Fraser River Heritage Park is rich in history and a community gathering place for events and festivals, kite flying, sledding, and dog walking. Immerse yourself in the panoramic views of the Fraser Valley and take a moment to read the interpretive panels along the trails to enrich your knowledge with the stories of the land.
This park is the perfect place to have a picnic with a picnic shelter, benches, and tables, gazebo, walking trails, kids play area, and gorgeous restaurant on-site with a patio overlooking the Fraser River The Blackberry Kitchen. Make sure to also check out the Blackberry Kitchen Canteen for to-go and treat options as the perfect picnic lunch spot.
Please note that interpretive signs were installed in the park prior to the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The original interpretive signs were removed by the District of Mission as they did not adequately reflect the story of St. Mary’s or our deeper understanding of the long-term impacts of the residential school system enacted by the Government of Canada. A small group of First Nations representatives are engaging with the City of Mission and have commenced discussions to develop new signs or interpretive elements to further educate the community and reflect on the devastating impact of the residential school systems and the long-term harm caused to so many.
For the mountain bike trails pick up a hard copy of the map at the Visitor Centre or view it here: