Mount Lehman lies on upraised land, right between the Glen Valley and the Matsqui Prairie, with the Fraser River running through it on one end.
Mount Lehman is exactly what you’d expect a modern-time rural area to be. It’s the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a bit of rural life—a nice change from the fast-paced world of today.
This peaceful, rural neighborhood includes a mixture of estate homes, small acreages, local estate wineries, and busy farms. The community can be best described as vibrant and is an important part of the history of the region.
Given that it’s a rural community, the typical economic activities here include raising cattle, llamas, and chicken. Boarding stables are also pretty common here, and many people also raise horses. Tree farms, orchards, raspberry and blueberry farms, and wine vineyards are also quite prevalent. A lot of major greenhouses in the area grow crops like peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers and ever since a few bed-and-breakfasts opened here, Mount Lehman has become a hotspot for tourists looking to get a taste of the rural life.
The neighborhood itself doesn’t include major supermarkets, corner stores, or gas stations, but all of these are no further than a 10-minute drive.
Numerous community events are hosted throughout the year, including the Mount Lehman Community Fair and the Canada Day parade. The Mt. Lehman Hall also hosts some events and is available to rent for functions like weddings.
Speaking of weddings, Mount Lehman includes a beautiful wedding venue known as Heronsbridge, which is pretty famous among couples. Other exciting places in the neighborhood include an equestrian facility called Sycamore Hills, an event venue called Games 2 U, and a plant nursery called Camson Creek Cedars.
The neighborhood is also home to Douglas Taylor Park, which, despite its simple appearance from the outside, includes beautiful and tranquil trails. Gorgeous trees are dotted along the trail, and is ideal for not just humans, but also for walking your dog or horse. As you make your way through the trail, you’ll get to see train tracks and then the Fraser River. You can also pick blueberries here.