Deroche Houses for Sale
Search all Deroche Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Deroche is a neighbourhood in Mission, BC. The farm community of Deroche is located just under 30 minutes east of Mission.
Deroche is a picturesque place to live, with beautiful mountains as the backdrop. Older homes, including manufactured homes, form the primary real estate. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Deroche properties come on the market.
Real Estate in Deroche
Situated approximately 20 kilometres east of Mission is the small agricultural community of Deroche. Covering a smaller area of about 4 square kilometres, the neighbourhood is primarily built around the base of Nicomen Mountain and across the bridge along the northern side of Nicomen Slough, a by-product of its more famous cousin, the Fraser River.
Deroche is unincorporated and thus technically part of the District of Mission but instead within the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD). The area is mainly rural in design and nature, with a population of approximately 100 to 150 residents. Property listings here are limited to primarily single-family houses, properties on acreages or manufactured/mobile homes. The Deroche Neighbourhood Plan, published in 2016, emphasizes single-family residential development with a focus on suburban residential lots of various sizes: 1/3 acre, ½ acre and 1 acre. Some Compact Residential Uses, such as single-family homes on smaller lots, duplex properties and townhouse divisions, are also under consideration.
Deroche derives its name from Joseph Deroche, a settler in the area from the early 1860s. Attracted initially to the West Coast from Quebec during the Gold Rush, his original home still stands near the community's main street. Although he died in 1922 at the age of 99, it is said that some of his descendants are still residents of Deroche to this day.
There have been some reports of various Sasquatch sightings in the neighbourhood over the years. Otherwise known as “Bigfoot,” this figure has reached iconic folklore status throughout much of the Pacific Northwest.
Deroche is accessible by car via Lougheed Highway (Highway 7). Most of the community’s amenities are located in the lower area of Deroche. They include the Deroche General Store, an elementary school, a community hall, a post office, a community park and a gas service station.
The area is traditionally occupied by the Leq'á:mel First Nation, a member of the Stó:lo Nation. Formerly known as the Lakahahmen First Nation, their present-day community and office is located in Deroche. The Leq'á:mel First Nation holds reserve lands not only in Deroche and Nicomen Island but also in Chilliwack and Abbotsford.
Things to Do in Deroche
At almost 15 kilometres with an elevation gain of 1,262 km, Nicomen Peak is no easy feat. Once at the top, hikers will be rewarded with stunning views of the Fraser Valley below. As an all-day hike (an average of about seven hours), be sure to be prepared with food, water and appropriate gear.
Don’t have all day to spend on an adventure? Little Nicomen Peak is a shorter, more moderate hiking option, rounding about 6 kilometres for this loop trail (an average of about two and a half hours).
Deroche General Store
Need to stock up on snacks? Deroche General Store has you covered. A beloved local community spot, this is your go-to spot in the area for your grocery, fishing or convenience needs. While you’re here, try out some of their self-proclaimed “world-famous beef jerky” to see if it lives up to the hype.
Learn about the Leq’á:mel First Nation
With their head office located in Deroche, the Leq'á:mel First Nation are a strong presence in the local community. They encourage all visitors to be mindful of the laws and enforcement in their community and treat the land with respect and care when visiting. One way that they are trying to preserve this relationship to the land is through their Community Garden Program. If you are interested in joining their community garden team, check out the information here.
Fraser Valley Rose Farm
Located on Nicomen Island, Fraser Valley Rose Farm sells roses, perennials, shrubs, trees and vines to locals and visitors alike. They take great pride in growing local flowers with practices tailored to the climate in the Pacific Northwest. Popular roses include: ‘Eden,’ ‘The Fairy’ and ‘Kiss Me, Kate.’ Located at 9455b Thompson Road, they are only open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm.
Fishing along the Deroche Bar
Deroche Bar is home to many fish species, including Cutthroat Trout, Dolly Varden Trout, Steelhead Trout and Coho Salmon. A scenic, quiet spot perfect for bar fishing, it should be noted that boat launching is now permanently closed in the area. Access to the Deroche bar is via Athey Road (the south side of Nicomen Slough) towards the end of Tremblay Island Road.