Discover Abbotsford

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

Abbotsford is the city in the country fostering a pristine, agricultural hotbed. Abbotsford’s historic downtown, fresh farms and local specialties all thrive among the Fraser Valley mountains with a view of Mount Baker in the distance.

The 10-kilometre Discovery Trail links east and west Abbotsford while the 2.2km Mill Lake Loop is an easy walk. Mountain bike enthusiasts will find Sumas Mountain offers a full spectrum of trail options.

Abbotsford hosts world-class event sites, including the renowned Abbotsford International Airport, Tradex, the University of the Fraser Valley and the Abbotsford Centre.

Get a feel for region’s vibrant agricultural community at the Agrifair. The Gur Sikh Temple, built in 1911, is a national historic site, while Clayburn Village is even older, established in 1905.

Abbotsford’s downtown plays host to the Berrybeat Festival in July and the Historic Downtown Abbotsford Car Show in August. It also offers shopping options from charming retail boutiques to vintage stores. Shoppers will also find myriad retail choices at Sevenoaks and Highstreet shopping centres.

Discover a selection of craft breweries, including Field House, Ravens, Old Abbey Ales and Loudmouth, and four wineries – Mt. Lehman, Singletree, Lotusland and Ripples – and a plethora of dining establishments from fast food, to family fare to fine dining.

Fun Facts

  • Abbotsford is the berry capital of Canada
  • Over 100 kilometres of trails for hiking, walking and biking
  • Home to some of BC’s best craft breweries
  • Hosts Western Canada’s largest airshow
  • 2.5 million flowers and 40 different varieties of tulips at the Bloom Tulip Festival

Photo by Louise Joyal

Weather

ABBOTSFORD WEATHER

Abbotsford has a warm, temperate climate with significant rainfall and milder winters.

Photo by Sarah-Anne Joulie

Destination BC is developing a new campaign to promote hyper-local travel where residents are “tourists-in-their own hometown,” while practising the COVID-19 safety protocols as recommended by the B.C. Provincial Health Officer. Many B.C. parks are now open, and national parks were to open as of June 1.

(Check this website for current details on travel.)

Getting here

Abbotsford is easily accessible by car, transit or plane, from Highway 1 or Abbotsford International Airport.

Driving: From Vancouver, the drive is about an hour heading east. If you’re coming from the United States Abbotsford has its own US border crossing at Sumas.

Flying: The Abbotsford International Airport offers hundreds of flights to fly you in and out. Airlines include West Jet, Air Canada, Flair, Sunwing and Swoop.

Transit: Take a scenic train ride from Vancouver to Mission, BC aboard the West Coast Express, then hop on the #31 bus in Mission to continue on to Abbotsford. Or, take the Fraser Valley Express from Langley which will bring you to Highstreet Shopping Centre and McCallum Park and Ride.

To learn more about Abbotsford visit TheWestCoastTraveller or The Abbotsford News

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