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District of Kent
The District of Kent is located 35 km (22 miles) west of Hope and 47 km (29 miles) east of Mission on Hwy 7 in the Upper Fraser Valley. The area is made up of mostly farmland bordering the north side of the Fraser River with the Harrison River, Harrison Hot Springs and Harrison Lake towards the north.

Small Community
The District of Kent consists of a large area comprised of the town and villages of Agassiz, Harrison Highlands, Harrison Mills and Ruby Creek. The District of Kent also has the six First Nations Reserves of Chehalis, Lukseetissum, Scowlitz, Seabird Island, Tseatah and Wahleach Island.

Agassiz is where you will find most of the local businesses including the Aberdeen Visitor Centre. The small town has a very relaxed feeling with beautiful views of the countryside and Mount Cheam in the background towards the south-east.

Agassiz-Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour
Agriculture has played such an important part in the District of Kent's evolvement and past history. So proud of this past, the district has set up for visitors a self-guided, agri-tour called the Agassiz-Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour.

Aberdeen Visitor Centre
You can start the circle tour from the Aberdeen Visitor Centre on Pioneer Avenue next to Pioneer Park. Here you can find British Columbia's oldest railway station housing the Agassiz-Harrison Museum where you learn about the history of farming in the Agassiz-Harrison Mills area.

Farm Fresh Producers
From the museum, the Agassiz-Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour leads you to all the farm fresh producers in the area. You'll find products that include organic herbs, tomato plants, hazelnuts, crayfish, Coho salmon, fresh wasabi and an artesian coffee roaster.

Farming Methods
The tour also highlights different farming methods including sheep farming, green houses, dairy farms, corn farming, fresh cheese making and perennial flower gardens.

Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival
The community also has a tradition of the annual Agassiz Fall Fair which was first held in 1901. The fair, both entertaining and educational, has lots of displays showing the benefits of farming in the District of Kent and in British Columbia.

Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa
Located just north of Agassiz is the world-famous Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa. Situated at the southern end of Harrison Lake, Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa has been an international destination for over 100 years starting with the original St. Alice Hotel and Bath House built in 1886.

Harrison Lake
The Harrison Resort features guest rooms, cottages, suites and therapeutic pools set in an unbelievable natural surrounding of Harrison Lake. Harrison Lake and the community of Harrison Hot Springs offers excellent recreational opportunities with hiking, boating, sailing and wildlife viewing all available.

Other Eco-Tourism recreational activities abound in the District of Kent including: hiking into Sasquatch Provincial Park; view in awe of nature when the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is happening and exploring along the historic Fraser and Harrison Rivers.

Hemlock Valley Resort
There is a ski and snowboard resort very close to the District of Kent called Hemlock Valley Resort. To get to Hemlock Valley resort, drive Hwy 7 west across Harrison River then up Morris Valley Road. If you're here in the summer, the resort also features some mountain biking trails.

Sandpiper Golf Resort
For golfers, there is an excellent course called Sandpiper Golf Resort located on Morris Valley Road in Harrison Mills. The Sandpiper Golf resort features excellent views of the river and has a great restaurant and lounge called The River's Edge.

Boat Safety
If you do go out boating, exploring or Sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River or Harrison River remember to watch your safety. The Fraser River can be extremely fast-flowing and lifejackets are a must. Make sure you and your children wear them at all times including if you are also along the rivers edge or boating.

Information on the District of Kent




Map of the District of Kent
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Kent Map - Google

Mount Cheam
Mount Cheam


Agassiz-Harrison Museum
Agassiz-Harrison Museum



Harrison River
Harrison River at Harrison Mills

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