Guest Blog: How to spend a rainy day in Chilliwack

Written by We are the Northern, originally posted here:

Alright, here's the thing. Chilliwack is freakin' cool and you guys need to visit soon. Hop on the greyhound (while you can... RIP greyhound) and get your butts here. We've got an adventure packed day planned for you that really can't be missed. If you're bored in August, check out our 1-day itinerary for a rainy day in Chilliwack, BC.

FIRST STOP: Cookies Grill (

Okay so, I want to give Cookie’s Grill ALL of the love. But I also kinda want to keep it a secret… because it really is a hidden gem and I don’t want my favourite breakfast spot overcrowding. But, here goes nothing – because the world needs more love, and more pancakes – am I right?

Cookies Grill is one of those places every breakfast lover dreams of. Affordable prices, big portions, and endless amounts of shredded (or cubed, if that’s how you roll) hashbrowns. A must visit if you’re looking for some tasty eats to kick your day off.

SECOND STOP: Chilliwack Sunflower Festival (

First of all, the Sunflower Festival is the new Tulip Festival. Just wanted to clear that up.

Second of all – sunflowers can get BIG. Like… blooms the size of your head, leaves the size of two of your heads, big. Oh, and at least 8 feet tall. Nature, you’re pretty neat.

Third, and most important of all: posing for the gram is HARD. Why do people make it look so easy? It’s really not. Where are you supposed to put your hands? And don’t even get me started on figuring out where you’re supposed to look. You REALLY need to practice your poses before you get here, because let me tell you, the photo ops are endless.

Regardless of the level of difficulty, head to the Sunflower Fest. for the gram, a breath of fresh air, a connection to mother nature, and also pick up some fresh cut sunflowers at $1.50 a pop. You won’t regret it, and neither will your Insta followers.

THIRD STOP: Old Yale Brewing (

Okay. Okay. So, we’re a little biased because OYB is one of our (amazing) clients (we take pics for them, mostly!). But, Old Yale really is a must-visit if you’re ever passing through Chilliwack. Their tasting room was recently renovated, they’ve got (seriously good) hand-crafted beer on tap, and have something cool going on pretty much every day of the week. Like music? Open mic night, Sundays. Like casks? “Blast from the cask”, every Wednesday. Like cool people? Well, every day of the week.

Be sure to fill a growler and take it home with you so the fun can continue after your adventure-packed day.

And, that concludes one of the (many) awesome days you could have in beautiful Chilliwack, BC. Stop by for a visit, and tell us if you did by tagging us in your Instagram photos – @wearethenorthern.