Video of stunning Chilliwack goes viral

Stunning aerial views of the valley are featured, with heart-pumping scenes of river rafting, hiking, biking, climbing and much more.

It's not really surprising Tourism Chilliwack's new #ShareChilliwack video went viral. It offers stunning aerial views of Chilliwack



It’s not really surprising that Tourism Chilliwack’s new #ShareChilliwack video went viral.

It offers stunning aerial views of Chilliwack, as well as heart-pumping scenes of river rafting, hiking,  biking, and more.

The video has managed to take on a life of its own, earning thousands of shares after the official launch at their recent Christmas breakfast, said Vanessa Oddy, Destination Marketing Manager with Tourism Chilliwack.

“We’ve had a phenomenal response, which is excellent for the community,” she said. “It’s changing the perception of Chilliwack.”

The video artfully produced by Inmist Media House for Tourism Chilliwack will be used to target the tourist market from greater Vancouver and Washington State.

The breakfast crowd of more than 200 was blown away.

And that’s exactly what it might take to change the perception that Chilliwack is somewhere that people “drive” through to get somewhere else, she said.

Within the first few days, the video netted more than 26,000 views, and 800 shares on Facebook alone.

“We are monitoring the video success hourly and we are thrilled to see the community pride and local engagement,” said Oddy.

They titled the awe-inspiring video, “Push Past The Noise, See What Nature is Hiding,” to entice people.

“It puts you in the moment of finding Chilliwack. Once people do, they’ll want to stay and visit,” Oddy said.

More than a year ago, Tourism Chilliwack launched the #ShareChilliwack campaign to get folks to “share” what they love about Chilliwack with friends, families and followers on social media.

“We want to share Chilliwack with the world and make it easy for businesses to share our community with their clients.

“From a tourism perspective, it’s all about emotionally engaging our potential visitors and to give them a sense of urgency to travel now,” said Allison Colthorp, Tourism Chilliwack’s Executive Director.

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

twitter.com/chwkjourno

Just Posted

VIDEO: Grand opening of the Vedder Rotary Loop Trail

It took 24 years to complete the 20.8-kilometre trail which runs along the north and south sides of the Vedder River

Chilliwack’s David Lee Roth impersonator applies for a mistrial in underage sex case

David Kuntz-Angel convicted in August but now questions BC Supreme Court Justice’s ‘mental faculties’

B.C. petition calls for seat belts in new school buses

Agassiz bus driver collects 124,000 signatures in support

Hamper registration by Salvation Army is underway now in downtown Chilliwack

Christmas Central is in old Progress building on Spadina Avenue; applications accepted until Dec. 14

Best filmmakers of B.C. and world featured at Chilliwack Independent Film Festival

This marks the third year for CIFF which will be showing 39 different films at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas

Cold, stormy winter forecast across much of Canada, The Weather Network predicts

In British Columbia temperatures will be slightly above normal and precipitation will be just below normal

UPDATED: Vancouver Island’s Joe gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog cruelty case

Melissa Tooshley expected in court on Thursday in same case

Nineteen boats carrying invasive mussels stopped at B.C. borders

Waters of Columbia-Shuswap still test mussel-free

Woman ‘horrified’ after being told to trek 200 kilometres home from Kamloops hospital

‘I can’t get from Kamloops back to 100 Mile House injured, confused… no shoes, no clothes whatsoever’

Canadian universities encourage exchange students in Hong Kong to head home

UBC said 11 of its 32 students completing programs in Hong Kong have already left

Midget no more: Sweeping division name changes coming to minor hockey in Canada

Alpha-numeric division names will be used for the 2020-2021 season and beyond

Duncan man gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog cruelty trial

Joe also gets lifetime ban on owning animals

B.C. pushes for greater industry ‘transparency’ in gasoline pricing

Legislation responds to fuel price gap of up to 13 cents

B.C. woman ordered to return dog to ex-boyfriend for $2,000

After the two broke up, documents state, they agree to share custody of the dog, named Harlen

Most Read