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Fraser Valley Region

FBC's Work in the Fraser Valley

FBC provides facilitation and project management services for local and regional work, including support for these initiatives:

FBC also delivers BC-wide programs that serve the Fraser Valley region. These include:

To explore program partnership opportunities in the Fraser Valley, please contact us.

About the Fraser Valley


The Fraser Valley is a beautiful, diverse and productive region with a long, rich history. It's also home to a growing number of people. Nearly 300,000 people now live here, enjoying many amenities and quick access to outdoor recreation. Like other fast-growing communities, the Valley faces sustainability challenges.

For the Fraser Basin Council, the Fraser Valley region stretches from north of Boston Bar to the eastern boundary of Metro Vancouver, tucked between the Coast Mountains and Cascade Mountains north of the US border. Here is where the Fraser River flattens out and flows through a broad, fertile valley on its way to the sea.

Fraser Valley watersheds include the main stem of the Fraser River, Chilliwack/Vedder, Columbia Valley/Cultus Lake, Coquihalla, Harrison, Lillooet, Nahatlatch, Stave Lake, D’Herbomez Creek, Hatzic, Norrish Creek, Sumas and Ruby Creek.

The Fraser Valley encompasses the municipalities of Abbotsford, Boston Bar, Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope, Kent, Mission and Yale as well as areas north of Harrison Lake and on the north and east side of Pitt Lake

Community decision-makers have the challenging task of managing growth, land use, transportation and economic development, and delivering services to residents, businesses and visitors. Visit the Fraser Valley Regional District website for an exploration of some of these issues and a look at the Fraser Valley Regional District’s Regional Growth Strategy.

The Valley is the home to the traditional territories of the mainland Halq'eméylem-speaking people. First Nations communities in the region are: Aitchelitz , Boston Bar, Chawathil, Cheam, Kwantlen, Kwaw-kwaw-Apilt, Leq’a:mel, Matsqui, Peters, Popum, Scowlitz, Seabird Island, Shxw'ow'hamel, Skawahlook, Skwah, Soowahlie, Spuzzum, Squiala, Sts'ailes (formerly Chehalis), Sxwha:y, Sumas, Tzeachten, Yakweakwioose and Yale. Learn more by visiting the sites of these BC First Nations communities.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.