Agassiz / Kent

Visit Agassiz BC

Welcome to Agassiz/Kent

Agassiz-Kent is the eastern Fraser Valley’s best kept secret. A natural playground awaits where you can swim, golf, bike, hang-glide and ski all on the same day.

Refresh, relax and immerse yourself in the area’s history and culture at two carefully preserved museums: Kilby Historic Site and Agassiz-Harrison Museum and Visitor Information Centre.

Don’t miss the 100-year-old annual Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival held every September. Travel the original Circle Farm Tour to savour fresh wholesome farm foods, connect with local farmers, and experience the countryside.

Welcome to farm country!

Attractions

The District of Kent and community of Agassiz offers lush parks, accessible sports facilities, unique businesses, heritage sites and fun community events within a rural setting on the outskirts of BC’s Lower Mainland.

Four golf courses provide excellent choices for golfers and Sasquatch Mountain Resort features skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and snow tubing.

Agassiz’s original Circle Farm Tour connects visitors with farm fresh foods, organics, and locally-made products.

Outdoors

Circle Farm Tour – Self-Guided

Agassiz’s Circle Farm tour celebrates past and present agricultural practices, featuring a rich mix of tantalizing things to see, do, smell, and taste.

See:

  1. Meet and great friendly farm animals
  2. Aged-to-perfection artisan cheeses and hand-crafted pottery
  3. Century-old barns and farms

Do:

  1. Pick up locally grown vegetables and berries (in-season) or locally caught salmon
  2. Take in a local community event
  3. Shop for antiques, home, and garden décor with a country twist

Smell:

  1. Fresh coffee being roasted
  2. Hot corn and melted butter at the Fall Fair
  3. Fresh country air

Stop into the Visitor Information Centres in either Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs for the Circle Farm Tour brochure and map.


District of Kent Fairgrounds

The District of Kent fairgrounds play host to countless games of baseball, soccer, tennis, swim meets, horse jumping as well as many events including the Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival held the third weekend of September every year for over 110 years!

The fairgrounds are located on the west end of Pioneer Avenue and are home to the Ferny Coombe Pool, Agricultural Hall, Pavilion, and Community Recreation and Cultural Centre.


Pioneer Park

Located in the heart of downtown Agassiz, Pioneer Park boasts some of the finest heritage trees in the area. The beautifully maintained park that runs alongside the CP Rail line is home to the Aberdeen building and is adjacent to the Agassiz-Harrison Museum and Visitor Information Centre.

Pioneer Park is where you will find most of the town’s excitement during the summer months with story time in the park, free live concerts, children’s play area and playbox filled with playground toys and activities.

A stroll through the park and downtown Agassiz will not only be pleasing to your senses, but interesting to the mind with all the history that surrounds you. Come visit not only to see our lifestyle, but learn and experience it.


Sasquatch Provincial Park

Sasquatch Provincial Park is a quick and easy get-away for camping, outdoor recreation pursuits or day retreats for the whole family.

Located just north of Harrison Hot Springs, the park features three campgrounds and a day park at Trout Lake, Hicks Lake and Deer Lake. The area offers fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, camping and relaxing — all under the watchful eye of Mount Cheam.

You and your family will love this park.

Arts and Culture

Heritage

Explore Agassiz and Kent’s diverse history, culture and heritage at the Kilby Historic Site and the Agassiz-Harrison Museum.

Kilby general store and farm is a provincially recognized history site located on the banks of the Harrison and Fraser Rivers. Immerse yourself in the rural experience of the recent past, exploring the site’s farm animals, natural features and historic buildings.

The Agassiz-Harrison Museum tell stories of the area’s First Peoples, immigrant settlers, historic events, local businesses and industry through tours, exhibits and special events. Explore the caboose, visit the Local Motive Gift Shop and escape from urban life in the 1893 train station. Phone the museum to book your group tour: 604-796-5345, or drop in seasonally from May to October.


Arts

The Kent Harrison Arts Council is a not for profit arts and cultural organization serving the communities of the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, District of Kent, Seabird Island and Chehalis.

The Arts Council operates out of The Ranger Station Art Gallery at 98 Rockwell Drive in Harrison Hot Springs, BC. You can visit the gallery 7 days a week from March to November and weekdays in December, January and February.

Historic Sites

Kilby Historic Site Interior of the General StoreVisit Kilby Historic Site is a provincially significant historic site located in charming Harrison Mills. The historic 1906 General Store and heritage site has been transformed into a museum that interprets the rural history of the Fraser Valley in the 1920s.

While at Kilby, explore the 1906 General Store, the Manchester House Hotel, and Post Office.  Your family will enjoy meeting the friendly farm animals on the five acre heritage farm; and playing on the orchard playground.

The Kilby Historic Site is within walking distance of the scenic Kilby Park, located along the beautiful Harrison River. Book your spot on the 35-site campground or visit for a day and take advantage of the day use area, sandy beaches, nature trails and boat launch.

Visit Kilby’s website to learn about the many special events held, or book your group tour by phoning: 604-796-9576.

Recreation & Sports

Ferny Coombe Pool

The Ferny Coombe Pool is a seasonal outdoor swimming pool that is open from May to August each year. The 20 metre pool features six lanes, a diving board and slide.

To find more information about the pool or to see pool schedules, visit the District of Kent website.


Parks

There are 11 local parks located within the District of Kent:

  1. Alm Park (next to the cemetery at 4600 Cemetery Road)
  2. Pioneer Park (downtown Agassiz)
  3. Vinry Park (Agassiz)
  4. Schep Park (Agassiz)
  5. Westlin Park (Agassiz)
  6. Evergreen Park (Agassiz)
  7. Centennial Park and Agassiz Fair Grounds (Agassiz)
  8. Rockwell Bay Parks (next to 7411 Rockwell Place)
  9. Thunderbird Estates Park (next to 6977 Rockwell Drive)
  10. Sasquatch Provincial Park (7571 Rockwell Drive, Harrison Hot Springs, BC)
  11. Kilby Provincial Park (215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills, BC)

Trails:

The district of Kent has three trails popular for families and visitors of all ages:

  1. Mountain View Recreation Trail
  2. Henry Blair Trail
  3. Mount Woodside Trail System

Eat & Drink

Restaurants

Sasquatch Inn PubAgassiz is the District of Kent’s largest town where you will find quaint restaurants, chain favourites and local watering holes.

The Sasquatch Inn Pub is located right along Highway 7 and is home to the famous Sasquatch Burger!

The Heritage House Cafe is open six days a week from 8am to 4pm and is located at 7216 Pioneer Avenue, downtown Agassiz. Featuring home-made breakfast and lunch options, coffee, teas and baked treats.

Cheam Sushi Japanese Restaurant is located at 7010 Pioneer Avenue and offers a wide selection of Japanese cuisine choices.

Enjoy a burger, steak or brew at Jack’s Restaurant & Steakhouse, located at 7205 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz.

A family favourite, Silvano’s Restaurant features a wide range of Greek, Italian and Canadian specials.

Locals frequent the Agassiz Deli for quality meats, cheeses, sandwiches and salads around. Located at 7098 Pioneer Avenue.

Shopping

Downtown Agassiz

Downtown Agassiz is where you will find shops of all sorts serving the District of Kent.

Agassiz Produce, located at 7167 Pioneer Avenue, offers a selection of local fruits and vegetables, groceries and homemade breads and pies.

Kent Outdoors is your fishing, hunting, camping and outdoor supply store, located at 7048 Pioneer Avenue.

Allenby’s Farm Store is your source for pet and farm animal feed, yard and garden supplies, and unique cement yard sculptures. Located at 7323 Pioneer Drive, Agassiz.

Other shops and businesses located in the downtown core of Agassiz include SuperValu, Shoppers Drug Mart, Lordco Auto Parts, Canada Post, the Red Apple and Agassiz-Harrison Printers and Stationers.

Transportation

Bus

Translink provides regular transportation services to Agassiz from Chilliwack and Hope. Catch the bus in front of the Agassiz-Harrison Museum and Visitor Information Centre.


Bicycle

Take a bicycle ride around the farm roads of scenic Agassiz and Harrison Mills. Flat backroads and access to Fraser River dykes makes for excellent cycling conditions and interesting scenery. Join the Fraser Valley Cycle tour, and cycle to local farms and stops of interest in Agassiz.

Cars and Racing

Agassiz Speedway

Visit the Agassiz Speedway – a 1/4 mile oval car racing track in Agassiz where most Saturday nights from April – October you can enjoy racing events.

Visit the Agassiz Speedway website for schedule and admission rates.

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