Whether you cycle for leisure, for exercise, to commute, or are an avid mountain biker wanting to test your technical skills, Chilliwack has hundreds of kilometres of recreational cycling trails and commuting paths to get you to your destination in an eco-friendly way. Mix in some fresh air and incredible mountain views, and you’ll find yourself reaching for the bike instead of the car keys. With so many kilometres of trails, how do you know where to begin?
Our new Chilliwack Cycling Guide is now available with trails and outdoor adventures for everyone to enjoy. You can download the new guide here.
1. Vedder Rotary Loop
The Vedder Rotary Loop is a beautiful trail that runs along the north and south sides of the Vedder River. Great for running, biking, walking and horseback riding, many outdoor enthusiasts find this trail wonderful not only for the scenery but for the great accessibility to the Vedder River.
2. Valley Rail Trail
|Valley Rail Trail
The Valley Rail Trail extends from Luckakuck Way north over the Trans-Canada Highway and Chilliwack Creek to Airport Road. Following an existing railway, the trail provides cyclists of all abilities with a protected cycling trail that connects the north and south sides of the highway.
3. Canyon to Coast
|Canyon to Coast
The Canyon to Coast trail is a portion of the Experience the Fraser Trail that is a recreational, cultural and heritage project that extends along the Lower Fraser River Corridor connecting Hope to the Salish Sea. The Canyon to Coast portion of the trail runs through Chilliwack for 18km from Island 22 to the Ferry Island Provincial Park.
4. Downtown Chilliwack
Downtown Chilliwack is the commercial and historic core of the city and is located on the north side of the Trans-Canada Highway. With over 300 locally owned and operated businesses, the area offers an array of specialized products and services in the heritage area of Downtown Chilliwack. While you cycle, stop for some delicious baked goods, lunch or shopping!
Rules of the Road
5 Principles of Safe Cycling
- Know and obey the rules of the road.
- Maintain your bicycle & ensure it is in good working order.
- Be as visible as possible to others.
- Learn the skills you need to control your bike.
- Cycle in traffic safely and predictably.
More Great Resources
Cycling is such a fantastic way to get the whole family out for adventure and exercise. Before you hit the trails, don’t forget to check your tires, fill up your water bottle, and most importantly, put on that helmet! Be safe and have fun!
For more ideas and information on cycling in Chilliwack, download our Biking Guide.
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