Discover Agassiz

Tucked within the magnificent peaks and rolling pastures of the Fraser Valley, the town of Agassiz is waiting to be discovered. Family farms, river views and the stunning Mount Cheam are the backdrop to Agassiz’s simple small-town charm, bordered by the rustic beauty of Harrison Mills and the rest of the District of Kent.

Next door, Harrison Hot Springs serves lakeside serenity and stunning mountain views with charisma and hospitality.

Events like the annual Agassiz Fall Fair and Twilight Concert Series showcase the community-oriented nature of the town, while next door Harrison’s Festival of the Arts brings the world to the valley’s doorstep. Whether it’s a visit with friendly goats at the natural cheese shop, downtown shopping at the unique second-hand stores, or even a simple walk down one of the community’s many local trails, you’re bound to find something to inspire in the Agassiz-Harrison Valley.


  • Mount Cheam offers the best 360-degree view of the Fraser Valley of Chilliwack and nearby communities
  • Corn capital of BC
  • Local sturgeon can grow more than four metres long (14 ft) and weigh more than 680 kilograms (1,500 lb).
  • Harrison Lake is 60 km long and close to 275 metres deep (900 ft) in some areas.
  • Agassiz is famous for Harrison Hot Springs. Visit the hot springs year-round by swimming in the indoor public pool, which is sourced by the two hot springs at the south end of the lake.


Kent enjoys a wet but moderate to mild climate in winter with drier summers.

Destination BC is developing a new campaign to promote hyper-local travel where residents are “tourists-in-their own hometown,” while practising the COVID-19 safety protocols as recommended by the B.C. Provincial Health Officer. Many B.C. parks are now open, and national parks were to open as of June 1.

(Check this website for current details on travel.)

Getting Here

Vehicle: From Vancouver head east on Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 E to Agassiz. Looking for a view? Take the Scenic 7 highway from Coquitlam (Highway 7). If travelling from the US, take the Sumas border crossing in Abbotsford.

Flying: Abbotsford International Airport is about 42 minutes away and Vancouver International Airport is nearly two hours away.

To find out more about Agassiz visit WestCoastTraveller or Agassiz Harrison Observer

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