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Encyclopedia > Chilliwack, British Columbia
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Motto: "Cor Viride Provinciae"  (Latin)
"The Green Heart of the Province"
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.

Census division  
Regional District Fraser Valley
Area: 260.19 km²
Founded 1873
Incorporated 1980
Population

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69,217 (2006)
Population density 266.0/km²
Time zone Pacific: UTC -8
Postal code span V2P to V2Z
Latitude

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49°09′27.8″N, 121°57′03.3″W
Elevation 10 m MSL
Highways Highway 1
Waterways Chilliwack River, Vedder River, Fraser River
Mayor
Governing body Chilliwack City Council

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1(sc) According to the Canada 2006 Census.
2(gr) Geographic references.

Coordinates: 49°09′27.8″N, 121°57′03.3″W Chilliwack is a Canadian city in the Province of British Columbia. It is a predominantly agricultural community with an estimated population of 70,000 people. The city is surrounded by mountains, and has many parks nearby such as Cultus Lake and Chilliwack Lake Provincial Parks. There are many recreational opportunities in the area, including hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and golf. Chilliwack is the seat of the Fraser Valley Regional District. yet to come ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked 5th 944,735 km² 925,186 km² 19,549 km... Cultus Lake is a warm lake about an hour and a half drive east of Vancouver, British Columbia that also borders a provincial park of the same name. ... Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. ... The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is a regional district in British Columbia, Canada. ...

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Location

Chilliwack is located in the upper Fraser Valley, 100 kilometres east of Vancouver on the Trans Canada Highway. The city is bounded on the north by the Fraser River, and on the south by the Canada-United States border. Fraser Valley is the section of the Fraser River basin in southwestern British Columbia downstream of the Fraser Canyon. ... Vancouver (pronounced: ) is a city in south-western British Columbia, Canada. ... Example of Trans-Canada Highway marker shield. ... Fraser River watershed The Fraser River is the longest river in British Columbia, Canada, rising near Mount Robson in the Rocky Mountains and flowing for 1400 km (870 mi), into the Pacific Ocean at the city of Vancouver. ...


Demographics

(according to Statistics Canada 2006 census)
Population: 69,217
Growth Rate (1996-2001): 10.6%
Total Private Dwellings: 27,929
Area: 260.19 km².
Density: 266.0 people per km². Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ...


Industry

Chilliwack's primary industries are agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. The city is particularly famous for its fishing, golf, hiking and year round whitewater rafting. The Canadian military used to have an army training base in Vedder Crossing, but it was closed in the mid 1990s. Today all that remains is the Army's area support unit or ASU. The remainder of the base has since been converted into the Canada Education Park, which houses the RCMP's Pacific Regional Training Centre (PRTC) and is the site of the new eastern campus of the University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFV)[1]. UCFV's current campus is on Yale Road.


History

Between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago the Sto:lo arrived in the Chilliwack area. At the time of their first contact with Europeans it is estimated that there were as many as 30,000 people living within Sto:lo territory. First contact is a term used to describe a first meeting of two previously unknown cultures. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of Earth; the term continent here referring to a cultural and political distinction, rather than a physiographic one, thus leading to various perspectives about Europes precise borders. ...


In 1857, gold was discovered in the Fraser Canyon. By 1858, over 30,000 gold miners had treked to the goldfields, most travelling through the Chilliwack area. By the mid 1860's several farms had grown up around the steamboat landings on the Fraser River called Miller's Landing, Sumas Landing and Chilliwack Landing. View of Fraser Canyon near Fountain, BC View of Fraser Canyon looking upstream from Fountain, B.C. The Fraser Canyon is a stretch of the Fraser River where it descends rapidly through narrow rock gorges in the Coast Mountains enroute from the Interior Plateau of British Columbia to the Fraser... Goldfield is the name of two towns in the United States: Goldfield, Iowa Goldfield, Nevada Goldfield is also a common name for the wildflower Penstemon barbatus Goldfield or goldfields may also describe an area where Gold mining occurs. ...


The Township of Chilliwack was incorporated in 1873, the third municipality in British Columbia. Initial settlement was along the Fraser River at Chilliwack Landing. Steamboats were the main mode of transportation, carrying goods and passengers between Chilliwack and New Westminster.. Member of Parliament Peter Julian (NDP) Dawn Black (NDP) Member of the Legislative Assembly Chuck Puchmayr (NDP) Mayor Wayne Wright Councillors Jonathan Cote Calvin Donnelly Bill Harper Betty McIntosh Bob Osterman Lorrie Williams Location , Population (2001) 54,656 Immigrant Population 15,025 (28%) Languages English(Official) 78% French(Official) 1...


With little room for expansion along the river, the commercial area of the town moved south to the junction of the New Westminster-Yale Wagon Road, Wellington Avenue and Young Road, called "Five Corners." A large subdivision called Centreville was built In 1881. The name Centreville was replaced In 1887 by the more popular "Chilliwhack." The area was incorporated in 1908 as a separate municipality, the City of Chilliwack. The City and the Township co-existed for 72 years. In 1980 they merged to form the District of Chilliwack. The District of Chilliwack became the City of Chilliwack in the early 1990s.


The spelling of Chilliwack is sometimes a matter of confusion. Prior to the amalgamation of the City of Chilliwack and the Municipality of Chilliwhack, there were two different spellings. Upon amalgamation, the spelling of the City was used. [2] Archaic spellings include Chilliwhyeuk and other versions closer to the original Halkomelem, the language of the Sto:lo communities around Chilliwack and Sardis. Halkomelem (Halqeméylem) is a Salish language of the First Nations around the Fraser river and the southern end of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. ...


Sports

The city's Junior A team, the Chilliwack Chiefs, moved to Langley, British Columbia for the 2006-2007 season to make way for the Chilliwack Bruins, a new WHL expansion team. The Chilliwack Chiefs are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Chilliwack Bruins are an expansion team in the Western Hockey League, based out of Chilliwack, British Columbia. ...


Music

The city has a vibrant musical scene to it and has given birth to bands such as 22 hookers, Abandon all, A Canadian werewolf, The Airheads, Closer to Chaos, The Dirt, Drb, James dream & the Dream machine, The Lazy Susans, Mortality Fading, Natal Cleft, New world on fire, Nuisance, Pond Scum, Scantily Clad, The Skamps, Taylor Geddes, and Whitey. Nuisance is a common law tort. ... Whitey might refer to several different things: In African-American slang, whitey is a term for white people, particularly those seen as instances of The Man; it is considered an ethnic slur. ...


Scenery

Vedder River
Vedder River

Surrounded by tall mountain peaks, such as the dramatic Mount Cheam, Slesse Mountain, and the Fraser and Vedder Rivers, Chilliwack's natural setting is magnificent. Unfortunately, some argue that the city itself, once a small agricultural town, has become an example of sprawling suburbia and bad city planning. Efforts to revitalize the languishing downtown, and to curb the spread of housing subdivisions into previously valuable farmland have proved contentious. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 158 KB) Summary Vedder River at dawn, Stephen Edwards Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chilliwack, British Columbia Vedder River ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 158 KB) Summary Vedder River at dawn, Stephen Edwards Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chilliwack, British Columbia Vedder River ... Cheam Peak, called Theeth-uhl-kay by the Sto:lo, is the furthest northerly peak of the Skagit Range of the North Cascades mountains. ... Slesse Mountain, or Mount Slesse, is a mountain just north of the US-Canada border, in the North Cascades of British Columbia, near the town of Chilliwack. ... Fraser River watershed The Fraser River is the longest river in British Columbia, Canada, rising near Mount Robson in the Rocky Mountains and flowing for 1400 km (870 mi), into the Pacific Ocean at the city of Vancouver. ... The Vedder River, in Chilliwack, BC. The Vedder River runs through the city of Chilliwack, British Columbia, emptying into the Fraser River. ...


Climate

Chilliwack's mild climate with limited extremes provides excellent growing conditions for a wide variety of crops and agricultural products. The average temperature is 1.6 degrees Celsius in January and 18 degrees Celsius in July. Precipitation falls mostly as rain, with snow limited, for the most part, to the surrounding mountains.


As Chilliwack is situated at the end of the Fraser Valley, it is one of the wettest cities in the valley. Rain clouds funnel to the end of the valley and, as they are pushed over the mountains, drop their cargo. This occurrence is most frequently seen in November and December, when locals claim that it is not uncommon for it to rain during the entire month. Despite the region's reputation for rain, most of it falls in the rather extensive winter months. Summers are usually sunny and pleasant, with long days (light out until well after 10pm in June with dusk that lasts for hours), little rain, comfortable daytime temperatures, refreshing nights, and minimal humidity.


Due to its location at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley, there is some debate about Chilliwack's air quality. It is often said that air pollution from Vancouver and other "up wind" cities accumulates at Chilliwack, particularly during the summer months. However, the complexities of the Lower Mainland airshed with its microclimates and point source pollution (for example aerosols from farms) along with the increasing and ubiquitous presence of automobiles, make such generalizations problematic. There is general agreement that, as with other urban-rural parts of the world, there has been a decline in the air quality of the Fraser Valley. This has been the subject of a recent Spare Our Air campaign and a protest against the construction of a power plant in nearby Sumas, Washington. The Lower Mainland is the name that residents of British Columbia apply to the region surrounding the City of Vancouver. ... An airshed is a part of the atmosphere that behaves in a coherent way with respect to the dispersion of emissions. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Point source (sound), Point source (light), Point source (heat), Point source (radio) and Point source (fluid) (Discuss) A point source of pollution is a single identifiable localized source of air, water, thermal, noise or light pollution. ... Pollution is the release of environmental contaminants. ... Particulates, alternatively referred to as particulate matter (PM), aerosols or fine particles, are tiny particles of solid (a smoke) or liquid (an aerosol) suspended in a gas. ... Sumas is a small city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. ...


Industry

Murphy Aircraft at Chilliwack Airport makes kit airplanes for the do-it-yourself. Recently Stream has built a call-center in Chilliwack that employs 1500+ people and Soprema has built a factory that builds roofing materials. And now they have also built a new industrial park that includes a new Kal-Tire retreading plant. Chilliwack Airport, (IATA: YCW, ICAO: CYCW), is located adjacent to Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. ...


People from Chilliwack

  • Allan Fotheringham, columnist. Worked for The Chilliwack Progress as a student, columnist for Maclean's magazine, The Globe and Mail, ten-year panelist on Canadian television show Front Page Challenge.
  • Keith Hunter Jesperson, serial killer.
  • Brian Earl Minter, horticulturist and entrepreneur. President of Minter Gardens, columnist for several BC and national garden magazines.
  • Dr George Pedersen, University president. President of five universities (UBC, SFU, U of Western Ontario, Royal Roads, UNBC), graduated from Chilliwack High School in 1950.
  • Diana Swain, television journalist. Graduated from Chilliwack High School in 1983.
  • Homer Thompson, classical archaeologist. Grew up in Chilliwack on a dairy farm.
  • Tasha Tilberg, supermodel. Born in Chilliwack on July 23, 1977. Appeared on the covers of magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire. CoverGirl model.

Allan Fotheringham (born August 31, Canadian newspaper and magazine journalist. ... A columnist is a journalist who produces a specific form of writing for publication called a column. Columns appear in newspapers, magazines and the Internet. ... Keith Hunter Jesperson was the Happy Face Killer. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... The Latin words hortus (garden plant) and cultura (culture) together form horticulture, classically defined as the culture or growing of garden plants. ... For the computer game previously called Entrepreneur, see The Corporate Machine. ... Diana Swain is a television journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Homer Thompson Homer Armstrong Thompson (born Devlin, Ontario, Canada September 7, 1906; died Hightstown, New Jersey, USA May 7, 2000) was a leading classical archaeologist of the twentieth century, specializing in ancient Greece. ... Tasha Tilberg (born July 23, 1979) is a Canadian supermodel. ... Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen. ...

Surrounding communities

North West: Lake Errock, Deroche, Dewdney, Mission North: Rosedale, District of Kent ( Including Agassiz, Harrison Mills, Ruby Creek and Woodside Village)
West: Abbotsford, Greendale, Yarrow Chilliwack East: Popkum, Bridal Falls, Hope
South: Cultus Lake, Whatcom County, USA

Mission is a Canadian city, in the province of British Columbia and is situated on the north bank of the Fraser River, overlooking the Fraser Valley. ... Rosedale is a farming community just east of Chilliwack, British Columbia (it is actually a district of Chilliwack). ... The District of Kent is a district municipality located about 75 kilometres east of Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The District of Kent is a district municipality located about 75 kilometres east of Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The District of Kent is a district municipality located about 75 kilometres east of Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The District of Kent is a district municipality located about 75 kilometres east of Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The District of Kent is a district municipality located about 75 kilometres east of Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Partial skyline of Abbotsford as viewed from Mill Lake. ... Greendale is a primarily agricultural town within Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, located 92 kilometres east of the city of Vancouver. ... Yarrow is a village located 90 kilometres east of Vancouver and 18 km west of downtown Chilliwack, in British Columbia, Canada. ... Popkum is a rural farming and tourism based community east of Chilliwack, British Columbia. ... Bridal Falls, Chilliwack, BC. Bridal Veil Falls is the 38th highest waterfall in British Columbia and is commonly stated incorrectly as the 4th tallest in Canada. ... Hope ( ) is a community of approximately 7,000 people located at the confluence of the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers in the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... Cultus Lake is a Canadian town in the Upper Mainland distric of British Columbia. ... Whatcom County is a county located in the state of Washington. ...

External links


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Chilliwack, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (988 words)
Chilliwack is the seat of the Fraser Valley Regional District.
The Township of Chilliwhack was incorporated in 1873, the third municipality in British Columbia.
As Chilliwack is situated at the end of the Fraser Valley, it is one of the wettest cities in the valley.
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