Eating Well in Chilliwack

I’ve lived here for five years and I continue to be surprised at all the local offerings of Chilliwack, and at how new quality businesses keep opening up in this city nestled in between the mountains. Every few months, there seems to be a new round of openings and these past few months, even in the face of a pandemic, that trend has continued. 

If you live in British Columbia, add the city of Chilliwack to your next local travel destination (and for those international travellers, add it for the future!) if you like outdoor activities with a side of good food. This area boasts truly epic hikes (which I will write about in my next post) and is consistently building up a solid roster of places to eat. 

Herewith my top suggestions for dining in Chilliwack:

Mexican food and cocktails
Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen in Chilliwack British Columbia. Margarita was good!

Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen. This place is a vibe. The outside isn’t anything special as it sits on the main road but it’s nice to be outdoors so we normally go that route. The inside is adorable – think pink accent wall and a trendy tropical atmosphere – as if you’re in Mexico (which is especially welcome during this no travel era!). All of the food is pretty tasty but my favourites are the Beef Barbacoa tacos and the Churro Bowl for dessert. The pricing is also totally reasonable, and they usually have a good play list going. 

Mexican Food in Chilliwack, British Columbia.
Tacos at Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen in Chilliwack British Columbia
Read more

Victoria, British Columbia: Eating & Resetting

Charming, outdoorsy, and full of activities.

Charm, easy-living and seaside views are some of the things Victoria, British Columbia is known for. At just 85,000 people, it seems busier than it should be, I’m guessing because of its tourist qualities bringing in and entertaining more than just the locals. 

I was recently presented with an opportunity to visit my friend who was staying there for a week and decided to take myself on a quick mom-break and planned to do very little. I ended up finding quite a few fun things to do, but still definitely on the relaxing side of things – which is exactly what my body and brain needed. We were there during Spring Break and it was clear that it’s a pretty popular area for family vacations. Victoria has a lot of family-friendly activities to do from outdoor sports like kayaking, hiking and mountain biking to a bunch of quirky museums. I would definitely take kids along as it seems it’d be pretty easy to entertain with all the options. 

View from ferry from Tsawassan (just outside downtown Vancouver) to Victoria
Read more

Whistler in the Spring

Big Sky Golf in Pemberton, twenty minutes outside Whistler.

The charming ski village Whistler, in British Columbia, Canada, is one of my favourite places in the world. It’s most well known for its epic winter season with its world class mountainous ski terrain, and that’s definitely my number one reason to go there. That said, it’s also become a year round destination with many attractions to suit most needs. I’ve blogged about Whistler before, but today I’m going to focus on springtime in this loveliest of towns.

Let me begin by making clear that skiing/snowboarding in Whistler in early spring is still alive and well, and can sometimes be the best time to go because the lineups disappear and the hot weather comes out to play. If you can get time off during a weekday, it’s especially glorious, as you will often come across runs that are all to yourself.

One of the many runs we had all to ourselves during our April Whistler trip.

Read more

Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) Canada

I’ve always enjoyed and been excited by films that focus on the outdoors ever since I saw the epic looking and sounding movies produced by the likes of Brain Farm and Warren Miller.  The latter being the same producers who originally brought to us the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) in the U.S. So when the opportunity to get involved with the F3T in Canada arose, I immediately took it and was looking forward to seeing how we could help it grow and get even more people to experience it.

Part of my travel lately has been organized around the various Fly Fishing Film Tour Canadian tour dates. I’ll be hosting the Chilliwack, British Columbia show this Saturday and then the Campbellville, Ontario show the following weekend.

Both the west and east coast are filled with enthusiastic anglers so I’m always happy to get to visit with a great group of these people. I also LOVE watching people’s reactions to the films because they never seem to fail to inspire anyone who sees them – from the avid hardcore fly fisher to the casual/beginner angler or weekend warrior. In fact, when we hosted a show back in June, I even witnessed a few of my girlfriends who don’t fish at all, want to get out on the water after taking in the films!

This was taken during our intimate June event we hosted to kick off the tour out east.  Blue skies, clear water - makes you want to get out just looking at this still!

This was taken during our intimate June event we hosted to kick off the tour out east. Blue skies, clear water – makes you want to get out just looking at this still!

Read more

Contact Us