CHILLIWACK COMMUNITIES- NORTHSIDE
A small mountain in the city of Chilliwack, located on the south side, it lies just west of downtown Chilliwack and to the east of Greendale. Rural tranquility with amazing 360 degree views of the Fraser River, Mountains and Valleys, the mountain has become the site of upscale real estate developments including ‘Seasons at Cedar Sky’. Home to Hilltop Regional Park, this community is connected by a trail system that links community with neighbourhood parks and viewpoints. With close proximity to all major amenities, Chilliwack Mountain offers you then sense of country living without the inconveniences.
This neighborhood in Chilliwack is currently one of the most affordable neighborhoods for anyone to live in. It offers access to nearly all basic and social amenities completely hassle free. Mountain views to emerald forests and crystal clear rivers, Downtown Chilliwack has everything to make you fall in love with it. Keep in mind that home prices here are affordable and all social and basic and social are within reach. Also known as Chilliwack Proper, this historical urban centre has several cultural attractions, such as the Prospera Centre, Chilliwack Cultural Centre and the Eagle Landing Shopping Centre, as well as key government buildings, such as City Hall, FVRD offices, and the Provincial Court of British Columbia. Chilliwack’s intriguing blend of unique, local boutiques, shops and tasty restaurants is sure to satisfy.
Fairfield Island is a residential and rural community within the Chilliwack city boundary. Located in an island, Fairfield is surrounded by the Bell Slough, Fraser River and the Hope Slough. This community offers the feel of living on an island surrounded by rivers but is easily accessible to downtown Chilliwack and all of its amenities. Enjoy amazing unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains, and abundance of parks, great schools and the fabulous Minter Garden Country Nursery.
If you’re looking for a quiet haven from the big city, Little Mountain has just that feeling. This small community is tucked along the hope river, just a few minutes from downtown Chilliwack. Being located on top of a small mountain is how this community earns its name. The serene rural atmosphere offers wide open spaces to explore for those who love to stay active and get out and about. This community is home to Meadowlands Golf & Country Club and many parks in the area, like Portage Park, where you’ll find a top-notch tennis court. Mountain bikers love Little Mountain and Little Mountain Park offers a loop trail system with grassy areas and farmland views. Don't forget to bring a camera on your daily morning walk.
A beautiful, farming-based community located only 10-15 min from central Chilliwack, we often include the subareas of Popkum and Bridal Falls when discussing this area. Together, these communities form the eastern reaches of Chilliwack. Rosedale, until a few years ago, with its small business hub, was an agricultural center. Farms, small and large, surrounded these few businesses and this is still true today. These days many of the smaller acreages are giving way to larger executive estates but there are still many smaller homes still available.
Home to the Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park and Bridal Falls Waterpark, this community has an abundance of services such as quaint shops, nurseries and restaurants and is also home to the new Rosedale Traditional Community School. Being located within close proximity to Agassiz, Fraser River fishing, Harrison River, Harrison Lake Resorts and 2 great golf courses, there is always something to do. Rosedale is a neighbourhood sought after for country ambiance with executive lifestyle.
Agassiz is a friendly agricultural community, just 90 minutes east of Vancouver, known for its unsurpassed natural beauty, reasonable cost of living, affordable housing, healthy country living and endless outdoor activities. The mild weather in Agassiz allows its residents to take full advantage of the breathtaking scenery and outdoor activities; such as fishing, hiking, cycling, and with wildlife just steps away, there's never a dull moment.
If living in a community that offers the kind of small town feeling where you actually do know all your neighbours, Agassiz has much to offer. Visit the Farmers market every Thursday during the summer and in September Agassiz hosts a true fall fair boasting an old fashion bbq chicken roast with famous Agassiz corn! What more could one want out of a community
Harrison Hot Springs
Nestled against Southwestern British Columbia's majestic mountains and sandy beaches, Harrison is becoming a bedroom community to a fast-growing Lower Mainland. Many of Harrison's newer developments are owned as second properties by city-dwellers and pre-retirees looking forward to an easy, freer pace of life. This community is well cared for and the village retains a relaxed, holiday ambiance.
Harrison Village is a local vacation destination filled with a rich history and natural wonders including our world-famous BC Hot Springs. Not matter what type of activities you like; Watersports, boat tours, wildlife viewing, hiking, golfing, fishing or many others, Harrison is an outdoor enthusiasts dream. If owing a home where you feel like you’re always on vacation is the lifestyle you crave, with just over 1500 residents, Harrison Hot Springs is the place for you.
Chilliwack Parks – Northside
Chilliwack is home to a multitude of Major Parks, Community Parks and Nature Parks. The list below is of the most popular Major Parks on the Northside of Chilliwack. For a complete list of all parks go to http://www.chilliwack.ca/main/page.cfm?id=1754&dowhat=typeView&ptID=1
Centennial Park – Located on Reece Ave in downtown Chilliwack, this park offers public swimming, swimming lessons and special events. These amenities operate from May to Sept but Centennial also offers outdoor play spaces year round.
Central Community Park – A 1 hectare, multipurpose community oriented urban park where everyone in the community is welcome to enjoy outdoor performances, special events, festivals, and much more. The park boast a large outdoor amphitheater, washrooms, interactive water feature, adjacent playground, special lighting, pathways, and interpretative signage. It has something for everyone.
Chilliwack Community Forest – Over a 100 Acres of city owned forest was opened up for public use to allow for this amazing park. The area will include picnic facilities, an outhouse and a multi-use trail system for hiking, biking and running. Being developed in phases, phase one consists of a 2.5km beginner level trail loop and several moderate trail loops. The shorter trail features interpretive signage, resting benches at scenic view points and will be less than 5% average grade. A great trail for families with younger children to start out on. If you want to try something a little more intense, the moderate trails feature grades up to 9% with multiple looping options. Check on the link above for more info on this park as well as a map.
Fairfield Park – One of Chilliwack’s mid-sized public parks-sporting facilities, Fairfield Park is 11.4 hectares of neighbourhood park offering walking paths, picnic area, playground, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, concession and washrooms. It is also home to the Chilliwack Safety Village which is used as a teaching tool to teach children about safety with respect to roads, fire, health and much more.
Gwynne-Vaughan Park - This 2.5 Hectare Park is located at the corner of Hope River Road and Williams Road. This beautiful park is a gardeners dream consisting of lawns, gardens and paths surrounding an 1896 heritage house. In addition to the landscaped areas, the park provides community garden sites, a picnic area, washrooms and offers spectacular formal gardens which are maintained by the Gwynne Vaughan Society.
Hilltop Regional Park – This 14 hectare Regional Park and Nature Reserve located on Chilliwack Mountain provides new chances for outdoor recreation pursuits as well as protecting important natural habitat. This current and planned trail network will link community and neighbourhood parks, viewpoints, and offer recreation opportunities for all ability levels
Salish Park - Located at the corner of Young Road and Cheam Avenue in the heart of downtown Chilliwack, this park offers paved walking paths, picnic area, seating areas, a playground and a beautiful pond.
The Landing – This 20 hectare site includes the Chilliwack Leisure Centre, Prospera Centre, Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Landing Sports Complex, Curling Rink, the Grand Stand with Exhibition Field and Evergreen Hall. Offering great outdoor facilities which include the Landing Playground, Water Spray Park, basketball court, horseshoe pitches and a large skate park. Whether you want to play a little table top tennis, cool off in the spray park or go skating in the winter, this area has many options for activities available.
Townsend Park - Townsend Park is a 15 hectare park west of Downtown Chilliwack. Originally farmland, the City of Chilliwack developed it into a major public park offering general leisure activities and sports facilities. This park is equipped with a Kinsmen Ability children’s play area, change rooms, concession, washrooms and other amenities. The park contains 5 multipurpose pitches, three of which are lit; and six lit softball diamonds. It also boasts a walking trail around its perimeter which is approximately 2.3 km in length.