CanTalk Wireless is an exclusive TELUS dealer selling mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, TELUS Optik Internet / TV services & accessories. Brands carried include Apple, Blackberry, Samsung, LG, Nokia & Motorola. CanTalk has been in operation for 22 years operating 4 retail stores and a business sales department.
An award-winning emporium of enticing emollients, Clayburn Comforts sculpts soothing soaps and aromatherapy elixirs in small, handmade batches. Peruse the quaint refurbished cottage for ambrosial accoutrements, such as the brick-shaped Clayburn bars, redolent of the town's brick-manufacturing origins and ideal for fortifying rubber-duck fortresses ($4.00–$6.50). Made with natural ingredients such as coconut oil, palm-kernel oil, canola oil, and beeswax, and swaddled in biodegradable shrink-wrap, Clayburn bars moisturize the skin without parching the planet.
Abby Florist's team mingles and meshes all varieties of flowers with garnishing to compose artful arrangements for holidays and special occasions such as weddings and birthdays. They also compile candies, fruits, and savories into gourmet baskets and help decorate homes with plants such as potted palms.
House of James's newly expanded coffeehouse, tucked inside the 30-year-old book shop's spacious interior, brews Canadian-roasted Fratello coffee, scoops out 16 gelato flavours, and serves a light menu of salads, sandwiches, and pastries made from fresh ingredients. Skillful baristas can craft lattes ($3.50), mochas ($3.85), and other bean-based brews from Fratello coffee or can blend fruit smoothies ($4.05) using real fruit and blenders trained in the finest purée academies of France. For solid-food cravings, the café serves up such offerings as a broiled chicken melt ($6.99) and a southwest chicken wrap doused in chipotle barbecue sauce ($6.99). Meanwhile, 16 flavours of Italian gelato ($4.02/single scoop, $4.91/double) stand by to supply a happy ending. A steady procession of live local bands, book signings, and farm auctions passes through to keep eyes and ears entertained while mouths sip and chew.
Since 1997, King's Music has served as a hotspot for budding and established musicians, offering rentals, repairs, and equipment. The shop offers a variety of brass- and wind-instrument rentals for school students taking band, and also buys and sells used instruments. They also hold a large selection of sheet music ranging from movie themes, to jazz, to essential rock, and also carry a plethora of accessories and instruments such as guitars and drums.
At The Book Man’s two locations, half a million used books beckon to readers, impeccably organized into 72 categories on deep shelves and in spacious drawers. Family owned and operated by a daughter and father team, Amber and book man David illuminate wordy wares with full-spectrum lighting, which helps browsers find a specific book or take a peek at the first sentences of an unfamiliar tome. Although they stock plenty of well-known classics and bestsellers, one of David's favourite aspects of owning a bookstore is stocking unusual treasures. “That’s the whole fun of the bookstore,” he says, “finding those things that people didn’t know they were looking for until they see it.” Amber boasts 20-plus years of experience, oversees inventory databasing, and drives the internet and mail order aspect of their business, allowing customers to contact The Book Man and order books to be placed on hold.
Praised as a local gem by Fraser Valley Pulse, the shop has won awards for Best Bookstore in Chilliwack with its comfortable environment. The store’s unique, reader-friendly spirit has two mascots in store cats Nietzsche and Gatsby, who stalk the shelves of both stores and greet favoured guests with mewling demands to be petted. Customers are free to bring their dogs with them, or plop kiddies down in a play area lined with thousands of picture books and early readers.