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Mission, the core of which was formerly a separate municipality known as Mission City, is a district municipality in the Lower Mainland region of the province of British Columbia, Canada. It is situated on the north bank of the Fraser River where it backs onto mountains and lakes overlooking the Central Fraser Valley eighty kilometers east-southeast of Vancouver. The town of Mission is the 6th largest district municipality in British Columbia, with a population of 38,833 (2016).
The Town of Mission City began as a land promotion. The town’s core commercial properties and residential streets were auctioned off at the “Great Land Sale” of 1891, with buyers brought in via the CPR mainline from Vancouver as well as from Eastern Canada. Soon afterward, Harry Brown French, an American from New York, came to the city and founded the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce on June 19, 1893.