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Fraser Valley Top Attractions information, listings and links



The Westcoast Express is a great way to see the Valley The Fraser Valey has a number of attractions, some natural, some man-made, and many historical points of interest. Of course a place with scenery like this, wouldn't be complete without some very interesting recrational attractions, too.

Agassiz-Harrison Museum
Kent, PO Box 313, 6947, Lougheed Highway, Agassiz
Just into the grounds of the Pacific Research Station on Scenic 7 after you cross the tracks heading west
V0M 1A0
(604) 796-3545
Located an historic train station, see historical artifacts and memorabilia of Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs and the Harrison Lake area.. Fee admissions; donations accepted. Gift Shop. Open: May long weekend until mid-September: 7 days a week, 10 am until 4 pm

Aldergrove Telephone Museum & Archives
Langley Township, 3190 - 271 Street, Aldergrove, BC, V4W 3H7
(604) 857-0555
The Aldergrove Historical Society moved and restored the building, which is a BC Mills, 1910, prefabricated structure. The collections contains telegraph equipment, switchboards (shown to the right), telephones and linesmen equipment including and operational main switch board. (Open: June 1 to September 10, Thursday to Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm, Closed: Mid December to Mid January

Bell-Irving Fish Hatchery
Maple Ridge, 256th Street, south off Dewdney Trunk Road
(604) 462-8643
Located in the Kanaka Creek Regional Park, the hatchery includes rearing ponds, indoor tanks and exhibits. Washrooms. Interpretive tours provided by Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society, call for further information. Open: daily tours throughout the year

Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Falls, On Highway # 1
16 km east of Chilliwack
The sixth highest falls in Canada drops 122 metres down from the side of almost 7,000 foot Mount Cheam flowing into Bridal Creek. The Bridal Falls Park is located at the site of the ancient aboriginal village of Popkum which dates back to the 1700s. The trail from the parking lot is an easy twenty minute walk to the base of the falls. The scenic day use area at the foot of the Falls includes: picnicking area with tables, cold water taps and pit and flush toilets

British Columbia Farm Machinery And Agricultural Museum
9131 King St, Fort Langley
(604) 888-2273
Exhbits include a working Red Stone Sawmill and the first crop duster in the province, a vintage Tiger Moth airplane. The collection includes Gas and Steam Tractors, Implements, Reapers, and Threshers. There is also an archival and reference library. Open April to October

Campbell Valley Regional Park
200th Street and 16th Avenue. Langley Township
Information at GVRD Regional Parks, East Area Office
604-530-4983
This is a 549 hectare nature park with hiking trails, heritage farmstead, picnicking and camping facilities, canoeing, horseback riding and equestrian cross-country jumping. Group picnic shelter

Canadian Museum Of Flight And Transportation
Langley Municipal Airport (off 216th Street)
Hangar #3-5333, 216th St., Langley. BC
(604) 532-0035
A unique collection of over 20 aircraft, including a WW II bomber, early century biplanes, helicopters and jets. Also, displays, interesting models and fascinating memorabilia. Wide selection of aviation souvenirs in the gift shop. Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission fee.

Cascade Falls
Cascade Falls Regional Park, Ridgeview Road
:604-702-5000, Toll Free: 1-800-528-0061, Fax: 604-792-9684
From Downtown Mission, follow Scenic Highway 7 approximately 8 kms to Sylvester Road, turn north, follow Sylvester through the pictureque Hatzic Prairie farming area and continue north, on Syvester Road, into the McConnel Creek area, then turn right onto Ridgeview Road and follow Ridgeview to its end. About 12 km from #7 to the Falls.
Cascade Falls Park is approximately 9.5 hectares in size, featurinhg a series of waterfalls on Cascade Creek. The upper falls drop from a narrow chute 28 metres to a large pool. From this pool a series of smaller falls, within a deeply incised gorge, drop the remaining 18 metres to the valley floor. The creek continues from there and is accessible from the lower parking lot. From the lower parking lot, you take a fairly steep, fenced trail network to the smaller falls (with a viewing platform) and onto the upper falls (with another viewing platform) and some bench seating. A wheelchair access ramp is reached from the upper parking lot. Facilities: pit toilet. The boulders along the graveled creek provide natural picnicking places

Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park
Popkum, just east of Chilliwack on Highway 1. Travelling west, take Exit 135, head north on Highway #9, turn east on Yale Road East, turn west onto Egley Road. From the west take Exit 138
Phone: 604-702-5000, toll free: 1-800-528-0061
Cheam Wetlands offers a variety of activities: wildlife viewing, bird watching, picnicking, walking and hiking. It is home to a wide variety of plant and animal life, including over 129 different species of birds

Chilliwack Lake
Chilliwack Lake Road, Approximately 50 minutes from Chilliwack
Chilliwack Lake is a beautiful lake set in the Cascade Mountains, fed by the whitewater Chilliwack River,. White Fish, Dollies, Rainbow Trout & Cutthroat Trout are found in this pristine lake. The Provincial Park has a number of trails, camping and a boat launch. 146 campsites, day use picnic area and playground

Chilliwack Museum & Archives
Museum: 45820 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 1T3
604-795-5210, Fax: 604-795-5291
Archives, 9291 Corbould Street, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 4A6
604-795-9255
The Chilliwack Museum and Archives collect objects and records related to the history of the Chilliwack area, including Chilliwack, Sardis, Rosedale, Yarrow, Greendale, Columbia Valley, Chilliwack River Valley, Popkum, Cheam, East Chilliwack, Ryder Lake, Promontory, Cultus Lake, Camp River and Fairfield Island. The Archives collection contains photographs (over 20,000) and maps, oral histories, and numerous records. The object collection includes Sto:lo First Nations material as well as numerous items dating from the 1860s to the present. Museum hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm; Saturday 11:00 am to 3:30 pm Archive hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Clayburn Village Store & Tea Shop
Abbotsford, Off Mission Highway 11, North, turn right on Clayburn Road
(604) 853-4020
Clayburn Village is situated on the West side of Sumas Mountain, and is a unique, secluded little village featuring the Clayburn Village Store & Tea Shop, designer clothing stores, farm produce, an art gallery and gift store, a heritage church and school, plus the site of the old brick plant. Built early in this century, this village of brick bungalows was a company town to one of the country's largest brick mills.

Because it remains a residential community, it is a delight to take a quiet walk to enjoy the old buildings. Tea shop open: Tuesday through Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday: 12am to 5 pm, Closed: Mondays, Mid January to mid February and first three weeks of September

Cliff Falls
Kanaka Creek Regional Park, Maple Ridge
Cascading over the sandstone cliffs along Kanaka Creek to create a number of bowls. The trail crosses the creek at several points allowing various views of the falls

CN Station Museum
Corner of Mavis Street and Glover Road, Fort Langley
c/o Box 889, Fort Langley, BC, V1N 2S3
604-888-8135
This 1913 CN Station was built and designed by the Great Northern Rail Road, it was bought by the Canadian National Railway in l918.In 1983 it was declared a Langley Heritage Building and was relocated and refurbished5. Today it houses the Fort Langley Artists Group Gallery in the baggage room and has a small museum in the ticket office and waiting room. Outside the station, on a special track, sits the 1900s velocipede belonging to the BC Agricultural Museum. There is also a l920s caboose with original furnishings and with a well-equipped working model railroad

Coquihalla River, near Hope Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park
From Hope: Drive east on Kawkawa Lake Rd. to the cemetery. Turn right onto Kettle Valley Rd. Follow to the end (approximately 1 km)
From Highway #5, take Exit #183, north along Othello Road to Tunnels Road, take Tunnels Road to the Park entrance
604-858-7161
The abandoned 1916 Kettle Valley Rail Line, the Coquihalla Canyon, and the Othello Tunnels form the core of this recreation area. It is an easy stroll from the parking lot, through the tunnels and back (approximately 3 kms). Lots of wild flowers, trees and shrubs are to be enjoyed. Facilities: day use picnicking, parking, pit toilets, pets on leash. Open: May to November 15th

Cultus Lake Cultus Lake
3405 Columbia Valley Hwy, Cultus Lake
(604) 858-5253
Cultus Lake is just minutes from Chilliwack and offers something for everyone in the family: camping in both government and private sites, swimming, boating, wind surfing, water skiing, waterside, horse-back riding, hiking, go-carts, mini-cars, mini-golf and golf, and the Cultus Lake Water Park near the entrance of the park (with kiddies fountains, wading pools as well as a giant turtle and frog, and slides or soak in their relaxing whirlpools). Cultus Lake Provincial Park includes four campgrounds: Clear Creek with 82 sites; Delta Grove with 58 sites; Entrance Bay ha with s 52 sites; and Maple Bay with 106 sites. Pit and flush toilets

Cultus Lake Water Park
South of Chilliwack, near Cultus Lake
(604) 858-7241
This great water park has a Cannon Kingdom, Hot Water Interactive, Hot Shower Spray Park, Valley of Fear, Blasting Flash Flood Slides, Picnic and Volley Ball area, mini-slides and wading pools, all designed with kids in mind. Espresso Hut. Open daily, rain or shine, May 16th to September 7th (1998 hours), 10:00 am to 7:30 pm

Fraser River atr Langley Derby Reach Regional Park
22000 Block, Allard Crescent. Langley Township
604-530-4983
From Highway 1 take the 200th Street exit, northbound. Turn right at 96th Avenue and proceed east for 1.5 kilometres to 208th Street and turn left. Travel 2 kilometres, turn right on Allard Crescent and follow the signs to the park
This park, with hiking, picnicking shelter, horse back riding, cycling, heritage touring and overnight trailer camping, near the original Fort Langley, has an excellent fishing bar. A cairn marks the first site of Ft. Langley

Dinotown
Bridal Falls BC
604 794-3733 Toll Free: 1-800-491-ROAR (BC WA)
12 acres of fun for the whole family, but educational too. Includes unlimited rides, a dinosaur exhibit and a petting zoo. Live stage show and on site restaurants. Special 'sleepover' programs are also available. T

Fort Langley National Historic Site
23433 Mavis Ave. Fort Langley BC V1M 2R5
47km east of Vancouver on Highway #1. Take 232nd St North Exit
604 513-4777 Fax: 604 513-4788
Built in 1839, Fort Langley was part of the Hudson's Bay Company's network of fur trading posts across what is now Western Canada The fort has one original building, the Storehouse, and five reconstructed buildings. . Costumed interpreters help to you enjoy life, using stories, re enactments and demonstrations, as it was at a trading post in the 1850s. Activities for children of all ages including gold panning, carrying fur bales as the voyageurs did, and crayon rubbings. For more information go to the Parks Canada Fort Langley Web Site. Open: March through October, Every day from 10 am to 5 pm November through February, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm by appointment only for groups of ten adults or more. Closed weekends, and for Christmas break December 24 to January 3

Fraser River Heritage Walk
22520-116th Ave, Maple Ridge
(604) 463-5311
Follow a paved footpath from the Maple Ridge Museum to historic Haney House and on to Port Haney Wharf. You pass several historic buildings of Port Haney, St. Andrew's Heritage Church, the Masonic Hall, the 1911 Bank of Montreal, and a 1930 Japanese kindergarten, each identified by plaques and interpretive material

Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery Visitor Centre
34345 Vye Road, Abbotsford
(604) 852-5444
Take a self guided tour of this popular Visitor Centre, minutes from downtown Abbotsford. Large exhibits featuring fish, fishing and fisheries displays, live stream display, walk in beaver lodge and 12 minute multi projector slide show. Call for large group bookings. Open Sunday through Thursday, Summer hours: 10 am - 5 pm; Winter: 10 am - 3 pm, closed December and January

Haney House
Maple Ridge, 11612-224th Street, Phone: (604) 463-1377. Open: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays
This 1878 home for Thomas and Anne Haney remained the residence of Haney descendants until 1979 when it was willed to the Municipality by Thomas Haney's daughter, Elizabeth Hawley. In 1979, the house was restored for the display of the many furnishings and artifacts of three generations of the Haney family. Guided group and school tours can be arranged. Admission by donation

Hell's Gate Airtram
Box 129 Hope BC V0X 1L0
Hwy #1 East from Vancouver, exit #170 at Hope, located 30 minutes north of Hope (or 35 minutes south of Lytton.)
604 867-9277 Fax: 604 867-9279
Hell's Gate Airtram takes visitors on a 152 meter (502 foot) descent through the scenic Fraser Canyon over wild white water to this beautiful landscaped historic site. Facilities include: Salmon House Restaurant, A Fish Ladder, Gold Panner Gift Shop, Fisheries Exhibit / Museum, Fudge Factory, General Store, Observations Decks, & Suspension Bridge. Open Daily April through October

Heritage Square
1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, V3K 1G2
Phone: (604) 664-1636
In Historic Maillardville, Ryan House and Mackin House Museum, built in 1909. Fraser Mills CPR Station. Caboose Park Arts Centre and Music School. Museums Open May to September, Arts Centre Galleries and Gift Shop open year round

Historic Stewart Farm
13723 Crescent Road, Surrey, B.C., V4P 1J4
(604) 502-6456, Fax: (604) 502-6457
Situated in the Elgin Heritage Park on the banks of the Nicomekl River, the Historic Stewart Farm was settled in the 1880s and operated for six decades as a thriving hay farm. The Victorian rural style farmhouse has been restored and furnished to depict life at the turn of the century. Visitors can step back in time to the days of horse drawn farm tools, hand churned butter and wood stove cooking. Guided tours, demonstrations and special events offered year-round. The adjacent Hooser Weaving Centre offers demonstrations, courses and workshops. Open: Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 noon - 4:00 PM

Hope Chain-Saw Sculptures Hope Chain-Saw Sculptures
Downtown Hope
Since 1991, Hope businesses and non-profit organizations have hired Pete Ryan to create nearly two dozen of these unique carvings. These unique works may be found throughout the streets of the community. The "Cougars on Rocks" carving is located north of Memorial Park at 3rd and Commissioner Streets. Further directions are available from the Hope Visitor Information Centre

Fort Hope, downtown Hope Museum
919 Water Avenue (Hope Info Centre), Hope
(604) 869-7322
Depicts the various periods of Hope's development. There are displays of native artifacts and early logging equipment as well as five historical setting that include a parlour, kitchen, school room and blacksmith shop. Admission by donation. Open May through September

Japanese Friendship Garden
Hope, in the Memorial Park, 3rd Avenue and Wallace Street
Commemorating Japanese internment during World War II in the Tashme Camp, located about 20 km east of Hope on Highway 3. The Garden was presented to the Town of Hope by the Japanese Gardener's Cooperative of B.C. in 1991, to demonstrate Japanese culture to the general public. Open: Dawn to Dusk

Kilby Store And Farm
Kent, Just off Scenic Highway 7, in Harrison Mills
30 minutes east of Mission and 20 minutes from Harrison Hot Springs
(604) 796-9576
Near the Harrison River, the 1920s Kilby Store and Farm stands as the only reminder of the once thriving community of historic Harrison Mills. Farm animals, wild fowers, children's play ground. Harrison River Tea Room. Waterloo Farm Gift Shop. Open: Mid April to late October, May to September, daily, October, weekends, 11 am - 5 pm
Langley Centennial Museum
9135 King Street, Fort Langley, V1M 2S2
(604) 888-3922
Extensive collections of First Nations artifacts and settlers' belongings, as well as changing exhibits of art, science and history. Coast Salish native culture, the Hudson's Bay Company and settlement history relevant to the establishment of Langley are featured. The gallery features between eight and ten changing exhibits annually. Archives, gift shop, school programmes Open: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:45 pm, Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm, Closed Mondays from Thanksgiving weekend to mid April

London Heritage Farm (Steveston)
6511 Dyke Road (between No. 2 & Gilbert Roads) Richmond
Phone/Fax: (604) 271-5220
Dating from the 1890s, this restored and furnished farm house offers a tea room and tours as well as Herb and Flower Gardens. The site also features the Spragg Barn, chickens, Territorial Seeds Demonstration garden, a collection of prewar farm equipment, rose arbour and gazebo. Picnic grounds, horseshoe pitch and washrooms. Park is open daily 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Call for House Tours hours

Maple Ridge Museum
22520-116th Ave, Maple Ridge
(604) 463-5311
Housed in the 1907 Haney Brick & Tile Company Manager's home which had been constructed in. This historic setting overlooks the Fraser River and the CPR main line near Port Haney's original waterfront. Displays reflect the local history and geography of Maple Ridge, starting with Katzie and Whonnock Indians stone tools and cedar baskets, early settler household articles, period clothing, and handicrafts, as well as pioneer occupational artifacts including logging, farming, fishing, and brick making. Canadian Pacific Rail Diorama shows the CPR lines along the Fraser River from Ruskin to Hammond in the 1920 era. The Maple Ridge Community Archives includes thousands of photographs and primary documents relating to local people, organizations, and businesses, which are available to the public for study. Open: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays

Minter Gardens in Chilliwack Minter Gardens
Highway #1 at Exit #135
52892 Bunker Road, Rosedale
1-888-minters
Minter Gardens is 32 acres of floral artistry with 11 theme gardens dazzles the senses with massive displays of colour and fragrance. Delightful surprises, such as Victorian topiary ladies, a giant floral peacock, a floral flag, a living maze, aviaries, and beautiful waterfalls and ponds await around every bend. Also featured in the Chinese Garden is a rare collection of Penjing Rock Bonsai. Also enjoy two great restaurants, the gift and plant shop and a VQA wine store. Open: April to mid-October

Mission Museum
33201 Second Avenue, Mission
: (604) 826-1011, Fax: 604-826-1017
Features: "Rails, Robbers and Rivers" with exhibits about the Canadian Pacific Railway, Bill Miner and the Fraser River. Other exhibits cover the Sto:lo First Nation, Mission's Chinatown, the Great Land Sale, farming, pioneering and forestry. The building, itself, is one of the town's largest artifacts; built as a prefabricated structure for the Bank of Commerce by BC Mill's Company, in 1907. Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 4 pm, Wednesdays, 11 am to 4 pm. Call for seasonal and extended hours. Group tours are welcome by appointment

MSA Museum, Trethewey House, Heritage Gallery & Archives
2313 Ware Street, Abbotsford
Located on Mill Lake, next to John Mahoney Park and near the boardwalk
Phone: (604) 853-0313
Trethewey House is a designated heritage site, restored to 1925 era with period rooms. Several key collections of area artifacts showing the impact on area development by the Abbotsford Lumber and the Clayburn Company which built one of B.C.'s first company towns. Photos, archives available to researchers. Gift Shop. School/Group Tours, slide shows and demonstrations by appointment. Handicapped accessible. Parking is available in the Museum lot, just off Alta Avenue Open: September to June: Tuesday through Friday, 1pm to 5pm; July and August: Monday through Wednesday, 1pm to 5pm, Thursday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm

Pitt Meadows Museum
12294 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, B.C., V3Y 2E9
Phone/Fax: (604) 465-4322
Email: pmhms@direct.ca
Dating from the 1885, the "Old General Store", which now houses the Pitt Meadows Museum and Archives, has stood next to the tracks at Harris Road, since 1908. It was once the hub of activity in the community from being a source of goods to the Postal mail drop. Hours: Winter, Thursdays (11 am to 2 pm) and Sundays (1 to 4 pm), June to September, Wednesday to Sunday (1 to 4 pm)

Power House At Stave Falls
31338 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, BC, V4S 1C4
Located in Mission, 65 km east of Vancouver Take the Lougheed Highway (Scenic 7) to 287th Street in Maple Ridge. Turn north and follow 287th to Dewdney Trunk Road. Turn right and follow the signs to the Power House
Phone: 604-462-1222, Fax: 604-462-8988
Experience an authentic 1912 generating station. The Power House at Stave Falls offers interactive games and historic displays that tell the story of how power helped build this province. Learn how electricity is made, see penstocks, turbines, generators. Open: May 1 - September 30, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm daily (last tour starts at 4:00 pm); October 1 - November 30, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (last tour starts at 3:45 pm); Open October 1 to the April 30 from 10 am to 5 pm. Closed Mondays and holidays

Steelhead Falls
On the Hayward Trail, Mission
Situated between Mission, to the east, and Maple Ridge, to the west, on the Dewdney Trunk Road. Reach the Dewdney Trunk in Maple Ridge from the Lougheed Highway or in Mission by taking Stave Lake Street north
The Dewdney Trunk passes north of the access point for Steelhead Falls trail. Open: during daylight hours year round

Trans Canada Water Slides
Bridal Falls, East of Chilliwack
Follow Highway #1, from the west take Exit #135 and then Popkum Road east, from the east, take Exit #138, follow Popkum Road west
(604) 794-7455
Ride 400 feet in total darkness in the blackhole. Tube down the thrilling rapids river ride. 8 other exciting waterslides. Kiddies area, giant hot tub. Patio and picnicking. 18 hole mini-golf. Group Rates. Open: From May 19, weekends only, 10 am - 6 pm until June 16. Then everyday 10 am - 8 pm, until September

Westminster Abbey
34224 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, BC, V2V 4J2
Take Scenic Highway 7 to Mission's eastern border and turn north along the Dewdney Trunk Highway, follow the Dewdney Trunk directional signs as it meanders to
604-826-8975
Owned and operated by the Benedictine Monks of Westminster Abbey. The paths around the Monastery's 80 hectare campus provide wonderful views of the Fraser River and the local rolling hills. A trail connects the Fraser River Heritage Park to the Abbey. The Seminary of Christ the King is a religious institution with High School, College & Theology programs to prepare people for the ministerial priesthood. The Benedictines have run the Seminary since 1939 when is was located in Ladner before moving it to Mission in 1954. Visiting hours are weekdays: 1:30 pm to 4 pm and Sunday: 2 pm to 4 pm

Xa:Ytem Longhouse Interpretive Centre
35087 Lougheed Highway, Mission, on Mission's eastern border
(604) 820-9725
At X:YTEM, the interpreters portray the history and culture of the St:lo first nations people of the river. Archaeological evidence from X:ytem is physical testimony of long term St:lo presence, cultural traditions and spirituality,a nd that they were a socially developed sedentary society of people who fished for salmon, systematically harvested the forests, traded over great distances and practiced a life rich in ceremony. Archaeologists at X:ytem excavated down to a 10 by 12 meter house floor approximately 3.5 meters below ground level where the remains of the house's supporting wooden posts are seen with indications the ancient dwelling may have been occupied over a 300-year period. Interpreters share their knowledge of cedar, and tell of stories written in blankets of mountain goat hair, and of an ancient house older than the Egyptian pyramids, of three Chiefs who were turned to stone, and of a people who have lived here for over five hundred generations. Open: September to November and March to June, Monday to Friday, 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm; July and August, 7 days a week, 11 am to 5 pm. Coupon, go to our Coupon Page

Yale Heritage
On the Trans Canada Highway 1, in Yale
(604) 863-2324
Once the largest city west of Chicago and north of San Francisco, the gold rush in Yale was instrumental in uniting Vancouver Island and the Mainland in what was to become the Province of BC. Today, you can take an historic Town Walking Tour and see the Yale Museum and its Victorian Garden, St. John's the Divine Anglican Church and even pan for gold. Open 10 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week, late June until Labour Day in September. Washrooms. Tour Buses Welcome

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