ruralroutes.com and ruralroutes.ca thank all of their supporters for 25 years of success!

The concept of rural tourism involves agri, eco, cultural, adventure, community based, historical, wine, rural craft, festival, bird-watching, photography, educational, sports, campsite, etc.This turn-key database is the perfect home based business for anyone that wants to escape the urban rat race. Talk to us.

Read about buying this website as the owner is retiring.

Click to return to website.


South Sumas / Sumas ~ Mountain
Community

Your Host(s) : Canada Post

Chilliwack, BC (Nearby: South Sumas, Atchelitz, CFB Chilliwack, Vedder Crossing, Greendale)

  • Sumas

45800 Promontory Rd
Chilliwack, British Columbia
V2R 3M0


British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains

Description From Owner:
  • Sumas - From a Halkomelem word meaning 'big flat opening.' Sumas Lake, once extensive, shallow, and infested with mosquitoes, has been drained for many years, providing lush agricultural land.
  • The earliest mention of Sumas Mountain is to be found in Simon Fraser's account of the country he passed through on 30 June 1808: 'Continued our course with a strong current for nine miles [down the Fraser] where the river expands into a lake.
  • Here we saw seals, a large river [the Chilliwack River?] coming in on the left, and a round Mountain a head [sic], which the natives call shemotch.' In the mid-nineteenth century, Sumas was often spelled Smess.
  • The Halkomelem name for Sumas Mountain means 'gap left when a large chunk broke away,' or 'divided head,' because of the mountain's seemingly separate parts.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


Address of this page: http://bc.ruralroutes.com/SumasBC



Need driving directions? Enter your location:

South Sumas / Sumas ~ Mountain,

Have something to say about South Sumas / Sumas ~ Mountain?

Tell us, and we'll tell the world!

Your name:
Your email address:
Your phone number:
(optional)   
Your Review:

Visitors to this page: 589     Emails sent through this page: 1     This record last updated: February 5, 2021

Nearby:
Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Chilliwack Mountain, 4km
  • Cultus Lake, 7km
  • Vedder Mountain, 7km
  • Vedder Peak, 8km
  • Mount Tom, 7km
  • Mount Shannon, 9km
  • Mount Amadis, 11km
  • Lake Errock, 12km
  • Isar Mountain, 13km
  • Ryder Lake, 9km
  • Sumas Peak, 9km
  • Deroche Mountain, 14km
  • Taggart Peak, 10km
  • Echo Lake, 16km
  • Chadsey Lake, 11km
  • Nicomen Mountain, 13km
  • Liumchen Lake, 14km
  • Elbow Lake, 18km
  • Church Mountain, 14km
  • Sumas Mountain, 13km
  • Mount Woodside, 19km
  • Liumchen Mountain, 17km
  • Stacey Lake, 19km
  • Elk Mountain, 14km
  • Thurston Lake, 20km
  • Dewdney Peak, 17km
  • Mount Wardrop, 23km
  • McKee Peak, 17km
  • Dickson Lake, 24km
  • Mount Thurston, 17km
  • Morris Lake, 24km
  • Page Lake, 17km
  • Mount McGuire, 19km
  • Mount Agassiz, 22km
  • Hatzic Lake, 18km
  • Sonny Lake, 24km
  • Mount Catherwood, 26km
  • Campbell Lake, 23km
  • Wolf Lake, 26km
  • Allan Lake, 21km
  • Mount Keenan, 28km
  • Grace Lake, 26km
  • Cheam Lake, 20km
  • Weaver Lake, 28km
  • Francis Lake, 28km
  • Mount St. Benedict, 25km
  • Mount Davies, 31km
  • Mount Klaudt, 30km
  • Mount Mercer, 20km
  • McKay Lake, 26km