Mission Visitor Guide 2018

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

THE OFFICIAL 2018 VISITOR GUIDE


MAYOR & COUNCIL

INSIDE

Welcome. .................. 5

Our History ................ 9

Trails. ................. 12–13

Fishing ................ 15–16

Golf ...................... 17

Grease & Gears ............ 19

Entertainment .......... 22–23

Calendar of Events ..... 31 & 34

Map. .................. 32–33

Scenic 7 ............... 40–41

Shopping ................. 47

Dining. ................... 58

Look us up online

www.missioncityrecord.com

• www.mission.ca

• www.missionchamber.bc.ca

• www.missioncityrecord.com

WE ARE PROUD TO WELCOME YOU TO MISSION

and hope you enjoy this guide and your visit to

our community.

Enjoy the thrill of landing 600 pounds of fighting

sturgeon on the world famous Fraser River or the

roaring speeds at Mission Raceway Park, one of the

fastest drag strips in North America.

For nature seekers there’s an abundance of choice,

with 11 lakes and countless trails for hiking, biking,

and horseback riding, and world-class birdwatching.

Find the perfect keepsake or gift in our historic

downtown with a fantastic mix of local boutiques,

then finish your day with dinner at one of our fantastic

restaurants or take in the fabulous views at

Heritage Park.

We invite you to visit and enjoy the warm hospitality

of our people, our rich cultural heritage

and world-class natural beauty. Once you discover

everything Mission has to offer you’ll want to come

back again and again.

Welcome to our community.

This Mission Visitor Guide is published annually by the Mission Record, in

co-operation with the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce and tourism

operators in Mission. Mission Record is published every Friday at 33047 First

Avenue, Mission, British Columbia, V2V 1G2.

Editor Kevin Mills

Marketing Karen Murtagh and Krista Stobbe

Design Jenni Sands and Analise Hannah

www.missioncityrecord.com

missioncityrecord.com

Main cover photo by Bob Friesen

Inside photographs by Kevin Mills, Karen Murtagh, Krista

Stobbe, Bob Friesen, Angeline Haslett, Mona Lucas, Danny

Chan and contributors.

Copyright and/or property rights subsist in all material appearing in this

publication to The Mission Record, including advertisements. Permission to

reproduce wholly or in part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic

or offset process in a publication, must be obtained in writing from

the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law.

For more visitor information or your own map of the area, visit:

Tourism Mission Visitor Information Centre

34033 Lougheed Highway

604-826-6914

missionchamber.bc.ca

www.missionchamber.com

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

NESTLED ON A SOUTHERN COASTAL MOUNTAIN SLOPE,

the District of Mission overlooks the lush valley of the mighty

Fraser River. Founded in 1892, Mission is a rapidly growing,

dynamic community and is home to a population

of 38,000 residents.

Ideally situated, Mission is just a 20-minute drive from

the US border, and approximately 70 kilometres east of

Vancouver. It is surrounded by the incredible beauty of

mountainous vistas and natural forest settings.

The 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 of plant

life and vegetation.

If you are the outdoors type, then welcome to paradise.

Fishermen will always find a challenge on the banks of

the Fraser River (sturgeon, salmon) or the many nearby

lakes (rainbow trout).

Miles of hiking and biking trails abound as well as

4x4ing and camping opportunities.

If you prefer a little culture and sophistication then the

art gallery or theatre may be more to your taste.

If you love to shop then check out the huge array of

family owned and franchise stores that call Mission home.

Don’t forget to stroll downtown.

So come, play, explore, experience and see for yourself

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In addition to working with Mission’s business community,

the Mission Chamber also operates the Mission

Visitor Information Center. Our friendly staff provide

year-round services to tourists visiting the community.

Our convenient location provides washroom facilities,

picnic facilities, maps and guides for local and province

wide destinations. Stop in and check out our retail products

all sourced locally and Canadian made!

We encourage our visitors to explore our beautiful

community and what better way to do that then with

a stop in to see us at the Visitor Center! If we are not

open, you can find all you need on our ExploreMission

App available for free on iTunes and Google play.

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Tourism Mission

- Home of Stan the Sturgeon

@TourismMission

@TourismMission

34033 Lougheed Hwy

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LOCAL DEALS Stores in our own community

have special deals available on the Explore

Mission app to save you money while you

#shoplocal

EVENTS NEAR YOU Collaboration

between Tourism Mission and Mission What’s

On brings you all of the events happening

around you at your fingertips!

LOCAL JOB POSTINGS If you are ever

looking to see who is looking to hire in your

local area, you can just check on the app!

EAT, PLAY, STAY Find local ways to

explore the place you call home! With different

ideas for a family day out or neat local eats for

a get together with friends

BUSINESS LISTINGS Maybe you are

looking for a local business and Google is only

s wing you ones in other cities, take a look at

the Chamber Business Directory. With around

500 members, there is a huge chance to find

someone local!


MISSION CHAMBER

Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce has stead fast

roots in the Mission business community, dating all the

way back to when the town of Mission was in its first

year of existence.

Celebrating its 125th birthday in 2018, the Mission

City and District Board of Trade was created by Harry

Brown French in 1893. The newly created Board of Trade

immediately took out advertisements in all newspapers

within a 300 mile radius, offering a package of free land,

free water, free power, property tax exemptions and, most

extraordinary of all, the Board also offered to construct

factories, mills or other commercial buildings for potential

industrialists at no cost whatsoever!

The Chamber of Commerce has operated as: the Mission

City & District Board of Trade until 1961; the Mission

City & District Chamber of Commerce in 1970; and the

Mission & District Chamber of Commerce in 1979.

Today’s Chamber of Commerce continues to

serve the businesses of Mission and areas east to the

Harrison River and north to the end of the valley of

the Stave. It is a strong advocate for economic development

in the region and promotes area tourism to

visitors and locals alike.

With a focus on supporting business though advocacy,

benefits and connections, improving economic

development in the region, the Mission Chamber’s membership

has reflected the community. From agriculture,

forestry, manufacturing and retail, the Chamber

The Chamber has provided many memorable community

events, such as: the Business Excellence Awards,

the Soapbox Derby, the Bald Eagle Festival, and the

Fraser Valley Trade Show. In 2018, the Chamber will

celebrate the 35th Candlelight Parade, the largest in BC.

Pioneers then…Pioneers now, the Mission Regional

Chamber of Commerce connects, influences and builds

prosperity in Mission.

1893 The Mission City and District

Board of Trade (BOT) was created

by Harry Brown French, its first

president. To attract residents,

the Board offered packages of

land, water, power, property tax

exemptions, and to build lumber

mills, all free of charge.

1927 After 17 years of negotiation

CP Rail agreed to replace the

original train-exclusive bridge to

accommodate vehicles

1947 BOT Membership becomes the second largest in B.C., giving

us a big voice in regards to municipal, provincial, and federal

policy review.

1946 The BOT suggests hosting a Strawberry Festival as well as

a Soap Box derby to be held in summertime, which draws

hundreds of visitors from all over the Fraser Valley.

1957 The BOT is given approval to establish the Western Canada

Soap Box Derby Association, and so begins the annual

Mission Soap Box Derby.

1963 The Chamber sets up a 24 hour Tourist Bureau in the foyer of

the Bellevue Hotel.

1971 The Chamber becomes the Mission Regional Chamber of

Commerce (MRCC).

1973 The MRCC moves to their present site at St Mary’s Park,.

1984 The First Mission Candlelight Parade is hosted by the MRCC,

featuring “Miss Mission

2001 The Chamber and Visitors Centre move into a new modern

building at the same location in St. Mary’s Park.

2002 Oyama Sister Garden is created and a long-lasting

relationship between Mission, B.C. and Oyama, Japan is born.

2013 Ron Leger becomes the recipient of the very first President‘s

Award which recognizes an local champion within the

business community.

2014 Mission Chamber participates in the Fraser River

Sustainability Report, urging the Federal, Provincial, and

First Nations governing bodies to collaborate on long term

strategies to maintain the Fraser River port .

2017 The Chamber Government Affairs Committee brings federal

opposition leader, Andrew Scheer, to speak to Members on

pressing issues affecting B.C. and local business.

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HISTORY

OUR STORY

In 1891, the Townsite of Mission is laid out

by land-developer James Welton Horne (after

whom three downtown streets are named).

Horne arranges an auction for these properties

and dubs it the “Great Land Sale”.

The following year, the Corporation

of the District of Mission is formed. The

“Corporation” surrounds but does not include

the Townsite of Mission (the area spanning

the Fraser River up to 14th Ave. and from

Heritage Park to Cedar Street.)

In 1922, the Townsite of Mission is renamed

the Corporation of the Village of

Mission. As a Village, it will now be run by

an elected Board of Commissioners.

The first Municipal Hall is built (in 1929)

on Main Street (present-day First Avenue).

This building housed both branches of local

government at the time: the Corporation of the

District of Mission and the Corporation of the

Village of Mission.

Fast forward to 1950 and the Corporation

of the Village of Mission becomes the

Corporation of the Village of Mission City.

Eight years later, in 1958, the Corporation

of the Village of Mission City becomes

Photos courtesy of Mission Community Archives

the Corporation of the Town of Mission

City. It is one of the first Villages in B.C. to

change status from a Village to a Town. As a

Town, Mission City may now elect a Mayor

and council.

In 1969, the Corporation of the District

of Mission and the Corporation of the Town

of Mission City amalgamate to become the

District of Mission.

In 1974, a new Municipal Hall is built at

the current location on Stave Lake St., where

local government operations continue today.

Simon Gibson

MLA ABBOTSFORD - MISSION

SILVERDALE

Silverdale is a semi-rural neighbourhood

of the District of Mission, British Columbia,

Canada c. 40km east of Vancouver on the

east bank of the Stave River at its confluence

with the Fraser. Noted for its historic Italian

Canadian community, its economy was farming,

fishing and logging based until the general

suburbanization of Fraser Valley life in the

1960s and ‘70s.

Of its Italian community, notable offspring

include Phil Gaglardi, former BC Highways

minister, and speed-skater Eden Donatelli.

Silverdale is also notable as the site of Canada’s

first train robbery, by the “Gentleman Bandit”

Billy Miner, and it is there he is supposed to

have first used the polite “Hands Up!” in the

course of the robbery.

Welcome to Mission!

Our constituency

office is here to

assist you with:

33058 First Avenue Mission BC, V2V 1G3

Phone: 604-820-6203 Toll Free: 1-866-370-6203

email: simon.gibson.mla@leg.bc.ca

www.simongibsonmla.ca

• Government

related issues

• Information

on Provincial

programs

• Arranging

congratulatory

messages

www.tourismmission.info

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POWERHOUSE

Photos courtesy of BC Hydro

HOURS OF

OPERATION

Spring

March 1 to June 25

Daily, 10 am to 4 pm

Summer

June 26 to September 12

Thursday to Monday

10 am to 4 pm

Fall

September 13 to October 8

Daily, 10 am to 4 pm

WELCOME TO THE POWERHOUSE AT STAVE FALLS.

The facility is currently open for its 2018 season from

March 1 to October 8, 2018.

The Powerhouse at Stave Falls has a way of engaging a

wide variety of visitors, from individuals to families and

school groups. With an amazing Tesla coil electricity

demonstration and many interactive and historic displays,

guests can take a walk back through time to see how power

has helped build our province.

This 100-year-old power generating facility is also

a National Historic Site of Canada where guests can

comb through archival photos, artifacts and explore the

original mechanical and electrical components installed

over a century ago.

Because of its unique historic features, many television

shows and movies have been filmed on-site. You’ll be

walking through a real life movie set.

Get a new perspective on power

at the Powerhouse at Stave Falls

Bring your camera and get ready to go inside a

100 year old powerhouse to see life sized

turbines and generators.

YOUR CAMERA MIGHT NEED A

BIGGER

LENS.

Whether it's guided or self-guided, any tour at

the Powerhouse at Stave Falls will be high energy.

You'll get to play with interactive displays and

learn how power is made.

We're open March 1 to October 8, 2018. Please

check our website for our seasonal days of

operation.

Book your tour today at 604 462 1222 or

email us at stavefalls@bchydro.com.

For more information visit:

bchydro.com/stavefalls.

BCH17-910

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www.mindymcpherson.com

Bob D’Eith

MLA Maple Ridge - Mission

Welcome to Mission!

Our office can assist you with:

• Government services

• Provincial programs

• Congratulatory messages and

greetings

Community Office:

102-23015 Dewdney Trunk Road

Maple Ridge BC, V2X 3K9

Tel: 604-476-4530

Email: bob.deith.mla@leg.bc.ca

www.bobdeith.ca

www.tourismmission.info

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HIKE

Whether it’s a leisurely

morning stroll or a hike

through second and

third growth forests

with spectacular views,

the hardest decision is

which terrain to choose,

forest canopies, lake

shores, waterfalls or

mountains?

Might we suggest?

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FRASER RIVER

HERITAGE PARK

Various lengths | Easy

7494 Mary St.*

STEELHEAD TRAILS

2.2km | Easy

Entrance at the end of

Johnson St.

ROLLEY FALLS

TRAILS

2km loop | Moderate

Entrance along Florence

Lake or FSR. Rolley Lake

Park and day use area entrance

at the end of Bell St.

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HAYWARD

RESERVOIR TRAIL

10km | Moderate

Entrance east of the Stave

Dam on Dewdney Trunk

Rd. Hayward Lake and day

use area entrance 31338

Dewdney Trunk Rd (BC

Power House).

CASCADE FALLS

REGIONAL PARK

Moderate

36421 Ridgeview Rd, 14km

North on Sylvester Rd.*

*See map on page 32–33

for additional trails.

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STAVE DAM FOREST

INTERPRETATION TRAIL

1.6km | Moderate

with steep sections

Self-guided interpretive

trail describing forest

management activities

on the Municipal Forest.

Entrance east of the Stave

Dam on Dewdney Trunk Rd.

HOOVER LAKE TRAIL

7.4km one way |

Moderate/Strenuous

Entrance across from

Municipal landfill on

Dewdney Trunk Rd.

Rolley Falls

Trails 3 Stave Dam

Forest Trail

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7 Hoover

Lake Trail

2 Steelhead

Trails

FOR A FULL LISTING

OF PARKS AND TRAILS

VISIT

www.mission.ca/municipal-hall/departments/parks-recreation-and-culture/parks-trails-facilities/

MISSION.CA

PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURE

4 Hayward

Reservoir

Trail

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Looking for an easy ride or

mountain biking in the forest?

Mission has trails for all levels

of cyclists. Local Guide to Fraser

Valley Rides book and Fraser

Valley Mountain Association

Trail Maps are available at the

Mission Visitor Centre.

BEAR MOUNTAIN

29km

Accessible from Dewdney Trunk Rd at Mill

Pond, Sauders off Richards or Doyle Street.

Very well built, drained and maintained trails

and good in all weather conditions. Sauders

Loop and Mill Pond have kiosk barcode

maps for smartphones.

RED MOUNTAIN

37km

Entrance across from Mill Pond.

Remember to practice

proper trail etiquette!

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Ride open trails

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Leave no trace

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Control your bicycle

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Yield appropriately

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Never scare animals

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Plan ahead

Quintessential diverse endurance trails, single

track, challenging tech climbs and fall lines

that will keep you on your toes!

HERITAGE PARK

11km

7494 Mary St parking lot, bike along gravel

path east end to footbridge access trails to

the north trail area.

Well marked, wide variety short trails for any

skill set for beginners to anyone looking for

more of a challenge.

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SASQUATCH IN MISSION

Can’t go anywhere without your

phone but really want to take a break

from it all?

Get the best of both worlds

by downloading Mission’s 3D

augmented reality app “QuestUpon”

where you search for the elusive

Sasquatch as you take a stroll

through Fraser River Heritage Park.

Go on a self-guided adventure that

combines geocaching, trivia and time

travel in a unique way — you never

know, you might even get a picture

of Bigfoot himself!

Download from the App Store —

“QuestUpon — Augmented Reality”

or go to www.questupon.com

“Sasquatch

in Mission”.

JOIN PARKS & RECREATION STAFF

as they “Hike Mission” this summer

April 15 Hayward Railway Trail

April 29 Doreen’s Trail

May 13 Steelhead Falls

May 27 Bear Mountain Lookout

June 10 Red Mountain Loop Trail

June 24 Stave Dam Interpretation Trail

July 8 Hoover Lake Trail

July 22 Rolley Lake Falls

We will be ending the hike

with a picnic as this will be

the last hike scheduled till

the fall.

Further information on the Hike Mission

series is available by calling the Leisure

Centre at 604-820-5350.

www.tourismmission.info

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FISHING

DO YOU DARE TO FISH FOR A PREHISTORIC MONSTER?

A fishing trip on the Fraser River is an experience you

will not forget.

The largest sturgeon caught on record was caught on

the Fraser River and weighed an estimated 1,100 pounds

(498.9 kg) and measured 12 feet, 4 inches!

Anglers fish for sturgeon year round and the Fraser River

has proven to be the most consistent fishing to be found.

Giant white sturgeon and five species of salmon are

the Fraser River’s best-known catches, and the many lakes

and tributaries around Mission — including Sayres Lake

and Stave Lake — also provide rainbow trout.

You can introduce your family to fishing at the Sun

Valley Trout Park or Trout Creek Farm U Catch.

If you aren’t a regular fisherman, then check out

Mission’s Borrow a Rod Program.

You can borrow a rod, reel and tackle box for up

to a week from the Mission Visitor Centre, located at

34033 Lougheed Highway.

Call 604-826-6914.

This program is perfect for new anglers and is

sponsored by the Fresh Water Fisheries Society of B.C.

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FRESH FACTS

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Coho and chum salmon spawn in the Stave River in

late October and November, a good time for visiting

and viewing

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Fraser River Sturgeon can grow up to 12 feet and

weigh as much as 1100 lbs.

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Rainbow Trout peak season is February–June

www.ucatchbc.com

Chinook

Chum

Coho

Cutthroat

Dollies

Kokanee

Pinks

Rainbow

Sockeye

Steelhead

Sturgeon

Chehalis Lake

Chehalis River

Fraser River

Hatzic Lake/Slough

Nicomen Slough

Norrish Creek

Rolley Lake

Sayres Lake

Stave Lake

Stave River

Mission Harbour, Kilby and Dewdney have boat launches

Specializing in Firearms,

accessories and custom gun smithing.

Restricted and

Non-restricted firearms

PAL/RPAL & CORE

Licencing Courses

www.palcore.ca

www.fraserriversafari.com

33154 1st Avenue Mission

604-BUY-GUNS (289-4867)

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email: hical@shaw.ca

Do it right the first time with... “Serving Mission since 1994”

Boats departing from

Mission Marina Daily!

•Fraser Canyon Jet Boat Tours •Harrison River & Lake Tours

•Corporate Trips •Incredible Shore Lunches

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We fish for Salmon •Trout

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Book Your Fishing Adventure Today!

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New Clients

receive a

complimentary

First Visit

• Dr. Martin Rebele

• Dr. Catherine Stuart

• Dr. Amy Nagatani

• Dr. Hugh Upjohn

• Dr. Dalia Hunter

Contact Us:

We Treat

Your Pets Like

The Valued

Family Members

They Are

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00am–6:00pm

• Wellness Services

• Skin & Allergy

Consultation

• Dental Services

• Orthopedic & General

Surgery

• Birds, Rabbits &

Exotics

• Trauma & Critical Care

and much more...

Saturday 9:00am–5pm • Sunday Closed

We are open till 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday

Phone: 604-820-8552 • 102 - 32670 Lougheed Hwy • www.cedargrovevet.com

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GOLF“Canada’s finest 9 hole

championship course”

— Global TV

The beautiful thing about BC is the mild weather makes it

easy to golf almost all year round. With courses that range

from easy to challenging there is something in Mission

for every skill level.

● Championship length course established in 1960

● Name brand stocked golf shop

● BC’s best value golf memberships available

● Licensed restaurant with 65” big screen

● Tournaments and Catered Functions

Cedar Ridge Golf

Course & Driving

Range

9500 Clay Street

604-814-0414

www.cedarridgegolf.ca

18-hole Par 3 golf course

that can be enjoyed in less

time than a full size course!

Mission Golf &

Country Club

7983 Nelson Street

604-826-7617

www.missiongolfclub.com

Championship 9 hole

course!

7984 Nelson Street, Mission

604-826-7617 | TOLL FREE: 1-866-463-3556

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VOTED THE FRASER VALLEY’S

MOST SCENIC GOLF RESORT

• Stay and Play (rustic,

luxury cottages)

• Golf and World-Class

Fishing packages

• Men’s and Ladies’ Nights

• West Coast fare at the

Clubhouse Restaurant

• Rates for all budgets

• Anniversary specials!

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MISSION

AUTOMOTIVE

Check us out first!

COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

• Brake System Repair, Diagnostics • Vehicle Inspections

• Tires • Auto Detailing •Truck Repair

NEW CAR WARRANTY

APPROVED SERVICES

• We handle all warranty

and insurance claims

• ICBC Autoplan insurance

handled in-house

• On-the-spot financing

MANI

General Manager

ASK US ABOUT AUTO FINANCING!

1-32809 Lougheed Highway, Beautiful Downtown Mission

604-826-3669

MONDAY TO SATURDAY 7:30 AM -5:00 PM

“Community, trust, customer service, this is the

foundation of our business.”

www.missionauto-downtown.com

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Mission Raceway Park

Boasting one of the fastest drag strips in western Canada, check

out the race schedule to take in drag racing, road racing and

motocross. Feel the vibrations from the jet cars as you sit in

the stands — ear plugs recommended! missionraceway.com

www.missionraceway.com

Make a Date

Check out the events listing for one of the many car-centric

events including Old Car Sunday, Show and Shine, Soap Box

Derby and Smoke, Fire and Thunder.

Mission Springs Brewing Company

A well-known pit stop for motorcycle runs and car rallies.

This 10 barrel brew house and restaurant is on Highway 7

overlooking the Fraser River. Make sure you pick up a growler

or 6 pack of their craft beer to enjoy once safely home.

Rock Creek Campsite

Come early and stay a night or two at this campground situated

in the Stave West Forest and Recreation Area. Designed

in consultation with the 4 Wheel Drive Association this site

offers a staging area for off-loading vehicles.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE

CHARGING STATIONS

CITY HALL

MISSION LEISURE CENTRE

WELTON COMMON

(CAR PARK BEHIND POST OFFICE)

www.tourismmission.info

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ENTERTAINMENT

MISSION FOLK

MUSIC FESTIVAL

We’re pleased to welcome audiences to the 31st

Annual Mission Folk Music Festival taking

place July, 20, 21, 22, 2018 in the beautiful

Fraser River Heritage Park. Be sure to check

out the unique collection of local, national, and

international artists for a weekend of quality

music and entertainment. The Festival begins

with the Friday night Community Celebration

and continues through Saturday and Sunday

featuring concerts, workshops, dances, children

and family programming, Artisan Market,

Food trucks, and weekend camping.

Dust off your dancing shoes for the square

dance, bring your voice for the festival choir,

and tune up your instruments for the jam sessions

and workshops available free to attendees.

Ticket information can be found at

missionfolkmusicfestival.ca.

CLARKE

THEATRE

The Clarke Theatre opened in 1997 to

great fanfare and it is still the heart of

the arts in Mission. Known as much for

some incredible national artists such as

Burton Cummings and Gord Downy as

it is for local talent and emerging dance

choreographers.

A 702 seat facility, owned and operated

by the Mission Public School District, the

theatre has also been the training ground for

young artists such as Mission’s own Carly Rae

Jepsen who first hit the stage at the age of ten.

The school community has uses the facility for

seasonal concerts and dance presentations as

well as for their annual musicals.

Not content to simply function as a theatre,

the entire Heritage Park Centre has become a

meeting place for all things cultural such as the

Ukrainian Festival, Diwali Celebrations and

numerous community events. The cafeteria and

lobby areas double as gathering places for the

Mission Winter Farmer’s Market, the Mission

Arts Council Christmas Craft Show and the

Mission Coffee House series.

The Clarke Theatre attracts audience

members from throughout the valley and has

earned a reputation for presenting the best that

Canada has to offer.

Clarke Theatre

33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission, B.C.

604.820.3961 • clarketheatre.ca

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THE STAGE

The Stage at the Bellevue Hotel is a funky and

historic events and entertainment venue in

the heart of Downtown Mission. The Stage

hosts musical acts and other events throughout

the year. A total of 5500 sq. ft, The Stage

can accommodate up to 215 guests and is an

extremely unique location, perfect for a night

out with friends or hosting your next event.

thestageinmission.ca

OPENING NITE

THEATRE

A community theatre group that hosts productions

throughout the year. Our theatre is on

Railway Avenue in Mission, across from the

West Coast Express Railway station.

openingnitetheatre.com

ENVISION FINANCIAL

TWILIGHT

CONCERT SERIES

THE SPIRIT OF MUSIC

ALL SUMMER LONG

If you’re looking for a toe-stomping, outdoor

concert series, look no further than

our very own Envision Financial Twilight

Concert Series held at Fraser River Heritage

Park in beautiful Mission. Now in its 27th

year, Envision Financial has been the title

sponsor since 2001.

What makes this concert series so special?

Every Wednesday and Friday night, friends

and families from around the community

pack their chairs and pick their spot of grass

and enjoy free concerts—school groups,

national and international musicians have

graced the park stage.

The Envision Financial Twilight Concert

series creates a sense of belonging and community

spirit for all concert goers. We’re committed

to making a difference for our community;

therefore, several times throughout this year’s

schedule we’ll invite concert goers to bring

a non-perishable food item for Mission’s St.

Joseph’s Food Bank and Envision Financial’s

signature cause, The Full Cupboard. We’ll not

only showcase amazing musicians, we’ll tackle

the issue of hunger in our community.

Concerts are every Wednesday and Friday

7 pm–8 pm, June 8 to August 29, 2018.

MISSION

ARTS COUNCIL

The Mission Arts Council, located in the

Mission Arts Centre, is dedicated to enhancing

the quality of life, and the creative vitality of the

people of Mission by nurturing awareness of,

involvement in, and commitment to Arts and

Culture since 1972. Also located in the Mission

Arts Centre is The Rock Family Gallery, the

Doris J. Paterson Atelier secondary gallery, and

an assortment of gift cases, displaying greeting

cards, books, and many other locally handcrafted

items for purchase.

The Mission Arts Centre is also home to

our many programs, classes and special events,

and provides opportunities for membership

and volunteering.

www.tourismmission.info

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www.fvad.ca

GALLERY HOURS:

April - September

Tuesday - Sunday

12:00 noon - 5:00pm

October - March

Tuesday - Sunday

9:00am - 4:00pm

MISSION ARTS CENTRE

33529 First Avenue

Mission, BC

The Heart of the Arts In Mission – The Clarke Theatre

“Providing excellence in diverse Artistic Adventures”

Clarke Theatre

33700 Prentis Ave

Mission,B.C.

Check our web and Facebook Pages, gather

your friends and let’s meet at The Clarke!

p. 604.820.3961

www.clarketheatre.ca


CASCADE FALLS

Breaking Dawn Part 2

OLD FERRY

X Files

Supernatural

Bates Motel

Scorched Earth

POST OFFICE

Numerous Hallmark

movies

Riverdale

www.missionskinandlaser.com

MacDonald Spicer

NOTARIES

PUBLIC

Shelly D. Spicer

Gail J. MacDonald Roving Notary

A combined experience of 36 years.

Unit B 32757 Logan Avenue

Mission BC. V2V 6K7

gailmacdonald@telus.net

Phone 604.826.5755

Fax 604.826.1053

ROCKO’S

DINER

Riverdale

Percy Jackson &

the Lightening Thief

Beyond

Horns

RUSKIN DAM

Dark Angel

Smallville

SADIE ANN

MCMURRAY

ANTIQUES

Garage Sale Mystery

STAVE FALLS

POWER HOUSE

X-Men

X-Files

Stargate: Atlantis & SG1

The 100

DC Legends of Tomorrow

www.tourismmission.info

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The Mission Museum is housed

in one of Mission’s oldest historic

buildings, assembled for the Canadian

Bank of Commerce in 1907.

STEP

TIME

Now on display, The Curious

Collection of Anthony Taulbut showcases

some of the museum’s oldest

and most unusual artifacts.

Curious about Mission?

Come visit the Mission Museum! Located in the heart

of downtown Mission, the Mission Museum specializes in

telling the stories of Mission’s people with the artifacts that

bring their diverse lives to life. Using a visual mix of artifacts,

images, video, and the written word, our stories are

accessible to everyone. From Mission’s rich First Nations

heritage, to ambitious land speculators, the building of

the railroad, vibrant festivals, and the community’s most

colourful citizens, we have a lot of stories to tell — and

we’d like to share them with you.

The Museum is open year round on Thursdays and

Fridays from 10 am–4 pm, with extended opening hours

from June–August and during special exhibit openings.

Please check our website for the most up to date

information: missionmuseum.com.

www.missionmuseum.com

THE MISSION MUSEUM

33201 2ND AVE, MISSION

MISSIONMUSEUM.COM

www.missionmuseum.com

MISSION

LIBRARY

WELCOMES

YOU!

Storytimes, free wifi,

DVDs, and more!

33247 Second Avenue

604-826-6610

www.fvrl.ca

MISSION

MUSEUM

Admission by Donation

Opening hours:

Thursday & Friday year round

Extended Hours June -August

33201 2nd Ave | www.missionmuseum.com

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Dr. Stanley T. Soon

Dr. Sarah J. Lim

ABACUS

DENTAL CENTRE

• Serving Mission Since 1978

• Family Dentistry

• Dental Emergencies

• Restorative Dentistry

• Implantology

HARBOUR

Marina Viewpoint

33428 Harbour Ave

LOCAL LANDMARKS

www.abacusdentalcentre.ca • 604-826-1227

#106–7343 Hurd Street, Mission, BC V2V 3H7

DAVIES

Sand & Gravel Ltd.

All types of Sand,

Gravel & Topsoil

•Excavators •Low-beds •Topsoil

•Loading •Trucking •Cats

604.826.6736

“Over 50 Years Business in Mission

11496 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, BC • Mail - Box 3663 • V2V 4L2

KILBY MUSEUM

AND CAMPGROUND

HOUSE BREWED

BEERS

Mission Springs

Brewing Company

7160 Oliver St

MISSION SIKH

TEMPLE

32086 Lougheed

Hwy

1906 General Store Museum & Farm

Friendly Farm Animals

Costumed Interpreters

Home Style Café • Unique Gift Shop

Scenic 35-site Campground

Boat Launch and Beach

BCs Museum of Rural Life!

Situated in Harrison Mills at the confluence

of the Harrison and Fraser rivers.

604.796.9576 | www.kilby.ca | 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills

Just off Scenic Hwy 7 • 30 minutes East of Mission

RECONCILIATION

POSTS

Heritage Park

7494 Mary St

SAUCE PAN

WATER FEATURE

Save On Foods

32555 London Ave

SEE YOU SOON!

Photo courtesy of Paul Hockridge

www.tourismmission.info

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info@mannydeol.ca

www.mannydeol.ca


FRESH

Fresh local produce,

baking, artisans,

children's activities,

music and much more!

Come to the Mission

City Farmers Market

on Saturday mornings for seasonal local produce, farm fresh

eggs, bread, honey, preserves, baking, plants, seeds, natural

skin care products, and many other handcrafted items.

Meet your neighbours in the ‘Heart of the Market’

for storytelling at 11 am and free-craft-making or listen

to some live music and enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack.

The Mission City Farmers Market is a proud member

of the BC Association of Farmers Markets.

The outdoor markets are held every Saturday rain or

shine from mid–May to mid–October at the Mission

Leisure Centre parking lot (7650 Grand St.).

The rest of the year, indoor market events are held approximately

once a month at Heritage Park Secondary

School in the lobby.

We also host special events, such as Seedy Saturday,

Children’s Day and La Vida Local.

MISSION CITY FARMERS MARKET

MISSION LEISURE CENTRE • MAY 5–OCT 6

WWW.MISSIONCITYFARMERSMARKET.COM

Outdoor markets every Saturday

May 5-Oct 6 | 9 am-1 pm

Mission Leisure Centre Parking Lot

(Historic Agrifair location)

7650 Grand St, Mission, BC

fresh local produce • baking • artisans

children's activities • music• and much more!

www.missioncityfarmersmarket.com

Its time to protect

your family’s future,

do you have a will yet?

Personalized local service,

advice on Wills and Estate Planning,

Real Estate Conveyancing, Mortgages,

Notarizations and Travel Letters.

Darlene H. Thiessen, b.a. crim., m.a.

Notary Public*

5824B Riverside Street

P.O. Box 219, Matsqui Village, B.C., V4X 3R2

604-287-7177

604-826-4172

matsquinotary@shaw.ca

*Darlene H. Thiessen Notary Corporation

www.tourismmission.info

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Serving Mission for over

25 years!

Wayco Flooring has been providing quality installations and

low rates for over 25 years. You will love our shop-at-home

service along with our flooring and baseboard installations.

Our team offers: Carpet, Vinyl, Ceramic, Hardwood,

Laminate, Cork, VCT and Porcelain Tiles.

Expert Installation

Tile | Hardwood

Laminate | Carpet

Let us provide fast, easy

and affordable installation

of your new flooring for

guaranteed great results!

FLOORING

Call Us for a Free Estimate

604-820-2201

10-33149 London Ave, Mission, BC V2V 4P9

Monday–Friday 9am–5pm • Saturday 9am–4pm

Mail to: wayco1@telus.net

“ Tom is hands down the best

realtor we have ever worked

with. He is professional, kind

and patiently guided us

through a very stressful sale

& purchase. Thank you Tom!”

— Rachel and Nathan M. 2018

Wondering what your home is worth, or what homes

are selling for in a specific neighbourhood?

I offer a free, no obligation online market evaluation called

Market Insight. Visit www.HomeValuesInMission.com

to find out more!

Real Estate Representative

604-615-6446

www.TomOsterberg.realtor


CALENDAR

MAY 5

Ukrainian Festival

Clarke Foundation Theatre

The 23 rd annual festival will be the largest

Ukrainian celebration in the region. It

features traditional dancing and music.

From demonstrations to various displays

of arts and crafts, there is something

for everyone.

www.bcucf.ca

MAY–OCTOBER

Mission City Farmers Market

Every Saturday at the Leisure Centre

Come to the Mission City Farmers Market on

Saturday mornings for seasonal local produce,

farm fresh eggs, bread, honey, preserves, baking,

plants, seeds, natural skin care products,

and many other handcrafted items.

www.missioncityfarmersmarket.com

JUNE–AUGUST

Envision Twilight Concert Series

Running Wednesday and Friday evenings

at Fraser River Heritage Park

If you are looking for a toe-stomping, outdoor

concert series, look no further than

Mission’s very own Envision Financial

Concert Series. What makes this concert

series so special? Friends and family from

around the community pack their chairs

and pick their spot of grass and enjoy

free concerts.

www.envisionfinancial.ca/lang/en/Personal/Community/CSR/OurImpact/TwilightConcert/

JUNE 10

Children’s Festival

Fraser River Heritage Park

Celebrating its 22 nd anniversary this year.

Bring the kids for a free fun packed day at

the park with music, entertainment, crafts

and much more.

www.missionartscouncil.ca

JUNE 14–17

Lordco NHRA BC Nationals

Mission Raceway Park

This exciting event will feature top Alcohol

Funny Cars and Dragsters, Harley Davidson,

NHRA Sportsman classes, and Super Pro.

www.missionraceway.com

JUNE 17

Old Car Sunday in the Park

Fraser River Heritage Park

Take dad out to the park this Father’s Day

and let him admire the hundreds of vehicles

on display. This is the 27 th anniversary of the

event which features Model T Fords to the

latest fast cars. It runs from 9 am to 3 pm.

JUNE 19

Chamber of Commerce Picnic

Chamber Office 34033 Lougheed Hwy

JUNE 21

National Aboriginal Day

Fraser River Heritage Park

www.facebook.com/events/1089949407805363/

events/1089949407805363/

JUNE 24

Rose Garden Tea

Fraser River Heritage Park

JUNE 24

Mission Soapbox Derby

The annual event will take place on Stave Lake

Road and features fun action for the whole

family to enjoy. Whether you are a young racer,

or a spectator, check out the fun.

www.missionsoapbox.com

JULY 1

Canada Day Celebrations

Fraser River Heritage Park

Show off your Canadian pride. Get dressed

in red and celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday

at Fraser River Heritage Park. Come

for some birthday cake and entertainment.

JULY 20–22

31 st Annual Mission Folk Festival

Fraser River Heritage Park

The fun kicks off on July 20 as the Mission

Folk Music Festival celebrates another entertainment

packed event. Unique and

talented acts from around the world will

bring their sounds to Fraser River Heritage

Park for everyone far and near to enjoy.

Camping is available.

www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca

www.tourismmission.info

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CALENDAR

JULY 20-22

Lucas Oil

Canadian National Open

Mission Raceway Park

This event feature classes including Heritage

Series Nostalgia Fuel Funny Cars, all NHRA

Class Cars, B-1 NHRA Summit ET Racing

Series and more.

www.missionraceway.com

AUGUST 18

Pilgrimage to the Grotto

Fraser River Heritage Park

12–4 pm. Details to follow.

www.mission.ca/community-events/2018-08/

AUGUST 25–26

Smoke, Fire and Thunder

Mission Raceway Park

The jet cars are coming. This event highlights

Jet Cars, Wheelstanders, CPSA, All NHRA

Class Cars, B-1 NHRA Summit ET Racing

Series, Jrs. Hot Rod and more.

www.missionraceway.com

AUGUST 25

4WD Association

Show n Shine

Fraser River Heritage Park

www.facebook.com/events/955827447917628/

SEPTEMBER 16

Hike For Hospice

Fraser River Heritage Park

www.missionhospice.bc.ca/event/hike-for-hospice/

hike-for-hospice/

OCTOBER 12–14,

19–21, 26–31

Mission Arts Council’s

Haunted Attraction

Mission Raceway

Get out and see the best haunt in the Fraser

Valley. Be there and be scared.

www.missionartscouncil.ca

NOVEMBER 3–4

37 th Annual Mission

Christmas Craft Market

Heritage Park Centre

This annual two-day event presented by the

Mission Arts Council is the biggest Christmas

Craft Market in the Fraser Valley. With more

vendors than ever before, you’ll find presents

for everybody on your Christmas list!

www.missionartscouncil.ca

NOVEMBER 17–18

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

Various sites

Celebrate the beauty and biodiversity of

the Fraser Valley by learning about the bald

eagles and the cycle of the salmon. Viewing

stations will be set up in several communities

and there will be talks from naturalists, and

family activities.

www.fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca

DECEMBER 7

Mission Candlelight Parade

Downtown Mission

This annual family tradition gets everyone

in the Christmas spirit. Join the Mission

Regional Chamber of Commerce as over 70

floats light up Downtown Mission with great

family atmosphere, music and of course don’t

leave before seeing Santa!

www.missionchamber.bc.ca

Local CONTACTS

RCMP (non-emergency)

604.826.7161

Fire Rescue Service

604.820.3793

Mayor and Council

604.820.3703

Municipal Hall

604.820.3700

Water/Sewer Emergency line

604.820.3761

FortisBC Emergency line

1.800.663.9911

Mission Hospital

604.826.6261

Mission Health Unit

604.814.5500

Poison Control

1.800.567.8911

Conservation Officer Service

1.877.952.7277

Animal Control (FVRD)

1.844.495.2273

School District 75

604.826.6286

Parks, Recreation & Culture

604.820.5350

Mission Friendship Centre

604.826.1281

IN AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 911

Mission Community

Services Society

604.826.3634

Mission Seniors

Activity Centre

604.814.2188

Mission Landfill

604.826.9008

Library

604.826.6610

BC Transit Service Info

604.854.3232

Taxi

604.826.7155

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ABBEY

WEEKDAY SERVICES

Sung Mass 6:30 am

Midday Prayer 11:55 am

Vespers 5:30 pm

SUNDAY SERVICES

Sung Mass 10:00 am

Midday Prayer 11:55 am

Vespers 4:30 pm

No cycling, picnics

or dogs are allowed on

the grounds.

WESTMINSTER ABBEY ATTRACTS THOUSANDS OF

VISITORS EACH YEAR TO ITS SERENE PERCH HIGH

ABOVE THE FRASER VALLEY.

Westminster Abbey is a Benedictine monastery of

priests and brothers who dedicate their lives to God.

The iconic bell tower can be seen and the bells heard

from across the Fraser Valley. The monks ring many of

the 10 bells daily before Mass, and for 15 minutes before

Mass and Vespers on Sundays.

The church is 162 feet long by 110 feet wide and

contains 64 stained glass windows. The rainbow coloured

glass creates windows that stand 22 feet high around the

perimeter of the church. The dome of coloured glass

rises 50 feet above the altar, allowing shafts of light to

stream into the church.

Visitors are welcome, and asked to follow the dress

code of no shorts or overly exposed skin, when entering

the Abbey Church.

LITTLE OAK REALTY

Mission Office

604.820.0555

33119 1 st Avenue

Mission BC V2V 1G5

Each office independently owned and operated.

Not intended to cause breach of existing agency agreement.

CONTACT OUR LOCAL EXPERTS

Chris Barnes

Rick Burfoot

Michele Cummins

Patti Evans

Erin Frost

Harry Gill

Irene Kluska

Tom Krish

Duane Meeks

Steve Midd leton

Nancy Olson Barbara Patrick Tom Potter Paul Smith David Wansink

www.tourismmission.info

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The annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival returns to

the Mission area on November 17–18, 2018.

Within three kilometres of the Harrison Crossing

Bridge, thousands of eagles gather at that time of year

because millions of salmon pass through the area on

their way to the spawning grounds.

The eagles come to the area to feed on the salmon and

tourists arrive with cameras at the ready to photograph

the eagles.

There are information displays, seminars, viewing

spots and more. For much more on the festival, visit

www.fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca

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SCENIC 7

COQUITLAM

Also known as the Lougheed Highway, the Scenic

7 provides an “off the beaten path” link between

Hope and Vancouver. Along the way you will pass

through Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge,

Mission, Harrison Mills, Agassiz, Harrison Hot

Springs, ending your drive in Hope.

On this route you will discover visitor attractions

that offer a wide variety of experiences

like world-class sturgeon fishing, farm fresh shopping

and championship golf courses.

Discover the wonders of the Scenic 7 Highway

— rolling foothills, fertile pastures, and powerful

winding rivers. Ideal for motorbike enthusiasts,

classic car clubs, RV’s and anyone who loves the

road and the journey.

The Scenic 7 is grounded in history, steeped

in culture, and drenched in truly majestic scenery!

DISTANCE

84 MILES / 135 KM

1 HOUR 24 MINS

MAPLE RIDGE

MISSION

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www.instagram.com/Scenic7BC/

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HARRISON

HOT SPRINGS

HOPE

KENT / AGASSIZ

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DIME

1

ROLLEY LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK

Hike the lakeside trail (less than an hour) taking

in cool forest paths to marshland boardwalks.

Then relax on the beach or paddle in the warm

waters of the lake.

3

4

INCH CREEK HATCHERY

Check out the working salmon hatchery

and see the sturgeon in the settling pond.

Open daily 9 am–3 pm. Just off Highway 7 —

Hawkins Pickle Road.

ENVISION TWILIGHT

CONCERT SERIES

Bring a blanket, picnic

and your dancing

shoes and enjoy a free

outdoor concert on Wednesday and

Friday evenings at Fraser River Heritage Park

(check out the events calendar for more info.)

2

LUNCH AT HOTTIESFOODS EMPORIO

Awesome Italian fare for lunch, or make

a pit stop for a gelato or cappuccino.

MAKING

4

1

2

WESTMINSTER ABBEY

With the iconic bell tower perched high over

the valley, this working Benedictine monastery

opens its gates to visitors daily.

POWERHOUSE AT STAVE FALLS

This 100 year old National Historic

Site of Canada takes you through

interactive displays and life sized

turbines and generators as you see how

electricity is generated.

ENGLISH TARTS

Stop for a bite in the historic

downtown with a cup of local, organic

tea and fresh, home baked goodies.

3

MISSION MUSEUM

Take a step back in time as you learn

about Mission’s fascinating past,

from the Sto:lo heritage to the Great

Land Sale and the construction of

the Mission Bridge and rail road.

Open every Thursday and Friday from

10 am–4 pm (extended hours during

summer months).

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STAY

ALL PITCH IN

One day is never enough to enjoy all that Mission and

the Fraser Valley have to offer — so relax, stay a while

and make the most of the great outdoors.

SLEEP UNDER THE STARS

Rolley Lake

Provincial Park

Open seasonally from March–

October this site has great amenities

including campfire rings,

picnic area, washrooms & showers,

a sani-station and playground.

Advanced reservations strongly

recommended.

Sun Valley Trout Park

This is a campground combined

with a commercial trout

farm situated on the outskirts of

Mission. Serviced RV and nonserviced

campsites available.

ON A MORE PRACTICAL NOTE

Public RV Dump Station

32885 Mission Way

Stave West Forest and

Recreation Area

This stunning breadth of mountainous

and forested lands offers easy

access to outdoor recreation and

the Stave Reservoir. Campgrounds

are open seasonally from March–

October. Advanced reservations

are recommended.

Sayres Lake

This site has the added bonus of a

boat launch (strictly electric motor),

dock and fishing gear rental. Designed

for smaller units or tent camping.

Rock Creek

Campground

This site was created to accommodate

RV and trailer camping. It offers

a central group campsite zone

and two staging areas for loading

and offloading motorized vehicles.

STAVE WEST CAMPGROUNDS

The forest along the western shore

and hills of the Stave watershed is

changing. The Stave West Forest &

Recreation Area is a collaborative

initiative between the District of

Mission, Kwantlen First Nation, and

the Province of British Columbia to

develop family-friendly outdoor recreation

within Mission’s Municipal

Forest and Tree Farm Licence #26.

With new campgrounds opening

this summer there are more opportunities

than ever to enjoy camping

in a rustic forest setting whether

that’s on the shore of beautiful

Sayres Lake, tucked in the trees

along the Stave Reservoir at the

Kearsley Creek campground with

facilities for equestrians, or at the

Rock Creek campground offering a

staging area for off-road vehicles.

Mission offers a

comfortable range

of accommodations:

CAMPING

KILBY PARK CAMPGROUND

215 Kilby Road

Harrison Mills

604-796-9576

www.kilby.ca

Kilby Park is situated on scenic

Harrison Bay, in Harrison Mills.

It features a beautiful 28-site

campground, a day-use area,

sandy beaches, nature trails

and a boat launch.

ROLLEY LAKE

PROVINCIAL PARK

Bell Road

For information on campground

or day use area

604-466-8325

www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/

explore/parkpgs/rolley_lk

www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/rolley_lk

Sixty-four campsites are nestled

in the trees just minutes from the

lake shore. Visitors can also enjoy

picnicking and short hikes.

SAYRES LAKE CAMPGROUND

Burma Road/Florence Lake

Service Road

www.stavewest.ca

This unique site 40 site campground

is located within the

Mission TFL and Kwantlen

traditional territory.

ROCK CREEK CAMPGROUND

Florence Lake Forest Service

Rd (7.5km from Stave Falls)

www.stavewest.ca

53 site campground that offers

a central group-campsite

area, as well as a staging area

for loading and offloading

motorized vehicles.

SUN VALLEY TROUT PARK

31395 Silverdale Avenue

604-826-6471

www.campingfishingbc.com

Campsites nestled in wooded

areas and trout ponds. Just sit

back, relax and watch the trout

and the birds.

THE CAMPGROUND

43955 Lougheed Highway

Lake Errock

604-826-2741

This 33 campsite located straight

off Highway 7 is an ideal location

to stop.

HOTELS, MOTELS

AND INNS

BEST WESTERN PLUS

32281 Lougheed Highway

604-820-5500

www.bestwestern.com

The largest full service hotel

in Mission, offering spacious

accommodations and complimentary

continental breakfast.

DIAMOND HEAD MOTOR INN

32550 Logan Avenue

604-826-8144

www.diamondheadmotorinn.com

Located in the heart of downtown

Mission, close to the

Mission Raceway, and easy

walking distance to shopping

and restaurants.

SASQUATCH INN

46001 Lougheed Highway

Harrison Mills

604-796-2730

www.sasquatchinn.ca

Located in the Harrison River

Valley, close to world class

fishing, hunting, alpine skiing,

golf, and many other

recreational activities.

ROWENA’S INN ON THE RIVER

14282 Morris Valley Rd,

Harrison Mills

604-796-1000

www.prettyestateresort.com/rowenasinnontheriver

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When the going gets tough, Husqvarna tools are tougher, lighter, and more

comfortable to use. We’re happy to bring Husqvarna’s world-class innovation

to your community so you can get your jobs done quickly, easily and more

safely than ever. Drop in or give us a call, we can help put the power and

performance of Husqvarna to work for you.

FIND YOUR HUSQVARNA AT

SALES • SERVICE • WORKWEAR

33320 Glasgow Avenue

Mission 604.826.8696

Toll Free 1.855.826.8696

prospectequipment.com

www.prospectequipment.com


DIP

SO MANY LAKES,

SO LITTLE TIME!

Mission has many wonderful

lakes to swim in:

Davis Lake Provincial Park

Warm water lake, beaches and waterfall.

Access via Sylvester rd, 19km north of

Mission. The access road into the parking

area is 1km of unmaintained gravel road,

signage is limited. Access is WALK-IN only.

www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/davis_lk/

parkpgs/davis_lk/

Hayward Lake

Recreational Area

Swimming, boating, fishing, day use picnic

area. Next to The Powerhouse at Stave Falls

Visitor Centre, 31338 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

Neilson Regional Park

Swimming, boating, picnic area & nature

viewing. 8746 Edwards St E.

Norrish Creek

Small creek pools for swimming. Rocky sand

beach. Day use only. Lougheed Hwy East to

Hawkins Pickle Rd.

Rolley Lake Provincial Park

Swimming, fishing, canoeing, paddle

boarding, plus 64 campsites.

www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/rolley_lk

parkpgs/rolley_lk

Sayers Lake

Swimming and fishing, plus 40 campsites.

www.stavewest.ca

GIVE US 12 MINUTES

WE'LL CHANGE YOUR OIL AND YOUR DAY

WE EARN TRUST

OUR TECHNICIANS ARE TRAINED AND CERTIFIED

FAIR VALUE PRICING ON BOTH

PARTS AND SERVICES

WITH TOP QUALITY PARTS AND FLUIDS SPECIFIED BY

VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS

CONFIDENCE AND PEACE OF MIND

COMPLETE WARRANTY APPROVAL ON ALL SERVICES

• No appointment required

• Fast and convenient service

• Trained and certifi ed technicians

• Preventative maintenance services performed

and recommended

• Complete Warranty approval on all services

• Top quality parts and fl uids specifi ed by vehicle

manufacturers

• Fair value pricing on both parts and services

604-287-5501

#1

Fast

Lube Shop

in Mission

32471 LOUGHEED HWY #105 MON-FRI: 8:00 AM TO 7:00 PM

MISSION

SAT: 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR SPECIALS! WWWPROOILOFMISSION.CA SUN: 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

www.tourismmission.info

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PARADE

THE MISSION CANDLELIGHT PARADE

has become a holiday tradition not

to be missed.

The annual event, brought to the

community by the Mission Regional

Chamber of Commerce is one of

the largest night time parades in

Western Canada.

The parade attracts an estimated

crowd of more than 15,000

spectators and contains around

80 floats that range from school

marching bands to businesses and

non-profit organizations.

Highlights of the parade include

beautiful floats, flamboyant marching

bands, lovely vocal performances,

dancers, a lot of great giveaways, classic

cars, fire trucks and police vehicles.

Floats are illuminated with thousands

of lights that impress the

audience in the dark.

Of course, the highlight of the evening

is the arrival of Santa himself.

Kids cheer and yell as the jolly old

elf makes his appearance.

This years marks the 35th annual

parade which takes place on Dec. 7,

2018. The parade runs right through

Downtown Mission on First Ave.

STAVE DAM FOREST

INTERPRETIVE

TRAIL

Boardwalks and old growth

forest lead you to a vantage

point that offers an eagle eye

view across the valley, giving

you serious photographic

bragging rights.

ROCKO’S DINER

Our iconic American diner

has become “selfie central”

since its starring role as Pop’s

Chock’Lit Shoppe in the hit TV

series Riverdale. Make sure

you try out the Archie, Jughead,

Betty or Veronica shake.

FRASER RIVER

HERITAGE PARK

With Mount Baker and the

Fraser River as your backdrop,

this makes the ideal setting

for family and occasion shots.

Head there in May for the addition

of flowering rhododendrons.

Come for the view and

stay for the culinary delights at

Blackberry Kitchen.

CASCADE FALLS

REGIONAL PARK

This 22 hectare park is renowned

for its spectacular 30

meter waterfall and free suspension

bridge. Test your fear

of heights and be rewarded

with some amazing picturesque

memories.

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Discover

DOWNTOWN MISSION

DOWNTOWN MISSION

Mission’s Downtown is an

eclectic mix of unique, funky

shops that carry a wide variety

of interesting items you won’t

fi nd anywhere else,

not to mention the

exceptional

customer service

off ered by each of

the individually owned

and operated stores.

SHOPPING •DINING

•RECREATION •BUSINESS

www.missiondowntown.ca


DISCOVER

Located in the heart of the Fraser Valley, Historic

Downtown Mission features shops, services and eateries

for all! With over 100 businesses, you’ll find what you

are looking for.

Whether you need your bike tuned, a wedding

dress, natural foods, or the perfect pair of shoes, we

have exactly what you are looking for. Our independent

shops are welcoming and happy to help.

Partake in traditional English high tea, an authentic

Thai dish or Chinese dim sum. With over 10 restaurants

we have something to please any palate.

Do some window shopping and enjoy an ice cream

cone, or explore Mission’s history at the museum.

Parking is conveniently located on 1st, 2nd or Railway

Avenues, as well as the side streets.

Shop local, eat local and love local — you’ll be so

glad you did!

By shopping local you...

Keep dollars in your community

Support what makes Mission unique

Contribute to your tax base

Create more choice for Mission

Take advantage of our expertise

Support your neighbours and friends

Make Downtown Mission a destination

Reduce your carbon footprint

Create local jobs

Support local organizations

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Style...

the

European

way

Schuh Boutik is located

in a charming Heritage

house in the Heart of

Mission - discover this

unique local shopping

experience!

schuh boutik

Open Tues - Sat 10 am - 5pm

7340 Grand Street, Mission

604-814-3425

www.schuhboutik.com

SHOES, HATS, LEATHER BAGS, SCARVES, JEWELLERY

YOUR NEW PHARMACY

IN DOWNTOWN MISSION

CARE IN PHARMACY

PRESCRIPTIONS IN JUST 10 MINS!*

*CONDITIONS APPLY

ASK ABOUT OUR

SENIOR DISCOUNT! 20 - 30%

LOWEST PRICE IN TOWN!

“Come for the price, stay for

the service!”

Health care question? Just

ask or call 604.287.2999

33083 - 1st Ave., Mission, BC, V2V 1G2

Monday to Friday 6:00am-7:00pm

Vishal, Owner Saturday & Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm

INSURANCE CLAIM DIRECT BILLING

1925 - 2018

93 years of Menswear in Mission

Rex Cox Menswear started on June

12th, 1925 in premises just 20’ x

30’. Located in Mission on Main

Street about 50 yards west of our

present location.

MIDDLE OF THE MIDDLE BLOCK

We have been at our larger

location since 1959. In 1965 and

1985 Rex Cox Menswear was

totally re-modeled and has been a

successful local business since then.

33147 First Avenue Mission

REX COX MEN’S WEAR LTD.

AND SHOES FOR THE FAMILY

604.826.2721 • www.rexcoxmenswear.com


SAVOR

WHAT BETTER WAY TO END A BUSY DAY than to sit

down and enjoy one of the many restaurants available

in Mission.

Whether you are looking for a hearty family meal, a

quick dine, a few drinks at the pub or a romantic dinner

for two, Mission has a restaurant to satisfy your cravings.

From fine dining to casual fare, every member of the

family can find something to tempt their tastebuds.

Whether it’s seafood or hamburgers, steak or vegetarian

fare, you can find what your heart desires here in Mission.


www.embersbbqhouse.com

#107-32559 Logan Avenue, Mission

604-826-1191


LOCALS

ETHNIC

Akasaka

Japanese Restaurant

2-33227 1st Ave

Mission, BC V2V 1G7

604-826-5108

California Tacos

To Go

362-32555 London Ave

Mission, BC V2V 6M7

604-826-8366

Hana Sushi

10-32650 Logan Ave

Mission, BC V2V 6C7

604-820-9331

Hong Kong Boys

Wonton & BBQ

House

33065 1st Ave

Mission, BC V2V 1G2

604-826-8838

LA Sushi Fusion

Restaurant Ltd

(Seafood)

33152 1st Ave

Mission, BC V2V 1G4

604-820-8668

Little Saigon

322-32555 London Ave

Mission, BC V2V 6M7

604-820-8746

Mandarin Palace

32793 Lougheed Hwy

Mission, BC V2V 1A8

604-820-5030

Mission Hills Sushi

216-32530 Lougheed Hwy

Mission, BC V2V 1A5

604-287-5590

Mission Junction

Sushi

320-32555 London Ave

Mission, BC V2V 6M7

604-814-0908

Prawn Garden

Restaurant

33035 1st Ave

Mission, BC V2V 1G2

604-826-8205

Sangam Sweets

& Curry Express

32034 Lougheed Hwy

Mission, BC V2V 1A4

604-820-1947

Sangam Restaurant

& Catering

7871 Stave Lake St

Mission, BC V2V 0C5

694-206-1947

U & I Thai

Restaurant

33261 1st Avenue

Mission, BC V2V 1G7

604-287-4449

Young’s Kitchen

(Sushi Restaurant)

C100-7871 Stave Lk St

Mission, BC V2V 0C5

604-287-8111

Yummy House

A-33082 1st Ave

Mission, BC V2V 1G3

604-287-1688

PIZZA & FAST FOOD

ABC Donair Zone

7871 Stave Lake St

Mission, BC V2V 6B2

604-287-6555

A&W Restaurants

32530 Lougheed Hwy

Mission, BC V2V 1A5

604-820-0980

Booster Juice

314-32555 London Ave

Mission, BC V2V 6M7

604-814-2667

Jugo Juice

32423 Lougheed Hwy

Mission, BC V2V

604-814-3299

Mission City

Pizza Ltd

32818 7th Ave North

Mission, BC V2V 2C3

604-826-5900

Pete’s Place (Pizza)

3-33111 London Ave

Mission, BC V2V 4P9

604-826-9191

Pizza 24

32588 Logan Ave

Mission, BC V2V 6C7

604-410-1000

Pizza Man

4-33093 Seventh Ave

Mission, BC V2V 2C9

604-820-7797

Ricardo’s Pizza

12B-7871 Stave Lake St

Mission, BC V2V 0C5

604-826-3336

CASUAL DINING

Blackberry Kitchen

7494 Mary St

Mission, BC V2V 6Y9

604-826-0210

Boston Pizza

Restaurants

160-32555 London Ave

Mission, BC V2V 6M7

604-820-4223

Browns Socialhouse

101-32670 Lougheed Hwy

Mission, BC V2V 1A7

604-287-6666

Eleni’s Restaurant

33258 1st Ave

Mission, BC V2V 1G6

604-826-4430

Embers BBQ House

107-32559 Logan Ave

Mission, BC V2V 6W8

604-826-1191

Fog On The River

32281 Lougheed Highway

Mission, BC V2V 1A3

604-820-5500

Hottiesfoods

Emporio

31170 Dewdney Trunk Rd

Mission, BC V4S 1C4

604-462-8877

Mission Station Grill

7230 Horne St

Mission, BC V2V 3Y1

604-287-8277

Ricky’s Restaurant

32081 Lougheed Hwy

Mission, BC V2V 7P8

604-820-9637

PUBS & LOUNGES

14th Avenue Pub

32516 14th Ave

Mission, BC V2V 2N7

604-826-0354

Captain’s Cabin

Neighbourhood Pub

33331 Harbour Ave

Mission, BC V2V 6B1

604-826-4767

Dewdney Pub

8793 River Rd S

Dewdney, BC V0M 1H0

604-826-4762

Mission Springs

Brewing Company

7160 Oliver St

Mission, BC V2V 6K5

604-820-1009

Sisto’s Pub

34555 Vosburgh Ave

Mission, BC V2V 6R5

604-826-8500

CAFÉ & COFFEE

HOUSES

City Blends

2423 Lougheed Hwy

Mission, BC V2V 7B8

604-820-4966

English Tarts

33134 1st Ave

Mission, BC V2V 1G4

604-289-2253

Galley Girls

Coffee House

10-7871C Stave Lake St

Mission, BC V2V 0C5

604-826-2610

Jimmy’s Cafe

7117 Bridge St

Mission, BC V2V 2X6

604-814-5003

Loco Blue Cafe

5-32618 Logan Ave

Mission, BC V2V 6C7

604-289-1772

Mission Horse

Brunch Restaurant

33290 Glasgow Ave

Mission, BC V2V 4M2

604-826-5635

Mission

Lighthouse Cafe

33344 Harbour Ave

Mission, BC V2V 2W4

604-287-2260

Rocko’s Family Diner

32786 Lougheed Hwy

Mission, BC V2V 1A7

604-826-7612

Silver Creek Cafe

31510 Gill Ave

Mission, BC V4S 0A1

604-826-2255

The Bistro

(at Pleasant View)

7530 Hurd Street

Mission, BC V2V 3H9

604-826-2154

The Penny Coffee

33128 1 Ave,

Mission, BC V2V 1G4

604-287-5557

The Sweet Spot Cafe

33057 1st Ave

Mission, BC V2V 1G2

604-287-2800

Ocean Pizza

C-33166 1st Ave

Mission, BC V2V 1G4

604-287-1212

RiRi’s Kitchen & Bar

32555 London Ave

Mission, BC V2V 6M7

604-826-7388

Grab-A-Java

33093 7th Ave #2

Mission, BC V2V 2C9

604-826-5282

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A WORLD OF EXPERIENCE, LOCALLY

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• Personal Injury/ICBC Claims

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• Divorce & Family Law

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• Wills & Estate Planning

• Real Estate Transactions

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