Experiences

Outdoor Adventure

The places we share

S’ólh Téméxw, our land, is an interconnected place of people, nature, geography and history. Welcome to Ts’elxwéyeqw.

There is much to learn and benefit from experiencing the great outdoors and deep Stó:lō connections to the land and resources – a cultural landscape including the transformations of Xexá:ls “the

Transformers,” snoweyelh “laws of the land,” sxexó:mes “gifts of the Creator” – and our rich cultural traditions.

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Visitor Center Fishing Rod Loan
Visitor Center Fishing Rod Loan

The rod loan program ran by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC gives travelers access to the tools needed to enjoy the local fishing. Stop by the Chilliwack Visitor Center to borrow fishing rods and a tackle box. A maximum borrow time of two weeks is allowed. For anyone over 16 a valid fishing license is required which can be bought at the B.C government website. Other fishing resources and important notices are found there as well.

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Botanica Flower Festival
Botanica Flower Festival

The story of Botanica Farm is woven with the threads of family heritage and a commitment to nurturing the land. Our familial connection to the property dates back to the early 1990s, when this land became an integral part of our family legacy and back further to the late 1940’s when our Grandparents, refugees who arrived in Canada in 1948 following World War II, made Chilliwack their home. In the subsequent years, our father took over the family farm, focusing on enriching the land and implementing sustainable farming practices. Over the years, adjacent properties were added, and the farm diversified its offerings, cultivating chickens and eggs alongside seasonal crops such as corn, peas, potatoes, hops, and (of course!) bulbs. In 2017, we brought the joy of the flower festival to Greendale, marking the beginning of a cherished tradition. Today, Brian and Jewel, accompanied by their four children, along with Jen, Mike, and their three children, are excited to carry forward the legacy of responsible farming and to continue hosting the Tulip Festival in the picturesque setting of Chilliwack. Join us in celebrating the beauty of Botanica Farm, where the past, present, and future harmonize in a sea of vibrant flowers.

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Pacific River Outfitters
Pacific River Outfitters

Your newest local fishing and outdoor retailer, located right on the Vedder river. For information about community events and fishing derby’s please visit their website link below

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Props Cafe
Props Cafe

Indulge in our renowned ‘Boneless Maui Rib Steak Sandwich on a Kaiser Bun’ while soaking in the breathtaking lakefront scenery from our patio, adorned with elegant Roman Blinds and misters to keep you cool. For added convenience, we offer food delivery via e-scooter directly to your location within Cultus Lake Park. Alternatively, you can opt for pickup by your private boat from the end of our dock. Whether you’re in need of refreshing ice, bottles of water, a sweet treat like ice cream, or a satisfying meal to complement your boating excursion, PROPS Cafe has everything you need to make your day on the water complete.

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Cultus Lake Marina
Cultus Lake Marina

Experience the lake life with Cultus Lake Marina! Cruise the waves in style with our Speed Boats, indulge in a leisurely day of fishing on our Pontoon Boat with a built-in BBQ, or rev up your adrenaline with our Jetskis and Hydroflight sports – perfect for thrill-seekers ages 5 and up! For those who prefer to stay high and dry, try out our Parasailing experience and soar above the lake with breathtaking views. It’s an adventure for all ages! After working up an appetite, sink your teeth into one of our mouthwatering signature BBQ-inspired sandwiches at Props Cafe or, order food for pickup from the lake and swing by our private dock with your personal boat to grab your grub on the go! Convenience meets deliciousness at Cultus Lake Marina. Visit our Cultus Lake Board and Boat Shop for the latest trends like Maui Jim and Zeal sunglasses, Olukai and Cobian Sandals, and flaunt your love for Cultus Lake with our high-end branded hoodies, t-shirts, and shorts. Ready to make a splash? Book your EVENT with us today by visitng www.CultusLakeMarina.com

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Cold Water Guiding
Cold Water Guiding

At Cold Water Guiding, we strive to give you the best experience on the water possible. With over a decade of local knowledge and passion, you are guaranteed a trip of a lifetime. We’ll make sure you walk away with a smile. Offering guided trips for salmon, sturgeon, and wildlife. Customizable trips available!

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Sardis Outdoor Rentals
Sardis Outdoor Rentals

Sardis Outdoor Rentals offers bicycles and paddle boards for rent in Chilliwack. They are a mobile service located within the Sardis neighbourhood and drop off rentals at Vedder Park (located off the Vedder River Rotary Trail) or Cultus Lake.

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Foraging With You
Foraging With You

created by a hands on experienced wild food forager and Red Seal Chef from B.C Canada that gives nutritional information on each plant, how to harvest it, process it for your kitchen pantry, and eat. Cooking instructions, live classes and recipes are readily available from our kitchen to yours. We hope to help you build a home food culture you can be proud of and thrive from.

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Ascent Fraser Valley Guides and Mountain School
Ascent Fraser Valley Guides and Mountain School

The granite spires of the Cascade Mountains to the South and the East and the glacier-packed Coastal Mountains to the North and West are where we play. The Ascent Guides Team is here to make your experience a reality and offer you the skills you need to pursue a life of backcountry exploration, whether your seek serenity in mossy old-growth woods or to reach the summit of one of our many famous peaks.

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The 10 Trail Challenge
The 10 Trail Challenge

Over the course of 10 weeks, 10 Trail Challenge participants challenge themselves to walk, hike or run local routes or trails and complete related Challenge Activities. Some Challenges include exploring coffee or ice cream shops, others include performing different types of activities or random acts of kindness. It’s even more fun with family and friends! Trail Challenges get people outdoors, exploring some of the most beautiful places, all while supporting local businesses and non-profits. Along the way, participants enjoy a sense of accomplishment, enter to win prizes, receive completion badges online, and see how they rank in online leaderboards.

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BC Bird Trail
BC Bird Trail

The Fraser Valley Trail ushers birders along on a riverside tour of some of the province’s richest birding regions. Composed of four unique communities, this trail stretches from the Township of Langley in the west, through the Fraser River cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack to the Village of Harrison Hot Springs at the southern end of Harrison Lake.

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Mountain Bike on Vedder Mountain
Mountain Bike on Vedder Mountain

Vedder Mountain is located in Chilliwack, BC. The mountain is popular with mountain bikers as well as off-road motorcyclists, hikers, trail runners, atv and 4×4 enthusiasts. Vedder Mountain is an active forest with logging, reforestation and recreation uses occurring on a daily basis. Many of the trails here are sanctioned and feature sign posts. The mountain can be shuttled by vehicles with high clearance. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE TRAILS VISIT https://www.trailforks.com/region/vedder-mountain/

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Sardis Park
Sardis Park

This 5 hectare (12.28 acre) park (a former gravel pit) has been part of Chilliwack’s park inventory since 1971. The 655 metre outer looping trail allows the visitors to take in the wonderful views and vistas as they participate in outdoor activities. In the past, the pond was stocked with trout for new and seasoned anglers. Many grandfathers in Chilliwack used this pond to help them teach their grandchildren to fish. The pond was also a notable local swimming hole. Usage of the park would explode on hot summer evenings and weekends.

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Yarrow Pioneer Park
Yarrow Pioneer Park

Yarrow Pioneer Park is a 2.5 hectare property that is very special to the community of Yarrow. This park not only offers a playground for all age groups, skate park, picnic area and washrooms, it was also re-designed in 2010 with community input, solidifying the park’s place in the heart of the community. As a community hub, many events occur in the park every year, including the annual Yarrow Days event.

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Cheam Lake Wetlands
Cheam Lake Wetlands

Flat trails in and around these wetlands make it easy for all to enjoy. Boardwalks and trails give proximity to sensitive habitat with an abundance of wildlife species, including 184 different bird species. Bikes and dogs are not permitted. Maps and info on site.

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Island 22 Regional Park
Island 22 Regional Park

This 132 hectare park in Chilliwack features a boat launch, large parking area for trucks and trailers, bike skills park, dog off-leash area, equestrian facilities and a gatehouse that is staffed in the summer. Island 22 features a day-use area and picnic shelter as well! Parking fees are in effect from the end of June to the end of October.

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Elk-Thurston Trail
Elk-Thurston Trail

2WD accesible trailhead with breathtaking views of the Fraser Valley all the way to the ocean. Experience alpine meadows on one of Chilliwack’s most popular hikes. Continue along the ridge to enjoy the best alpine traverse in teh area. This trail also connects to the Gloria Lookout via Mt. Thurston.

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Mt. Thom Park
Mt. Thom Park

This trail system offers up to two different choices. The “Summit Loop” is wide and well-groomed, leading to an unbelievable view from the top of Mt. Thom. The “Thom Creek” trail is a more ambitious route to the top and back of Promontory. This hike leads to beautiful views of Chilliwack for you to enjoy.

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Chilliwack Community Forest
Chilliwack Community Forest

The Chilliwack Community Forest is a multi-use trail system for hiking, biking and running. This trail consists of several loops “Pitxel” a beginner level trail loops, Cholqthet a moderate trail loop, the Canyon Loop, as well as a small loop at the top referred to as “broken tree.” Additional trails are always being added through this beautiful old forest. The shorter trail features interpretive signage and resting benches at scenic view points and is less than a 5% average grade, great for families and kids!

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Vedder Rotary Loop
Vedder Rotary Loop

This beautiful gravel trail follows the Vedder river on both the North and South sides of the Vedder River Greenway. Explore the entire 21km loop or hop on and off it at the many access points. Maps located at parking areas. For parking areas, google directions to: Vedder Park Peach Park Lickman Vedder River Parking Lot Brown Creek Wetlands

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Teapot Hill
Teapot Hill

The most popular hike in the park! There are interpretive signs and great views of Cultus Lake. Many people leave behind teapots at various parts of the hike, making it a fun game to find as many hidden teapots as you can.

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Lindeman and Greendrop Lakes
Lindeman and Greendrop Lakes

The ‘crown jewel’ of Sxótsaqel Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park, this trail is family friendly. Due to the beauty of the lake, this trail can be quite crowded on summer weekends. But the lake itself is a sight to see! Continue beyond the lake to Greendrop, Flora Lake loop (20km, 10hrs). The Greendrop, Flora Lake loop is only suitable for those who are very fit, experienced and well prepared.

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Slesse Memorial
Slesse Memorial

The Slesse Memorial Trail in Chilliwack is steeped in history as the route passes a memorial plaque remembering the victims of one of Canada’s worst aviation disasters. The hiking trail continues up to the base of Mount Slesse, known as the Propeller Cairn, where a piece of one of the propellers from the plane is propped up by rocks next to other artifacts. The view from the Propeller Cairn is incredible as you stand in front of the towering Mount Slesse and can look across the valley to Mount Rexford and the surrounding region. The route up the NE Buttress of Mount Slesse is also a well known mountain climbing destination.

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Mount Cheam
Mount Cheam

Mt. Cheam offers one of the finest 360 defree views anywhere in the South Coast of BC. On a clear day you can see all of the way to Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. The entire trail is in the sub-alpine and is beautiful from start to finish. The only reason there are not thousands of people here each day is the difficulty of the access road. CAUTION: There are sheer drops near the top. Do not attempt without a high clearance 4×4 vehicle.

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Peaks N Valleys
Peaks N Valleys

Peaks N Valleys is far more than producing and managing scenic and unforgettable events (although that’s a big part!). It’s about realizing potential, overcoming fear and sharing experiences and success with family and community. As runners, we can all relate to the ups and downs, the highs and lows, the triumphs and setbacks, both physically and mentally, as we work towards our finish lines. Getting to the finish line is definitely challenging, no doubt about it, but perhaps even more so, is the journey to the start line.

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Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls

Located east of Chilliwack, Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is a scenic day-use area. The landscape encompassing the park is characterized by low elevation valleys and lush, rounded mountains. Visitors can enjoy picnicking, hiking, and viewing the spectacular Bridal Veil Falls, which tumbles 60 metres over a smooth rock face, creating a “veil-like” effect.

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Chilliwack Hiking Guide
Chilliwack Hiking Guide

Click the website link below to download a PDF of our Chilliwack hiking guide.

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Popkum Motor Park
Popkum Motor Park

At Popkum Motor Park, we strive to provide an exceptional off-road riding experience. Our still growing 100-acre facility allows us to provide tracks, trails, and riding areas for all off-road disciplines. Whether you ride motocross, trails and enduro, trials, ATVs and UTVs, or you are just learning and don’t know what you ride yet, Popkum Motor Park is and will continue to be the place to ride. We will always be planning and developing Popkum Motor Park until we become home to all off-road vehicles.

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Pacific Pine Running Co.
Pacific Pine Running Co.

We are Jenny and Katrina, a passionate and competitive duo who aim to get people of all levels on the trails moving physically and mentally towards their goals. We founded Pacific Pine Running Co. to create the only coaching and running adventure company south of the Fraser River that is focused on offering activities that build and grow the local trail running community. We offer many opportunities, from personalized training plans & long term individual coaching to evening workshops and multi-day retreats. Our programs are designed to ensure that each athlete has a rewarding experience and reaches their full potential. Connect with us at PACIFICPINERUNNINGCO@GMAIL.COM

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FirReal Nature Connections
FirReal Nature Connections

Slowly and mindfully walking with the intention to absorb the healing qualities of nature. You will be guided through relaxation and sensory awareness exercises to bring you into the present moment. Average walks of 1.5 hours / 1.5kms. Clear your thoughts as you wonder through nature. Individual & groups welcome. Reflect & Reconnect with yourself. A time for you to relax & rejuvenate in nature.

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Librico Helicopters
Librico Helicopters

We take you places that defy expectations, expand perspectives and open your senses to completely new sights and sounds. Our team of First Nations storytellers, wilderness experts and seasoned aviators proudly show you natural phenomena only accessible from the sky. These places hold a piece of British Columbia’s history and inspire a deep connection to the land. It’s an experience we hope stays with you for the rest of your life.

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Bridal Falls Waterpark
Bridal Falls Waterpark

Welcome to the Bridal Falls Waterpark! We offer the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland’s most accessible waterslides, with no stairs for you to worry about! Our family oriented facilities make for the perfect day of fun in the sun (and the water) for you, your family and your friends. Enjoy hours of entertainment and fun!

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Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park
Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park

Cheam Lake Wetlands is located just east of Chilliwack and is a popular park for bird watching, picnics, and family outings.

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Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve
Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

Home to heron nesting colonies, the nonprofit, 325-acre park offers an interpretive centre & trails.

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Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association
Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association

The Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association (FVMBA) is a registered non-profit, volunteer-run organization whose primary goal is to grow the sport and increase participation in mountain biking in the Fraser Valley. We actively support the development of new trails and maintenance of existing trails to provide a positive experience for a full range of abilities and styles of mountain biking. We organize group rides, races, and social events geared towards increasing ridership on the trails. The FVMBA also interacts with other trail user groups and government organizations to develop existing and new riding areas. Our Executive Board includes dedicated, volunteer, area representatives who commit to actively maintaining area-specific trail systems and to represent local interests. Email: info@fvmba.com

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Vedder Mountain Bike Co.
Vedder Mountain Bike Co.

We are Chilliwack’s newest full service bike shop, conveniently located at Vedder Crossing, the gateway to some of the Fraser Valley’s best mountain, road and recreational riding areas. We offer a wide range of bikes, parts, accessories and services, including bike rentals, backed by over 35 years combined staff experience to give you the riding experience you’re looking for.

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Pure Life Paddle Board
Pure Life Paddle Board

We work with all things paddle boards! Board and accessory sales, skills courses, private lessons, tours, corporate bookings, rentals

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Valley Outdoor Association
Valley Outdoor Association

The Valley Outdoor Association (VOA) was formed in 1973 by a small group of people intent on experiencing and sharing their love for the outdoors. We are a small club of approximately 300 adult members, and are loosely based in the Fraser Valley (if you wandered here from Google, that’s near Vancouver, BC). Members hail from all over the Lower Mainland, with the majority being from Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Surrey & White Rock. Email: alan.meggy@valleyoutdoor.org

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Chilliwack Outdoor Club
Chilliwack Outdoor Club

Chilliwack Outdoor Club outings are volunteer driven, non-motorized group events of all types including hiking, backpacking, biking, kayaking, snowshoeing and skiing. Our volunteer members lead local outings, multi-days trips in BC, Alberta, western US and even longer excursions abroad. Trips are designed to explore the outdoors while combining fitness, fun, socializing and safety. Email: ChwkOutdoorClubPrez@gmail.com

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Wilde Wellness
Wilde Wellness

Wilde Wellness is based out of beautiful Chilliwack, British Columbia in the Fraser Valley. We are the Fraser Valley’s premier Hiking-Yoga Company. Chilliwack is surrounded by vast mountain ranges such as the Cheam Range which is part of the Skagit Range of the Canadian Cascades, making it a gateway to endless stunning hikes, glacier lakes and panoramic views for you to explore. Email us at wildewellnessltd@gmail.com

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Chilliwack Park Society
Chilliwack Park Society

To advocate for existing and new park and green spaces in Chilliwack that foster active, healthy lifestyles while protecting valuable flora and fauna. We aim to collaborate and build partnerships with local government, Chilliwack residents, and others to create sustainable parks in this growing, dynamic, and environmentally diverse area Email us at chilliwackparksociety@gmail.com

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Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park
Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park

Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park is characterized by a valley-bottom lake, old-growth forested slopes, and spectacular subalpine and alpine ridges. The sparkling Chilliwack Lake is ideal for motor-boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, or fishing. Forty kilometres of trails provide opportunities for hiking, bird and wildlife viewing, and nature appreciation

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Island 22 Horse Park
Island 22 Horse Park

The Island 22 Equestrian Park Society objectives are to provide a safe and inclusive year round riding facility for all equestrians; to have the capacity to offer various equestrian activities such as competitions, camps and educational clinics; and to provide a robust, challenging, and safe cross-country facility to host the Annual BC Horse Trials Competition. There is also picnic facilities, a boat-launch, dog park and bike park.

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Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors
Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors

We aim to inspire people to live for adventure. Connecting you to the mountains and building a passion for the world that surrounds us. Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors is dedicated to growing the local hiking and climbing scene and providing the expertise and equipment for you to go play in the mountains; whether in the Skagit Range, or anywhere else your gear may take you.

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Main Beach Boat Rentals
Main Beach Boat Rentals

Take a break from the everyday and relax on the water of the serine Cultus Lake. We offer pedal boats, paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes for your enjoyment.

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Purple Hayes School of Kayaking
Purple Hayes School of Kayaking

We offer beginner and intermediate courses with a low student teacher ratio. In our most popular weekend introductory course you will learn the basic strokes and strategies necessary to progress from the classroom to flat water to moving water.

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Cultus Lake Waterpark
Cultus Lake Waterpark

BC’s Biggest and Best Waterpark! A family-oriented park which provides guests with MANY slides for all ages, as well as 3 kiddie areas, 5 Hot Tubs, an Adventure River, and some of the most extreme waterslides. Since in 1984, the Waterpark is very well maintained and has continuously upgraded and improved. They take pride in providing a safe, clean, and fun environment for guests, and is supervised by quality trained water safety staff. Amenities include washrooms / changing rooms, 5 different food stations, and rentals (BBQ, lockers, lawn chairs, umbrellas).

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Chilliwack River Rafting
Chilliwack River Rafting

Thousands of river rafters and adventure seekers from Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and around the world visit Chilliwack River Rafting each year to enjoy our paddle rafting and overnight camping adventures.

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