The leaves are changing colour, the air is cooler, and school is back in session; all signs that Fall is here! Pick out pumpkins with the family, connect with nature and experience the Fall Salmon run, or linger over a comforting meal. Explore the attractions of Fall in Chilliwack with our list of some favourites!
Left: Chilliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch; Right: The Local Harvest Market (Circle Farm Tour)
Whether you’re looking for family-friendly adventures, or a good scare, we’ve got you covered with these fun Autumn activities.
CHILLIWACK CORN MAZE
41905 Yale Road West
August 15th – October 31st
This fun, all ages activity is the perfect way to start the Fall! Come get lost and found in the Chilliwack Corn Maze. Experience the variety of activities they offer this season!
PETEY’S PUMPKIN PATCH
9423 Gibson Road
September 28th – October 31st
Petey’s Pumpkin Patch is great spot to search for the perfect pumpkin for Halloween! They also have many fun activities for the family, such as corn mazes, farm animals and train rides. The kids are sure to have a blast!
REAPER’S MAZE OF TERROR
9423 Gibson Road
October 9th – October 31st *Closed Oct. 12th – 15th & 19th
Are you brave enough to wander the Maze of Terror? If you’re looking for a scare be sure to check them out.
CHILLIWACK CIRCLE FARM TOUR
Take a self-guided tour through the Valley. You’ll experience an action-packed day of good ole’ country charm on the Chilliwack Circle Farm Tour! Learn how bees communicate, ask about an old-world tradition while visiting an organic grain and flour mill and unwind with a perfect wine-paired meal. You won’t be able to resist the temptation of shopping with items like handmade soaps, unique, one-of-a kind pottery pieces, farm fresh produce, goat cheese, organic beef, kosher honey, kosher grains and fresh stone-ground flours.
WITNESS SALMON SPAWNING
This is a must-see for families and individuals alike! Whether you’re a fish lover, or simply enjoy getting out in nature, witnessing salmon spawning is an incredible experience for everyone.
GREAT BLUE HERON NATURE RESERVE
5200 Sumas Prairie Road
The Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve boasts beautiful views, and often glimpses of wildlife. Check out the Rotary Interpretive Centre for more information about the Nature Reserve.
PEACH CREEK ROTARY TRAIL
Lickman Vedder River Parking Lot
The Peach Creek Rotary Trail is about 1.7km long, following alongside Peach Creek. There are lots of fantastic salmon spawning viewing opportunities.
THE GREAT TRAIL
Chilliwack Lake Road
The Great Trail (formerly known as the Trans-Canada Trail) spans across Canada, but if you check out the sections in Chilliwack, you’ll find many salmon spawning viewing opportunities along the route towards Chilliwack Lake.
HOT AND COLD BREWS
Credits: Farmhouse Brewing Co.
We all know that October is the month to fill up on Pumpkin Spice Latte’s, but did you know it is also #BCCraftBeerMonth? It’s the perfect season to visit one of our cozy eateries and warm up with your favourite fall beverage or hit up our growing Craft Beer scene and sample a flight to celebrate the hop harvest! To learn more, visit our CANTEEN.
10015 Young Road North at Minter Gardens
Open 10am to 3pm Wednesday thru Sunday, serving brunch, lunch, the best kid’s menu and convenient to-go meals.
WAVES COFFEE HOUSE
1 – 45560 Market Way in Garrison Village
Open daily from 7am to 10pm serving specialty coffees, sandwiches, gelato, desserts and much more! Conveniently located near the Vedder River Trail and Garrison shopping district.
LITTLE BEETLE COFFEE + KITCHEN
44489 South Sumas Road
A quaint bistro offering exquisite beverages, flavourful meals and delicious treats! Open daily from 9am to 3pm.
FARMHOUSE BREWING CO.
6385 Lickman Road
Chilliwack’s newest brewing company! Offering craft brews, drinks & food pairings for the whole family at the farm.
1 – 9360 Mill Street
Fresh beer, old school values! All of their beer is brewed on-site and made with fresh ingredients sourced from the Fraser Valley.
OLD YALE BREWING
404 – 44550 South Sumas Road
Creating award winning beer next to the gateway to the Chilliwack River Valley since 1999. Visit them Tuesday through Sunday for pints, flights, delicious food, beers to-go and more!
For more trip planning ideas and to explore Chilliwack’s offerings, visit TOURISM CHILLIWACK.
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