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The following map will assist in locating 12 wildlife viewing sites in the East Central Fraser Valley area, including Cultus Lake, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs. These sites are featured in the Visit Our Wildlife in Chilliwack - East Central Fraser Valley brochure. There is a series of Visit Our Wildlife brochures.

For wildlife viewing highlights and detailed directions to each site:

Detailed Location Map   (click here for a map showing the location of the above 12 viewing sites)
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General Information
    The community of Chilliwack is located on the south side of the Fraser River in the fertile soils of the Fraser Valley and about a 2-hour drive from Vancouver. The general area is known for both farming and dairy activities. Situated along Highway 1 (Trans Canada Highway), Chilliwack is within a short drive of Cultus Lake, and within 30-45 minutes of Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs that are located on the north side of the Fraser River.

    This brochure contains information for 12 sites where you may visit our wildlife. These areas are recognized by British Columbia Wildlife Watch, the provincial wildlife viewing program, as sites offering good viewing and educational opportunities. Many of these sites are situated next to private lands. Please keep to the roads and respect private property.

    The area covered in this brochure includes habitats from valley wetlands and streams to low mountain forests and rivers. Besides bird watching there are many fish viewing viewing opportunities.

Tourism Information

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    Chilliwack Visitor Information Centre
    44150 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, B.C. Canada V2R 4A9
    phone: (604) 858-8121 or (800) 567-9535
    fax: (604) 858-0157


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    Harrison, Agassiz Chamber of Commerce
    Box 255, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. Canada V0M 1K0
    phone: (604) 796-3425
    fax: (604) 796-3188

Wildlife Are Everywhere

    While opportunities to observe or to learn about wildlife and fish populations are highlighted at 12 sites, remember, wildlife are everywhere. Visit these sites to develop your observation skills. Once you do, you will see, hear and find evidence of creatures everywhere you go.

    When visiting these areas please remember that you are visiting wild creatures in their home. Leave their homes clean, and keep your pets under control on a leash at all times.

    Some animals are only present for short periods of time, so it is best to plan your visit when they are at home.

Feeding Wildlife

    Feed yourself not the animals! Cheese puffs, candy bars and white bread are not what nature intended as a healthy diet for wildlife. If you think feeding wildlife is harmless, think again. When wild animals become dependent on handouts they may lose their natural fear of people and/or vehicles. This may put them, and you, into potentially dangerous situations. Instead, spend some time to watch and learn what natural foods they prefer.