Abbotsford Photo Province of BC

Abbotsford

The city of Abbotsford is located along the Fraser River and on the Canada-United States border.  The region is the largest municipality of the Fraser Valley Regional District excluding Metro Vancouver. It is one of the fastest growing regions in British Columbia. The Abbotsford Arts Council hosts a number of free local events. Be sure to checkout the music in Mill Lake Park, the Arty Awards, and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair.

Today, the City is known as the ‘City in the Country’, and is one of the fastest growing cities in BC. Despite this it maintains small town charm, surrounded by rolling hills, mountains and farmlands. The area offers agricultural tours through farms and award-winning wineries, numerous hiking trails, and golf. The key attractions include Castle Fun Park, the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery, and an internationally appreciated airshow.

A Plane Landing at the Abbotsford Airport

Location

Located in the Fraser Valley, 75 km (47 mi) east of Vancouver. There are seven convenient exits off the Trans-Canada Highway, daily flights to and from the Abbotsford International Airport, and a 24-hour Canada/US international border crossing.

Mill Lake, Abbotsford Photo Province of BC

Mill Lake, Abbotsford Photo Province of BC

 

A Step Back in Time

Abbotsford’s colonial development occurred when the Royal Engineers surveyed the area in response to the Gold Rush along the Fraser River in 1858. Settlement grew and butter, milk, and tobacco production were key to the agricultural development that started in the late 1860s. In 1889 former Royal Engineer John Cunningham Maclure applied for a crown grant to obtain the 160 acres that would become Abbotsford. In 1891, the Canadian Pacific Railway built a railway line through the area that connected to Sumas, Washington in the U.S.
The Village of Abbotsford was incorporated in 1892 and the British Columbia Electric Railway arrived in 1910, ensuring a rapid rate of growth that has continued to this day. It became a city in 1995.

Contact Information

Tourism Abbotsford Visitor Center

Abbotsford & Nearby Accommodations

17 Listings

Aloha Trailer Park & Campground

Aloha Trailer Park & Campground

Abbotsford

Full or partial RV hookups, tenting, coin showers, laundry, store with gas/propane and bus stop nearby. No fires permitted. Minutes from attractions and shopping centre. Weekly and off-season rates. Reservations not accepted, first come, first serve basis. Cash only. ... Read more
Diamond Head Motor Inn

Diamond Head Motor Inn

Mission

Diamond Head Motor Inn is the perfect accommodation to enjoy all the benefits of being nestled amongst the beautiful scenery. We are located in the heart of downtown Mission, near the Mission raceway and walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Our hotel offers spacious rooms that feature full ... Read more
Eagle Wind RV Park

Eagle Wind RV Park

Aldergrove

Local to Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver events. Easy access to Hwy 1, and just minutes from Aldergrove border crossing. Near Vancouver Zoo, Fort Langley, Abbotsford Airport, drive-in movies, casinos and local vineyard/farm tours. Come "Explore BC from Eagle Wind RV". Free local phone calls and Wi ... Read more
The Cabins At Cultus Lake Park

The Cabins At Cultus Lake Park

Cultus Lake

Nestled amongst the towering trees with incredible mountain views, The Cabins at Cultus Lake Park is a piece of paradise that awaits you. Surrounded by sandy beaches, waterslides, golf courses, mini-golf and more, we are the perfect destination for a fun family vacation. In the heart of the communit ... Read more
Cottonwood Meadows RV Country Club

Cottonwood Meadows RV Country Club

Chilliwack

Situated at a great location, two minutes from downtown Chilliwack, surrounded by beautiful trees, birds and fish in a creek. Located next to Chilliwack Heritage Park and Cheam Golf Course. Open all year round. ... Read more
Fort Camping

Fort Camping

Fort Langley

Located in the beautiful Brae Island Regional Park, Fort Camping caters to the needs of all family members and includes the choice of RV, tent, group site, and tent-cabins. Offering 156 camp sites, we provide services to make your camping experience enjoyable. Our amenities include, laundry and bath ... Read more
Sunnyside Campground

Sunnyside Campground

Cultus Lake

Lakefront family camping with full hookup, tenting, group, and seasonal sites. Facilities include washrooms with free hot showers, onsite store and laundry; sani-station; four playgrounds; onsite security; boat launch; buoy rental; sandy beaches; swimming; and fishing. Located near golf course, wate ... Read more
Kilby Park Campground

Kilby Park Campground

Harrison Mills

Kilby Park is situated on the confluence of scenic Harrison and Fraser rivers in Harrison Mills, B.C. The Park features a beautiful 35-site campground, a day use area, sandy beaches, nature trails and a boat launch. The Park is at the west end of Kilby Road, within walking distance of the Kilby Hist ... Read more
Bridal Falls Motel

Bridal Falls Motel

Rosedale

A short walk to Bridal Veil Falls, water park, Golf Course and Driving Range. Walking distance to stores and restaurants. Monthly rates available in off season. ... Read more
Camperland RV Resort at Rosedale

Camperland RV Resort at Rosedale

Rosedale

Nestled at the base of Mt. Cheam and situated off the Trans Canada Highway, Camperland RV Resort is the perfect base for travellers or families wanting to escape their busy lives for a relaxing and fun vacation. Adjacent to Bridal Veil Provincial Park and Bridal Falls Waterpark, the whole family wil ... Read more
1 2
Travel Spotlight
Camping Lodging

The Super Camping / Select Lodging Guide

First Published in 1989