Could Cultus Lake’s Teapot Hill become Holiday Hill this Christmas?

An anonymous person is encouraging people to decorate trees on the local trail

An anonymous person has decorated a tree and posted a sign encouraging others to do the same on the Teapot Hill Trail, and Bill Wojtun shared the idea on Facebook. (Facebook photo)

An anonymous person has decorated a tree and posted a sign encouraging others to do the same on the Teapot Hill Trail, and Bill Wojtun shared the idea on Facebook. (Facebook photo)

Bill Wojtun heads out to Teapot Hill once every couple weeks, looking to get in a good hike.

Forty five minutes up. Forty five minutes down. A bit longer if you stop to look at the teapots, which he likes to do. On his last visit he counted 123 of them, and on a trip this week, Wojtun saw something he hadn’t seen before.

READ MORE: Tempest on Teapot Hill about disappearing teapots

READ MORE: Letter writer says teapots on Teapot Hill a whimsical tradition

About four minutes up from the parking lot a small tree was decked out in Christmas decor.

“I saw and I said, ‘Hey, that’s a great idea,” he said. “I planned on bringing a teapot or two up next summer, and when that sign showed up, I thought this would be a great local thing to do. So I came home, and shared a couple pictures in a couple Facebook groups I’m in.

“I’m hoping it will catch on. I think this could become an annual event.”

Next to the tree was a sign that said the following:

COVID is here but let’s have some fun, decorate this tree until it’s all done.

Choose your own tree and bring baubles along, Teapot Hill can be Holiday Hill, we just can’t go wrong.

Our trees and our trails will help us smile more, join us this year and bring some decor!

Wojtun checked the sign front and back, but there’s no indication who’s behind this festive effort.

While many consider Teapot Hill to be a whimsical tradition, whoever left the sign is aware that not everyone is a big fan of things being left in the woods.

“Remove items by Jan. 9th or we’ll remove them Jan. 10th. Okay, Parks?” a line at the very bottom states, asking contributors to clean up after Christmas, and asking BC Parks for some leeway.

“Presumably, I think the poster of the sign will come and take this stuff away if it’s not removed by Jan. 9,” Wojtun said. “I think this is artistic. It sparks communication between hikers, and honestly, I would rather see Christmas decorations and teapots than the Starbucks and Tim Hortons cups that people leave up there.

“I’m heading out right now to see if I can find some solar powered lights.”


Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email:
eric.welsh@theprogress.com

@ProgressSports
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

chilliwackChristmas

Just Posted

One person was transported to hospital with minor injuries following a two-vehicle crash on Hot Springs Road June 10. (Adam Louis/Observer)
One hurt following two-vehicle crash on Hot Springs Road

Agassiz Fire Department, B.C. Ambulance Service attended with RCMP

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay
Webinar looks at sexual abuse prevention among adolescents

Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA hosts free online session on June 15

The pictures of Agassiz Secondary School’s graduates decorate the side of the school. (Adam Louis/Observer)
VIDEO: A summer send-off for the class of 2021

AESS graduates had personal ceremonies again, followed by grand grad parade

Harrison Hot Springs Elementary School issued this apology following the announcement of plans to film a music video of students wearing red and white, singing ‘O Canada’ for the village’s upcoming virtual Canada Day celebration. The filming has since been canceled until further notice. (Facebook/Harrison Hot Springs Elementary
Harrison Elementary apologizes, cancels ‘O Canada’ filming amid grief over Indigenous lives lost

Officials called the timing of the ‘O Canada’ music video ‘disrespectful’, cancelled plans

Jordyn Huitema plays for the Canadian national women’s soccer team. (Soccer Canada photos)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema and Canada battle Czechs to 0-0 draw

Huitema’s national women’s soccer squad played a friendly match against the Czechs in Spain

t
How to tell if a call from ‘CRA’ is legitimate or a scam

Expert says it’s important to verify you really are dealing with the CRA before you give out any info

57-year-old Kathleen Richardson was discovered deceased in her home Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Her death is considered a homicide and connected to the slain brothers found on a Naramata forest road. (Submitted)
Condolences pour in for Kathy Richardson, Naramata’s 3rd homicide victim in recent weeks

Richardson was well liked in the community, a volunteer firefighter with a home-based salon

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
More than 75% of B.C. adults have 1st dose of COVID vaccine

The federal government has confirmed a boost in the Moderna vaccine will be coming later this month

Airport ground crew offload a plane carrying just under 300,000 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine which is developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
1st batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines won’t be released in Canada over quality concerns

The vaccines were quarantined in April before they were distributed to provinces

The rainbow flag flies beside the Canadian flag outside the University of the Fraser Valley’s Chilliwack campus on June 26, 2020. Monday, June 14, 2021 is Flag Day, and also June is Pride Month. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of June 13 to 19

Flag Day, Garbage Man Day, International Panic Day all coming up this week

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

British Columbia-Yukon Community News Association’s 2021 Ma Murray Awards were handed out during a virtual ceremony on Friday, June 10. (Screen grab)
Black Press Media winners take gold at B.C. and Yukon journalism awards

Publications received nods in dozens of categories

Forty sled dogs were seized by the BC SPCA from a Salmo kennel in February. A recent ruling has decided the dogs won’t be returned. Photo: Gounsil/Flickr
BC Farm Industry Review Board rules against Salmo kennel after 40 sled dogs seized

Spirit of the North Kennels was also ordered to pay BC SPCA $64,000

Most Read