There are some of these days when you open a map, look for a point of interest and drive there. That is what happened with Chilliwack Park. I wanted to see a lake so I looked at which lake nearby we could go to (nearby meant, reachable within the day). In this case it was through Google Maps since I have yet to find a printed map of the Vancouver area that I actually like.
Once reached Abbotsford, the road takes you between fields and woods and then follow the river that leads to Chilliwack Lake. Late March, the access by car to the park was closed so we all parked on the side of the road. To access the lake, we walked on the new campground (still in construction). It is supposed to open for the long weekend in May.
The lake is surrounded by mountains. At this time of the year peaks are still under the snow. Probably another great lake to explore on a canoe. There are also few hikes around the lake that leads in the mountains.
CHILLIWACK PROVINCIAL PARK
1 hour and half heading east from Vancouver Metrotown. Campgrounds need to be booked in advance. During the off season, the gate is closed so you can parked on the side of the road (it’s the end of the road so you are not blocking traffic) and you then need to walk to the lake for 10-15min passing by the campground.
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