Venues for 2019
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Painting by Dave Vegt
48180 Elk View Rd.
“Ryder Lake Llamas & Alpaca”
Experience the wonderful world of camelids. Help feed the alpacas, turtles, llamas, goats and chickens. Watch Maureen spin llama fibre into yarn on Sunday. Stroller and wheelchair friendly.
5770 Extrom Rd.
“Hanging ‘H’ Arena”
(Entrance off Ryder Lake Road) Come and enjoy a BC Mountain Trail Challenge riding event. All ages of riders and horses showcasing their talents over a wide range of obstacles. More information at http://dhughesquarterhorses.com/
47710 Forester Rd.
Nestled beneath a panorama of mountains, organic vegetable gardens, frog ponds, and clambering mini goats, Justin the stoic llama, free range chickens, and some free range kids selling innocently overpriced refreshments and crafts. (Picnic site)
5500 Churchill Parkway
Garden and woodland trails with a unique gazebo on a rock promontory. Stunning 180 degree views of the entire Ryder Lake valley.
Birch Grove Farm pottery and lavender products for sale.
47644 Forester Rd.
Exotic llamas and friendly miniature donkeys. Extensive arbour garden with grapes, kiwi, wisteria and more. Hummingbird heaven! Locally made jams, jellies, chutneys and preserves available. Autumn Bliss raspberries and Duke blueberry plants.
Events for children by Valley Permaculture. “CutenCuddlyCrafts” by Shelley Phillips. Mandela stones by Wise Woman Arts.
47240 Greenhill Rd.
Uniquely placed twenty acre hobby farm on a promontory. Stroll through gardens with spectacular views of Cultus Lake, and the Chilliwack River Valley. Wood lathe turning demonstration happening Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.on Sunday. Outhouse available. (Picnic site).
47090 Greenhill Rd.
“Quiet Waters Quilting & Gifts” OPEN SATURDAY ONLY. Long arm quilting demo. Handmade Soaps, local honey and beeswax products. Locally made pottery by Dave. Stained glass by Birgit. Home grown lavender and many hand crafted items.
5122 Sherlaw Rd
Come see a small, "off grid" cabin that uses wood fire heating, solar electricity and rainwater collection.
48360 Sherlaw Rd.
Guess who's hiding in my garden? Come and stroll around my country garden and see if you can spot an array of interesting items hidden among the foliage. Then pop into my "She Shed" for a tasty sample of jams from the area.
49451 Voight Rd.
“Tradition Christmas Trees” A beautiful 10 acre Christmas tree farm, with shaded forest trails, extensive & innovative flower and vegetable gardens. Impressive views and a wide variety of birds.
Follow the trail to behold the beginning stages of a neighbouring Japanese garden. On site will be: Kiss the Earth Herbs. They will be selling handmade botanical beauty (skin and hair care) products. Pottery demonstrations by Dave’s Pottery.
4889 Haley Rd
Visit this art studio to see mythological wood carvings by Butch Francis and nature and travel photography by Kelly Francis.
4427 Siemens Rd
Several diverse artists paint “en plein air” with a sweeping view of the Chilliwack River Valley. Enjoy the view from the deck and see the artists in various stages of their work.
5100 Solway Rd.
“C Joy Farm” Myotonic (fainting) goat herd. Sawmill demo 1pm.
Outhouse available. (Picnic site).
50930 Bench Rd
“Jade Pond Acres”
Ryder Lake’s most remote farm, nestled below the Elk - Thurston ridge and accessible only via a gravel forest service road! This 36 acre property has magnificent views of Mount McGuire and other peaks. Rolling meadows, woods, a ravine and a large pond round out this wilderness "off grid" homestead. Featuring Dan Clegg, a local artist, a potter, and local goods. Yoga at 3pm on Saturday only. Bring your picnic and enjoy a different pace! Outhouse available. (Picnic site).
Trails and Drive-Bys
Mt Thom Park Trail
Hike to the viewpoint at the top of Mt Thom and be rewarded by sweeping views west across the Fraser Valley and Cultus Lake. The round trip walk is 2.5 km up a gravel and dirt trail takes 30 to 40 minutes.
Opposite Hornby Lake under Elk View Rd. A toad tunnel was constructed in 2015 to protect Western toads and other amphibians who need to cross the road safely between the wetland – where they breed, and the forest – where they live as adults. A Fraser Valley Conservancy Amphibian Protection Project.
There will be an tent set up with FVC volunteers to provide more information.
Large sheep farm just past venue 11 at NW corner of Haley & Larson
Elk Mountain Trail
This 8 km round trip hike climbs gently through the forest and then there are some
steep sections up to the alpine meadow where the wildflowers should be in in full bloom. Spectacular views of the Fraser Valley from the lookout or continue further along the Elk-Thurston Ridge for views of the Chilliwack River Valley, Mount Slesse and Border Peaks.