Keystone/Silverhill Houses for Sale
Search all Keystone/Silverhill Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Keystone/Silverhill is a neighbourhood in Mission, BC. In Mission’s northwest area, Keystone/Silverhill is a rural neighbourhood full of charming and well-manicured acreages.
Keystone/Silverhill fits the bill for those who enjoy country living and offers balanced living with amenities only minutes away. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Keystone/Silverhill properties come on the market.
Real Estate in Keystone/Silverhill
Keystone and Silverhill are quiet neighbourhoods located on the western side of the District of Mission. Primarily rural in nature, residences are isolated to clusters in small pockets. The District of Mission Official Community Plan does not indicate any significant property development plans for the area.
To this date, real estate types most commonly listed by realtors here include bare land and single-family homes on large acreages. Many of these properties have secondary buildings in the form of workshops, garages, and storage. There are even a few select lakefront properties along Silvermere Lake that sometimes come on the market.
Keystone and Silverhill were historically important locations in Mission due to their proximity to the forest and water, with Silvermere Lake, Hayward Lake, Rolley Lake and Whonnock Lake all close by.
In the early 1900s, the area's forestry industry was very active, with sawmills located at Stave Lake and east of the Stave River.
With various bodies of water close by, hydroelectric developments were constructed in the area as early as 1909 by the Western Canada Power Company. Today, the Stave River hydroelectric project, consisting of the Ruskin Dam, Stave Lake reservoir and Hayward Lake reservoir, are all managed by BC Hydro.
Silverhill Hall is a formally recognized historic site located on Silverhill Avenue. Originally constructed in 1919 for the Swedish immigrant community, the simple wooden building is still in good condition to this day.
The area is accessible via Hayward Street northbound off Highway 7 (Lougheed Highway). The Keystone Bridge Replacement Project was completed in the spring of 2022, providing better access crossing Hairsine Creek.
Things to Do in Keystone/Silverhill
Visit Hayward Lake
Located on the traditional territory of the Kwantlen First Nation, Musqueam Nation, and Stó:lō First Nations sits beautiful Hayward Lake. The area is typically open year-round, depending on road and weather conditions (call 604 462 7533 to confirm hours of operation during the summer and winter months). You can enjoy an array of outdoor activities here, including hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, boating, or a picnic. There’s even a section of the beach reserved for dogs.
Arrive early though: this popular spot has limited parking access available on a first-come basis.
Hike to Steelhead Falls
For a relatively short and easy family-friendly trail, check out the hike to Steelhead Falls. This round-trip, 2-kilometre trail has a relatively low elevation and will reward hikers with a spectacular waterfall view. If you’re looking for a longer trek, the Steelhead Falls trail serves as a detour for the Hayward Reservoir Trail.
Swim in Rolley Lake
Named after newlyweds James and Fanny Rolley in the late 1800s, Rolley Lake Provincial Park is the perfect swimming spot. As a small, warm-water lake, residents and visitors flock to this popular destination.
If you’d rather stay dry, many other activities are available such as canoeing, biking, fishing, hiking and bird-watching. There are day-use and picnic areas, a playground and campfire facilities in the park. Sixty-four campsites are also available for reservation via BC Parks: check out their reservation system online for more details on how to book your stay.
Check out the Powerhouse at Stave Falls
The Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre is worth a visit when you’re in the area. The Visitor Centre displays the powerhouse, a former generating facility over 100 years old, as well as historical displays, electric demonstrations and various exhibits. Located at 31338 Dewdney Trunk Road, this facility is a National Historic Site with admission for adults of $8, youth (6-17 years old) and seniors (55+) is $7 and children 5 and under free. Guided and self-guided tours are also available; any group with ten or more people must book a tour in advance. Check out the BC Hydro website for seasonal operating hours.