Distance From Vancouver:
About 95 kilometers: 90.5 km from Vancouver
(Grandview Hwy entrance to Hwy 1 East) to Exit 119 (Yale Rd / Vedder Rd)
in Chilliwack. Then a few more kilometers on Yale Road to Downtown Chilliwack.
Mountains all around in the distance, wide
residential streets, downtown parking rates, countdown clock for
pedestrian street crossings.
As Chilliwack is a rural town, associated farm
odours could be present at various times. Chilliwack is a very spread
out town, so downtown is by no means representative of the rest of
of Chilliwack - Official Site.
Other Trips in Chilliwack Area:
Mount Cheam Peak
Trail Hike, Ling Lake Trail Hike,
Foley Forest Service Road,
Bench Forest Service Road,
Slesse Memorial Trail Hike, Chilliwack River Forest
Radium Lake Trail Hike,
Provincial Park, Minter Gardens by Chilliwack BC,
Town of Agassiz BC,
Bridal Veil Falls Provincial
Today was our exploratory visit to downtown
Chilliwack. At first, we checked out Chilliwack's City Hall on Young
Road. Then, we drove to Hodgins Avenue, and from there our route was as
follows: parked on Hodgins Avenue just past Mary Street, walked West on
Hodgins, then North on Ashwell Road (houses on the right, some fields on
the left, followed by a small cemetery), East on Wellington Avenue,
North on Stanley Street, East on Reece Avenue, North on Corbould Street,
East on Berkeley Avenue, South on Young Road, East on Reece again, South
on Williams Street, West on 5th Avenue, North on Young Road, then
checked out a pretty Salish Park near Young and 1st (library, pond,
Coast Chilliwack hotel), and then walked around Wellington Avenue and
checked out the cleanup after a movie shoot. Overall, it was a pleasant
walk, which took about 2.5 hours.
1. To get to downtown Chilliwack
from Vancouver, you need to take Highway 1 East to Exit 119.
TransCanada Highway 1 Near Exit 119 Chilliwack BC Canada
2. Upon taking exit 119, turn
left (Yale Road) to get to downtown Chilliwack. Turning right onto
Vedder Road would lead to Cottonwood Mall, and then to Cultus
Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park.
Highway 1 Eastbound Vedder Road Exit Chilliwack BC Canada
3. Once you turn left onto Yale
Road, this is what you will see.
Yale Road Chilliwack BC Canada
4. A bit further there are
several gas stations. Chilliwack's gas prices are usually about 10 cents
per litre better than those in Metro Vancouver.
Yale Rd Chilliwack British Columbia Canada
5. Our first stop is
Chilliwack's City Hall.
Chilliwack City Hall
6. Inside the Chilliwack City
Hall the environment is modern.
Inside Chilliwack City Hall
7. And the message is that of
8. Here is the current
Chilliwack City Council.
2011 Chilliwack City Council
9. Now we are back on Yale Road,
heading towards Hodgins Avenue.
Chilliwack BC Canada - Yale Road
10. Getting ready to turn left
onto Hodgins Avenue.
Yale Road by Hodgins Avenue Chilliwack BC Canada
11. And now we are on foot. This
neat house is located across from Chilliwack Hospital.
12. A cheerful piece of art in
front of the house.
13. Same house, different art.
14. On the corner of Hodgins
Avenue and Corbould Street there is Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre.
Hodgins Avenue at Corbould Street Chilliwack BC Canada
15. Outside play areas were full
of children and their parents.
Outside of Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre - Chilliwack British
16. Here is the brightly
decorated front desk area of the leisure centre.
Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre Reception Area
17. Prospera Centre is located further on Hodgins Avenue
past Corbould Street. Yellow support beams
provide good contrast with the nearby grass.
Prospera Centre Chilliwack BC
Our Chilliwack Downtown trip
continues on Page 2.
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