrieved from, February 2021)
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