The wide, fertile Fraser Valley is
a region located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and
extends from Langley to the west, to Hope in the east between the
Coast and the Cascade mountains.
There are many interesting communities to visit in the Fraser
Valley, starting with Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows along the north
bank. Here you can enjoy
spectacular scenery and championship golf. A popular destination in
Maple Ridge is the Golden Ears Provincial Park with a great camp
site, and access to Pitt Lake, the gateway to many wilderness areas.
The historic town of Mission is reminiscent of the gold rush days of
the 1850s and is well known for the Mission Powwow three day festival
in July, with native drummers, singers and dancers.
Visit a Benedictine monastery in Westminster Abbey or visit Kilby
Historic Store with its restored buildings, which gives a feel for
the days when stern wheelers linked the small towns in the Fraser
The resort town of Harrison Hot Springs is another popular
destination in the Fraser Valley. Here you can take the air tram for
breathtaking views of the Fraser River.
Hope, nestled in the mountains at the west end of the Hope-Princeton
highway, offers great appeal to outdoor adventurers, with its nearby
Other places to visit in the Fraser Valley, include Bridal Falls,
Minter Gardens and Cultus Lake. Cultus Lake is a destination for
summer family fun, with barbeques,
picnic areas, tennis courts, washroom facilities and boat rentals.
Chilliwack, only an hour east of Vancouver is one of the largest
communities in the Fraser Valley. The First Nations People who first
inhabited this beautiful region
named it Chilliwack, which means "quieter water at the head" Later
it became a steamship landing and suppy centre, which contributed to
Chilliwack's growth to a township in 1873.
Today the peaceful town of Chilliwack is known for its agriculture
and friendly people, which make it a great stop off point for those
seeking a quiet refuge away
from big city life.
West of Chilliwack and also part of the Fraser Valley you will find
Abbotsford, with its annual International Airshow, Langley, Fort
Langley and Surrey. Fort Langley has a restored 19th century fort,
the days of European settlers who came to the Fraser Valley. Also of
interest, is that Fort Langley is an original Hudson's Bay company
post with its restored
buildings and interesting museum.
In conclusion, the Fraser Valley of British Columbia is a beautiful
place to visit, offering plenty of activities, sightseeing, and
events for a wide variety of interests.
Why Choose Fraser Valley Vacation Rentals?
If you long for peace
and quiet away from the stress and traffic that city
life offers, you may want to consider vacationing in one
of Greater Vancouver's outlying communities in the
Fraser Valley of British Columbia. Here you will
find country vacation homes, bed and breakfast inns, and
many other vacation rentals that you can book directly
from an owner. Whether you are looking for a quiet
retreat, or a family vacation home close to hiking,
water sports and adventure, consider renting from an
owner in the Fraser Valley for a more affordable and
memorable vacation in your home away from home!