Shopping and Business in Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, BC is booming and if you’re looking to relocate or set up a business in this beautiful City now may be the time as house prices increase and the population grows. If you want to know more about shopping and local business here is a brief overview of what Chilliwack has to offer for shops and local businesses.
If you you’re looking for a variety of shops and businesses you’ll find just about everything you want in this growing City, from its quaint downtown, filled with historic building you’ll find a variety of local shops, artisan stores, family owned businesses, bakeries, the watch shop where you can still get in person service giving that small town feel with modern amenities. There is a 100-year-old family owned building which bares lath and beam, which is home to a men’s clothes store, carrying the latest fashion to the traditional, and the major supplier to the RCMP uniforms.
Many of the downtown shopping areas are now being replaced with new building as the area grows. There are some buildings that will remain including the Yale Road intersection home, once known as the historic old trading post, known by the locals as the five corners. You will find an eclectic mix of stores to browse and find something for all ages. If you have guests in town or looking for afternoon teas then visit Dickens over 10,000 sq ft of memorabilia and British sweets and treats including a bakery and tea with scones, jam and clotted cream.
Eagle Landing is a fast growing area, part industrial and commercial, it is one of the newest areas for Chilliwack shopping and business, Here you will find some of the big box stores like Wal-Mart, Home Depot to get your home decor and painting supplies with lots of room for parking, places to eat. A one stop shopping location if you want to run a few quick errands and stop off or a bite to eat. Eagle Landing Shops are on a bus route and easily accessible and just minutes from Highway 1 and the downtown area.
Cottonwood Mall is Chilliwack’s indoor shopping center, find the latest clothing stores, shoe shops, kitchen, book stores and anchored by Sears and a newly updated London Drugs. Find something tasty at the food floor offering a variety of food choices, something for everyone. Conveniently located off Highway 1, on a bus route with loads of free parking, close to Earls, White Spot and the old movie theater.
It doesn’t end there just cross the road from the Mall you will find Winners, Reitman’s, and a bright Safeway’s filled with fresh produce and flowers and a place to sit for a coffee.
As you travel up Vedder Road you will find many businesses and shops, local businesses such as Shoppers Drug Mart, and banks also services such as dental offices and restaurants. The building continues to keep up with the home construction and new influx of people.
As you head towards the world-famous Vedder River known for its fishing and white water rafting you will come to Garrison crossing a beautifully treed development in Chilliwack, once home to a large Army base, hence the name Garrison. As well as a beautiful subdivision you will find a growing shopping center with a cozy village feel. It’s a perfect meeting place for a coffee, some lunch at the Bistro or taking a leisurely stroll. Shop for your favorite wine and fresh flowers. There is a running store, a Medium size (Coopers) now Save On grocery store, pharmacy, yoga studio conveniently grouped together. With more buildings under construction you can look forward to new stores in the near future.
As you head up to Promontory, a growing subdivision you’ll find two open malls; nail spa, grocery store, Starbucks and the Chopped Leaf, one of my favorite places to stop for a fresh healthy salad or vegetarian bowl. Promontory has a few new stores ideal to stop off and pick up what you need on the way home. There are so many places to shop and I would love to mention them all but you are spoiled for choice, so head out and discover shopping in Chilliwack. Last but not least, a must for everyone a stop at the local fruit stands where you can the best produce, plants and flowers. Whether you have come for a visit or a resident take time to discover what Chilliwack has to offer. You’ll be glad you did.