Vedder River Rotary Trail

Vedder River Rotary Trail

One of Chiliwack’s most loved trails is the Vedder River Rotary Trail. It follows follows the Vedder River for about 8km offering many scenic views. A round trip along the entire trail is approximately 20km. The trail is very popular with those looking to walk, run and cycle and is one of the best dog walking trails around.

There are several parking lots located throughout the route and you can choose to do a shorter version of the trail. The route described below begins at Vedder Park and goes the entire route, ending at the North Dyke Trail.

From Vedder Park, walk past the playground towards the river and begin following the Vedder River Rotary Trail, walking alongside the river in the downstream direction. For the first 3.5km, the trail follows the river, offering scenic views of the surrounding landscape and wildlife, such as ducks, geese, eagles, and the occasional heron. On a nice day, there are often quite a few people fishing along the river.

After about 3.5km, the trail veers away from the river and reaches the junction with the Peach Creek Rotary Trail. Continue to follow the Vedder River Rotary Trail as it veers back towards the river. Further down river, cross the bridge over Peach Creek and continue to where the Hopedale parking lot area is. There are plenty of benches along the trail to stop and soak in the scenic views of the area.

The trail passes underneath a train bridge as it continues to make its way downstream. Eventually, you cross a small wooden bridge and reach the junction to the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve. The nature reserve has several trails and a viewing platform for bird watching throughout the area. There is also a building with educational displays and a gift shop.

Continue following the Rotary Trail as it crosses another wooden bridge, before passing through a forested area with the occasional view of the river. When it reaches a junction, go right and continue to the end of the trail to the metal gate marking the end of the trail.

Chilliwack Residential Neighbourhood Proximity

Base 10 is one of Chilliwack’s closest residential neighbourhoods to GW Graham Secondary School. With 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhomes starting at just $950 / month and the close proximity to some of the regions best schools it’s not surprising so many families are choosing Base 10 as their next home.

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Recreation & Schools
  1. GW Graham Secondary School
  2. Vedder Elementary School
  3. Cheam Leisure Centre & pool
  4. Vedder River Rotary Trail
  5. University of the Fraser Valley
  6. Peach Rd. Rotary Trail
  7. Watson Glenn Park/Twin Rinks
  8. Mt. Slesse Middle School
  9. Vedder Middle School
  10. Sardis Secondary School
  11. Kinkora Golf Course
  12. Sardis Park
  13. Cheam Mountain Golf Course
  14. Mt. Thom Hiking Trails
Shops & Services
  1. Vedder Crossing Plaza
    – Save-On-Foods
    – Tim Hortons
    – Subway
  2. Promontory Centre
    – Shoppers Drug Mart
    – Starbucks
  3. Garrison Corners
    – Starbucks
    – The Town Butcher
    – Garrison Gourmet Greens
  4. Garrison Village
    – Save-On-Foods
    – Liquor Store
    – Waves Coffee House
  5. Chilliwack Mall
  6. Cottonwood Mall
  7. Real Canadian Superstore
Wining & Dining
  1. Garrison Bistro, Maru Sushi
  2. Noodlebox
  3. Jackson’s Steak House
  4. The Jolly Miller Pub
  5. Old Yale Brewing
  6. Townhall, Sushi Nabi
  7. Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar, Major League 2 Pub
  8. Earls Kitchen & Bar