About Mission The city of Mission is situated on the north bank of the Fraser River overlooking the City of Abbotsford and with that city is part of the Central Fraser Valley. It is mostly forested upland with only small floodplains lining the shore of the Fraser. Mission is just a 15-minute drive from the US border and approximately 70 kilometres east of Vancouver. Its rural setting is surrounded by the incredible beauty of mountainous vistas and natural forest settings. Mission Downtown is the most popular area for real estate, homes and condos for sale.