Wildlife and Plants
Chilliwack is home to range of wildlife, fish, and plant species, from spotted owls to rainbow trout to Sitka spruce. The valley climate is a hybrid of warm and wet maritime, and colder continental. The City of Chilliwack is located within the lower reaches of the Chilliwack River Watershed, where the flood plain creates fertile agricultural land, and is also suitable for development.
The diverse topography, including flat lowlands, treed hillsides, and many stream and creeks, creates suitable habitat for a variety of species. Among these are designated species at risk, which are part of the national Species at Risk Public Registry (SARA). To obtain specific information on invasive species (non-native) in Chilliwack, visit the Invasive Plants page.