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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Nearby:
Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Cheam Lake, 5km
  • Bear Mountain, 7km
  • Mount Agassiz, 6km
  • Campbell Lake, 7km
  • Bear Lake, 9km
  • Mount Archibald, 9km
  • Cheam Peak, 8km
  • Trout Lake, 12km
  • Stacey Lake, 9km
  • Mount Ludwig, 9km
  • Lady Peak, 10km
  • Four Brothers, 9km
  • Hicks Lake, 12km
  • Mount Woodside, 9km
  • Mount Mercer, 14km
  • Mount Thurston, 15km
  • Elk Mountain, 14km
  • Wolf Lake, 12km
  • Morris Lake, 12km
  • Moss Lake, 13km
  • Francis Lake, 13km
  • Grace Lake, 13km
  • Mount Laughington, 13km
  • Knight Peak, 12km
  • Wahleach Lake, 11km
  • Baby Munday Peak, 13km
  • Deer Lake, 16km
  • Mount Hicks, 15km
  • Weaver Lake, 15km
  • Stewart Peak, 13km
  • Mount Shannon, 13km
  • The Still, 14km
  • Ryder Lake, 16km
  • Slollicum Peak, 19km
  • Welch Peak, 15km
  • Slollicum Lake, 20km
  • Williamson Lake, 16km
  • Foley Peak, 16km
  • Mount Klaudt, 19km
  • Mount Tom, 18km
  • Mount Barr, 15km
  • Mount McGuire, 23km
  • Lookout Peak, 23km
  • Elbow Lake, 15km
  • Mount Devoy, 17km
  • Conway Peak, 16km
  • Echo Lake, 15km
  • Foley Lake, 18km
  • Pierce Lake, 22km
  • Mount Keenan, 19km