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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Vancouver, Coast & Mountains > Deroche

Deroche is a very small community located on the north side of the Fraser River about 20 km (12.5 miles) east of Mission and 29 km (18 miles) west of Kent on the Lougheed Hwy.

Joseph Deroche
Deroche is named after Joseph Deroche who arrived and first settled here in the early 1880's. Joseph Deroche had come to British Columbia from California in 1860 and eventually died at age of 99 on March 19th, 1922. The Deroche Post Office was officially opened on October 1st, 1891.

Nicomen Slough
Deroche is situated across a bridge on the north side of Nicomen Slough, a product of the Fraser River. Towards the southside across Nicomen Slough and the Fraser River, you can view Chilliwack Mountain and, in the background, the rural section of Chilliwack.

Great Fishing
Deroche has some great freshwater fishing especially along the Deroche Bar on the Fraser River. The type of fish found here at various times include: Coho salmon, Cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden and Steelhead trout. To get here you take Athey Road, which is at the south side of Nicomen Slough, to the end of Tremblay Island Road.

Deroche Mountain
Long a favourite of the local hang-gliders and soaring clubs, is Deroche Mountain. You can reach the mountain by taking Lougheed Hwy (Hwy 7) towards Dewdney village and follow Hawkins Pickle Road going to the East.

Sasquatch Encounter
An interesting thing has been reported a few times around the Deroche area is that of a Sasquatch encounter. A Sasquatch or sometimes referred to as 'Bigfoot' is a mythical creature that lives in the mountain forests of the Pacific Northwest. Although a Sasquatch has never actually been caught, there is still some folklore throughout these parts of BC.

Lakahahmen Indian Band
The local First Nations traditionally around Deroche are the Lakahahmen Indian Band or now referred to as Leq'á:mel First Nation (LFN). Leq'á:mel is a member of the larger Stó:lo Nation and has a number of settlements for both residential and agriculture use. Please respect the Leq'á:mel First Nations lands when hiking or walking in the area.

Information on Deroche



Deroche Map - Google Maps


Lougheed Highway Through Deroche
Lougheed Hwy at Deroche


Deroche Farmland
Deroche Farmland


Nicomen Slough
Nicomen Slough


View of Mt. Cheam from Deroche
View of Mt. Cheam from Deroche

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