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Chilliwack

Travel Guide
Bridal Veil Falls showing a cascade and forest scenes

Some towns have Mother Nature as their dominant attraction. This one has used its charm to maximum advantage. Relax and participate in numerous outdoor events. 

Travel east of Vancouver, British Columbia, and you’ll arrive in Chilliwack, fondly called the Great Outside. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and get active outdoors.

The city is located on the mighty Fraser River in a canyon of the same name. Try sport-fishing here for the 16 species inhabiting the local waterways. For a true test of fishing competency, hook a Pacific salmon or a white sturgeon, the largest freshwater fish in the Americas.

Surrounded by the Cascade Mountain Range, Chilliwack is truly an adventure playground. Go hiking, biking, kayaking and whitewater rafting, as they are all favorite pastimes, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. If you enjoy golf, select from nine courses dotting the landscape, including one that is carved into a dense forest or another with amazing mountain views. All have special features.

Experience a more tranquil side of nature just south of Chilliwack at Cultus Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the Fraser Valley. Relax on several beaches, go walking or bike riding on trails or have family fun at Cultus Lake Adventure Park or Cultus Lake Waterpark.

The area is important for its agriculture, which comes together with the bounties of the waterways to provide delicious food. Visit producers to appreciate the artisanal approach to food. Find your way around the Chilliwack Corn Maze that’s so large you need a passport to get through it.

This was gold rush territory in the days of the Wild West. Travel to yesteryear with a visit to Atchelitz Threshermens Association Pioneer Village or learn about the area’s First Nations heritage at Stó:lō

Research and Resource Management Centre. Plan a daytrip to nearby Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park to view the 200-foot-high (60-meter) feature from a well-marked trail.

If a vacation focusing on the outdoors is in your plans, drive 65 miles (105 kilometers) east of Vancouver

to discover Chilliwack. Bring your hiking boots for adventures with amazing views.

Where to stay in Chilliwack

Harrison Lake Hotel
Harrison Lake Hotel
3 out of 5
190 Lillooet Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $98 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Situated in Harrison Hot Springs, this beach hotel is steps from Harrison Lake Beach Park, Canwest Art Gallery, and Miami Bridges Walk.
3.2/5 (882 reviews)
"Bed made noise and was not comfortable. Easy to access everywhere. Reasonable price."

Reviewed on Aug. 3, 2021

Harrison Lake Hotel
Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa
3 out of 5
100 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
Situated on a lake, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Harrison Lake Beach Park.
3.9/5Good! (1,573 reviews)
"We were on the new east tower, we room had view of the lake, but balcony was small and the washroom was dated. Property is otherwise clean. Pool are does not have any towels so people have to bring one from their rooms."

Reviewed on Jul. 22, 2021

Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre
Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre
3 out of 5
32110 Marshall Rd, Abbotsford, BC
Fully refundable
The price is CA $131 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Located in Clearbrook, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Abbotsford Entertainment ...
4.2/5Very Good! (990 reviews)
"Exceptionally caring and accommodating staff on Check-in; will definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2021

Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre
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Bramblebank Cottages
Bramblebank Cottages
3.5 out of 5
312 Lillooet Rd, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
The price is CA $229 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Located in the heart of Harrison Hot Springs, this cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Harrison Lake Beach Park and Canwest Art Gallery. Miami Bridges Walk ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (86 reviews)
"Wonderful place to stay. They had canoes, hot tub and fire pit for use. Beautiful"

Reviewed on Jul. 21, 2021

Bramblebank Cottages
Harrison Beach Hotel
Harrison Beach Hotel
2.5 out of 5
160 Esplanade Avenue, Box 460, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
The price is CA $239 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Located in the heart of Harrison Hot Springs, this beach aparthotel is steps from Canwest Art Gallery and Harrison Lake Beach Park. Rendall Park and Ranger Station ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,053 reviews)
"Perfect location right at lakeside and everything is walking distance. Variety of places to eat nearby. Hotel indoor pool & outdoor hot tub were great options too. Was a wonderful vacation experience."

Reviewed on Aug. 1, 2021

Harrison Beach Hotel
Harrison Lakeview Resort
Harrison Lakeview Resort
3 out of 5
298 Lillooet Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
Situated on a lake, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Harrison Lake Beach Park, Canwest Art Gallery, and Miami Bridges Walk. Rendall Park ...
3.7/5Good! (171 reviews)
"Excellent place to stay. I recommend to everyone."

Reviewed on Jul. 24, 2021

Harrison Lakeview Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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