Agassiz Houses for Sale
Search all Agassiz Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. The small rural community of Agassiz, population 6,700, is situated in the eastern Fraser Valley. Beautiful acreages, charming homes and land can be found throughout this community.
Rivers and lakes surround Agassiz which locals, and visitors alike make the most of their days on and in the water. Agassiz is even home to 2 world-class jump points for hang-gliding! Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Agassiz properties come on the market.
Agassiz Real Estate Market
Agassiz has various housing opportunities, including two-bed, two-bath bungalow homes to single-family homes, townhouses overlooking the river, and even new custom-built estate homes on acreage. The new community of Harrison Highlands is situated atop Mount Woodside and features new two to four-bedroom ranchers and 1.5 and 2 story homes overlooking the Harrison and Fraser Rivers. Here you’ll find fantastic nature views and trails right outside your door.
About Agassiz, BC
Agassiz is located 24 km northeast of Chilliwack and 97 km east of Vancouver. Agassiz makes up most of the District of Kent, incorporated in 1895. The town was named after Captain Lewis Nunn Agassiz, born in Essex, England, in 1827, who initially settled in eastern Canada. He and his United Empire Loyalist wife, Mary Caroline von Schram, left the east coast in 1858 and sailed around Cape Horn, first to San Francisco and then to British Columbia, lured by the Cariboo gold rush. Their plans to travel to Williams Lake proved too treacherous, and instead, they chose to settle in 1867 in what is now Agassiz.
Their homestead Fernie Coombe became the area’s first General Store and Post Office. The Canadian Pacific Railway in the Fraser Valley in 1885 opened up Agassiz for new settlers, and the tiny farming community began to grow. The economic foundations of the area included agriculture, mining, forestry, and tourism. Early hop farming was replaced with dairy farming, and logging supported the creation of large mills along the Fraser River. Hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation, including trips to Harrison Lake and the Harrison Hot Springs, attracted visitors from the Lower Mainland, the U.S., and Vancouver Island.
Today Agassiz is known as the “Corn Capital of Canada.” It celebrates its small-town values through its annual corn festival, country fair, and dedication to preserving its heritage in the local museum found in BC’s oldest wooden railway station.
Getting to Agassiz
Travelling from Vancouver by car, you take the Trans Canada HwyBC 1 E to Exit 135 (Agassiz- Rosedale Hwy/BC-9 N), which takes about one hour and ten minutes, and then travel another 7.6 km to Agassiz. The closest regional airport is in Abbotsford, a 40-minute drive from Agassiz, and the nearest major airport is Vancouver International Airport.
Summers in Agassiz are warm, and winters are wet and cool. The warmest month is July, with an average high of 25 °C and a low of 13 °C. December experiences colder temperatures with an average high of 6 °C and a low of 1 °C. The wettish month is November, with roughly 18 days with at least 1 mm of precipitation. August is the driest month, with an average of 5 days with at least 1 mm of rainfall. The month that receives the most snow is January, with an average snowfall of 107 mm.
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in Agassiz, including fishing in the Fraser River for white sturgeon, the largest freshwater fish in North America. Sockeye and Chinook salmon are also abundant in the Fraser during the summer months. Local golfers have access to two golf courses - the 18 hole Falls Golf and Country Club which offers panoramic views of the Coast Mountain range, Mount Cheam and the Fraser Valley, and the 9-hole Mountain Brook Golf Course a the base of Mount Cheam, which is set in a beautiful forested area.
Sasquatch Provincial Park has campsites on Hicks and Deer Lakes and is a popular family activity. Hydropower and logging roads run through the lakes' hills, providing trails for hikers and bikers. Camping is also available west of Harrison Lake on Harrison Bay beside the small Kilby Provincial Park. This beach is excellent for kayaking and a cool dip on a hot day. Furthermore, it’s an ideal place to see bald eagles who come here to feast on salmon in the late autumn.
Visit the Historic Dewdney Pub (also known as the Church of the Blues) for those seeking an indoor adventure, which offers excellent pub food and live blues and rock and roll in a former inn from a bygone era.
Elementary and secondary schools in the Agassiz area are part of School District 78 Fraser Cascades. They include Agassiz Elementary and Secondary School with approximately 300 students from K-12 and Kent Elementary school with students attending K-6. Post-secondary education is available at the University of the Fraser Valley campuses in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Mission.
Agassiz Health Care
The Fraser Health Authority provides health care in Agassiz at its Agassiz Community Health Centre and Agassiz Home Health Office. The nearest hospital is in Chilliwack, and the nearest regional hospital and cancer clinic is in Abbotsford.
Things to Do in Agassiz
Agassiz has two museums - the Agassiz-Harrison Museum and the Kilby Historic site in Harrison Mills, which features the actual building from 1906 that housed the General Store and includes examples of the product residents would have purchased back in the day from tooth powder to baked beans. The Agassiz-Harrison Museum exhibits the areas of First Peoples and the immigrant settlers, including a replica of the 1893 train station.
Harrison Hot Springs, situated on Harrison Lake just north of Agassiz on Hwy 9, attracts visitors from other parts of the Fraser Valley and the Lower Mainland. Harrison provides pristine mountain views, a vast lake, and healing hot springs (a public hot springs pool and a private one in the famous Harrison Hot Springs Hotel). Harrison Lake is great for swimming in the hot summer months and canoeing, sailing, and fishing. This community is home to one of BC’s famous sand sculpting exhibitions and a vibrant Arts Festival.
The District of Kent provides recreational activities in its Recreation and Cultural Centre. The Ferny Coombe outdoor pool is open in the summer months and has a spray park for children. The Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival includes a parade, rides, games, a petting zoo, and a talent show in September.
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