Mission Canyon is a rustic yet refined neighborhood with a rich historical heritage. Beginning northeast of the Santa Barbara Mission, Mission Canyon stretches up into the foothills through forests of grand sycamores and stately oaks. Streams, creeks and magnificent hiking trails abound with residences carefully and thoughtfully interwoven with nature. Old aqueducts, dams and other structures fashioned of native Santa Barbara sandstone stand as visible reminders of the area’s early history. Mission Canyon is a perfect home for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden which showcases a wide variety of native and endangered plants.