Hiking Trails & Recreation Areas



Come and explore! Mission has a wide variety of parks and leisure areas that appeal to everyone. Click here to find information about the many local parks and regional parks for you to take in.


Throughout the Municipal Forest there are many opportunities for outdoor recreation like hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, snowmobiling and swimming.

Find out more about the forest trails operated by the Forestry department.

While you are welcome to park and hike our logging roads, please: do not park in front of or proceed to drive through any gates at any time.  There may be workers that need access or are already inside!  Roads behind gates are only single lane, with no turn-outs, logging trucks need the right of way. Gates can be locked at any time, leaving you locked in for 12 hours or longer!

Camping behind gates is prohibited due to the fire hazard and other issues associated with those activities.

Vehicles left at trail-heads and other areas within the Municipal Forest and along the Florence Lake Forest Service Road are occasionally the targets of vandalism and/or theft. Please do not leave anything of value in your vehicle.

For information on sharing trails with multiple users, please view:
Trail Users Code of Ethics Brochure
Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Tips

Wildlife Encounters

Mission is bear and cougar country! Please view the Safety Guides to Bears and Cougars for further information on how to best be prepared in case you encounter wildlife during your recreational activities.

Hunting Information

A Fraser Valley Special Area Hunting licence is required within the City of Mission.  See the Hunting and Trapping Regulation Synopsis


Recreation Links

**Please note The City of Mission is not responsible for the content on external websites

BC Hydro Recreation Areas including Ruskin, Hayward and Stave Lake areas.
BC Parks Parks Find, Recreation Information, Campsite Reservations
International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Promotes mountain bicycling opportunities that are environmentally and socially responsible
Zajac Ranch for children – Located on the shores of Stave Lake.