A River Runs Through It
Just off the beaten path, the eighty kilometre Chilliwack River runs parallel to the mighty Fraser, providing a natural home to many of the area’s unique wildlife species on either side. This stretch of land boasts forested landscapes and beaches along the river, ending at Chilliwack Lake.
1The Vedder River Rotary Trail5411 Lickman Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4P8, Canada
Starting at Vedder Park, bike or walk this 21km looped trail along the Vedder River. You can also detour partway through to head up to the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve.
2Great Blue Heron Nature ReserveGreat Blue Heron Nature Reserve, Sumas Prairie Road, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Home to one of the largest heron nesting colonies in the Lower Mainland, this facility includes an interpretive centre managed by the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society and multiple trails outfitted with bird blinds. Head up to their observation tower for a “heron’s eye view”.
3Amble CoffeeAmble Coffee, Petawawa Road, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
A quaint coffee truck serving 49th Parallel coffee, nestled right in the forest of Vedder Park. Enjoy a fresh cup close to the river.
4The Local Harvest MarketLocal Harvest Bakery, Lickman Road, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
A sustainable local farm and market providing the community with fresh fruits and veggies. Their Market Bakery bakes fresh, organic sourdough bread and pizzas, perfect for lunch on the go.
5Garrison BistroGarrison Bistro, Market Way, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
A friendly neighbourhood bistro using local ingredients and products to serve comfort food with a twist. Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner.
6Farmhouse Brewing Co.6385 Lickman Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4A9, Canada
Socialize while you enjoy a delicious craft beer and meal in a friendly and welcoming environment.
7Mt Waddington’s OutdoorsMt. Waddington's Outdoors, Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Gear up for your adventures at this premier outdoor retailer that also offers rentals on backpacks, tents, and more for easy outdoor exploration.
8Stó:lō Gift ShopSto:lo Gift Shop, Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
A curated selection of unique Stó:lō and Aboriginal arts, crafts, and gifts.
9Vedder River InnVedder River Inn, Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Located in the central Vedder Crossing neighbourhood, enjoy modern suites and close access to the natural beauty of Chilliwack.
Passing Through the Valley of Many Streams
Let the quiet hum of the local waters, which often host herons and kingfishers, be your soundtrack as life slows down.
10Island 22 Regional Park44955 Cartmell Rd, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
A 132-hectare park featuring walking trails, an off-leash dog park, and a bike skills park, as well as equestrian and boat launch facilities.
11Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional ParkCheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park, Elgey Road, Rosedale, BC, Canada
A 107-hectare park made up of lake, marsh, and forested areas. Known to be home to over 180 different bird species.
12Cultivate CafeCultivate Cafe, Young Road, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
A family-run cafe connecting the community with refreshing brunch and lunch dishes using local ingredients. Vegetarian and vegan options and a kids menu are available.
13Harvest Store & CafeHarvest Store & Café, Mill Street, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Feel right at home at this family-run bakery and cafe. Nourishing breakfast and lunch options are available, as well as freshly baked cookies and muffins.
14Bow and Stern46140 Yale Road, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Enjoy good food and drinks while socializing in a fun, welcoming, and enjoyable atmosphere, in this locally owned and family-run restaurant.
15Bravo RestaurantBravo Restaurant & Lounge, Yale Road, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Pacific Northwest cuisine in a casual, yet elegant atmosphere. Enjoy shared plates, mouthwatering mains, or try the Chef’s five-course tasting menu.
16Shandhar Hut Indian CuisineShandhar Hut Indian Cuisine, Young Road, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Family-owned and operated, this North Indian inspired restaurant has dishes that are prepared with care that use fresh, local ingredients.
17District 188146140 Yale Rd, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Located in downtown Chilliwack, this is a walkable, heritage, cultural hub where locals come together, and where entrepreneurs set up shop with local retail.
18The Book ManThe Book Man, Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
A community favourite, this carbon-neutral bookstore not only has a huge selection of books and vinyl LPs, they also have two friendly store cats named Beatrix and Nietzsche.
19Royal Hotel ChilliwackRoyal Hotel Chilliwack, Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, BC, CanadaBook Now
Established in 1908, this historic boutique hotel is nestled in the heart of Chilliwack, conveniently close to many restaurants and coffee shops.