Mountains of adventure await you in Chilliwack, the Great Outside. Whether you’re a serious or a novice outdoors enthusiast, your quest for outdoor thrills begins and ends on and around our mountains.
• Chilliwack has a population of approximately 86,000 residents.
• Chilliwack is only 15 minutes from Canada’s 6th tallest waterfall, Bridal Veil Falls
• The Chilliwack Municipal Airport receives over 70,000 take-offs/landings every year. It boasts a fine eatery, “The Airport Coffee Shop” and many people fly in just for to experience their famous homemade pies.
• The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is a comprehensive, public post-secondary institution. There are campuses in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Mission, with regional centres in Hope and Agassiz. Chilliwack is home to the UFV Trades & Technology Centre, the Chilliwack Campus is located close to the Vedder River on land referred to as the Canada Education Park.
• Chilliwack is BC’s warmest city with an average temperature of 10.5°, followed by Vancouver 10.1°, Abbotsford 10°, Nanaimo 9.8° and Victoria 9.7°. In 2009 Chilliwack had the warmest Spring in Canada and the highest average of all daily temperatures throughout the year.
• Chilliwack has its own Symphony Orchestra. Classical music can be heard twice a year at the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus concerts.
• More than 200 species of birds tantalize watchers in the Chilliwack area. Birders can learn about the 90 heron nests in the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve at its Rotary Interpretive Centre.
• The Rotary Club has also provided a seven-kilometre hiking trail along the Vedder River. Kayaking and rafting are popular with active residents but those looking for earthbound exercise can bicycle along the dikes that keep rivers from flooding populated areas. Fishing in local lakes and rivers yields steelhead, salmon, trout and sturgeon.
• In winter you can leave Chilliwack and be on a ski slope at Hemlock Valley or Manning Park within 1-1½ hours.
• Chilliwack has over 900 farms. Dairy farming accounts for almost half of all farm revenues in Chilliwack. However, poultry, vegetable and berry production, floriculture and the nursery industry play a growing, crucial role in the region’s economy.
Arts, Culture & History
With over 1000 local artists and crafts people, Chilliwack has a thriving arts community that offers a variety of events and attractions for all ages.
World Class Fishing
The Fraser River is one of Canada’s longest and is also one of the most productive in North America for Salmon, Steelhead, prized Chinook and world record sized Sturgeon. Take advantage of the guided tours and charters to find the best fishing in the area. During summer, lower river levels expose numerous gravel bars where anglers gather to drop in a line for the day. Chinook and Sockeye Salmon run through until the fall. Steelhead and Coho begin to enter the river in early September so there is a chance at catching a variety of fish in the same day.
Stunning scenery to enjoy your passion for golf,. Chilliwack golf courses are just waiting for you to grip it and rip it. In our golfing Mecca you call the shots.
Food and Dining
Catering for all tastes and budgets, Chilliwack restaurants provide an eclectic mix of cuisine sure to satisfy both rural folk and urbanites alike.