The striking Canadian city of Chilliwack is surrounded by mountains and crystal clear lakes in British Columbia, Canada. Many know Chilliwack for its vast hiking trails and deep rooted culture. However, it also has a vibrant music scene and plenty of places to shop and eat. Chilliwack, meaning “valley of many streams” in the native language, is a place any nature explorer must visit.
Things to do in Chilliwack
The Cascade Mountains in the Fraser Valley has been described as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Bridal Veil Falls Park offers a short hike to the waterfall and places for picnics. Chilliwack has plenty of adventurous activities, like kayaking and horseback riding. The Chilliwack River is home to the training grounds for the White Water Kayaking Olympians. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner in rafting, Chilliwack has plenty of rapids for all levels of experience. Chilliwack also offers some of the best fishing around in with giant white sturgeon and salmon caught in the rivers surrounding the city.
Day Trips from Chilliwack
Chilliwack is perfect for nature lovers that also want the charm of the city. Vancouver is about a two-hour drive northwest of Chilliwack. Vancouver is known its natural beauty but also its city life. Visit the famous Queen Elizabeth Park or go to a hockey game of the Vancouver Canucks. Chilliwack is less than three hours away from Seattle, “The Emerald City.” Here you can visit the Space Needle landmark and grab a bite at Pike’s Peak. Just south of Seattle is Mount Rainier National Park, which has the highest mountain in the Cascade’s Pacific Northwest region.
Whether you’re looking for a studio in the city or a cottage by the lake, Tripping has the perfect vacation rental for you. These cabins offer mountain views and a true Canadian wilderness experience. Stay a night or a month, Tripping is flexible and affordable for all adventure seekers! The Cascade Mountains also offer a variety of camping and RV spots.
Transportation in Chilliwack
The Vancouver International Airport has flights around the world and is only about two hours away. You can rent a car from the airport or take a bus to Chilliwack. The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is not far from Chilliwack and is a beautiful drive up to Canada. Chilliwack offers bike lanes and a bus system for easy access.