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Agassiz, British Columbia

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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) & (778)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Agassiz: V0M<4>

Communities near Agassiz ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2006<6>
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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Agassiz. If available, we provide a satellite 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Agassiz, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Agassiz.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Agassiz. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will 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).

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<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Agassiz, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Agassiz). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Agassiz or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Agassiz. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Agassiz

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

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<6>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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