Archive forMarch, 2009

Chipmunk Caves – Chilliwack, BC

After living in the Fraser Valley for 13 years and having paddled the Chilliwack countless times, I finally saw to it to go visit the highly talked about Chipmunk Caves alongside the river.  Located in the Chilliwack River Valley, the Canyon run takes you within meters of the caves just above the Chipmunk Creek confluence.  Armed with a headlamp I took off to explore what I’d been paddling past all these years!

This area has strong native ties to several first nation groups who have joined together to form the Chil-kway-uhk Tribe Society.  Walking along the Chilliwack River valley floor it is possible to see remnants of a rich cultural history from their past traditional territory.  Today, this valley still plays a vital role in the well-being of these groups.

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