The City of Chilliwack is located south of the Fraser River in the Fraser Valley, about 100 km east of the City of Vancouver.
Population: 84,000 (2011 Census). Chilliwack’s mild climate with limited extremes provides good growing conditions for a wide variety of crops and agricultural products. When averaged from 1981 to 2010, Chilliwack had the warmest mean temperature for any city in Canada. Precipitation falls mostly as rain, with snow limited to the surrounding mountains.
Housing. In 2008 City of Chilliwack developed its Affordable Housing Strategy, which recognizes housing as a key element in a sustainable community. The goal is to improve the availability of affordable and accessible housing choices for all existing and future residents. Read more.
Things to Do and Living.
People choose to live in Chilliwack because of its low tax rates, relatively affordable housing costs and exceptional quality of life.
There are many outdoor activities in Chilliwack, including hiking, horseback riding, biking, camping, fishing, and golf.
Here are some suggestions for things to do in Chilliwack BC: http://www.tourismchilliwack.com/
And here’s a quick video for you to get a bit more familiar with living in Chilliwack BC:
Economy & Employment.
Chilliwack belongs to the Lower Mainland-Southwest economic region. Competitive costs and fast permit approvals, combined with a growing economy and good quality of life, make Chilliwack one of the best places in British Columbia to both reside and open a business.
Chilliwack’s service and retail sectors account for approximately 50% of GDP. Other growing industries include manufacturing accounting for 13%, construction at 8% and agriculture and forestry at 5% of Chilliwack’s GDP.
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