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Events & Attractions in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Farmland

Chilliwack is a large agricultural community in the Fraser Valley. It’s located about 100 kilometres east of Vancouver between Abbotsford and Bridal Veil Falls.

See below for information about Chilliwack as well as a list of some of the community’s most popular attractions and events.


This article contains the following information about Chilliwack:

Chilliwack Places of Interest | Special Events | Tips & Advice | Other Information


The City of Chilliwack, British Columbia

Incorporated in 1873, Chilliwack is the third oldest still existing municipality in British Columbia after New Westminster (1860) and Victoria (1862). Although very rural, with close to 80,000 residents, today it’s one of the province’s largest population centres. Population-wise, it’s bigger even than cities like Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam and West Vancouver.

Chilliwack is too far east to be a member municipality within Metro Vancouver, but it is still part of the Lower Mainland. Together with places like Abbotsford, Harrison Hot Springs, Langley and Mission, it makes up what is known as the Fraser Valley region.


For information about tourism in the area, including places to stay, see the tourismchilliwack.com website.


Atchelitz Pioneer Village Main Street
Pioneer Village in Chilliwack


Chilliwack Places of Interest

Chilliwack is home to a number of historic sites and other places of interest including the following:


Chilliwack Museum
The Chilliwack Museum


Other Attractions in the Chilliwack Region

Other places of interest near Chilliwack include the following:


Chilliwack Fair & Rodeo
Chilliwack Fair at Chilliwack Heritage Park


Chilliwack Special Events

A number of annual events take place in Chilliwack including the following:


Events in Spring & Early in the Year




Chilliwack Events in the Summer


Fraser Valley Car Show
Fraser Valley Classic Car Show


Chilliwack Events in the Autumn

  • Chilliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm – kid-friendly fall and Halloween-related activities at Greendale Acres at 41905 Yale Road West.
  • Peteys Pumpkin Patch – a kid-friendly corn maze, pumpkin patch and other activities at Fantasy Farms in October.
  • Reapers Maze of Terror – a popular Halloween attraction in October that’s located at Chilliwack’s Fantasy Farms at 9423 Gibson Road.


Reapers Box Office at Fantasy Farms
Fantasy Farms at Night in October


Chilliwack Events in Winter



If you plan to spend a night in Chilliwack, a great place to consider is the Chilliwack Coast Hotel. It’s conveniently located at 45920 First Avenue by Salish Park in the heart of downtown.

For a list of other places to stay at, including hotels, B&Bs and campgrounds, see the Tourism Chilliwack website.


Coast Hotels


Coast Hotel in Chilliwack
Coast Chilliwack Hotel


Tips & Advice

Metro Vancouver has a gas tax to help fund its public transit system. Municipalities in the Fraser Valley like Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission aren’t part of Metro Vancouver, and so stations there don’t have the gas tax.

If you’re in Chilliwack or other similar communities in the region, be sure to fill up your tank. The savings can be as high as 10 cents a litre!


Other Information

To learn about places to stay in Chilliwack, visit tourismchilliwack.com.

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