The City of Abbotsford in BC's Fraser Valley, is one of
the fastest growing areas in Canada. It is bounded by the
Fraser River on the north and the U.S. border on the south.
away between British Columbia's majestic mountain ranges,
Abbotsford is one of the most productive agricultural areas
in Canada. Its rich combination of soil and ideal climate
definitely helped Abbotsford reach its claim to the "Raspberry
Capital of Canada". The area, however is not just limited
to agriculture; industry of various sorts is a growing interest
in the community. The beauty of the surrounding countryside
plus its moderate climate lends itself to a variety of recreational
pursuits for residents and visitors alike. Being in the
centre of BC's Fraser Valley, it is within easy driving
distance to a number of recreation sites; from waterfalls
and lakes to gardens and amusement spots.
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Abbotsford, British Columbia, is centrally located in
BC's Fraser Valley along Highway 1. Abbotsford can be easily
accessed from all directions; just 72 km (43 mi.) from Vancouver,
BC, 3 km (2 mi.) from the U.S. border and 68 km (40 mi.)
Hot Springs. There are various commercial and charter
bus lines available as is nearby skytrain in New Westminster.
There is a small airport in Abbotsford, but one has to travel
to Vancouver, BC, for major flights.
Attractions: Cultus Lake Provincial Park, Bridal Falls,
Fort Langley, Golden Ears Provincial Park, Minter Gardens,
Westminster Abbey, art galleries, symphony, Fraser River
Trout Hatchery, Mill Lake - Centennial Park, MSA Museum,
Barowtown Pump Station, Wonderland Amusement Park, University
College of the Fraser Valley, Fraser River dykes, Sumas
Mountain Provincial Park, Matsqui Trail (hiking trail along
the Fraser), farm & industrial tours
- Flower Show
- Sheep & Wool Fair
- Berry Festival, Canada Day Celebrations, Sumas Day, Abby
Fringe Fest, Clayburn Village Heritage Day
- International Airshow, Agri-Fair, Ice Cream Social, Medieval
are a great variety of hotela and motels for accommodations
in Abbotsford as well as a number of private campsites close
to town. Within easy driving distance of town there are
many provincial and private campsites.
Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce
2462 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford, BC V2S 3P9
Telephone: (604) 859-9651 • Fax (604) 850-6880
Coast & Mountains Tourism Region
1651 Commercial Drive #270,
Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y3
Tel: (604) 739-9011
Toll Free: 1-800-667-3306
Fax: (604) 739-0153