Ferndale Houses for Sale
Search all Ferndale Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Ferndale is a neighbourhood in Mission, BC, and forms part of Mission’s northeastern region. Residents enjoy the surrounding natural beauty and the amenities of the nearby downtown.
Real estate is diverse in Ferndale and includes large detached homes on acreage, farms, and custom-built ranchers. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Ferndale properties come on the market.
Real Estate in Ferndale
Ferndale is a rural residential community located in the northeast side of the District of Mission. While a water line was approved and constructed by Council, it should be noted that this neighbourhood is outside the urban growth boundary. The water line has put some additional pressure to add more land development in the area, but demand in Mission is focused on developing policies for other neighbourhoods first.
However, the District of Mission’s Official Community Plan has the preparation of a Comprehensive Neighbourhood Plan in Ferndale as a key action item for implementation. Property types are primarily single-family homes on larger parcels of land.
The present-day Ferndale has remained true to its historically rural roots. The first commercial sawmill in Mission was built in the early 1890s at the Stave River. With forestry as a booming industry due to the natural resources available in the area, John B. Cade also operated a steam-powered tie mill in Ferndale.
Fruit farming was another traditional agriculture activity in Mission. John Cade and Francis Vachere in Ferndale were among the major contributors to the fruit farming industry in the early days of establishment. While cherries, blackberries, raspberries and blackberries were popular, only the strawberry had its very own festival. To boost morale post World War II, on June 26, 1946, Mission held its first Annual Strawberry Festival, naming Mission “The Home of the Big Red Strawberry.” The day was declared a public holiday, with the event including an elected Strawberry Queen and King, games, a log-bucking contest, a baseball tournament and a soapbox derby.
While there is no elementary school presently in the neighbourhood, from 1968 to 2008, Ferndale Elementary was a part of the Mission School District. The original school was established even earlier in 1893 as a single-room schoolhouse. Like most other community amenity needs, residents of Ferndale would need to visit nearby neighbourhoods like Cedar Valley or Hatzic. While Ferndale remains rural in nature to this day, this neighbourhood is perfect for those looking for quiet private surroundings.
Things to Do in Ferndale
Bear Mountain Park
As part of the Mission Municipal Forest, Bear Mountain Park offers several trails with different difficulty levels. Bear Mountain Loop is an 8.4-kilometre loop trail that is popular among mountain bikers. For those looking to get in some hiking, check out the Big Trouble Little Chainring (BTLC) trail. At 4.3 kilometres with a 218-metre elevation gain, this moderate trail takes an average of an hour and a half to complete and is sure to be an excellent workout. The District of Mission recommends downloading the Trailforks App for the most up-to-date information on trail conditions and closures.
Mission & District Rod & Gun Club
The Mission District Rod & Gun Club is a private non-profit club. Originating in the early 20th century as an association of individuals with shared interests in hunting, shooting and fishing sports, today they focus on education, safety, promoting wildlife conservation and good sportsmanship. The facility includes Cowboy Action, Shotgun, Archery, Rifle, Pistol and Multi-gun ranges. Interested in becoming a member? Head directly to their clubhouse at 10969 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, as memberships cannot be purchased online. While only members and their guests are allowed in the facility, occasionally, the Club holds special events that are open to the public. Check out their page for any upcoming events.
Senior Animals in Need Today Society
Are you interested in supporting a good cause? Then see the Senior Animals in Need Today Society, otherwise known as SAINTS. The non-profit organization aims to shelter and care for all kinds of senior and special-needs animals. Thinking just dogs and cats? They’re not the only ones there! The society also cares for farm animals, small birds and rabbits. Sitting on 3 acres of land in Ferndale, they are primarily funded through donations and volunteers’ support.
Interested in volunteering or donating? Check out the volunteer link and fill out an application form. To donate check out the link and see how your contribution can help provide veterinary care services, nutrition and shelter maintenance. Other ways to donate include: Amazon Wishlist, Product Donations, Donation Boxes and Corporate Donations. You can even Sponsor an Animal!