Abbotsford, Canada is the fifth largest municipality of British Columbia. Bordering Sumas, Washington to the south, this city is known for its diverse culture and rich, mountainous landscape. Because of this, tourists flock to Abbotsford, Canada to experience the vast amount of outdoor activities and wonderful hospitality from the locals.
Wondering what to do on your trip to Abbotsford, Canada? Here is a list of the top 10 activities in the area.
1. Learn to skydive
Is learning to skydive on your bucket list? Satisfy your curiosity by taking the Accelerated Freefall Course with Skydive Vancouver. This course is designed for beginner level skydiving students and teaches all the basics before attempting a solo skydiving mission. All students must complete 3 tandem jumps before registering for this course. The tandem jumps go over important information such as how to locate a safe landing area, when and how to open the parachute, and how to assume the proper free-fall body position. After completion of the tandem jumps, students are allowed to move on to the 5-hour Accelerated Freefall Course.
Address: 5112 Gladwin Road, V4X 1X8 Abbotsford, British Columbia
Price: from 191 USD / 240 CAD
Website: Skydive Vancouver
2. Go mountain biking in Fraser Valley
Early Bird Registration opens for the 2017 Vedder Mountain Classic on January 10th. Don't miss the chance to race some...Posted by Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association on Saturday, 12 November 2016
With over 350 trails in the Fraser Valley area, mountain biking is very popular amongst visitors and locals. The Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association is a non-profit organization that helps to create new trails and promote mountain biking in the area. They also host events for families and children who love mountain biking. If you are new to the Fraser Valley area, use their website to find trails or to get more information about the trail conditions, length, and difficulty level.
Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association
3. Go fishing on the Fraser River
Sturgeon fishing has been excellent with LOTS of big fish and wilderness fishing has been solid with lots of bull trout...Posted by Fraser River Lodge on Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Bring in a big catch with the help of Swiftwater Guiding fishing charter company. Go out in the water with your friends and fishing guides on a private jet boat to catch fresh salmon, trout, or sturgeon. All fishing equipment, bait, lunch, and accommodations are provided depending on the trip length. You can also enjoy the fresh fish when you go home, as the catch will be cleaned, iced, and packaged for you.
Address: 2197 Mountain Drive, Abbotsford, B.C. V3G 1E1
Website: Swiftwater Guiding
4. Visit an amusement park with the whole family
Have fun with the whole family at Castle Fun Park, a free admission amusement park located in Abbotsford just 5 minutes from the Sumas, Washington border. Compete in a go kart race or play some classic arcade games. There is something for everyone to do at Castle Fun Park. Visit their website or call for more information on group rates, birthday parties, and corporate events.
Castle Fun Park
Address: 36165 North Parallel Road, V3G 2K8 Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Price: from 3 USD / 4 CAD per ride
Website: Castle Fun Park
5. Practice your golfing skills
Are you looking to improve your golf skills? Take lessons from a teaching professional at Valley Golf Centre. Lessons are taught on the driving range or the practice green for optimal concentration during instruction. During your lesson, you will learn the basics of playing a game of golf. Lessons can also be tailored based on experience level. Contact Valley Golf Centre by phone for booking information.
Valley Golf Centre
Address: 4211 Gladwin Road, V4X 1W6 Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Price: from 32 USD / 40 CAD per person
Website: Valley Golf Centre
6. Buy souvenirs at the flea market
For over 40 years, the Abbotsford Flea Market has been a place for locals and visitors to find collectibles, antiques, produce, plants, and many other items. This is the perfect place to shop for unique souvenirs for your friends. With over 275 indoor and outdoor sellers each Sunday, this flea market located at Abbotsford Exhibition Park is open for 47 weeks out of the year, rain or shine.
Abbotsford Flea Market
Address: 32470 Haida Drive, V2T 5A6 Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Price: from 0.80 USD / 1 CAD per person. Free-of-charge for children ages 10 and under
Website: Abbotsford Flea Market
7. Taste honey mead wine at Campbell's Gold Honey Farm
Stop by the store for some delicious honey wine tastings before Thanksgiving! The Crofter's Choice Cranberry Melomel is especially good with turkey and ham ;)Posted by Campbell's Gold Honey Farm & Meadery on Friday, 18 September 2015
Honey mead wine is an ancient beverage made with fermented honey. At Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm, you can taste different variations of honey wine including Melomel, Pyment and Metheglin. Melomel wine combines honey with berries while Pyment wine is a combination of honey and grapes. Metheglin wine combines honey with spices, which makes it the perfect beverage for the winter months.
Along with wine tastings, Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm also offers general tours of their beekeeping process. For more information on booking a tour, visit their website.
Campbell's Gold Honey Farm
Address: 2595 Lefeuvre Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V4X 1L5
Price: from 6 USD / 8 CAD per person
Website: Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm
8. Take a walk through history at the historic Clayburn Village
The historic Clayburn Village, established in 1905, once served as a housing area for employees at the Clayburn Company in Abbotsford. Today, it has been conserved as a heritage site. Visitors can still see the original village store, Clayburn School, and Clayburn Church buildings. It is also possible to rent space for special events such as weddings and banquets in designated buildings.
Historic Clayburn Village
Address: 34810 Clayburn Rd, Abbotsford, British Columbia V2S 7Y9, Canada
Website: Historic Clayburn Village
9. Pick apples at Willow View Farms
We made top five in the category of favourite Local U-Pick farm!! 2 days left to vote!! Would you show us some love?? Link below. http://www.weheartlocalawards.ca/info/2249/Posted by Willow View Farms on Sunday, 13 September 2015
With 22 different varieties of apples and over 50 years in business, Willow View Farms is a wonderful place for families to explore an orchard and do some apple picking. You also can’t beat the 99 cents per pound price. Bring bags from home, or use the t-shirt bags provided by the farm to load up on your favorite types of apples including Gingergold, Gala, Honeycrisp, and McIntosh. Be sure to check the website to see the picking schedules for specific apple varieties.
Willow View Farms
Address: 288 McCallum Road, V2S 8A2 Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Website: Willow View Farms
10. Catch the Abbotsford International Airshow
Keep your eyes on the sky as many different types of planes and jets speed through the air during the Abbotsford International Airshow. It is known as Canada’s national airshow. Included in the list of Top Ten Airshows in the World by USA Today in 2013, people from all over the world come to watch this spectacular 3-day event. For more information on future airshow dates and how to purchase tickets, visit the official website.
Abbotsford International Airshow
Address: 1464 Tower Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5
Website: Abbotsford International Airshow
Enjoy nature in Abbotsford, Canada
From skydiving to arcade games, there is something for everyone to do in Abbotsford, Canada. Especially if you enjoy exploring nature, a trip to this lush, mountainous area might just be in your future.
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