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Fall and Winter Activities in Chilliwack

Fall and Winter Activities in Chilliwack

With summer winding down, it’s time to trade rising temperatures for falling leaves and snow as the colder months of the year approach. While fall and winter conditions mean that you’ll have to wear a little more, that doesn’t mean you should feel worn out when thinking about what to do during these seasons. In Chilliwack, enjoy autumn’s colour with a rainbow of exciting possibilities because there are plenty of fun activities for everyone. Thanks to the many attractions in this unique city, you’ll have reasons to go outside all year long.

Fall Fun in Chilliwack, B.C.

Combine food with fun at the Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm.

Available until Halloween, treat your loved ones to a great time by maneuvering through the 12-acre corn maze, going through the pumpkin patch, and taking tractor rides. This wholesome agricultural experience also allows you to meet some farm animals along the way, drive pedal carts, and even jump on a giant jumping pillow! It’s an event sure to keep you in the seasonal spirit.

outside cornmaze

Enjoy beautiful fall walks or hikes

There’s no better way to get your fill of nature before winter than to take a walk on one of these walking and hiking trails. You can stroll along Peach Creek Rotary Trail and even watch the salmon spawning in the protected spawning channel too. There’s also the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve, home to heron nesting colonies and scenic trails for you to explore. The herons typically return to nest at the end of February / early March, so remember to mark your calendar for this impressive sighting. To get your blood pumping more, head out to these fantastic spots for fall hiking. Some of our favourites include Bridal Veil Falls, Elk Mountain, Mt. Cheam, Lindeman Lake, and Teapot Hill.

Bridal Veil Falls during autumn

Photo: Mathew Giesbrecht

Reel it in!

Also a world-class fishing destination, Chilliwack has sturgeon fishing that will bait you in all year long. The mighty Fraser River is the longest river in British Columbia and anglers from around the world come here in search for an exhilarating fishing challenge. Experience the catch of a lifetime and leave with a great story to tell all your friends.

woman holding a large sturgeon fish on the Fraser River

Winter Wonders – Spirit of the Holidays

It may be sad to say goodbye to autumn but the good news is that we get to welcome winter’s best features: fresh snow, warm drinks and festive events. Get in the holiday spirit early by visiting the Vintage Barn Market from November 2–3, the most anticipated annual modern vintage market in the Fraser Valley. This event features over 100 curators, with items on display that will tap into your design and culinary interests.

the snow-covered Elk Mountains

Photo: Mathew Giesbrecht

Then kick off December with the brightest night of the year at the Rotary Christmas Parade as Santa trades his sleigh for a float to gift your family with a fantastic time!

Where to Eat

After engaging in such amazing experiences, head downtown to Prestons Restaurant and Lounge for delicious West Coast cuisine. Their signature crab cakes and Prestons Burger will fill you up after a long day out. Everyone can enjoy all this and more with live music every Thursday and you get a gorgeous view of the outdoor pond as you indulge in a delightful meal to wind down the day.

interior of Preston's

Where to Stay

In the heart of downtown Chilliwack, Coast Chilliwack Hotel will pump life into your stay with a comfortable stay and great amenities like a hot tub, sauna, indoor pool, and fitness centre. Plus, you get free Wi-Fi and complimentary outdoor parking. Traveling with a pet? Don’t worry, there are pet-friendly rooms available, so bring Fido!

luxury king suite at Coast Chilliwack Hotel

Coast Chilliwack Hotel is close to the Fraser River and many nearby parks so you’re never far away from picturesque scenery and new adventures. Book your stay at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel and make the colder months a cool experience!