Visitors say hello to a miniature donkey during a past Ryder Lake Ramble. This year’s event runs June 15 and 16. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)

Ryder Lake gets ready to ramble for annual Chilliwack tour

Alpacas, garden strolls and stunning views on this year’s Ryder Lake Ramble

Miniature donkeys, an “off-grid” cabin and a Japanese garden are all part of the annual Ryder Lake Ramble this weekend.

This year’s theme is “Earth to Art” and 14 private Ryder Lake properties will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, four drive-by locations and trails are also on the map this year.

Pack a picnic lunch and head up the hill to explore hobby farms, woodland trails and gardens. You can visit alpacas, take in the panoramic view and sample jams in this self-guided tour.

Ryder Lake is an historic farming community on the outskirts of Chilliwack nestled in the shadow of Elk Mountain. The very first Ryder Lake Ramble was held in 1998. The City of Chilliwack had been considering developing the Ryder Lake area, however, residents protested and managed to get the proposals shelved.

This year’s ramble runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person or $20 per car load. Tickets will be on sale at 47846 Elk View Rd. More info, including a map, locations, and a brief description of each stop, go to ryderlakeramble.ca.

Note: There will be no food or any activities at the hall this year. No pets please.


 

@PhotoJennalism
jenna.hauck@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Ten-year-old Hannah Denbok reacts as Thistle, a three-month-old Nigerian dwarf goat, looks for affection during the 2014 Ryder Lake Ramble. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)

Just Posted

RCMP, ERT attending incident at Cheam First Nation

Few details are available about the incident, which saw more than a dozen police cars attend

Harrison Lagoon closed due to E. coli

Water samples tested too high for the bacteria

Chilliwack backs B.C. plastics action plan overall

Council is firing off a letter commenting on the B.C. plan to pare down plastics pollution

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

Cultus Lake Golf Course hosts Ugly Pant Classic tournament

Inspired by Michael Cameron, the tournament is raising money to purchase a Paragolfer.

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town rocked by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

North Van music teacher accused of sexual misconduct involving girls

Police believe other victims could be out there after the arrest of Lamar Victor Alviar

B.C. family stranded in Croatia desperate to come home

Funds being raised to bring back mom and two children

B.C. man on trial for daughters’ murders says an intruder broke in

Andrew Berry takes stand in his defense for December 2017 deaths of young daughters

‘Plenty of time for a deal’: Teachers’ union expects kids back in school on Sept. 3

BCTF says class size, composition at the heart of the issue

Most Read