Trip 058 - August 17, 2011 (Wednesday)
Downtown Chilliwack BC Visit
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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.
Liked: Mountains all around in the distance, wide residential streets, downtown parking rates, countdown clock for pedestrian street crossings.
Of note: 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 Chilliwack BC.
Related Website: City of Chilliwack - Official Site.
Other Trips in Chilliwack Area: Chilliwack Dyke Trail Hike, Greendrop Lake Trail Hike, Mount Cheam Peak Trail Hike, Ling Lake Trail Hike, Chilliwack Foley Forest Service Road, Chilliwack Bench Forest Service Road, Elk-Thurston Trail Hike, Slesse Memorial Trail Hike, Chilliwack River Forest Service Road, Radium Lake Trail Hike, Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park, Minter Gardens by Chilliwack BC, Town of Agassiz BC, Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park.
Other BC Towns We Have Visited: Agassiz, Bella Coola, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope, Horseshoe Bay, Merritt, Mission, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Squamish, Telkwa, Tumbler Ridge, Vancouver (Seawall), Vancouver (Stanley Park), West Vancouver (Ambleside Park).
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.
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