Embark on an Agricultural Adventure in Chilliwack
Are you ready to escape the bustle of the big city? Why not meet local farmers and have yourself an agricultural adventure! You can learn more about the farming industry and how the food you eat goes from the farm to your fridge with a self-guided Chilliwack Circle Farm Tour.
Chilliwack is a vibrant community rich in farming experiences that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The Fraser Valley’s countryside is ready to captivate your senses as you connect with farm experts who grow the food you love.
Atchelitz Threshermen & Association – Pioneer Village
Tour the Antiques Museum and Pioneer Village featuring the blacksmith, chapel, a steam machinery display and much more. Afterward, enjoy a picnic in their large covered area. Admission is by donation.
Open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This is a unique attraction that will have you winding through a maze complete with fire pits, jumping pillows, animal displays and more. The maze, which first began in 1999, changes every year to keep it fun for returning guests.
For more information and seasonal hours, click here.
Growing flowers, vegetables and hosting festivals while educating visitors about the farming industry is the mission of this family-owned farm.
They host six major events throughout the year:
1. Petey’s Easter Eggstravaganza
2. The Chilliwack Corn and Country Music Festival
3. The Chilliwack Garlic and Rockabilly Music Festival
4. The Reapers Haunted Attraction and The Maze of Terror
5. Petey’s Pumpkin Patch
6. Petey’s Country Christmas
Check their website for more details.
Klaassen Farms is a family-owned blueberry farm that uses all-natural and organic products, making the berries safe to eat as you pick them! They offer seasonal U-pick and year-round frozen blueberries.
The farm store is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This farm store uses simple and traditional methods, without chemicals, to turn locally grown organic grains into wholesome, nutritious and safe flours, cereals and mixes. All of the products are milled daily in small batches.
Products can be found in several farm stores around Chilliwack.
Open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The team who runs this gourmet honey store has over 35 years of experience raising bees. Moving the hives around to different areas not only pollinates different flowers but also provides the honey with very distinct flavours. You’ll want to try them all!
Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Farm Store at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry
This store offers premium, specialty Fraser Valley poultry products as well as other meats, baked goods, coffee and more.
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hofstede’s is a family-owned business selling fresh produce from the orchards. They have expanded over the years and offer a bakery, deli, café and groceries to go along with their fresh produce.
Open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Little Mountain Garden Centre
Little Mountain Garden Centre is open seven days a week, all year round, and they grow 90% of what they sell! From stunning floral arrangements to garden seed and preserve, you can get it all at Little Mountain Garden Centre.
Come on by from Monday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This garden centre has four growing seasons and offers boutique shops with ladies apparel, holiday decor, giftware and a café for you to recharge when you are all shopped out. It’s the perfect place to find a unique souvenir.
Open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Rustic Soap Co.
If you love handmade artisan soaps and bath and body care products, you’ll want to stop here! Rustic Soap Co. products also include:
● Facial soaps
● Goats milk soap
● Aromatherapy soap
● Bath salts
● Bath bombs
● Milk baths
● Massage and bath oil
● Lip balm
● Lotions and creams
● And more!
Open Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Smits and Co.w Farm Cheese
Smits and Co.w is a small, family-owned business that uses traditional methods to make a gouda-style cheese from milk produced by their mixed herd of Holstein and Brown Swiss cows.
Open Thursday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
They offer fresh local produce grown on their farm and other grocery items, including Anita’s Organic Mill products and freshly baked artisan bread by The Market Bakery.
Open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sips & Spirits
Old Yale Brewing
Established in 1999, this brewery uses all-natural ingredients combined with Canada’s best drinking water to create exceptional brews. They only make beer that they would want to drink, and the standard is high.
Inspired by the breathtaking scenery surrounding them in Chilliwack, Old Yale Brewing sources local ingredients like hops and malted barley as much as possible. Their state-of-the-art facility comes complete with a full tasting room where you will be able to sit down and enjoy a snack with a pint of world-class beer.
Open Sunday to Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Eat Like a Local
Prestons is a great spot to enjoy Canadian-inspired comfort food. Meals are made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients, providing a unique spin on familiar classics. A refreshing atmosphere with a modern feel, it’s a great place to spend a leisurely afternoon or get your evening started.
Harvest Store + Cafe
This is a local favourite for breakfast or lunch. You get delicious coffee and tea served up with fresh baked goods. Serving up lots of vegetarian and vegan options, Harvest Store + Cafe has something for everyone, and you’ll love the quaint atmosphere.
Where to Stay
Coast Chilliwack Hotel by APA
Located in downtown Chilliwack, the Coast Chilliwack Hotel by APA is a great choice if you are looking for the best of both worlds. You will have all the amenities of modern life at your fingertips while surrounded by scenic rivers, parks, and mountains on a superb property.
Exemplifying the Coast Hotels refreshingly local™ approach, The Coast Chilliwack Hotel by APA is pleased to offer a special welcome amenity – samples of Chilliwack River Valley Honey. Aside from amenities, the people who work at our Chilliwack hotel really make this Coast Hotel stand out. Warm, friendly service is a point of pride for this Chilliwack, BC hotel in the centre of town. We are always ready to share our favourite places to go and things to see and do. Ideally located close to shopping, movies, live theatre venues, and more, Coast Chilliwack Hotel by APA is where you want to stay.
Enjoy the same fantastic in-room amenities that can be found in other APA hotels including:
● Electric Bidet Seat (TOTO® Washlet)
● 55″ flat-screen TV
● Traditional welcoming origami cranes as a symbol of hospitality
The newly renovated Coast Chilliwack Hotel is pet-friendly, and you will also enjoy great amenities:
● Free Wi-Fi
● Free parking
● Indoor pool
● Hot tub
● Fitness centre
Visit our website to book your stay today.