Friday, April 3, 2009
Why Choose Vacation Rentals in Mission BC
For those who like to get away from city life and relax on a beautiful lakefront property, Mission BC is the perfect vacation destination.
Mission, British Columbia is a quiet and relaxing community nestled in the foot of the Coastal Mountains overlooking the lush Fraser River Valley. It has great public transit with the West Coast Express train which has an express service twice in the morning and twice in the evening every day to downtown Vancouver, just 70 kilometres away. Throughout the remainder of the day the service is by bus. If you choose Mission vacation rentals you get the best of both worlds because you can enjoy the excitement of city life by day and return to your quiet retreat in the evening.
Mission has a rich history which began when the Sto:lo, First Nations People founded the community in 1892 and is home to the oldest known First Nation's archeological site in British Columbia. It was also the site of Canada's first train robbery, BC's first rail link to the United States, and one of the earliest Hydroelectric dams and Fraser River bridges.
A visit to the Mission Museum, will reveal more of this fascinating history.
The ideal climate, incredible mountain vistas and natural forest settings, not to mention the surrounding lakes and streams make Mission an ideal vacation destination, especially for those who like to stay in a waterfront vacation home. Some of these lakefront vacation homes like one on Silvermere Lake have private docks and boat lifts, allowing water skiing for lots of family fun at the lake. Outdoor recreation is plentiful and the 32 parks offer dozens of hiking trails as well as fishing, camping and skiing. Also the area boasts two golf courses for the golf enthusiast.Bird watching enthusiasts will be in seventh heaven in this home to bald eagles, trumpeter swans and blue herons.
The annual Mission Folk Music Festival has been a popular event in July for over 20 years, and attracts thousands of music lovers each year. For links to more Mission attractions click here.
In summary choose Mission vacation rentals if you are looking for a quiet, laid back holiday with lots of outdoor recreation.
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Would love to hear your comments and suggestions for other lakefront vacation rentals in BC.