GP Furniture - Formerly Grand Pappy's Furniture

GP Furniture - Formerly Grand Pappy's Furniture

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One of Chilliwack’s oldest furniture stores has recently under-gone a name change. The furniture store you’ve known and love and their commitment to high quality products and customer service still remains the same, with one difference; once known as Grand Pappy’s Furniture, it is now called GP Furniture.

“New Name.
Same People”
- Brandy Schmidt, Owner

Covering every room of your home, GP Furniture features distinct pieces and sincere associates happy to help you with the purchase of your next comfortable chair, bar stools and even major appliances.

GP Furniture is also the Big Green Egg (Ceramic BBQ) dealers for this region, as featured in Chilliwack’s 2nd Annual Big Green EggFest!

Check out their website:

Circa Vintage - Why We Love Shopping Downtown Chilliwack

Circa Vintage - Why We Love Shopping Downtown Chilliwack

It’s been a couple months since Circa Vintage opened and the shop just keeps getting better and better. We stopped in recently to capture a small feel of what’s happening at the store and talk with Darby, the owner. Amazing ‘new’ (to the store) lamps, and blankets and a gas pump that you need to go in just to see; the shop is looking fantastic.

Whether you’re searching for a unique gift or wanting to add “new” decor to your house, Circa Vintage on Main Street is your place to go.  Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for their official grand opening and be sure to support this new downtown store by stopping by!  

Store hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10am-4pm

You can follow them here:

Facebook - Circa Vintage

Instagram - @circa_vintage_finds


Blossom with Quik Pik - Chilliwack Florist

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Blossom with Quik Pik - Chilliwack Florist

We were first introduced to Quik Pik Flowers when we were a part of a video/photo shoot with the talented Sarah Sovereign.

Check out her “November Gold” series here.

When meeting Britt, the owner, we could immediately see how passionate she is about her job, her store and more importantly, the vibrant and original floral displays she puts together.

This floral gift shop is not your average floral gift shop. There are gifts to buy there yes, BUT those gifts are all flowers/greens/plants etc. There’s no little knick knacks, but instead, an array of greenery; from insanely gorgeous floral displays to a simple stand-alone cactus, you can find a gift for anyone in your life.

Britt is very keen on using locally grown flowers as often as she can. When we purchased a bouquet from her, every flower was picked from the Chilliwack area. It was quite something.

Whether you’re looking for flowers for a wedding, funeral, anniversary or JUST BECAUSE, Blossom with Quik Pik has EVERYTHING you need. Britt and her staff are extremely knowledgable and willing to help out with any budget, big or small. PLUS, they also offer delivery at an added cost, which makes sending flowers to a loved one from a distance, that much easier.

You can find them on Facebook here:

Blossom with Quik Pik is located at: 7425 Vedder Rd (right across from Simpson Notaries - map below)


Bastion Games - Board Games, Comics & Collectibles

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Bastion Games - Board Games, Comics & Collectibles

Every Wednesday is a special day for comic book lovers. Wednesday’s mark the release of the latest comic book issues, bringing with it a flood of new storylines, plot twists, disappointments and occasionally some very cool comic book covers.

Bastion Games is THE PLACE to get your comic books in Chilliwack. They carry just about any line of comics you’re looking to get, and Nathan is the guy there that can set you up with a subscription.

There are no subscription costs, aside from putting down a deposit for your first few issues of a new subscription. Bastion Games bags and boards all their comics and stores them safely and securely for you, until the day you arrive to pick them up.

Bastion Games is located at: 45610 Yale Rd #101 (map below)

Here at Around Chilliwack we’re partial to the DC Comics lines, Batman and the Flash in particular, but we’re always open to reading new stuff too. What would you recommend to someone?

Have you been to Bastion Games?
Are you a board game aficionado?

Tell us about your experience at Bastion. We’d love to hear it!


Under the Willow Tree - Where To Shop In Chilliwack

Under the Willow Tree - Where To Shop In Chilliwack


What started out as a passion project and a channel for creativity has turned into a small business opportunity for Melanie, owner of 'Under The Willow Tree'.  Quaint and decorative with a rustic whitewashed board ceiling, this little downtown shop had us in love from the start.  Melanie’s store showcases trinkets, décor and clothing from local artisans and vendors between Vancouver and Hope, and also offers supplies for DIY projects.

With a variety of different decors line the walls, one corner carries a tremendous selection of plaster paint. Their website quotes: "We are currently the only stockist of Plaster Paint Canada paint products in the Fraser Valley. Plaster Paint is a "chalk like" furniture paint that requires no stripping, no sanding and no priming of your original piece!"

What makes 'Under the Willow Tree' unique is the amount of local artisans and vendors featured - not just from the Lower Mainland, but from Chilliwack itself. Of those Chilliwack vendors, the following are included:

Shimmer & Gold Designs
NanaB Designs
French’s Design
Vintage Spoonworks

Other vendors are from Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Pitt Meadows, Langley, Surrey, Hope and Richmond.

‘Under The Willow Tree’ also offers workshop classes where you can hone your skills ore learn new hobbies from the vendors themselves!  Learn how to make unique scrapbooks, wood signs, home décor items, jewellery and more. Visit their Facebook page or website for more information on their workshops (see below).

The store is located just 2 blocks east of 5 corners, at 46257 Yale Rd (see map below). 

Store hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am-2pm

You can follow them here:

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Circa Vintage - New Shop in Downtown Chilliwack

Circa Vintage - New Shop in Downtown Chilliwack

There's a new shop on Main Street in Chilliwack and it's worth a visit! We had a chance to pop in briefly just to see what they were all about and were pleasantly surprised by their distinctive charm!  Circa Vintage is an intriguing new store with all sorts of vintage curiosities, rustic home decor and design ideas. From a wide selection of classic radios, phones, clothing and little trinkets to an old film projector that caught our eye, Circa Vintage is a unique locality that entices you to linger a little longer as you peruse the various sections of the store. 

Whether you’re searching for a unique gift or wanting to add “new” decor to your house, Circa Vintage on Main Street is your place to go.  Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for their official grand opening and be sure to support this new downtown store by stopping by!  

Store hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10am-4pm

You can follow them here:

Facebook - Circa Vintage

Instagram - @circa_vintage_finds


Garrison Chilliwack Shopping One Stop Shop

The Town Butcher & Garrison Gourmet Greens
Garrison Chilliwack Shopping

If you had a spot you could stop and pick up everything you need for a delicious dinner, would you make that stop?

We would AND did!

Garrison Gourmet Greens

Garrison Gourmet Greens offers such a great variety of fresh produce; from Okanogan fruit to produce grown right here in the Fraser Valley, their year-round selection inspires new recipes and plates full of crisp colour.

We visited them to pick up some fresh corn and garlic, and were drawn to their tempting, local figs – something that will need another visit once we have found a good recipe.  Their service is friendly and incredibly helpful, where finding the perfect peach or that ready-to-eat watermelon is very simple and easy to do. 

What do you use fresh figs for?  Find us on facebook and leave us a comment or recipe!

The Town Butcher

From that perfect steak or pork baby back ribs, to some tasty grab-n-go lunches, The Town Butcher is a must stop shop to go along with your veggies.  Did you know that The Town Butcher works with numerous local farmers to provide the best locally sourced meat from ethically treated animals for their store? They cut their meat right in store and can even do custom cuts for any of your needs.  

We recently had Bill Turnbull on the podcast to hear how this young entrepreneur first started out, and learn how he advocates for the amazing farmers in the Chilliwack area. Listen to it here. 


Find us on Facebook here to share your favourite fig recipes.

The Town Butcher and Garrison Gourmet Greens is located on the southeast corner of Keith Wilson and Vedder Rd. 


Locally Obsessed - Fraser Valley Subscription Box

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Locally Obsessed is a subscription box company that caters to local communities in the Fraser Valley. It was started by Nicole Meredith, who has lived with her family in Chilliwack for over a decade.

Wanting to combine a love of local shopping and a desire to be more deliberate with her consumption, Nicole realized that there was room for a new service in her community.

The goal of Locally Obsessed is to give people an easier way to sample local products and services that they might not normally encounter in their normal shopping. The original plan was to offer a subscription box of Chilliwack based products and services exclusively for Chilliwack residents.


After a very successful launch, she has expanded to include local boxes from one end of the Valley to the other, Locally Obsessed delivers from Chilliwack to Port Moody sourcing products from Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Surrey.

Each month, the boxes are hand delivered, which cuts down on shipping costs and lets her offer perishables. Business of all sizes have been featured, from up and coming to the most established and a local business is highlighted each month in a blog post on the website.


The website ( also maintains a list of all the products offered in past subscription boxes, with information on where they can be re-purchased when customers are looking to repurchase.

To sign up for Chilliwack’s bag which contains only products from Chilliwack companies click on the following link! 

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Valley Living Design

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Valley Living Design

My name's Caprice, I live in Chilliwack BC, and am married to the best hubby in the world. 

I love all things outdoors and love to keep exploring. My dad and I started up this little side business (aka Valley Living Design) because he's a super talented trades guy and I love keeping home decor rustic but stylish. And to be honest, it's a great excuse to spend more time with family. 

We specialize in honeycomb shelves and mountain shelves, but recently we've put those two together to create our signature item, the 2ft honeycomb mountain shelf!

I hope that you'll give us a chance to create a really unique and amazing piece for your home and as always - thanks for shopping local!

Find us on Instagram @valleylivingdesign or on etsy at

Bastion Games - Where To Shop in Chilliwack


This ever expanding board game, card game, comic book and collectible store is a diamond in the rough for nerds of all ages of the Fraser Valley.

Whether you're looking for a nice simple board game to play with family or friends; or, you're a hard core board game player and enjoy the likes of Pandemic, Sheriff of Nottingham, Small World, etc.; or, you're looking to delve into Magic the Gathering, Warhammer or Pokemon; then Bastion Games is the place to stop by in Chilliwack. 

Aside from their great inventory of games and comics (you can even sign up for a regular monthly subscription of comic books), the owner and staff are knowledgeable, friendly and seem to always go the extra mile. 

Bastion Games is located just off the corner of Yale & Airport Rd and also offers regular gaming tournaments. 

Follow them on Facebook for regular updates and info:


Minter Country Garden

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One of the greatest gems in Chilliwack, founded by Brian Minter and his family, Minter Country Gardens is a must stop shop on any given day. 

At Christmas you can hop aboard the mini train and tour the greenhouses, lights and Christmas displays; or come on a Saturday for a visit with the owls from Raptor's Ridge; not to mention all of the classes and training available and the incredibly friendly staff.

Aside from Minter Country Garden, there are various other shops on site, including: Switzer's Vintage Decor, Aromatica, Softub Oasis and the Cultivate Cafe.

Visit them online here:


Produce Gone Wild

Produce Gone Wild has brought a lot of freshness to Chilliwack. Having access to not just local produce, but BC grown produce, PGW is a great source for all your vegetable and fruit needs.

Located next to The Mad Butcher on Alexander, PGW prides itself on excellent customer service, competitive prices and quality selection. Aside from offering local products, PGW has long standing connections with Okanagan Farmers to bring in some of the most delicious produce you'll get in town.

Locally owned, PGW goes above and beyond to stay connected in their community. As big supporters of the Chilliwack Chiefs and various other organizations, Produce Gone Wild is a must stop shop. 

Mill Street Shopping

Mill Street Shopping is one of our favourite things to do.
You may even recognize Mill Street on various Hallmark Christmas movies from time to time. Aside from that, Mill Street offers just some of the following:

  • Boutique Shopping
  • Tattoo Parlour
  • Barbershops
  • Coffee Shop
  • Craft Brewery
  • Picture Framing & Gallery
  • More coming soon

Aside from the shops, Mill Street is an incredible location to check out during the summer event of Party in the Park and the Fortin Village Classic Car Show. This quaint, one way street is a great place to visit throughout the year. Be sure to pop in soon and see what's happening.