About Tourism Chilliwack

Our Mission

Our mission is “To grow Chilliwack’s tourism economy.”

Our Vision

Our vision, the purpose for which Tourism Chilliwack exists, that we are committed to continually striving towards is: “To create a WOW destination”

Strategic Plan 2017- 2021

The Organization

Tourism Chilliwack was established in 1998 as part of the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation (CEPCO). The organization was created to forge a partnership between the City of Chilliwack and the tourism industry, to promote growth and diversification and to increase the economic impact of tourism.  In 2006, Tourism Chilliwack became incorporated, with the City of Chilliwack as its sole shareholder.  We are a non-traditional Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), which has a business function but also conforms to governance policies and undertakes strategic planning.

Tourism Chilliwack is led by the following private sector board of directors:

Susan Anstett - Chilliwack River Rafting
Nancy Barker - UFV, Instructor, Hospitality Event Planning
Rose Turcasso - Cultus Lake Park Board, Commissionor 
Brett DeWitt - Coast Chilliwack Hotel, General Manager
Deanna Johnston - Best Western Rainbow Country Inn, General Manager 
Barb Kemp - Classic on Alexander, Owner
Sue Attril - City of Chilliwack, Councillor 
Brian Minter - Minter Country Gardens, Owner (Chair)
Ryan Mulligan - City of Chilliwack, Manager, Civic Facilities
Dave Schaepe - Sto:lo Research & Resource Management Centre, Director
Amber Price - The Book Man, Owner
Leonard Wiens - The Royal Hotel, General Manager

Current Staff

Allison Colthorp - Executive Director
Ana Macedo - Business Development Manager & Heritage Park Manager
Julie Rowley - Accountant
Ravina Sidhu - Destination Marketing Manager
Amy Watson - Visitor Services Manager
Marilyn Andersen - Visitor Services

Chilliwack Heritage Park

Tourism Chilliwack proudly operates Chilliwack Heritage Park a 65-acre park that boasts a 150,000 square foot building. Heritage Park can accommodate a whole host of events from trade shows and conventions, concerts, dog shows, horse shows, Arena Cross Events, ABA BMX Bike Grand Nationals, Kart Racing, local club events and more! Heritage Park is located directly behind the visitor centre and is ideally and conveniently located just off the Trans-Canada Highway at exit 116. 

Expert's Blog

Jump In with Both Feet At Cultus Lake

Soak up the sun in the months of May, June, July, August, and early September, or visit year round for camping, hiking, and the scenic views. The selection ranges from provincial and private to B&B’s, vacation rentals, and cabins. Cultus Lake offers year round (even winter) camping at sites such as The Vedder River Campground and Sunnyside Campground.. Read more