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e 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.

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This Mission Visitor Guide is published annually by the Mission Record, in cooperation 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. Publisher Karen Murtagh Editor Kevin Mills Marketing Jamie Hayes, Krista Stobbe Design Jenni Sands missioncityrecord.com www.missioncityrecord.com Main cover photo by Jason Brawn Inside photographs by Bob Friesen, Rick Skerry, Dale Klippenstein, Doug Elias, Brent Martin, Kim Stallknecht, Kelly Kitsch, Jo Chadwick, Aimee Wilson, Clare Seeley, Alfred Meilkleham, Mission Community Archives 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.bc.ca

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Welcome to Mission N

estled on a Southern Coastal mountain slope, the District of Mission overlooks the abundant farmlands and valley of the mighty Fraser River, commanding inspiring views of rolling pastures and mountain vistas. Founded in 1892, Mission was originally inhabited by the Sto:lo First Nations people and today continues to grow with a population of around 40,000 residents. 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 plants and vegetation, including the official flower the Caitlin Rhododendron. With the great outdoors on our doorstep you can try your hand at fishing for the great white sturgeon or abundance of salmon, get adventurous on the miles of biking and hiking trails, or head to one of our many lakes for paddle boarding, kayaking or boating. That’s more than enough to work up a healthy appetite to eat at one of the local favorite cafes or restaurants, or take some time to treat yourself at the boutique stores scattered across the community or in the heart of Mission’s Downtown. If arts and culture is more your scene, then join us at one of the many events hosted by the community and check out the live music scene, entertainment and local artists. So Make it Your Mission to head our way and #exploremission LOC ATION, LOC ATION, LOC ATION! 20 min from the US border 30 min from Abbotsford Airport 65 min from Tswwassen Ferry Terminal 75 min from Vancouver

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n 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 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. For further information on local history please go to the Mission Community Archives at www.missionarchives.com missionarchives.com 6 

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our history


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tave Falls is situated in the Stave River watershed, a forestry and recreation area known today as Stave West. Acknowledged as the traditional territory of the Kwantlen, Leq’amel, and Matsqui First Nations, Stave Falls in its natural state featured rugged, snow-capped mountains, glacial-fed waters and dense forests at lower levels which provided the ideal setting for the development of hydro-electric power commencing in the early 1900s.

Completed in 1912 and expanded in the 1920s, the first hydro-electric installations shaped the history and landscape of the area. A thriving community was established with a general store, post office and community hall. The course of Stave River was forever altered, flooding lands to create the Stave Lake Reservoir. Three decades later, the District of Mission was awarded a license in 1958 to establish a sustainable municipal owned and managed tree farm in the area — a first in Canada! In keeping with the past, the natural landscape and heritage of Stave Falls continue to direct its development today. In 1995, the original power house was replaced and repurposed as a tourist attraction and educational centre that was officially designated as a national historic site in 2003. And, partnerships with stakeholders have been established “to advance sustainably-managed community forestry hand-in-hand with safe outdoor recreation.” TO URISM MISSION.C A   7 WWW.TOURISMMISSION.CA


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ake sure you take a few minutes to drop into the Visitor Information Centre where our friendly staff can help you with individual recommendations and itineraries, offering ideas for things to do and places to go while you are with us. We give the “local take” on all things Mission, as we live, work and breathe the region. As an aside — we also make an ideal pit stop for souvenirs and washrooms, with plenty of parking and a picnic area. We are open year round from Monday through Friday and are also available on weekends during July and August. For more information or to contact us, visit call 604-820-5375.

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he Powerhouse at Stave Falls offers a unique and engaging way for the whole family to learn about the history of the area and to discover how hydro-electricity was generated over 100 years ago at this National Historic Site of Canada. See the immense power created through the Tesla coil demonstration. Feel like you are walking back in time as you wander through the plant, exploring the machinery, artifacts, photos and hands-on displays that bring education to life.

This site has also made it to the big and small screen, with many TV shows and movies using it as a backdrop including X-Men, The 100 and The X-Files.

Get ready to experience high energy at the Powerhouse at Stave Falls. 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. Open March 1 to October 14, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit bchydro.com/stavefalls for information on our seasonal hours of operation and to request a tour.

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Take A Hike If you have never hiked Mission and like to be up bright and early on a Sunday morning, this gets you off to a great start — make sure to pack a snack and wear appropriate footwear. All hikes start at 8 am and are 1–2 hours in duration. Meet 5 minutes early at the designated starting point.

Apri l 14 Heritage Park Trails Enjoy the scenic views and the leisurely walking trails that connect Hatzic and Heritage Park areas of Mission. Meet at the Heritage Park parking lot.

Apri l 28 Stave Dam Forest Interpretation Trail Lookout This moderate self-guided 1.6 km loop hike climbs 150 metres from the trailhead to a viewpoint overlooking the Stave Dam area of Mission. Meet at trail head on Dewdney Trunk Road, 1 km west of Municipal Landfill.

May 12 Steelhead Falls A beautiful well maintained 1.9 km easy trail through towering forest, across two bridges and ending with stairs down to the base of the scenic falls. Meet in parking lot on Dewdney Trunk Road approximately 1 km west from the Mission Landfill.

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June 9 Waterfront Loop Enjoy an easy scenic walk at the harbor. Meet in the designated parking area at Waterfront Harbour.

June 23 Doreen’s Trail & Pike’s Pond An easy scenic trail through protected wildlife reserve with various viewpoints around Pike’s Pond. Suitable for families. Meet at trail head in the cul-de-sac at the end of Johnson Street.

July 7 Bear Mountain Trail These are multi use mountain bike trails, using a combination of logging roads and forest trails to popular lookouts. Meet in parking lot on Saunders Street, off Richards Ave.

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Red Mountain Trail Lookout This hike will take us to a beautiful patch of preserved old growth forest through a combination of trails. About 3.6 km total and rated moderate-strenuous. Meet in the parking lot of Mill Pond on Dewdney Trunk Road

Rolley Lake Falls An easy, moderate loop trail through thick forests with green moss in moist surroundings. Walk along trails, bridges and boardwalks around the lake. Suitable for families. Meet in the Rolley Lake parking lot.

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PRO TIPS Keep areas clean and prevent attracting bears Refrain from shortcutting on trails because it causes erosion and destroys the vegetation. District of Mission forestry trails are signed at the trail head and marked throughout the route with orange reflective markers. Avoid unmarked trails if you are not familiar with the area. For a full listing of District of Mission parks and trails visit www.mission.ca mission.ca www.mission.ca


Wheels in Motion The trail choices in Mission are seemingly endless. If you love the flow, we’ve got the Lorax with your name on it. Like it steep? The Defibrillator on Mastodon will start your heart. Here’s a list of our favorite beginner, intermediate and advanced trail choices:

Beg i nner Park at Mill Pond and do a lower lap on Bear or Red Mountain. Bear — head up Big Trouble, Little Chainring (BTLC) and either climb halfway up the mountain and cross over for a descent on lower Super Bear, or ride to the top and take in the full Super Bear experience. Upper Super Bear is a technical beginner trail, but once you descend from the upper portion, it turns into berms and rollers for miles.

Intermedi ate Park at Saunders Lot on Bear Mountain and you can climb the trails (the Tomatoes) or the road.

Skip a steep road section on Bear Back, making your way to the lookout at the top of Wasp. Head down Wasp, to Lorax, to Smokin’ Bobo for the triple threat of flow. When finished, you can do a small climb to Cherry Tomato, medium climb to Electric Tomato, or a big climb on either Little Death, or to Mervs to finish out your blue trail riding joy.

Advanced Choices, choices… Two good options and both start at Mill Pond. Red, go up Bypass to the road, and ride the road to Valley View. Climb Valley View and rEDneck to the top. From there, descend on Big Red to Better Red (they are one trail with two flavours) and then ride Black Tie to Momentum and finish back on Bypass to the parking area. Or, for the most adrenaline that Mission has to offer — take on Mastodon. It is classic cross-country with some steep sections that aren’t for the faint of heart. This trail exits onto Dewdney Trunk Road about 200 metres north of where you park at Mill Pond.

PRO TIPS Check out the www.trailforks.com Trailforks website and app to plan your ride. Check your skills with the wide range of trail difficulty within our trail network. Get the payoff and take in the view (Bear Buns, Wasp on Bear & rEDneck Trails). Be prepared — for inclement weather, wild animals & bring supplies. Share the trail.

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225 m 20 m Varies

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See signage on site. No horses or motorized vehicles permitted on trails.

Easy Moderate Moderate Variable

600 m 1.3 km 1.2 km Varies

50 m 100 m Varies Varies

Hike/Mt Bike Hike only Horse/Hike Hike/Mt Bike

See signage on site. After Rod and Gun bypass, hoses must stay on roads only! Saddle Up is built for horses. No motorized vehicles.

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HOOVER LAKE TRAIL

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3 km logging road to trailhead included. Horses stay to roads.

HAYWARD RESERVOIR TRAIL (E. side) Mission-BC Hydro

Moderate

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75 m

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Combined with east side 18 km return

STAVE DAM FOREST INTERPRETATION

Moderate

1.6 km

150 m

Hike only

ROLLEY FALLS TRAIL

Moderate

2 km

100 m

Hike only

DEVIL’S LAKE TRAIL

Easy

300 m

50 m

Hike only

MT CRICKMER TRAIL

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1156 m

Hike only

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500 m

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BEAR MT TRAIL NETWORK From Mill Pond to top Saunders loop/Rock n Roll *All other trails RED MT TRAIL NETWORK Rod and Gun Club Bypass Red Mt Loop Trail Saddle Up (via Caswell) *All other trails CAMPBELL TRAILS DOREEN’S TRAIL/PIKES POND

HAYWARD RAILWAY TRAIL (W. side) BC Hydro

On gated logging road at entrance to Rolley Lake Park

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Gone Fishing

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ission is world renowned for the great white sturgeon that swim year round in the depths of the Fraser River, giving anglers the opportunity to regale with tales of the big one that got away. (Sturgeon are under a strict catch and release policy.) These prehistoric giants are the largest and longest living fresh water fish in North America and daily charters

departing from Mission Marina will ensure you have the best opportunity at sturgeon, salmon, trout and steelhead fishing.

PRO TIPS Know the local regulations.

For those who wish to start with their feet on solid ground, there are lake and river options, as well as Trout Creek Farm where novice to experienced anglers can catch rainbow trout.

Respect the environment. Talk to local tackle shops for the latest updates. Check out social media & guides for weekly fishing reports.

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KEY SALMON MONTHS August Sockeye August/September Chinook September Pinks October Chum


Fraser River Safari Leave the Khaki clothing at home, as this safari sees you head to the Fraser River for a jet boat tour to take in the quiet ambience and incredible scenery the river offers, along with a personal commentary from Captain Liam Sullivan, who shares the local history and wildlife connected to the area. Like any other safari, bring the camera and binoculars and keep your eyes open for seal, deer, bear, sturgeon and eagles, as this tour gives you an up close and personal view of these creatures in their natural habitat.

FUN FACTS Sturgeon can live to over 150 years The largest recorded sturgeon caught on the Fraser River was 1,100 pounds and 12 feet long. 2019 sees the return of Pinks & Chinook. Pinks are great for family fishing.

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Boasting one of the fastest drag strips in Western Canada, there is nothing as exhilarating as feeling the vibrations from the stands as jet cars roar past you at lightning fast speeds. Also check out the drag racing, road racing for cars, including the classic vintage sports cars, motorbikes and motocross.

Check out the events listing for all the car-centric days in Mission, including Old Car Sunday, Show and Shine, and Smoke, Fire & Thunder.

Looking for an adrenaline rush? If you have access to a racing vehicle you can bring it for a spin around the track at Track Days. With skilled instructors and all experience levels it’s a great way to improve your driving skills ­— plus you will not get a speeding ticket! Check out the 2019 race schedule at: missionraceway.com www.missionraceway.com Are you a Mission Resident? Did you know you get FREE admission for Friday night Mopac Performance Street Legal events? Just bring photo ID (under 19’s must be accompanied by an adult).

FUEL UP Two well-known pit stops for motor enthusiasts are the Mission Springs Brewing Company, a 10 barrel brew house with a pub and restaurant, offering a selection of crafts beers for all palettes. Don’t worry — you can take home a growler, bottles or cans — no drink and driving! Alternatively check out Rockos Diner, open 24/7 for breakfast, burgers and a huge selection of shakes.

ROCK CREEK CAMPSITE This is a motorized friendly campsite with 49 forest sites set in the stunning Stave West Recreation Area. It offers an ATV staging area, day-use parking and a group site area.

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Tee Time With a temperate climate, golf is often played into the winter months in Mission, with courses that offer relaxed to challenging conditions; find the course that’s right FORE you.

CEDAR RIDGE GOLF COURSE & DRIVING RANGE 9500 Clay St. Set with scenic mountain views and tree-lined fairways this 18 hole, par 3 course will challenge experts but be forgiving enough for beginners. There is also a driving range, with grass tees in the spring and summer, plus a fully licensed grill. www.cedarridgegolf.ca Cedarridgegolf.ca

MISSION GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 7983 Nelson St. This 9 hole course combines a demanding layout with forested terrain and unique challenges as you work the ball both ways along the tight fairways and fast greens. www.missiongolfclub.com Missiongolfclub.com


Westminster Abbey

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estminster Abbey attracts thousands of visitors each year to its serene perch high above the Fraser Valley. Westminster Abbey is a Bene­ dictine 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.

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eagle festival FRASER VALLEY NOVEMBER 16–17, 2019

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he largest gathering of a single raptor anywhere (according to biologist David Hancock) occurs just 30 minutes east of the District of Mission. Thousands of eagles gather to feast on the spawned out carcasses of salmon along the shores of the Chehalis Estuary. The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is a free two-day event, that occurs on Nov 16/17 in 2019, that was created to celebrate this annual phenomenon. Expert speakers, guided walks, historic sites, exhibitors, eagle "safaris" and more are part of the annual weekend's edu-tainment. www.fvbef.ca

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Silverdale Wetlands is a good place to enjoy birds year round. An easy loop walk with Great Blue Herons, Belted Kingfisher. Spring summer bring swallows and songbirds. Keep your dog on a leash. Nicomen slough dike at Nicomen Trunk Road. Park on the north side of the highway. An easy walk along the dike. Best October to January to view Bald Eagles. You may also see Flickers, Swans, Steller’s Jay, Spotted Towhee and other wintering birds. Dewdney boat launch. Park at the boat launch and head west along the dike. Summer birds include Lazuli Bunting, White-crowned Sparrow or Common Yellowthroat. Mountain trails east of Heritage Park. Watch for white wash under trees. If you see some look up! You may have found an owl. Barred Owls and Northern Sawwhet Owls. In your backyard. Put a feeder up visible from a window. Keep track of your visitors. If you like to photograph them put a perch near the feeder (watch the background) and they may pose for you! (Feeders can go up from December through March, per local bylaws.)

 on’t forget the hummingbirds. Rufous will visit D in the spring and summer but Anna’s will stay year round. Keep the feeders clean and ice free in the winter. A low wattage light bulb under the feeder will do the trick. Happy birding!


Spotted Towhee

Lazuli Bunting

Barred Owl

Anna’s Hummingbird

Northern Flicker

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Urban trails Walk Mission If hiking seems a bit too strenuous, then why not join Mission locals for the free Walk Mission program, on select Sundays throughout the spring and summer from 9 am until 10 am, starting at the Mission Leisure Centre.

April 7 Step Out! May 5  Downtown Wander Explore the downtown neighborhood

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June 2 Cedar Valley Grind Trek the cedar hill June 16 Let’s Connect! Ramble through the neigh­ bourhoods exploring the connecting pathways in the berry neighbourhoods.



July 24 Valley View! Explore the viewpoint on Cherry July 28 End of the Line For more information on Hike or Walk Mission contact Leisure Services at 604-820-5350.

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Centennial Park Trail Located between Grand Street & James Street and 9th Avenue & 14th Avenue, this park offers short trails, a playground, tennis, and lacrosse courts. College Heights Trail The trail head and parking area are located at the end of Weatherhead Court cul-de-sac, just north of 12th Avenue. The trail winds east through a residential area, with many ups and downs, boardwalks and bridges. The trail terminates on 12th Avenue, east of Horne Street. East Mission Heritage Greenway A 3.2 km trail connecting Fraser River Heritage Park and Hatzic Bench via Jasper Ave. This scenic, moderate level trail loops through the park and can be accessed from either end.

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Fraser River Heritage Park Trails A self-guided walking tour of Mission’s history including an early Oblate mission site and cemetery overlooking the Fraser River. Trails extend to Heritage Park Secondary School around a salmon spawning pond, running track and sports field. Lane Creek Trail Trail connects 7th Avenue and Murray Street to the Mission Community Library on 2nd Avenue. Silverdale Wetlands Park Trail A flat, gravel trail approximately 400 metres in length with a series of bridges and lookouts over wetlands habitat. Information kiosk on site and limited parking available on Silverdale Ave. The trail may be closed during high water conditions. Windebank Trail A short 200 metre flat, gravel trail following the edge of Windebank Creek and connecting 7th Avenue and Swift Drive.


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mission arts council A VIBRANT COMMUNITY INVESTED IN CREATIVE ARTS

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CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL June 9 CAMP MAC SUMMER July/August

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Fathers Day in the Park

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GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday - Sunday 12:00 noon - 4:00pm

OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

MISSION ARTS CENTRE 33529 First Avenue Mission, BC

9008569

November 9 & 10

Another great day for the annual Fathers Day in the Park car show. Thousands of sons and daughters took dad to see up to 1500 custom cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Heritage Park also had live music, food trucks, souvenirs and a zip line for everyone to enjoy.

The Heart of the Arts In Mission – The Clarke Theatre

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Cl arke Theatre

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he 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 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. 33700 Prentis Avenue 604.820.3961 www.clarketheatre.ca clarketheatre.ca

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Mission Folk Music Festival

Opening Nite Theatre

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e’re pleased to welcome audiences to the 32nd Annual Mission Folk Music Festival taking place July, 26–28, 2019, 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.

The Stage

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he 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.

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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. www.openingnitetheatre.com openingnitetheatre.com

thestageinmission.ca www.thestageinmission.ca

Ticket information can be found at missionfolkmusicfestival.ca www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca

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envision Financial Twilight Concert Series THE SPIRIT OF MUSIC ALL SUMMER LONG

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f you’re looking for a foot-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 28th 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.

Mission arts council

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he 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.

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Culture days CREATIVITY, THE ARTS & WELL-BEING

SEPTEMBER 27–29, 2019

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n 2019, Culture Days will be marking 10 years of inspiring millions of Canadians to participate and engage in arts and culture in every province and territory. In Mission, free events will be taking place throughout the three-day event, set for September 27–29. Mission hosted more than 60 activities in 2018 and placed fifth in Canada in its category of towns with a population under 50,000.

In honour of that success, Mission has been chosen as the Culture Days Provincial Launch City for 2019. Organizers are hoping to have even more participatory arts and cultural activities hosted by artists, organizations, schools and community groups all over Mission. Don’t miss all the fun. Check out the full line up in September at http://bc.culturedays.ca bc.culturedays.ca and www.mission.ca mission.ca.

LITTLE OAK REALTY

Mission Office

604.820.0555 33119 1st 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

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Steve Middleton

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Patti Evans

Nancy Olson

Erin Frost

Barbara Patrick

Tom Potter

Harry Gill

Irene Kluska

Paul Smith

Tom Krish

David Wansink


Welcome to Mission!

Our constituency office is here to assist you with:

• Government related issues • Information on Provincial programs • Arranging congratulatory messages

Simon Gibson MLA Abbotsford–Mission

33058 First Avenue Mission BC, V2V 1G3 Phone: 604-820-6203 Toll Free: 1-866-370-6203

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

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We Treat Your Pets Like the Valued Family Members They Are

Off Leash Dog Area

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he Mission Off Leash Dog Area is located on the north end of Centennial Park off 14th Ave between Grand & Talbut Streets.

Dog owners are asked to adhere to the following guidelines when using the area. At all times: • Dogs must be under firm voice & visual control.

• Wellness Services • Skin & Allergy Consultation • Dental Services • Orthopedic & General Surgery • Birds, Rabbits & Exotics • Trauma & Critical Care • and much more...

• Dr. Martin Rebele

• Dog owners must be in attendance.

• Dr. Catherine Stuart

• Dog owners must have a leash visible.

• Dr. Amy Nagatani • Dr. Hugh Upjohn • Dr. Dalia Hunter • Dr Laura Rounding

• Dogs must display current dog license. • Dogs must be vaccinated. • Dog owners are required by law to pick up their dog`s feces and to properly dispose of them in the garbage cans provided. • Female dogs in heat are not allowed.

102 - 32670 Lougheed Hwy

604-820-8552

www.cedargrovevet.com Monday-Friday 8:00am–6:00pm Saturday 9:00am–5pm • Sunday Closed We are open till 8pm on Wednesday & Thursday

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• Dogs must be on leash before & after use. • Dog owners are permitted a max of 3 dogs. • Puppies must be 4 months old.


KILBY MUSEUM & CAMPGROUND

Sk ate Park

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he District of Mission Parks, Recreation & Culture opened its skate park on July 16, 2016. The Mission Skate Park was developed with input from local skaters and the contractor New Line Skate Parks. The facility is now a popular place for the young, and even the not-so-young, to come out

and showcase their skills — or even to develop new ones. Whether it’s skateboards, bikes or whatever you prefer to ride, the park provides a place for some exercise and fun. The park is located at 7650 Grand Street, by the Mission Leisure Centre. It offers several stair sets, manny pads, ledges, bowls, pyramids, and rails.

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

Discover Mission! I’d Be Pleased to Help You Find Your 1st Home, Your 2nd Home When Your Family Grows and Your Dream Home When the Timing is Right For You!

Mission — A Beautiful Place to Call Home!

604.864.1300

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ake the scenic route between Vancouver and Hope by choosing Highway 7, also known as the Lougheed Highway. West to East takes you from bustling cityscapes to mountain backdrops and agricultural pastures as you wind your way through vibrant communities following the path of the Fraser River. Unique attractions, stores and restaurants are abundant as you reach Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Mission, Harrison Hot Springs, Kent and Hope. Plan in advance and take in one of the local events or pre-planned itineraries, or check out some of the incredible photographs visitors have shared of their experiences at www.scenic7bc.com scenic7bc.com

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Canada day

Everyone is invited to join in the festivities as Mission celebrates Canada’s 152nd birthday. On July 1, head down to Fraser River Heritage Park for games, food, entertainment, family fun and even a birthday cake. The free event goes on all-day and in the evening, you can watch the fireworks display. Wear red to show your Canadian Pride.

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events Calendar Children’s Festival

Apri l 21

May 21

June 18

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunset Market in the Park

Sunset Market in the Park

Noon to 1:30 pm Fraser River Heritage Park The annual Mission Elks Easter Egg Hunt will take place in the park. Join thousands of excited kids as they search for treats, play games and maybe even win a prize.

5–9 pm Fraser River Heritage Park Come out and enjoy an evening in the park with live music, activities and shop local. Rain or Shine. See you there!

5–9 pm Fraser River Heritage Park Come out and enjoy an evening in the park with live music, activities and shop local. Rain or Shine. See you there!

June 9

June 19-23

Children’s Festival

Lordco NHRA BC Nationals

Clarke Foundation Theatre The 24th annual festival features traditional dancing, music and food. From demonstrations to various displays of arts and crafts, there is something for everyone. www.bcucf.ca bcucf.ca

Fraser River Heritage Park Celebrating its 23nd anniversary this year. Bring the kids for a free, fun, packed day at the park with music, entertainment, crafts and much more. This year’s theme is fairy tales. missionartscouncil.ca www.missionartscouncil.ca

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 missionraceway.com

May–October

June 16

Mission City Farmers Market

Old Car Sunday in the Park

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. missioncityfarmersmarket.com missioncityfarmersmarket.com

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 27th anniversary of the event which features Model T Fords to the latest fast cars. It runs from 9 am to 3 pm.

May 4 Ukrainian Festival

July 1 Canada Day Celebrations Fraser River Heritage Park Show off your Canadian pride. Get dressed in red and celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday at Fraser River Heritage Park. Come for some birthday cake and entertainment.

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Mission Folk Festival

events Calendar Continued from page 35

July 26–28

August 23–25

32nd Annual Mission Folk Festival

Smoke, Fire and Thunder

Fraser River Heritage Park Staged in one of BC’s loveliest parks, overlooking the Fraser River, the Mission Folk Music Festival presents a festival renowned for its mix of accessibility and easy-going comfort, affordability and small-town friendliness, shaded day stages and some of the finest folk, world, roots, blues and brilliantly “un-categorizable” music from across Canada and around the world www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca missionfolkmusicfestival.ca

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. missionraceway.com www.missionraceway.com

Haunted Attraction Mission Raceway Park Every year the Mission Arts Council holds it’s Haunted Attraction at Mission Raceway Park. From ghouls and ghosts to zombies and monsters, it’s a scary treat not to be missed. Dates TBA. www.missionartscouncil.ca missionartscouncil.ca

November 16–17 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

Fraser River Heritage Park Join hundreds of volunteers and racers as they walk in support of the mission Hospice Society.

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 fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca

Ride for Hospice

September 27–29

December 6

Fraser River Heritage Park The annual fundraisers helps support programs offered by the Mission Hospice Society.

Culture Days

Mission Candlelight Parade

Join in the fun at Culture Days taking place throughout the District of Mission. There will be more than 50 events to check out including the annual Roots and Blues festival. www.culturedays.ca culturedays.ca

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 green family atmosphere, music and of course don’t leave before seeing Santa! www.missionchamber.bc.ca missionchamber.bc.ca

August 11

August 17 Pilgrimage to the Grotto Fraser River Heritage Park 12–4 p.m.

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Candlelight Parade

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he 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 year marked the 35th annual parade. The parade runs right through Downtown Mission on First Ave.

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Mission City Farmers Market

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ome 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.

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!

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 Middle School in the lobby. We also host special events, such as Seedy Saturday, Children’s Day and La Vida Local. www.missioncityfarmersmarket.com For more details go to missioncityfarmersmarket.com

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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.

A young visitor enjoys one of our multimedia exhibits.

Discover our community AT THE MISSION MUSEUM

REGUL AR OPENING HOURS Thursday & Friday 10 am–4 pm

MISSION LIBRARY WELCOMES YOU! Storytimes, free wifi, DVDs, and more! 33247 Second Avenue 604-826-6610

Saturday 10 am–1 pm

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ocated in the heart of downtown Mission, the Mission Museum specializes in telling vibrant stories of Mission’s people with the artifacts that bring our history 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 Thursday to Saturday with extended summer hours from June through August and during special exhibit openings. Please visit our website to check out our latest exhibits: www.missionmuseum.com missionmuseum.com.

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Mission Leisure centre

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uring your visit to Mission, check out some of the great leisure services and facilities. The Mission Leisure Centre located at 7650 Grand Street is a community hub of well-equipped facilities that include indoor pools, spray park, ice rinks, gym, fitness facilities, skateboard park, racquet courts and more. There are also plenty of general interest, seniors and children’s programs available. Pick up a copy of the Leisure Guide or visit the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department website at www.mission.ca/leisure mission.ca/leisure for a full listing of programs, services, rates and operating hours. In the Spring and Summer months be sure to check out the events at Fraser River Heritage Park. It is the site of Canada Day festivities, Mission Folk Music Festival, Old Car Sunday, Sunset Markets and much more. For an update event listing visit www.mission.ca/heritage-park mission.ca/heritage-park.

Mission Parks, Recreation & Culture

Mission Leisure Centre 7650 Grand Street, Mission (corner of 7th & Grand) ¥

25 metre 6 lane swimming pool

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800 sq. ft. leisure pool with vortex & play sprays

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300 ft. waterslide, swirlpool, sauna & steamroom

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3500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art fitness room

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Racquetball & squash courts

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Over 50 group fitness classes per week including Yoga, Spin, TRX, Zumba¨, Aquafit & more!

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Ice arenas with public sessions September-May

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Select drop-in programs including basketball, pickleball & soccer

Enjoy all these benefits for one low rate!

Mission.ca/Leisure

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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.

HottiesFoods Emporio Awesome Italian fare for lunch, or make a pit stop for a gelato or cappuccino.

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.

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.

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English Tarts Stop for a bite in the historic downtown with a cup of local, organic tea and fresh, home baked goodies.

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. See page 41 for details.

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STAVE DAM FOREST INTERPRETIVE TR AIL 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.

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Westminster Abbey With the iconic bell tower perched high over the valley, this working Benedictine monastery opens its gates to visitors daily.

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.

FR ASER 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 metre waterfall and free suspension bridge. Test your fear of heights and be rewarded with some amazing picturesque memories.

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Sleep under the stars

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ne 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.

Hotels, Motels & Inns

ROLLEY L AKE PROVINCIAL PARK  Open seasonally from March to October, this site has great amenities including campfire rings, picnic area, washrooms & showers, a sani-station and playground. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. Bell Road · 604-466-8325 www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/rolley_lk

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.   31395 Silverdale Avenue · 604-826-6471 www.campingfishingbc.com campingfishingbc.com

STAVE WEST FOREST & 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 to October. Advanced reservations are recommended.   stavewestcamping.com http://stavewestcamping.com

SAYRES L AKE  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. stavewestcamping.com http://stavewestcamping.com

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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. Florence Lake Forest Service Rd (7.5 km From Stave Falls) stavewestcamping.com http://stavewestcamping.com

KEARSLEY CREEK A non-motorized campground with an equestrian area located on the shores of Stave Lake. This campground has 65 sites, both forested and waterfront, eight horse paddocks and a small day use area. http://stavewestcamping.com stavewestcamping.com

THE CAMPGROUND This 33 campsite located straight off Highway 7 is an ideal location to stop. 43955 Lougheed Highway, Lake Errock 604-826-2741

ROCK Y POINT A beautiful new motorized friendly campsite with a total of 30 waterfront and forest sites. Please check in advance as some sites can be reserved and others are on a first arrival, cash only basis. stavewestcamping.com http://stavewestcamping.com

The largest full service hotel in Mission, offering spacious accommodations and complimentary continental breakfast. 32281 Lougheed Highway 604-820-5500 bestwestern.com www.bestwestern.com

Diamond Head Motor Inn Located in the heart of downtown Mission, close to the Mission Raceway, and easy walking distance to shopping and restaurants. 32550 Logan Avenue 604-826-8144 diamondheadmotorinn.com www.diamondheadmotorinn.com

Just up the road Kilby Park Campground Kilby Park is situated on scenic Harrison Bay, in Harrison Mills. It features a beautiful 28-site campground, a dayuse area, sandy beaches, nature trails and a boat launch. 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills 604-796-9576 kilby.ca  www.kilby.ca 

Sasquatch Inn Located in the Harrison River Valley, close to world class fishing, hunting, alpine skiing, golf, and many other recreational activities. 46001 Lougheed Highway Harrison Mills 604-796-2730 sasquatchinn.ca www.sasquatchinn.ca

Rowena’s Inn On The River 14282 Morris Valley Rd, Harrison Mills 604-796-1000 www.prettyestateresort.com/rowenasinnontheriver prettyestateresort.com/ www.prettyestateresort.com/rowenasinnontheriver rowenasinnontheriver


Ruskin Dam

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he Ruskin Dam upgrades have included a special enhancement that gives this feat of engineering another dimension. It shares and acknowledges the Kwantlen First Nations through a series of art panels that depict their people’s connection to the water and land of the region.

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zajac ranch for ch ildren

ver wanted to get the summer camp experience?  If you have a large family group, are looking for a corporate retreat or team building day, school trip or wellness retreat, this could be your ideal location. Situated in the depths of the Stave West Recreation Area, this privately owned Ranch has a primary objective; to provide children and young adults with a variety of medical needs and disabilities the full summer camp experience.

From September to June the site is available for rentals, with three lodges that can comfortably accommodate up to 120 people and a range of facilities including horseback riding, rock climbing, high and low ropes courses, canoeing, kayaking, a swimming pool and amphitheatre. All funds raised go back to the summer camp program. For more information go to www.zajacranch.com zajacranch.com

Designed by Kwantlen artist Brandon Gabriel, the six pier panels took four years to create and are made from weathered Core 10 steel. Each panel shares a different story, Raven and sun — the bringer of the first sunrise and a shapeshifter spirit that can take the form of any living being on earth. Two salmon — recognising the significance of the area for spawning salmon, as 80% of the world’s salmon travel though the Fraser River. The frog — part of the flood and creation story, and has spiritual significance due to its ability to move between the land and water. Mountain goat and sunrise — these creatures were there to witness humans disembarking from their canoes during the time of flooding. They also use roam in large numbers in the Golden Ears mountain ranges. The panels on either side are the wolf — the clan animal of the Kwantlen people. Make sure to see them during the day and at night, as they are backlit to be seen at all times. The easiest viewing place will be from Ruskin recreation and picnic area, which will re-open once the upgrade work is complete.

ROOMS AVAILABLE: • DAILY • WEEKLY • MONTHLY 32550 Logan Avenue Mission, BC V2V 6G3 T: 604.826.8144 F: 604.820.2203 www.diamondheadmotorinn.com admin@diamondheadmotorinn.com TO URISM MISSION.C A   4 5 WWW.TOURISMMISSION.CA


Take a dip So many lakes, so little time! Mission has many wonderful lakes to swim in.

Hardworking Tools Blowers Starting from

18995

Swimming, boating, fishing, day use picnic area. Next to The Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, 31338 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

$

Mowers Starting from

$

HAY WARD L AKE RECREATIONAL AREA

Trimmers Starting from

599 159 95 $

95

NEILSON REGIONAL PARK Swimming, boating, picnic area & nature viewing. 8746 Edwards St E.

NORRISH CREEK WE SERVICE WHAT WE SELL Sales • Service • Workwear

33320 Glasgow Avenue Mission 604.826.8696 Toll Free 1.855.826.8696

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Small creek pools for swimming. Rocky sand beach. Day use only. Lougheed Hwy East to Hawkins Pickle Rd.

ROLLEY L AKE PROVINCIAL PARK Swimming, fishing, canoeing, paddle boarding, plus 64 campsites. www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/ explore/parkpgs/rolley_lk

SAYERS L AKE Swimming and fishing, plus 40 campsites. www.stavewest.ca stavewest.ca


Hollywood Mission Mission is often used as a backdrop for the movie industry. Check out some of the many locations you may have seen on the big and small screen.

CASCADE FALLS

Rocko’s Diner

Breaking Dawn Part 2

OLD FERRY The X-Files Supernatural

Bates Motel Scorched Earth

POST OFFICE Riverdale

Many Hallmark movies

ROCKO’S DINER Riverdale Percy Jackson & The Lightening Thief

Cascade Falls

Beyond Horns

STAVE FALLS POWERHOUSE Supergirl X-Men

The 100 DC Legends of Tomorrow

MISSION RACEWAY The Art of Racing in the Rain

Post Office

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The Big M This sculpture recognizes Mission’s blue-collar feel by using heavy duty trusses and many industrial re-purposed elements that represent the community and its history. The piece was created by Mission artists Dean and Christina Lauze.

TRAIN LAMPS for our railway history

SAW BLADES to mark our forest industry

FIRST NATION CARVING to honor their long history in Mission

SERVICE HELMETS for our local veterans

ANCHOR & TRUSSES to represent our connection to the Fraser River

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RACING WHEELS for our world renowned drag racing

FARMING EQUIPMENT to mark Mission's connection to agriculture


River history T he Fraser River has been an essential part of Mission’s history going all the way back to the first inhabitants of the region, the Sto:lo, or the People of the River. People travelling the Fraser River in huge cargo canoes met in the centre of the great river valley where the Sto:lo traded wind-dried salmon, fruits and other goods with clans from the coast and the interior of British Columbia. Prior to the 1880s, the primary mode of transportation was via river (or horse

NOTARY CORPORATION

Photo courtesy of the Mission Archives

carriage). Steamboats were a frequent sight along the Fraser, ferrying passengers and goods up and down the coast. Even after the construction of Mission Junction station in 1885, the cheaper fare of steamboats made them a popular choice for travel. Of course, living next to the Mighty Fraser River also held some disadvantages. In 1894, the spring thaw caused the Fraser River to rise to a dangerous level and the newly constructed Mission City was soon submerged.

Flooding was a problem throughout Mission’s early days. The biggest incident occurring in 1948. “The Great Flood of 1948” was catastrophic, not only to Mission but to the entire Fraser Valley. Although most Mission residents volunteered many hours of their time, tirelessly placing sandbags at the top of the dike to ward off the floodwaters, it was still not enough. Today, sturgeon fishing, boat tours and other recreational activities on the river are popular local and tourist activities.

Welcome to Mission

I am excited to announce the opening of my new notary practice located at the Mission Gate Plaza on Lougheed Highway. I’m looking forward to serving Mission for all notarial and legal needs. I specialize in: ● ● ●

Real estate transactions Estate and personal planning Sponsorship letters and travel letters... and much more!

Please visit my website to learn more about myself and the services I offer! ● ●

PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES IN ENGLISH, PUNJABI & HINDI EVENING, WEEKEND AND MOBILE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

#A5-32081 Lougheed Highway Mission, BC V2V 1A3 Hours: Mon–Fri 9am to 5pm

Office: (604) 287-8600 Fax: (604) 287-8601 Email: karen@kbnotary.ca

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MISSION HOSPICE SOCIETY The Mission Hospice Society has been providing end of life compassionate care since 1985 through Bereavement support and volunteer support in the community and at Christine Morrison Hospice.

We are a non profit, volunteer organization with many programs and services. www.missionhospice.bc.ca 32180 HILLCREST AVENUE, MISSION

Community

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on-profit organizations and community groups play a huge role in the social and economic well-being of a community.

They provide services, goods and resources to meet needs that could otherwise go unaddressed. Some may have paid employees to help run and organize events and fundraising efforts, but the majority of people involved are volunteers who willingly donate their time for those in need.

DAVIES

And Mission has an abundance of kind-hearted, hard-working volunteers.

All types of Sand, Gravel & Topsoil

Groups like the Mission Hospice Society, The Christmas Bureau — a part of Mission Community Services — the Lions Club, Rotary Clubs, Optimists, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Cancer Society, MY House, LINC, Lifetime Learning and so many more, are here to help those in need or crisis.

Sand & Gravel Ltd. •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

Mission is fortunate to have so many caring individuals and organizations in the community.

Who adds to the cultural, economic health of Mission?

We all do.

Partner with us to grow Mission.

www.messociety.org

604-826-3634 www.missioncommunityservices.com info@missioncommunityservices.com

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Remembrance Day

Festival of Light: Diwali

Christmas Craft Fair at Heritage Park Middle School

Fire Truck Pull for Muscular Dystrophy

Powwow at Silverdale Hall

Children’s Festival

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Jati Sidhu Member of Parliament for Mission–Matsqui–Fraser Canyon

Proud to serve the people of this great community! My staff and I are happy to be of assistance in any federal government matter, including: • • • • •

CPP CRA Passportswww.JatiSidhu.ca Congratulatory Messages And more!

Please visit JatiSidhu.ca for more information!

613-992-1248 | jati.sidhu@parl.gc.ca | @JatiSidhuMP 1-866-599-4999 | facebook.com/jatisidhuMP

Hike for Hospice

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ain did not detour Mission residents from parti­ c ipating in this year’s Hike for Hospice, as about 50 people and 2 dogs signed up for the annual event. As per Mission Hospice Society Executive Director Angel Elias, all proceeds from the event go to support palliative care in Mission.

Wild West Gala for Mission Hospice

STAVE FALLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

30204 Brackley Street, Mission, BC

Open September 3, 2019! BC Curriculum, Outdoor Education, Inquiry, Experiential Learning REGISTRATION:

Ongoing at the District Education Office 33046 4th Ave, Mission, BC 604-826-6286

FOR INFORMATION:

Call Sue McLeod, 604-302-8728 www.mpsd.ca, or visit the Stave Falls website www.stavefalls.mpsd.ca Stave Falls parent facebook page www.facebook.com/Stavefallselementary

Forest and Nature Program Explore Discover Learn

ABACUS DENTAL CENTRE Serving Mission Since 1978

• Family Dentistry • Dental Emergencies • Restorative Dentistry • Implantology

Dr. Stanley T. Soon www.abacusdentalcentre.ca • 604-826-1227 #106–7343 Hurd Street, Mission, BC V2V 3H7

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WELCOME TO

RE

DOWNTOWN MISSION

Discover

DOWNTOWN MISSION

A fresh new look for your downtown! Mission’s Downtown is an eclectic mix of unique, funky shops that carry a wide variety of interesting items you won’t find anywhere else, not to mention the exceptional customer service offered by each of the individually owned and operated stores.

SHOPPING • DINING RECREATION • BUSINESS

www.missiondowntown.ca

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Discover downtown 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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CARE IN PHARMACY

PRESCRIPTIONS IN JUST 10 MINS!* *CONDITIONS APPLY

FREE delivery

SENIOR DISCOUNT!

“Come for the price, stay for the service!”

604.287.2999 33083 - 1st Ave., Mission, BC, V2V 1G2 203–33072 1st Ave Mission, BC 604.287.1010

Vishal, Owner

Monday to Friday 6:00am-7:00pm Saturday & Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm

INSURANCE CLAIM DIRECT BILLING

1925–2019

94 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. 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.

MEN’S WEAR LTD.

DDLE BLOCK

MIDDLE OF THE MI

33147 FIRST AV

ENUE MISSION

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inspired

f loral designs

for all occasions

• Quality Alterations • Custom Garments • Fabrics & Notions

Let our elegant florals and attentive service brighten your day! • European hand-tied bouquets • Exotic flowers • Custom designs for all occasions

604.820.0528 1-33225 First Ave., Mission

Magnolias Main

(Between Gold Bin & Akasaka Restaurant)

on

33253 First Ave, Mission

604-826-1110

www.magnoliasonmainflowers.com

Thrifty never looked or felt so good ....

Come Thrifting and help your community! Your local Cottage Thrift store is all volunteer run and profits go to supporting your local Mission Hospital. Hope to see you all soon!

VOLUNTEER NOW !

Proud to be serving Mission for the past 99 years

33228 1st Ave, Mission

(604) 826-5209

GENTLY USED WOMEN'S CLOTHING SHOES & ACCESSORIES Donations gratefully accepted

STORE HOURS:

MON – FRI: 10AM – 5PM SAT:10AM — 4PM

TEL: 604.820.5071 33173 1ST AVENUE MISSION, BC V2V 1G3

SARAFORWOMEN.CA FRONYA IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE PROJECT OF SARA FOR WOMEN

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Toy Store

We Buy, Sell, Trade & Repair Laptops and Cellphones!

FREE GIFT WRAPPING • BIRTHDAY REGISTRY LOCALLY OWNED

33232 1ST AVE, MISSION • 604.287.5437

604.289.4700

9-33039 1st Ave, Mission

8330614

drfixcomputers@gmail.com

• We fix most phones within 1 hour • Same day computer repair • We unlock all phones

GET THE

DESIGNER LOOK Book your eye health examination today with

Dr. Lyndon Balisky, Optometrist · Laser consultation · Contact lens fitting · Licensed opticians

Proud to serve Mission for over 33 years!

3 RD PARTY BILLING

*EYEGL ASSES ONLY

Blue Cross · Sunlife · Manulife Standardlife & more

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Arnold’s

Shoe Repair • Shoe Repair & Dying • Sports Equipment • Purses • Zippers • Leather Stitching

JUST STYLE NO COM PROM ISE

Your Shoe Repair Experts! Serving Mission for 35 years! Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Thursday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

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(604) 814-3403 | 33245 1st Avenue, Mission, BC


Unique European Designer Eyewear! LaFont Paris Etnia Barcelona Spectacle Eyeworks Woow And many more exclusive brands

P

ERFECT

P

IECE

OPTICAL BOUTIQUE

604.410.2020 FASHION FOOTWEAR

33166B 1st Ave, Mission Across from CIBC Mon–Fri 10am–6pm, Sat 10am–5pm

* ACCESSORIES * CLOTHING * HANDBAGS

Handmade Perfection. Goody Too Shoes 1-33231 First Avenue, Mission • 604-820-7338 • Open 7 days TO URISM MISSION.C A   59 WWW.TOURISMMISSION.CA


• Traditional English Baking

HUGE SELECTION OF ORGANIC LOOSE LEAF TEAS!

TRY OUR SPECIALTY ITALIAN COFFEES!

You’ll love our freshly baked goods!

Learn how to be a Happy Homesteader

Check out our up-coming classes!

Cookies • Cakes • Tarts • Best Bread In Town!

Join us for breakfast or lunch • Homemade Quiche • Soup & Sandwich Combos • Salads • Mouth-watering Breakfasts • Cakes for all Occasions englishtarts@ymail.com | 604.289.2253 33134 FIRST AVENUE, MISSION OPEN MON - SAT 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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BEE KEEPING & HONEY, KITCHENWARE, SMOKERS, PRESERVING & PICKLING, HOW-TO CLASSES & MORE

33180B 1st Ave, Mission • 604.814.2800

Like us on Facebook


MISSION DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Shop Local Love Local www.downtownmission.ca 604 826 7311 info@downtownmission.ca

BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, ORGANIC TEAS AND COFFEES, HOMEMADE BAKING 33057 1ST AVE MISSION | 778-885-4334 (BETWEEN JAMES AND GRAND ST)

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GIVE US 12 MINUTES

#1 Fast Lube Sh in Missioop n

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 certified technicians • Preventative maintenance services performed and recommended • Complete Warranty approval on all services • Top quality parts and fluids specified by vehicle manufacturers • Fair value pricing on both parts and services

604-287-5501

32471 LOUGHEED HWY #105 MISSION

MON-FRI: 8:00 AM TO 7:00 PM SAT: 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR SPECIALS! WWWPROOILOFMISSION.CA SUN: 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

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Proudly serving the Fraser Valley for thirty five years

YEARS!

WELCOME to

ABBOTSFORD NISSAN Home of the Synthetic Oil and Filter change for Life Membership*

LEAF

ROgUE

MURANO

PATHFINDER

Micra * Versa * Sentra * Altima * Maxima * 370 * Kicks * Qashqai * Armada * Frontier

Abbotsford Nissan

FRASER VALLEY AUTO MALL * MT. LEHMAN RD NORTH (HWY #1 EXIT 83) 30180 AUTOMALL DR. - 15 MINUTES SOUTH OF MISSION

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TITAN

* Genuine Nissan 0W20 Synthetic oil and OEM filter used

Check out our entire selection online abbotsfordnissan.com

604.857.7755 Toll Free 1.800.880.1335

DL#7702

Shop with us and learn more about your local neighborhood Nissan store which has been family owned & operated since 1984.


Proud to be a part of

Mission

Mission's own since 1927

Come see our newly renovated store and our fresh new look, including our amazing variety of BC Wines.

400 - 32555 London Avenue Dawn Haig Store Manager

(In the Junction Shopping Centre)

604-826-9564

• Open 7am - 11pm everyday

Book your online delivery and save time at saveonfoods.com

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Invested in Mission since 1979

Arctic Sunrise

We Custom Design

THE “JUNCTION” IN MISSION

604-826-5766

www.lankajewels.ca twitter.com/LankaJewels

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Noam Carver Designs

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e are proud to announce the opening of our new location in the Junction Mall. Our new larger showroom is an exciting move and we look forward to welcoming new and old customers with our best quality and warmest service.

Ken Selvaraja & Family


Unique, Eclectic Designs Home Decor & Fashion

W

e are committed to providing you with the best service and shopping convenience!

From expert hair care to complete cellular services; from exotic travel experiences to delicious sushi and freshly baked goods; from professional care for your pets to other services... #235-32530 Lougheed Highway Mission Hills Shopping Centre by Cobs Bread Open 7 Days a Week

You'll find it all here.

604-826-8835 THE SHOPS AT MISSION HILLS • 32530-32670 • Lougheed Hwy, Mission BC Management & Leasing: Prospero International Realty Inc. 604-669-7733

ERITAGE PARK HMARKET PLACE

Your Neighbourhood Shopping Experience Offers Convenience & Friendly Service

7871 STAVE LAKE STREET, MISSION Choice leasing opportunities available • Please contact Sean Ogilvie 604.684.7117

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sip & savor

M

ission has a big appetite when it comes to great cuisine, so come and eat with the locals at some of their top picks.

14th Avenue Pub  This is a great local pub! Amazing fresh cooking and specials always available — the burgers are awesome! Breakfast is also served every Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Blackberry Kitchen  With views across the Fraser Valley and a large outdoor patio, this all day dining experience sources fresh, local ingredients to offer everything from a Florentine Benny to Filet Mignon. Coronas Mexican Restaurant  As our only Mexican Restaurant in Mission, its a fantastic new addition to our choices for dining. Family run, with a welcoming atmosphere. Eleni’s Restaurant  This family run, authentic Greek restaurant offers a varied menu including seafood, pasta, stir fry, salads and of course Greek specialties including moussaka, spanakopita and souvlaki. Embers BBQ House  Who take great pride in their authentic BBQ menu, with an open kitchen and dining experience allowing a direct connection to the chef.

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English Tarts   A unique English tea room, with a cozy atmosphere. Fresh baked bread daily, delicious homemade soups, scones and cakes, with a wide selection of teas and freshly brewed Italian coffee. Galley Girls Coffee Shop  Not only great for coffee but for their selection of homemade soups, sandwiches and baked goods. Hottiesfoods Emporio  This Italian eatery offers fresh Nea­ politan cuisine and is the ideal stop after spending time at Stave or Hayward Lake. Loco Blue Café  Open for breakfast and lunch, this local hangout offers a fresh and healthy menu with all items made from scratch; including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Mission Springs Brewing Company  This is a restaurant and pub with a craft brew house attached, making a great combo, and don’t worry if you are the designated driver you can buy some to take home from the liquor store. The Penny  A local gathering place for neighbors who come for locally sourced tea and coffee or for wholesome fresh foods. RiRi’s Kitchen & Bar  This fusion Restaurant has something for everyone! Using local fresh ingredients the menu is an eclectic mix of dishes all freshly prepared.


YOUR

DESTINATION FOR FUSION FOOD

Corona’s Mexican Restaurant represents the best of traditional cooking. The scent of these familiar dishes draws hungry diners to experience the unique richness of flavours that emerge in traditional cooking techniques. Enjoy handcrafted Tacos, Quesadillas, Burritos, Tortas, Tostadas and Masa-based traditional dishes at Corona’s in Mission.

Reserve your table 604-814-8655

WHERE FRIENDS GET TOGETHER

130-32555 London Avenue, Mission (Junction Mall) • 604-826-7388

ririskitchenandbar.ca

HOURS OF OPERATION

Sunday to Thursday 11:00 AM–09:30 PM Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM–10:00 PM

Next to the movie theatres at The Junction Shopping Centre

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Experience fresh, aromatic Thai Cuisine in Mission B.C. Indulge in a Bangkok style menu using imported and local ingredients. Each plate is made to order allowing you to customize your spice level, whether you enjoy a mild but flavorful meal or you find pleasure in the fiery blast of chili peppers. Savor classic mains such as Authentic Pad Thai, Coconut Curries, and a variety of Stir Fries along with appetizers including Stuffed Chicken Wings, Curry Fish Cakes, Spring Rolls, and more!

Located in Fraser River Heritage Park

Breakfast ~ Lunch ~ Dinner Open all year Licensed

604.826.0210 7494 Mary Street, Mission www.theblackberrykitchen.ca

Most dishes can be modified-gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options available. We are licensed! Dine in or take out!

Call 604.287.6867

for reservations or take-out.

33261 First Avenue, Mission

City Style... Valley Casual

32516 – 14TH AVENUE, MISSION

VISIT OUR LIQUOR STOR E BEST PRICES IN TOWN!

604-826-0354 DAILY SPECIALS

THE 14TH AVENUE POUNDER All Day Every Day $3.60 (14oz) · $4 (16oz)

HAPPY HOUR 3 TO 6PM — 7 DAYS A WEEK Pounders of Bud, Bud Light & Canadian (16oz) Pounders of Blue Buck (16oz) Bar Highballs (1oz) House Wine (6oz)

APPY HOUR 8 TO 10PM — 7 DAYS A WEEK BREAKFAST IS SERVED

EVERY SATURDAY, SUNDAY & ON HOLIDAYS Open at 10am Saturdays & Sunday, 11am on Holidays

Handcut Potato Chips Montreal Poutine Deep Fried Pickles

Chicken Strips (3) & Fries Garlic Short Rack Ribs

MONDAY TUESDAY

Wings 55¢ each Steak Sandwich $11 Super Soft Taco $7

WEDNESDAY Burgers $10.50

7 to choose from

THURSDAY

Wings 30¢ each 17 flavours to choose from

FRIDAY

After 5pm Steak & Prawns $18 Rack of Whiskey BBQ Ribs $14

SATURDAY

After 5pm Prime Rib Dinner $14 Rack of Whiskey BBQ Ribs $14

SUNDAY

Funday Burger $5.50 Prices may change without notice.

Check out our Facebook page and website for all our upcoming events • gm@14thavenue.ca • facebook.com/The14thAvenuePub www.facebook.com/The14thAvenuePub

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A Great Place To Eat! THE

BISTRO AT PLEASANT VIEW A non-profit society

Daily Specials Freshly Baked Muffin & Coffee...$2.00 Homemade Soup $5.95 & Sandwich...$5.95 Open: Monday to Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Located at Pleasantview Campus of Care 7530 Hurd Street, Mission • 604-826-2154

A True Greek Experience Vicky, GiGi and family invite you to come in and enjoy authentic Greek cuisine.

Our dishes have been created from generations of family traditional recipes, giving you the best in Greek dining.

30 S R YEMAission

Catering for all occasions.

in

33262 1st Avenue, Mission

604-826-4430

Call for take-out or delivery Open: Sun-Thurs 11am-9:30pm • Fri. & Sat. 11am-10:30pm

Visit our website for our full menu

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Dining & Cuisine ETHNIC Akasaka Japanese Restaurant 2-33227 1st Ave Mission, BC V2V 1G7 604-826-5108 Bee Thai Cuisine 33261 1st Avenue Mission, BC V2V 1G7 604-287-6867 Corona's 32555 London Ave #750 Mission, BC V2V 6M7 604-814-8655 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 33152 1st Ave Mission, BC V2V 1G4 604-820-8668 Lighthouse Fresh & Tasty 110A-32423 Lougheed Hwy Mission, BC V2V 7B8 604-287-3399 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 City Pizza & Indian Cuisine 32818 7th Ave North Mission, BC V2V 2C3 604-826-5900 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

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Rabab Indian Restaurant 7871 Stave Lake St Mission, BC V2V 0C5 694-206-1947 Sangam Restaurant & Catering 7871 Stave Lake St Mission, BC V2V 0C5 694-206-1947 Sangam Sweets & Curry Express 32034 Lougheed Hwy Mission, BC V2V 1A4 604-820-1947 Sushi Te 32423 Lougheed Hwy Mission, BC V2V 7B8 604-820-1500 Young's Kitchen Sushi C100-7871 Stave Lk St Mission, BC V2V 0C5 604-287-8111 Yummy House Eat In Take Out 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 AMJ Pizza & Curry House Unit 8-32650 Logan Ave Mission, BC V2V 6C7 604-289-2272 Cedar Pizza 9063 Cedar St Mission, BC V4S 1A7 604-287-8000 Mission City Pizza 32818 7th Ave North Mission, BC V2V 2C3 604-826-5900 Mission Donair Factory 32818 7th Ave Mission, BC V2V 2C3 604-287-2555 Ocean Pizza C-33166 1st Ave Mission, BC V2V 1G4 604-287-1212

CAFÉS & COFFEE HOUSES Bear Country Bakery 32423 Lougheed Hwy #10 Mission, BC V2V 7B8 604-410-2253

CASUAL DINING

The Bistro 7530 Hurd Street Mission, BC V2V 3H9 604-826-2154

The Blackberry Kitchen 7494 Mary St Mission, BC V2V 6Y9 604-826-0210

Embers BBQ House 107-32559 Logan Ave Mission, BC V2V 6W8 604-826-1191

Browns Socialhouse 101-32670 Lougheed Hwy Mission, BC V2V 1A7 604-287-6666

English Tarts 33134 1st Ave Mission, BC V2V 1G4 604-289-2253

Eleni’s Restaurant 33258 1st Ave Mission, BC V2V 1G6 604-826-4430

Galley Girls Coffee House 10-7871C Stave Lake St Mission, BC V2V 0C5 604-826-2610

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 RiRi’s Kitchen + Bar 32555 London Ave Mission, BC V2V 6M7 604-826-7388

PUBS & LOUNGES Captains 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 14th Avenue Pub & Liquor Store 32516 14th Ave Mission, BC V2V 2N7 604-826-0354 Kermode Wild Berry Wines 8457 River Road South Dewdney, BC V0M 1H0 604-814-3222

Pete’s Place Pizza 3-33111 London Ave Mission, BC V2V 4P9 604-826-9191

Mission Springs Brewing Company 7160 Oliver St Mission, BC V2V 6K5 604-820-1009

Pizza Man Mission 4-33093 Seventh Ave Mission, BC V2V 2C9 604-820-7797

Sisto’s Pub 34555 Vosburgh Ave Mission, BC V2V 6R5 604-826-8500

Grab A Java 33093 7th Ave #2 Mission, BC V2V 2C9 604-826-5282 Grab A Java Roasterie 7340 Murray St Mission, BC V2V 4A3 604-820-4945 Jimmy’s Lunch Box 7117 Bridge St Mission, BC V2V 2X6 604-814-5003 The Loco Blue Café 5-32618 Logan Ave Mission, BC V2V 6C7 604-289-1772 Mission’s BBQ Garden Café 33057 1st Ave Mission BC V2V 1G2 778-885-4334 Mission Horse Brunch Restaurant 33290 Glasgow Ave Mission, BC V2V 4M2 604-826-5635 Mission Lighthouse Café 33344 Harbour Ave Mission, BC V2V 2W4 604-287-2260 The Penny Coffee 33128 1 Ave, Mission, BC V2V 1G4 604-287-5557 Rocko’s 24 Hour Diner 32786 Lougheed Hwy Mission, BC V2V 1A7 604-826-7612 Silver Creek Café 31510 Gill Ave Mission, BC V4S 0A1 604-826-2255 The Wee Chippie Fish & Chips 4A–32081 Lougheed Hwy Mission, BC V2V 1B7 604-289-1998


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Special Features - Mission Visitor Guide 2019  

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Special Features - Mission Visitor Guide 2019  

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