is the name of the local Indian tribe and also of various
geographical features. This Halkomelem word has the sense
of "quieter water on the head" or "travel by way of backwater
slough". The original spelling was "Chilliwhack".
This "city in the country" is becoming well-known as the
"city of festivals". There are year round performances of
live theatre, music and dance, while sports tournaments
draw curling, hockey, softball and soccer fans. There is
even chuckwagon racing and equestrian events for country-style
But for many, the out-of-doors beckons, and where better
than Chilliwack to experience some of the wonderful outdoor
recreational activities that await. Camping, swimming and
hiking are just a few of the activities that can be done
at nearby, lakes such as the popular Cultus Lake. Neighbouring
lakes are a haven for fishers andboaters alike along with
offering all manner of water sports. The mountains draw
bikers, hikers and campers.
If you a drawn to more organized activities, there is a
waterslide park, botanical gardens and amusement/theme park.
Chilliwack has something to offer every taste.
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10 m. (33 ft.).
Chilliwack is centrally located between the Okanagan,
Lower Mainland and Washington State, making for easy access
for visitors from all over. It is on the Trans Canada Highway,
just 92 km (57 mi.) east of Vancouver and 50 km (31 mi.)
west of Hope. It is serviced by bus lines and a municipal
Facilities & Activities: forestry tours, golf courses,
skating rink, tennis courts, hiking trails, water sports,
camping, biking, soccer fields, mini golf, horseback riding,
go karts, bowling lanes.
Attractions: Vedder River Fish Runs, Cultus Lake Park,
the communities of Harrison & Bridal
Falls,botanical garden park, Bridal Falls Geological
Museum, Aggassiz-Harrison Museum, Military Museum, Hemlock
Valley ski area and Dinotown.
- dog show
- Native Pow Wow
- golf tournament, jazz festival, chuckwagon races, Children's
- Cultus Lake Indian Festival, Square Dance Festival
- Volleyball Tournament, Canada Day celebrations
- Chilliwack Exhibition, logger sports, airshow
- Blue Grass Festival
Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce
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Toll Free Telephone: 1-800-567-9535 or (604) 858-8121
Coast & Mountains Tourism Region
1651 Commercial Drive #270,
Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y3
Tel: (604) 739-9011
Toll Free: 1-800-667-3306
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