Neighbourhood in Focus: Downtown Chilliwack

Neighbourhood in Focus: Downtown Chilliwack

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If you’re looking for a bit of city life, you don’t need to travel all the way to Vancouver, even though you can easily drive to the big city. No matter where you live in Chilliwack, from the family-friendly neighbourhood of Promontory to a home on spacious agricultural land, downtown Chilliwack is always only minutes away.

Whether you just want to stroll through local shops during the day or enjoy a night out, you can always find something to do in downtown Chilliwack. Chilliwack Proper, as the downtown neighbourhood is known, has everything from shopping to dining to entertainment. Let’s take a look at what downtown Chilliwack has to offer.


No matter the time of year, Chilliwack has plenty of entertainment options. Chilliwack Coliseum has the biggest events in town, whether they are sporting or music events. Jann Arden, Flo Rida and Alice Cooper have all graced the stage of the coliseum, and as the home of the Chilliwack Chiefs, this is where all the action takes place on the ice.

Before these events return, you can take advantage of the public skating at Chilliwack Coliseum. You currently need to pre-register to skate, but with the restricted capacity and two NHL-sized rinks, you’ll have plenty of space. For more physical activity, the Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre is also nearby, as well as an outdoor soccer field, skatepark and spray park for when the weather gets hot.


One of the best things about downtown Chilliwack is that it has all the amenities of a city without all the hustle and bustle that usually comes with it. If you want to leisurely enjoy your time in downtown Chilliwack, you can! Perhaps you want to explore the history of Chilliwack at your own pace. You can lose track of time as you get lost in time at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives, which has records and objects from Chilliwack’s history.

If you want to explore the world, whether real or fantastical, a good book can take you anywhere. You can find a book that tickles your fancy at one of the delightful book stores in Chilliwack Proper, or borrow a book from the Chilliwack Library. With your book in hand, you could head over to Salish Park right by the library to dive right into reading or take a break to watch the ducks and geese swim through the pond. If you go in spring, you could even see cute baby ducklings and goslings!


Chilliwack Proper is full of distinct shops for you to browse and each one has its own character. From fashion to home decor, you can find just about anything here. For handpicked clothing ranging from classy to contemporary, Lolly’s Fashion Lounge is a place where you can check out the latest styles in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

A place where you can always find something interesting is at Circa Vintage, which is full of fascinating vintage and antique decor and curiosities. A heritage piece can add some personality to your home. For more old-fashioned charm, Dickens Sweets truly is a must-see destination in Chilliwack. Although it carries over 300 varieties of sweets, many of which are stored in classic jars, Dickens isn’t only a sweetshop. You can also find a grocery shop, bakery, tea room and even a museum there to keep you occupied!

Downtown Chilliwack is always full of life and you can always find something to do here. Although it’s a popular place to play, you can find plenty of housing in Chilliwack Proper, which would allow you to just walk over for some food and fun.

If you’re looking for a residential (or even non-residential) place in Chilliwack Proper, it’s always good to collect extra information on the intricacies of the different parts of the community and the housing offered in this neighbourhood. Whether you want to be near the hip restaurants and pubs of the newly redeveloped Five Corners area or be closer to recreation around Chilliwack Proper Village West, get in touch with the team at Bryan Van Hoepen to get started in your search for the perfect home.