5 reasons to live in Chilliwack – they may not be what you expect!

Looking to move out of the Vancouver city and into the Fraser Valley? Have you thought about Chilliwack? It’s not the town you used to know! Chilliwack has been a quickly growing community that is now home to over 80,000 people.

Here are 5 reasons to consider moving to Chilliwack:

1.       Quick access to nearby cities – via air and land!

The City of Chilliwack is located on the edge of the Fraser Valley and only an hour away from Vancouver, British Columbia.

With its close proximity to Langley, Abbotsford, Surrey, and Maple Ridge, living in Chilliwack allows you to have the amenities of these cities at a lower cost per square foot


2.       Be close to nature

Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley, living in Chilliwack means nature is at your doorstep. The landscape of Chilliwack is home to breathtaking parks, trails, lakes, and mountains.

Parks located in and around Chilliwack encompass everything from urban playgrounds for children to authentic wilderness. No matter if you prefer to hike, kayak, or simply have a picnic, Chilliwack’s parks are perfect for every family.

Cultus Lake Provincial Park is one of the most popular provincial parks in British Columbia and is located only 13 kilometers from Chilliwack. Home to Cultus Lake Waterpark and Cultus Lake Adventure Park, the 627 acres of freshwater make it the largest freshwater lake in the Fraser Valley.


3.       Farm fresh produce at your doorstep

Chilliwack is home to a bountiful amount of farm land, greenhouses, and agricultural space. From fresh corn that grows rapid in the fields, to local blueberries, healthy living is easy and affordable by simply buying local produce.


4.       A growing community

No matter if you are a young couple looking to settle down and grow your family, in search of a community to retire in, or simply an individual looking to get out of the city, Chilliwack is a community on the rise. With new amenities and stores opening all the time, Chilliwack’s growing community has everything that one could need.

5.       It’s possible to get into your dream home in Chilliwack

OwnWest offers a unique opportunity to help everyone get into their dream home in Chilliwack today! OwnWest offers a Rent to Own program that allows Canadians to get into their dream homes when they can not go through traditional mortgages. A Rent to Own agreement is a rental contract combined with a savings program to help you build a down payment.


OwnWest’s Rent to Own program offers a variety of different housing options from townhomes to single family homes.

Contact Ownwest to find out more

The Growing Rent to Own Program in Saskatchewan


Guest Post: OwnWest, Rent to Own, in Saskatchewan by Sandra Redl – OwnWest Saskatchewan Manager


Meet Sandra Redl


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As a CENTURY 21 Real Estate professional, I am committed to providing the highest quality service possible  for my clients. I am dedicated, honest and pride myself in exceptional customer service while assisting my clients in the Saskatoon, Warman and surrounding areas.


I have had the pleasure of working with Westbow Construction for a few years now as a Saskatchewan Sales Representative. I am also the Manager of the Saskatchewan OwnWest Program; That helps clients realize their dream of home ownership who otherwise would not qualify through traditional means. I love that Westbow Construction offers quality products, excellent customer service all while having that “good wholesome family “feel about them! They truly care about the people they work with, the homeowners and the communities they have chosen to develop in. I am truly honored to be a part of the Westbow team, and I look forward to the exciting projects to come!


Rent to Own


OwnWest , previously known as “Rent to Own” is an ideal solution for those who may not be approved for a traditional mortgage or do not have a down payment saved . Not only do you get to move into your home immediately, but we help you save for a down payment! There are various reasons a potential buyer may not qualify such as lack of funds for a down payment, poor credit or if they’re going through a separation.  I think it is great that Westbow offers such an opportunity for those trying to achieve homeownership. The goal of OwnWest is to get you into your own home today while building your credit score and helping you build your entire down payment needed to qualify for a mortgage at the end of your agreement. Saskatchewan OwnWest has properties available in both of our developments; Warman and Saskatoon.



Currently Westbow Construction has two developments; Horizon Estates in Warman and Montgomery Place in Saskatoon. Westbow has not held back on the exceptional features offered in these executive style townhomes. These truly stunning homes feature three bedrooms, three bathrooms, attached garages, fully fenced and landscaped yards with an underground irrigation system. The careful thought  and attention to detail Westbow put into their designs really shows. Some of the high-end finishing’s are, quartz countertops, tiled backsplash, maple soft close cabinets and a natural gas fireplace just to name a few. The quality, comfort, features and options available truly make Westbow a superior product available in todays current housing market whether you are a downsizing couple, young family or a business professional.

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Heart of the Canadian Prairies


Saskatchewan, also known as “the land of the living skies” is a beautiful Province that surely does not get enough credit. Having lived in numerous cities across Canada and having the privilege of seeing various other cities around the world, I am truly honoured  to call Saskatchewan my home! Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Prairies, Saskatoon is the largest city in the province and boasts many things to see and do! My family and I currently live in Warman and it is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities! If you are looking for a community to raise a young family or settle down, Warman or Saskatoon will not disappoint. Don’t let the frigid winters scare you away! In Saskatchewan we can enjoy all four seasons and we get to enjoy various fun activities year-round!