How to Spend 48 Hours in Chilliwack During the Holidays

16 December 2022General

Whether you’re looking for a romantic holiday getaway with your significant other, a fun girls’ trip, or simply just to get away from the hustle and bustle of pre-Christmas chaos, Chilliwack offers a serene weekend always ready for the next adventure. From the twinkling lights Downtown to the calmness of the peaks above, we have put together the perfect 48 hours in Chilliwack for this holiday season. 

DAY ONE: City-venturing and Mountainscapes 

Start the Day off with Brunch at The Offy Bistro

This new local favourite spot serves up some delicious brunch and classic french hot chocolate that is a must-try! Not only is their cozy, quaint atmosphere the perfect place to start your morning, but their french-inspired bistro will also leave you in awe.

Shop and Explore Around District 1881 and Downtown Chilliwack

There’s no better time to grab Christmas gifts for your loved ones. Check out various local shops, cafe’s and art located around Downtown. From the self-guide Art Walk tour to Christmas photo-ops located all around, every corner is a new surprise.

Go Snowshoeing in the Chilliwack River Valley

Chilliwack has so many excellent trails right at your fingertips that are open year-round! From frozen waterfalls to mountain peaks and frosty lakes, you can pick the perfect hike for you with our hiking guide

Rent your snowshoes for the day from Mount Waddingtons Outdoors or take a guided snowshoeing excursion around Chilliwack’s most beautiful locations from Ascent Guides!

Stop for Dinner at Chilliwack’s newest Sidekick Brewing

Located right on the Vedder River, Sidekick Brewing is Chilliwack’s newest Brewery. With delicious eats like their famous deep-dish pizza and craft beer – you’re in for a real treat!

End the night with drinks at Fortitude Wine Bar & the Carousel Ride

Head Back into District 1881 for a couple of drinks at Fortitude Wine Bar. Don’t forget to check out the Christmas Carousel only here until Christmas!

DAY TWO: Rustic River Exploring & Festive Fun 

Grab some Breakfast at Little Beetle Bistro & Bistro

This sweet little cafe is another local favourite! Make sure to fuel up with a delicious breakfast from Little Beetle because you have another fun day ahead! 

Take a Unique Fishing excursion by Great River Fishing Adventures

Nothing is more thrilling than fishing for white sturgeon on the mighty Fraser. This day trip excursion with Great River Fishing Adventures will offer stunning views, and memories to last a lifetime.

Looking for something a little more low-key but still just as fun? Sign up for a fly-fishing lesson with Pacific River Outfitters and learn how to fish from the experts themselves right on the Vedder river!

Start the evening by heading into Cultus Lake and getting dinner at Lakeside Beach Club

It’s time for a nice sit-down dinner beside the fireplace. You might think of Cultus Lake as strictly a summer destination, but winter has it’s perks here too. With a fresh seasonal menu, Lakeside Beach Club is the place where locals come to gather.

Tour the Lights by the Lake at Cultus Lake

Take in the beautiful festive lights by the lake. With a gorgeous lake view and hundreds of twinkling lights, you will feel transported into a magical winter wonderland. Don’t forget to bring your camera, this place is the perfect insta-worthy location! 

End off the night with some boozy hot chocolate from Legends Bistro

Warm up at Legends Bistro with their fun and festive cocktail list! From their delicious Butter-Ripple Hot Chocolate to their Monte Cristo with Kahlua, amaretto, and coffee, you’ll find a delicious drink to warm the soul.

Are you ready for your weekend getaway? We can’t wait for you to come visit and experience Chilliwack’s amazing holiday festivities. Looking for some more ideas? Check out some other fun activities and places to visit while in Chilliwack below!

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