Where the city turns into the countryside
Nestled in the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, is a vibrant city on the edge of nature. From heart-pumping adventure to leisurely strolls through nature, there is an activity for everyone.
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Tucked against a skyline of forested mountain peaks, Abbotsford is home to rugged downhill bike trails, scenic hikes amongst waterfalls and caves, and the legendary Sumas Mountain. The city itself enjoys over 2,500 acres of green space with 157 parks for the whole family to choose from. Why not take your trip outside? Click here to explore different outdoor experiences.
Homegrown and foraged foods grace luxurious long table dinners. Steam rises from a tower of samosas and spiced sauces. Expertly seared steak is thoughtfully paired with a local wine of the moment. With more than 200 eateries and exciting farm-to-table events happening all year round, Abbotsford is never short of dynamic food options.
From fields of fragrant lavender to endless rows of berries you can pick yourself, Abbotsford is a farm tour capital. As part of the Fraser Valley’s Circle Farm Tour program, Abbotsford offers a wide selection of farms with activities suited to the whole family. With a rich history in agriculture, Abbotsford’s seasoned growers offer learning, participation and shopping experiences that will stay with young observers for a lifetime.
An Abbotsford institution, no trip to the Fraser Valley is complete without a stop at Castle Fun Park. Year-round excitement awaits kids of all ages at Castle Fun Park! Go-karts, mini golf, bumper cars, batting cages, arcade games and more! Open from 10am until midnight 7 days a week
Arts and culture
Abbotsford is home to many vibrant and diverse people with strong connections to local Sumas and Matsqui Indigenous peoples, a heritage inspired by European culture, and the oldest Sikh temple in North America. At the heart of Abbotsford, you’ll find The Reach Gallery featuring burgeoning contemporary artists, The Mennonite Heritage Museum, several historical sites and numerous public art installations. Click here to learn more.
Along the winding back country roads of Abbotsford are where you’ll find the Fraser Valley’s newest and most exciting wine region. From classic grape varietals to berry wine and honey mead, we have something to suit every palate! Abbotsford breweries are taking the beer scene by storm. With award-winning brews made from locally grown hops and unique tasting room atmospheres you won’t find anywhere else, this is a must-see destination for any beer lover. Click here to explore Abbotsford’s wineries, breweries and distilleries.