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Arts, culture & history

Chilliwack has a wide variety of creative and inspiring public art to discover. We place a high value on our creative class, and are continually adding new pieces to our City’s portfolio. It’s the perfect safe and family friendly activity!

S’olh Temexw – Part 1

Carrielynn Victor

This first panel depicts an Ancestor standing in his power, with his truth revealed. Louie Victor was not a murderer, he was a man who lived the path of traditions and medicine, and was targeted by settlers and new laws, and hung at 5 corners in 1895. @carrielynn_victor

S’olh Temexw – Part 2

@carrielynn_victor

This second panel depicts a barn owl , an indigenous owl that is experiencing struggles due to the the increase in pesticide use targeting mice. My hands are up to those who protect and nurture this important species. @carrielynn_victor

S’olh Temexw – Part 3

Carrielynn Victor

This third panel depicts a tree frog , an indigenous frog that is experiencing struggles due to the the increase habitat destruction for human need. This species carries the job of telling time for the people and the seasons, it is my prayer that it continues. My hands are up to those who protect and nurture this important species. @carrielynn_victor

S’olh Temexw – Part 4

Carrielynn Victor

This fourth panel depicts a Sawbill and ducklings or Common Merganser. The downtown area historically had marshy patches, and the merganser art speaks to species displacement and a need to remember our winged relatives in any development or rewilding efforts. @carrielynn_victor

Tree of Life

Anouk Vanderwatt

For more information on this art piece and artist follow them on Instagram at @anoukvdw.art.

Day Dream on a Table

Emmanuel Jarus

For more information on this art piece and artist follow them on Instagram at @youngjarus.

Eclosion

Ankh One & Nicole Boyce

For more information on this art piece and artist follow them on Instagram at @ankhone & @nicoleboyceartist.

I AM NOT AFRAID

Jason Botkin

For more information on this art piece and artist follow them on Instagram at @robotkin.

Trio doing an impromptu jig

David Ullock

For more information on this art piece and artist David Ullock, follow him on Instagram at @druvid. This mural is temporary.

Alley Cat

Oxana Gaidasheva

The inspiration behind this mural comes from Oxana’s view of cats being a universal standard for happiness. She used her cousin’s beloved toothless rescue cat ‘Clementine’ as a model and “went to town”. While painting Clementine with her tongue out, Oxana pictured her to be friendly, relaxed and yawning. @oxana_gaida

Sunlit Mount Cheam (Lhílheqey)

Lucas Simpson

For more information on this art piece and artist follow them on Instagram at @l.simpsonart.

Chilliwack Art Trail

Abstraction 028 (purple) & Abstraction 029 (orange)

Andrew Tavukciyan

These abstract prints designed by Andrew Tavukciyan are part of a series of personal experiments he started in early 2020. With no particular direction in mind these vinyl wraps encompass Andrews contemporary style of artistry, and fit within the frames of both windows perfectly. @tavukciyan

Blue Lady

Kyle Mirva

For more information on this art piece and artist Kyle Mirva, follow him on Instagram at @mirv1.

Harvest

Leslie Waddington & Central Elementary

Represents the natural beauty of Chilliwack, Cheam Mountain, the vibrant downtown community, Central Elementary students, and history of the area’s first peoples. Leslie Waddington & Central Elementary.

Raven

Chantelle Trainor-Matthies

For more information on this art piece and artist follow them on Instagram at @frettchanstudios.

Use Your Voice

Kevin Ledo

Kevin Ledo painted this mural titled “Use Your Voice,” in regards to bringing people together, speaking up, and sending out positive messages. Kevin Invited a number of local indigenous communities to paint these messages in different languages across the mural to further interoperate the title. This gorgeous piece was part of the #chilliwackmuralfestival in 2020. It is by Montreal based artist @kevinledo and features @inezlouis The portrait was based on a photograph by @sweetloo35 who is the creative mind and driving force behind @sectionthirtyfive,

Jelly Fish Jail

Siobhan D’Souza

For more information on this art piece and artist follow them on Instagram at @shiverzdesign.

Chilliwack Art Trail

Community Flowers

Central Elementary Students

Designed to celebrate spring through the painting of vibrantly coloured flowers on the side of the former Home Hardware building, this mural was created by school aged children from Central Elementary Community School, and was one of the first public art pieces placed in the downtown community. Initially intended to be temporary, this mural lends to the vibrancy of the downtown community, and has since become a permanent placement.

Central Park Washrooms

Jack Hendsbee

When asking Jack Hensdbee to describe this mural he states, “This piece is an exercise in contemporary freedom and friendship, finding the joys of painting in a less technical and confined way.” For more information on the piece and artists, follow Jack Hensdbee on Instagram at @jackhendsbee. Only open during community events downtown.

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Mavik

For more information on this art piece and artist Mavik follow him on Instagram at @mavik.

Ethereal

Kyle Mirva

For more information on this art piece and artist follow them on Instagram at @mirv1.

Chilliwack Art Trail

Book Wings

Pencil Fingerz (Davis Graham)

This selfie wall was created by Pencil Fingerz to celebrate The Book Man. For more information on this art piece and artist please follow Davis Graham on Instagram at @pencilfingerz.

Open to Interpretation

Art Direct West

45939 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, BC, Canada.

The Book Portal

Mavik

For more information on this art piece and artist please follow Mavik on Instagram at @mavik.

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The Immortality of the Written Word

Mavik

For more information on this art piece and artist mavik, follow him on Instagram @mavik.

LOVE

Mavik

For more information on this art piece and artist Mavik, follow him on Instagram at @Mavik.

Ethereal Beauty

Chris Perez

For more information on this art piece and artist follow them on Instagram at @chrispperez.

Chilliwack Art Trail

RG Bunny

Carrielynn Victor

For more information on this art piece and artist follow Carrielynn Victor on Instagram at @carrielynn_victor

OTTER

Chantelle Trainor-Matthies

For more information on this art piece and artist follow them on Instagram at @frettchanstudios.

Coloured Birds

City of Chilliwack

45975 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C6, Canada

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Bow & Stern – Mavik

Mavik

For more information on this art piece follow Mavik on Instagram at @Mavik.

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Canada 150 Mosaic

Lewis Lavoie

Contribution from residents of Chilliwack in the theme of “What Chilliwack Means to Me”. For more information on this art piece visit www.chilliwack.com.

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Visions

Jim Unger

Nine picture frames of varying sizes which allow viewers to imagine their past, present, and future visions of the community. For more information on this piece please visit www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Inlet Building

Kris Friesen

Painted by artist Kris Friesen, the mural showcases salmon in the Chilliwack River, a blue heron, muskrat and river otter in the Hope Slough, Cultus Lake and an aerial scene of the Fraser River with the Cheam mountain range in the background.

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Stó∶lō Welcome Figures

Chief Terry Home

The hand-carved Stó:lō welcoming figures represent the importance of the Stó:lō Nation to both our community and the visitors that frequent out here. Fostering relationships between the Stó:lō Nation and other members of the community beginning at a young age, the welcome figures are one of the many area’s we are able to invite integral members of our city to illustrate what it means to embrace who we are as a community.

Chilliwack Art Trail

Giant Flowers

The 23-foot tall flowers consisting of 16-inch diameter steel pipe stems holding multicolor, LED illuminated formed steel flower petals

Ron Simmer is a Vancouver-based sculptor, a prolific artist who works primarily with found materials. Ron also recycles objects from our consumer culture – skis, snowboards, fire extinguishers, car parts, musical instruments, fishing floats, driftwood and scrap metal – to create fanciful commentary on modern society.

Chilliwack Art Trail

Antique Farm Equipment

City of Chilliwack

The Prest and Bailey Road roundabouts are located in a strong agricultural area of Chilliwack and to celebrate the importance of farming and agriculture it was felt adding public art to the roundabouts would highlight these industries. Two local farmers donated two tractors and a plow which were then sited, while city staff provide plantings that would enhance these public art pieces.

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Vedder Roundabout Art

Designed by Squiala First Nation Chief David Jimmie and Bonny Graham, Coast Salish artist, in consultation with the Stó:lō Nation Chiefs Council and Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe.

The eight supporting posts are encased in paddles, seven bearing emblems to represent the seven Ts’elxwéyeqw communities, and the eighth holds the City of Chilliwack logo. This piece is an important opportunity to celebrate the history of Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe and Stó:lō Nation in the spirit of reconciliation and remembrance.

Chilliwack Art Trail

Vedder Bridge Mural – Retaining Wall

Trenton Pierre

Celebration of the mighty sturgeon as one of the eldest creatures to swim the river. This 90-foot long mural features the first eulachon and a large sturgeon in the surrounding waters of the lower mainland.

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Vedder Bridge Mural – North Face Abutment Wall

Trenton Pierre

The oolichan and the greatness of the earth are represented in this mural. A person with their arms out is where people can stand to put themselves in the picture and providing a “selfie moment.”

HISTORICAL & INTERPRETIVE WALKS

DOWNTOWN CHILLIWACK

Downtown Chilliwack is the commercial and historic core of the city, situated in the traditional territory of the Stó∶lō Nation. The Stó∶lō First Nations people have always lived in the region and their stories, history, culture, and more has been passed down through the indigenous generations. Within downtown Chilliwack, you will find businesses, churches, civic buildings, and homes, all which contribute to the City we know today.

COQUALEETZA GROUNDS TRAIL

Explore the Coqualeetza grounds after your stop at the Stó∶lō Gift Shop & Interpretive Centre! Here you will discover educational exhibits, stone collections, and more! Take a free self guided tour using the informative kiosks through out the property.

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Raven
Raven

Located by: 45904 Victoria Ave

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Tree of Life
Tree of Life

This mural is located at 46017 Princess Ave.

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I Am Not Afraid
I Am Not Afraid

This mural is on the back of the Royal Hotel, which is located at 45886 Wellington Ave.

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Eclosion
Eclosion

This mural is on the side of Main Street Night Club, which is located at 9282 Main St.

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Daydream on a Table
Daydream on a Table

This mural is on the side of Michael’s on Main, which is located at 9248 Main St.

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Trio Doing Impromptu Jig (Temporary)
Trio Doing Impromptu Jig (Temporary)

This mural is located on a door front on Mill St. Near 9345 Mill St.

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Sunlit Mount Cheam (LhÍlheqey)
Sunlit Mount Cheam (LhÍlheqey)

This mural is located on the front door of Cornerstone Custom Picture Framing at 9345 Mill St.

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Abstraction 028 (Purple) and Abstraction 029 (Orange)
Abstraction 028 (Purple) and Abstraction 029 (Orange)

These abstract prints designed by Andrew Tavukciyan are part of a series of personal experiments he started in early 2020. With no particular direction in mind these vinyl wraps encompass Andrew’s contemporary style of artistry, and fit within the frames of both windows perfectly. This mural is located next to Harvest Cafe, which is at 9381 Mill St.

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Blue Lady
Blue Lady

This mural is om the front door of Harvest Café, which is located at 9381 Mill St.

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Use your Voice
Use your Voice

Kevin Ledo painted this mural titled “Use Your Voice,” in regards to bringing people together, speaking up, and sending out positive messages. Kevin invited a number of local indigenous communities to paint these messages in different languages across the mural to further interoperate the title. This mural is facing Central Park, which is located at 45951 Victoria Ave

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Central Park Washrooms
Central Park Washrooms

When asking Jack Hendsbee to describe this mural he states, “This piece is an exercise in contemporary freedom and friendship, finding the joys of painting in a less technical and confined way”. For more information on the piece and artists, follow Jack Hendsbee on Instagram at @jackhendsbee. This mural is located at the washrooms at Central Park, which is at 45951 Victoria Ave.

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Jellyfish Jail
Jellyfish Jail

This mural is on the side of ‘Did I Mention Flowers’ located at 9360 Mill St

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Bookwings
Bookwings

This mural is located on the back of The Book Man. Located at 45939 Wellington Ave.

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Ethereal
Ethereal

This mural is on the back of the Unforgettable Dress Shop, in the Mill St. parking lot.

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Open to Interpretation
Open to Interpretation

This mural is on the back of The Book Man. Located at 45939 Wellington Ave.

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The Immortality Of The Written Word
The Immortality Of The Written Word

This mural is on the back of The Book Man. Located at 45939 Wellington Ave.

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Love
Love

This mural is on the back of The Book Man. Located at 45939 Wellington Ave.

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Ethereal Beauty
Ethereal Beauty

This mural is on the side of Lift, Laser, and Beauty, which is located at 9340 Mill St. 9340 Mill Street

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RG Bunny
RG Bunny

This mural is located on Wellington Av, next to The Book Man. 45939 Wellington Ave

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Otter
Otter

This mural is on Wellington Ave, to the left of The Book Man. 45939 Wellington Ave

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Coloured Birds
Coloured Birds

This art is displayed on the Clock Tower at 5 Corners. 9252 Hazel St

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Mavik
Mavik

This mural is on the back of The Book Man. Located at 45939 Wellington Ave.

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Stó:lō Welcome Figures
Stó:lō Welcome Figures

The hand-carved Stó:lō welcoming figures represents the importance of the Stó:lō Nation to both our community and the visitors that frequent Chilliwack. Fostering relationships between the Stó:lō Nation and other members of the community beginning at a young age, the Welcome Figures are one of the many areas we are able to invite integral members of our city to illustrate what it means to embrace who we are as a community. 44150 Luckakuck Way

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Canada 150 Mosaic
Canada 150 Mosaic

Contribution from residents of Chilliwack in the theme of “What Chilliwack Means to Me.” For more information on this art piece, visit chilliwack.com This art piece is located along the south side of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. 9201 Corbould St

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Mavik
Mavik

This mural is at Bow and Stern. 46130 Yale Rd

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Visions
Visions

Nine picture frames of varying sizes which allow viewers to imagine their past, present, and future visions of the community. For more information on this piece please visit chilliwackculturalcentre.ca This art display is located at Chilliwack Cultural Centre. 9201 Corbould St

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Organic Art
Organic Art

A total of 32 pieces, 12 large, 20 small. The pieces have been divided into themes, including fantasy creatures, birds, bugs, sea creatures, and exotic animals. Pieces have been installed at Townsend Park, the Landing, Vedder Park, Salish Park, Central Community Park, and Yarrow Community Park

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Vedder Bridge Mural – Retaining Wall
Vedder Bridge Mural – Retaining Wall

Celebration of the mighty sturgeon as one of the eldest creatures to swim the river. This 90-foot long mural features the first eulachon and a large sturgeon in the surrounding waters of the lower mainland. 45454 Petawa Rd

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Inlet Building
Inlet Building

The mural showcases salmon in the Chilliwack River, a blue heron, muskrat and river otter in the Hope Slough, Cultus Lake and an aerial scene of the Fraser River with the Cheam mountain range in the background. 44820 Wolfe Rd

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The Book Portal
The Book Portal

This mural is on the back of The Book Man. Located at 45939 Wellington Ave.

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Vedder Roundabout Art
Vedder Roundabout Art

The eight supporting posts are encased in paddles, seven bearing emblems to represent the seven Ts’elxwéyeqw communities, and the eighth holds the City of Chilliwack Logo. This piece is an important opportunity to celebrate the history of Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe and Stó:lō Nation in the spirit of reconciliation and remembrance. 45504 Petawa Road

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Vedder Bridge Mural
Vedder Bridge Mural

The oolichan and the greatness of the earth are represented in this mural. A person with their arms out is where people can stand to put themselves in the picture, providing a “selfie moment”. 45454 Petawa Road

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Antique Farm Equipment
Antique Farm Equipment

The Prest and Bailey roundabout are located in a strong agricultural area of Chilliwack and to celebrate the importance of farming and agriculture it was felt adding public art to roundabouts would highlight these industries. Two local farmers donated two tractors and a plow which were then sited, while city staff provide plants that would enhance these public art displays. 47238 Bailey Road

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Giant Flowers
Giant Flowers

The 23-foot tall towers consisting of 16 inch diameter steel pipe stems holding multicolour, LED illuminated former steel flower petals. Ron Simmer is a Vancouver-based sculptor, a prolific sculptor who primarily works with found materials. Ron also recycles objects from our consumer culture – skis, snowboards, fire extinguishers, car parts, musical instruments, fishing floats, driftwood and scrap metal – to create fanciful commentary on modern society. 7870 Evans Park Way

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Harvest
Harvest

This mural represents the natural beauty of Chilliwack, Cheam, the vibrant downtown community, Central Elementary students, and history of the area’s first peoples. Located on the corner of Victoria Ave and Mill St, facing Central Park.

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Alley Cat
Alley Cat

This mural is located in an ally of of Mill St.

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S’olh Temexw
S’olh Temexw

Consisting of 4 panels, this mural depicts an Ancestor standing in his power, with his truth revealed, a barn owl and a tree fog, and a Sawbill and duckling. This mural is located at 46055 Princess Ave.

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Stó:lō Gift Shop
Stó:lō Gift Shop

Come browse the many local artisan’s one of a kind items and Aboriginal Coast Salish designed gift products; Including Nations Creations, Manitobah Mukluks, hand-carved silver, precious gem and hand-beaded jewellery, sage and sweetgrass, etched wine glasses and bowls, flip-flops and canvas shoes, ties and scarves, cards, prints and CDs and Spirit Bear Coffee. Join us every Saturday for a taste of the coffee and traditional foods!

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Dickens Sweets & British Museum
Dickens Sweets & British Museum

Our shop and museum are named after one of England’s most prolific writers, Charles Dickens. It is a trip down memory lane depicting the golden years of the British way of life as it used to be. Over 10,000 square feet of all things British. Come and visit our tea room, sweet shop and bakery.

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Chilliwack Museum & Archives
Chilliwack Museum & Archives

The Museum’s permanent collection started in 1958 when the Chilliwack Museum was first opened in a room in the local police station. The founders of the historical society had deep roots in the community. Brothers Oliver Wells and Casey Wells were the grandsons of A.C. Wells who settled on a farm in Sardis in 1865. As amateur historians and anthropologists, they left us with our foundation collection, biographies of early settlers, interviews with Sto:lo elders, oral histories from a wide variety of people and much more.

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Stó:lō Resource Centre
Stó:lō Resource Centre

“The Stó:lō Nation provides services to First Nations communities residing throughout the Lower Mainland. Our focus is to ensure social and economic development within the Stó:lō community through facilities and programs in the areas of education, human resource development, early childhood and youth services, health, elderly care, and social development.”

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Chilliwack Cultural Centre
Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Publicly owned, not-for-profit organization driven by our belief in the essential value of performing arts, as well as the broader contribution art can make to the City of Chilliwack and society.

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Atchelitz Threshermens Association Pioneer Village
Atchelitz Threshermens Association Pioneer Village

Step back in time as you tour our Antiques Museum & Pioneer Village. The General Store, Chapel, Blacksmith Shop, Canora Building with Steam Machinery display, and Gramma’s Grill welcome you. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around our grassy site or picnic in our large covered area. Tour busses are welcome. Admission by donation.

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