|City of Chilliwack|
|Nickname(s): The Wack|
|Motto: "Cor Viride Provinciae" (Latin)
"The Green Heart of the Province"
|• Mayor||Sharon Gaetz|
|• Governing body||Chilliwack City Council|
|• City||261.50 km2 (100.97 sq mi)|
|Elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||298.0/km2 (772/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||75.7/km2 (196/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|Postal code span||V2P to V2Z|
|Area code(s)||1 + 604|
|Highways|| BC 1
|Waterways||Chilliwack River, Vedder River, Fraser River|
Coordinates: Chilliwack // is a Canadian city in the province of British Columbia. It has long been a predominantly agricultural community, but with an estimated population of 80,000 people, it has become more urban. Chilliwack is the seat of the Fraser Valley Regional District and its second largest city. The city is surrounded by mountains and recreational areas such as Cultus Lake and Chilliwack Lake Provincial Parks. There are many outdoor amenities in the area, including hiking, horseback riding, biking, camping, fishing, and golf.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Cityscape
- 5 Arts and culture
- 6 Noted People
- 7 Media
- 8 Sports
- 9 Climate
- 10 Demographics
- 11 Economy
- 12 Canadian Forces Base Chilliwack
- 13 Transportation
- 14 Education
- 15 See also
- 16 References
- 17 External links
In Halq'eméylem, the language of the Stó:lō communities around Chilliwack and Sardis, Chilliwack means "as far upriver as you can go before having to switch to a pole". It is also the name of a river (the Chilliwack River), and group of aboriginal people, the Ts’elxweyeqw. The spelling of Chilliwack is sometimes a matter of confusion. Prior to the amalgamation of the City of Chilliwack and the Municipality of Chilliwhack, there were two different spellings. Upon amalgamation, the spelling of the City was used. Anglicized spellings include Chilliwhyeuk and other versions closer to the original Halq'eméylem.
Between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago the Stó:lō lived in the Chilliwack area. At the time of the first contact with Europeans it is estimated that there were as many as 40,000 people living within Stó:lō territory.
In 1857, gold was discovered in the Fraser Canyon. By 1859, over 40,000 gold miners had trekked to the goldfields, most travelling through the Chilliwack area. By the mid-1860s several farms had grown up around the steamboat landings on the Fraser River called Miller's Landing, Minto Landing, Sumas Landing and Chilliwack Landing.
The Township of Chilliwack was incorporated in 1873, the third municipality in British Columbia. Initial settlement was along the Fraser River at Chilliwack Landing. Steamboats were the main mode of transportation, carrying goods and passengers between Chilliwack and New Westminster. After the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885, many residents began to cross the Fraser River at Minto Landing to catch the train at Harrison Mills.
With little room for expansion along the river, the commercial area of the town moved south to the junction of the New Westminster-Yale Wagon Road, Wellington Avenue and Young Road, called "Five Corners." A large subdivision called Centreville was built in 1881. The name Centreville was replaced In 1887 by the more popular "Chilliwhack." The area was incorporated in 1908 as a separate municipality, the City of Chilliwack. The City and the Township co-existed for 72 years. In 1984 they merged to form the District of Chilliwack. The District of Chilliwack became the City of Chilliwack in the early 1999.
Chilliwack is located in the Upper Fraser Valley, 100 kilometres (60 mi) east of Vancouver on the Trans Canada Highway. The city is bounded on the north by the Fraser River, and on the south by the Canada-United States border.
Chilliwack is surrounded by tall mountain peaks (such as the dramatic Mount Cheam and Slesse Mountain) and mighty rivers (the Fraser and Vedder). Some have argued that the city itself, once a small agricultural town, "has become an example of sprawling suburbia and bad city planning." Efforts to revitalize the languishing downtown, and to curb the spread of housing subdivisions into valuable farmland, have proved challenging.
The city made up of several amalgamated villages and communities. The urban core has a decidedly North-South axis bisected by the Trans-Canada Highway. The city is bounded in north by the Fraser River, in the east by the Eastern Hillsides, in the south by the Canada-U.S. border, and in the west by the Vedder Canal. With 939 farms on approximately 17,322 hectares (42,800 acres) of dedicated farmland, farming is essential to the city's identity.
Neighbourhoods on the Northside
Also referred to as Chilliwack Proper, the north side covers the area from the Trans-Canada Highway in the south, to the Fraser River in the north, and includes the communities of Camp River, Downtown Chilliwack, East Chilliwack, Fairfield Island and Rosedale. Downtown Chilliwack is the historical urban centre of the city. Several cultural attractions, such as the Prospera Centre, Chilliwack Cultural Centre and the Eagle Landing Shopping Centre are located there, as well as key government buildings, such as City Hall, FVRD offices, and the Provincial Court of British Columbia.
Neighbourhoods on the Southside
The southside includes the communities of Atchelitz, Cultus Lake Park, Greendale, Popkum, Ryder Lake, Sardis, Vedder Crossing, and Yarrow. Sardis is the urban core of the southside and is a popular shopping destination.
- Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park
- Cheam Wetlands Regional Park
- Chilliwack Heritage Park
- Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park
- Cultus Lake Provincial Park
- Fairfield Park
- Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve
- Gwynne Vaughn Park
- Island 22
- Jean McNaughton Park
- Salish Park
- Sardis Park
- Townsend Park
Arts and culture
Chilliwack is known for its locally-grown corn. The months of June until September are the months when the farmer's take advantage of the sunny weather and produce up to two crops of corn for both human consumption as well as to feed the cattle. Some farmers in Chilliwack open up a "corn maze" for the public to roam around in the field trying to find their way out.
The Book Man is the second-largest used bookstore in the province of British Columbia.
Chilliwack has a vibrant rock music scene, centering mostly around young ska and punk rock bands. Bands originating in Chilliwack include: These Kids Wear Crowns, Mystery Machine, and The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets.
Chilliwack also has a thriving classical music community featuring the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra.
They also offer many other community events and classes throughout the year. The Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association hosts free concerts and activities in the downtown core each Friday evening during the summer months of July and August called Party in the Park. Music and More is another free summer event that takes place each Wednesday throughout July and August, with kids activities at Noon and concerts in the evening. This event is presented by numerous local arts groups working together, such as: The Chilliwack Library, The Chilliwack Academy of Music, and The Chilliwack Community Arts Council. Another annual event that is the corn maze where the public go to roam in the farmers fields when the crops of corn are at their highest.
Despite their name, the band Chilliwack actually formed and has always been based, in nearby Vancouver.
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre is a performing arts venue located in downtown Chilliwack. The building is home to the Chilliwack Players' Guild (the resident theatre company), as well as the Chilliwack Academy of Music, which provides high quality music instruction and programming in all styles, for students of all ages and abilities living in Chilliwack and the surrounding communities. Expert instruction is offered on a variety of instruments as well as through group classes and performing ensembles led by highly trained and experienced faculty.
The UFV Theatre is a 206-seat thrust stage venue belonging to the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Theatre Department. UFV produces 3-4 mainstage shows each year, as well as the annual Directors' festival featuring student directors and performers from UFV, Capilano University, Thompson Rivers University, University of Victoria, UBC and Douglas College.
The Chilliwack School of Performing Arts provides training in acting, singing and dancing to children ages 3–18 at the Chilliwack Arts Centre.
Annual events and festivals include:
- Chilliwack Bluegrass Festival
- Christmas Craft Market
- Canadian Military Education Centre
- Chilliwack Museum and Archives - located in the 1912 former city hall on Spadina Avenue, is a National Historic Site of Canada. The Chilliwack Museum and Archives are a non-profit organization operated by the Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society which began in 1958 by brothers Oliver and Casey Wells.
- George Pedersen, Ph.D. OC OOnt OBC, University president. President of five universities (University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Western Ontario, Royal Roads, UNBC), graduated from Chilliwack High School in 1949.
- Rita Steblin, Ph.D., musicologist in Vancouver and Vienna, Austria
- Homer Thompson, Ph.D., classical archaeologist. Grew up in Chilliwack on a dairy farm.
- Carin Bondar, Ph.D., biologist, television host and producer
- Wayne Smith, M.Econ, Chief Statistician of Canada
- Betty Fox, cancer research activist, mother of Terry Fox.
- Tony Clarke, activist, who graduated from Chilliwack Senior Secondary.
- Arts and Entertainment
- Dale Martindale, lead vocalist for the CASBY Award-winning band Images in Vogue.
- Patrick Gallagher, actor from Glee, True Blood, and Night At The Museum. Graduated from Chilliwack Senior Secondary.
- Tasha Tilberg, supermodel. Born in Chilliwack on July 23, 1979. Appeared on the covers of magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire. CoverGirl model.
- These Kids Wear Crowns, winners of MuchMusic's show disBAND
- Jim Vallance, OC, musician, songwriter, composer, arranger and producer
- Dave Archibald, former professional hockey player with Minnesota North Stars and Ottawa Senators.
- Rick Klassen, former professional football player with BC Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders.
- Rob Tallas, former professional hockey player with Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks.
- Amber Allen, former professional soccer player with Vancouver Whitecaps
- Jack McGaw, journalist and radio operator
- Diana Swain, television journalist. Graduated from Chilliwack High School in 1983.
- Dorothy Kostrzewa, first Chinese-Canadian woman elected to political office in Canada
- Steven Point, OBC, first aboriginal Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia
- Allan Fotheringham, columnist. Worked for The Chilliwack Progress as a student.
- W.P. Kinsella, OC OBC, author of Shoeless Joe lived in Chilliwack.
- Gayle Friesen, novelist
- Chilliwack Progress - British Columbia's oldest community newspaper, published continuously with the same name in the same community since April 1891.
- Chilliwack Times - delivered every Tuesday and Friday to over 30,000 homes in Chilliwack and in surrounding communities
- 89.5 The Drive
- 91.7 CBC Radio One
- 98.3 Star FM
- 99.9 CBC Radio Two
- 102.1 Première Chaine (French)
- 107.5 SONiC
- 88.1 Tourist information
- Channel 11 CHAN-TV-1 Global
|Chilliwack Chiefs||BCHL||Ice hockey||Prospera Centre||2011|
|Chilliwack Huskers||CJFL||Football||Exhibition Stadium||1999|
|Chilliwack Crusaders RFC||Third Division||Rugby union||CFB Field||2012|
The British Columbia Hockey League's Chilliwack Chiefs, play at Prospera Centre. The team is formerly the Quesnel Millionaires. The franchise was purchased and moved to Chilliwack by the Chiefs Development group, headed by Moray Keith, Jim Bond and Harvey Smyl. They started in the BCHL's Interior Conference for the 2011/2012 BCHL Season. While the original Junior "A" team, the Chilliwack Chiefs, plays in Langley, British Columbia, as the Langley Rivermen (the Chiefs Development Group sold their interest in the Langley Chiefs but retained the 'Chiefs' name and history). The Western Hockey League's Chilliwack Bruins, formerly played at the Prospera Centre. The expansion franchise began play in 2006 and ended when the team was sold at the end of the 2011 season. They became the Victoria Royals WHL hockey team in 2011.
Chilliwack's minor baseball Cougars were the 2006 Western Canadian tier 2 champions. Chilliwack hosted the 2007-2008 Synchronized Skating Canadian Championships at the Prospera Centre.
Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association was organized in 1958 with the opening of the former Coliseum arena and has featured presidents such as Dave Soltys.
Chilliwack's mild climate with limited extremes provides excellent growing conditions for a wide variety of crops and agricultural products. The highest temperature recorded in Chilliwack was 38.2 °C (100.8 °F) on July 29, 2009, and the lowest recorded temperature was −21.7 °C (−7.1 °F) in 1968. Precipitation falls mostly as rain, with snow limited, for the most part, to the surrounding mountains.
Chilliwack receives nearly the same number of days of precipitation (184.6 days at greater than 0.2 mm) as comparable local communities nearer Vancouver such as Maple Ridge (185.8 days) and the City of Mission (186.0 days) (Environment Canada Statistics). Summers in Chilliwack are usually sunny and hot, with long days (light out until well after 10pm in June with dusk that lasts for hours).
Due to its location at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley, there has been some debate about preserving Chilliwack's air quality. However, the 2011 World Health Organization's study of air quality shows that Chilliwack enjoys air quality among the best in the world. For PM10 (10 µm) size particulates, Canada averaged third best in the world (along with Australia) at an average of 13 micrograms per cubic metre. The City of Chilliwack and Metro Vancouver were tied at a low 8.0 MPCM. For smaller particulate of 2.5 µm size (PM2.5), "the City of Chilliwack averaged 4.9 micrograms per cubic metre. Vancouver also had 4.9, Calgary had 5.6, Winnipeg had 5.6, Toronto had 7.9, Montreal had 11.2 and Sarnia had 12.7."
|Climate data for Chilliwack Airport|
|Record high °C (°F)||18.3
|Average high °C (°F)||6.1
|Daily mean °C (°F)||3.3
|Average low °C (°F)||0.4
|Record low °C (°F)||−20.6
|Precipitation mm (inches)||233.5
|Rainfall mm (inches)||206.9
|Snowfall cm (inches)||26.6
|Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm)||20.6||15.9||19.7||17.5||15.8||14.6||8.7||8.5||9.9||17.1||21.5||20.1||189.9|
|Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm)||18.6||14.6||19.2||17.5||15.8||14.6||8.7||8.5||9.9||17.1||20.9||18.4||183.8|
|Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm)||5.0||2.9||1.9||0.2||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.1||2.0||4.8||16.8|
(according to Statistics Canada 2011 census)
- Population: 77,936
- Growth Rate (2001–2006): 12.6%
- Total Private Dwellings: 32,059
- Area: 261.50 km².
- Density: 298.0 people per km².
|This section is outdated.|
|Canada 2006 Census||Population||% of Total Population|
|Visible minority group||South Asian||555||0.8%|
|Other visible minority||40||0.1%|
|Mixed visible minority||220||0.3%|
|Total visible minority population||3,065||4.5%|
|Aboriginal group||First Nations||1,970||2.9%|
|Total Aboriginal population||3,395||4.9%|
Chilliwack is part of the Lower Mainland-Southwest economic region. Chilliwack’s service and retail sectors account for approximately 50% of GDP. Other growing industries include manufacturing accounting for 13%, construction at 8% and agriculture and forestry at 5% of Chilliwack’s GDP.
|Industry||Est. % of GDP|
|Agriculture & Forestry||5%|
|Finance, Insurance & Real Estate||11%|
Canadian Forces Base Chilliwack
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Second World War
CFB Chilliwack was established in 1941 as Camp Chilliwack following Canada's entry into the Second World War in 1939. After the outbreak of the Pacific War the camp was expanded to garrison Canadian Army units for the defense of Canada's West Coast. The base was also a training facility: 112 Canadian Army Basic Training Centre, and A6 Canadian Engineering Training Centre were housed at Chilliwack until the war's end in 1945.
1945 - 1997
During the Cold War, the base was used as a permanent training facility and the garrison for the Canadian Army units of British Columbia. The base housed the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering, formerly A6 Canadian Engineering Training Centre and 58 Field Engineer Squadron which was transferred from CFB Esquimalt on Vancouver Island.
Following the unification of the Canadian Forces in 1968, the base was renamed Canadian Forces Base Chilliwack (CFB Chilliwack). The base housed the following units:
- Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering (CFSME—formerly Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering)
- Canadian Forces Officer Candidate School (CFOCS) (transferred in 1971 to CFB Chilliwack)
- First Combat Engineer Regiment (1CER—formerly 58 Field Engineer Squadron)
Due to Department of National Defence cutbacks at the end of the Cold War, the base was closed in 1997. CFOCS was transferred to Area Support Unit St-Jean in Quebec (ASU St-Jean), CFSME transferred to CFB Gagetown, 3PPCLI and 1CER were transferred to CFB Edmonton.
Part of CFB Chilliwack became a residential subdivision known as Garrison Crossing, and its training facilities became the Canada Education Park, a campus for a number of post-secondary schools. The Chilcotin Training Area, better known as Area C, is still operational and is part of Western Area Training Centre (WATC). Area C is used by the Primary Reserves units of British Columbia for field training and for the use of its firing ranges. The ASU is also used by Cadets for field training. The ASU also houses supply depots for the Canadian Army units of 39 Canadian Brigade Group, and the cadet units of BC. The old quartermaster warehouse is now the Canadian Military Education Centre Museum.
Vancouver International Airport is located about 113 km (70 mi) from Downtown Chilliwack and has non-stop flights daily to Asia, Europe, Oceania, the United States, and Mexico, and other airports within Canada. In 2012, it was the second busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements (296,394) and passengers (17.6 million), behind Toronto Pearson International Airport. The airport has won several notable international best airport awards; it won the Skytrax Best North American Airport award in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, the second, third, fourth and fifth time respectively it has received the honour (the first was in 2007). The airport also made the list of top 10 airports in the world, rated at 9th overall, for the first time in 2012. In 2013 it is rated 8th overall worldwide. It is the only North American airport included in the top 10 for 2013.
Abbotsford International Airport is located about 42 km (26 mi) west of Downtown Chilliwack. The airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. The airport is the second largest airport in the Lower Mainland after Vancouver International Airport (YVR), and is the only other airport to host major airlines and functions as a reliever for YVR. In 2012, YXX was Canada's 15th busiest airport by aircraft movements, with 108,545 movements.
Chilliwack Airport is a small regional airport located in Downtown Chilliwack. It has 1,219 m (3,999 ft) of paved and lit runway that includes a parallel taxiway. Approximately 70% of the estimated 60,000 annual air traffic movements are itinerant traffic that consists of both pilot training and recreational flights from all around BC and south of the border.
- Facility accommodation for 75 private and commercial aircraft, including fixed wing and helicopters.
- Terminal building – designed to accommodate aircraft to a maximum seating capacity of 19 passengers.
- Fueling station – available 24 hours and offers competitively priced:
- 100LL Avgas, small aircraft
- Jet A, turbine and jet engine and helicopter
- 20 businesses
- Flight training
- Charter companies – fixed wing and helicopter
- Aircraft maintenance and painting
- Airport Coffee Shop, famous for their pies
- Various other aviation orientated business
Nearby Major Airports
- Vancouver International Airport (YVR): 112 km (70 mi) by road
- Victoria International Airport (YYJ): 168 km (104 mi) by road
- Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA): 235 km (146 mi) by road
- Kelowna International Airport (YLW): 303 km (188 mi) by road
- Portland International Airport (PDX): 491 km (305 mi) by road
- Calgary International Airport (YYC): 883 km (549 mi) by road
- Edmonton International Airport (YEG): 1,085 km (674 mi) by road
There are about 175 km (109 mi) of bike lanes throughout the city with additional lanes being added every year.
The Agassiz-Rosedale Highway is a north-south route in the eastern part of Chilliwack that acts as the last connection between Highways 1 and 7 eastbound before Hope, and is the main access to the resort village of Harrison Hot Springs. The highway first opened in 1953, originally going between Yale Road in Rosedale and Highway 7, with a ferry across the Fraser River. A bridge for Highway 9 across the Fraser opened in 1956. When the section of Highway 1 east of Chilliwack opened in 1961, Highway 9 was extended south to a junction with the new Highway 1 alignment, which replaced Yale Road as the main route between Chilliwack and Hope.
Chilliwack Transit System consists of a fleet of 8 buses that operate along regularly scheduled routes throughout the metropolitan area.
Chilliwack Railway Station consists solely of a signpost and paved low-level platform located on the north side of the CN Railway tracks at Nowell Street. The station is served by Via Rail's The Canadian three times per week (two in winter) as a flag stop (48 hours advance notice required). The station is only served by the westbound train to Abbotsford and Vancouver. Eastbound trains call at the Agassiz railway station located on the north side of the Fraser River on the CP Railway tracks. The reason for the splitting of service is that between Abbotsford and Kamloops CN and CP use each other's tracks for directional running through the Fraser Canyon on long stretches of single track.
Canada Education Park
Canada Education Park (CEP) is an 86-acre (35 ha) campus in the Vedder Crossing neighbourhood on the south side of Chilliwack that houses several post-secondary institutions, including the University of the Fraser Valley, the RCMP Pacific Region Training Centre, and the Justice Institute of British Columbia.
University of the Fraser Valley
The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is the largest post-secondary school in Chilliwack, and the seventh largest in British Columbia in terms of full-time enrollment. It offers master's degrees, bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations across a range of programs in fine arts, humanities, science, social sciences, applied communication, business, nursing, as well as technical and trade programs. Its campuses are located in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope and Mission.
List of independent schools in Chilliwack:
|Unity Christian School||Elementary-Secondary||K-12|
|John Calvin School||Elementary||K-7|
|Timothy Christian School||Elementary-Secondary||K-12|
|Mount Cheam Christian School||Elementary-Secondary||K-12|
|Chilliwack Adventist Christian School||Elementary-Junior secondary||K-7|
|Cascade Christian School||Elementary-Junior secondary||K-9|
List of public schools in Chilliwack:
|Central Elementary Community School||Elementary||K-6|
|Cultus Lake Elementary||Elementary||K-6|
|East Chilliwack Elementary||Elementary||K-6|
|F.G. Leary Fine Arts Elementary||Elementary||K-6|
|Greendale Community Elementary||Elementary||K-6|
|Little Mountain Elementary||Elementary||K-6|
|McCammon Traditional Elementary||Elementary||K-6|
|Promontory Heights Elementary||Elementary||K-6|
|Rosedale Traditional Community||Elementary||K-6|
|Yarrow Community Elementary||Elementary||K-6|
|A.D. Rundle Middle||Middle||7-9|
|G.W. Graham Middle-Secondary||Middle-Secondary||7-12|
|Mt. Slesse Middle||Middle||7-9|
|Rosedale Traditional Community||Middle||7-9|
|Fraser Valley Distance Education||Alternative||K-12|
- Chilliwack City Council
- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon
- Neighbourhoods in Chilliwack
- Chilliwack (band)
- Chilliwack Museum and Archives
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