Columbia Valley (Lower Mainland)

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Columbia Valley
Columbia Valley is located in British Columbia
Columbia Valley
Columbia Valley
Location of Columbia Valley in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°00′00″N 122°05′00″W / 49.00000°N 122.08333°W / 49.00000; -122.08333Coordinates: 49°00′00″N 122°05′00″W / 49.00000°N 122.08333°W / 49.00000; -122.08333
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
This article is for the valley and farming community south of Cultus Lake, British Columbia. For the region in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia see Columbia Valley. For the wine region in the United States see Columbia Valley AVA. For a more general usage of the term in the United States, see Columbia Basin and Columbia River.

The Columbia Valley is a small valley and unincorporated settlement stretching southwest of Cultus Lake and extending across the Canada–United States border[1] into Whatcom County, Washington.[2] It is located to the south of the City of Chilliwack and east of Abbotsford, lying between Vedder Mountain and the main bulk of the Cascade Mountains. There is no border crossing in the valley, which has only a few farms in it. The community of Lindell Beach is located in it, on the south shore of Cultus Lake. Its terrain is similar to that of the Fraser Valley, though at a slightly higher elevation.


During the 1920s a logging railroad operation supplied logs to the Campbell River Timber Company's mill in White Rock, moving the logs to White Rock via the American side of the border.[3]


  1. ^ "Columbia Valley (valley)". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Columbia Valley
  3. ^ Forestry in the Chilliwack District, J.A. Mahood, British Columbia Forest History Newsletter, No.79, April 2006

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