When traveling to Chilliwack region you will find an agricultural community and wilderness adventure destination. Situated in a river valley surrounded by lakes, farms, rivers and mountains - mountains like Mt. Cheam, Mt. Thom and the Cascade Mountains and rivers like the Fraser, Vedder and Chilliwack Rivers.
Chilliwack, BC is part of the Fraser Valley region neighboring Metro Vancouver BC, Canada. The community of Abbotsford, BC is located to the west of Chilliwack and the community of Hope, BC is located to the east. Just south of Chilliwack is the USA/Canada border and to the north is the resort community of Harrison Hot Springs.
Much of the Fraser Valley was first the home of the Sto:lo First Nation people of British Columbia, Canada. The First Nation people lived, hunted and fished the Fraser River until the arrival of the European settlers in the late 1800s.
Today, the community provides many travel services. Include accommodations, campgrounds, restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, banks, internet, coffee houses, shopping malls, gift stores, attractions, tours, guides, big box stores and transportation (bus and taxi).
Chilliwack, BC is the third oldest community in British Columbia, Canada. History of the community can be found in the heritage buildings located in the historic downtown of Chilliwack... and in the local parks like the 1896 heritage house in the Gwynne Vaughan Park. The community has grown culturally as well with much to offer including a museum, art centre, art galleries, live theatre, music academy, cultural centre and symphony.
Chilliwack, BC enjoys many healthy outdoor activities. Some of the more popular activities for visitors in the region include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, sunbathing, river rafting, birdwatching, wind surfing, boating, backpacking, wilderness camping, water skiing and picnicking.
The Fraser Valley region, especially around the community of Chilliwack, BC, is surrounded by mountains, wetlands, lakes, waterfalls and forest. The community environment is an ideal setting for parks and trails. Some of the parks in the Chilliwack, BC region include the Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park, Cheam Ridge Regional Trail, Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park, Cultus Lake Provincial Park, Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve, Gwynne Vaughan Park, Mount Thom and Island 22 Regional Park.