With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we know it isn’t always easy to decide where to go or what to do to show the special people in your life that you care. We’ve put together a few different itineraries to help you get started.
During the off-season, Cultus Lake is a magical and romantic place with summer crowds nowhere to be found. The lake is calm and the park offers a secluded setting for the most romantic of nature-based dates.
1. MT. WADDINGTON’S OUTDOORS
5643 Vedder Road
Select the perfect gift to spoil your adventure lover. Sharing your passion for the outdoors, Mt. Waddington’s is there to help you pick out the perfect gift; whether it’s a double sleeping bag to curl up in, or a barbeque to help cook breakfast. With the expertise and equipment needed for your Cultus Lake adventure, they’ve got you covered no matter where your trip may take you!
2. AMBLE COFFEE
45450 Petawawa Road
This coffee truck is the perfect stop for an Earl Grey Latte or Americano while strolling hand in hand along the edge of the picturesque Vedder River.
3. DELTA GROVE CAMPGROUND
2550 Columbia Valley Road
It’s time to set up your cozy campsite! With easy access to the lake, it’s no surprise Delta Grove is a favourite. Bundle up and sit around a fire, as the reflecting light upon the lake and the mountains shimmering with snow add to the ambiance.
4. SEVEN SISTERS TRAIL
3499 Columbia Valley Highway
Standing the test of time, this old-growth of douglas fir trees is worth the stop. This easy hour-long loop in the Cultus Lake area is sure to impress!
5. TOPTRACER RANGE AT CULTUS
4000 Columbia Valley Road
With covered bays, heat, and light you’ll be able to enjoy the Toptracer Range in any weather, both day and night. You’ll love their interactive golf games that use cameras and monitors to track your shot. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced golfer we know you’ll have a blast!
6. LEGENDS BISTRO
4000 Columbia Valley Highway
A perfect ending to the day; nestled amongst the mountains, surrounded by beautiful views of the lush fairways and ponds. With their menu featuring both classic and unique creations, they’ve got something for everyone to enjoy!
A romantic getaway guaranteed to leave any heart spellbound! A charming heritage hotel and the classic tale of love isn’t complete without a romantic dinner for two.
1. THE ROYAL HOTEL
45886 Wellington Avenue
It’s time to check in at this cozy heritage hotel in the heart of Chilliwack. Established in 1908, the Royal Hotel allows you to experience a piece of Chilliwack’s rich history and nostalgic charm, alongside modern comforts right in the Downtown core!
2. BOW AND STERN
6130 Yale Road
Dinner is the perfect pre-show stop, and this family-owned restaurant is passionate about creating an atmosphere where you can gather, dine, and enjoy time spent with the special people in your life. Relish in everything from fresh-shucked oysters to burgers, and of course the classic fish and chips!
3. ROMEO & JULIET
9201 Corbould Street
Overflowing with intimacy and warmth, see how this classic tale of love is transformed into the magical world of ballet. This stunningly beautiful and emotionally driven performance is the perfect end to your valentines evening.
4. HARVEST STORE AND CAFE
9381 Mill Street
What better way to start your morning than with a delicious serving of hashbrowns, eggs benedict, buttermilk pancakes, and fresh fruit salad. With meals created from the heart, this family-run cafe brings you food that is not only comforting but nourishing too.
5. DOWNTOWN CHILLIWACK
With its classic heritage charm and unique stores, you’ll fall in love with the Downtown. Experience the walkable downtown core with a new perspective, as you browse through poetry books, vintage finds, and modern comforts!
6. DISTRICT 1881
Known as a walkable culture hub is where locals come together both day and night, District 1881 is the perfect place to grab fresh coffee or a flight of beer. With a variety of locally owned businesses from apparel to home goods, and more, you’re sure to find that special gift for your loved ones.
Local loves for those that don’t have time for an overnight trip. These Circle Farm Tour favourites will provide you with everything needed to create the perfect date night feast.
1. MINTER COUNTRY GARDENS
10015 Young Road
Valentines and flowers are one and the same; you can never go wrong with a centrepiece of beautiful fresh flowers. Their team of talented florists can custom design your arrangement to any style or budget!
2. ANITA’S BREAD AND COFFEE
9215 Woolly Dog Alley
The next stop, dessert! Offering a delicious selection of freshly baked bread and pastries, all made using their very own flours, you’ll find the perfect sweet treat for your sweetheart. All of their ingredients are sourced intentionally and make for the best organic baked goods.
3. LOCAL HARVEST
7697 Lickman Road
Local harvest produces some of the finest organic fruits and vegetables. With a wide variety of local and seasonal products in the market, you’ll find all the ingredients needed to create your special dinner.
4. CHILLIWACK RIVER VALLEY HONEY
43476 Adams Road
Stop by their country store to taste a variety of all-natural unpasteurized honey, and browse their line of pure beeswax candles that will set the mood and light up the night.
6385 Lickman Road
Take a break and enjoy a craft beer and farm-fresh food on their heated patio, surrounded by the mountains. Before you leave, don’t forget to check out their solid mix of core beers, alongside some seasonals, to find the perfect pairing for your romantic dinner.
6. SMITS AND CO.W FARM CHEESE
5787 Lickman Road
Cheese is always worth the extra stop, especially when it’s Smits and Co.W! Experience true Dutch hospitality and the wholesome taste of real, top-quality dairy farm products. With delicious options of Gouda, Emmental, water buffalo mozzarella, and more for you to sample, we know you’ll find something you love and a great addition to your meal.
For more trip-planning ideas and to explore more of Chilliwack’s offerings, visit Tourism Chilliwack.
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