Popkum, also known as Popkum Village, is a rural farming and tourism based community east of Chilliwack, British Columbia. The community is named after the Indian Reserve of the Popkum First Nation, which is located on the Fraser River nearby. The name is derived from the Halq'eméylem word Pópkw'em meaning "puffballs."
(according to Statistics Canada 2001 census)
Growth Rate (1996-2001): 14.5%
Total Private Dwellings: 401
Area: 221.58 km².
Density: 4.7 people per km².
The area includes a variety of tourist attractions including Bridal Veil Falls, Cheam Lake Wetlands, Minter Gardens, Bridal Falls WaterPark and Popkum Motor Park British Columbia's only off-road recreational vehicle (ORV) park.]