New Member: District of Mission

By UBC Botanical Garden | New Member

Welcome to the District of Mission

Join us in welcoming the District of Mission as a new entry-level member of Gardens British Columbia!

Have you been to the city of Mission, on highway 11, just north of the Fraser River and the Trans-Canada, in BC’s stunning Fraser Valley. You might have heard us refer to them for their strong support of one of our key supporters and founders, BC Communities in Bloom.

How to get to the District of Mission in the Fraser Valley.
District of Mission – Map

Mission BC’s Communities in Bloom has a long history, starting in 2009, when the entered the Communities in Bloom provincial competition. They are tough competitors as they continually beautify their city, with community involvement and consistently win heritage and environmental awards. Check out their Communities in Bloom Facebook page to find out why you must put Mission on your travel-to-now bucket list!

District of Mission official flower - Caitlin Rhododendron

Mission has an official flower, the Caitlyn Rhododendron, which is is registered with the Royal Horticultural Society.

Should you be planning a trip to the city with the big back yard, check out Tourism Mission, and share your photos and video on social, using the hashtags. After all, it’s just a short drive away…

#exploreMission and #exploreBCgardens

Mission, BC trails – Photo credit: District of Mission

If you are there now, enter our Tulip Photo Contest and show the world Mission’s tulip and gardens.