Mission, British Columbia is a
quiet and relaxing community nestled in the foot of the Coastal
Mountains overlooking the lush Fraser River Valley. It has great
public transit with the West Coast Express train which has an
express service twice in the morning and twice in the evening every
day to downtown Vancouver, just 70 kilometres away.
Throughout the remainder of the day the service is by bus.
choose Mission vacation rentals you get the best of both worlds
because you can enjoy the excitement of city life by day and return
to your quiet retreat in the evening.
Mission has a rich history which began when the Sto:lo, First
Nations People founded the community in 1892 and is home to the
oldest known First Nation's archeological site in British Columbia.
It was also the site of Canada's first train robbery, BC's first
rail link to the United States, and one of the earliest Hydroelectric
dams and Fraser River bridges. A visit to the
Mission Museum, will
reveal more of this fascinating history.
The ideal climate, incredible mountain vistas and natural forest
settings, not to mention the surrounding lakes and streams make
Mission an ideal vacation destination, especially for those who like
to stay in a
waterfront vacation home.
Some of these lakefront vacation homes like one on Silvermere Lake
have private docks and boat lifts, allowing water skiing for lots of
family fun at the lake.
Outdoor recreation is
plentiful and the 32 parks offer dozens of hiking trails as well as
fishing, camping and skiing. Also the area boasts two golf courses
for the golf enthusiast.
Bird watching enthusiasts will be in seventh heaven in this home to
bald eagles, trumpeter swans and blue herons.
The annual Mission
Folk Music Festival has been a popular event in July for over 20
years, and attracts thousands of music lovers each year. For
links to more Mission attractions
In summary choose Mission vacation rentals if you are
looking for a quiet, laid back holiday with lots of outdoor