Kent (District) Agassiz
    

Phone : (604) 796-2235
Your Host(s) : Municipal Administration

Kent, BC (Nearby: Agassiz, Popkum, Bridal Falls, Harrison Hot Springs, Rosedale)

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7170 Cheam Avenue, Agissiz
Kent, British Columbia
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains

Description From Owner:
  • Agassiz is a small community located in the Eastern Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada, about 97 kilometres east of Vancouver and immediately north of the city of Chilliwack.
  • The only town within the jurisdiction of the District Municipality of Kent, it contains the majority of Kent's population.
  • Agassiz is named after after Captain Lewis N. Agassiz. Having sold his commission in the Royal Welch Fusiliers, he emigrated first to Prince Edward Island and then to Ontario.
  • In 1858 he arrived in Victoria among the thousands of gold-seekers pouring in from California. After some time in the Cariboo goldfields, he turned to farming in the Fraser Valley.
  • Preempting land in the Agassiz Valley in 1862, Captain Agassiz and his family finally took up residence here in 1867, giving his place the ultra-English name of Ferny Coombe.
  • When the CPR was built, the station here was named Amassiz.
  • Kent - When this municipality was incorporated in 1895, the name chosen was Kent (the English county famous for hops) since hop growing was an important local industry.
  • …from G.P.V. Akrigg and Helen B. Akrigg British Columbia Place Names 3rd Edition 1997


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