Popkum, British Columbia

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Popkum
Village in Chilliwack
Bridal Veil Falls, BC, Canada.jpg
Popkum is located in British Columbia
Popkum
Popkum
Location of Popkum in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°12′00″N 121°44′00″W / 49.20000°N 121.73333°W / 49.20000; -121.73333Coordinates: 49°12′00″N 121°44′00″W / 49.20000°N 121.73333°W / 49.20000; -121.73333
City Chilliwack
Province  British Columbia
Country  Canada
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area codes +1-250, +1-778

Popkum, also known as Popkum Village, is a rural farming and tourism based community east of Chilliwack, British Columbia.[1] 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."

Demographics[edit]

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

Industry[edit]

The area includes a variety of tourist attractions including Bridal Veil Falls, Cheam Lake Wetlands, Tam's Enchanted farm (Closed), Bridal Falls WaterPark and Popkum Motor Park British Columbia's only off-road recreational vehicle (ORV) park.]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BC Geographical names: Popkum". gov.bc.ca. Government of BC. Retrieved 16 March 2014.