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Abbotsford and The Fraser Valley are jam-packed with exciting venues and events this summer. Known for its fresh produce, delicious food, flavoursome beer and aromatic wine, it is a wonderful place to visit 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 British Columbia’s largest water park. Only 30 minutes from Abbotsford, Cultus Lake Water Park is fun for the whole family. It has over 18 water slides, multiple hot tubs, lazy rivers and more than four places to eat. If you want to cut costs and make your own food you can rent a BBQ. BUT 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 2:30-6:30pm daily and some days even run until midnight. Prices for this day of fun range from 20-30 dollars. For more information, visit https://www.cultus.com/.
Located in East Abby, Abbotsford, this Brewery is filled with good food, great beer and even better times. The Field House Brewing Co. is open every day except for Mondays and offers some of the best brews that Abbotsford has to offer. This venue has live music and a beautiful outdoor patio for those hot summer days and nights. Fieldhouse Brewing Co. is not only focused on crafting delicious and refreshing beer, but also creating an amazing experience that you will remember.
This farm and meadery is most famous for its unique honey wines and various honey-based products. This farm sells beeswax candles, ointments, tinctures, soaps, creams and various other gifts. This is a fun and inexpensive way to spend a couple of hours, as tours are only $8 per person. This tour takes you inside the beehive to understand the anatomy, biology and life cycle of a bee. The tour also discusses the various products that can come from a single hive. For more information, visit http://bchoney.com/.
This bistro is located within the Tanglebank garden and offers beautiful scenery while you dine. Brambles Bistro is known for its unique menu of delicacies featuring fresh local produce and wines. For more information, visit http://www.tanglebank.com/index.php/brambles-bistro.
If you are looking for a great way to stay fit and enjoy the beautiful Fraser Valley weather, you should do this hike. Sumas Mountain is filled with rushing waterfalls, stunning lakes and amazing views from the peak. It is a great way to spend time outdoors and experience the nature in The Fraser Valley.
Downtown Abbotsford is filled with amazing local shops, breweries, restaurants and events. This is the heart of Abbotsford, demonstrating the amazing people and culture. Historic Downtown Abbotsford has all kinds of shops to suit any occasion. For more information, visit http://downtownabbotsford.ca/
This June the 5K Foam Fest is coming back to Abbotsford. This obstacle course run involves a lot of foam and a lot of fun. This is an exciting challenge for beginners and experienced runner, and the full-day event is filled with activities for everyone. Whether you want to run, walk or watch, it has something for everyone.
This summer will mark the 37th annual Abbotsford BerryFest. This day event has a berry marketplace, berry-go-round, berry eats, wine and beer gardens, food trucks, balloons, face painting, petting zoo, free entertainment and will even hold the first ever annual berry bake-off. You will have a berry good time at this fun-filled event.
This evening is filled with a delightful range of honey wines, appetizers and gentle summer melodies. This is a great way to spend a summer evening, relaxing and enjoying great company.
This August long weekend there is something for everyone at the Agrifair. This four-day event is held August 3-5 this 2018. Expecting up to 50, 000 visitors this year, an extra fun-filled day has been added to the schedule. Agrifair holds a rodeo with steer wrestling, bull-riding and barrel races. Agrifair also has an annual vocal competition, concerts, rides, livestock, food trucks and games. There is something to do for everyone!
This three-day event is Canada’s premier aviation festival. Starting in 1962, these aerobatic performances gather people from around the world. Located in the Abbotsford International Airport and named one of the worlds top ten airshows in 2013, the Abbotsford International Airshow distinguishes itself through its commitment to aviation excellence and community participation.
This day event is dedicated to fresh hop beer that utilizes the “green” hops of the yearly harvest. This 2018 year, it is scheduled to have five food vendors and over 40 breweries. Spend the day listening to live music, delicious food and even better beer. The 2018 list of breweries and vendors involved is yet to be released, but we can’t wait to see who is going to take part in the festivities this year.
This event runs every Saturday, starting on May 5th running until October 27th, 2018. This is the Farm and Country Markets 14th summer running. It consists of local produce, products and crafts. Right in the heart of downtown Abbotsford, this event goes from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
You can find anything you are looking for at the Abbotsford flea market. With admission being only a dollar for people over 10 and free for those under, it is a great way to spend your Sunday. This event is held almost every Sunday year-round.
For more information about events in Abbotsford, visit http://www.tourismabbotsford.ca/Calendar.
This article was published by Amy Schimpf.