Boasting magnificent views of Mount Baker, Abbotsford is a vibrant city on the outskirts of Vancouver. It’s home to a combined art gallery and history museum and a family-friendly amusement park and is near the outdoor pursuits at Cultus Lake.
Things to do in Abbotsford
Art enthusiasts should visit the Reach Gallery Museum, which showcases works by artists from across Canada and beyond. In addition to its artistic displays, the museum exhibits artefacts and stories about the people and events that have shaped Abbotsford.
Escape the bustle of Abbotsford at the Aldergrove Regional Park, which encompasses rolling meadows and mixed forests to the west of the city. Enjoy a stroll, cycle or horseback ride along one of the trails while soaking up views of Mount Baker and keeping your eyes peeled for beavers and salamanders in the park’s wetlands.
Travelling with kids? Enjoy the rides and attractions of Castle Fun Park, a lively amusement park east of the city centre. Play a round of mini golf or get behind the wheel of a go-kart, then play arcade games or bring the kids to the Kiddie Courtyard.
Nestled in Fraser Valley to the east of Abbotsford is Cultus Lake, a warm body of water that serves as the source of the Sweltzer River. It’s a hub for outdoor pursuits, including fishing, water skiing and windsurfing, and is surrounded by hiking trails.
Getting around Abbotsford
Abbotsford is around one hour’s drive from Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport or just 10 minutes from Abbotsford International Airport. Buses connect the city with surrounding destinations, but having your own vehicle is the most convenient way of getting around.