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Do You Know About These 5 Hidden Gems in Chilliwack?

Whether it’s outdoor adventure you crave like freshwater fishing, golf, hiking and river rafting, or a visit to a certain popular family waterpark, there is no shortage of things to do in Chilliwack, B.C.

In addition to Chilliwack’s popular tourist attractions that draws visitors from all over Metro Vancouver and beyond each summer, there are some hidden gems loved by locals that are certainly worth exploring.

Let’s take a look!

Hidden gems in Chilliwack

1- Dicken’s British Sweets & British Museum

Located at 45945 Alexander Ave, this iconic family run business is more than just a destination — it’s the ultimate British experience here in ‘the Valley.’

Upon stepping foot inside the 10,000 square-feet of retail space, one will find a plethora of authentic U.K. sweets, groceries, souvenirs, loose leaf teas, novelty gifts, a museum and tea room.

A visit to this Valley gem is like being transported to jolly ol’ England, minus the pricey airfare and cramped seats.


Hidden gems in Chilliwack

2- Royal Hotel Chilliwack 

The Royal Hotel Chilliwack is more than just a place to sleep, it’s a gateway to the past and a place to celebrate the present.

Located in downtown Chilliwack at 45886 Wellington Avenue, the hotel stands on record as one of the Fraser Valley’s iconic gems that has been an integral part of the Chilliwack cityscape since it was built over 100 years ago.

For those looking for ultra modern and sleek accommodations with high-tech bells and whistles, this might not be the spot to hang your hat.

However, if you’re looking for a hotel steeped in romance and history – one that will transport you back in time to 1908, when horse carriages cantered down dirt roads and steamboats were the primary means of travel, make sure to put this local getaway on your staycation bucket list this summer.

Hidden gems in Chilliwack

3-Tractor Grease Cafe

Back in September of 2015, Jeff Bonner opened up this popular dining destination next door to his audio/video production studio on Chilliwack Lake Road.

Today, this Valley Gem seamlessly blends the world of local eats with local music for an unforgettable dining experience that offers open mic nights and evening shows.

The menu includes everyone’s favourite breakfast items and a great selection of healthy wraps, salads and burgers.

Hidden gems in Chilliwack

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4- Chipmunk Caves

First off, please keep in mind that the Chilliwack River Valley is a wilderness area, not a theme park. Only experienced mature hikers should attempt to explore the hidden Chipmunk Caves, which are squirreled away – cheesy pun intended!

To get there, park your vehicle at the yellow gate just off Chilliwack Lake Road and hike to the end of Chipmunk FSR. Note: if you cross over the foot bridge, you have gone too far.

The largest of Chipmunk caves is closed off for public access as a result of vandalism.

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5. Vista Green at The Falls

Whether it’s the affordability factor, to be closer to nature, or a combination of the two, more families than ever are leaving the big city to migrate further into ‘the Valley.’

For those looking to call Chilliwack home sweet home, Vista Green at The Falls is a rare find in the Valley, which is why it has made our hidden gems list. This limited collection of 66 gorgeous townhomes by Kerkhoff are located in an elevated setting that backs onto a golf course, and is both private and peaceful, giving it that country feel.

And while one can enjoy the peace and serenity of nature,  shops and services are just a short drive away.

Your family will enjoy stunning views of the golf course, Fraser Valley, and mountains from the elegant rancher-style townhomes. Floor plans feature spacious open main floor living, large decks, and walkout basements. European craftsmanship adds an impeccable finish. Sizes ranges from 1770 sq ft to 2806 sq feet. Register with Vista Green today!

Elegant Interiors:

●  Two professionally designed interior colour schemes: ​(add names / options provided below)

●  Bedroom floor plans with spacious main floor living, large decks and walkout basements

●  High ceilings and real wood flooring throughout

●  European craftsmanship adds elegance

●  Gas fireplace surrounded by natural rock

●  Oversize windows optimize natural daylight

●  Recessed pot lighting throughout

●  Rough-in for central vacuum system

Set your sights high; find out more about this gated community today.

Whether you live in the area or plan to make a visit in the near future, don’t forget to add these five hidden gems in Chilliwack to your summer bucket list. Is there one that we’ve missed? We’d love to hear all about it in the comment section below or our Facebook page.

 

 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post from Kerkhoff Construction.

One of Vancouver’s top Mom Bloggers, Kristyl Clark is a work-at-home mom of two little Valley girls proving there is nothing bland about the burbs. Her adventurous family seems to always be out on some sort of crazy quest, from helicopter rides and wild river rafting, to top-secret paranormal investigations and living the high-life sampling the fine wines and foods of the Fraser Valley region. The ValleyMom.ca blog inspires her loyal fanbase through the trials and tribulations of suburban family living, guiding readers to local hotspots and hidden gems in her Canadian backyard

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