Top 21 Things To Do In Chilliwack, Canada - Updated 2021

Things to do in Chilliwack Canada
Julian
Julian
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Located southeast of Vancouver in Canada, the unique city of Chilliwack is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and large rivers. To those who are outdoor adventurers, this is probably a ‘dream world’ for you. You can opt to go on many activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, and horse-riding to name a few. For those of us who love to golf, there are a number of pristine and challenging golf courses that offer a beautiful backdrop of nature. You will also find that Chilliwack is also rich in history and culture as it was first occupied by the indigenous Sto:lo group. We have come up with an exhaustive list of things to do in Chilliwack, Canada. Be sure to bring along a camera for most of these activities.

1. Admire the surroundings as you traverse through the Vedder River Rotary Trail

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Spanning approximately 5 miles (8 km) long, the Vedder River Rotary Trail is a popularly used by many to do hiking, bird-watching, bicycling and horse-riding. It follows the Chilliwack River and offers many scenic views. You might be able to spot some wild birdlife along the way as well. There are several rest stations and places of interests along the trail so plan your itinerary carefully if you plan to see all of them.

Vedder River Rotary Trail

Address: 45450 Petawawa Rd, Chilliwack, BC, Canada

Website: Vedder River Rotary Trail

2. Study amazing artifacts at the Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society

James Cleland Richardson statue in front of the Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society 2019
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The Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society was first opened in 1958 by trustees of the Chilliwack Historical Society. Today, it houses both temporary and permanent exhibits that showcase Chilliwack’s natural history and cultural heritage to visitors. This is a wonderful place to attain more insight into Chilliwack’s colorful origins.

Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society

Address: 45820 Spadina Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1T3

Website: Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 4:30pm; Sat: 10am - 4pm (closed on Sun)

Price: From 2 USD

3. Celebrate creativity in the arts at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

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No other venue celebrates the arts more than the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Opened in 2010, the centre has seen many performances in its two indoor theatres and masterclasses held at its art and music studios. If you’re an aspiring artist, we recommend coming here to seek a bit of inspiration. Alternatively, book a ticket to catch a show in the evenings.

Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Address: 9201 Corbould St, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4A6

Website: Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 9pm; Sat - Sun: 9:30am - 5pm

Price: Varies depending on show

4. Bask in the beauty of nature at Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park 1
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The largest national park, which is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, has everything that nature has in her possession. This includes icy glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, forests, and mountains as far as your eyes can see. It is little wonder that it was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. You might have to make several hiking expeditions or plan a camping trip to appreciate its beauty in entirety.

Jasper National Park

Address: Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

Website: Jasper National Park

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

5. See a magical waterfall at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park

Bridal Veil Falls, Canada
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Ever wondered what a gigantic bridal veil looks like? The answer lies at a magical waterfall located at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park. Once you have arrived, it is only a short walk before you see water cascading down from rocks at a great height. From afar, it looks like a bridal veil floating in the wind. The park also is a great location for a picnic with family and friends.

Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park

Address: Rosedale, BC V0X 1X0

Website: Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

6. Have some craft beer at the Flashback Brewing Company

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Located in the historic Mill street of Chilliwack, the Flashback Brewing Company is a favorite haunt for those who love locally crafted beer, live music, and board games. This microbrewery uses local ingredients to brew their beer so you can be assured that you are only drinking good-tasting beer. Have a pint and make some new friends while you’re at it.

Flashback Brewing Company

Address: 1 - 9360 Mill St. Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 4N2

Website: Flashback Brewing Company

Opening hours: Tue - Wed: 12pm - 7pm; Thu - Sat: 12pm - 9pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

7. Admire the sunset on a canoe at Cultus Lake Park

Cultus Lake, British Columbia
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Affectionately known as the Jewel of Fraser Valley, Cultus Lake is a popular destination for people to go hiking, camping, or do various water sports in summer. Sunsets are gorgeous here and there is nothing more romantic than being alone in a canoe or kayak with your special someone.

Cultus Lake

Address: 4165 Columbia Valley Highway, Cultus Lake, BC

Website: Cultus Lake

8. Learn more about heron conversation efforts at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

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Free Community Events Are Back!!! We have an engaging and informative Conservation Walking Tour planned for the morning...

Posted by Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society on Friday, July 16, 2021

Avid bird fans of the Great Blue Heron should plan a half-day trip to the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve to see this beautiful bird up-close. Although the bird is not an endangered species, its reproduction activities are often affected by human activity and its numbers have been decreasing in recent years. If you would like to lend a helping hand, speak to the staff on how you can contribute to its conservation efforts.

Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

Address: 5200 Sumas Prairie Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4P9

Website: Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

Opening hours: 10am - 4pm (daily)

Price: Free admission

9. Putt a few holes at Chilliwack Golf Club

CCAA golf national championships at Chilliwack Golf Club
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Clean off the dust of your golf clubs, call a few buddies and putt a few holes together at the pristine golf courses of Chilliwack Golf Club. Located in the countryside of Fraser Valley, there is no better feeling in scoring a hole-in-one against a beautiful backdrop of forest trees and mountains. The golf course opens as early as 6am so why not catch a glimpse of the sunrise before teeing up a shot?

Chilliwack Golf Club

Address: 41894 Yale Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4J3

Website: Chilliwack Golf Club

Opening hours: 6am - 9pm (daily)

Price: From 37 USD

10. Trek through forests to beautiful Lindeman Lake

Lindeman Lake
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Itching for a forest hike that lasts not more than 3 hours? Consider trekking towards the beautiful Lindeman Lake that is located within the Chilliwack Lake area. Look out for a sign that points towards the lake and you should be making a round trip of about 2 miles (3.5 km). Admire the scenic views but be extra careful as the area is known to be inhibited by bears and cougars.

Lindeman Lake

Address: Lindeman Lake, Fraser Valley E, BC V0X 1X0, Canada

Website: Lindeman Lake

11. Get spectacular views of Chilliwack from atop Mount Cheam

Cheam Peak
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Pack some nourishment and make sure your hiking boots are tightened, then get ready for a rewarding trek to the top of Mount Cheam. Upon arriving at the foot, you will tread through meadows before beginning your ascent. Be sure to catch your breath and admire the scenic views around you. Once you reach the top, you will be granted beautiful panoramic views of Chilliwack and Fraser Valley.

Cheam Peak

Address: Fraser Valley D, BC V0X 1X1, Canada

Website: Mount Cheam

12. Go for a slow walk at Hillkeep Regional Park

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Located on top of Chilliwack mountain, Hillkeep Regional Park is a photographer’s dream for taking nature photography from different angles. There are also walking and bicycle trails that allow for a casual stroll or a recreational workout. As the park is a nature reserve, be sure not to wander off the trails as you might disturb unsuspecting flora and fauna.

Hillkeep Regional Park

Address: Hillkeep Pl, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4A2

Website: Hillkeep Regional Park

Opening hours: 7am - sunset (daily)

13. Admire beautiful tulips at the Chilliwack Tulip Festival

Tulip Festival 2018 @ Tulips of the Valley, Chilliwack
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The largest tulip festival in all of Western Canada has been running for 13 years and grows over 6 million tulips of over 30 different varieties. The farm is open daily but gets extra festive when the tulips finally bloom. Be sure to bring your camera and capture these beautiful flowers in all their glory. Dogs are allowed on the premises but do keep them on a leash.

Chilliwack Tulip Festival

Address: 41310 Yale Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4J1

Website: Chilliwack Tulip Festival

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 7pm; Sat - Sun: 9am - 7pm

Price: From 7 USD

14. Embark on a challenging hike through the valley at Mt Thom Park

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As you would have known by now, the province of British Columbia has many beautiful valleys and mountains that offer serene walking trails through nature. Mt Thom Park is another fine example, where a trek to the summit will reward you with picturesque views of Promontory and Cultus Lake. There are two routes to the top, but do choose the one that you are more comfortable with.

Mt Thom Park

Address: 5778 Jinkerson Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 0C8

Website: Mt Thom Park

15. Catch a huge sturgeon fish at Mainlanders Sportfishing

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Posted by Mainlanders SportFishing on Saturday, July 31, 2021

If you thought that fishing was anything but exciting, let the experts at Mainlanders Sportfishing change your mind completely. They will take you on an unforgettable fishing hunt for giant salmon and the ever-growing white sturgeon fish that can span up to the length of four fully grown adults! We will just let the photos speak for themselves.

Mainlanders Sportfishing

Address: 45695 Cartmell Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4A6

Website: Mainlanders Sportfishing

Opening hours: 6am - 10pm (daily)

Price: Contact for pricing

16. Learn more about history at Chilliwack Antique Powerland Pioneer Village

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If you like studying antiques that tell the story of a city’s origins, you should take a detour and pay a visit to the Chilliwack Antique Powerland Pioneer Village. You will be able to see vintage automobiles, old steam machinery, and restored buildings on mint display. This would not have been possible without the efforts of the volunteers of the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association.

Chilliwack Antique Powerland Pioneer Village

Address: 44146 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC

Website: Chilliwack Antique Powerland Pioneer Village

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 3pm; Sun: 11am - 3pm

17. Buy unique souvenirs from the Sto:lo Gift Shop

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Need a souvenir to remind you of your travels to Chilliwack? Be sure to stop by the Sto:lo gift shop and browse through a variety of unique mementos crafted by local artisans. You could pick up a cute pair of wooden design earrings, a beautiful glass vase for your flowers, or a personalized leather casing for your phone. Have fun shopping!

Sto:lo Gift Shop

Address: 7201 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5

Website: Sto:lo Gift Shop

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 4:30pm (closed on Sun)

18. Pluck and savor many types of blueberries at Klaassen Farms

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Come pluck different types of blueberries at the family-run Klaassen Farms! You could pick as many blueberries as you want for a relatively cheap price (1.50 CAD or 1.14 USD per pound) or simply purchase some frozen blueberries off the shelf. Don’t forget to try their homemade ice cream that comes in a few blueberry flavors.

Klaassen Farms

Address: 51211 Chilliwack Central Rd, Rosedale, BC V0X 1X2

Website: Klaassen Farms

Opening hours: Thu - Sat: 11am - 5pm (closed on Sun - Wed)

Price: Varies; see website

19. Sample traditional gouda cheese and other types of cheese at Smits & Co.w Farm Cheese

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Posted by Smits & Co.w Farm Cheese on Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Smits & Co.w Farm Cheese is a family-run cheese making farm that has been producing quality cheese for the local community for many years. Using milk from reared cows in their backyard, they use a traditional method to make excellent gouda cheese and other types of spiced cheese. There are also a few varieties of goat cheese to choose from.

Smits & Co.w Farm Cheese

Address: 5787 Lickman Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4B5

Website: Smits & Co.w Farm Cheese

Opening hours: Thu - Sat: 9am - 5pm (closed from Sun - Wed)

20. Browse through honey products at the Chilliwack River Valley Honey

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Posted by Chilliwack River Valley Natural Honey on Friday, April 9, 2021

You will feel as if you were caught in a gigantic beehive at the Chilliwack River Valley Honey. Not only is natural and unpasteurized honey on sale, but there are also royal jelly, bee pollen, and propolis treatments that have been harvested from the beehive and processed carefully. If you love your honey, you will feel right at home here.

Chilliwack River Valley Honey

Address: 43476 Adams Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4L1

Website: Chilliwack River Valley Honey

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 9am - 5pm (closed on Sun - Mon)

21. Experience an adrenaline rush at Chilliwack River Rafting

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If you relish the feeling of experiencing different emotions all at the same time, then you should look no further than signing up for a white water rafting adventure with Chilliwack River Rafting. Choose a river course that suits your expertise level, and then be prepared to get thoroughly soaked. All in all, it is a great bonding adventure for your group of friends or family.

Chilliwack River Whitewater Paddle Trip

Captivating Chilliwack

Mt. Cheam
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If you love the outdoors and getting in touch with your inner self, then the city of Chilliwack in British Columbia province will feel like home to you. We hope you enjoy reading this list and feel encouraged to explore any hidden gems that Chilliwack might have to offer.

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Hi all, this is Julian from Singapore. I take the chance to travel whenever there's an opportunity to do so. I've been fortunate to have traveled far and wide to many countries around the world...Read more

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