Chilliwack can be described as an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. It is characterized by beautiful private gardens and public parks, rich in their displays of brilliant flowers and towering trees. Beautiful glacier-fed lakes, streams, and waterfalls, as well as hiking and biking trails are only minutes away from any point in the community. People in Chilliwack enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits, including water sports, camping, mountain-biking and fishing.
Chilliwack is home to many outstanding recreation facilities, including ice rinks, sports fields, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, museums, libraries and theatres. Catch a show at our beautiful Chilliwack Cultural Centre, enjoy a Chilliwack Chiefs Junior “A” hockey game, or learn about our City’s history at the Chilliwack Museum & Archives.
Chilliwack is well-known for its friendly and hospitable citizens, and relaxed lifestyle. Neighbourhoods are family-oriented and people are community-minded. People of all ages come to Chilliwack to experience the warm atmosphere and local flavour. Chilliwack welcomes thousands of tourists each year, for such events as the National Whitewater Kayak competition, the annual Chilliwack Fair & Rodeo and the “Spirit of the People” Pow Wow, a wonderful celebration of our local Indigenous culture.
Despite its serene country setting, Chilliwack is just one hour east of the Pacific Ocean and the culturally-rich city of Vancouver, where unlimited dining, shopping, and entertainment options await. World-famous Whistler-Blackcomb Resort, Harrison Hot Springs Resort, Science World, Granville Island, and Stanley Park all make for great weekend or day trips. Getting around town is easy, with designated bike lanes and the local public bus transit system, as well as the Fraser Valley Express, designed to connect Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley to Metro Vancouver’s TransLink transit system.
Our community of 100,000 residents is surrounded by some of the richest and most productive farmland in the world. Yielding bountiful crops of vegetables, nursery shrubs and various grains, Chilliwack is particularly famous for its delicious corn. Surrounding the community are snow-crested mountains, rising 1,500 to 3,000 metres above the valley floor, and providing a backdrop to the mighty Fraser River. Chilliwack is, indeed, the “Green Heart” of the Fraser Valley.