The City of Chilliwack Information
The City of Chilliwack forms part of the Fraser Valley Region (specifically the upper region) of British Columbia and is the second largest city in the region. Historically, Chilliwack is mainly comprised of agricultural lands. The Township of Chilliwack was created in 1873 and a separate subdivision named the City of Chilliwack was created in 1908. The two officially merged and become the City of Chilliwack as it is known today in 1999.The population of Chilliwack sits at 101,512 residents as of 2016 with a 8.1% increase since 2011 according to Chilliwack’s Census Data.
Chilliwack is not only known for its large agricultural community, but also for the abundance of lush nature present in this region. The city is vastly surrounded by spectacular mountain and river views all around. Specifically, the city is encircled by Mount Cheam, Slesse Mountain, Fraser River and Vedder River. The city is made up of several neighbourhoods both on the north and south side of Chilliwack, including an urban hub that connects to British Columbia’s Trans-Canada Highway.
Other amenities Chilliwack is known for are its parks, recreation and culture. Chilliwack is an appealing city in terms of landscape, but the city also elevates its active lifestyle by offering several outdoor recreational opportunities, such as outdoor sports, outdoor water parks and hiking trails with beautiful views. Some of which include: Bridal Veil Falls Waterfall, Cultus Lake Waterpark, Cultus Lake, Chilliwack River rafting & much more! Chilliwack also prides itself on all the events and festivals the city holds to celebrate its rich agricultural and cultural identity.
To get an idea of real estate price trends in Chilliwack, have a look at the most recent Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Statistics.