The Tourist-in-Your-Town Series

See your communities through a newcomer's eyes - or find a new favourite spot to visit - in this series of articles.

Local news reporters should know a little bit about the places they’re reporting on. That’s the theory. But the Fraser Valley’s a big place.

And when I (Grace) joined the Fraser Valley Current nearly a year ago, I didn’t know Agassiz from Harrison Hot Springs and had never been to either. The rest of the team here decided that someone would have to show me around.

And who better suited to that task than our spectacular readers?

Thus, the Tourist-in-your-town series was born.

In each of the articles in this series, a reporter ventures out to spend a day in an unfamiliar place, armed with recommendations from readers like you who know the area.

In these stories, you’ll get an inside look at local cafes, little restaurants, walks and hikes, museums, and other activities in each featured neighbourhood. See your community and your favourite haunts through fresh eyes—or start planning a day trip somewhere new and nearby—with each instalment.

1. Downtown Mission

2. Downtown Chilliwack

3. Clearbrook, Abbotsford

4. Yarrow, Chilliwack


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