January 20th, 2022 - The Chilliwack Heritage Festival will be one of the premier events to attend in Chilliwack. It will introduce a new approach to celebrating our shared cultures, history, heritage, music, entertainment, food, and more. 

To organize and stage this ambitious project requires a small army of dedicated volunteers, including community coordinators to gather historical and heritage displays, logistics coordination, entertainment acquisition, vendor sign-up, and volunteer placement and training, and so much more.


The many aspects of organizing this event have been a challenge during the pandemic. Our planning started in 2019 and we have had to postpone it once already. We had hoped to bring the festival to life in September of this year. However, with the continued ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic and public health concerns, the Chilliwack Heritage Festival Society’s Board of Directors has had to make the difficult decision to once again postpone the Festival, to be rescheduled at a yet-to-be-determined date in 2023. We would rather ensure a safe family event for everyone, without fear or anxiety over ongoing public health concerns. 

Over the next year we will plan various fundraising events and will be actively seeking sponsorships. More information on such initiatives will be available soon. We are also looking to fill a few more key organizational positions such as Community Coordinators, a Vendor Coordinator, and one more board position to take on the role of Fundraising and Sponsorship Coordinator. Please reach out to your network of contacts and let us know if someone is interested in more information on how they could be a part of the team organizing this unique festival. 

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Chilliwack Heritage Festival Society, I extend my thanks and appreciation to everyone who has offered their encouragement and support, and I’m looking forward to the day we finally can launch this exciting event for everyone’s enjoyment. 


Carsten Arnold 

CHFS Chairman

For further information contact us at chilliwackheritagefestival@gmail.com



The Chilliwack Heritage Festival is a free interactive fun community festival for the entire family! Join us to see, hear and taste the history of Chilliwack. Fun activities for the entire family with Community pavilions, heritage and cultural displays, amazing food, interactive activities, old-fashioned games and races and live entertainment that includes a military drum ceremony and an inspirational, non-denominational Sunday service.


The Chilliwack Heritage Festival offers a variety of entertainment, including dance performers, square dancing, local live bands, skits, flute playing, period costumes, story telling and much more. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy hours of free entertainment. 

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Each community will feature their own culture and history through unique displays, artifacts, photographs, activities and entertainment. Visit each one to learn about our shared past.


No electronics at our Family Fun Zone! Show your kids the type of fun you had back in the day with old-fashioned games and races such as bean bag toss, three-legged race, sack races, ring toss, dunk tank, photo booths and much more!



Would you like to be a part of the Festival? We have many opportunities for you to get involved whether it by volunteering your time, donations of services or money or becoming a valued Festival Sponsor. Check out how you can help!

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Understanding our history is the most important legacy we can leave our children. It grows richer with the sharing.

Glenda Standeven


Located at the Atchelitz Pioneer Village

44146 Luckakuck, Chilliwack, BC

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