Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

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Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

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A bounty of fresh flavors

Tucked away in the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack is a wonderland of rolling farmlands, sparkling rivers and snow-capped mountains. Locals refer to it as the Great Outside, and it’s easy to see why. Chilliwack is bursting with outdoor pursuits, from hiking and birding to river rafting and fishing. It’s also big on agriculture which means there’s a bounty of fresh produce to devour. Whether you sink your teeth into juicy corn or demolish baskets of blueberries, eating your way through Chilliwack is all part of the fun. With self-contained Chilliwack vacation rentals, you can even cook up your own farm-to-table feasts.

Farm hopping in Chilliwack

Bordered by Mill Street and Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack’s historic downtown core is a great place for a stroll. You can browse boutiques, sip on a coffee, and stop by the pint-sized Chilliwack Museum. Home to one of the largest urban colonies in North America, Great Blue Heron Reserve is a haven for birdwatchers. The Fraser River is brimming with trophy-sized sturgeon, while Cultus Lake is a great place to reel in freshwater trout. If you love fresh produce, the self-drive Chilliwack Circle Farm Tour will take you to some of the region’s best producers.

Make a splash in Cultus Lake

As one of BC’s biggest summer destinations, Cultus Lake is a hive of activity. It’s lined with sandy beaches and rec sites that are perfect for swimming, kayaking, and sun-dappled picnics. If you’d rather not share your stretch of sand, Chilliwack vacation rentals feature postcard perfect cottages, just steps from the water. Nearby Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is home to one of Canada’s largest waterfalls, while Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park offers everything from family-friendly trails to challenging hikes. If you’ve got little ones in tow, go on a day out to Atchelitz Threshermen’s museum, which preserves and displays vintage farm machinery.

Summer in Chilliwack

With long days and lashings of sunshine, Chilliwack is at its best in the summer. The warm weather is perfect for swimming in Cultus Lake, berry picking on a local farm, or casting a line by the Fraser River. Whatever time of year you decide to come to Chilliwack, it’s always worth checking the local events calendar to see if any community events, fairs, or festivals will be unfolding. Speaking of which, you can also check out what’s on the agenda at Chilliwack Heritage Park, which hosts major events throughout the year.

Lush landscapes around Chilliwack

Framed by the Cascade Mountains, Chilliwack is part of British Columbia’s lush Fraser Valley. The city is surrounded by vast fields and pastures which house more than 900 farms. Specialties include artisan dairy products, local corn, and small batch honey. Both the Chilliwack and the Vedder Rivers wind their way through the valley, and are dotted with a handful of gorgeous Chilliwack vacation rentals. Don’t forget that Chilliwack’s backcountry is bear country. This means you should always keep pets leashed and make plenty of noise on the trails.