Top Five Kid Friendly Activities in Chilliwack

Planning a trip to Chilliwack with the kids this summer? Rest assured there are plenty of kid-friendly activities to keep the younger ones happy, entertained and asking, “when are we coming back to Chilliwack”. I have compiled a list of kid-friendly (and adult approved) things to do while visiting Chilliwack. Keep in mind this list represents just a fraction of what Chilliwack has to offer for the young and young at heart. I invite you to come to Chilliwack, check out these ideas, visit places not mentioned, and compile your own top 5 list!

Cultus Lake Waterpark
Located near Cultus Lake, Cultus Lake Waterpark offers something for kids of all ages – from safe toddler pools to adrenaline rushing free-fall slides for the more adventurous. Located on site are picnic tables and a variety of food and snack options. Check out their website for more information. http://www.cultus.com/rides-attractions/

Blue Heron Nature Reserve
For those seeking a quieter back-to-nature experience a trip to the Blue Heron Nature Reserve will certainly fit the bill. The 325 acre reserve on the Vedder River is home to many walking trails where you can observe a number of heron nests, visit an interpretive Centre, a gift shop and during summer months the Nature Reserve hosts day camps for kids. http://www.chilliwackblueheron.com/

Sticky’s Candy
Ok, so maybe this option is not as healthy as the others but come on, we were all kids once. And who doesn’t remember heading to the candy counter with a dime or quarter in your palm eager to lay it down for something sweet and sticky. This old-fashioned type candy shop, located on Wellington in downtown Chilliwack is sure to bring back those candy shop or corner store memories. Sticky’s stock a great variety of old-time candy treats including candy necklaces that were my personal favourite as a kid. http://www.stickyscandy.ca/

Honeyview Farms
Well worth the short drive to Rosedale, Honeyview Farms offers a fun learning opportunity for all ages. The first thing you will see is their glass observation wall where 50,000 bees can be safely viewed from behind glass. You can watch as honey is extracted from the hives and also learn how important bees are to food production. There is also a gift shop on site selling the many varieties of honey produced at Honeyview Farms. http://www.honeyviewfarm.ca/

Chilliwack Corn Maze
Opening for the season August 16th, what better way to say “agriculture” than a trip to a Chilliwack farm. The Chilliwack corn maze has been around for 14 years offering a 12 acre corn maze to get lost in, hayrides, a corn train and farm animals. Get out to the country for an afternoon and experience Chilliwack farm life! http://chilliwackcornmaze.com/welcome/

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