Mountains for hiking, rivers for fishing, and an abudance of golf courses throughout the area
No major live theatre or other large attractions
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Each year the University College of the Fraser Valley Theatre Department put on three world class performances and host the Director's Theatre Festival in April.Theatre students are the cast and crew, but they are guided by a professional faculty and staff.For twelve or fourteen dollars a seat you can see high quality productions of classical and...more
The Vedder River varies in depth throughout the year, but is a wonderful place to fish, swim, tube, kayak, explore, hunt for rocks, walk, run, bike, or ride your horse along the trail. During the summer the water is usually warmer and lower than it is during the spring months. There are some shallow areas for young or inexperienced swimmers. Many...more
Cultus lake is in a provincial park. It is beautiful year round. It has lots of things to do, walks, camping, water slides, mini golf, golf, go karts, a small strip mall with restaurants and a gift shop. There are jet skis for rent, and you can sail and canoe. There are campsites all down the lake but be sure to book early for long weekends. You...more
We visited Minter Gardens in mid-April. The grounds are beautiful, with large areas of perfectly manicured lawns mixed in with winding (but smooth and wheelchair accessible) paths that go off into varieous flowering areas.I really enjoyed the different areas where a lot of foliage separates the visitor from the world. Then you would come around...more
Bridal Veil Falls is an astonishingly beautiful falls that is easy to get to. Rather than a typical falls with a thick stream of water flowing, the water is spread out evenly over a large area with many bumps on the way down resulting in a very large white foamy falls (hence the name).There is a short 1/4 mile walk from the parking lot to the base...more
Minter Gardens is about a forty five minute drive east of Abbotsford, and fifteen minutes past Chilliwack. A beautiful rolling landscape of trees, schrubs and flowers that surround a few trickling waterfalls, is also visited by bees, birds and butterflies. On weekends there is often a musician or band playing in the courtyard as you enter. There is...more
Chilliwack has a lot of history, and most of it can be found in the downtown core. One of the main areas is called Five Corners. It's exactly what it sounds like: five roads intersect right in the heart of Chilliwack.. It's a very interesting intersection, and it's actually a bit tricky to navigate if you've never been here before.more
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5788 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, V4Z 1E3, Canada
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Pretty much the only place in Chilliwack that offers a true dining experience. Superb food and a mature wine list that would typically be found in a major city. California Scallops and Prawns - Digby Bay Scallops, Tiger Prawns, Carmelized Corn, Organic Tomatoes, Avacado Wedges, Smoked Chipotle Oil.more
When I'm in Chilliwack, I rarely go out for a meal as I am visiting family and we tend to eat at home (someone's home). One visit I had the chance to go out for breakfast with my cousin before she started school (she is a teacher!).. and this is where we went.I enjoyed it as a nice family style restaurant with lots of choice on the menu. Not sure...more
Whenever I'm back in town, and want to meet up with some friends for a few beer, we head down to Major Leagues in Chilliwack. It's a pretty classy sports bar, complete with big TVs, several floors, and all you can eat steak nights..Here's a shot of my on my birthday two years ago.. Anything..more
Area 51 is one of the two major nightclubs in Chilliwack. It's located on the corner of Yale Road West and Hocking Avenue. The average age of people in here is probably around 23. Area 51 takes up two full floors, and has a balcony that overlooks the dance floor. Pretty casual, although I wouldn't wear sneakers here..more
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found the same bookstore on a trip to Chilliwack.. the shop is huge, really nice to browse, and i found a couple of books that i'd been searching for for a long time. they have a couple of chairs up front, and i settled into one and browsed some books... it was super relaxing. i found a great hiking guide for the area too.more
The malls are only for main stream type stuff. If you happen to be closer to the down town area, Wellingdon ave. has some very nice shops, including a very large used book store with great prices, and a few nice clothing and jewlery stores. Not very large but a alternative for a quick stop. Bellamey's (good fish and chips) and Decades (good coffe)...more
The only reason this is a trap is due to the amount of people. In the summer and good weather there are tons of people from Vancouver the valley out enjoying the lake and waterslides.
Unique Suggestions: Try your hardest not to be the one who has to do the parking, it can be a nightmare, and uncomfortable too if you don't have airconditioning.
As soon as you get parking there is enough room for everyong and you will have a great time.
Fun Alternatives: If you want swimming Cultas is you best bet. On the way there is also the Vedder river, and if you follow that chilliwack Lake. Though Chilliwack lake is another hour and it's cold!
Bridal Veil Falls are 16 Km East of Chilliwak and 100km from Vancouver, situated in the Fraser Valley at the base of Mount Cheam. They get their name, rather obviously, from the way the falls look kinda like a brides veil. Very pretty indeed it is well worth the hike to see the falls an take a picture.
Chilliwack is really a farming community, despite several new industries that have popped up there recently. Many people still leave their doors unlocked at night, and go for evening strolls downtown to various coffee-shops. I like most of my memories in Chilliwack!more