Chilliwack or The Wack, as locals affectionately call it, is a Canadian city located in the Fraser Valley Region, in the British Columbia province. The motto of Chilliwack comes from the Latin "Cor Viride Provinciae" and means "The Green Heart of the of the Province". Even the flag and the seal of Chilliwack feature the green color.
Chilliwack was settled in 1873 and incorporated as a city in 1980. Even so, the area was inhabited 10,000 years before the European settlement, by a population called Sto:lo. When Europeans settled, the Sto:lo, about 30,000 people, left the area of what we know today as Chilliwack. If you plan to see this beautiful city, make sure you know what is there to see within it.
The Chilliwack Museum is the historical museum of the city. This Chilliwack attraction is located in one of the oldest buildings of the city, the former city hall. It was raised in 1912. The museum depicts the life of the early settlers of the city and recounts the disappearance of the Sto:lo population from the area.
The Book Man is the second largest second-hand bookstore in the region of British Columbia and the largest in Chilliwack. It occupies an area of more than 5,000 square feet and it is located at 45939 Wellington Avenue. It is actually split in two stores, but this is a family business and the owners are David Short and his daughter, Amber Short. The giant bookstore has a staff of fourteen people and is the home of the famous bookstore poster car Nietzche, who is greeting daily the customers entering this place, together with its furry friend, another cat, named Gatsby.
Village Classic Car Show is an annual event of Chilliwack. It features more than 300 vintage cars. Anyone that owns a car produced before 1974 can be a part of the show. If you do not own such a thing, at least you can admire the beautiful parade.