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Abbotsford Travel Guide, British Columbia


Overview-Abbotsford, BC Canada - OverviewLocation and brief history

About 92,000 acres of land encompasses the city of Abbotsford having the U.S. border on the south, Fraser River on the north, and expands between  Langley and Chilliwack, running from west to east. The city was established just before the turn of the nineteenth century The continued commercial expansion in Canada has witnessed the merger of the former city with the later business center, Clearbrook into one area serving a large population of over 100,000.

The city includes the areas of Bradner, Matsqui, Abbotsford,, Huntingdon,  Clearbrook,  Mount Lehman, Clayburn and Sumas.

The town bears the name of Henry Abbot, the brother of Sir J. Abbot, Prime Minister of the country. The provincial town is easily accessible because of its proximity to the Trans-Canada Highway 1 in the Fraser valley. It is 75 km east of Vancouver and 7 km north of the Canada-United States border.

A pleasure spot in the scenic Fraser River Valley

Abbotsford which is located in the West of Canada is a province of British Columbia. One can take a nice weekend trip to this place from the Seattle area to have an unforgettable overview of this lovely tourist destination in the southern part of the province. The wonderful views of Mt. Baker and the coastal mountains not far away from the town are real treats to savor. The place offers the joys of fishing and skiing at their best as well.


The urban core of Abbotsford is surrounded by rich soils facilitating the production of dairy products, eggs, poultry, vegetables berries and livestock. The town has rightly been called the Raspberry capital of Canada and claims to be one of the most beautiful and productive agricultural areas in BC. The Abbotsford area is popular  homesteading place, as the land is exceptionally fertile as well has great pastoral beauty.

Assorted attractions

Abbotsford is one of the chief attractions in Canada as the city is not far from picturesque and secluded little villages offering a rich booty of sights to the visitors. For example, if you go to Clayburn village, you will definitely be impressed by the quaint loveliness of the assortment of fares with which it greets you; a village store & tea shop, farm produce, an art gallery and gift store, a heritage church and school, plus the site of an old brick plant. Because it remains a residential community, it is a delight to take a quiet walk to enjoy the old buildings while occasionally enjoying the views of the Sumas Mountain ranges from the village.

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