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Abbotsford Sights and Landmarks Guide, British Columbia


Sights quaintly beautiful

Charles Maclure set up this company town known as Clayburn Village in 1905 when he found good quality fire clay on Sumas Mountain in the neighborhoods of Abbotsford, BC, Canada.  The village with the ancient brick factory has been designated as a Heritage Conservation area. There are quite a few interesting tourist spots noted for their quaintness and solitude. You may also be interested in visiting the Tretheway House, a designated heritage site, restored to look as it looked in1925. The history of the aborigines of this area is displayed as exhibits in another museum called Trethewey House Heritage Site & Matsqui-Sumas-Abbotsford  Museum.

Leisure parks galore

The Glen Valley Regional Park is located along the Fraser River, Lagley, BC. Be it fishing, kayaking, walking or cycling this neighborhood of Abbotsford offers everything on a platter. There is a mountain trail in the Sumas Mountain Regional Park. It is a long trail comprising of steep sections. Easier walks are also available around the Chadsy Lake. You also have the options of horseback riding, paragliding and hang-gliding here. The Golden Ears Provincial Park is just 45 minutes drive from the city. The Maple ridge in the Coast Mountains is not far from the place.

National historic site

The Abbotsford Sikh Temple is the oldest standing gurdwara in Canada deemed as a national historic site. It is a must see sight particularly by the non Sikh Westerners to experience the solemn religious rites of Sikhism. The temple remains open throughout the year and guided tours can be arranged by calling a day or two ahead.

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