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Chilliwack is a Fraser Valley city with down-to-earth citizens and considered as one of the fastest growing community in the regions of BC. Surrounded by mountains and recreational areas, the city claims to be "The Great Outside" since it offers wide variety of outdoor activities in the area, including hiking, horseback riding, biking, camping, fishing, and golf.
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Chilliwack is located at the end of the Fraser Valley with an area of 261.65km2 and a population of 83,788 based on 2016 census (Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population). The archeological record shows that the Sto:lo Nation native people were the first inhabitants of the Chilliwack, approximately 10,000 years ago. When gold seekers discovered golds in the Fraser Canyon in 1857, the population grows and small farms and steamboat landings has been established in the area. In 1873, the township of Chilliwack was incorporated, making it the third-oldest municipality in BC. In early 1999, the district of Chilliwack became the City of City of Chilliwack. The name Chilliwack derives from the Halq’eméylem (traditional language of the Stό:lō) word “Ts’elxwéyeqw” which means ‘as going as far as you can go upriver’.
Chilliwack is has it own majestic beauty. It promotes abundant recreational ang lifestyle opportunities in a rural setting and family oriented neighbourhoods. The diverse and spectacular geography of Chilliwack includes panoramic views of therugged Cascade Mountains. This rural community offers all the benefits of their natural surroundings at the convenience and facilities of a vibrant urban core. You may want to consider Chilliwack as your next home because of its low tax rates, affordable housing costs and exceptional quality of life that it offers to its residents.
Having its long history way back 10,000 years ago, Chilliwack is a community with deep roots. Chilliwacks's historic downtown core has been well-preserved with restored heritage buildings, where you can explore a selection of quality restaurants and shops. The city offers its visitors different festivals and events such as Gospel Blues Festival and the Chilliwack Bluegrass Festival. The art scene in Chilliwack is emerging as well, having the Chilliwack Cultural centre that has 500+ seat theatre, a smaller studio theatre, music rooms, arts and craft studios, and an art gallery. Chilliwack has a reasonably diverse selection of quality restaurants that often use local, seasonal, and organic ingredients from the city's more than 900 farms. You can easily spot bakeries, sandwich shops, steak houses, and tea rooms around the city and order your favorite food in an affordable price. There are also upscale and ethnic restaurants that dish up Italian, German, Greek, Indian, Japanese and Korean food that you will surely love to try.
Despite of the continuous development of the City, this spread-out, hard-working community of Chilliwack has always stayed true to its agricultural roots. With more than 900 farms spread out over 100sq mi/259sq km, Chilliwack is considered as a major British Columbia producer of dairy products, corn, and honey.
Chilliwack is blessed with a mild climate with limited extremes. This excellent condition help the city in growing wide variety of crops and agricultural products. Summers are usually sunny and warm, with long days and with occasionally stretches of heat. While winter are mostly wet and with snow limited to the surrounding mountains in the city.
The largest post-secondary school located in Chilliwack is the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) that ranked as seventh largest in BC in terms of full-time enrollment. UFV offers programs for master's degrees, bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.
Since 1912, Chilliwack General Hospital has been serving the community of Chilliwack. It offers exceptional healthcare services in a sophisticated facility. The city also has its Public Health Unit that provides services such as nursing, speech language pathology, audiology, nutrition and dental health, prenatal and postnatal services, and childhood immunizations.
Chilliwack airport, a small regional airport located in Downtown Chilliwack, is 130 acres with 1,219 metres (3,990ft.) paved and lit runway that includes a parallel taxiway and every August of each year, the airport hosts the Chilliwack Flight Fest - a free Airshow with top name performers. 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. You can also use bicycle to roam around the city since there are about 175 km (109 mi) of bike lanes throughout the city.
Chilliwack is part of the Lower Mainland-Southwest economic region. Service and retail sectors account for approximately 50% of Chilliwack’s GDP. Other industries include manufacturing, construction and agriculture, food processing, lumber remanufacturing and forestry that all contribute to the city's economic growth and development.
The city's employment rate reached 59.4% on 2016 Census, while Chilliwack's average household income is $70,240.00, 10.2% lower compare to $78,227 of BC based on CensusPlus, 2011.
Chilliwack hosts acres upon acres of back country. There are several provincial parks around the area, like Cultus Lake Provincial Park that offers huge variety of outdoor activities, like hiking and fishing, it also serves as habitat for wildlife, five species of salmon, and 100 species of birds. You can also experience watching birds at the Great Blue Heron Reserve, boating on Cultus Lake, or catching a rodeo show at the Chilliwack Heritage Park. For both residents of Chilliwack and visitors from around the world, activities like golf, world-class freshwater fishing, hiking, and river rafting are perennial favourites.
Chilliwack has its own 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena built in 2004, the Prospera Centre. It is the home of the British Columbia Hockey League's Chilliwack Chiefs. Chilliwack hosted an event like 2007-2008 Synchronized Skating Canadian Championships in this stadium. They also have the Exhibition Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium with covered seating and is the home of Canadian Junior Football League's Chilliwack Huskers. Other community sports that Chilliwack offers include hockey, lacrosse, softball, soccer, football, baseball, fieldhockey and swimming. Chilliwack has played host to some notable athletes like Kelly VanderBeek, David Ford, and NHL hockey players like Shawn Horcoff, Jason Krog, and Wade Dubliewicz.