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Abbotsford, British Columbia

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.

Tucked 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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Population: 104,000 Area: 200,000.

Main Industries: tourism, agriculture, dairy/beef farming, flower growing, manufacturing, processing, transportation, construction, trades, service.

Climate: Summer Average - 20 C
Winter Average - Above 0 C.

Access: 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.) from Harrison 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.

Recreation Facilities & Activities: curling/skating rinks, golf courses, theatres lawnbowling, racquet clubs, aquatic centres, tennis courts, skateboard parks, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, walking, horseback riding, mountain biking, hang gliding, boating.

Local 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

April - Flower Show

May - Sheep & Wool Fair

July - Berry Festival, Canada Day Celebrations, Sumas Day, Abby Fringe Fest, Clayburn Village Heritage Day

August - International Airshow, Agri-Fair, Ice Cream Social, Medieval Fair

There 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.


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Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce
2462 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford, BC V2S 3P9
Telephone: (604) 859-9651 • Fax (604) 850-6880

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