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Chilliwack
Travel Guide

Bridal Veil Falls showing a waterfall and forest scenes

Some towns have Mother Nature as their dominant attraction. This one has used its charm to maximum advantage. Relax and participate in numerous outdoor events. 

Travel east of Vancouver, British Columbia, and you’ll arrive in Chilliwack, fondly called the Great Outside. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and get active outdoors.

The city is located on the mighty Fraser River in a canyon of the same name. Try sport-fishing here for the 16 species inhabiting the local waterways. For a true test of fishing competency, hook a Pacific salmon or a white sturgeon, the largest freshwater fish in the Americas.

Surrounded by the Cascade Mountain Range, Chilliwack is truly an adventure playground. Go hiking, biking, kayaking and whitewater rafting, as they are all favorite pastimes, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. If you enjoy golf, select from nine courses dotting the landscape, including one that is carved into a dense forest or another with amazing mountain views. All have special features.

Experience a more tranquil side of nature just south of Chilliwack at Cultus Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the Fraser Valley. Relax on several beaches, go walking or bike riding on trails or have family fun at Cultus Lake Adventure Park or Cultus Lake Waterpark.

The area is important for its agriculture, which comes together with the bounties of the waterways to provide delicious food. Visit producers to appreciate the artisanal approach to food. Find your way around the Chilliwack Corn Maze that’s so large you need a passport to get through it.

This was gold rush territory in the days of the Wild West. Travel to yesteryear with a visit to Atchelitz Threshermens Association Pioneer Village or learn about the area’s First Nations heritage at Stó:lō

Research and Resource Management Centre. Plan a daytrip to nearby Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park to view the 200-foot-high (60-meter) feature from a well-marked trail.

If a vacation focusing on the outdoors is in your plans, drive 65 miles (105 kilometers) east of Vancouver

to discover Chilliwack. Bring your hiking boots for adventures with amazing views.

Where to stay in Chilliwack

Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa
3 out of 5
100 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
The price is ¥16,244 per night from May 9 to May 10
Situated on a lake, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Harrison Lake Beach Park.
3.8/5Good! (1,710 reviews)
"like hot springs pools and room and property view"

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2021

Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Coast Chilliwack Hotel by APA
Coast Chilliwack Hotel by APA
3.5 out of 5
45920 First Avenue, Chilliwack, BC
The price is ¥9,511 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Located in Chilliwack Proper Village West, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chilliwack Cultural Centre and Prospera Centre. Chilliwack Heritage ...
4.3/5Excellent! (995 reviews)
"The hotel was great and clean and in a decent location."

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Coast Chilliwack Hotel by APA
Hampton Inn by Hilton Chilliwack BC
Hampton Inn by Hilton Chilliwack BC
2.5 out of 5
8050 Lickman Rd, Chilliwack, BC
The price is ¥9,568 per night from May 17 to May 18
Located in Chilliwack Proper Village West, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Chilliwack Heritage Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Prospera Centre and Cottonwood ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)
"Amazing staff, clean rooms and a hot breakfast. We would stay again."

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Hampton Inn by Hilton Chilliwack BC
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Harrison Beach Hotel
Harrison Beach Hotel
2.5 out of 5
160 Esplanade Avenue, Box 460, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
The price is ¥12,091 per night from Apr 28 to Apr 29
Located in the heart of Harrison Hot Springs, this beach aparthotel is steps from Canwest Art Gallery and Harrison Lake Beach Park. Rendall Park and Ranger Station ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)
"The location....and the place is really clean...friendly staff..."

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Harrison Beach Hotel
Harrison Lakeview Resort
Harrison Lakeview Resort
3 out of 5
298 Lillooet Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
The price is ¥22,703 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
Situated on a lake, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Harrison Lake Beach Park, Canwest Art Gallery, and Miami Bridges Walk. Rendall Park ...
3.7/5Good! (162 reviews)
"Great central location and loved the lake view from our suite. The beds were very comfortable. Yvonne checked us in and was very friendly and helpful. The kitchen was well stocked with all the dishes, cutlery etc. that we needed for our family of 5. We will definitely come back!"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2021

Harrison Lakeview Resort
Bramblebank Cottages
Bramblebank Cottages
3.5 out of 5
312 Lillooet Rd, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
The price is ¥19,919 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Located in the heart of Harrison Hot Springs, this cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Harrison Lake Beach Park and Canwest Art Gallery. Miami Bridges Walk ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (73 reviews)
"The staff were friendly and very attentive to our needs. Looking forward to going back"

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Bramblebank Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Chilliwack

3.8

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 16%
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4 - Good 58%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 18%
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2 - Disappointing 6%
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1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Mar 27, 2020

Unethical practices at it's best.

4/5 - Good

Caecilia

Dec 12, 2019

Lots of places to eat, nice neighbourhoods, friendly people

4/5 - Good

Ronnette

Sep 1, 2019

Nice and quiet area great for appreciating nature

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Aug 18, 2019

Lived in Chilliwack for 35 years. Is now to big for us. We like small communities.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Aug 7, 2019

Just passing through. Didn't see anything that made me want to stay. Strong farm smells in the area.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 5, 2019

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