Popkum, British Columbia


Popkum, British Columbia

Popkum is a rural farming and tourism based community east of Chilliwack, British Columbia. The community is a part of the Fraser Valley Regional District and is named after a small First Nations reserve located on the Fraser River. The name is derived from the Halq'eméylem word "Pópkw'em" meaning "puffballs."

Demographics

(according to Statistics Canada 2001 census)
Population: 1,032
Growth Rate (1996-2001): 14.5%
Total Private Dwellings: 401
Area: 221.58 km².
Density: 4.7 people per km².

Industry

The area includes a variety of tourist attractions including Bridal Veil Falls, Cheam Lake Wetlands, Minter Gardens, and Dinotown.

ee also

*Popkum First Nation

References

* [http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcgn-bin/bcg10?name=34730 BCGNIS "Popkum (community)"]


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