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THE FRASER RIVER

SHOPPING

WHERE THE LOCALS EAT

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From a quick coffee to a luxurious meal, the Fraser Valley has restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

OUR SEASONS

ATTRACTIONS

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A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Keep this calendar handy to make sure you don't miss out on any of the exciting events happening in the Valley throughout the year!

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TRAVEL INFO

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ARTS & CULTURE

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

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FARM FRESH

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BE WELL

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WORLD-CLASS FISHING

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GOLF On the Cover: Follow along with Roxanna Froese @intherivervalley as she and her family adventure together in the Fraser Valley (rain or shine).

SPIRITED SIPS

CONTACT A VISITOR CENTRE

#exploreabbotsford @tourismabby tourismabbotsford.ca TF: 1.888.332.2229

#sharechilliwack @greatoutside tourismchilliwack.com TF: 1.800.567.9535

#justuptheroad @tourismharrison tourismharrison.com 604.796.5581

#embracehopebc @tourismHOPE embracethejourney.ca 604.869.2021

Abbotsford Visitor Centre 34561 Delair Road, Abbotsford, BC 9am – 5pm, daily from the May long weekend through to the October long weekend. Closed from the October long weekend through to March 15.

Chilliwack Visitor Centre 44150 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC 9am – 5pm, daily from the May long weekend through to the September long weekend. 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday from the September long weekend through to the May long weekend.

Harrison Hot Springs Visitor Centre 499 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs, BC Visit tourismharrison.com for hours.

Hope Visitor Centre 919 Water Avenue, Hope, BC June 1 – Thanksgiving: 9am – 5pm daily. Thanksgiving – May 31: 10am – 4pm (weekdays), 9am – 5pm (weekends).

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REGIONAL

Facts

MAKE THe JoURNEY YOUr dESTInatIoN

Abbotsford

The Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) is the hasslefree port of entry to the Fraser Valley. Connecting to six major Canadian cities, YXX is where many start their Fraser Valley journey.

Chilliwack

The area surrounding Chilliwack boasts over 30 parks and dozens of hiking trails sprawled over the many beautiful mountain ranges.

Harrison

In addition to its healing hot springs, Harrison offers yearround hiking, biking and paddling opportunities.

Photo: Roxanna Froese @intherivervalley

Travel through the Fraser Valley without worrying about point A or point B. Let the journey guide you through your experience of our land and people. There is an abundance wherever you turn, the Fraser River is what connects us and gives our communities life.

Hope

In addition to amazing day hikes, Hope is the terminus for the 74 kilometre HBC Trail.

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Fraser River

tHE frASeR rIveR Let the Fraser River guide your travels, and make the journey your destination. The river pulses through our land and is the artery that makes the Valley glow. It nourishes and brings life to the land and people and represents our strong and free spirit. Our river is integral to our way of life today, to our ancestors in the past and most importantly our future generations of tomorrow.

The Stó:lō, also known as the Fraser River, continues to be central to the Stó:lō, the People. The First Peoples established themselves along this blue ribbon, because it had an abundant supply of salmon, sea birds, edible plants and other necessities of life. According to our sxwōxwiyam, our origin stories, Xexá:ls, the Transformers in their quest to make the world right, created the river for our benefit. As such it is considered to be very sacred. Furthermore, the river was used by the Transformers as they travelled upriver twice to make the world right.

Photo: Roxanna Froese @intherivervalley


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Discover The Fraser Valley

Abbotsford

Chilliwack

Harrison

Hope

The Halkomelem name for Abbotsford is Selxwí:chel, the “centre of something” or “middle of three.”

Ts’elxwéyeqw, “going back upstream” or “as far as you can go with a canoe” is Halkomelem for Chilliwack.

The area at the confluence of the Coquihalla and Fraser River has long been a place of communities coming together.

The ridge of Abbotsford overlooks the tribal territories of the Sema:th to the east, the Mathekwi to the north and the Nexwseq to the south. Nestled on the flatlands between the Coast and Cascade mountain ranges, Abbotsford was first inhabited by the Stó:lō First Nations, followed by the European settlers fresh from the Gold Rush. Abbotsford’s fertile soils attracted pioneer settlers from all over the world – immigrants who established the heritage and multicultural nature of the community. Sites such as Trethewey House were built by master craftsmen from India; immigrants who went on to construct Canada’s oldest Gurdwara Temple, which is now a National Historic Site. You can learn more about Abbotsford’s rich history by visiting the Mennonite Heritage Museum, The Reach Gallery Museum and the MSA Museum.

The Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribal territory extends from the Fraser River up the Chilliwack River to Chilliwack Lake with tributary watersheds into the USA. The Peló:lhxw Tribal territory borders north Chilliwack and along Hope Slough, connecting the three-member Pilalt Tribe. Chilliwack derives its name from a local First Nations tribe, as well as from the geographic description of the area. Chilliwack is the original spelling, this “Halkomelem” word means “quieter water at the head.” ­Chilliwack’s modern history saw humble beginnings influenced by the promise of riches when in 1857, the discovery of gold in the Fraser ­Canyon resulted in over 30,000 miners travelling through the ­Chilliwack area. The first farmers to arrive in the 1860s saw grasslands, swamps, bogs, scrub forests, everchanging creeks, ancient cedars, as well as fir and hemlock forests. Learn more about Chilliwack’s diverse history at Stó:lō Tourism – www.stolotourism.com and pick up some unique finds at the Stó:lō Gift Shop.

Harrison’s hot springs were first used as a healing place by the Sts’ailes people and known as ‘kwals’ the Halq’eméylem word meaning boiling water. Later, according to legend, Settlers ‘discovered’ the springs enroute to the gold fields. Their boat capsized, and expecting to die they instead discovered the water was rather warm. The springs have supported a small resort community ever since. Its namesake hot springs are a major attraction for tourists in addition to the hiking, biking and paddling the area affords.

Originally called Ts’qo:ls, this Halq’eméylem word means “bare on one side” and refers to the way the trees along the river are bare west facing side due to the wind coming off the river. When the ­Hudson’s Bay Company was searching for a safer route inland, the area at Ts’qo:ls represented the “best hope” for finding a trailhead. Under the guidance of Stó:lō, Nlaka’pamux, and Similkameen guides, the HBC company found a route that worked and established Fort Hope at the trailhead in 1848.

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Fraser River, Chilliwack

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Our Seasons

The name of the salmonberry plant in the local Halq’eméylem dialect is Elílá:lhp (Uh-lee-laa-lthp). The various salmon species in the Lower Fraser (Stó:lō) region has been interpreted through the phenological cues of the salmonberry plant for thousands of years by the Stó:lō people.

Photo: Roxanna Froese @intherivervalley


our seasons

Life Cycle of the Salmon The life cycle of various salmon species in the Lower Fraser, Stó:lō region, has been interpreted through the phenological cues of the salmonberry plant for thousands of years by the

Stó:lō people. In the spring, when the bright pink flowers appear on the salmonberry bush, the first Spring Salmon of the new year are making their way up the river. As the berries appear and grow ripe, the silver Sockeye are moving up the river. When the berries are done for the season,

the spawning sockeye are passing by in the river. And the last stop on the cycle before it begins again, is in the fall, when the leaves have fallen and the stems remain, the pink or chum salmon are spawning in the river. ORIGINAL ARTWORK

by Carrielynn Victor, Cheam First Nation

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our seasons Tulip Festivals

Spring

Come Alive at our Tulip Festivals Abbotsford BLOOM, THE ABBOTSFORD TULIP FESTIVAL Come celebrate spring with Bloom! This festival features stunning tulip fields, creative photo cut-out boards, u-pick fields, covered picnic tables and a children’s play area. There are over 40 varieties on display and an on-site flower market. abbotsfordtulipfestival.ca Chilliwack TULIPS OF THE VALLEY Visit BC’s largest tulip fields with over 20 acres of tulips. Before the tulip bloom, there will be 5 acres of beautiful smelling hyacinths and daffodil gardens. With over 19 varieties of double daffodils and 8 different varieties of hyacinth, this will be the sweetest smelling place in the valley. tulipsofthevalley.com

Photo: Inmist Media

Photo: Sharalee Prang Photography

Spring Vibes & Experiences

Easter Egg Hunts

Gardens & Garden Stores

Chilliwack CHILLIWACK CORN MAZE chilliwackcornmaze.com

Abbotsford BRADNER DAFFODIL bradnerfarms.com

Abbotsford MAAN FARMS maanfarms.com

Abbotsford TUSCAN FARM GARDENS tuscanfarmgardens.com

Chilliwack PETEY'S EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA fantasyfarmsinc.ca

Chilliwack MINTER COUNTRY GARDEN STORE mintergardening.com Chilliwack CHILLIWACK RIVER VALLEY HONEY chilliwackhoney.com

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Summer All the Places to Cool Down

CHILLIWACK LAKE A great camping and hiking location, Chilliwack Lake is also perfect for lounging on the sandy beach, boating, and swimming. | Chilliwack

ALBERT DYCK PARK Mainly known for its wakeboard park, Albert Dyck Park is the perfect spot to splash and sunbathe in Abbotsford. | Abbotsford VEDDER RIVER Located in the heart of the Chilliwack River Valley, Vedder River offers a spot to swim and kayak, with wonderful walking trails all along its banks. | Chilliwack CULTUS LAKE Any of the several public beaches at Cultus Lake are a great place to relax in the sun or take a swim in the refreshing water. | Chilliwack KAWKAWA LAKE In addition to boating, the Kawkawa Lake Day Use Area offers a roped-off swimming hole, floating dock, playground, and picnic area. | Hope SILVER LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK Spend the hottest summer days at the Day Use Area on Silver Lake, which is a refreshing and non-motorized lake. | Hope LAKE OF THE WOODS With no motors allowed, Lake of the Woods is the perfect place to spend a peaceful summer afternoon. | Hope HARRISON LAKE The largest lake in southwestern BC, glacier-fed Harrison Lake offers endless options for water lovers. A man-made lagoon provides sandy beaches and warmer waters. | Harrison HICKS LAKE Hicks Lake, situated in beautiful Sasquatch Provincial Park, is the perfect camping getaway and a wonderful lake for swimming and canoeing. | Harrison

Photo: Roxanna Froese @intherivervalley

PIT STOP

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our seasons Chilliwack Corn Maze

Fall

Activities for the Whole Family Pumpkin Patches

Abbotsford MAAN FARMS maanfarms.com

Photo: Sharalee Prang Photography

Chilliwack CHILLIWACK CORN MAZE chilliwackcornmaze.com

Abbotsford TAVES FAMILY FARM tavesfamilyfarms.com

Vedder River

Chilliwack PETEY'S PUMPKIN PATCH peteyspumpkinpatch.ca Abbotsford WILLOWVIEW FARMS willowviewfarms.com

Apple Farms & Picking

Photo: Inmist Media

Abbotsford TAVES FAMILY FARM tavesfamilyfarms.com Abbotsford WILLOWVIEW FARMS willowviewfarms.com

Witness Salmon Spawning GREAT BLUE HERON NATURE RESERVE Walk the extensive trail system and observe over 150 great blue heron nests as well as other wildlife. Catch the salmon run each fall! PEACH CREEK TRAIL This spawning channel is an extension of the Vedder Rotary Trail. The trailhead is located at the end of Lickman Road with lots of parking available. WEAVER CREEK A spawning channel was built beside Weaver Creek in 1965 to support the salmon

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population. This meandering channel offers a wonderful opportunity to view spawning salmon up close and personal. TRANS CANADA TRAIL Centennial Fish Channels and Angelwings Fish Channels are beautiful sections of the TCT located in the Chilliwack River Valley. Visit trailsbc.ca for location information. CHILLIWACK RIVER HATCHERY The Chilliwack River Hatchery is located in the beautiful Chilliwack River Valley and was built to help restore salmon populations to historic levels.


our seasons Manning Park

Winter Experiences

Snowshoe & Ski Hope MANNING PARK manningpark.com

Photo: Lexa Bergen

Photo: Inmist Media

Harrison SASQUATCH MOUNTAIN RESORT (Hemlock) sasquatchmountain.ca Chilliwack MT. WADDINGTON’S GUIDED TOURS mtwaddingtons.com

U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms Abbotsford FIR VALLEY FARMS firvalleyfarms.com Abbotsford LEDGEVIEW TREE FARMS facebook.com/ledgeviewtreefarm Chilliwack PINE MEADOWS TREE FARMS facebook.com/PineMeadowsTreeFarms Chilliwack WOODSONG CHRISTMAS TREES woodsongchristmastrees.com

Christmas Traditions Abbotsford GLENDA'S CHRISTMAS COTTAGE glendaschristmas.com

Chilliwack PETEY'S COUNTRY CHRISTMAS peteyscountrychristmas.ca

Abbotsford WINTER JUBILEE downtownabbotsford.ca/winterjubilee

Chilliwack CHILLIWACK CHRISTMAS PARADE chilliwackchristmasparade.com

Chilliwack LIGHT UP THE LAKE cultuslakechristmas.ca

Abbotsford HIGHSTREET HOLIDAY SHOW highstreetfv.com

Chilliwack HERITAGE TREE FARM heritagetreefarm.com

PIT STOP Chestnut Springs Bakery | Yarrow chestnutsprings.ca

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Calendar of Events Check out all that is going on in 2018 MARCH/APRIL

MAY / JUNE

Spring! Photo: Roxanna Froese @intherivervalley

Abbotsford BLOOM, THE ABBOTSFORD TULIP FESTIVAL abbotsfordtulipfestival.ca One of the most popular events in the Fraser Valley! Just off Highway 1 in Abbotsford.

Chilliwack 2018 ROYAL BANK CUP The puck drops May 12 when the Central and East champions of the Canadian Junior Hockey League meet. The Fraser Valley’s own Chilliwack Chiefs will play host to this exciting tournament. Abbotsford RUN FOR WATER Run For Water runs will be taking place on May 26 & 27 this year to raise money for clean water projects in Ethiopia. Join a run yourself or cheer from the sidelines! | May 26–27

JULY

AUGUST

Abbotsford

Abbotsford

JAM IN JUBILEE

ABBOTSFORD AGRIFAIR

jaminjubilee.com Every Thursday night in July featuring local musical artists, performance stage acts, artisan vendors, and free admission.

agrifair.com Abbotsford’s local fair that’s been around since 1911! A summer classic. | August 3–5

Abbotsford BERRYFEST Celebrating all things berries in Historic downtown Abbotsford. Enjoy entertainment, vendors, refreshments and meet local berry farmers. Hope

Abbotsford

CONCERTS IN THE PARK

ABBOTSFORD INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW

hopedistrictartscouncil.com Free outdoor concerts running every weekend from July to September.

abbotsfordairshow.com Designated Canada’s National Airshow. A must see! | August 10–12

Chilliwack

Hope

TULIPS OF THE VALLEY

SUMMER SMASH

Chilliwack

tulipsofthevalley.com Featuring 20 acres of tulips, 2 acres of hyacinths, 3 acres of daffodils, Dutch stroopwafles, food trucks and more.

hopemotorsports.com Features 4x4 and mini-stock races, as well as car and truck demolition derbies.

GREENDALE COUNTRY SAMPLER

Harrison HARRISON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Hope STRAWBERRY SOCIAL

Harrison HARRISON UNCORKED WINE FESTIVAL tourismharrison.com Sip your your way through the best of BC’s wineries. Canapé provided by Muddy Waters Café, with a focus on farm to table offerings. | April 21 The Fraser Valley EASTER EGG HUNTS Maan Farms, Petey’s Easter Eggstravaganza, Chilliwack Corn Maze There are a variety of Easter activities and Easter Scavenger hunts to visit in the Fraser Valley. The above locations will bring your family Easter fun and of course, a picture with the Easter Bunny! THE FRASER VALLEY EXPERIENCES GUIDE / 12

historicyale.ca Traditional family fun, live music, gold panning, and fresh strawberry shortcake. Harrison SASQUATCH DAYS This intercultural celebration includes canoe races, traditional salmon barbeque, medicine walks, cultural boat tours, arts & craft activities and more. | June 16–17

harrisonfestival.com A week long Arts Festival in July featuring international performing and visual arts, and artisan crafts. This one of a kind celebration is not to be missed. | July 7–15 Harrison AGASSIZ FARMS CYCLE TOUR fraservalleycycletours.com A great way to experience the countryside of Agassiz, BC. Meet local farmers, taste their products and tour their businesses, all while riding your bicycle! | July 21

ryderlakeramble.ca Explore the gardens, farms, woodland trails and natural beauty of Ryder Lake, an upland country Community in the south east area of Chilliwack.

Chilliwack CULTIVATE AND CO.

Chilliwack RYDER LAKE RAMBLE

greendalecountrysampler.com Experience the country lifestyle by participating in this annual tour of Greendale growers and makers.

Get Outside

cultivateandco.com Gather together and celebrate local food at Cultivate, a 100% locally sourced farm to table dinner. Cultivate and Co.’s vision is to gather communities through the celebration of local food.


SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

Harrison

Chilliwack

BANDS ON THE BEACH

ROSEDALE HARVEST BRIGADE

tourismharrison.com An end of the summer celebration! Local country sensation Todd Richard is just one of the performers who will help us rock our last summer weekend! | September 1–2

Celebrate the fall harvest and enjoy the parade, kids painting, local artisans and food vendors, pumpkin patch, industry plant tours and farm equipment displays.

NOVEMBER

Cozy Holiday Vibes

Hope Abbotsford

PUMPKIN DROP

NAGAR KIRTAN PROCESSION

hellsgateairtram.com Drop your pumpkin from the tram, hit the target, and win your chance to spin the big prize wheel. Free tram rides for those with carved pumpkins.

This unique cultural experience is held on the Sunday of the September long weekend and features many colourful Sikh floats.

DECEMBER Hope TORCHLIGHT PARADE manningpark.com On Christmas Eve watch as skiers and snowboarders with lit torches and flares lead Santa down the hill. Visit with Santa after the parade and enjoy free hot chocolate, mulled wine, and carol singing.

Abbotsford MAAN FARMS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

Abbotsford WINTER JUBILEE

maanfarms.com Held over seven weekends in September and October. Enjoy wagon rides, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and treats from the country kitchen.

Abbotsford HOLIDAY AT HIGHSTREET highstreetfv.com Join Highstreet Shopping Centre on Saturdays throughout November and December for a spectacular show featuring a 65 ft Christmas tree, dancers, a marching band, and of course, Santa!

Hope HOPE BRIGADE DAYS brigadedays.com The annual end-of-summer party takes place at 6th Avenue Park on the weekend after Labour Day. Brigade Days offers something for the whole family. | September 7–9 Harrison AGASSIZ FALL FAIR agassizfallfair.com An annual event featuring parades, exhibits, music, animal shows, demos, antique tractor pulls, logger sports and good ol’ fashion fun. | September 14–15 Abbsotsford BC HOP FEST bchop.ca Celebrate fresh hopped beers from over 40 breweries on a local hop farm. | September 29

Harrison HARRISON BEER FESTIVAL harrisonbeerfest.com Celebrate craft beer month with our 7th annual Harrison Beer Festival. Join us for Cask Night on Friday, Saturday afternoon for BC Beer Tasting, or Saturday evening with the German inspired Oktoberfest Dance. | October 26–27

Carve up a pumpkin

downtownabbotsford.ca/winterjubilee Tradition continues in Historic Downtown Abbotsford with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Enjoy live music, food trucks and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Abbotsford & Chilliwack THE VINTAGE BARN MARKET thevintagebarnmarket.ca You won’t want to miss out on over 100 amazing vendors and their coveted belongings at the most anticipated market of the year. Chilliwack CHILLIWACK CHRISTMAS CRAFT MARKET chilliwackartscouncil.com Chilliwack Community Arts Council’s most festive fundraiser returns for its 44th year of inspired gift giving. Showcasing over 175 artisans from all over BC under one roof!

Abbotsford MT. LEHMAN SOJOURN IN THE COUNTRY mtlehmansojourn.com Join Tuscan Farm Gardens, Tanglebank Gardens, Brambles Bistro, Mt. Lehman Winery, Seaside Pearl Winery and Singletree Winery in December for a holiday celebration. Enjoy local vendors, food and drinks, and pick up a Christmas tree.

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The Fraser Valley is the largest agricultural region of British Columbia. From berry patches and apple orchards to stretched fields of corn, hops and tulips. This is the land where food comes from, and there is no better place to experience it than here. Photo: Sharalee Prang Photography


Farm fresh

Grown in The Fraser Valley

Rice, Corn, Strawberries, Cranberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Kiwi, Goji Berries, Apples, Hazelnuts, Hops, Grapes

With Love from our Farmers LEPP FARM MARKET Passionate about sharing the best crops from their own farm and Okanagan orchard, Lepp family raised meats, and top quality cooking ingredients. Stop by for breakfast or lunch at the Farmer’s Table Cafe and let the friendly staff help you find exactly what you need. leppfamrmarket.com | Abbotsford

MT. LEHMAN CHEESE CO. Since 2013 the Mt. Lehman Cheese Company has strived to provide high quality hand crafted cheese using fresh milk from local farms and with as few other ingredients as possible. Specializing in goat and water buffalo cheese. Located at Goats Pride Dairy. mtlehmancheese.ca | Abbotsford

THE FARM STORE Visit the Farm Store for Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry premium organic duck, goose, chicken and turkey. The store offers a variety of specialty products from the best local producers around including meats, baked goods, dairy, coffee, snacks, and much more! fvsp.ca/farm-store | Chilliwack

THE LOCAL HARVEST MARKET With the mission of growing quality food, The Local Harvest offers fresh, local, farm grown produce and other grocery items. In the Market you will also find Anita’s Organic Mill offerings, such as certified organic grains, flours and baking ingredients. Fresh artisan bread by The Market Bakery with organic ingredients baked in their own wood oven. thelocalharvest.ca | Chilliwack Photo: Sharalee Prang Photography

THE FARM HOUSE NATURAL CHEESES The Farm House produces handmade artisan cheeses from the rich, fresh whole milk of the farm’s own dairy cows and goats. In the cheese shop you can sample and purchase different varieties of cheeses, as well as traditional Greek style yogurt and bottled cow and goat milk. farmhousecheeses.com | Harrison

FARMER’S MARKETS Farm & Country Market, Abbotsford, afcm.ca | Yarrow Farm Market, Chilliwack, yarrowfarmmarket.ca | Hope Mountain Market, Hope, Saturdays in July & August – 9am to 2pm

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Farm fresh The Local Harvest Market

Lepp Farm Market

Self-Guided Circle Farm Tour Escape the concrete jungle and explore local farms, meet local farmers and learn how your food goes from the farm to the table with this legendary self-guided farm tour.

New Moon Tea Co.

Neufeld Farms

Agri-Adventure THE FRASER VALLEY’S BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE is filled with experiences

to captivate your senses and connect you with our friendly people and their agricultural roots, such as shopping at The Local Harvest Market, Neufeld Farms, and Lepp Farm Market. You will find everything here from u-pick berry farms, learning opportunities at a working dairy farm, great shopping for ‘fresh and local’ food at the many farm-gates and farmer’s markets, to the honour-

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MORE ONLINE Download the community brochures and maps at circlefarmtour.ca to plan your personalized farm tour, or be sure to follow along on Instagram @circlefarmtour for more inspiration!

circlefarmtour.ca

system stands that line the roadsides. Choose your own agri-adventure, take an afternoon or spend a day or two exploring.

CIRCLE FARM TOUR COMMUNITIES: Abbotsford, Agassiz & Harrison Mills, Chilliwack, Langley, Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows CIRCLE FARM TOUR CATEGORIES: Farm Experience, Farm Store, Sips & Spirits, and Eatery THE FRASER VALLEY EXPERIENCES GUIDE / 18


Farm fresh

Cultivate & Co.

Photo: Yinger Wong Photo: Sean Dalin

Farm to Table After working up an appetite exploring our local farms, enjoy a true Farm to Table dining experience. Some of the best farm to table eateries in the Fraser Valley include Curly Kale Eatery, Brambles Bistro, Bravo, The Farmer’s Table, Morgan’s Bistro, Muddy Waters Café and Restaurant 62, which offers an intimate fine dining atmosphere, as well as a wine list highlighting the Fraser Valley’s best wineries.

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Chilliwack Lake

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BE Well Calm your soul in the Fraser Valley. Find freedom in the great wide open spaces.

Photo: Roxanna Froese @intherivervalley


be well Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Cultus Lake

Hiking NAMASTE HIKING CO namastehikingco.com | Chilliwack MT. WADDINGTON'S OUTDOORS mtwaddingtons.com | Chilliwack

Tours COMPASS HELI TOURS compasshelitours.com | Abbotsford LIBRICO HELICOPTERS facebook.com/LibricoHelicopters | Chilliwack

Spas THE WILD ORANGE SPA thewildorangespa.com | Abbotsford HARRISON HOT SPRINGS RESORT harrisonresort.com | Harrison

Where Locals Walk 30+ km

DISCOVERY TRAIL Abbotsford is home to the Discovery Trail, a 30+ km paved trail winding along creeks, lakes and fairgrounds from the west side of the city to the mountains in the east. | Abbotsford

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VEDDER RIVER ROTARY TRAIL The popular Rotary Trail along the Vedder River in Chilliwack offers a 15.5 km route suitable for walking, running, cycling or horseback riding. | Chilliwack

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CHILLIWACK COMMUNITY FOREST This beautiful network of looping trails is nestled in an old growth forest. This park includes picnic facilities and a multi-use trail system for hiking, biking and running. | Chilliwack

Wellness Experiences HOW THE FRASER VALLEY CALMS YOUR SOUL 1 Walk by the quiet of the river. 2 Seek calm & silence in the wide open spaces. 3 Hike or bike to the top of the tallest mountain. 4 Cycle the Sumas Flats. 5 Find a yoga studio and practice with the locals. 6 Fish on the Vedder River, Fraser River or the quiet of an alpine lake. 7 Plunge into the Vedder River.

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SPIRIT TRAIL Spirit Trail is a short walk through a beautiful cedar forest that is very accessible from the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. A local artist has decorated many of the cedars along the trail with dozens of beautiful clay masks. | Harrison

WILLBAND CREEK TRAIL Willband Creek Trail circles two large lakes crossing arched wooden bridges along the way. These bridges offer a great view of the water features, native grasses and the many mountains that provide the scenic backdrop to this peaceful place. | Abbotsford

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CHEAM LAKE WETLANDS Cheam Lake Wetlands, set amongst the scenic backdrop of Mount Cheam in Chilliwack. The extensive trail network weaves through the wetlands, where floating bridges lead to beautiful viewpoints of the lake. | Chilliwack

MILL LAKE PARK Take a stroll, jog or bike around Mill Lake and enjoy the peaceful scenery and abundant wildlife. The perfect easy walking area in the middle of the city is great for a quick break to clear your mind. | Abbotsford

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THACKER MOUNTAIN Hikers and mountain bikers can reach this beautiful mountain top within Hope town boundaries after a short, steep climb up a gravel road. Once on the mountain, you’ll enjoy a network of gently-graded trails leading to viewpoints of Hope and Kawkawa Lake. | Hope

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Mt. Lehman Winery

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SPIRITED SIPS In the Valley, vineyards line the rolling hills, and rows of hops grow thick for the late summer harvest. The Fraser Valley is home to a variety of wineries, breweries and even a meadery who feed off of the land, using grapes and hops that are distinct to this climate and truly capture our flavour.

Photo: Kat Grabowski

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While an exciting craft beer movement emerges throughout British Columbia, the breweries of the Fraser Valley have become ingrained into the fabric of our communities. Part of what makes the Valley a unique craft beer destination is the history of hop farms in the area that are making a comeback thanks to the thirst for local craft beer.

Old Yale Brewing Co.

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Ravens Brewing

MORE ONLINE The Fraser Valley Ale Trail is part of the larger BC Ale Trail network, which is a collection of itineraries centred around beer touring in British Columbia. Be sure to check out the itinerary online!

fraservalleyaletrail.ca

Field House Brewing


spirited sips Hop Field, Chilliwack, 1938

View of hop pickers at work in field of hops. Courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives, PP502516.

History of Hops in The Fraser Valley

For over a century hop production in Canada was centred around Chilliwack B.C. In 1997 the John I. Haas Company closed its doors, and an industry that thrived for well over a hundred years came to an end. With a resurgence of production in the area, the hops industry in the Fraser Valley is headed for a return to the glory days of years past.

BC Hop Fest Celebrating fresh-hopped beers, this annual beer festival brings the brews back to the hop field to showcase their seasonal fresh-hopped beers (those brewed with freshly harvested hops). The event includes live music, vendors, local food trucks and more than enough local BC craft beer. September 29 | Abbotsford

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Singletree Winery

Sip & Swirl  long the winding back country roads A of Abbotsford are where you’ll find the Fraser Valley’s newest and most exciting wine region.

Photo: Kat Grabowski

Make a Day of It Fraser Valley wineries have grown in recent years and offer a well-respected wine destination that is sure to please the palates of the wine connoisseur. Along with breathtaking views you can experience the unique flavours of Abbotsford’s berry wines and honey mead as well as more traditional vintages. Make a day of it – continuing west to Langley will offer even more options for the craft beer lover or wine aficionado. Plan a weekend tour or simply spend a fun afternoon escaping the city grind.

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spirited sips Wineries 1. KRAUSE BERRY FARMS & ESTATE WINERY 6179 248 Street krauseberryfarms.com | Langley 2. THE FORT WINE CO. 26161 84 Avenue thefortwineco.com | Langley 3. SINGLETREE WINERY 5782 Mount Lehman Road singletreewinery.com | Abbotsford 4. MT. LEHMAN WINERY 5094 Mt Lehman Road mtlehmanwinery.com | Abbotsford 5. SEASIDE PEARL FARMGATE WINERY 5290 Olund Road seasidepearlwinery.cam | Abbotsford 6. RIPPLES WINERY 3387 Tolmie Road rippleswinery.com | Abbotsford

7. MAAN FARMS ESTATE WINERY 790 McKenzie Road maanfarms.com | Abbotsford

13. VISTA D’ORO FARMS & WINERY 346 208 Street vistadoro.com | Langley

19. FIELD HOUSE BREWING CO. 2281 W Railway Street fieldhousebrewing.com | Abbotsford

8. BLACKWOOD LANE WINERY 25180 8 Avenue blackwoodlanewinery.com | Aldergrove

14. TOWNSHIP 7 VINEYARDS & WINERY 21152 16 Avenue township7.com | Langley

20. RAVENS BREWING 2485 Townline Road ravens.beer | Abbotsford

9. GLASS HOUSE ESTATE WINERY 23449 0 Avenue glasshouseestatewinery.com | Langley

Breweries 15. TRADING POST BREWERY 9143 Glover Road tradingpostbrewing.com | Langley

10. BACKYARD VINEYARDS 3033 232 Street backyardvineyards.ca | Langley

16. KPU BREWING LAB 20901 Langley Bypass cpu.ca/brew | Langley

11. CHABERTON ESTATE WINERY & BACCHUS BISTRO 1064 216 Street chabertonwinery.com | Langley

17. DEAD FROG BREWERY 27272 Gloucester Way #1, deadfrog.ca | Aldergrove

12. FESTINA LENTE ESTATE WINERY 21113 16 Avenue festinalente.ca | Langley

18. OLD YALE BREWING CO. 44550 S Sumas Road #404 oldyalebrewing.com | Chilliwack

21. LOUDMOUTH BREWING CO. 2585 Mt. Lehman Road loudmouthbrewingcompany.ca | Abbotsford

Other 22. ROOTS & WINGS DISTILLERY 7898 – 240 Street rootsandwingsdistillery.ca | Langley 23. CAMPBELL’S GOLD HONEY FARM AND MEADERY 2595 Lefeuvre Road bchoney.com | Abbotsford 24. FRASER VALLEY CIDER COMPANY 22128 16 Avenue fraservalleycider.ca | Langley

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where the locals eat

Freshly baked croissants, the finest artisanal coffee, locally sourced ingredients, a cool space to relax for an afternoon ­— these are just some of the traits of the many places our locals go to eat and meet.

Photo: Sharalee Prang Photography


The Local Harvest & The Habit Project

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Cafes & Bakeries

OLDHAND COFFEE A local favourite offering some of Abbotsford’s best artisanal coffee and delicious baked treats. Their warm and cozy space is one of the trendiest gathering spots in town. oldhandcoffee.com | Abbotsford

Duft & Co. Bakehouse

THE POLLY FOX Specializing in gluten-free products, this downtown Abbotsford bakehouse is not only famous for their pastries and baked goods, but they also sport a delicious lunch menu too. thepollyfox.com | Abbotsford DUFT & CO. BAKEHOUSE With everything made from scratch each morning, food doesn’t get fresher than here. They are easily one of the Fraser Valley's most popular spots for baked goods. Make sure to try their famous croissants! duftandco.com | Abbotsford THE HABIT PROJECT Enjoy cold-pressed juices, nut mylks, smoothie bowls, smoothies, and healthy nourishing treats prepared with love and intention. Their ingredients are sourced from local farmers like The Local Harvest Market and companies they know and trust. thehabitproject.ca | Abbotsford

The Habit Project

THE ROLLING PIN BAKERY This local bakery is home to the best apple fritters in the region. Blake and Robin also offer a wonderful selection of savoury treats, breads, and lunch specials. facebook.com/therollingpinbakery | Hope BLUE MOOSE COFFEE HOUSE A road trip favourite, this local coffee house offers great coffee, good food, and an excellent view of Memorial Park. bluemoose.coffee | Hope

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Photo: Lexa Bergen

MUDDY WATERS CAFÉ A favourite for both residents and tourists alike. Found across from the beach, offering locally roasted coffee, home baked snacks and locally sourced eats. | Harrison


local eats

Local Eateries

Photo: Kat Grabowski

DUFT & CO. BRICKHOUSE Located directly across from the Duft & Co. Bakehouse, the Brickhouse is open for lunch and dinner. They sport a timber fired oven and a hidden patio that is perfect for mingling and offer a lunch menu of sandwiches and pizza, as well as dinner options. duftandco.com | Abbotsford

BRAMBLES BISTRO This hidden gem offers up a delicious menu of west coast fare made with locally-sourced ingredients from around the Valley. Open for breakfast and lunch at Tanglebank Gardens. tanglebank.com | Abbotsford TRACTORGREASE CAFÉ Featuring live music on weekends, and an outdoor stage by the patio. The owner Jeff also runs the Tractorgrease record label from the same location. tractorgrease.com | Chilliwack

CURLY KALE EATERY This quaint restaurant features a farm to table breakfast and lunch menu showcasing what the farms are harvesting, as well as Magpies Breads and Anita’s Grains. curlykaleeatery.com | Chilliwack BRODEUR’S BISTRO Located in west Abbotsford, Brodeur’s is popular with the locals and sports a comfort menu of French Canadian and Cajun dishes. bbistro.ca | Abbotsford

FIELD HOUSE BREWING CO. This popular Abbotsford brewery also houses the Canteen kitchen, which serves up pizzas, tacos and several other snacks sourced from JJ Mills farm in the Fraser Valley. fieldhousebrewing.com/canteen | Abbotsford

Photo: Lexa Bergan

Photo: Sharalee Prang Photography

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local eats

Dining

Photo: Tanya Goehring

RESTAURANT 62 The place that best captures the essence of the Fraser Valley is the award-winning Restaurant 62 in Abbotsford. It offers an intimate dining experience and a menu that features many locally sourced ingredients. restaurant62.ca | Abbotsford

BRAVO RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE A casually elegant cosmopolitan restaurant, with a top-quality innovative menu from the area. Featuring the popular 2.5oz martinis made with premium liquors infused in-house. bravorestaurant.ca | Chilliwack

S+L KITCHEN AND BAR This local chain is home to a beautiful dining room, large patio and a delicious menu of surf and turf created by MasterChef Canada winner, David Jorge, and Top Chef Canada winner, Matthew Stowe. jrg.ca | Abbotsford

GARRISON BISTRO Located in Garrison Village at the mouth of the Chilliwack River Valley, this small bistro offers a delicious and eclectic menu for lunch and dinner, and maintains a relaxed après-vibe following some backcountry exploration. garrison-bistro.ca | Chilliwack

SHANDHAR HUT For great authentic Indian food in the Fraser Valley, check out Shandhar Hut in downtown Chilliwack. The menu has a great selection of Indian classics including samosas and curries served in a relaxed setup. shandharhut.com | Chilliwack

BLACK FOREST RESTAURANT Family-run German cuisine restaurant featuring all the favourite German dishes from schnitzel to pork hock. Surrounded by authentic Bavarian atmosphere complete with a year-round patio with lake and mountain views. blackforest-restaurant.com | Harrison 293 WALLACE STREET RESTAURANT The menu at 293 Wallace is as ever-changing as the weather in the Fraser Valley. Chef Brent Gillis ensures the locally sourced and innovative menu is kept fresh and interesting. 293wallace.com | Hope

Photo: Sean Dalin

MORGAN’S BISTRO Located one level up from the street with a wonderful view of Harrison Lake, this Harrison favourite offers superb west coast cuisine. An intimate, warm atmosphere and an excellent wine selection it is the perfect place for a romantic dinner. Visit their Facebook page | Harrison

Photo: Sharalee Prang Photography

BOW & STERN Specializing in seafood and ales, this downtown Abbotsford eatery is a popular spot to cozy up for the evening and enjoy delicious oysters, mussels, lobster mac ’n’ cheese, and a flight of craft beer. bowandstern.ca | Abbotsford

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Vedder River, Chilliwack

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Arts & Culture

Come and explore the Valley’s cultural events and enjoy the works of the many local artists who call this area home.


arts & culture Chilliwack Visitor Centre

Photo: Lexa Bergen

Visit the Stó:lō Welcome Figures These two figures are carved in a traditional Stó:lō–Coast Salish style, and located at the Chilliwack Visitor Information Centre, directly off Highway #1. The man wears a cedar skirt; the woman a cedar shawl. Both wear customary cedar hats. They stand together as the core of the extended family and leaders of the village. They face the direction of visiting travellers. Their hands are raised with open palms, in a gesture of peace, showing that there is nothing to hide. This gesture welcomes people to these lands today as in the past — to explore, engage, exchange, respect and learn.

MALE Material: Western red cedar Height: 17' 10" (5.43 m) Designed by: Siyemches (Terry Horne) Carved by: Siyemches (Terry Horne), assisted by Francis Horne Jr. Completed: September 2017 FEMALE Material: Western red cedar Height: 17' 2" (5.23 m) Designed by: Siyemches (Terry Horne) Carved by: Siyemches (Terry Horne), assisted by Francis Horne Jr. Completed: September 2017

PIT STOP

Stó:lō Gift Shop | Chilliwack stologiftshop.com

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First Nations Culture We are the Stó:lō–, which in our Halq’eméylem language translates as “People of the River.” Stó:lō– is also our name for what is referred to as the Fraser River. We are part of the larger Coast Salish and our oral history maintains that “We have always been here.” Through our s–xwo–x_wiyám (creation stories), our Sqwélqwel (family history) and our Shxwelí (spirit, life force) we continue to maintain a close connection to all our resources from the mountains, rivers and streams of S’olh Témèxw (Our Land, Our World).

STÓ:LŌ CULTURAL TOURS Experience the cultural landscape of beautiful Stó:lō-Coast Salish territory through Stó:lō Nation’s Cultural Education and Tours programs, hosted by Stó:lō tour guides including Albert (Sonny) McHalsie (Naxaxalhts’i). stolotourism.com | Chilliwack CHILLIWACK MUSEUM Our permanent exhibit gallery introduces visitors to Chilliwack’s culture, history and heritage. Learn about the Stó:lō and the newcomers. chilliwackmuseum.ca | Chilliwack

Harrison Hot Springs

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RUBY CREEK ART GALLERY The Ruby Creek Art Gallery features the finest of Northwest Coast First Nations art. It is located on the scenic highway #7 between Agassiz and Hope. rubycreekartgallery.com | Harrison STÓ:LŌ GIFT SHOP & INTERPRETIVE CENTRE Discover the Stó:lō Gift Shop located at Stó:lō Nation on the Coqualeetza grounds. The Gift Shop carries a large selection of local, one-of-a-kind authentic Aboriginal arts, crafts, giftware and products from across BC. stologiftshop.com | Chilliwack


arts & culture Cathy Terepocki Ceramics

The Reach Gallery Museum

LOCAL ARTISTS

When the Fraser Valley was settled by Europeans, the arriving families brought with them the traditional arts and culture from their homeland. These have been woven together to create diverse communities that have flourished and grown over time. Come and explore the Valley’s cultural events and enjoy the works of the many local artists who call this area home. Photo: Sean Dalin

Immerse Yourself in Culture Discover our unique cultural experiences: THE REACH GALLERY MUSEUM

Take in the cultural and creative innovations showcased at The Reach Gallery Museum where stories of our rich and diverse heritage are showcased. thereach.ca | Abbotsford HARRISON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

This award-winning festival in early July is a 9 day, cross disciplinary, multicultural art event on the beautiful shores of Harrison Lake. Bringing music from around the world and arts and crafts from around the Valley it offers both free music on the beach to great concerts in the Memorial Hall. harrisonfestival.com | Harrison

ATCHELITZ MUSEUM & PIONEER VILLAGE

Step back in time as you tour the Atchelitz Threshermens Association Museum and Pioneer Village. The General Store, Chapel, Blacksmith Shop, Canora Building with Steam Machinery display, and Gramma’s Grill welcome you. atchelitz.ca | Chilliwack GALLERY 7 THEATRE

Head to Gallery 7 Theatre & Performing Arts Society. They are a full-time theatre company producing entertaining and thought-provoking plays that stir the heart, stimulate the mind and elevate the soul. gallery7theatre.com | Abbotsford

YALE HISTORIC SITE

Explore the diverse and fascinating history of the Fraser Canyon at the Yale Historic Site. Open from April to October, Yale’s Living History tents are an excellent introduction to Gold Rush era history. historicyale.ca | Hope DOWNTOWN HOPE

Take the self-guided tour of over 70 chainsaw carvings throughout Hope’s downtown and waterfront. New carvings are added every year and maintained by Communities in Bloom volunteers. | Hope CHILLIWACK CULTURAL CENTRE

Watch a show at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, where art comes to life! chilliwackculturalcentre.ca | Chilliwack

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OutDooR ADVeNtUrE Discover The Fraser Valley's wild and untamed wilderness. You can river raft, paraglide off the edge of a mountain, jump out of an airplane, land a giant sturgeon with your buddies, or summit a local mountain peak. These and other adventures await you!

Photo: Chris Kimmel, Alpine Edge Photography


Chehalis River

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Outdoor Adventure Bucket List

Follow Along See what our local outdoor enthusiasts are doing: ROXANNA FROESE @intherivervalley

Land HBC TRAIL At 74 kilometres, this behemoth of a trail is set to be the next big point-to-point route in the province. Hike the whole thing or spend the day at Conglomerate Flats. | Hope OTHELLO TUNNELS Take a walk through the Othello Tunnels and over the HopeNicola Valley Trail. These historic routes are best viewed in the early morning and later afternoon. | Hope

SAM WADDINGTON @mtwaddingtons

MOUNTAIN BIKE SUMAS MOUNTAIN Home to an extensive trail network, beginners should try Squid Line Trail. | Abbotsford

Air SKYDIVE OVER THE VALLEY Get the ultimate view of the Fraser Valley from 12,000 ft. with Skydive Vancouver! | Abbotsford SOAR OVER THE VALLEY Take part in a tandem paragliding flight over the Fraser Valley, take in the breathtaking view while flying as free as a bird. | Chilliwack

DAWSON & BONNIE FRIESEN @adventuresofdandb

Water CONQUER THE RAPIDS ON VEDDER RIVER Tackle BC’s best white water rafting on the Vedder River! Who will win – the rapids or you? | Chilliwack KAYAK GLACIERS WITH COMPASS HELI TOURS Explore the wilderness and natural beauty that surrounds the Fraser Valley by visiting areas only accessible by air. | Abbotsford KAYAK THE HARRISON RIVER The pristine Harrison river, the first designated salmon stronghold in BC offers great year-round paddling especially in November with 1000’s of Bald Eagles on hand. | Harrison

BENJAMIN PRESCOTT @itsbigben

CATCH A DINOSAUR IN THE FRASER RIVER Take a fully guided fishing charter on the Fraser River to have the once in a lifetime experience of catching a prehistoric white sturgeon. Chilliwack | Hope

Follow us @thefraservalley to see how members of our communities are enjoying all that the Fraser Valley has to offer!

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outdoor adventure Vedder Mountain

EXCURSIONS:

VALLEY BIKE GUIDES valleybikeguides.com MT. WADDINGTON'S OUTDOORS mtwaddingtons.com NAMASTE HIKE GO namastehikingco.com BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN

backinthesaddle.ca

TRAVELAND RV travelandrvcanada.com CHILLIWACK RIVER RAFTING

chilliwackriverrafting.com

FRASER RIVER RAFT fraserraft.com PURE LIFE PADDLE BOARDS

purelifepaddleboards.ca

VALLEY WAKE PARK valleywakepark.com JET SET PARAGLIDING

jetsetparagliding.com

COMPASS HELITOURS

Mountain Biking High quality trails that offer both technical challenge and flow can be found here along with great bike shops and après ride experiences. The Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association cultivates an open and accessible mountain bike community by keeping trails in prime condition and hosting fabulous competitive and entertaining events such as the BC Enduro Series. MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL NETWORKS 1 Sumas Mountain, 2 Vedder River, 3 Chilliwack Community Forest – For maps and trail guides, visit trailforks.com BIKE SHOPS 1 Vedder Mountain Bike Co. vmbc.ca 2 Jack's Cycle jackscycle.ca 3 Life Cycles Bike Shop lifecyclesbikes.com

Take a Hike

Top 10 hikes in the Fraser Valley NAME & LOCATION

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LEVEL

TIME

WHAT TO EXPECT

1

Mt. Cheam | Chilliwack

9.5 km

Moderate

4 hours

Fraser Valley & Cascade Mt. range views

2

Elk Mountain | Chilliwack

8 km

Difficult

4 hours

Fraser Valley & Cascade Mt. range views

3

Sumas Mountain | Abbotsford

13.5 km

Moderate

6.5 hours

Surrounding mts. & the Fraser River views

4

Lindeman Lake | Chilliwack

3.4 km

Moderate

3 hours

Beautiful alpine lake

5

Mt. Hope Lookout | Hope

4 km

Moderate

3 hours

Views of rivers, mountains and lakes

6

Slesse Memorial | Chilliwack

8 km

Moderate

3 hours Memorial site to Air Canada Flight 810 with beautiful views of the Slesse Peaks

compasshelitours.com

LIBRICO HELITOURS

KM

7

Teapot Hill | Cultus Lake/Chilliwack 5 km

Easy

2 hours

8

Eaton Lake | Hope

8.2 km

Difficult

5.5 hours Hike to a pretty alpine lake with surrounding waterfalls

9

HBC Heritage Trail | Hope*

74 km

Difficult

51 hours Old Hudson’s Bay Company trading route, divided into other smaller routes

10

Hicks Lake Trail | Harrison

6 km

Easy

2 hours

To download a copy of our hiking guides please visit thefraservalley.ca/hike

View of Cultus Lake

A loop around Hicks Lake trail *visit hopemountain.org for more information

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Follow Along See what our local outdoor enthusiasts are doing:

BRITTANY MENZE @brittmenze

DEREK WINTERHOFF @derekwinterhoff

ZACK MELHUS @zmelhus

WILD OUTDOORS CLUB @wildoutdoorsclub

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Fraser River

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world-class fishing For the catch of a lifetime, visitors from all around the world visit the Fraser Valley—a world-class sport fishing destination that presents an opportunity for year-round fishing experiences for novices and experts alike!

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Fraser River

Fishing with a Guide

Did you Know?

Fraser River

For the greatest experience on our rivers hiring a guide is the best option. Hire a guide and fish with the best!

Learn to Fish GRAB A ROD AND GO! The Chilliwack Visitor Information Centre offers a FREE rod loan program. Sign out a fishing rod and tackle box for a weekend and bring it back to the visitor centre when you leave! tourismchilliwack.com | Chilliwack FRASER VALLEY TROUT HATCHERY In one hands-on session you’ll learn where, when and how to catch a fish. Launched in 2006, Learn to Fish is delivered to 25,000 youth and their families across the province each year. For more information on Learn to Fish programs visit gofishbc.com | Abbotsford

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Vedder River

FISHING GUIDE COMPANIES

BC SPORTFISHING GROUP bcsportfishinggroup.com BENT RODS GUIDING & FISHING bentrods.ca CASCADE FISHING ADVENTURES cascadefishingadventures.com FISHING THE FRASER fishingthefraser.com FREDS CUSTOM TACKLE fredscustomtackle.com GREAT RIVER FISHING ADVENTURES greatriverfishing.com

Fishing Regulations It is the angler’s responsibility to read and understand the B.C. fishing regulations. Please fish ethically and handle fish with care. These laws exist to protect our fish stocks and maintain an ecological balance within our environment. Visit the British Columbia Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis for more information on regulations env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations

Photo: Inmist Media

The largest salmon ever caught on a fly rod on the Fraser River weighed approximately 66 pounds!


fishing

Fish of the Fraser Valley The Fraser Valley is also the heart of the richest fishing grounds, where all 5 different species of Pacific Salmon (Chinook, Sockeye, Chum, Coho and Pinks) migrate, with annual run sizes that can be upwards of 40 million. Other species of fish include Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Dolly Varden, and Sturgeon.

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Check out this Fraser Valley fishing enthusiast on Instagram and YouTube: ROD @fishing_with_rod

Anglers use many methods of fishing such as spinning gear, casting and single and double-handed fly fishing. Some of the best fly fishing in the province can be found on the Skagit River near Hope.

STURGEON

FISHING FOR STURGEON The mighty Fraser River is home to a big game prehistoric giant dinosaur, the White Sturgeon! They have survived two ice-ages and are still living in the Fraser River. It is the largest freshwater species in North and South America and can reach over 20 feet in length and live well over 150 years in both fresh and saltwater. Over the last couple of years, monster sturgeon have been caught, recorded and released, unharmed by local conservation-minded fishing companies.

SALMON

FISHING FOR SALMON The Fraser Valley is also the heart of the richest fishing grounds, where all 5 different species of Pacific Salmon (Chinook, Sockeye, Chum, Coho and Pinks) migrate, with annual run sizes that can be upwards of 40 million. The Fraser River Corridor in the Fraser Valley is the most delicate and rich ecosystem for our Wild Salmon and Sturgeon on the entire 1375 km river.

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Cultus Lake Golf Club

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GOLF The lush greenery of the Fraser Valley is home to over 15 golf courses that are open year-round! Regardless of your swing, there is a tee waiting for you.

Insider Tip

The Fraser Valley offers golf all 12 months of the year! Rain or shine our courses have you covered.


golf

Golf Courses ABBOTSFORD

HARRISON

CHILLIWACK

HOPE

# OF HOLES

NAME & DETAILS

TOTAL PAR

YARDAGE RANGE

FraserGlen Golf Course

36036 S Parallel Rd

fraserglen.com

604.852.3477

18

62

3145–3748

Ledgeview Golf Club

35997 McKee Rd

ledgeviewgolf.com

604.859.8993

18

70

5109–6131

Valley Golf Centre

4211 Gladwin Rd

valleygolfcentre.ca

604.853.4653

9

31

1791

Bridal Falls Golf Club

53191 Bridal Falls Rd

bridalfallsgolf.com

604.794.7788

9

32

2269

Chilliwack Golf Club

41894 Yale Rd

chilliwackgolf.com

604.823.4544

18

72

5405–6535

Cultus Lake Golf Club

4000 Columbia Valley Hwy

golfcultus.com

604.858.9902

18

63

3164–3890

Kinkora Golf Club

64050 Higginson Rd

golfkinkora.com

604.858.8717

18

59

3001

Meadowlands Golf & Country Club

47823 Yale Road East

meadowlandsgolfcountry.com

604.792.2276

18

70

5244–5396

Royalwood Golf and RV Resort

41050 Royalwood Dr

royalwoodgolf.com

604.823.4653

18

72

5516–6934

Tap Ins Putting Course*

4000 Columbia Valley Rd

tapins.com

604.858.7888

18

71

N/A

The Falls Golf Club

8341 Nixon Rd

thefalls.com

604.745.4653

18

71

4923–6793

Cheam Mountain Golf Course

44610 Luckakuck Way

cheamountaingolf.ca

604.858.7991

18

56

2618

Sandpiper Golf Course

14282 Morris Valley Rd

prettyestateresort.com

604.796.1000

18

72

6500

Harrison Resort Golf Course**

3891 Hot Springs Rd

golfharrison.com

604.796.9009

9

36

3375

Hope Golf & Country Club

900 Golf Course Rd

hopegolfclub.com

604.869.5881

18

72

6317

*Natural Grass Putting Course | **Open April to October

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Downtown Abbotsford

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SHOPPING

The Fraser Valley’s retail roots run deep. You will be easily satisfied as you find all that you are looking for and more, in the hundreds of local shops.

Photo: Kat Grabowski


SHOPPING Spruce Collective

Insider Itinerary

Follow along with Codi Lynn @creativewifeandjoyfulworker as she explores downtown Abbotsford. thefraservalley.ca/blog

Photo: Kat Grabowski

Fraser Valley Shopping Districts HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ABBOTSFORD Historic downtown Abbotsford is a pedestrianfriendly destination — a thriving neighbourhood that is the perfect meld of past and present. Find charmingly restored heritage buildings, local stores, cafés and eateries. downtownabbotsford.com DOWNTOWN CHILLIWACK Over 300 locally owned and operated businesses offer an array of specialized products and services in the heritage area of downtown Chilliwack. Check out the shops on Mill Street and the heritage walking tour while you are in the area! downtownchilliwack.com

GARRISON VILLAGE A visit to Garrison Village in Chilliwack for an outdoor shopping experience is a must. Wander through an award-winning village with stores suited to outdoor adventurists like Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors, Garrison Running Co., Vedder Mountain Bike Co., and Studio B Yoga. VILLAGE OF HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Explore the heart of Harrison Hot Springs. Take in all Harrison has to offer with our pedestrian-­ friendly shopping experience. Sip on a locally ­roasted coffee, while looking at the latest accessories at The Living Room Boutique. Shopping for something more artistic? Take a walk through CanWest Art Gallery on the Lake. Or bring home a unique Harrison gift for family and friends; visit the Village Mall. Finish your shopping experience with a sweet treat from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. No matter which shop you choose, you’ll be shopping with beautiful vistas of Harrison Lake in the background. DOWNTOWN HOPE Pedestrian-friendly Wallace Street offers visitors a wealth of locally owned and operated shops. From $2 books at Baker’s Books to homemade soap at both the Mossy Stump Soap Company and Jinny’s Soap Company, our downtown businesses have got you covered. At Artisan’s Attic you will find a gift that was handmade in the Fraser Valley for everyone on your list.

Shopping Centres If you’re looking for an indoor shopping destination, Sevenoaks Shopping Centre likely has all you need with over 110 stores and is located in the heart of Abbotsford. The Cottonwood Mall is Chilliwack's indoor shopping centre which is conveniently located off highway #1. Highstreet is an openair shopping experience with a three-level design featuring main street style shopping and dining, a state-of-the-art Cineplex theatre, and a children’s outdoor play area. The Fraser Valley is also home to Cabela’s, a quality hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor gear store.

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Unique Local Finds

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UNIKA Unika sells a blend of new and almost new selections of clothing, accessories and shoes, which promote local and global “Products with a Purpose,” quality items that give back. unikalife.com | Chilliwack MT. WADDINGTON’S OUTDOORS Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors is dedicated to growing the local hiking and climbing scene and providing the expertise and equipment for you to go play in the mountains; whether in the Skagit Range, or anywhere else. mtwaddingtons.com | Chilliwack

Cobblestone Kitchenware

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MONTROSE + GEORGE Montrose + George combines community spirit with a fresh take on merchandising — blending one part country store with one part concept shop. You’ll discover a unique range of women’s clothing, jewellery and accessories at this welcoming storefront. montroseandgeorge.com | Abbotsford

COBBLESTONE KITCHENWARE Cobblestone Kitchenware is home to great brands and innovative kitchen products that you can trust. The friendly and knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you have or maybe just provide you with some kitchen inspiration. cobblestonekitchenware.com | Abbotsford

SPRUCE COLLECTIVE Spruce Collective is a curated collection of all things old & new, stocking handmade and sustainable goods whenever possible. They are home to locally made, vintage and quality home decor and boutique fashion goods. sprucecollective.com | Abbotsford

RUSTIC SOAP CO. Visit the Rustic Soap Co., a quaint country shop for handmade soap, bath, and body products. All soap is created using the old-fashioned cold-process method with vegetable oils, butters, dried herbs, clays, grains and pure essential oils. rusticsoap.com | Chilliwack

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SHOPPING The Button Box

Montrose + George

Clayburn Village

Photo: Kat Grabowski

THE BUTTON BOX The Button Box is a quaint boutique located in historic downtown Chilliwack. You will discover a beautiful shop that offers delightful gifts, ladies accessories, home décor, antiques, and vintage flea market finds. thebuttonbox.ca | Chilliwack OLD CLAYBURN STORE & TEA SHOP A food lover’s paradise where you can find a vast assortment of specialty foods and 100s of international candy choices. clayburnvillagestore.com | Abbotsford

TUSCAN FARM GARDEN A family run organic lavender farm that specializes in plant-based body care products that are handmade in small batches using ingredients in their purest form, organic herb infusions, pure essential oils and natural preservatives when necessary. tuscanfarmgardens.com | Abbotsford THE BOOK MAN – ABBY AND CHILLIWACK Visit us in our 5000 square foot bookstore in downtown Chilliwack, or our cozy 1600 square foot haven in Abbotsford. Experience book heaven on earth. bookman.ca | Abbotsford, Chilliwack

The Happy Prospector Treasure Cove

CANWEST ART GALLERY Proudly presenting a collection of Canadian paintings, sculptures, blown-glass, pottery, jewellery, and fudge. Located on the beachfront in Harrison Hot Springs, this one of kind shop offers inspiring views inside and out. canwestgallery.com | Harrison THE HAPPY PROSPECTOR TREASURE COVE This hidden gem offers a array of precious stones including amethysts and jade. They also offer a selection of jewellery, wild local honey and chainsaw carvings. This unique stop is not to be missed. happyprospector.ca | Harrison MINIMOC Created by a local husband and wife team, Minimoc's flagship store located in downtown Abbotsford features their extremely popular handmade leather baby shoes and more. minimoc.ca | Abbotsford

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Year-round, you will find an attraction or activity that will suit your mood. From museums and adventure parks to the numerous outdoor activities, there is plenty to see and do.

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Chilliwack Corn Maze

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Favourite Family Activities

ECODAIRY In partnership with Science World, Abbotsford is home to EcoDairy. It’s the first demonstration farm of its kind in Canada, showcasing innovative and sustainable dairy farm practices, while inviting the public to share in the experience in a fun, educational way. ecodairy.ca | Abbotsford OTHELLO TUNNELS The Othello Tunnels are a series of old train tunnels and bridges that cut through the granite walls surrounding the Coquihalla River. Although they no longer see train traffic, the tunnels have become a popular walking area. This is a easy walk for families. Dogs are welcome on leash. Open April–October. env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/ explore/parkpgs/coquihalla_cyn | Hope

WILLOWVIEW FARMS Bring your own food and enjoy a family picnic on Willowview Farms' beautiful property. Pick your own apples from their 22 different varieties, and make sure to check out their giant pumpkins. Say hello to some furry friends at the petting zoo and hop on a hayride to round out your day! willowviewfarms.com | Abbotsford

CHILLIWACK CORN MAZE The Chilliwack Corn Maze features a new 12 acre maze design each year, and lots of attractions for the whole family. Come enjoy the farm with your friends and family, and have fun learning and playing together in the country! chilliwackcornmaze.com | Chilliwack

CASTLE FUN PARK Located just off Hwy #1, Castle Fun Park is one of western Canada’s largest family amusement centres offering three mini-golf courses, go-karts, bumper cars and batting cages and 200 arcade and skills games. It is open from 10 am to midnight, 364 days a year, making this location a gem of the Valley. castlefunpark.com | Abbotsford MANNING PARK RESORT Manning Park Resort – in the heart of E.C. Manning Provincial Park – is a four season resort that has something for everyone. From epic, multi-day traverses to leisurely snowshoes along Canyon Nature Trail; from a lazy day at the lake to participating in the Slush Cup at Spring Fest, it is impossible to be bored at Manning Park. Camping and lodge accommodation available year-round. manningpark.com | Hope

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TAVES FAMILY FARM Open from August until October, Taves is your one-stop shop for all things fall. Pick your own apples in their orchard, grab a pumpkin to take home and even enjoy a pony ride or a hayride! Kids are sure to have fun while learning about agriculture. tavesfamilyfarms.com | Abbotsford

MAAN FARMS COUNTRY EXPERIENCE Visit Maan Farms for the ultimate farm experience. Check out the corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, zipline, giant slides and more! Parents can shop in the farm store or taste some Maan Farms Estate wine. Try your hand at berry picking in the summer too! maanfarms.com | Abbotsford


ATTRACTIONS

CULTUS LAKE WATERPARK & CULTUS LAKE ADVENTURE PARK Cultus Lake Adventure Park is B.C.’s newest and most incredible family theme park. With one of a kind rides and attractions, this park is loaded with surprises at every turn. Head across the road to Cultus Lake Waterpark for refreshing and exhilarating fun, with some of the most extensive and diverse water slides in B.C. cultus.com, cultusadventure.com | Chilliwack SASQUATCH MOUNTAIN RESORT Easily accessible from Harrison, Sasquatch Mountain Resort is an affordable and familyfriendly ski destination. Skiing, boarding and tubing for all skill levels on 250 acres of snow and fun! sasquatchmountain.ca | Harrison

HARRISON WATER SPORTS WATER PARK Harrison’s home game version of “Wipeout” on pristine Harrison Lake. It’s the perfect place to test out your acrobatic skills, swing, fly, catapult and make a heck of a splash. This floating fun park offers safe adventure and fun for the entire family. Found directly in front of the Harrison Hot Springs Resort. harrisonwatersports.com | Harrison KILBY HISTORIC SITE Located near the junction of the Harrison and the Fraser River, the Kilby Historic Site stands as a reminder of the once thriving community of Harrison Mills. Step back in time and enjoy a tour of the Kilby Historic Site with its 1906 General Store Museum. Don’t miss the intriguing artifacts in the heritage Post Office and Manchester House Hotel. kilby.ca | Harrison

HELL’S GATE AIRTRAM Located on Highway #1 in the stunning Fraser Canyon, Hell’s Gate Airtram is a must-visit for the family. Ride the tram or walk the bridge to see 757 million litres of water per minute pass through the narrow gorge. At 40 kilometres per hour, water twice the volume of Niagara Falls roars through in May/June. Enjoy lunch, an interpretive centre and over 30 different flavours of fudge. hellsgateairtram.com | Hope

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Whether you are looking for a luxurious suite, family-friendly accommodations or a place to camp, you will find it in the Fraser Valley.

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LODGING

Unique Accommodations Photo: Graham Osborne

Rowena's Inn on the River

Photo: Roxanna Froese @intherivervalley

Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Visit: thefraservalley.ca/accommodations BROOKSIDE INN Rated one of the best small hotels in Canada, this boutique inn offers 6 uniquely themed rooms. brooksideinn.ca | Abbotsford CLAYBURN VILLAGE B&B A charming Victorian residence (circa 1906) that has been lovingly restored to its original elegance. clayburnvillagebb.com | Abbotsford

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS RESORT BC’s original resort on the shores of pristine Harrison Lake offering world famous healing hot springs, fine dining and complete spa facilities. harrisonresort.com | Harrison THE ROYAL HOTEL This historic inn offers a chance to stay in a turn of the century heritage building. The rooms are restored to vintage charm. royalhotelchilliwack.com | Chilliwack

CABINS AT CULTUS LAKE Rustic cabins full of charm – you are just minutes away from Cultus Lake Beach, dining, and family fun. cultuslake.bc.ca/cabins | Chilliwack COQUIHALLA LAKES LODGE Cozy cabins on the shore of the Coquihalla Lakes offer everyone in the family a basecamp for adventure. coquihallalakeslodge.com | Hope

RESORTS IN THE FRASER VALLEY

Harrison Hot Springs Resort harrisonresort.com

Manning Park Resort manningpark.com

Pretty Estate Resort prettyestateresort.com

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LODGING

Hotels & Motels Abbotsford Hotel

2073 Clearbrook Rd

abbotsfordhotel.place

604.859.6211

Abbotsford Super 8

1881 Sumas Way

super8.com

604.853.1141

Alpine Inn

32111 Marshall Rd

thealpineinn.ca

604.859.3171

Baker House at UFV*

1385 McKenzie Rd

ufv.ca/conference/guest-accommodation

604.504.7441

Best Western Bakerview

1821 Sumas Way

bestwesternabbotsford.com

604.859.1341

Best Western PLUS Regency Inn & Conference Centre

32110 Marshall Rd

bwregency.bc.ca

604.853.3111

Coast Abbotsford Hotels & Suites

2020 Sumas Way

coasthotels.com

604.853.1880

Edenvale Retreat & Conference Centre

4330 Bradner Rd

edenvale.ca

604.856.3388

Quality Hotel & Conference Centre

36035 North Parallal Rd

qualityhotelabbotsford.com

604.870.1050

Sandman Hotel Abbotsford

32720 Simon Ave

sandmanhotels.ca

604.556.7263

Sandman Hotel Abbotsford Airport

3010 Mt Lehman Rd

sandmanhotels.ca

604.859.7263

Travelodge Abbotsford

2509 Pauline St

travelodge.com

604.859.5255

Best Western Rainbow Country Inn

43971 Industrial Way

rainbowcountryinn.com

604.795.3828

Coast Chilliwack Hotel

45920 First Ave

coasthotels.com

604.792.5552

Comfort Inn

45405 Luckakuck Way

choicehotels.ca

604.858.0636

Hampton Inn By Hilton Chilliwack

8050 Lickman Rd

hamptoninn3.hilton.com

604.392.4667

Rainbow Motor Inn

45620 Yale Rd

rainbowmotorinn.com

604.792.6412

The Royal Hotel Chilliwack

45886 Wellington Ave

royalhotelchilliwack.com

604.792.1210

Travelodge Chilliwack

45466 Yale Rd

travelodgechilliwack.com

604.792.4240

Vedder River Inn

5788 Vedder Rd

vedderriverinn.com

604.824.7999

Bungalow Motel

511 Lillooet Ave

bungalowmotel.com

604.796.3536

Glencoe Motel & RV Park

259 Hot Springs Rd

glencoemotel.com

604.796.2574

Harrison Beach Hotel

160 Esplanade Ave

harrisonbeachhotel.com

1.866.338.811

Harrison Heritage House & Cottages

312 Lillooet Ave

harrisoncottages.com

604.796.9552

Harrison Hot Springs Resort

100 Esplanade Ave

harrisonresort.com

604.796.2244

Harrison Lake Hotel

190 Lillooet Ave

harrisonhotsprings.com

1.888.265.1155

Harrison Lake View Resort

298 Lillooet Ave

harrisonlakeview.com

604.491.0014

Harrison Village Motel

280 Esplanade Ave

tourismharrison.com

604.796.2616

Hot Springs Villa Hotel

270 Esplanade Ave

harrisonvilla.com

1.866.796.9339

Spa Motel

140 Esplanade Ave

harrisonspamotel.com

1.800.592.8828

Best Continental Motel

860 Fraser Ave

bestcontinentalmotel.com

604.869.9726

Colonial 900 Motel

900 Old Hope-Princeton Way

colonial900motel.com

604.869.5223

Hope City Centre Motel

455 Wallace St

hopecitycentremotel.com

604.869.5500

Park Motel

832 4th Ave

parkmotel.ca

1.888.531.9933

Skagit Motor Inn

655 3rd Ave

skagitmotel.ca

604.869.5220

Windsor Motel

778 3rd Ave

thewindsormotel.com

604.869.9944

Manning Park Resort

7500 Crowsnest Hwy

manningpark.com

1.800.330.3321

Coast Chilliwack Hotel

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LODGING

Sandman Hotel Abbotsford Airport

Clayburn Village B&B

Bed & Breakfasts Brookside Inn

2379 Chardonnay Ln

brooksideinn.ca

604.856.3300

Clayburn Village B&B

34914 Clayburn Rd

clayburnvillagebb.com

604.755.4664

Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn

32288 King Rd

sweetdreamsluxuryinn.com

604.851.5101

A Whispering Cedars B&B

9792a Gray Rd South

whisperingcedarsbandb.com

604.794.7181

Forest Echoes

45825 Edmeston Rd

forestechoescabins.com

604.858.6269

Gotham Suites

45774 Patten Ave

gothamsuites.com

604.819.2959

Lindell Beach Holiday Resort

1900 Columbia Valley Hwy

lindellbeachholidayresort.com 604.824.6100

Riverbend B&B

50691 O’Byrne Rd

riverbendguesthouse.com

604.769.3474

Riverfront Sanctuary B&B

48752 Chilliwack Lake Rd

riverfrontsanctuary.com

604.791.1426

Riverview B&B

43841 Stone Ridge Pl

riverviewchilliwack.com

604.392.2262

The Cedars at Cultus Lake

45780 Sleepy Hollow Rd

thecedarsbandb.com

604.824.2160

The Fraser River’s Edge B&B

43037 Old Orchard Rd

fraserriversedge.com

604.703.1968

The Cabins at Cultus Lake

4169 Columbia Valley Hwy

cultuslake.bc.ca

604.858.9007

Mount Woodside B&B

2215 Lougheed Hwy

mtwoodsidebandb.com

604.796.0292

Sasquatch Crossing Eco Lodge

15500 Morris Valley Rd

sasquatchcrossing.ca

604.796.9798

The Lodge on the Lake

6155 Rockwell Dr

thelodgeonharrisonlake.ca

604.819.5374

The Rockwell Harrison Guest Lodge

7550 Rockwell Dr

therockwellharrison.ca

604.491.4410

3 Bees B&B

66004 Ogilview Dr

the-3-bees.com

604.860.9129

Coquihalla Eco-Retreat

67400 Tunnels Rd

eco-retreat.com

604.869.3799

High Hopes B&B

21623 Thacker Mountain Rd

hopebedandbreakfast.com

604.869.7223

Teague House B&B

30950 Trans Canada Hwy

teaguehouse.com 604.862.2336

Evergreen B&B

1208 Ryder St

evergreen-bb.com

604.869.9918

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HARRISON

CHILLIWACK

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RV Parks & Campgrounds Bridal Falls Camperland

53730 Bridal Falls Rd

holidaytrailsresorts.com

604.794.7361

Camp Bridal RV Resort

53870 Bridal Falls Rd

campbridal.ca

604.745.2267

HARRISON

Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park

Chilliwack Lake Rd

bcparks.ca

1.800.689.902

HOPE

Chilliwack River Valley Recreation Sites

Chilliwack Lake Rd

sitesandtrailsbc.ca

Cottonwood Meadows RV Park

44280 Luckakuck Way

cottonwoodrvpark.com

604.824.7275

Cultus Lake Provincial Park

Columbia Valley Rd

bcparks.ca

1.800.689.9025

Royalwood Golf & RV Resort

41172 Royalwood Dr

royalwoodgolf.com

604.823.4111

Sweltzer Creek Campground

4746 Sleepy Hollow Rd

sweltzercreekcampground.com

604.824.4023

Sunnyside Campground

3405 Columbia Valley Rd

cultuslake.bc.ca

604.858.5253

Vedder River Campground

5215 Giesbrecht Rd

cultuslake.bc.ca

604.823.6012

Cedar Springs RV Park

23390 72 Ave

604.513.9296

Glencoe Motel and RV Park

259 Hot Springs Rd

glencoemotel.com

604.796.2574

Harrison Country Club

400 Hot Springs Rd

harrisoncountryclub.ca

604.796.9228

Harrison Springs Camping and RV Park

740 Hot Springs Rd

harrisonsprings.com

604.796.8900

Hot Springs RV

272 Lillooet Ave

springsrvandcamping.com

604.796.3467

Springs RV Resort

607 Hot Springs Rd

springsrv.com

604.796.9767

Sasquatch Provincial Park

Rockwell Dr

env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks

1.800.689.9025

Cariboo Trail Park

22885 Trans Canada Hwy

604.869.9024

Coquihalla Campground

800 Kawkawa Lake Rd

coquihallacampground.ca

604.869.7119

Holiday Motel and RV Resort

63950 Old Yale Rd

holiday-motel.com

604.869.5352

Hope Valley Campground and RV Park

62280 Flood Hope Rd

hopevalleyrv.ca

604.869.9857

Kawkawa Lake Resort

66427 Kawkawa Lake Rd

kawkawalake.net

604.869.9930

othellotunnels.com

604.869.9448

CHILLIWACK

Othello Tunnels Campground and RV Park 67851 Othello Rd Telte-Yet Campground

600 Water Ave

604.869.9481

Wildrose Campground and RV Park

62030 Flood Hope Rd

wildrosecamp.com

604.869.9842

Tuckkwiowhum Village

Trans-Canada Hwy

tuckkwiowhum.com

604.860.9610

Canyon Alpine Campground and RV Park

50490 Trans-Canada Hwy

canyonalpinervpark.com 604.867.9734

Emory Creek Campground

Trans-Canada Hwy

emorycreekcampground.com

604.869.1167

Hope River General Store and 28775 Trans-Canada Hwy Emory RV Park

hoperivergeneralstore andemorybarrvpark.com

604.863.2407

Manning Park Resort

500 Crowsnest Hwy

manningpark.com

1.800.330.3321

Sunshine Valley RV Resort

14850 Alpine Blvd

htr.ca 604.869.0066

RV Adventures

Making the Most of Your Trip

Fraser Valley campsites and RV parks offer some of the best choices available to those who love the great outdoors.

‘MY TRIPS’ TOOL Use the ‘My Trips’ tool on thefraservalley.ca to save favourite activities, experiences and accommodations. Then print out your list, share it with friends or email it to yourself to make itinerary planning in the Fraser Valley easy as pie! thefraservalley.ca

CULTUS LAKE Cultus Lake is a popular camping destination. Stay at Cultus Lake Provincial Park or Sunnyside Campground to be close to the lake and many of its popular attractions. Holiday Trails Resorts – Camperland in Chilliwack is the place to go if you are looking for an RV resort.

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BC PARKS British Columbia’s incredible system of provincial parks offers experiences as unforgettable and diverse as the province’s natural landscape. An adventure awaits every visitor! BC Parks offers campsites for a low cost and free day-use areas. See bcparks.ca for more information.

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TRAVEL INFO

1,725 Hours of bright sunshine

298,990 The population of our four communities at the 2016 census.

911 EMERGENCY INFORMATION

In an emergency situation, contact the local police, ambulance service or fire department by calling 911 and the province of BC.

Travel Information AIRPORT The Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) is the primary airport in the Fraser Valley region. With its central location, it is a quick, hassle-free alternative to the Vancouver International Airport for both Fraser Valley and north of the Fraser communities. PASSPORTS All international persons who enter Canada from any foreign destination by air, land or sea are required to have a valid national passport and may also require a visa. US citizens entering Canada are not required to present a passport, however you should carry proof of citizenship such as a birth certificate, certificate of citizenship or naturalization, as well as photo ID. More information can be found at: cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/ivc-rnc-eng.html

WEATHER

The Fraser Valley boasts a temperate climate that is enjoyed by visitors and residents year-round. Contributing factors include the close proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the protection of the spectacular Coastal Mountain range. The Fraser Valley has an average of 1,725 hours of bright sunshine and nearly 200 frost-free days a year. For a detailed weather report visit weather.gc.ca

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Transportation Providers PLANES & AIRPORT WestJet Operates out of Abbotsford (YXX) 1.888.WESTJET westjet.com

TAXES A federal goods and services tax (GST) of 5% and a provincial sales tax (PST) of 7% are applicable on most purchased goods and services. In some municipalities, there is an additional hotel room tax of up to 3% as well.

Air Canada 1.888.247.2262 (toll-free) aircanada.com

2018 BC Public Holidays New Year's Day | January 1 Family Day | February 12 Good Friday | March 30 Easter Monday | April 2 Victoria Day | May 21 Canada Day | July 2

BC Day | August 6 Labour Day | September 3 Thanksgiving Day | October 8 Rememberance Day | November 11 Christmas Day | December 25

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BORDER CROSSINGS There are two border crossings in the Fraser Valley that can be used to enter Canada from the United States: Sumas Crossing (Abbotsford) Open 24 hours | 7 days Aldergrove Crossing (Langley) Open 8 am – midnight | 7 days

CAR RENTALS The Fraser Valley is home to a variety of car rental companies to meet your needs in exploring our communities.

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Flair Airlines 1.204.888.BOOK (2665) flairairlines.com Swoop Airlines 1.587.441.1001 flyswoop.com Airport Link Shuttle (YVR) 604.594.3333 airportlinkshuttle.com Valley Airporter (YXX) 604.857.7171 valleyairporter.ca

BUSES & COACHES Translink 604.953.3333 translink.ca Fraser Valley Express (FVX – Route 66) 604.795.3838 bctransit.com Greyhound 1.800.661.8747 greyhound.ca TRAINS VIA Rail Canada 1.888.842.7245 viarail.ca/en FERRIES BC Ferries 1.800.BC FERRY bcferries.com ROADS & HIGHWAYS drivebc.ca

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2018 Fraser Valley Experiences Guide  

The 2018 Official Visitor Guide for Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Harrison & Hope.

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