We went on this trip on Good Friday, which was Friday April 2, 2010. We left on this trip about 8 a.m. in the morning, and decided to head to the Fraser Valley region namely to the Chilliwack area. This area can be very beautiful, but it was quite cool, as well as snow showers off and on around the Chilliwack Lake area.
As soon as we got to the area of the Trans-Canada Highway, that we could turn off onto, which was the Vedder Crossing, we got to go on a fair stretch of road, passing the entrance to the road of the ever popular Cultus Lake Provincial Park, and we continued on until we got to the fork in the road, which one way would lead into Downtown Vedder, and then the other direction led us to the Chilliwack Lake/River area.
We went down the long road, in order to view some of the lake. Along the way, there are many recreational sites that are easily accessible when the weather is better, but at this moment in time, it was very cold, and very windy. This road took us past the monumental Mt. Sleese plane crash site, as well as one of the DND branches. There are numerous forest service roads that are in the area too, but due to the weather, we were only able to tackle a couple of them.
We then decided that we were going to venture out to the Chilliwack Lake area. We were down some of the forest service road, but had to turn back due to the fact that we had very low clearance in the vehicle that we were driving, and it is an extremely rocky and rough road. Approximately 2 km down the road, they recommend that you don’t stop in the area due to chances of rockfall. In this area, it is a very harrowing area, with the fact that there is a sheer drop off to the bottom, and there are no railings to hold you in. This area is NOT recommended at the times during extreme weather such as snow storms, heavy fog etc., due to the fact of this extreme drop off in this area, and the very rugged areas within this area.
After we finished this road, to the amount that we were able to handle, we decided to venture into Chilliwack. We visited the Island 22 park. This is one of the many Fraser Valley Regional District Parks in the area. This particular park is friendly for those who are wanting to have a picnic, or wanting to boat or fish, and the main use for this park is for those who are wanting to ride horses in an equestrian environment.
Look for more on our next trip!