7 Classic Date Ideas in Abbotsford

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’ve compiled our list of some of the best classic date ideas in Abbotsford! Whether you’re just friends, newly dating or have been together for years, there is something for every couple to enjoy here in Abbotsford. From Ann Marie’s Café to the Cineplex VIP Theatre and more, read on to find out our top picks!

 

7. Yuk Yuks Comedy Club

Our local comedy club, Yuk Yuks, features tons of great local comedians as well as big names from New York and LA. Grab tickets for a weekend show and get ready for a night full of laughs you and your date won’t soon forget!

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6. Escape Room

See how well you and your date can work together by testing your skills at the Countdown Escape Room in Historic Downtown Abbotsford. Work together to solve puzzles and make it out before time is up! Choose from a range of themed escape rooms and skill levels.

Congratulations to the first group to get out of our new room, Inferno 2.0! Can you solve the murder mystery? Book now to find out!

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5. Romantic Eats

Not into dinner and drinks? Cozy up with coffee and delicious dessert at Afterthoughts! Share a slice of one of their many varieties of cheesecakes baked in-store daily. Or keep the romantic retro vibes alive with diner classics at Ann Marie’s Café! Grab a cozy booth and enjoy some favorites like burgers, chili cheese fries, milkshakes and floats.

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4. Bowling

When was the last time you hit a bowling alley for some fun? Grab another couple and make a team for a throwback date night at Galaxy Bowl! Enjoy some beverages while you compete for the best score; this is one date idea that won’t strike out!

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3. Cineplex VIP

What’s better than dinner and a movie? At the Cineplex VIP theatre in Highstreet Shopping Centre you can have your dinner served to you without ever leaving your seat! In addition to having extra comfy reclining chairs the VIP theatre serves cocktails and is kid-free, so you can fully relax.

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2. Castle Fun Park

Enjoy some friendly competition with your date at Castle Fun Park. The quintessential old school date, Castle Fun Park features games like skeeball, mini golf, bumper cars and more. Win tickets on arcade games and redeem them for prizes that will impress any date!

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1. Boardwalk Cafe and Games

For a classic date idea, head to Boardwalk Cafe & Games in Historic Downtown Abbotsford which features over 300 different games ranging from difficult strategizing to fun party games. For a small $5 cover fee you can take a seat and play as many games as you’d like, for as long as you’d like! They also offer a variety of snacks, beer, and wine for purchase making this a perfect spot for a laid-back date night!

The holidays may be over but the fun must continue! This is the first $2.50 Tuesday of the year and we can't wait to see you. Make a new year's resolution to play more games!

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A romantic weekend itinerary

Although Abbotsford might not be known as the spot to go for a romantic weekend away, we believe that after a few days in the community you’ll have changed your mind. We’ve planned out a weekend itinerary perfect for you and your special someone, whether you prefer relaxing quality time together or a more adventurous rendezvous. Keep reading and get ready to feel the love!

  

Take a Romantic Helicopter Ride with Compass Heli Tours

Think you and your partner have done it all? We bet you haven’t seen the Fraser Valley like this before! Compass Heli Tours is based in Abbotsford and offers a variety of different helicopter adventures. Their trips range from the extreme (exploring ice caves and glacier kayaking) to more romantic options (engagement packages and a wilderness spa experience). Whichever trip you choose you are sure to wow your date and make memories that will last a lifetime!


Stroll through Historic Clayburn Village

For a more laid back date option take a trip back in time at Clayburn Village. This quaint community is located at the foot of Sumas Mountain and offers its visitors a unique view of Abbotsford's past. It’s reminiscent of the turn-of-the-century English village atmosphere of the times, with brick buildings with neat gardens, surrounded by white picket fences.

Stop by the Clayburn Village Store, a country store and tea shop that serves fresh currant scones with local jam; homemade soups, pastries and old-fashioned candies. Make your stay extra romantic with a night at the Clayburn Village Bed & Breakfast, an elegant and charming Victorian style home.

 

  

Wine and Beer Tasting

Sip you way through Abbotsford by visiting one of our amazing wineries or breweries. For the beer lovers, try a flight at Raven’s Brewing, or cozy up by the fire with your better half at Field House Brewing. The Mt. Lehman neighborhood features 3 beautiful wineries in close proximity; as you make your way through Mt. Lehman winery, Seaside Pearl Winery and Singletree Winery you will love intimate tasting experiences and unbeatable views.

After you’ve found a favorite, pick up a bottle (or two!) to take back to your room at Brookside Inn. This luxurious boutique hotel is ranked as Canada’s #1 small hotel on Trip Advisor and is perfect for a lover’s getaway. It features romantic themed rooms and a gourmet breakfast with every stay.


Relax at The Wild Orange Spa

Sometimes all you want to do is be pampered with the one you love. Abbotsford is home to one of the Fraser Valley’s best spas, The Wild Orange Spa. Grab your companion and take in a day of massages, facials and pedicures. Close your eyes and let the serene atmosphere transport you to new levels of relaxation in their couple’s treatment room, or try their famous Vichy shower treatment.  Add a spa lunch to your treatment and wind up your peaceful spa day in the eucalyptus steam room. You’re sure to leave refreshed, rejuvenated and in love!

 

 

Share a Delicious Meal

They say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach so what better way to connect than over some good food? Restaurant 62 is the Fraser Valley’s best farm to table restaurant and offers a captivating dining experience. Enjoy the featured set Valentine’s Day menu offering at a special price, reservations recommended! They say oysters are an aphrodisiac and the best place to get them in town is Bow & Stern in Historic Downtown. A laid-back local favorite, Bow & Stern features fresh seafood and an amazing tap list. Cuddle up at an intimate table for two!



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Day Trip Ideas | Motorcycle Show

Vancouver Motorcycle Show at Tradex

Before you know it summer weather and riding season will be here. Get ready for it now by attending the Vancouver Motorcycle Show at the Tradex on January 19th-21st. Whether you’re a hardcore rider or a recreational enthusiast, a curious fan or just tired of the cold winter weather, the 2018 Vancouver Motorcycle Show has got you covered!

See all the new 2018 motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides, all under one roof. Meet tons of experts, check out the latest gear and apparel, and get all-revved up for your next adventure! 


Day Trip Ideas

The 2018 Vancouver Motorcycle Show isn’t the only stop for motorcycle lovers in Abbotsford, read on to find out where else riders love to go when they’re in town! If the weather cooperates we recommend taking a scenic ride through the rolling hillsides of Mt Lehman. The spectacular views of local farmland will make this a ride to remember, with many vantage points along the way to stop and take in the lush green acreage.
 

Mountainview Harley Davidson at Highstreet 

Just down the road from the Tradex you will find the Fraser Valley’s premier outdoor shopping and dining destination, Highstreet Shopping Centre. Swing by to enjoy some open-air shopping or stop into the Canadian Brewhouse for a pint and a snack. Make sure to check out the Mountainview Harley-Davidson store, which carries a wide range of collectibles, jewelry, watches and the Black Label apparel line.

3122 Mount Lehman Rd, Abbotsford, BC | mountainviewhd.com
 

Beer Tasting at Raven’s Brewing 

After a long ride pull in to Raven’s Brewing for a flight of beer. Raven’s casual tasting room allows you to focus on their delicious beers and the unique stories behind them. We recommend their Oldhand Coffee IPA or the Sumas Mountain Lager for something lighter.

2485 Townline Rd, Abbotsford, BC | ravens.beer
 

Dinner at Brodeurs Bistro

After a full day of motorcycle related activities we’re sure you’ve worked up an appetite!  Brodeurs Bistro on Mt. Lehman Road has you covered with large portions of delicious food. This French Canadian and Creole inspired local favorite serves up dishes like a Montreal smoked meat sandwich and jambalaya all with your choice of one of 28 different sides.

3550 Mount Lehman Rd, Abbotsford, BC | bbistro.ca
 



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Day Trip Ideas | It’s My Wedding Show

The holidays are a time to make memories with your loved ones and for some people that means getting engaged! Whether you are in the starting stages of your wedding planning or gathering the final touches, It’s My Wedding Show is something you won’t want to miss.

As the largest wedding show in the Fraser Valley, It’s My Wedding Show has everything you need to plan your big day. With vendors to suit every budget and style, come out and meet the Fraser Valley’s best wedding experts. This year’s show will be held at Tradex on January 13th & 14th. With can’t miss features like fashion shows, huge prize giveaways and appearances by Monte Durham from TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress it’s a must for any bride!


DAY TRIP IDEAS

We suggest grabbing your girls and making a day out of your trip to Abbotsford; besides, after all that wedding planning, you’re going to need a little fun and relaxation! Here are some ideas for activities to enjoy in Abbotsford after you attend the It’s My Wedding Show.
 



Champagne and Lace

You won’t be able to miss Champagne and Lace as you drive by their gorgeous window displays. As one of the Fraser Valley’s premiere bridal centers, this stop is an absolute must for any bride-to-be. Serving the Fraser Valley since 1986, they offer an amazing selection of gowns, shoes and attire. Pop in for a quick browse or make an appointment for a full bridal consultation.

33811 S Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC | champagneandlace.com

 

Ivana Teahouse

After finding your dream dress, you are only a short walk away from Historic Downtown Abbotsford and Ivana Teahouse! This beautiful space is the perfect place for a quick pit stop while you explore Abbotsford. Enjoy a traditional high tea experience complete with delicious (and Instagrammable) finger sandwiches, scones and cakes.

2626 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford, BC | ivanateahouse.ca
 

Shopping in Historic Downtown

Head down to Essendene and Montrose Avenues where a beautiful shopping district awaits. Visit one of the floral shops like Confetti Floral for arrangement ideas, and check out Montrose + George General Store for a selection of cute clothing and lifestyle products. If home décor is what you’re after, you won’t want to skip Spruce Collective. Create a Pinterest worthy atmosphere at home with their collection of locally curated vintage pieces.

Essendene & Montrose Avenues | downtownabbotsford.ca
 

Local Wineries

Round out your stay in Abbotsford with a trip to the wineries in the Mt. Lehman neighbourhood and cheers to a successful day! Mt Lehman Winery and Singletree Winery both offer an intimate tasting experience and are located only 2 kilometers apart.  Enjoying a glass of wine with the stunning views of the rolling hills as a backdrop is the perfect end to your day in Abbotsford!

Mt Lehman Winery | 5094 Mt Lehman Rd, Abbotsford, BC | mtlehmanwinery.com
Singletree Winery | 5782 Mt Lehman Rd, Abbotsford, BC | singletreewinery.com
 



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New Year’s Resolutions in Abby

For many people the New Year is a fresh start, and with that comes the desire to be better. If you made some New Year’s resolutions but aren’t sure how to start crushing your 2018 goals, we can show you some new things to do here in Abbotsford.


Eat Healthy

One of the most popular resolutions for people going into the New Year is to eat better. After a month of holiday dinners, boxes of chocolates and maybe a bit too much rum and eggnog, it’s time to get back to basics. Abbotsford has you covered when it comes to eating right in the New Year!



A visit to Nature’s Pickin’s Market or Lepp Farm Market for fresh, locally grown produce will get your 2018 meal prep off to a good start. And you can’t forget the protein! Stop by Neufeld Farms Market for a variety of free run and hormone free poultry to round out your meal.

If you’re just too busy to cook a healthy meal, don’t hit the drive thru! Harvest Grill ‘n’ Greens is serving up quick, healthy and delicious meals in Historic Downtown Abbotsford. We recommend the spinach salad with wild Coho salmon for a nutritious and balanced meal.


Exercise More

So, you have the healthy eating down but now you want to up your fitness game? Abbotsford’s got that too!



Don’t let the rainy weather stop you from getting some exercise. Get Air Abbotsford offers a fun new way to workout inside. Spend an afternoon jumping on trampolines, playing dodgeball or diving in the foam pit. You’re sure to get your blood flowing and heart pumping!

If you’re ready to brave the outdoors you can hit up one of the many hikes and trails in Abbotsford! Matsqui Trail is great for walking, running, and biking with scenic views of the Fraser River. Discovery Trail is another great trail through the city, and is suitable for all fitness levels. 


Try Something New

Maybe this year you’ve decided to try something new, pick up a new hobby, or simply watch less Netflix. We hear you!

Get your arts and culture on by visiting an exhibit at The Reach Gallery Museum. Their latest exhibitions Search by Image and Salt Water Skin Boats open on January 18th. Or why not enjoy some live theatre presented by Gallery 7 Theatre & Performing Arts Society? Their adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning play “Doubt” runs through January and February at the Abbotsford Community Arts Addition.



Perhaps testing out virtual reality could be your new hobby? The newly opened VRKADE is BC’s largest virtual reality arcade. Grab some friends and try out their huge variety of games. Stop in for a free demo and you’ll be hooked!
 


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Seasonal Sips to Try this Winter

Escape the chill and sip your way into the season with these suggested warmers. From hot mulled apple cider and spiced honey meads to hot chocolate porter and a fir tips brew, you’ll be loving the winter vibes in Abbotsford.

Brew

Bring a blanket, come hungry, and get ready to get cozy at our local breweries. At Field House Brewing, enjoy the latest Toasted Coconut Black Lager and brewhouse-made, farm-to-plate comfort foods. Warm up by a wood-burning fire or take in the cabin décor with sheepskin-covered benches and a heated patio. Launching mid-December, the Good Life Ale will be available – a woodsy beer made with fir tree tips!

Adding to Raven’s Brewing’s seven taps are two new releases -- the Jackdaw, a citrus-rye sour released on November 24th and the, fan-favourite, Hot Chocolate Porter available as of mid-December. A pop-up shop with One Fish Two Fish  is also scheduled for mid-month where fresh oysters and other seafood items are available for sale.
 

Apple Cider

Known as fall’s sweetest harvest, Taves Family Farms’ tree-to-bottle process takes farm-grown apples and creates a 100% natural apple cider. Nothing is added to this non-alcoholic bevvy, but you can mix it with your favourite spirit and mull it with a pinch of clove, cinnamon, and allspice. Or buy it spiced but be sure to serve it steaming hot! Available at stores across the Lower Mainland.


Mead

Mead is the oldest alcoholic drink known to man as was believed to be the drink of the gods. A little unknown fact, second century Romans and Europeans once sought spiced mead as a cure for winter colds but, since the late 1800s and ever since the Swedes first embraced mulled wine as a Christmas tradition, mead has graced many Christmas tables! Try the spiced cranberry or apple, zesty sweet, or dry mead from Campbell’s Gold.  Add honey, brandy, orange rinds, raisins, or simply savour the spicy elixirs as they come.



Field House Brewing | 2281 W Railway St, Abbotsford, BC | fieldhousebrewing.com
Raven’s Brewing Company | 2485 Townline Rd, Abbotsford, BC | ravens.beer
Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm and Meadery | 2595 Lefeuvre Rd, Abbotsford, BC | bchoney.com
Taves Family Farms | 333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford, BC | tavesfamilyfarms.com
Taves is closed for the season, but the cider is available at a store near you.


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Navigate your way through rooms of enchanting Christmas décor, pick-up vibrant winter greens, or escape to the country and experience what Mt. Lehman has to offer. Only a 40-minute drive from Vancouver so bundle up, and come on out to Abbotsford for the day. Better yet, make a weekend of it and enjoy all these holiday must do’s in the valley. Don’t forget to visit Santa at Highstreet while you’re in town!

Oh Christmas Tree

Nothing feels more festive than trimming a farm-fresh Christmas tree! Starting December 1st, Fir Valley Farms is welcoming everyone to come and choose their perfect pre-cut tree or, better yet, harvest one themselves.

  • Douglas Fir is a traditional choice, aromatizes with a sweet fragrance.
  • Noble Fir has excellent needle retention and stiff branches perfect for heavy ornaments.
  • Norway Spruce is whimsical, upward sweeping branches with an everlasting scent.
  • Fraser Fir has traits of a Noble Fir and Norway Spruce with excellent needle retention and an inviting aroma.
  • Grand Fir/Nordman Fir have softer needles with a robust citrus fragrance.
  • Blue Spruce is a rich dark green to powdery-blue needles.

Fir Valley Farms | 30077 Burgess Ave, Abbotsford, BC | firvalleyfarms.com
Ledgeview Tree Farm | 
36070 McKee Rd | facebook.com/Ledgeviewtreefarm

 

Visit Grandma Glenda

Celebrating its 28th year, Glenda’s Christmas Cottage is another can’t-miss destination that has become a local tradition. In fact, the parents coming today were the children who visited a generation ago. Navigate through rooms of enchanting Christmas décor, discovering rustic and classic ornaments and snow globes, that are sure to please even the hardest ones to buy for.  

Glenda’s Christmas Cottage | 4457 Mount Lehman Rd, Abbotsford, BC | glendaschristmas.com

 


Winter Greens and Florals

A destination garden centre specializing in vibrant winter greens, poinsettia arrangements, and home décor. From peaceful garden strolls to beautiful Holiday statement pieces, Tanglebank is all about Christmas cheer. Located at the same place is Brambles Bistro. Bring a friend and brunch or lunch, choosing from classic breakfast favourites infused with global flavours, or end your visit with a hot cocoa.

Tanglebank Gardens and Brambles Bistro | 29985 Downes Rd, Abbotsford, BC | tanglebank.com

 


Warm the Soul

Escape to the country and experience what Mt. Lehman has to offer this holiday season at Sojourn in the Valley on Dec. 2nd. Wander through the grounds at Tuscan Farm Gardens, sip a lavender latte, and leave with lavender-infused handcrafted soaps and body products. Enjoy the thousands of twinkling lights and unbelievable ornament selection at Glenda's

Sip and savour around the cozy fireplace at Brambles Bistro, and then visit our three local wineries. Seaside Pearl Winery and Singletree Winery will be serving mulled wine with local cheese from Mt. Lehman Cheese. Also, you can pick-up Singletree’s latest release, wine jellies to pair with charcuterie or give as hostess gift.  Mt. Lehman Winery will be playing Christmas tunes and featuring a Brawny Tawny Port tasting in the Barrel Room, accompanied by figs, local Mt. Lehman Cheese, and handmade chocolates by Chocolatas. 

Mt. Lehman Sojourn in the Country | mtlehmansojourn.com

 


Shopping Finds in Downtown Abby

In addition to hosting the Annual Winter Jubilee Christmas Festival on December 2nd, complete with pony rides, fireworks, Christmas carols, an artisan market, and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Historic Downtown Abbotsford is also an eclectic place to shop and walk.

Shop the mix of small businesses, independent restaurants, and boutique stores to get awesome stocking stuffers and gifts. Highlights include curated vintage goods, clothing, apothecary goods, local florists, handcrafted pottery, jewelry, restored furniture, vinyl from every genre, new and used books, artisanal bakeries and cafés, and craft breweries. So. Much. To. Explore!

Historic Downtown | Essendene & Montrose Avenues | downtownabbotsford.ca
 


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Heading into the holiday season, these free pop up Christmas Markets showcase Abbotsford's best artisans from crafts to local food. 
 

The Christmas Market at the Museum 

Featuring works by some of BC's finest and most gifted artisans and crafters, The Christmas Market is open daily for five days. You will find handmade items such as quilts, cards, glass art, and woodturning. 

Nov 20th - 25th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | 1818 Clearbrook Rd. | Mennonite Heritage Museum

 

Maan Farms’ 3rd Christmas Market

Two back-to-back weekends with over 50 local vendors, a gift wrapping station by donation, Mama Maan's authentic eats, wine tasting with the wine expert Gaurav Maan, and delicious Country Kitchen sampling.

Nov 25th - 26th and Dec 2nd - 3rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | 790 McKenzie Rd. | Maan Farms


Taste of the Market 

Lepp Farm invites you to meet the faces behind your favourite brands, with over vendors, and sample baked treats to smoked, cured and dried made right at Lepp. Get your Taste of the Market Passport stamped at each booth, and be entered to win a gift basket.

Dec 2nd from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm | 33966 Clayburn Rr. | Lepp Farm Market

 

Open Air Market at WINTER JUBILEE

Kick off the holiday season with your community at this annual tree lighting ceremony featuring an open-air marketplace full of local vendors in the heart of downtown. Bonus - live entertainment, a craft beer and wine garden, carollers, food trucks & more. 

Dec 2nd from 5:00pm to 9:00 pm | Essendene & Montrose Avenue | Downtown Abbotsford

Whether it’s attending a tree lighting, festival, or artisan market, we invite you to come and explore some timeless traditions and unwrap the holiday magic in Abbotsford. Find more seasonal events, go check out our calendar


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Abbotsford Shines Bright in the Valley

It's the most wonderful time of year and Abbotsford is celebrating with festive holiday shows, family-friendly festivals, dazzling tree lightings, and artisan events. Only a 40-minute drive from Vancouver, bundle up, grab a hot chocolate and come on out for the day. Better yet, make a weekend of it and spend the night!

Start the season at the 10th West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Marketplace.

10th West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Marketplace

From November 17th to 19th, the annual West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace returns to Tradex. Unique gifts include everything from doll clothing, wooden toys, teepee play tents, hand-painted silk scarves, upcycled table décor, and beard balm to craft spirits, artisan fudge, candy, doll furniture, personalized ornaments, ugly Christmas sweaters, and reclaimed wood furniture.

  • 200+ Vendors to shop
  • Festival of Trees
  • Seasonal home décor and poinsettia baskets
  • Carving workshop
  • Breakfast with Santa & Santa’s Workshop and Elf Activity Area
  • Sounds of the holidays with live music
  • Culinary and wine presentations

Fraser Valley Tradex | 1190 Cornell St | www.westcoastchristmasshow.com
 

Abby’s First Christmas tree lighting of the season at Highstreet Shopping Centre.

Hightstreet’s Tree Lighting & Holiday Show

On November 18th at 5:00 pm, Highstreet hosts its annual Holiday Show and Tree Lighting. Every Saturday afterwards, from November 18th to December 16th, shoppers can enjoy a 30-minute show featuring a multi-media light display set to musical favourites, and photos with Santa every single day. Visit Highstreet’s oversized Holiday Gift Box, complete with a private experience allowing each family to have an intimate photo snap with Santa (and you can book online!)

  • Santa’s arrival and the lighting of a 65-foot Christmas tree
  • Meeting Rudolf, Frosty, and Spandy Andy the dancing elf
  • A 40-piece marching band, holiday dancers, and stilt walkers
  • A guaranteed snowfall

Highstreet | 3122 Mount Lehman Rd | www.highstreetfv.com
 



From the west side to the east, experience Winter Jubilee.

28th Winter Jubilee in Historic Downtown

On December 2nd, from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, Abby takes it ‘old school’ and celebrates its second tree lighting and evening marketplace in Historic Downtown. Local vibes include fresh eats, on-site craft beer and wine, over 30 local vendors, and many of Abby’s best-known retail shops. Admission is free and all ages are welcome!

  • The arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • Live entertainment
  • Craft beer and wine garden
  • Photos with Santa
  • An open-air Artisan marketplace
  • Festive fireworks display

Historic Downtown Abbotsford | Montrose & Essendene Ave | www.downtownabbotsford.ca 


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There's no shortage of kids inspired halloween events happening around the city. This week make your way through Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze or a scary Scavenger Hunt around Highstreet. On Halloween bring the family to trick or treat around Downtown Abbotsford (at over 40 businesses!) or inside at Sevenoaks Mall. Let all of these events inspire your families spooky spirit while you #ExploreAbbotsford

The Land of Boo

Enjoy a super family-friendly Halloween Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win an iPad courtesy of London Drugs. Start in Central Plaza (outside of Cineplex Theatres) and make your way around the Podium Level stopping at each Halloween installation as you go.

Open Daily to Oct 31st | Highstreet | 3122 Mount Lehman Road

 

Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze

Here's one for the older kids! Make your way through one of BC’s most terrifying haunted corn mazes, filled with creepy clowns, gouls and real chainsaws. Walk over the haunted bridge while making your way through the 10 shipping containers are placed throughout the maze, designed like haunted houses. *Recommended for guests 10 and older.

Oct 25 to 31st | Maan Farms | 790 McKenzie Rd

 

Trick or Treat Downtown

Loads of treats and lots of fun activities planned for kids with over 40 business's participating. Start off at Cobblestone Kitchenware's patio where you will get your trick or treating map! Bonus, Science World will be on hand to explore some Science On The Spot.

Oct 31, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm | Historic Downtown Abbotsford

 

Trick or Treat Sevenoaks

Enjoy a safe, warm and dry place to bring your ghosties for goodies. Look for the orange pumpkin for free candy at participating retailers for kids 10 and under while quantities last.

Oct 31, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Sevenoaks | 32900 South Fraser Way
 

Moo or Boo Ecodairy

The annual family-friendly indoor Halloween party! $4.00 per child ages 14 and under, & Adults party for free! Proceeds from this event will help support affordable, educational programs like spring & summer camps, Pro D Day camps, and special community events.

Oct 31, 2017 1:30pm - 5:30pm | EcoDairy | 1356 Sumas Way

 

Highstreet Party in the Plaza

A family-friendly Halloween evening at Highstreet! There will be a fun photo booth, live DJ, treats, balloon artists, and more! Trick or Treat at 8 themed installations and enjoy the Land of Boo Scavenger Hunt.

Oct 31, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Highstreet | 3122 Mount Lehman Rd
 



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