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Trail Updates & Community Input Wanted!

The trail crew has been putting in countless hours this month improving our local trails and has just submitted their latest crew report, and we’re here to pass along the updates to you! Pierce Lake Trail The only remaining bridge …

Vedder Super Loop Ride

I use the term “best ever” way to much. Everyone makes fun of me for it.  The last ride I went on was the best ever, cause it was the last ride I went on. Every ride is better then …

Thoughts on Beating the Heat

When it comes to beating the heat of this ridiculous, record-setting summer there are a couple of possible options that let you get things done outside: Climb or hike in shady surroundings, say on a north face that’s hidden from …

July Trail & Community Updates!

Can you believe that July is nearly over? Neither can we! Things have been busy in Chilliwack’s great outdoors and we’re here to keep you up to date on what’s been happening. First and foremost, volunteers with the Chilliwack Park …

Grab a shovel and a friend, it’s trail building time!

Volunteers were hard at work in the Chilliwack Community Forest Friday evening completing another 200 meters of trail, nice work guys! If you weren’t able to make it out Friday evening your next chance is Sunday, July 19. This is the …

Chilliwack Community Forest Trail Days

You’ve probably heard all the buzz about the Chilliwack Community Forest. And if not, here’s your chance to get involved. The Chilliwack Park Society has been hard at work on the Chilliwack Community Forest. Located on the eastern hillside, two …

June Trail Updates

The trail crew from the Chilliwack Parks Society has been hard at work during the month of June making improvements to some of our local trails, and now they’re just begging to be hiked! So slip into your hiking boots …

Pushing the limits on a Paddle Board

Last month I had the pleasure of being part of the team that stand up paddled from Vancouver Island to the mainland as a fundraiser for youth at risk. The preparation for this day took months. Physically, we were all …

Rolling the Dice on Mt. Baker

Washington state’s Mt. Baker towers 3300 meters over the Fraser Valley and is one of the loftiest landmarks in the Northwest. It can be clearly seen from almost anywhere in the Chilliwack area and many are beckoned by its sheer …

Ultra Trail Running

So what inspires a person to go from casually running the trails around our beautiful Chilliwack area, to register for a 50 km race that takes 6-9 hours and involves grueling elevation gains in rugged terrain? Just over a year …