A growing city that values its diversity and community. We’ll take any excuse to celebrate, whether it’s through our festivals, gathering places or our local stores. With distinct eateries, bars and theatres, often including local entertainment, come for the day and stay for a while, to immerse yourself in the place that we call home.
Stroll around Rolley Lake and listen to wild birds as you take in forests and marshland boardwalks. Swimming, fishing and canoeing are also great activities for this area. Allow approximately 1 hour for this predominately flat wilderness trail.
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Linked to Stave Lake Reservoir this BC Hydro owned property makes the ideal location for a family day out. Hiking, boating, fishing, swimming or relaxing by the beach are all on offer. Try the 18 km loop around Hayward Lake that includes floating bridges and a waterfall (check the BC Hydro site for partial closures and trail information)
After traveling through the naturally regenerated forest, the interpretive loop at Stave Dam Forest peaks with a lookout that on a clear day can see vistas as far away as Vancouver Island. Well worth the 45 minutes and uphill ascent.
Fraser River Heritage Park is located at one of the most breathtaking viewpoints in the area overlooking the Fraser River. The park is located at the former site of St. Mary’s Mission for which the City of Mission is named.
The park is the site of many community activities, including weekly Wednesday and Friday evening concerts during the summer season.Visit; Fraser River Heritage Park
Cascade Falls Regional Park is a 22-hectare park renowned for its spectacular waterfall which drops an impressive 30 meters into a large emerald pool, continuing on as Cascade Creek. With an ideal viewing location from the suspension bridge, which is just a 15 minute walk (mainly up stairs) from the parking lot.
Cascade Falls Park is a 14 km drive down Sylvester Road then turn right onto Ridgeview Road.
Due to Mission’s mountainous terrain and expansive Municipal Forest, the community offers a number of mountain bike friendly trails. These trails are primarily located within three trail networks: Bear Mountain, Red Mountain, and Heritage Mountain. Each of these locations offers trails of varying difficulty, providing suitable terrain for both beginners looking to ride their first trail and the most seasoned veterans looking for a real challenge.
Whether it’s the sandy beaches of Hayward Lake, the crystal clear canyon pools of Norrish, Lost, or Cascade Creeks, or the boat access shorelines of Stave Lake, Mission has many scenic destinations to canoe, kayak, paddle board, or just cool off at on a hot summers day.
Popular swimming and boating locations in Mission (note not all allow motorized boats):
Dyke Road Trail
Heritage Park, Mission BC
The Fraser River offers no other angling opportunity quite as thrilling as fishing for a prehistoric monster — the White Sturgeon.
Known as the Sturgeon Capital of the World, the Mission section of the Fraser has the largest population of sturgeon. The fish can be caught year-round, though spring and fall are the prime times.
Anglers from around the world consider the Fraser River one of the top angling destinations for salmon. Approximately 60 per cent of all salmon in BC pass by Mission en route to their home waters.
Public Recreation Facility is a hub of leisure activities in Mission. Our comprehensive facility features pools, rinks, a curling facility, gymnasium, fitness studio, weight room, squash & racquetball courts, multipurpose rooms, a physiotherapy clinic and concession. So whenever you enjoy yoga or swimming, basketball or hockey, dancing or want to learn first aid, or simply enjoy a coffee and socialize with friends, there is something for everyone.
Located on Oyama Street, the sports park boasts four baseball diamonds, four slo-pitch diamonds, four soccer fields, two all weather fields, field houses, parking, waste receptacles, washrooms, team rooms, referee rooms, concession, caretaker residence, parks signage, baseball and soccer storage and batting cage.
The Water Spray Park located on the Mission Leisure Centre grounds opens the Victoria Day long weekend and operates 10am – 8pm each day until the Labour Day weekend. It is also open on weekends only in September (weather permitting).
The Lacrosse Box located in Centennial Park is available for drop-in play year round. It is ideal for lacrosse, ball hockey and basketball. For rental opportunities contact the Booking Clerk at 604-820-5368.
Centennial Park & Hillside Park feature tennis courts available for use free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. The Centennial Park Courts are reserved for the Mission Tennis Club from May – Sep on Tuesday & Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. For more information on the Tennis Club, call 604-826-2586.
Since its inception in 1993, this community organic garden has been operated by numerous volunteers providing many with an opportunity for hands on participation in community gardening. The garden is located just above the Skate Park north of the Leisure Centre. The Garden is managed & maintained by the L.I.N.C. Society which donates a portion of the vegetables grown to the local food bank and food centre. Visitors are welcome. Contact Sherry or Glenn at 604-820-1015 or firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
9 holes of disc golf are now available at Centennial Park. Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc with the target being a chain basket. The Parks, Recreation & Culture department has worked in partnership with the Fraser Valley Disc Golf Club to set up the course which is open to play year round in the park. Access to the course is free and discs are available for purchase at the Leisure Centre.
You can now exercise in the fresh air year round! The Wellness Gym in Centennial Park is an accessible exercise hub with equipment and suggested exercises to guide your wellness journey. A great compliment for a walk in the park.
The District of Mission is one of the few municipalities that manages its own forest resources. The Forestry Department maintains 13 recreation trails within the Municipal Forest for hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking. Our forestry trails are signed at the trail head and marked throughout the route with orange reflective markers.
Dogs are welcome on a leash in all Mission parks and are permitted off-leash in the designated off-leash dog park located at the north end of Centennial Park.
Mission Golf & Country Club
Established in 1960, the Mission course combines a demanding layout with attractive landscaping and thickly forested terrain to provide a truly challenging golf experience. It’s creatively designed 9 holes boasts a unique change of tee decks for your back nine. Paired with a wonderful clubhouse and banquet facility, Mission Golf & Country Club is one of BC’s most mature and well conditioned golf courses.Visit: missiongolfclub.com
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Cedar Ridge offers an excellent golf experience by providing guests with an 18-hole Par 3 golf course that can be enjoyed in less time than a full size course–while still providing challenges to the practiced golfer and attainable successes to the beginner. Meanwhile, the log-constructed driving range with heated stalls allows for year-round practice.
Mission’s shopping options range from “Big Box” stores to many truly one-of-a-kind shops that you will only see in this community. There is something for everyone and if you can’t find it here, you most likely don’t need it.
Located in the centre of the city, Downtown Mission features unique shops, entertainment venues, and establishments offering a wide range of goods and services. Visit: downtownmission.ca
for more information.
Where shopping meets entertainment in this lively shopping district that regularly sees events and added extras to keep its patrons entertained. Stores include Starbucks, Staples, Save-On-Foods, London Drugs and Cineplex Odeon, alongside unique Mission based stores including Lanka Jewels and Corona’s Mexican Restaurant