Sardis, Chilliwack

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This article is about the neighbourhood in Chilliwack. For the ancient Lydian city and other places named Sardis, see Sardis (disambiguation).
Sardis
Σάρδεις (Greek)
Neighbourhood in Chilliwack
Sardis is located in British Columbia
Sardis
Sardis
Location of Sardis in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°08′00″N 121°57′00″W / 49.13333°N 121.95000°W / 49.13333; -121.95000Coordinates: 49°08′00″N 121°57′00″W / 49.13333°N 121.95000°W / 49.13333; -121.95000
City Chilliwack
Province  British Columbia
Country  Canada
Settled c. 1860
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Postal code V2R
Area code +1-604

Sardis (Lydian: Sfard; Greek: Σάρδεις, Sardeis; Persian: سارد, Sārd) is a small community on the south side of Chilliwack about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Downtown in the Fraser River Valley. Sardis is the urban core of the south side of Chilliwack and a popular shopping destination.

History[edit]

A.C. Wells, Adam Vedder and Jane Evans were the first known farmers to settle in Sardis around 1860. The name Sardis was chosen by Mrs. Vedder after the historical capital of Lydia in present-day Turkey.[1] The British Columbia Electric Railway reached Sardis in 1910.[1]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Sardis Park
A 5 ha (12-acre) park that is also a sanctuary for a number of wild fowl species, including the mute swans that live in the park year-round, and the migratory trumpeter swans in summer.[2]
Watson Glen Park
A 11.12 ha (27.5-acre) park that includes tennis courts, a ball hockey box, a skate park, and two indoor hockey rinks.[2]
Cheam Leisure Centre
A leisure centre that includes squash courts, a weight room, fitness equipment, a double gymnasium, a 25-metre swimming pool, a leisure pool, an artificial river, a hot tub and a sauna.[2]
Webster Landing skate park
Track for skateboards and BMX bicycles[2]
Sardis Library
A multi-purpose library and community centre in the Watson Glen neighbourhood.[3]

Shopping and entertainment[edit]

Luckakuck Way is a popular destination for shopping, restaurants and cinema. It includes two major indoor shopping centres, several retail outlets and a cinema. Because of the high concentration of restaurants, it is commonly referred to as Restaurant Row.

Climate[edit]

See also[edit]

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Community of Villages". chilliwackmuseum.ca. Chilliwack Museum and Archives. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Parks, Recreation & Culture". chilliwack.ca. City of Chilliwack. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sardis Library Project". chilliwack.ca. City of Chilliwack. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Environment CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 28 March 2010

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