BOOKS ON CHILLIWACK HISTORY

This is a list of history books on Chilliwack and surrounding areas. Many of these books are available at the local Museum or Archives. This list is a work in progress and if you have any additional book names to contribute please contact us.

50 Years of Military Presence in the Fraser Valley: 1942 – 1991 Base Chilliwack, Ronald WR Denman, 1992

Backroads of British Columbia – Liz & Jack Bryan, c1975

The Bull Farm Story: 1944 – 2004 – Gordon & Barbara Souter, c2004

Canadian Forces Base Chilliwack: Base Information Book 1988/1989, c1988

CFB Chilliwack 50th Anniversary Souvenir Edition 1942 – 1992, 3rd to 12th April 1992,
1 Combat Engineer Regiment; and Chilliwack Tattoo 50th Anniversary

Chilliwack…Adventure Outdoors – Stephan Baker, c2006

The Chilliwack Story – Ron Denman, Editor – Chilliwack Museum and Archives, c2007

The Chilliwacks and Their Neighbours – Oliver N. Wells, c1987

The Fraser Valley – Bob Herger and Rick Antonson, c1981

Chilliwack’s Chinatowns: a history – Chad Reimer, 2011

Disaster on Mount Slesse: The Story of Western Canada’s Worst Air Crash – Betty O’Keefe & Ian Macdonald, c2006

Edenbank: The History of a Canadian Pioneer Farm – Oliver N. Wells, edited by Marie & Dick Weeden, c2003

Floodland and Forest:  Memories of the Chilliwack Valley – Imbert Orchard, c1983, Sound Heritage Series #37

In Prayer, and Song, and Deed: Carman United Church 1898 – 1998, c1998

Indian Territory 1858: Tribal Areas Chilliwack, Sumas, Pilalt, Nooksack – Compiled by Oliver N. Wells, c1966 – map - from Chilliwack Museum

Land Beneath the Lake (Sumas Lake) – MSA Museum

Memories of Sardis: The First 100 years – 1860 to 1960 – Chilliwack Museum and Archives, c2013

Mostly Mennonite: Stories of Jacob and Mary Harder – Ernie Harder, c2009

Oh Dem Golden Slippers – Elaine Mitten, c1993

Remembering the Sacred Time of Elders: 25th Annual Gathering of First Nations Elders: Silver Anniversary Souvenir Book – Coqualeetza Cultural Education Centre, c2001; Also, Coqualeetza Cultural Education Centre Newsletter March 2011

Ryder Lake: The Place, The People – Beatrice M. Mazurenko, c2009

Salish Weaving: Primitive and Modern – Oliver N. Wells, c1969

Stories told to Oliver Wells by Dan Milo, transcribed from tapes now lost - booklet

Vedder Crossing British Columbia: A community history – Sharon Lawrence, c2005

You are Asked to Witness: The Sto:lo  in Canada’s Pacific Coast History – Chapter 11 – Spoken Literature, Sto:lo Oral Narratives – Edited by Keith Thor Carlson – booklet

How Deep is the Lake: A Century at Chilliwack Lake - Shelley O’Callaghan, c?

Chilliwack Pioneer Ladies - Charles Henry Evans, c?

Remembering CFB Chilliwack: A Photo Retrospective - The Chilliwack Times, c2008

Five Corners: The Story of Chilliwack - Bruce Ramsey, c?

You Are Asked To Witness: The Sto:lo in Canada's Pacific Coast History - Sto:lo Heritage Trust, Chilliwack, c1999

Being Ts'elxwéyeqw: First Peoples’ Voices and History from the Chilliwack-Fraser Valley, British Columbia, c2018

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