Buy Local Mission
In August 2019, LOCO teams up with Vancity and Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce to conduct a community campaign in the area. As we build the campaign, excerpts from the businesses will be added below. The full stories can be found here.
B.C. Buy Local
The B.C. Buy Local campaign encourages consumers to shift at least 1% of their spending — just $15 — to a local business, or a local grown or local made product. If all consumers make a 1% shift, it will create 3,100 jobs and sends $94M in wages to workers in B.C. Check out more reasons to buy local.
When you buy local, you support businesses that supports an eco-system of other local businesses in the community — from farmers and growers to makers and manufacturers, to business support service providers, like graphic designers and credit unions. So many Mission businesses are committed to buying local and supporting a strong community — discover the stories of how local businesses keep your community strong!
Mission is in the heart of the Fraser Valley, on the historic ancestral lands of the Sto:lo people including Kwantlen, Leq’a:mel, Matsqui, and Scowlitz territories. It was likely the rich salmon runs of the Fraser River that first drew the Sto:lo (people of the river) to this place thousands of years before the arrival of the European settlers. Mission has evolved over the years, from a simple train station stop along the Mighty Fraser River, to one of the fastest growing communities in the Lower Mainland. Its location, nestled on the southern slopes of the Coast Mountains and overlooking the lush Fraser River valley, is a haven for explorers and outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors arrive to hike, bike, and try their hands at fishing, especially for the great white sturgeon and famous Fraser River salmon.
Mission is well situated in the heart of the Fraser Valley. It is located 5 minutes north of Abbotsford, 30 minutes to the east of Maple Ridge and about an hour away from Metro Vancouver by car. Weekday during peak hours the West Coast Express commuter train makes it run into downtown Vancouver, with stops in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Coquitlam, and Port Moody. The U.S. border is just 20 minutes south by car. Find more info on the District of Mission or the local history of the area.