1. Scare yourself senseless
If you are looking for a really good scare this fall, visit Reapers Haunted House and Maze. Its popularity has put Chilliwack on the map for the scariest haunted house in the greater Vancouver area. Bravery is much needed and screaming is inevitable. For more information on hours and rates visit www.reapers.ca
2. Reel in the Catch of a Lifetime
The Mighty Fraser River lures guests from around the world to Chilliwack in search for the Big One! However, reeling in a 900lb sturgeon is not for the faint of heart! It is an exhilarating moment, a “fish tale” that is often told and retold, an unforgettable moment in time. The Great White Sturgeon is North America’s largest freshwater fish. Catch, tag, record, and release are the methods used to keep the incredible legend alive. Visit www.fishchilliwack.com and find out how you too can experience your own unique “Fish” moment.
3. Experience Fall on the Farm
Chilliwack showcases its agricultural roots with pride. This fall, handpick your pumpkin for carving at Peteys Pumpkin Patch or at the Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm, where picking a pumpkin is just part of the fun! Petey’s Pumpkin Patch has over 5000 square feet of indoor fun and a covered hay ride for kids of all ages! Get lost at the Chilliwack Corn Maze, featuring a 12 acre maze and tons of attractions for the whole family including a jumping pillow, pedal cart track, ball zone and animal display.
4. Go on a Self-guided Circle Farm Tour
The Fraser Valley Circle Farm Tour offers you a road map that directs you to a variety of specialty farm-gate vendors, open air markets, charming eateries, heritage sites, fairs, and other special events. Travel in your own car, at your own pace, when it suits you. Each community brochure/map directs you to an average of twelve venues. All are related in some way to agriculture and the area’s farming heritage. Go on a self-guide tour of Langley-Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows and Agassiz-Harrison Mills (learn more and plan your next circle farm tour at www.circlefarmtour.com)
5. Fall Walks and Hikes
Chilliwack has the warmest average temperature in Canada. Take in the fall colours and explore our beautiful walking and hiking trails highlighted in our new Chilliwack Outdoor Adventure and Hiking Guide. Download a copy today or pick one up from the following locations, Tourism Chilliwack, Mt. Waddington Outdoors, Chilliwack Ford, Sardis and Chilliwack Library, The Book Man, Cultus Lake Visitor Information Centre & other select locations in town.
i. Highlighted Fall Walks
- Peach Creek Trail & Rotary Trail – Watch the salmon spawning while wandering through the protected spawning channel.
- Cheam Lake Wetlands
- Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve
ii. Highlighted Fall Hikes
- Lindeman Lake
- Cultus Lake Trails
- Elk Mountain
- Cheam Mountain
- Mt Thom
6. Hide from the rain: Chilliwack Rainy Day Activities
- Chilliwack Military Museum
- Swimming -Cheam Centre/Leisure Centre
- Chilliwack Chiefs Hockey
- Chilliwack International Film Series – Cottonwood Cinema
- Movies – Galaxy Cinemas
- Public Skating – Twin Rinks/Prospera Centre
7. Join “The Mane Event”:
Join the fun at Western Canada’s Premiere Horse Expo “The Mane Event”. This will again be held at Chilliwack Heritage Park, it is the largest indoor equine trade show in Canada! For more information visit thier website www.maneeventexpo.com/chilliwack/
8. Discover The History of Chilliwack:
Discover the History of Chilliwack at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives. Since its inception in 1958, the Museum and Archives have developed one of the largest and most important archival and object collections in the Fraser Valley. The Museum is housed in a historic building near Chilliwack’s downtown – the 1912 former City Hall – where you can view historic exhibits on the main floor and contemporary art shows on the second floor.
9. Catch a show at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has a dynamic line up of events this fall. The Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s Dinner and a Show program offers discounts or specials at some of Chilliwack’s best restaurants. On the night of your show, you simply present your tickets prior to ordering and receive your discount or special. For a list of shows and partnering restaurants visit the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s website at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.com
10. Fall events and festivals
Chilliwack is host to a number great fall events, for more information on events please visit our Events Calendar online.