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
18. We turned right upon passing Prospera Centre, and
ended up on Ashwell Avenue. On the right side of this avenue there are
typical suburban houses. On the left side there are fields, as well as
this small cemetery, with tombstones indicating that those who rest here
lived over a hundred years ago.
A Small Cemetery Chilliwack BC
19. Then we walked past single family houses, and at
the end of Corbould Street discovered a nature path called Hope River
Rotary Trail. People were seen walking and jogging in the area.
Hope River Rotary Trail Chilliwack BC Canada
20. We continued our walk on Berkeley Avenue, running
parallel to the trail. Eventually, we ended up on Williams street. There
is an industrial area on the corner of Williams Street and 5th Avenue.
Williams Street Industrial Area Chilliwack British Columbia Canada
21. After that, we traveled on 5th Avenue to Young
Road, and turned North onto Young. On the corner of Young and 1st Avenue
there is a very pretty Salish Park.
Salish Park in Downtown Chilliwack BC
22. On the other side of this pond is The Coast
The Coast Chilliwack Hotel
23. Chilliwack Library is also
in Salish Park. It is open Monday - Thursday 10-9, Friday 10-6, Saturday
10-5, and Sunday 1-5. Chilliwack Library features free Wi-Fi Internet
access, though Fraser Valley Regional System libraries have the most
restrictive Internet filter of all the libraries we have used, and blocks many legitimate
Downtown Chilliwack Library
24. Look what we found near the library - a mini-choir
Singing in front of Chilliwack Library
25. Moving on, check out this impressive Chilliwack
Law Courts building on the corner of Yale Road and Princess Avenue.
Chilliwack Law Courts
26. And, somewhere nearby, there was this
Downtown Chilliwack BC School
27. So, this is Chilliwack BC...or is it?
28. Not to worry, it is simply a film shoot on
Chilliwack's Wellington Avenue.
29. Archimedes was all eyes as the crews were
dismantling the equipment.
30. Here is the film crew.
Film Shoot Crew Downtown Chilliwack British Columbia Canada
31. So, what makes downtown Chilliwack strikingly
different from downtown Vancouver, aside from the lack of the crowds,
absence of objectionable free newspapers on every downtown corner, and
more abundant (though more distant) mountain views? It is things such
as: fantastic parking rates...
Downtown Chilliwack Parking Rates
Chilliwack British Columbia Canada
33...as well as RVs parked in many front yards.
34. There is but one wish we have for improving
downtown Chilliwack, and it is to have a greater number of
pleasant-looking single family houses, just like this one.
Chilliwack BC Single Family House
It it weren't for work and some
other considerations, we'd love to be living in Chilliwack, with its
simpler way of life and great natural attractions nearby to boot.
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