Formed in Vancouver as The Classics and later The Collectors, Bill Henderson (guitar, vocals), Claire Lawrence (keyboards, sax), Glenn Miller (bass), Ross Turney (drums) and Howie Vickers (vocals) recorded several singles from 1967 to 1970, but changed their name to Chilliwack after Vickers and Miller left the group.

The band had several Canadian hits in the 1970s and early '80s, from their 13 albums: Chilliwack (1970; for Parrot), Chilliwack (1971; for A&M), Music for a Quiet Time (1972), All over You (1973), Riding High (1974), Rockerbox (1976), Dreams, Dreams, Dreams (1976), Lights from the Valley (1978), Breakdown in Paradise (1979), Wanna Be a Star (1981), Opus X (1982), Segue (1983) and Look In, Look Out (1984). Brian Macleod (keyboards, sax) and Howard Froese (guitar) joined in 1977. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide