Durieu, British Columbia

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Durieu
Durieu's store, feed co-op and gas station on Farms Road on Hatzic Prairie, showing Dewdney Peak in the background, spring 2019.
Durieu's store, feed co-op and gas station on Farms Road on Hatzic Prairie, showing Dewdney Peak in the background, spring 2019.
Durieu is located in British Columbia
Durieu
Durieu
Location of Durieu in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°13′14″N 122°14′31″W / 49.22056°N 122.24194°W / 49.22056; -122.24194Coordinates: 49°13′14″N 122°14′31″W / 49.22056°N 122.24194°W / 49.22056; -122.24194
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Area code(s)604, 778

Durieu is an unincorporated predominantly farming community, located around five kilometers northeast of Mission, British Columbia, Canada in Area F of the Fraser Valley Regional District of that province's Lower Mainland at an elevation of between twenty and forty meters above sea level. Durieu falls mostly within zone 1 of the Agricultural Land Reserve. Sited in the middle of Hatzic Valley it has few services other than a store, gas station, feed co-op, defunct elementary school and community hall.

Hatzic Prairie's former post office was renamed to Durieu Post Office in remembrance of Archbishop Pierre-Paul Durieu around 1910. This in turn led to British Columbian government officials and cartographers using the name "Durieu" to describe the local settlement from 1939. Durieu currently holds community-level status per the BC Geographic names office.

References[edit]

  • "Durieu". BC Geographical Names.