Originally inhabited by the Stó:lō First Nations people, Mission, BC, Canada, founded in 1892, is nestled on a southern coastal mountain slope overlooking the lush valley of the mighty Fraser River. A rapidly growing and dynamic centre with a population of 35,262 residents, Mission is surrounded by the incredible beauty of mountainous vistas and natural forest settings. Our climate is warm in the summer and mild and wet in the winter. Flowers bloom most of the year, as the area is naturally hospitable to a wide variety or plant life and vegetation. Topographically, Mission enjoys an immense variation of hillsides and gullies which maintain natural neighbourhood enclosures, spectacular views, and a sense of timelessness and security.
Ideally situated, Mission lies only a 15 minutes drive north of the US border, and approximately 70 kilometers east of the City of Vancouver. Having a unique heritage, it is the site of Canada's first train robbery, B.C.'s first rail link to the United States, one of the earliest Hydroelectric dams and Fraser River bridges and is home to the oldest known First Nations' archeological site in British Columbia.
The municipality maintains an open and welcoming attitude to new residents, investors and visitors alike. Please take the time to visit the various sections of our site, particularly the Residents: Parks, Recreation & Culture, Business: Economic Development and the Visitors areas for more details about our community and business environment. Most importantly, come and see for yourself why Mission is "the Jewel in the Valley".