Livability Score

i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (24) F
Entertainment (10) F
Food and Drink (58) F
Fitness (6) F
Groceries (23) F
Parks (192) F
Shops (87) F
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 1.1% take public transportation in Chilliwack.
Public Transit Stops (227)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living C-

The cost of living in Chilliwack is 96/100 - which is 22% lower than British Columbia.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime F

Chilliwack crime rates are 9,563 per 100k, which is 58% higher than British Columbia
Property Crime
7,790 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
1,774 crimes per 100k
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employment B-

The median income in Chilliwack is $83,372 - which is 3% lower than British Columbia.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health C+

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (23)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing A

Chilliwack home prices are $705,900 - which is 27% lower than British Columbia
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
8.5x (home price to income ratio)
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schools C+

The Chilliwack graduation rate is 83% - which is 4% lower than British Columbia
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (32) F
High Schools (11) F
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ratings C

Chilliwack has an overall rating of 62% from 9 reviews.
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Living in Chilliwack, BC

Chilliwack Area Facts

  • Chilliwack has a Livability Score of 60/100, which is considered below average
  • Chilliwack crime rates are 58% higher than the British Columbia average
  • Cost of living in Chilliwack is 22% lower than the British Columbia average

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      Chilliwack, BC

      Chilliwack is a historically agricultural community that sits in the Fraser Valley Regional District. It sits along the south side of the Fraser River, with the Trans-Canada Highway running through the centre of it from east to west. Chilliwack is BC’s seventh largest city and the second largest city in the district, having a population of oround 80,000 people. It is a beautiful city that is surrounded by mountains and recreational areas, though it is also a vibrant city that has a strong music and theatre scene.

      Nicknamed “The Wack”, Chilliwack is a fantastic place to live, as it is tranquil, inexpensive and has a small town vibe. Much of its cultural scene is in Downtown Chilliwack, which is home to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre and the Prospera Centre. Still, it is nearby Sardis that is the trendiest area of the city and where any Chilliwack resident will say to go for the best shopping, restaurant options and entertainment. Both of these areas are also the best parts of the city in terms of transportation, with more than half of the city’s 10 bus routes passing through this way. Those that would prefer to get around on bicycle will find over 175 kilometres of bicycle routes throughout The Wack.

      Residents of Chilliwack have a high education level, as it is home to two post-secondary schools; the University of the Fraser Valley and the Justice Institute of British Columbia. It is also home to the RCMP Pacific Region Training Centre. These are all located within the Canada Education Park in the vibrant Vedder Crossing neighbourhood. There are also a plethora of public schools, eight private schools and one Francophone school in the city. Another great thing about living in Chilliwack is that it has the warmest mean temperature for any city in the country.

      Chilliwack is a thriving city with a strong economy that is based on manufacturing, retail and finance. It also has numerous parks that can be enjoyed after work or on weekends, like Cultus Lake Provincial Park, Fairfield Park and Gwynne-Vaughan Park, amongst others. In addition, its art scene is quite vibrant, with any Chilliwack local recommending things like listening to live punk or ska bands, enjoying the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and going to the theatre. Not to mention going on a wine tasting tour, having fun at the Cultus Lake Waterpark or wandering around the Chilliwack Museum and Archives.

      F Amenities

      Are there many local amenities in Chilliwack? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.


      Unknown Name
      Twin Creeks Park
      Sapper's Park
      Mitchell Park
      Higginson Park
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      Pearson Park


      Julie Anne's Art Supplies and Gallery
      Cottonwood 4 Cinemas
      Dicken's Sweets & British Museum
      Chilliwack Museum
      Echo Room
      Galaxy Cinemas Chilliwack
      Unknown Name
      Chilliwack Arts Centre

      Food & Drink

      Friendly Mike's Pub
      Pizza pizza
      BC Liquor Store
      Donair Affair
      Major Leagues 2
      Burger King

      A+ Commute

      Is public transit available in Chilliwack? Of all people who commute, 1.1% take public transportation in Chilliwack.
      Drive to Work

      4% higher than the CDN average

      Take Public Transit

      6% lower than the CDN average

      Walk to Work

      1% lower than the CDN average

      C+ Health & Safety

      Is Chilliwack a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.


      Chilliwack General Hospital


      Shoppers Drug Mart
      Shoppers Drug Mart
      Promontory IDA Pharmacy


      Fraser Vally Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre
      A Open Access Clinic