Welcome to Mission BC, a picturesque town that is sure to capture the hearts of outdoor enthusiasts. With its breathtaking landscapes, this town is a true haven for nature lovers. Imagine exploring the numerous hiking and mountain biking trails, or casting your fishing line in the mighty Fraser River. The opportunities for adventure are endless. But it's not just outdoor activities that make Mission BC a desirable place to live. Golfers can tee off at the prestigious Mission Golf and Country Club, while winter sports enthusiasts can hit the slopes at Hemlock Valley. There's something for everyone, regardless of your interests or hobbies.

Here's an entertaining tidbit: did you know that Mission was once known as the "Home of the Big Red Strawberry" in the 1940s? Thanks to its fertile soil and favourable climate, the town became famous for its juicy strawberries. In fact, Mission even hosted an annual Strawberry Festival to celebrate this delectable fruit!

If you're considering a move to Mission BC, you'll find a town that embraces its rich history, embraces diversity, and offers an abundance of recreational activities. Mission has a mix of long-term residents, many of whom have lived in the town for generations, and newer arrivals drawn by the town's charm, affordability, and quality of life. Whether you're drawn to the scenic beauty, the vibrant community, or the allure of a quieter life outside of the city, Mission welcomes you with open arms. Come and discover the magic of Mission BC.

Natural Beauty & Recreation

Mission's geographical location nestled against mountains and along the Fraser River ensures its residents are never far from nature's bounty. This provides a plethora of recreational opportunities, from hiking and fishing to boating and bird-watching. The surrounding landscapes, from the tranquil lakes to the forested trails, appeal to those seeking an active lifestyle or simply wanting to be closer to nature.

Affordability & Growth

Relative to some of the other municipalities in the Greater Vancouver area, Mission traditionally offers more affordable housing options. This affordability, combined with a steadily growing local economy and infrastructure development, has made it an attractive spot for both families and businesses. With the West Coast Express commuter train linking Mission to downtown Vancouver, even those who work in the city find Mission a feasible and attractive place to reside.

Community & Cultural Richness

Mission boasts a close-knit community feel, enriched by a blend of cultures and histories. From the annual Mission Folk Music Festival to landmarks like Westminster Abbey and the Xá:ytem Longhouse Interpretive Centre, the town offers a rich tapestry of cultural experiences. Residents often speak of the welcoming atmosphere and the benefits of living in a community where neighbours know and look out for each other.

Irene's Favourite Things About Mission

There are so many things to love about Mission, but here are 3 of Irene's personal favourites:

Rolley Lake Provincial Park

While Rolley Lake is renowned for camping and swimming, it also offers
well-maintained walking trails. The lakeside walk is particularly serene and offers a chance for Levi (Irene's dog) to enjoy the water, especially on warmer days. Always check the current leash regulations, as some parks might have seasonal restrictions to protect local wildlife.

Stave Falls Area

The Stave Falls area, particularly around the Stave River, has a plethora of trails ideal for dog walking. The lush forest setting and river views are bound to make your walks refreshing. Some areas might allow for off-leash fun, but always ensure Levi has a reliable recall if you let him off, and keep an eye out for posted signs regarding leash regulations.

Heritage Park Trails

This expansive area offers a series of trails that are perfect for both walking and
hiking. Many of the trails wind through the natural forest settings and offer breathtaking views of the surroundings. It's a fantastic way to immerse yourself in nature while staying active. Plus, the park is pet-friendly, so Levi can have a great time exploring with you.

Stave Falls

Heritage Park Trails

Living in Mission

Mission offers a blend of small-town charm with the conveniences of urban living, being only an hour's drive from Vancouver.


The neighbourhoods in Mission vary from suburban residential areas with family homes, gardens, and parks to more rural areas with larger properties, some even with farm holdings. Mission's historic downtown, meanwhile, offers a mix of heritage homes and modern developments.

Growth & Development

Mission has seen growth over the years, and with that has come new housing
developments, especially near the more urban parts. These newer areas often feature modern family homes with easy access to schools and amenities.


Given its proximity to larger urban centers, some residents commute to work in cities like Vancouver, especially with the convenience of the West Coast Express. However, many also work locally in sectors such as agriculture, retail, education, healthcare, and small businesses. The district has its own school system, health facilities, and a range of businesses, providing employment for many locals.

Resident Lifestyle

The pace of life in Mission is generally more relaxed than in bigger cities. Residents value their community ties, with many involved in local organizations, sports clubs, and volunteer groups. A typical day for a Mission resident might start with a coffee from a local cafe, followed by work, either in town or in a neighbouring city. Evenings could be spent attending a community event, dining out, or simply taking a stroll by the Fraser River. Weekends might involve a visit to the farmers market, a hike, or a day trip to nearby attractions.

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For almost 20 years, Top Mission Realtor, Irene Kluska, has been deeply involved in the real estate industry in Mission and the Fraser Valley. Her passion for residential sales runs deep, fueled by nearly two decades of experience. As a member of the Homelife Advantage Realty Central Valley family, Irene has not only refined her professional skills but has also grown her love for this stunning region. Irene's focus goes beyond just listings and sales - it's about comprehending the unique narrative of each home and understanding the aspirations of every client. Here's to many more years of building lasting connections and creating new stories in our beloved Mission. Interested in living in Mission or surrounding areas? Contact Mission Real Estate Specialist, Irene, at (604) 302-7808 or irene@irenekluska.com

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