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Discover Abbotsford

Local farms, local history and pristine landscapes all thrive among the Fraser Valley mountains

  • Sep 14, 2019
Before COVID hit, 2019 tourism revenue in British Columbia measured $22.3 billion, up 5.6 per cent over 2018. The industry also employed 149,000 people in 2019 – a growth of 1.8 per cent of 2018. Mt. Lehman Winery / Photo courtesy Abbotsford Tourism.

This Tourism Week, let’s show our love for local!

Saluting Abbotsford businesses that have shown innovation, creativity and commitment to community

Proceeds from the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s second annual online auction will support conservation initiatives around the province. BCWF photo.

Online gift, gear and getaway auction boosts BC fish and wildlife conservation

B.C. Wildlife Federation online auction supports conservation projects across the province

Vanessa Oddy (right) and her mom Diane Bruinsma are seen here on Aug. 11, 2020 with Oddy’s two children Aiden (grey shirt) and John (red shirt) and her niece Fay and nephew Nash (at back). Oddy, along with her two sisters who own the Chilliwack Corn Maze, is getting ready to open their attraction on Aug. 14. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack corn maze design inspired by children’s book about finding happiness everywhere

‘Wander’-themed design is ‘inspirational and beautiful,’ says Chilliwack Corn Maze owner

Sport fisherman hunting predator fish. Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise. Hunting and hobby sport.

Head outdoors this summer with Outdoors West!

New magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s great outdoors

Sport fisherman hunting predator fish. Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise. Hunting and hobby sport.
Last year, Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing earned the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award for the quality of its beer and food as well as the way it adapted to the pandemic.

Which BC brewery do you think offers the best overall experience?

Voting is underway for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award

Last year, Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing earned the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award for the quality of its beer and food as well as the way it adapted to the pandemic.
A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell
A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell
Starting July 23, the Friday evening Sun & Soil Concert Series showcases a diverse mix of local musicians in stellar locations. Photo courtesy Tourism Abbotsford

Abbotsford heats up with a calendar full of summer fun

‘Let’s Go Do Something’ program includes an airshow, concert series, foodie festival

Starting July 23, the Friday evening Sun & Soil Concert Series showcases a diverse mix of local musicians in stellar locations. Photo courtesy Tourism Abbotsford
Big Catch

Enter to WIN a family fishing adventure in Ucluelet

Share your favourite fishing photos to enter

Big Catch
Capture Summer Photo Contest

Photo Contest: How will you Capture Summer?

Share photos of your summer adventures to be entered to win up to $250 in grocery gift cards

Capture Summer Photo Contest
Tourism Abbotsford has launched the ‘Let’s Go Do Something’ campaign to encourage visitors to check out all Abbotsford has to offer. (Tourism Abbotsford photo)

Tourism Abbotsford launches ‘Let’s Go Do Something’ campaign

Visitors encouraged to check out all Abbotsford has to offer this summer

Tourism Abbotsford has launched the ‘Let’s Go Do Something’ campaign to encourage visitors to check out all Abbotsford has to offer. (Tourism Abbotsford photo)
Day-use passes for specific trails within Stawamus Chief and Garibaldi parks along the Sea-to-Sky corridor will be among the measures to address the surge in visitors while protecting the environment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Day-use pass initiative for 5 busy BC parks to address safety, protect environment

The second phase of its free day-use pass pilot program rolls out June 22 in five provincial parks

Day-use passes for specific trails within Stawamus Chief and Garibaldi parks along the Sea-to-Sky corridor will be among the measures to address the surge in visitors while protecting the environment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(Metro Creative photo)

Youth summer fishing challenge: Go fishing, take a photo, then enter to win!

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s contest returns this summer

(Metro Creative photo)
B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.

BC’s Family Fishing Weekend returns June 18 to 20

Get ready with a free Family Fishing Webinar Series June 12

B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.
Tiptoe through the tulips at Abbotsford’s Lakeland Flowers, hosting its first Tulip U-Pick, running to at least Mother’s Day. Photo courtesy Tourism Abbotsford

Saluting Abbotsford’s spring sensations

Tulips, birds and some of our favourite flavours make May a great time to explore locally

  • Apr 26, 2021
Tiptoe through the tulips at Abbotsford’s Lakeland Flowers, hosting its first Tulip U-Pick, running to at least Mother’s Day. Photo courtesy Tourism Abbotsford
As of April 23, B.C. residents will not be able to book accommodations or a camping site outside of their local health region, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Whistler BC, by Courtney & Colin Adams. Amateur Photographer of the Year entry

Camping close to home still permitted under B.C. travel ban: Dr. Henry

People will not be able to book a campsite outside of their health region – although Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health are being treated as one zone

As of April 23, B.C. residents will not be able to book accommodations or a camping site outside of their local health region, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Whistler BC, by Courtney & Colin Adams. Amateur Photographer of the Year entry
Mealshare’s annual food fundraiser festival, Poutine With Purpose, continues through May 1 in three Western Canadian cities: Victoria, Vancouver and Calgary, as well as Hamilton, Ont. In Victoria, the Very Good Butcher offers a Plant-Based Poutine – housemade cashew-based cheeze curds with an exceptional homemade gravy topped with cheeze shreds and green onions.

Dig in, guilt-free: This Poutine has Purpose!

Mealshare’s annual food fundraiser continues to May 1 in Victoria, Greater Vancouver and Calgary.

Mealshare’s annual food fundraiser festival, Poutine With Purpose, continues through May 1 in three Western Canadian cities: Victoria, Vancouver and Calgary, as well as Hamilton, Ont. In Victoria, the Very Good Butcher offers a Plant-Based Poutine – housemade cashew-based cheeze curds with an exceptional homemade gravy topped with cheeze shreds and green onions.
People stroll through rows of tulips in bloom during the Tulips of the Valley Festival on May 2, 2017. The colourful spring event, now called Chilliwack Tulips, opens on Sunday, April 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack tulip festival brings colourful salute to spring

More than 6.5 million bulbs in all at this year’s colourful Chilliwack Tulips event

People stroll through rows of tulips in bloom during the Tulips of the Valley Festival on May 2, 2017. The colourful spring event, now called Chilliwack Tulips, opens on Sunday, April 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Now anglers can use what Davies describes as a quick and convenient electronic method to record their catch, under NRLS.

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

  • Apr 3, 2021
Now anglers can use what Davies describes as a quick and convenient electronic method to record their catch, under NRLS.
The virtual 2021 BC Tourism and Hospitality Conference meets virtually March 8 to 12.

B.C. tourism sector targets ‘Mission Possible’ during virtual conference

Tourism Industry Association of BC and the BC Hotel Association co-host conference March 8 to 12

The virtual 2021 BC Tourism and Hospitality Conference meets virtually March 8 to 12.