The other day, fresh out of ideas for activities, we explored the Vedder River Rotary Trail in Chilliwack. This 15km network of gravel pathways for walking and biking is a vibrant farm-country oasis.
With tributary ponds and creeks, this is a natural Sockeye and Coho salmon habitat and home to make other little creatures and forms of wildlife.
When you can find a spot that isn’t too deep or the current has slowed down through an oxbow, you can walk out onto dusty beaches or dip your feet for a quick hop to a rocky island.
The river stones are bright orange, purple, white, or marbled. You can spot a few however, that look as though they’ve had a touch of human pizazz added to their natural colour.
With rusty-coloured leaves making their way down from nearby branches, there are signs of summer’s end everywhere along the trail.
Chilliwack, BC is located roughly 100km East of Vancouver along Highway 1. The Vedder River loops through the country from Glacier-fed Chilliwack Lake.
The Vedder River trail network is another reminder that there’s far more to do enjoy in Chilliwack than Cultus Lake waterslides and roadside corn stands.