Outdoors and Recreation

City of Chilliwack councillors and mayor stand at the freshly paved pump track which is scheduled to be open in the spring of 2021. (Facebook/ Chris Kloot)

Chilliwack pump track, longest in North America, nears completion

Few items still need to be completed on pump track before scheduled spring 2021 opening

 

Panorama Ridge Hike

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  • Nov 24, 2020

 

Construction is underway on Chilliwack’s new pump track, seen here on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 beside the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. city set to become home of the largest pump track facility in North America

Custom designed pump track with crossover tunnel will be geared to riders of all abilities

 

Sasquatch Mountain Resort is set to open for the 2020-21 season with enhanced COVID-19 protocols in place. The final day to purchase season passes is November 15. (Contributed Photo/Sasquatch Mountain Resort)

Sasquatch Mountain unveils COVID-19 rules for upcoming season

Resort staff planning a job fair as they look forward to new season

Sasquatch Mountain Resort is set to open for the 2020-21 season with enhanced COVID-19 protocols in place. The final day to purchase season passes is November 15. (Contributed Photo/Sasquatch Mountain Resort)
The golden larches at Manning Park’s Frosty Mountain trail are seeing an ‘extreme level of visitors’ on weekends. (BC Parks/Facebook photo)

‘Extreme level of visitors’ to Manning Park’s golden larches prompts travel advisory

Hikers going off trail or camping in larches could cause ‘irreparable damage’ to fragile environment

The golden larches at Manning Park’s Frosty Mountain trail are seeing an ‘extreme level of visitors’ on weekends. (BC Parks/Facebook photo)
With more than half a million people using the trails and natural spaces along the Vedder Greenway, a survey to guide long-term planning is now on until Oct. 9 seeking feedback. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Long-term planning for jewel known as Vedder Greenway starts with survey

It’s the most popular trail system in Chilliwack with a half million local and LM users each year

With more than half a million people using the trails and natural spaces along the Vedder Greenway, a survey to guide long-term planning is now on until Oct. 9 seeking feedback. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Harrison Hot Springs Mayor Leo Facio pays tribute to local legend John Green, standing in front of two sand sculptures recently created in his honour at the Harrison Lake Hotel’s courtyard. (Screenshot/Harrison Hot Springs)

‘A very nice gentleman’: Sand sculptors pay tribute to local legend John Green

Sculpture tribute to John Green created in courtyard of Harrison Lake Hotel

Harrison Hot Springs Mayor Leo Facio pays tribute to local legend John Green, standing in front of two sand sculptures recently created in his honour at the Harrison Lake Hotel’s courtyard. (Screenshot/Harrison Hot Springs)
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Earthwise Agassiz unveils summer camp program

Earthwise Agassiz unveils summer camp program

Open to children ages 6 to 10

Earthwise Agassiz unveils summer camp program
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Ferny Coombe pool now accepting family swim bookings

Hour-long blocks can be booked through the CRCC

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The waterfall at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is a popular photo spot, yet neighbouring Popkum Fire Department chief Walter Roos urges people to obey the signs and stop at the viewpoint as several rescues have to be done from the falls each year.  Jenna Hauck/ The Progress

Popkum fire chief urges caution after Saturday rescue from Bridal Veil Falls

11-year-old boy was stable, fire chief Walter Roos said, when delivered to a waiting ambulance

The waterfall at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is a popular photo spot, yet neighbouring Popkum Fire Department chief Walter Roos urges people to obey the signs and stop at the viewpoint as several rescues have to be done from the falls each year.  Jenna Hauck/ The Progress
Creative costumes and a rainbow that appeared over Harrison Lake just before the Polar Bear Swim countdown started on Jan. 1, 2020. (Karissa Gall/The Observer)

Boaters warned about high water levels on Harrison Lake

Village officials ask for added caution while recreating

Creative costumes and a rainbow that appeared over Harrison Lake just before the Polar Bear Swim countdown started on Jan. 1, 2020. (Karissa Gall/The Observer)
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Harrison floating waterpark, outdoor facilites reopening

Safe, summer time fun is right around the corner

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Smallmouth bass are one of the invasive species present in Cultus Lake. (Ministry of Environment image)

Anglers should watch for, remove smallmouth bass from Cultus Lake, researchers say

Biologists are studying the habits of the invasive species

Smallmouth bass are one of the invasive species present in Cultus Lake. (Ministry of Environment image)
The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here

The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here

All the amenities, none of the crowds: Discover Sugar Lake

  • Jun 8, 2020
The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here
PHOTOS: Playtime is back!

PHOTOS: Playtime is back!

Paula Morrison of Angel Daycare Centre captured a moment of absolute joy

PHOTOS: Playtime is back!
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FVRD opens outdoor spaces amid COVID-19 reopening

East Sector lands in Harrison included

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Discover your dream staycation at this hidden gem!

Discover your dream staycation at this hidden gem!

North Okanagan’s Sugar Lake offers four seasons of memory-making opportunities

  • May 18, 2020
Discover your dream staycation at this hidden gem!
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EDITORIAL: Camera wars are still unproductive

It’s difficult to stop social media shaming, but it must be done, writes editor Adam Louis

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Bridal Veil Falls Waterfall is the number-one attraction in Chilliwack according to TripAdvisor.ca. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)                                Bridal Veil Falls Waterfall is the number-one attraction in Chilliwack according to TripAdvisor.ca. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Bridal Veil Falls slated for day-use reopening

Most area parks remain closed amid pandemic

Bridal Veil Falls Waterfall is the number-one attraction in Chilliwack according to TripAdvisor.ca. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)                                Bridal Veil Falls Waterfall is the number-one attraction in Chilliwack according to TripAdvisor.ca. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)