The top 8 reasons to choose Abbotsford

for your next sporting event!

Boasting one of the fastest growing economies in Canada, this thriving community has grown to become the fifth largest city in British Columbia with a population of more than 137,000. Abbotsford’s residents come from over 58 different countries making us the 3rd most culturally diverse community in BC, after Vancouver and Surrey. Abbotsford City Council has taken great care and due diligence by examining the many facets of population trends, resulting in a plan for our city that is proactive to the needs of our community residents. The response has been a huge investment in facilities and programs dedicated to sport, health and culture.

#1. West Coast Climate

Abbotsford, BC dubbed the City in the Country boasts amenities and attractions of a modern urban core right in the middle of one of the most beautiful and bountiful agricultural areas in Canada. Abbotsford's winters are cool, averaging around 2.5° Celsius in January and February, but relatively mild compared to most of Canada. The average daily high in the summer is 23.8° Celsius, but temperatures over 30° Celsius are not uncommon.

#2. International Airport

The Abbotsford International Airport (YXX), which is minutes from downtown, is one of the nation’s fastest growing airports, serving over half a million passengers a year and providing easy connections and charter sun flights.

#3. Unique Sport Venues 

Abbotsford offers an abundance of first-class, state-of-the-art, modern, fully equiped and well maintained sporting facilities, you don’t need to go anywhere else... we have it all right here.

#4. Minutes from US Border

Abbotsford's southern boundary is the Canada–United States border, across which is Sumas, Washington.

#5. Convenient Location

Situated in the beautiful Fraser Valley, less than an hour from Vancouver, and with close proximity to the Trans-Canada Highway Abbotsford combines with top-drawer facilities, accommodations, entertainment, and activities, making us the perferred choice for hosting events.

#6. Technical Support

Tourism Abbotsford is the destination marketing organization for the City of Abbotsford and your one-stop-shop and first point of contact for your event. Our knowledgeable staff and diverse business partners have the information, resources and tools to ensure that your next event is a complete success.

#7. History of Successful Events

A community wide sport hosting strategy called Sport Town Canada has provided the foundation to win the rights to, and successfully host many Regional, Provincial, National and International Events. The community hosts more than 100 sporting events annually which meet the definition of Sport Tourism and making Abbotsford one of Canada’s premier sport host destinations.

#8. Unparalleled Volunteers

Abbotsford’s greatest asset is our talented, trained and motivated local volunteers who are the cornerstone of any successful event, sport or otherwise.

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