Popkum, British Columbia

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Popkum
Unincorporated community
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
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Regional DistrictFraser Valley
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area codes+1-250, +1-778

Popkum, also known as Popkum Village, is a rural farming and tourism based community in the Fraser Valley Regional District, just east of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.[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.