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Welcome to Agassiz ...

The pronunciation of Agassiz: AGG-a-see<1>

The origin (or the toponymy) of Agassiz: Named after Captain Louis Agassiz, an early settler in this area.

Agassiz is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Agassiz lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).

Area codes for Agassiz: (604) and (778)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Agassiz: V0M 1A0

Communities near Agassiz ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Agassiz and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2006<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Chilliwack   [Map]   58,593   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cultus Lake   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Harrison Hot Springs   [Map]   1,573   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Harrison Mills   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hemlock Valley   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hope   [Map]   6,185   NE   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Agassiz.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Agassiz. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Agassiz.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Agassiz:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Agassiz ...

Looking for more information about Agassiz? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Agassiz, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Agassiz.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Agassiz. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Agassiz. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Agassiz - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (604). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Agassiz.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Agassiz. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Agassiz) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Agassiz. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Agassiz

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Agassiz. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.2333, Longitude: -121.7667     [Map].

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<5>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Agassiz were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Agassiz.



 
 
 

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