Places that put the "chill" in Chilliwack

Now that we're well into the New Year, and things are finally beginning to wind down for everyone, we at Old Yale Brewing thought you might need an easy-going day to unwind, and it's safe so say that Chilliwack serves as the perfect place to do so. We’ve gathered a list of things to do on a day when you need to just Chill. Feel free to fill your day with all of them, or just a few. Either way, we promise you will feel a little more at ease.



The best way to start off a laid back day is to spend the morning snuggled up with a coffee and a blanket by a quiet lake, and Cultus Lake is the place for just that! Usually the hustle and bustle of the Fraser Valley in the summer, Cultus in its off-season offers quite the serene experience. Give yourself some lake-side “me time”, or have a nice chat with a friend . Either way, you can’t go wrong with that gorgeous view.



After sitting on one of the many docks and enjoying the beauty of Cultus Lake, you’ll probably want to stretch out your legs. The Vedder River Trail is immersed in nature and stunning mountain-views, making it a great place to take a stroll. Calming sounds of the rushing water are guaranteed to sweep you up in the Vedder River’s incredible surroundings. It’s also dog friendly, so you can bring along your furry pal!  



Next up: Luna Float. Ever wish you could just float away? Well, now you can! Floating Therapy is the newest trend in health and wellness and is a fabulous form of self-care. Re-center your mind, body and soul at Luna Float in one of their spacious, calming Float Tanks. With such a “Zen” persona, you’ll feel relaxed just walking in there. Their knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you have and will always ensure that you are comfortable and that you leave feeling rejuvenated!



Now that you're all relaxed from your float, you will probably be looking for a more laid-back activity to pursue; cue The Bookman. Located in the heart of downtown Chilliwack, The Bookman is a new & used book store that has been in the owner’s family for two generations. It’s vast selection of new and used books makes it the second largest bookstore in all of BC and offers endless possibilities for a good literature escape. It even has a quiet sitting corner where you can read a page or two before deciding if it’s the book for you. Not to mention the fact that they have their very own store Cat, Netizsche! Books, cats, and Quiet corners… what more could you possibly need to kick-back?!

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And last but not least, come visit the Old Yale Tasting Room of course! Because there's no better way to end a day of relaxing than kicking back with a cold beer (...or two!). We don’t mean to be biased, but we really do think that our Tasting Room makes for a perfect place to hang and chill out and enjoy yourself!  We have blankets, cold craft beer, snacks and our new expansion room is full of comfy places to cozy up in. Whether it be alone with your read from The Bookman or with the company of good friends, our welcoming staff, chances of alpine glow views and a laid-back atmosphere make for a great way to just chill.

Cheers to Chill Days!