CHILLIWACK is on the south side of the FRASER R, 100 km east of VANCOUVER. The name derives from the local Ts'elxwiqw people and is thought to mean "going back up," or returning to the Chilliwack R from a visit to the Fraser. It is a growing retirement centre with an economy based on AGRICULTURE, service industries, food processing and lumber re-manufacturing. A Canadian Forces Base, established in 1942, was the largest single employer for many years until it closed in 1996. Farm settlement...

If you are already registered on KnowBC, login now to get access to the full article.

You may already have access to KnowBC through your school, university or library.

If you do not already have access to KnowBC, you can subscribe.