Mission

Mission

A picturesque rural centre with a hometown feeling

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.

Boat on lake in Mission
Bridges in Mission, B.C.

Mission resides on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Stó:lō [staw-low] people, particularly the qʷɑ:nƛən [Kwantlen], Leq’á:mel [la-cam-el] Matsqui [matssqwee], the Scowlitz [scow-litz] First Nations, and is home of the Fraser Valley Métis Association.

Area Facts

Location

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.

Population

The rapidly growing and dynamic centre of Mission is home to a population of over 38,000 residents.

School & Education

Mission offers schooling for kindergarten through to grade 12, with post-secondary and higher education opportunities in nearby cities.

Key Industries

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.

Things To Do

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.

Explore Our Region

Mission is a short 15-minute drive to the US border, and approximately 70 minutes (70 km) east of Vancouver’s city centre.

Mission Memorial Hospital

Mission Memorial Hospital is a 50-bed, community hospital with a 10-bed hospice. It provides primary acute care services including 24/7 emergency, outpatient and inpatient services, general medicine, laboratory and diagnostic services. In 2016/2017, Mission Memorial Hospital saw 21,041 emergency visits, treated 1,590 acute inpatients, 1,146 surgical daycare patients and had 52,171 visits to ambulatory care.

In addition to acute care services, Mission Memorial Hospital is integrated with and supported by a network of community-based programs and services ranging from home health, public health, mental health and substance use to residential and hospice care. Considered the local community hospital for the District of Mission, Mission Memorial serves mostly its local residents and surrounding communities.

The close proximity of Mission Memorial Hospital to Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre provides local residents easy access to a full range of secondary acute care and specialty services available at Abbotsford Regional such as maternal, child, youth services, mental health and substance use and surgical specialties.

Mission Memorial Hospital

Mission Memorial Hospital
7324 Hurd St, Mission, BC, V2V 3H5, Canada

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