Chilliwack is getting a new Y!

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The Chilliwack YMCA serves more than 6,500 people each year—4,000 at the Hocking Avenue location alone. But the needs of the community are growing and the existing facility is outdated. That’s why we are working with the City of Chilliwack, residents, businesses, community service providers and other stakeholders to build an expanded and updated YMCA Centre of Community—a place to continue building resilient kids and strong families.

The new Chilliwack YMCA will be 36,700 square feet, 25% bigger than the current facility. The eastern side of the building will be demolished and re-built anew while the rest of the Y will be dramatically improved. With this expansion, you will enjoy the same programs you know and love at the Y as well as new programs:

  • Physical literacy programs to help kids develop critical movement skills
  • More adult group fitness classes
  • Expanded pool hours
  • More swimming lessons
Here’s what will be new:
  • Gymnasium (4,250 sq. ft.)
  • Five multipurpose rooms (totalling 4,650 sq. ft.)
  • Conditioning floor (5,700 sq. ft.)
  • Social area to connect with your family and community (600 sq. ft.)
  • CycleFit studio (950 sq. ft.)
  • Family/Universal change room (1,800 sq. ft.)
  • Outdoor playground (1,000 sq. ft.)
Here’s what will be significantly renewed:
  • Expanded lobby and welcome area (1,500 sq. ft.)
  • Group fitness studio (1,950 sq. ft.)
  • Stretching and adaptive space (1,250 sq. ft.)
  • Childminding area (900 sq. ft.)
  • ​Pool (4,600 sq. ft.)

While the dream of a new Y becoming a reality is very exciting, the short-term pain is that we have temporarily closed the facility for approximately 12 months.

In order to help you continue being active and connected, we've secured temporary space elsewhere in the community to offer pop-pup programming during construction. 

Want to be in the know?

We are committed to communicating with you so that you are as excited about the new Chilliwack YMCA as we are.

 

Got a question or concern?

Jennifer Love, Branch Manager
604.792.3371 ext. 2404
Jennifer.Love@gv.ymca.ca