Schools in the city are operated by Chilliwack School District #33 and Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique. Examples of schools in the city include East Chilliwack Elementary, Watson Elementary, Little Mountain Elementary, Bernard Elementary, Chilliwack Middle School, Vedder Middle School, Chilliwack Secondary School, and école La Vérendrye. Private school options are also available.
Chilliwack’s post-secondary institutions include Sprott Shaw College – Chilliwack, with courses in business, healthcare, education, and marketing; CDI College, which has classes in art and design, business, healthcare, technology, and trades; University of the Fraser Valley – Chilliwack Campus, offering a wide variety of degree programs; and Justice Institute of British Columbia – Chilliwack Campus, which offers courses in paramedic, emergency management, and conflict resolution.
The Chilliwack Museum features permanent and temporary exhibits that focus on the natural, historical, and cultural aspects of the city and the surrounding area. Artifacts on display include photographs, tools and equipment, spiritual objects, clothing, military objects, documents, and art. School programs and group tours are available, and the museum can be booked for private events.
Live shows and events can be enjoyed at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, which hosts a variety of independent and mainstream performances. The centre also houses various art classes, including crafts, jewelry, drawing, painting, photography, glasswork, pottery, and theatre. Kids’ camps and workshops are also held at the venue throughout the year.