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CONTENTS AND FACTS

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Beer and wine doesn’t get any fresher than in the Valley. Hop farms rich in history and emerging award-winning vineyards make this a destination for any craft connoisseur.

OUR SEASONS

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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SPIRITED SIPS

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SPIRITED SIPS

WHERE THE LOCALS EAT

SHOPPING

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ATTRACTIONS

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ARTS AND CULTURE

GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

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BE WELL

TRAVEL INFO

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

FARM FRESH

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WORLD-CLASS FISHING

Photography provided by a collective of talented Fraser Valley photographers; @robynbessenger, @inmistmedia, @intherivervalley, @andiwardrop, @alpineedge, @sharaleeprangphotography, & @emilypeterphotography. Front Cover by @juliechristinephotography

REGIONAL FACTS

Abbotsford

The newly expanded Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) will see over a million passengers pass through its gates in 2019, connecting Abbotsford to major Canadian cities, the United States and Mexico.

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 year-round hiking, biking and paddling opportunities.

Hope

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

CONTACT A VISITOR CENTRE

#exploreabbotsford @tourismabbotsford tourismabbotsford.ca TF: 1.888.332.2229

#sharechilliwack @tourismchilliwack tourismchilliwack.com TF: 1.800.567.9535

#justuptheroad @tourismharrison tourismharrison.com 604.796.5581

#embracehopebc @embracehopebc embracethejourney.ca 604.869.2021

Abbotsford Visitor Centre 34561 Delair Road, Abbotsford, BC

Chilliwack Visitor Centre 44150 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC

Harrison Hot Springs Visitor Centre 499 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs, BC

Hope Visitor Centre 919 Water Avenue, Hope, BC

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

Chilliwack The Halkomelem name for Chilliwack is Ts’elxweyeqw, meaning “going back upstream” or “as far as you can go with a canoe”. 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 threemember Pilalt Tribe. 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, ever changing creeks, ancient cedars, as well as fir and hemlock forests.

Harrison 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.

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

The Fraser River The Stó:lō, also known as the Fraser River, continues to be central to the Stó:lō people, the People of the River. The first Peoples established themselves along the river because it had an abundant supply of salmon, sea birds, edible plants and other necessities of life. The river nourishes and brings life to the land and its people. Let the River guide your travels, and make the journey your destination. THE FRASER VALLEY EXPERIENCES GUIDE / 3


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.

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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 CHILLIWACK TULIP FESTIVAL 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. chilliwacktulipfestival.com

Spring Vibes & Experiences Easter Egg Hunts Abbotsford TAVES FAMILY FARMS tavesfamilyfarms.com

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Gardens & Garden Stores

Abbotsford MAAN FARMS maanfarms.com

Abbotsford TANGLEBANK GARDENS tanglebank.com

Chilliwack CHILLIWACK CORN MAZE chilliwackcornmaze.com

Abbotsford TUSCAN FARM GARDENS tuscanfarmgardens.com

Chilliwack PETEY’S EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA fantasyfarmsinc.ca

Chilliwack MINTER COUNTRY GARDEN STORE mintergardening.com

Harrison KILBY EASTER EGG HUNT tourismharrison.com

Chilliwack LITTLE MOUNTAIN GREENHOUSES littlemountaingardencentre.com


our seasons Sunflower Festival

Summer All the Places to Cool Down

CHILLIWACK SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL Walk through rows of tall sunflowers happening from late August to early September. chilliwacksunflowerfest.com Continue on the sunflower trail to Abbotsford where you can see more beautiful blooms at Maan Farms, Taves Family Farms, & Campbell’s Gold.

Kawkawa Lake

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

PIT STOP

Birchwood Dairy | Abbotsford birchwooddairy.com

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our seasons

Fall

Maan Farms

Activities for the Whole Family Pumpkin Patches Chilliwack CHILLIWACK CORN MAZE chilliwackcornmaze.com Abbotsford MAAN FARMS maanfarms.com Abbotsford TAVES FAMILY FARM tavesfamilyfarms.com Chilliwack PETEY’S PUMPKIN PATCH peteyspumpkinpatch.ca Abbotsford WILLOWVIEW FARMS willowviewfarms.com

Apple Farms & Picking 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! | Chilliwack 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. | Chilliwack WEAVER CREEK A spawning channel was built beside Weaver Creek in 1965 to support the salmon THE FRASER VALLEY EXPERIENCES GUIDE / 8

population. This meandering channel offers a wonderful opportunity to view spawning salmon up close and personal. | Harrison 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 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. | Chilliwack


our seasons Manning Park

Winter Find The Snow Ski, Sled & Snowshoe Hope MANNING PARK manningpark.com Harrison SASQUATCH MOUNTAIN RESORT (Hemlock) sasquatchmountain.ca Chilliwack CHILLIWACK LAKE bcparks.ca

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

Harrison LIGHTS BY THE LAKE tourismharrison.com

Abbotsford WINTER JUBILEE downtownabbotsford.ca/winterjubilee

Chilliwack PETEY’S COUNTRY CHRISTMAS peteyscountrychristmas.ca

Chilliwack LIGHT UP THE LAKE

Chilliwack CHILLIWACK CHRISTMAS PARADE chilliwackchristmasparade.com

Chilliwack CHRISTMAS AT KLAASSEN FARMS chilliwackblueberries.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 2019 MARCH / APRIL

MAY / JUNE

Spring! Abbotsford RUN FOR WATER runforwater.ca Run For Water returns for its 10th year to raise money for clean water projects in Ethiopia. Join a run for yourself or cheer from the sidelines! | May 25 & 26 Abbotsford Abbotsford

DOWNTOWN WINE & ART WALK

BLOOM, THE ABBOTSFORD TULIP FESTIVAL

downtownabbotsford.ca Get your tickets early for one of Abbotsford’s most popular events! Visit businesses in Historic Downtown while you sip wine, enjoy light snacks, and admire the work of talented local artists. At the end of your stroll vote for your favourite artist! | May 30

abbotsfordtulipfestival.ca One of the most popular events in the Fraser Valley! Just off Highway 1 in Abbotsford. Chilliwack

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AUGUST

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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 2–4

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Chilliwack

BERRYFEST

KLAASSEN FARM FAMILY U-PICK DAY

Celebrating all things berries in Historic Downtown Abbotsford. Enjoy entertainment, vendors, refreshments and meet local berry farmers. | July 6 Hope

chilliwackblueberries.com Bring the family and pick your own blueberries. Free Face Painting and Petting Zoo. Blueberry themed eats, treats and more. | August 3

CONCERTS IN THE PARK hopedistrictartscouncil.com Free outdoor concerts running every Friday evening in July & August in Hope’s Memorial Park. Hope

CHILLIWACK TULIP FESTIVAL

SUMMER SMASH

Abbotsford

chilliwacktulipfestival.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.

ABBOTSFORD INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW

Harrison HARRISON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Chilliwack FORTIN’S VILLAGE CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Harrison HARRISON UNCORKED WINE FESTIVAL tourismharrison.com Sip your your way through the best of BC’s wineries. Canapes provided by Muddy Waters Café, with a focus on farm to table offerings. | April 27 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 / 10

The incredible Fortin’s Village Classic Car Show is returning for its 17th year to the streets of downtown Chilliwack. | June 23 Harrison SASQUATCH DAYS This intercultural celebration includes canoe races, traditional salmon barbeque, medicine walks, cultural boat tours, arts & craft activities and more. Chilliwack RYDER LAKE RAMBLE 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.

harrisonfestival.com A week long Arts Festival featuring international performing and visual arts, and artisan crafts. | July 12–21 Harrison AGASSIZ FARMS CYCLE TOUR fraservalleycycletours.com Meet local farmers, taste their products and tour their businesses, all while riding your bicycle! | July 20 Chilliwack 5TH ANNUAL BARN BURNER BBQ barnburnerbbq.ca This annual BBQ competition is held at The Farm Store in Yarrow. It features food trucks, BBQ competition samples, sponsor exhibits, live music, a kids’ zone, a climbing wall and more. | July 21

abbotsfordairshow.com Designated Canada’s National Airshow. A must see! | August 9–11 Chilliwack SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL chilliwacksunflowerfest.com Fields are completed with an acre of show garden with 15 different varieties of different heights, colours and bloom sizes for our guests to enjoy. Abbotsford FRASER VALLEY FRUIT BEER FESTIVAL fruitbeer.ca Pairing award winning breweries with local fruit farms to create one of a kind fruit beers specifically for this one day festival. | August 24 Chilliwack CHILLIWACK FLIGHT FEST chilliwackairshow.ca Celebrating its 26th year. Possibly the longest running consecutive free admission airshow in Canada. | August 25


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OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

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BANDS ON THE BEACH

BC HOP FEST

LIGHTS BY THE LAKE

TORCHLIGHT PARADE

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! | August 31–September 1

bchop.ca Celebrate fresh hopped beers from over 40 breweries on a local hop farm. | October 5

tourismharrison.com From November to January come enjoy beautiful light displays along Harrison Lake as well as festive decorations throughout the village.

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.

Chilliwack ROSEDALE HARVEST BRIGADE

Abbotsford MAAN FARMS FALL FESTIVAL maanfarms.com During the weekends of September and October enjoy wagon rides, corn mazes, multiple pumpkin patches, children’s activities and a special Halloween haunted corn maze!

Celebrate the fall harvest and enjoy the parade, kids painting, local artisans and food vendors, pumpkin patch, industry plant tours and farm equipment displays. | October 5

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.

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 6–8

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Harrison

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

Cozy Holiday Vibes

THE VINTAGE BARN MARKET

HOPE BRIGADE DAYS

agassizfallfair.com An annual event featuring parades, exhibits, music, animal shows, demos, antique tractor pulls, logger sports and good ol’ fashion fun. | September 13–14

HOLIDAYS 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! Abbotsford & Chilliwack

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AGASSIZ FALL FAIR

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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 25–26

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chilliwackartscouncil.com Chilliwack Community Arts Council’s most festive fundraiser returns for its 45th 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. Chilliwack LIGHT UP CULTUS LAKE Step into a winter wonderland of dazzling lights at Cultus Lake. Chilliwack ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARADE The three Rotary clubs in Chilliwack will once again be welcoming Santa Claus back to town for the Rotary Christmas Parade. The annual free, family-friendly event will kick off in Downtown Chilliwack. | December 7

Abbotsford WINTER JUBILEE 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. | November 23 THE FRASER VALLEY EXPERIENCES GUIDE / 11


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FarM fREsH

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.

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Farm fresh 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.

Neufeld Farms

Smits & Co. Cheese

Experience an Agricultural 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. Circle Farm Tour allows visitors and locals to spend an afternoon (or longer!) choosing their own agri-adventure and exploring the best farms in the Valley. Selfguided Circle Farm Tours can be found in the communities of Abbotsford, Agassiz & Harrison Mills, Chilliwack, Langley, Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows. You will find everything here from u-pick fields, learning opportunities at working dairy farms,

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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 #circlefarmtour

great local shopping for farm fresh food and more. With categories such as Farm Experience, Farm Store, Sips & Spirits, and Eateries there is a way for everyone to experience life on the farm!

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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

Where to purchase our locally grown and produced products: 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

CHILLIWACK RIVER VALLEY HONEY Visit this country store and taste a variety of natural unpasteurized honey and more. With over 35 years of experience raising bees they move their hives around to different flowers, which pollinates the flowers and produces a very distinctive flavour of honey from each location. chilliwackhoney.com | Chilliwack

BIRCHWOOD DAIRY A dairy farm, processing plant, country store and ice cream parlour! All of their fresh dairy products are produced daily on site including 50 flavours of gourmet ice cream and frozen yogurt, milk, cream, sour cream, a variety of cheeses and more. Open 7 days a week yearround this is a popular farm stop for the young and old alike! birchwooddairy.com | Abbotsford

YOU GROW FOOD AQUAPONICS Aquaponics combines aquaculture, which is growing fish and other aquatic animals, and hydroponics which is growing plants without soil. Vegetables and fish are grown yearround in an ecosystem garden. Open to the public on the 2nd Friday of the month from 3pm-6pm for fish and vegetable sales and tours of our greenhouse. yougrowfood.ca | Hope

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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 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 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 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 grown on their farm and other grocery items. In the Market you will find Anita’s Organic Mill products with fresh artisan bread by The Market Bakery, baked in their own wood fired oven. thelocalharvest.ca | Chilliwack NEUFELD FARMS This family farm boasts over 40 years of successful farming & offers the Valley’s Best in their Farm Market. Stop by for everything you need to create a beautiful meal:


Farm fresh The Local Harvest Market

locally raised chicken, top-quality frozen meats, seafood, gourmet sides and fresh produce. neufeldfarms.ca | Abbotsford KLAASSEN FARMS This family owned and operated blueberry farm offering fresh and delicious locally grown BC Blueberries. Their farm is a perfect spot for a family outing with Picnic tables, shade and plenty of blueberries. All our blueberries are organic spray only. chilliwackblueberries.com | Chilliwack CAMPBELL’S GOLD HONEY FARM & MEADERY A family owned farm operation and apiary passionate about all things bees, from beekeeping and agri-education, to offering premium beehive products, with a focus on specialty honeys and honey wine production. campbellsgold.com | Abbotsford

ANITA’S ORGANIC MILL Anita’s creates flours, cereals and mixes from locally grown organic grains. Using simple and traditional methods, sustainably practiced without chemicals, they produce grains that are wholesome, nutritious and safe. All products are milled in small batches daily at their mill in Chilliwack and can be found at grocers throughout the Fraser Valley and beyond. Try their sprouted grain products, which are flavorful, high in nutrition and easy to digest. anitasorganic.com | Chilliwack SMITS & CO.W CHEESE Smits & Co.w is a small family owned and operated farm and cheese making business. They take the milk from their mixed herd of Holstein and Brown Swiss cows and use a traditional method to produce an excellent Gouda style cheese. They also process goat Gouda using milk from a local goat herd. smitsandcow.com | Chilliwack

U - Pick in the Fraser Valley BLUEBERRIES  Klaassen Farms, Maan Farms, & Russlynn Blueberries RASPBERRIES & STRAWBERRIES  Maan Farms APPLES  Taves Family Farm, Willowview Farm LAVENDER  Tuscan Farm Garden TULIPS  Abbotsford & Chilliwack Tulip Festival SUNFLOWERS  Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

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 | Rail District Community Market, Abbotsford, instagram.com/valleyfoodfarm

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where the locals eat 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.

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.

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Chestnut Springs Organic Bakery

Cafes & Bakeries

OLDHAND COFFEE A local favourite offering some of Abbotsford’s best artisanal coffee and delicious baked treats. oldhandcoffee.com | Downtown Abbotsford THE POLLY FOX Specializing in gluten free and vegan products as well as delicious coffees and a lunch menu. thepollyfox.com | Downtown Abbotsford DUFT & CO BAKEHOUSE Everything made from scratch each morning makes this one of the Fraser Valley’s most popular spots for baked goods! duftandco.com | Downtown Abbotsford HARVEST STORE + CAFE Stop by this local favourite for a delicious breakfast or lunch and some fresh baked treats! Lots of vegetarian and vegan options, delicious coffees and teas and a quaint atmosphere. harvestonmill.com | Downtown Chilliwack CAFÉ AMARTI A beautiful space to meet with friends and enjoy delicious coffee, pastries, sandwiches and more. cafeamarti.com | Abbotsford THE ROLLING PIN BAKERY This local bakery is home to the best apple fritters in the region! Make

sure to leave room for their savoury treats, breads and lunch specials, too. facebook.com/therollingpinbakery | Hope

Café Amarti

BLUE MOOSE COFFEE HOUSE A road trip must, this coffee house offers great coffee, good food, and an excellent view of Memorial Park. bluemoose.coffee | Hope MUDDY WATERS CAFÉ A favourite for both residents and locals alike, enjoy locally sources menu items, locally roasted coffee and more just steps away from the beach. | Harrison DOUGHNUT HOLE For the latest craze in doughnuts, visit the Doughnut Hole! Located in the lobby of the historic Royal Hotel in the heart of Downtown. Featuring an ever changing creative menu of handmade doughnuts. | Downtown Chilliwack

Doughnut Hole

CHESTNUT SPRINGS BAKERY Located in the heart of Yarrow, this bakery specializes in wholesome baking ingredients, baked fresh daily. Home of the best Cinnamon Bun, stop by for a coffee and sweet treat or for lunch in a relaxing and quaint atmosphere. chestnutsprings.ca | Yarrow (Chilliwack)

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Dining

RESTAURANT 62 Effortlessly capturing the essence of the Fraser Valley with its intimate dining experience, farm-to-table inspired menu, and locally sourced wine list. restaurant62.ca | Abbotsford

Brambles Bistro

BOW & STERN Specializing in seafood and ales this is a popular spot to cozy up for the evening and enjoy delicious oysters, mussels, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese and more. bowandstern.ca | Downtown Abbotsford MORGAN’S BISTRO Beautiful views of Harrison Lake and a menu of superb west coast inspired cuisine make this the perfect place for a romantic dinner. Don’t forget to check out their excellent wine selection. | Harrison BLACK FOREST RESTAURANT A Harrison staple for years, this cozy Bavarian inspired restaurant serves all your German favourites from schnitzel to pork hock. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Harrison year-round by dining on their heated and enclosed patio. blackforest-restaurant.com | Harrison BRODEUR’S BISTRO Located in west Abbotsford, Brodeur’s is popular with locals and sports a comfort menu of French Canadian and Cajun dishes. bbistro.ca | Abbotsford DION’S TABLE Being well fed and being friendly go hand-in-hand at Dion’s where they serve healthy, quick, delicious meals made with quality meats & produce. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or take something to go! dions-table.com | Downtown Abbotsford

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local eats

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

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

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

LITTLE BROTHER Bright and airy brunch restaurant specializing in bread, butter, eggs and good coffee. Little Brother descends directly from the French bistros and restaurants that provided intimate venues to well-connected communities in the past. littlebrother.ca | Downtown Abbotsford

BRAVO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE A casually elegant cosmopolitan restaurant, with a top-quality innovative menu from the area. Featuring the best martini list in Chilliwack. bravorestaurant.| Downtown Chilliwack

SHANDHAR HUT Voted one of Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in Canada, this delicious Indian restaurant is a must on any trip to the Valley! Serving authentic classics as well as modern twists (butter chicken wings!) in a relaxed setup. shandharhut.com | Chilliwack

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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.

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Field House Brewing Field House Brewing

THE FRASER VALLEY

ale trail

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.

Trading Post Brewing

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

Old Yale Brewing

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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.

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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. Don’t forget to designate a driver! Brookside Boutique Tours is available for all your Fraser Valley winery, brewery and Circle Farm Tour driving needs. Visit them at brooksidetours.ca

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spirited sips Wineries 1. VISTA D’ORO FARMS & WINERY 346 208 Street vistadoro.com | Langley 2. TOWNSHIP 7 VINEYARDS & WINERY 21152 16 Avenue township7.com | Langley 3. FESTINA LENTE ESTATE WINERY 21113 16 Avenue festinalente.ca | Langley 4. CHABERTON ESTATE WINERY & BACCHUS BISTRO 1064 216 Street chabertonwinery.com | Langley 5. BACKYARD VINEYARDS 3033 232 Street backyardvineyards.ca | Langley 6. GLASS HOUSE ESTATE WINERY 23449 0 Avenue glasshouseestatewinery.com | Langley

7. KRAUSE BERRY FARMS & ESTATE WINERY 6179 248 Street krauseberryfarms.com | Langley 8. BLACKWOOD LANE WINERY 25180 8 Avenue www.blackwoodlane.ca | Langley 9. THE FORT WINE CO. 26151 - 84th Avenue thefortwineco.com | Langley 10. SINGLETREE WINERY 5782 Mt Lehman Road singletreewinery.com | Abbotsford 11. MT. LEHMAN WINERY 5094 Mt Lehman Road mtlehmanwinery.com | Abbotsford 12. SEASIDE PEARL FARMGATE WINERY 5290 Olund Road seasidepearlwinery.cam | Abbotsford 13. MAAN FARMS ESTATE WINERY 790 McKenzie Road maanfarms.com | Abbotsford

14. RIPPLES WINERY 3387 Tolmie Road rippleswinery.com | Abbotsford 15. WHISPERING HORSE WINERY (open by appointment only) 43721 Vedder Mountain Road whisperinghorsewinery.com| Chilliwack

Breweries 16. DEAD FROG BREWERY #105, 8860 201 Street deadfrog.ca | Langley 17. TRADING POST BREWING #107-20120 64th Avenue tradingpostbrewing.com | Langley 18. OLD ABBEY ALES #1A 30321 Fraser Hwy oldabbeyales.com | Abbotsford 19. LOUDMOUTH BREWING CO. 2585 Mt. Lehman Road loudmouthbrewingcompany.ca | Abbotsford 20. RAVENS BREWING 2485 Townline Road ravens.beer | Abbotsford

21. TRADING POST BREWING EATERY 3058 Gladwin Road tradingpostbrewing.com | Abbotsford 22. FIELD HOUSE BREWING CO. 2281 W Railway Street fieldhousebrewing.com | Abbotsford 23. OLD YALE BREWING CO. 44550 S Sumas Road #404 oldyalebrewing.com | Chilliwack 24. FLASHBACK BREWING CO. 9360 Mill St #1 flashbackbrewing.ca | Chilliwack

Other 25. FRASER VALLEY CIDER COMPANY 22128 16 Avenue fraservalleycider.ca | Langley 26. ROOTS & WINGS DISTILLERY 7897 240 Street rootsandwingsdistillery.ca | Langley 27. CAMPBELL’S GOLD HONEY FARM AND MEADERY 2595 Lefeuvre Road bchoney.com | Abbotsford

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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.

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

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arts & culture Chilliwack Visitor Centre

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 guide, Albert (Sonny). stolotourism.com | Chilliwack 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-akind authentic Aboriginal arts, crafts, as well as products from across BC. stologiftshop.com | Chilliwack STÓ:LŌ WELCOME FIGURES Material: Western Red Cedar Height: 10'10" (5.43m) Designed & Carved by: Siyemches (Terry Horne), assisted by Francis Horne Jr. Completed: September 2017 Located at the Chilliwack Visitor Information Centre

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arts & culture Tractorgrease Café

The Reach Gallery Museum

Live Music in the Fraser Valley

Galleries & Performing Arts

TRACTORGREASE CAFÉ One of the Valley’s coolest live music venues. Tractorgrease showcases lots of different musical acts both inside the restaurant and on their outside patio stage during the warmer months. The owner, Jeff, also operates the Tractorgrease record label from the same location. tractorgrease.com | Chilliwack

KARITON GALLERY Home to constantly changing art exhibitions by Fraser Valley artists. With an Arts Boutique on site, visitors can purchase art, jewellery and woodwork by local artists. abbotsfordartscouncil.com/ gallery | Abbotsford

FIELD HOUSE BREWING CO. Featuring live local music on Thursday evenings throughout the year as well as special outdoor concerts on their front lawn in the summer. Keep your eyes peeled for this years Field Day Fest, a mini music festival happening at Field House! fieldhousebrewing.com | Abbotsford

ABBOTSFORD CENTRE The premiere entertainment and sports venue in the Fraser Valley. Your destination for everything from family shows, hockey, motorsports, to concerts, ice shows, and much more! abbotsfordcentre.ca | Abbotsford

OLD YALE BREWING Join Old Yale for their open mic night every Sunday in the Tasting Room from 2-7pm. oldyalebrewing.com | Chilliwack

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

BOZZINI’S Catch a great live show with a full dinner menu and local wine list. bozzinisrestaurant.ca | Chilliwack

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THE REACH GALLERY MUSEUM Take in the cultural and creative innovations showcased at The Reach. You can also explore the permanent Voices of the Valley exhibition which gives a look into the rich stories and diverse heritage of this area. thereach.ca | Abbotsford HARRISON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS This award-winning festival is a 9-day, cross disciplinary, multicultural art event on the shores of Harrison Lake. Bringing music, arts and crafts from the Fraser Valley and around the world to the village. harrisonfestival.com | Harrison ABBOTSFORD ARTS CENTRE This small local theatre boasts an impressive calendar filled with concerts, dance, theatre,

comedy, children’s shows and much more. abbotsfordarts. abbyschools.ca | Abbotsford GALLERY 7 THEATRE A full-time theatre company that produces a dynamic and entertaining season of theatre each year featuring plays, guest performances, drama workshops and more. gallery7theatre.com | Abbotsford CHILLIWACK CULTURAL CENTRE Watch a show at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, where art comes to life! chilliwackculturalcentre.ca | Chilliwack RANGER STATION ART GALLERY Monthly exhibits include pottery, glassworks, original paintings and prints by local artists and more. kentharrisonartscouncil.com | Harrison


Sikh Heritage Museum

Museums & Heritage Experiences

ATCHELITZ MUSEUM & PIONEER VILLAGE Step back in time as you tour the Atchelitz Threshermens Association Museum and Pioneer Village. atchelitz.ca | Chilliwack CHILLIWACK MUSEUM The Chilliwack Museum introduces visitors to Chilliwack’s culture, history and heritage. Learn about the Stó:lō people and the newcomers. chilliwackmuseum.ca | Chilliwack

LOCAL ARTISTS

VALLEY MUSIC CO. Valley Music Co. is a collective of musicians created to help build the local music scene. These local artists have developed relationships with each other and supporters of the local music scene to create something truly special. Catch them performing throughout the Valley and beyond or take Valley Music Co. with you on all your adventures by downloading the Listen Local Spotify Playlist. www.valleymusic.co

YALE HISTORIC SITE Explore the 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 MENNONITE HERITAGE MUSEUM The Mennonite story is one of an enduring faith throughout an often-tumultuous history. Discover the story of the Mennonites over 500 years and how the Mennonite settlers shaped Abbotsford and surrounding areas. mennonitemuseum.org | Abbotsford

KILBY HISTORIC SITE The Kilby Historic Site stands as a reminder of the once thriving community of Harrison Mills. Go back in time and enjoy a tour of the site with its 1906 General Store Museum and peruse the intriguing artifacts. kilby.ca | Harrison TRETHEWEY HOUSE HERITAGE SITE This Arts and Crafts style home was built in 1925 for baron J.O. Trethewey and has been restored for visitors. Explore the house, playhouse, train station, and the gardens and surrounding park. tretheweyhouse.ca | Abbotsford GUR SIKH TEMPLE & SIKH HERITAGE MUSEUM The Gur Sikh Temple is the oldest Sikh temple in North America and is a designated heritage site in Canada. Learn how the Sikh community helped to create Abbotsford as we know it today. canadiansikhheritage.ca | Abbotsford SASQUATCH MUSEUM The history of the Sasquatch with both First Nations and settlers is part of what makes

it so unique. Let our museum lead you through compelling artifacts, history, witness accounts, science, lore, myths and more. tourismharrison.com | Harrison CHILLIWACK MILITARY MUSEUM The CFB has been home to over 30,000 military artifacts, documents and memorials. These artifacts are on display at 45915 Wellington Avenue. | Downtown Chilliwack HISTORIC CLAYBURN VILLAGE Clayburn was the first "company town" in British Columbia, built by the Clayburn Company to provide employee housing and services. Explore the area and see the quaint homes, schoolhouse, church, and of course the general store! clayburnvillage.com | Abbotsford AGASSIZ HARRISON MUSEUM Located in the historic Canadian Pacific Railway Station built in 1893 – archives and gallery exhibits from the local area. agassizharrisonmuseum.org | Harrison

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

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

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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 libricohelicopters.com | 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

15.5 km

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

2.5 km

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

HOW THE FRASER VALLEY CALMS YOUR SOUL

1 Walk by the quiet of the Fraser, Vedder or Chilliwack Rivers

2 Seek calm & silence in the wide open spaces 3 Hike or bike to the top of the tallest mountain

1 km

4 Fish on the banks of the Vedder River, Fraser River or at a secluded alpine lake 5 Practice yoga on the side of a mountain or inside a local studio

6 Cycle the Sumas Flats 7 Paddleboard on Cultus Lake 8 Plunge into the Vedder River

3 km

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

2.3 km

2.3 km

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

4 km

3 km

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

LEX QUO:M PARK This beautiful park is designed for mountain bikers, hikers, picnickers, day users and dog walkers. The park features two trails, one a 500m loop trail that connects the two old natural city water intakes, and the second is a 3km mixed-use connecting back to the Chilliwack Community Forest. | Chilliwack

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OutDooR OutDooR ADVeNtUrE 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!

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!

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Chehalis River

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outdoor adventure

Sumas Mountain

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. BIKE SHOPS

MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL NETWORKS 1 Sumas Mountain 2 Vedder River 3C  hilliwack Community Forest 

1V  edder Mountain Bike Co. vmbc.ca 2 Jacks Cycle jackscycle.ca 3 Life Cycles Bike Shop lifecyclesbikes.com

MORE ONLINE For maps and trail guides visit:

trailforks.com

Take a Hike

Top 10 hikes in the Fraser Valley NAME & LOCATION

KM

LEVEL

TIME

WHAT TO EXPECT

9.5 km

Moderate

4 hours

Fraser Valley & Cascade Mt. range views

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Mt. Cheam | Chilliwack

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

7

Teapot Hill | Cultus Lake/Chilliwack 5 km

Moderate

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

View of Cultus Lake

A loop around Hicks Lake trail

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Fraser River, Chilliwack

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!

FISHING GUIDE COMPANIES

BC SPORTFISHING GROUP bcsportfishinggroup.com BENT RODS GUIDING & FISHING bentrods.ca

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

CASCADE FISHING ADVENTURES cascadefishingadventures.com CHAMP CHARTERS champcharters.ca FISHING THE FRASER fishingthefraser.com FREDS CUSTOM TACKLE fredscustomtackle.com GREAT RIVER FISHING ADVENTURES greatriverfishing.com SWIFTWATER GUIDING salmonguidebc.com

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fishing

Fish of the Fraser Valley

Fraser River

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. 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

Did you Know?

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

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

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 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

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

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 Courses ABBOTSFORD

HARRISON

CHILLIWACK

HOPE

NAME & DETAILS

# OF HOLES

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

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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.

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Bureaux Modern Mercantile

Unique Local Finds

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

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.

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

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.

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. 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

SHOPPING CENTRES

Sevenoaks Shopping Centre shopsevenoaks.com Abbotsford

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Highstreet highstreetfv.com

Cabela’s cabelas.ca

Cottonwood Mall cottonwoodmall.ca

Abbotsford

Abbotsford

Chilliwack


SHOPPING The Book Man

Rustic Soap Co.

BUREAUX MODERN MERCANTILE A modern, contemporary twist on the concept of a general store. Their shelves are lined with thoughtfully selected, unique finds for home, apothecary, apparel, kids and much more. Check out their beautiful open concept space and find a unique treasure to take home! shopbureaux.com | Abbotsford 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 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

The Button Box

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

YES CHEF Everyone is a chef! Cooking should be positive and you should have the courage and tools to make great food. Let Yes Chef help with their curated selection of cookware, gifts and more. With a fresh new location and brand, this is a shop worth exploring. yeschef.ca | 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 coldprocess method with vegetable oils, butters, dried herbs, clays, grains and pure essential oils. rusticsoap.com | Chilliwack

THE BOOK MAN 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 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

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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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Othello Tunnels

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/ | 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

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 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

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

VRKADE Come check out British Columbia’s largest VR Arcade! VRKADE Abbotsford is a virtual reality arcade with 16 individual bays. Each bay accommodates one player and gives the player access to our game and experience library. Lots of game options for all skill levels and multiplayer games too! Once you’re done playing chill out in our comfy lounge area! vrkade.com | Abbotsford


ATTRACTIONS Cultus Lake Adventure Park

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

CULTUS LAKE WATERPARK BC’s biggest waterpark, celebrating 35 years of fun in 2019! Whether you want to spend the day relaxing, or seeking out thrilling waterslides, the park offers activities for people of all ages. Amenities include 18+ slides, 5 food outlets, lockers, BBQs, grassy rest areas, over 150 covered picnic tables, 2 kiddie areas, 5 hot tubs and a lazy river. Open daily rain or shine June 1 – Sept 2, 2019. cultus.com | Chilliwack CULTUS LAKE ADVENTURE PARK BC’s most incredible family theme park is Cultus Lake Adventure Park! With one-of-a-kind rides and attractions, there is definitely something for everyone! Gate Admission to the park is FREE; come be amazed! Cultus Lake Adventure Park; open daily rain or shine, June 22 – Sept 2 2019. cultus.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

MAIN BEACH BOAT RENTALS Head to Main Beach at Cultus Lake and rent a paddle board, kayak, pedal boat, or canoe and paddle about Cultus Lake. They offer rentals as well as lessons right in the heart of Main Beach. mainbeachboats.com | Chilliwack

CULTUS LAKE MARINA Experience the lake life with Cultus Lake Marina. Explore the beautiful Cultus Lake with some of the finest watercraft and jet-ski rentals available. Take the family water skiing, wake boarding, tubing, and more! cultuslakemarina.com | Chilliwack 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 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

BRIDAL FALLS WATERPARK Bring your family and have a fun day in the sun (and the water) at the Bridal Falls Waterpark conveniently located just off Hwy 1! This family friendly park with easily accessible slides (no stairs to worry about) will provide hours of entertainment and fun for all ages! bridalfallswaterpark.com | Chilliwack

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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/accommodation/

604.504.7441

Travelodge Bakerview

1821 Sumas Way

travelodge.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 Parallel 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

Red Lion Inn & Suites Abbotsford

2509 Pauline St

redlion.com

604.859.5255

Sure Stay Hotel by Best Western Chilliwack

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

Bramblebank Cottages

312 Lillooet Ave

bramblebankcottages.com

604.796.9552

Harrison Hot Springs Resort

100 Esplanade Ave

harrisonresort.com

604.796.2244

Harrison Lake Hotel

190 Lillooet Ave

harrisonlakehotel.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

Rowena’s Inn on the River

Morris Valley Rd

rowenasinnontheriver.com

1.877.796.1001

Best Continental Motel

860 Fraser Ave

bestcontinentalmotel.com

604.869.9726

Colonial 900 Motel

900 Old Hope-Princeton Way

900motel.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

windsormotel.ca

604.869.9944

Manning Park Resort

7500 Crowsnest Hwy

manningpark.com

1.800.330.3321

ABBOTSFORD CHILLIWACK HARRISON HOPE

*Summer Only

Coast Chilliwack Hotel

Harrison Hot Springs Resort

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LODGING

Bed & Breakfasts

RV Adventures

Brookside Inn

2379 Chardonnay Ln

brooksideinn.ca

604.856.3300

Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn

32288 King Rd

sweetdreamsluxuryinn.com

604.851.5101

Forest Echoes

45825 Edmeston Rd

forestechoescabins.com

604.858.6269

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 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

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

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

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

Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park

Chilliwack Lake Rd

bcparks.ca

1.800.689.902

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

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

Othello Tunnels Campground and RV Park 67851 Othello Rd

othellotunnels.com

CHILLIWACK HARRISON

604.869.9448

Telte-Yet Campground

600 Water Ave

604.869.9481

Wildrose Campground and RV Park

62030 Flood Hope Rd

wildrosecamp.com

604.869.9842

Canyon Alpine Campground and RV Park

50490 Trans-Canada Hwy

canyonalpinervpark.com 604.867.9734

Emory Creek Campground

Trans-Canada Hwy

env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks

Sunshine Valley RV Resort

14850 Alpine Blvd

htr.ca 604.869.0066

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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.

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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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

Transportation Providers

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

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

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

2019 BC Public Holidays New Year’s Day | January 1 Family Day | February 18 Good Friday | April 19 Easter Monday | April 22 Victoria Day | May 20 Canada Day | July 1

BC Day | August 5 Labour Day | September 2 Thanksgiving Day | October 14 Remembrance Day | November 11 Christmas Day | December 25

Seattle

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 Ebus 1.877.769.3287 myebus.ca advanced booking required TRAINS VIA Rail Canada 1.888.842.7245 viarail.ca/en FERRIES BC Ferries 1.800.BC FERRY bcferries.com ROADS & HIGHWAYS 1-800-550-4997 drivebc.ca

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