Fraser Valley East

Together, the cities of Chilliwack, Mission and Abbotsford comprise the Fraser Valley East area. These three cities lie about an hour east of Vancouver, and provide an opportunity to escape the city in favour of some remarkable outdoor experiences - while still being a short drive from popular urban areas.

Surrounded by the stunning mountain peaks of Mount Cheam and Slesse Mountain and the mighty Fraser and Vedder Rivers, Chilliwack offers a picturesque series of hiking trails that meander along the water and through lush, dense forests. Cultus Lake and Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park, in particular, provide unlimited opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all types - from novice hikers to seasoned trekkers.

Nestled in the rugged Coast Mountains and across the Fraser River, you'll find the city of Mission. The area's coastal mountains, sprawling farmland and grand Fraser River make Mission a natural wonderland, boasting more than 30 parks and dozens of hiking trails.

Tucked perfectly between majestic mountain ranges on the wide plain of the Lower Fraser Valley is Abbotsford. Hiking and horseback riding opportunities abound here, especially through the scenic wilderness areas of Sumas Mountain Park and Chadsey Lake.


Trails located in the Fraser Valley East region:

Abby Grind

The Abby Grind is a popular, steep hike that follows the Glen Ryder Trail along the Taggart Peak route to a viewpoint looking southwest across Abbotsford.

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Alexandra Bridge

The Alexandra Bridge was an important piece of history in BC's Fraser Canyon and the short walk takes you across the old bridge, with views of the rushing Fraser River below.

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Bosumarne Falls

Bosumarne Falls is a scenic waterfall and a short, rugged hike that is located a few kilometres from the Chilliwack Lake day-use area.

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Bridal Veil Falls

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.

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Browne Creek Wetlands

Located on the south side of the Vedder River in Chilliwack, The Browne Creek Wetlands are an important spawning channel and nature reserve.

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Cascade Falls

Cascade Falls is located northeast of Mission, BC, and the scenic waterfall can be viewed from a suspension bridge that crosses the river above the canyon.

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Cheam Lake Wetlands

Cheam Lake Wetlands is a park area that is popular for birdwatching, picnics, and family outings, located just east of Chilliwack, BC.

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Chilliwack Community Forest

Located east of Chilliwack near the Annis Road turnoff, the Chilliwack Community Forest contains a network of hiking and mountain biking trails that pass through lush forest with a variety of routes for everyone.

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Downes Bowl Trail

The Downes Bowl Trail in Clearbrook Park in Abbotsford is situated in a unique bowl shaped terrain with a network of hiking trails that pass marsh areas and cross small streams.

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Elk Mountain

A spectacular view of Chilliwack, Cultus Lake, and the surrounding Fraser Valley can be seen from the top of Elk Mountain.

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Falls Lake

The Falls Lake Trail is a short hike to a beautiful subalpine lake located in the Coquihalla Recreation Summit Area, and a great place to stop on your way through the region.

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Flood Falls

Flood Falls is a scenic waterfall that drops from high above and is located just off of Highway #1 near Hope, BC.

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Harrison Grind

The Harrison Grind is a steep hiking trail that offers a great view of Harrison Lake.

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Hayward Lake

Located north of Mission, BC, Hayward Lake offers two hikes that meander along scenic trails maintained by BC Hydro.

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Hicks Lake

The easy loop around Hicks Lake in Sasquatch Provincial Park near Harrison is scenic with several views and stream crossings.

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Hillkeep Regional Park

Located on the top of Chilliwack Mountain, Hillkeep Regional Park is a nature reserve that has one trail that goes to a viewpoint overlooking the Fraser Valley and another that meanders through a scenic meadow.

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Hope Lookout Trail

A steep hiking route, the Hope Lookout Trail reaches a viewpoint with an incredible view overlooking the town of Hope, the Fraser River, and the surrounding region.

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Hunter Road Trail

The Hunter Road Trail is located in Mission, BC, and follows a forestry service road to an incredible viewpoint that looks north over Stave Lake.

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Ledgeview Trail

Located on the west side of Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford, the Ledgeview Trails are a network of trails used by hikers and mountain bikers with a scenic view from a clearing near the top.

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Lindeman Lake

A scenic and peaceful lake nestled in the hills surrounding Chilliwack Lake.

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Mount Cheam

One of the most spectacular views in the Chilliwack region, Mount Cheam offers panoramic views of the Fraser Valley and surrounding mountains.

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Mount Thom

Mount Thom is a steep hike in Chilliwack with incredible views of the Fraser Valley from the top.

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Othello Tunnels

Othello Tunnels east of Hope, BC, follows a 3.5km return trail through a series of old train tunnels and bridges that cut through the solid granite walls and pass over the wild Coquihalla River.

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Rolley Lake

A popular day use and camping area, Rolley Lake is located northwest of the town of Mission.

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Seven Sisters Trail

The Seven Sisters Trail is a short hike in the Cultus Lake area to a grove of old-growth Douglas Fir trees.

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Slesse Memorial Trail

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.

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Spirit Caves Trail

Located in the town of Yale, BC, the Spirit Caves Trail is a steep hike that goes to several small caves and a spectacular viewpoint that overlooks the Fraser River.

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Stave Dam Forest Interpretation Forest

A forested area managed by the District of Mission, the Stave Dam Forest Interpretation Trail provides a look at the beautiful forest while passing some scenic viewpoints at the top.

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Steelhead Falls

The hike to Steelhead Falls is a short 1km route through a scenic forest and ending at a spectacular waterfall.

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Sumas Mountain

Sumas Mountain offers splendid views of the Fraser Valley and a picturesque atmosphere around Chadsey Lake.

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Teapot Hill

A short uphill hike that arrives on a ridge overlooking the Cultus Lake area in Chilliwack, BC.

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Vedder Ridge Trail

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.

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Vedder River Rotary Trail

The Vedder River Rotary Trail is a popular walking, jogging, or cycling route that follows the Vedder River and offers many scenic views of the Chilliwack area.

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Whippoorwill Point Trail

The Whippoorwill Point Trail is a short trail near Harrison Lake that takes you to the secluded Sandy Cove and passes by the Harrison River.

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Zoa Peak

Zoa Peak is located in the Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area and the trail follows the ridge, offering incredible views of Zum Peak, Thar Peak, and Nak Peak.

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