Hiking opportunities in Mission and the Fraser Valley are endless. You can hike to the top of local mountains to gain spectacular views, hike around lakes, through wetlands and marshes, through second and old growth forests, bird sanctuaries and dikes along the Fraser River. Hiking ranges from easy walking to difficult mountain climbing, whatever your abilities, there is plenty of options. There are some excellent easy hikes to local waterfalls Like Cascade Waterfalls and many trails leading through protected bird sanctuaries like Cheam Wetlands, Burns Bog and Pitt Addington Marsh to name a few. There are also more difficult hikes that require experience or guides like Mount Cheam, Widgeon Falls, Bear Mountain or Rolley Falls. These are just a few as the list of trails and hikes in the Mission area are endless.
A wealth of recreation opportunities exists in and around the Municipal Forest. Located around the Stave and Hayward Reservoirs, the District of Mission manages 9 trails varying in degree of difficulty and uses. Brochures are available from our office. This website offers a wealth of information including maps and pictures.
Below we have listed some websites that will help with gathering more information on local hiking and bird watching opportunities.
Fraser River Heritage Park
Hayward Lake Regional Park
Catilines Pack Trail
Coquihala Canyon Park
Nahatlatch Provincial Park
Rolley Lake Provincial Park
Sasquatch Provincial Park
Upper Fraser Valley Provincial Parks
Golden Ears Provincial Park
Mountain Biking in British Columbia
Great site for hiking information for the Fraser Valley