Sam Waddington

Volunteers work to clear trails on the Eastern Hillsides. The plan is to build a 35-40 kilometre trail along the ridge line.

Column: Dreams of a trail network above Chilliwack

As the fall sets in we will finalize the route and begin to cut back brush and fallen trees from the future path.

Volunteers work to clear trails on the Eastern Hillsides. The plan is to build a 35-40 kilometre trail along the ridge line.
The view from atop Mount Cheam. The warm weather has made hiking a bit more challenging this year. But with proper preparation

Keep your cool while hot weather hiking

I am of the mindset that the heat simply changes how we play outside in the summer, rather than limits it, says Sam Waddington.

The view from atop Mount Cheam. The warm weather has made hiking a bit more challenging this year. But with proper preparation
The hiking and mountaineering community has been chasing the snowline up into the alpine this spring and a few people have seen fit to begin summiting their would-be summer objectives.

Call of the Wild: Much to explore in Chilliwack’s back country

Chilliwack seems to have embraced the early arrival of spring this year, and already the trails are buzzing with activity.

The hiking and mountaineering community has been chasing the snowline up into the alpine this spring and a few people have seen fit to begin summiting their would-be summer objectives.
Joe Mckeen (pictured here atop Mount Cheam with Lady Peak in the background) is just one of the outstanding individuals who are making a mark in Chilliwack’s outstanding back country.

Highlighting some of the local talent

I have chosen to highlight some of these athletes and give a window into the underground outdoor culture emerging in our lovely little burg.

Joe Mckeen (pictured here atop Mount Cheam with Lady Peak in the background) is just one of the outstanding individuals who are making a mark in Chilliwack’s outstanding back country.

Column: Building better trails in Chilliwack

Keep your eyes posted as we the snow lifts in the Spring of 2015 and the Chilliwack Trails Society begins their work on our needy trails.

Peter and Shahla have logged some 30

Globetrotters make Chilliwack stop

Peter and Shahla have travelled the world, seen 77 countries and spoke the local languages. They are Globetrotters.

Peter and Shahla have logged some 30
Being so close to the ocean and at the foot of the mountains puts us at a fascinating interaction point between coastal animals and birds and inland mountain terrain

Living in a land of environmental diversity

When I think about Chilliwack, I see contrasts and I see so much beauty.

Being so close to the ocean and at the foot of the mountains puts us at a fascinating interaction point between coastal animals and birds and inland mountain terrain
Work is beginning to rebuild sections of the trail that access this incredible piece of backcountry as an initiate partnering between many organizers including the Chilliwack Outdoors Club and the Chilliwack Forest District.

Slesse Memorial Trail due for an upgrade

Work is beginning to rebuild sections of the Mt. Slesse trail that accesses this incredible piece of backcountry.

Work is beginning to rebuild sections of the trail that access this incredible piece of backcountry as an initiate partnering between many organizers including the Chilliwack Outdoors Club and the Chilliwack Forest District.

Of spring time and bears

There are many misconceptions about bears and how people should interact with them; it is my aim to dispel some of those false notions.

Look up. Look way up. Ever wonder what paragliding is like?

Paragliding gives Chilliwack a whole new perspective

If human free flight is on your bucket list, then Chilliwack is the place for you.

Look up. Look way up. Ever wonder what paragliding is like?
Salmon spawning habitat along the ‘Vedder River Greenway.’

‘Vedder River Greenway’ just the beginning?



This project has put the spotlight on the secondary and tertiary waterways within our city,on the south side of town and the north

Salmon spawning habitat along the ‘Vedder River Greenway.’