As the second largest city in the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack is located about an hour's drive east of Vancouver.
Surrounded by towering mountain peaks and two mighty rivers (the Fraser River and Vedder River), Chilliwack's natural setting is magnificent. Indeed, Chilliwack bills itself as ‹The Great Outside,› and features a host of outdoor opportunities that include horseback riding, biking, camping, fishing, golfing and hiking.
The area also offers notable recreational areas — including Cultus Lake and Chilliwack Lake Provincial Parks — as well as numerous hiking trails that range from easy strolls to challenging vertical climbs. Amble through the area's colourful gardens, take a walk through the parks, or enjoy bird-watching and wildlife-viewing while exploring the many scenic trails.
Featuring more than 80 parks that encompass nearly 140 hectares (346 acres) of green space, Chilliwack's spectacular setting amid the Cascade Mountains offers dazzling views of lakes, rivers, wetlands, creeks, wildlife and rugged backcountry terrain.
Bosumarne Falls is a scenic waterfall and a short, rugged hike that is located a few kilometres from the Chilliwack Lake day-use area.
Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is a great day-use park with a picnic area for families and highlighted by a short walk to a waterfall that cascades down the rocks from 60 meters above.
Cheam Lake Wetlands is a park area that is popular for birdwatching, picnics, and family outings, located just east of Chilliwack, BC.
A spectacular view of Chilliwack, Cultus Lake, and the surrounding Fraser Valley can be seen from the top of Elk Mountain.
A scenic and peaceful lake nestled in the hills surrounding Chilliwack Lake.
One of the most spectacular views in the Chilliwack region, Mount Cheam offers panoramic views of the Fraser Valley and surrounding mountains.
Mount Thom is a steep hike in Chilliwack with incredible views of the Fraser Valley from the top.
The Seven Sisters Trail is a short hike in the Cultus Lake area to a grove of old-growth Douglas Fir trees.
The Slesse Memorial Trail in Chilliwack is a scenic hike that passes a memorial plaque, remembering the air disaster of 1956, before climbing to the Propeller Cairn where there are incredible views of the region.
A short uphill hike that arrives on a ridge overlooking the Cultus Lake area in Chilliwack, BC.
The Vedder Ridge Trail in Chilliwack follows a route up high to the west of Cultus Lake before reaching the top of Vedder Mountain and offering scenic views looking eastward.