In a community completely surrounded by the natural beauty of British Columbia - mountains, forests, and rivers - many may wonder why we have parks. Many of our community's neighbourhoods each have a park maintained by the District, however, usually developed by a private developer. Our parks are seeded and dotted with blossoming trees, have playgrounds and areas for street games with plenty of room to park along the bordering roads.
Our fairgrounds play host to countless games of baseball, tennis, skate competitions, swim meets, horse jumping, and indoor soccer, as well as many events including the annual Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival. The fairgrounds are located on the west end of Pioneer Avenue and are home to the Ferny Coombe Pool, Agricultural Hall, Pavilion, and Fitness/Activity Centre.
Pioneer Park, in the heart of downtown Agassiz, encompasses an entire block along the CP rail line. The townsite's history is deeply rooted with the Pioneer days on the railway, which is why our town has a picturesque Pioneer Station theme. Pioneer Park has plenty of green space for games and picnics, many trees of different species and age to cozy up next to, and pathways for a nice evening stroll. The park also has a life-size chess board, benches, an outdoor stage, the Visitor Information Centre located in Aberdeen Hall, and the Agassiz-Harrison Museum. Pioneer Park is where you will find most of the town's excitement during the summer months with Canada Day celebrations and free live concerts on the Aberdeen stage. A stroll through the park and downtown Agassiz will not only be pleasing to your senses, but interesting to the mind with all the history that surrounds you. Come visit not only to see our lifestyle, but learn and experience it.
Our Sasquatch Provincial Park is a quick and easy get-away for everyone. Located just north of Harrison Hot Springs, is comprised of Trout Lake, Hicks Lake and Deer Lake with three campgrounds and a one Day park. You can fish, tan, swim, motor-boat, hike, sightsee, or just relax at this popular excursion.
The Kilby Historic Site and campground are operated by the Fraser Heritage Society. The site is located on the Harrison River next to Harrison Mills and the Kilby Historic Site .
For Municipal Parks and Trails, please refer to the following two OCP Maps:
Map 4 - Existing Parks, Trails, Recreation & Public Use in the Agassiz Townsite
Map 5 - Existing Parks, Trails, Recreation & Public Use Outside of the Agassiz Townsite