7 Ways to Get Outdoors in Mission

Steelhead Falls in MIssion in winter

Steelhead Falls in winter. Photo: Bob Friesen/Tourism Mission

Head to Mission in the Fraser Valley to experience outdoor adventures. Hike to waterfalls, go bird watching, hit, the snow, and lots more.

 

Hike to Cascade Falls

Hike to Cascade Falls to see the waters of Cascade Creek tumble 30 meters over a sheer cliff face into a turquoise pool. Walk across the large suspension bridge for close-up views. The trail can get icy in winter, so bring microspikes for better traction. Our Cascade Falls trail guide has more info.

Cascade Falls and suspension bridge in Mission near Vancouver

Cascade Falls suspension bridge
Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

 

Go Mountain Biking

Mission has tons of mountain biking trails spread across three main zones: Red Mountain, Bear Mountain, and Fraser River Heritage Park. In mild weather, you can ride all three zones year-round. But if the temperature drops, stick to the low-elevation Heritage Park trails to avoid snow and ice.

 

Play Disc Golf

Have you tried disc golf yet? It’s a fun, low-cost sport that’s easy to try. Leafy Centennial Park in the center of Mission has a nine-hole disc golf course. BYO-frisbee or discs.

 

Go Bird Watching

Silverdale Creek Wetlands just west of Mission are a popular spot for bird watching. A network of trails threads through the marshes. Many species spend their winters here. Look for ducks, bald eagles, great blue herons, and smaller birds like Pacific wrens, golden-crowned kinglets, dark-eyed juncos, and spotted towhees.

 

Hit the Snow at Sasquatch Mountain

Sasquatch Mountain is a family-friendly ski resort located a short drive from Mission. They have 36 runs, night skiing, and a terrain park. They also have a network of snowshoe trails and one of BC’s largest tube parks.

 

Hike to Steelhead Falls

The short and easy hike to Steelhead Falls in Mission is perfect for winter. In mild weather, lots of rain ensures that the waterfall will be gushing. And when temperatures dip, it is a frozen wonderland. Use our hiking guide to Steelhead Falls to plan your trip.

A hiker stands in front of Steelhead Falls in Mission, BC

Steelhead Falls. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

 

Explore More Hiking Trails

Mission is a great destination for hikers, with lots of low-elevation trails that you can hike year-round. Hike to a stunning viewpoint in the Mission Interpretive Forest. Walk across the floating bridge on the Devil’s Lake Loop. Hike around Rolley Lake, then make a detour to see Rolley Falls.

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