Abbotsford and The Fraser Valley are jam-packed with exciting venues and events all summer long. Known for its fresh produce, delicious food, flavoursome beer and aromatic wine, it is the perfect place to be this summer. Below, we have compiled a list of the best things to do in Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley this summer.
Lather on the sunscreen and spend your day at BC's largest water park. Only 30 minutes from Abbotsford, Cultus Lake Water Park is fun for the whole family. With over 18 water slides, multiple hot tubs, lazy rivers and tons of food options, this isn't just your regular water park. It offers a bunch of cool events such as night slide concerts and afterschool specials. Cultus Lake Water Park is open 2:30-6:30 pm daily and some days until midnight.
Located in East Abby, this Brewery is filled with good food, great beer and even better times. The Field House Brewing Co. is open daily except for Monday and offers some of the best brews that Abbotsford has to offer. This venue features live music and a beautiful outdoor patio for those hot summer days and warm summer nights. Fieldhouse Brewing Co. not only crafts deliciously refreshing beer but also hosts a laid-back atmosphere.
Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm and Meadery is most famous for its unique honey wines and honey-based products. This farm sells beeswax candles, ointments, soaps, creams and various other gifts. It is a fun and inexpensive way to spend a couple of hours, as tours are only $8 per person. The tour takes you inside the beehive to understand the anatomy, biology and life cycle of a bee.
Located within the Tanglebank garden is a bistro that offers beautiful scenery while you dine. Brambles Bistro is known for its unique menu of delicacies featuring fresh local produce and wines.
If you are looking for a great way to stay fit and enjoy the beautiful Fraser Valley weather, explore Sumas Mountain. Filled with rushing waterfalls, stunning lakes and amazing views, it is a great way to spend time outdoors and experience the nature in The Fraser Valley.
Historic Downtown Abbotsford is filled with amazing local shops, breweries, restaurants and events. This is the heart of Abbotsford, demonstrating the fantastic people and culture. Historic Downtown Abbotsford has all kinds of shops to suit any occasion.
The Farm and Country Market runs every Saturday of the summer from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. It consists of local produce, products and crafts. Right in the heart of downtown Abbotsford, it is easy to explore the many exciting vendors.
You can find anything you are looking for at the Abbotsford Flea Market. With admission being only a dollar for people over ten and free for those under, it is a great way to spend your Sunday. This event is held almost every Sunday all-year-round.
Written by Amy Schimpf