Shape the Regional Growth Strategy

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Update: The RGS Survey is now live!

The Fraser Valley is growing fast and we need an updated strategy that works for everyone. The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is updating our Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) to reflect new legislation, growing relationships with Indigenous communities, and new challenges facing the region.

Fraser Valley Future 2050 is a high-level policy plan to help guide long-term growth in the region. It covers a wide range of topics, all of which are interconnected, and considers transit, housing, parks and natural areas, economic development, and environmental issues from a regional perspective.

After several years of in-depth engagement across the region, we are pleased to share the draft RGS update. We invite you to Have Your Say and share your story of what your community and this region mean to you. The public consultation period will be open from August 3 to September 30, 2021. Everyone who registers is eligible to win one of four $50 Visa gift cards.

Who do we want to hear from?

Residents of the Fraser Valley Region (Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope, Kent, Harrison and Electoral Areas), as well as those who visit, work, and do business in the region.

Ways to get involved

Tell Us Your Story

Tell us your experience of living in the Fraser Valley and what this Region means to you.


Join the Discussion

Learn about each goal of the RGS and offer feedback through the guided discussion questions. We appreciate you taking the time the review each of the eight RGS goals as your feedback is very important to us.


Take the Survey

Learn about the RGS and tell us if we are on the right track.


Ask Us a Question

Feel free to reach out and ask a question or check out the FAQs for more information.


Have a question? Get in touch or check out the FAQs.

Update: The RGS Survey is now live!

The Fraser Valley is growing fast and we need an updated strategy that works for everyone. The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is updating our Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) to reflect new legislation, growing relationships with Indigenous communities, and new challenges facing the region.

Fraser Valley Future 2050 is a high-level policy plan to help guide long-term growth in the region. It covers a wide range of topics, all of which are interconnected, and considers transit, housing, parks and natural areas, economic development, and environmental issues from a regional perspective.

After several years of in-depth engagement across the region, we are pleased to share the draft RGS update. We invite you to Have Your Say and share your story of what your community and this region mean to you. The public consultation period will be open from August 3 to September 30, 2021. Everyone who registers is eligible to win one of four $50 Visa gift cards.

Who do we want to hear from?

Residents of the Fraser Valley Region (Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope, Kent, Harrison and Electoral Areas), as well as those who visit, work, and do business in the region.

Ways to get involved

Tell Us Your Story

Tell us your experience of living in the Fraser Valley and what this Region means to you.


Join the Discussion

Learn about each goal of the RGS and offer feedback through the guided discussion questions. We appreciate you taking the time the review each of the eight RGS goals as your feedback is very important to us.


Take the Survey

Learn about the RGS and tell us if we are on the right track.


Ask Us a Question

Feel free to reach out and ask a question or check out the FAQs for more information.


Have a question? Get in touch or check out the FAQs.

Tell us your story

Whether you grew up in the Fraser Valley or you moved here as an adult, you have a story to tell and we want to hear it! Why do you or your family live in the Fraser Valley? What makes this region a great place to live, work, and play?



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    30 year Valley girl

    by Kcdragonfly11, 12 days ago
    I moved from the Tri-cities to Chilliwack in 1991, and moved to Abbotsford and Mission. Living in the Fraser valley to me means less crowds, more nature. However, at the current rate of growth - this is already rapidly disappearing. Growth is putting more pressure on our back country industries like forestry, is taking away ALR (how did Molsons get to build that monstrosity on farm land), mega homes not paying their fair share of property value using farm status loop holes, and favorite natural spacing are just overrun, while everyone grabs Instagram shots.

    I feel like I will soon... Continue reading

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    where are the ranchers in abbotsford?

    by marion, 14 days ago
    we currently are in our early 60's and live in a very large 3 story home on a very large city lot. it had served us well while our children were young. we have been looking for a rancher or single family home - not in a strata - for at least 5 years. chilliwack is full of the right type of homes, but our grown children live here and our home is abbotsford. stratas have many appropriate homes, but the roads are so narrow that i question the safety of an ambulance or fire truck navigating it's way to... Continue reading
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    Country life

    by Sonogirl , 17 days ago
    I moved to chilliwack from Coquitlam in the early 80’s. the idea of a quiet country life is what drew me here. I’ve worked in healthcare my whole career. I’ve seen chilliwack change from a beautiful country town to an extension of Vancouver. It is no longer the gem it once was. Safety has become a prime concern and crime has spiked.

    the farmland is disappearing, replaced by large mansions and non ALR land use . What will we do when we have to import all of our food because we paved over our crops

    I miss the quiet life... Continue reading

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    Looking for quiet country

    by German lady, 28 days ago

    We settled in the eastern Fraser Valley in 1989, as we were looking for an acreage to raise kids and have a garden in a quiet country community. After my husband passed away I raised my daughter as a single parent and continued planting many , many flowers and creating a botanical garden with around 150 rhododendrons and azaleas. I grow most of our food and have a few chickens. The yard and garden definitely became a retreat for all kinds of wildlife as latest developments have robbed them from their habitats . Over time I have seen a lot... Continue reading

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    Retiree Heaven

    by KLG, about 1 month ago
    After living in Port Coquitlam for over 30 years, my husband and I decided to move into a single level home. We were retired and were tired of up and own stairs, inside and out. During many travels through the Fraser Valley and the Okanagan, we decided Chilliwack was someplace we would like to live in. The qualifications were:

    lots of single level homes, NOT ANYMORE.

    close to the freeway for travel to the interior and the U.S.

    near an airport and Costco - in Abbotsford.

    a decent number of grocery stores, drug stores, clothing stores, etc.

    and last but... Continue reading

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    Single mother creates a beautiful home for her family

    by ccavanaugh, about 1 month ago
    I had worked very hard at two jobs and saved some money as a single mom. We lived at the time in Vancouver but where could we afford to buy? Chilliwack. I found a heritage home on a lot large enough to plant fruit trees, have a garden, build a tree fort. It was a dream come true. My kids could walk to school, whatever their age, walk to a fishing hole, walk to the library, walk to a cow field. It was heaven on earth.
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    Grew up here, Raising family here

    by DJS, about 1 month ago
    I remember when the Chilliwack mall was built, and the Sheffield plaza was a corn field. This town has changed so much since those days you wouldn’t recognize it now. I used to think, when I was a kid, that Chilliwack was a hole! But then I travelled the world a bit and realized we are truly spoiled to live here. My kids are attending my old high school, and my old school friends are their teachers! Chilliwack is a big town now, but we still have small town ties that keep our communities together. I know we can’t keep... Continue reading
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    Admit that Chilliwack is no longer a small town

    by NFS, about 1 month ago

    There needs to be more than two ways to Promontory, more major roads out of the city, extend the parallel roads from Abbotsford all the way to Chilliwack so there are more routes off of Hwy1 when there is the inevitable crash. Add more police officers and clean the streets so that people can feel safe. And for the love of all that is holy please add a Costco.

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    Ryder Lake

    by c_joy, about 1 month ago
    We live in the beautiful mountainous farming community of Ryder Lake. We love the peace and quiet and the beautiful forests and animals. We farm goats That we use for milk and meat and we have a herd of Angus cows. Our LGD protects all our animals which enables us to live happily with wild creatures. Our son is building a home to live here with us and help us farm as we age. We also make lots of small hay bales for sale and to winter our own herds. It is a wonderful life that we hope to pass... Continue reading
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    Less traffic

    by Amanda, about 1 month ago
    We Moved from Langley out to mission because we were looking for property. We found 5 acres eight years ago at a price we could afford, and a house we could rely on as an investment 30 years down the road. Part of our retirement plan.


    While that was one factor, we were also looking for less traffic. Langley’s traffic problem even in the late 90s was horrendous and while there are some improvements it is still bad. While my commute has gotten better (I now work and live in mission) my partners is worse it was 35 minutes and... Continue reading

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