Beat the Heat

The mercury is rising here in Abbotsford and lucky for us the hot temperatures show no sign of slowing down anytime soon! Although we love a good stretch of sunny weather, sometimes you just gotta beat the heat and chill out. We’re sharing our favorite ways to stay cool this summer around Abbotsford, read on to find out more!
 

Ice Cream at Birchwood Dairy

This hidden gem is a longtime Abbotsford favorite. Birchwood Dairy raises and milks approximately 120 cows at their family owned and operated farm in East Abbotsford. From start to finish all their dairy products are created on site, from the hay grown for the cows to eat to the 50 flavors of delicious ice cream as well as cheeses, yogurts and more. Stop by for a cone or take home a pint to enjoy later, their ice cream is truly the tastiest way to beat the heat! www.birchwooddairy.com

 

Valley Wake Park at Albert Dyck Park

Try something new this summer at Valley Wake Park! The Fraser Valley’s first cable wakeboarding park lets you get out on the water without a boat, making it a great for beginner wakeboarders or those looking to practice more advanced tricks. Located at Albert Dyck Park, the Valley Wake Park cable park is clean, efficient, and environmentally friendly. No gear? No problem! They have everything you need available for a small rental fee. For those looking for less of a thrill, Albert Dyck Park is a great place to relax in the sand or splash in the water. To find out more check out www.valleywakepark.com

 


 

Spray Park at Mill Lake Park

A favorite for children and families, the Spray Park is centrally located at Mill Lake Park and right beside Centennial Pool. This free summer activity is open daily from 9am to 8pm until the September long weekend. Beside the spray park is a picnic shelter that is a great way to get some rest from the sun and enjoy a packed lunch. In addition to the spray park, Mill Lake Park also boasts a playground, plenty of lawn space and a picturesque walking or biking trail.

 

Take a dip at Centennial Pool

Abbotsford’s only outdoor pool is the perfect place to cool off during scorching summer days! This classic 25 meter pool offers swimming lessons for all ages as well as public swimming every day from 12pm to 4pm. Have a large group or birthday coming up? Rent the pool out for a pool party. Lots of fun pool games and a guaranteed good time! For more information on Centennial Pool visit www.myreccentreabbotsford.com

 


 

​Catch a VIP Movie at Highstreet

For an activity that doesn’t require a heavy layer of sunscreen, we recommend checking out one of the summers hottest new releases at the Cineplex VIP Theatres in Highstreet! With tons of blockbusters dropping in theatres over the next two months, the Cineplex VIP is the perfect place to get respite from the heat. Kick back in extra comfortable chairs with a cool beverage and enjoy the latest sci-fi thriller or romantic comedy! For show times and coming attractions check out www.cineplex.com



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Live Music this Summer

There really is no better way to spend a warm summer evening than under the stars enjoying some great live music. Fortunately, Abbotsford’s live music and culture scene is growing and finding these events is becoming a breeze! From folk music on an outdoor lawn stage to an arena experience rock concert and everything in between, Abbotsford’s live music scene is one you won’t want to miss this summer.

Wine Down Fridays

After much success last year, Wine Down Fridays at Singletree Winery will be coming back for a second round! Enjoy music from local musicians while sitting outside soaking up the peaceful Mt. Lehman scenery.  The evening is made even more romantic with the option to purchase wine and local cheese on site and enjoy it on Singletree’s licensed lawn and picnic area. Wine Down Fridays will be launching on Friday, July 6th at 6pm with a performance from Larry Edwards! Visit www.singletreewinery.com for a list of dates and performers.

 

Mill Lake Music

Kick things off with some music in Mill Lake! Formerly known as the Fraser Valley Concert Series, Mill Lake Music kicked off on June 30th and will be taking place next to the Kariton Art Gallery on Saturdays throughout the summer from 6:00-9:00pm. Bring a blanket and enjoy some free family entertainment. Performers for this Saturday, July 7th include Innerwild, Western Jaguar, Jackson Hollow and more! For full details visit www.abbotsfordartscouncil.com 

 

Jam in Jubilee

One of Abbotsford’s most popular summer events, Jam in Jubilee returns for its exciting 2018 season! This year’s event, held in Jubilee Park, will begin on July 12th and run on Thursday evenings through August 2nd. In addition to the free live music there will also be interactive art and a market of local vendors! Join them on Thursday, July 12th for the kick off and to see performances from Paravel, Kristin Witko, and Kyler Pierce! See more information at www.jaminjubilee.ca

 

Abbotsford Centre

Some big names will be rolling through the Abbotsford Centre this summer that you won’t want to miss! John Fogerty will be making his return to the Centre on July 15th to play all his classic hits. August 28th will see The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots and Bush rocking out for what is sure to be a popular show. Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment! For tickets and details, check out www.abbotsfordcentre.ca

 

The Field Sessions and Field Day Fest

Field House Brewing has become almost as well known for their live music as they are for their delicious beer selection. Enjoy some brews and good eats on their lawn while you groove to the sounds of local singers and bands performing on their outdoor stage. Live music happens every Thursday evening! On Saturday, August 11th Field House will be hosting their second Field Day Fest, a celebration of beer and music. They will have nine breweries on site pouring a curated selection of sour beers as well as food and fantastic tunes. For more details visit www.fieldhousebrewing.com/fielddayfest

 

S+L Abbotsford Wednesdays

One of Abbotsford’s most popular dining options, S+L Kitchen & Bar, will be featuring live music from great local acts every Wednesday from now until September 12th. Performers include local favorites Coalmont, The Crescent Sky, and more! Enjoy a delicious meal while you are serenaded by some of the Fraser Valley’s finest musicians. A full list of performers can be found here.
 



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Explore Abbotsford's Circle Farm Tour

(Taves Family Farm)

Plan your day 

Long summer days are on the horizon which means more time for a leisurely journey through the countryside. And what better way to truly explore the country and Abbotsford’s deep agricultural roots than through a self-guided Circle Farm Tour?

Created as a way for locals and visitors to explore working farms and purchase their food from the source, Circle Farm Tour is now in its 14th year and has expanded to five different communities. Although the tour was designed to be self-guided, Brookside Boutique Tours does offer a bus tour complete with driver for groups of up to 14 people. This is a great option if you’d like to savor a glass or two at one of our winery partners or simply want to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Circle Farm Tour partners are separated into four categories: Farm Experience, Farm Store, Sips and Spirits, and Eatery. Keep reading to learn more about each category and the businesses you will find along the way.
 

(Birchwood Dairy)

(Eco Dairy)

Farm Experiences

For a truly immersive farm experience, the businesses in this category are your go to. Pick your own fruits and vegetables, walk through the fields, meet the animals and more to enjoy a true farm experience. The businesses in this category offer something for everyone and every season! For u-pick fields, corn mazes and more visit the Applebarn at Taves Family Farms or Maan Farms Market & Estate Winery. Enjoy beautiful seasonal florals at Bloom, The Abbotsford Tulip Festival and Tanglebank Gardens & Brambles Bistro.

Learn where your dairy products come from and meet the animals at EcoDairy. Try your hand at beekeeping and sample a variety of honeys and meads at Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm & Meadery. Impress your friends by catching your own fish at Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery. All businesses are based on seasonal availability so we recommend calling ahead to see what will be available when you visit!

 

(Maan Farms Country Experience & Estate Winery)

(Neufeld Farm Market)

Farm Stores

For those who want the freshest produce, meat and dairy products but forgot to pack their boots and overalls the businesses in our Farm Store category will have you covered! Birchwood Dairy Farm serves up some of the Fraser Valley’s best ice cream and dairy products for you to enjoy on site or take home for later! For delicious goat’s cheese, goat’s milk and buffalo milk cheese, visit Goats Pride Dairy and Mt Lehman Cheese Co.

You can get all your grocery shopping done in one stop at Lepp Farm Market or Neufeld Farm Market, which carry locally grown produce and ethically raised meats as well as many other locally sourced products. Rockweld Farm specializes in SPCA certified organic fed, medication free chicken and eggs. Let our farm store businesses inspire your next meal!
 

(Seaside Pearl Farmgate  Winery)

(Mt. Lehman Winery)

Sips & Spirits

The Fraser Valley is quickly becoming BC’s emerging wine region, and for good reason. Abbotsford offers an amazing selection of wine and wineries, from classic grape varietals to sweet berry wines. Visit the Mt. Lehman neighborhood for scenic drives and beautiful wineries. Mt. Lehman Winery is a family-owned and operated winery that has been operating in Abbotsford since 2009.

Enjoy a glass of wine in the beautiful chapel style tasting room of Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery. Sample the award-winning wines of Singletree Winery under the sun on their patio lawn area. For fresh berry wines and picturesque scenery, visit Ripples Winery & Woodbridge Ponds in East Abbotsford.
 

(Mt. Lehman Cheese)

(Restaurant 62)

Eateries

After a long and fulfilling day exploring all that the Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour has to offer it’s time to enjoy a truly local dining experience. Owner and chef Jeff Massey of Restaurant 62 creates a menu of farm to table inspired dishes that change with the season without sacrificing quality or flavor. In addition to the locally sourced food you can find a wine and beer list with an abundance of Abbotsford grown options making this the perfect way to round out your Circle Farm Tour day!
 



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Taste of Abby - June 10 to 16

Taste of Abby week is returning for its third year with even more special offers and delicious meals from local businesses! Organized by The City of Abbotsford Economic Development team this week long celebration of local food and food production is a great way to experience all that Abbotsford has to offer. As Abbotsford is the agriculture capital of Canada, the City of Abbotsford Economic Development seeks to support growth in the agricultural sector as well as showcase the diversity of production in our community.

In addition to the numerous special offers and discounts being given at local restaurants and businesses, this year’s Taste of Abby week will also feature a Top Chef Competition running in conjunction with the campaign. This year the community will be the judges as restaurants create signature dishes made up of local ingredients and serve these dishes throughout the week at their eatery. How can you vote? Visit participating restaurants and cast a vote for your favorite dish through the City of Abbotsford @abbotsford app. You can download the @abbotsford City Services App today from the App Store or Google Play.

There are six of Abbotsford’s amazing local venues who will be competing for the title of Top Chef. Brodeur’s Bistro, Restaurant 62, Tanglebank, Nature’s Pickin’s, S&L Abbotsford and The Sprouted Oven.

We are looking forward to a tasty week of experiencing all that Abbotsford has to offer! For more information on the Taste of Abby week, a complete listing of all the Taste of Abby participants and to find the closest spots near to you visit here. Share your Taste of Abby week finds with the hashtag #tasteofabby and #eatplayloveabby!

Summer Festivals & Events in Abbotsford

Summer kicks off another busy event season here in Abbotsford! There is never a shortage of things to do during the warm summer months, and this year’s roundup of events offers something for everyone. From The Royal Canadian Circus, to everyone’s favorite, The Abbotsford International Airshow, get ready to enjoy a summer full of fun and festivals. Read on to find out more about the variety of events happening this season and get ideas for more things to do this summer with Eat, Play, Love Abby!

Royal Canadian Circus at Tradex

June 7th to 10th

Come one, come all to the Royal Canadian Circus at Tradex June 7th-10th! The big top will be set up outside in the Tradex parking lot and feature thrilling performances from death-defying acrobats and more! Please note that the Royal Canadian Circus does not incorporate any exotic animals into their event. For show times, tickets and more information please visit www.royalcanadiancircus.ca

 

Aboriginal Arts and Culture Day

June 10th

In recognition of Aboriginal Awareness Month, Aboriginal Arts & Culture Events along with Heritage Abbotsford Society are honoured to present the 3rd Annual Aboriginal Arts and Culture Day, an opportunity for the community to come and learn about Aboriginal arts, culture, history and traditions. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to watch Aboriginal artists create their work on-site and purchase directly from the artist. This free event will also feature performances from traditional Sto:lo storytellers, powwow dancers, and Metis jiggers. Sto:lo Bannock Food truck will be on hand for you to experience traditional food. Event Details

 

Berryfest in Historic Downtown Abbotsford

July 7th

Join us in the heart of Historic Downtown Abbotsford for the 37th annual BerryFest! Swing by Essendene and Montrose for berry everything! Berry marketplace, berry-go-round and ferris wheel rides, berry treats and eats, berry baking and cooking demos, berry bake off, berry gardening demos with local gardening guru, Brian Minter and more! And you won't want to miss the entertainers, food trucks, craft beer and wine garden, and tons children's activities! Event Details

 

Abbotsford Agrifair

August 3rd to 5th

Summer heats up with a classic Abbotsford event, Agrifair, returning from August 3rd to 5th. Running for its 108th year Agrifair brings the fun and rides of a midway fair along with exciting live performances. Don’t miss the demolition derby, logger competition, motocross show and much, much more! This event is perfect for the whole family and offers something for everyone, young and old! For more information and a full schedule of events check out www.agrifair.ca

 

Abbotsford International Airshow

August 10th to 12th

Arguably Abbotsford’s biggest event of the year, the Abbotsford International Airshow, returns to the skies this summer! Designated as Canada’s National Airshow, this year’s event will feature performances by the US Navy Blue Angels, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, and many more. New for 2018 is The Grandstand: A Craft Beer Experience. Presented in partnership with the BC Hop Company, it will be located directly at show centre and feature 12 of the best craft brewers in the province each day with an unparalleled view of the action in sky.  Fantastic music, great staff and delicious food round-out a truly special atmosphere to enjoy your Airshow day! Tickets and all the info can be found at www.abbotsfordairshow.com



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Explore Trethewey House Heritage Site

If you live in Abbotsford chances are you’ve driven past Trethewey House. Or maybe you’ve heard the story of J.O. Trethewey, a lumber baron who was responsible for the leadership of the company during its boom years in the 1920s. But if you haven’t had the chance to explore the heritage site now is the perfect time as this month they celebrate winning a Heritage BC Recognition Award for their app, Agents of Discovery!

This prestigious award was presented to Trethewey House Heritage Site and Heritage Abbotsford in the Heritage Education and Awareness category and celebrates outstanding achievements in heritage preservation among individuals and organizations across BC. Trethewey House Heritage Site uses Agents of Discovery as a fun and innovative way of engaging visitors with Abbotsford’s rich history.

“We have seen a tremendous boost in engagement from our visitors after implementing Agents of Discovery,” said Christina Reid, Executive Director of Trethewey House. “We were so thrilled to have received this award and be recognized for the effort and passion we put into educating our community with Abbotsford’s history.”

Trethewey House Heritage Site is operated by the Heritage Abbotsford Society, a charity organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of our community. This is achieved through educational programming, tours of Trethewey House, and the Upper Sumas BCER station, exhibits and displays, including the one-room schoolhouse experience and the Heritage Gallery exhibits, along with walking tours, heritage-themed events and workshops, interpretive educational and outreach programs, and summer camps for youth and children.

Spend a few hours exploring the surrounding area of Trethewey House too! Ideally situated beside Mill Lake, visitors can enjoy a picturesque stroll around the lake or relax on a park bench. The Kariton Art Gallery is also located nearby and features changing exhibits highlighting local artists.  The gallery features 10-12 exhibitions per year that showcase the works of over 100 local artists, ranging from emerging to professional.


To find out more information about the Trethewey House Heritage Site please visit http://www.tretheweyhouse.ca/


For a list of current and upcoming exhibitions at Kariton Art Gallery please visit http://www.abbotsfordartscouncil.com/gallery



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Take in the sun on these 6 patios

Patio Season has arrived

We aren’t sure why, but somehow food just tastes better when it’s enjoyed on a patio. With patio season right around the corner we have prepared a list of Abbotsfords patios to get you ready for summer in full swing!
 

Duft & Co Brickhouse

Make a mid-day escape to Duft & Co’s hidden garden patio for a delicious brick oven pizza lunch or early dinner! Tucked away behind the restaurant this patio is perfect for those looking for a more quiet and peaceful patio. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-7pm serving their famous pizzas as well as other popular dishes such as homemade sandwiches and onion rings.

2625 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford, BC

 

Brambles Bistro at Tanglebank Gardens

Tucked into Tanglebank Gardens, the Brambles Bistro patio is the perfect place for a leisurely brunch. The unique setting surrounded by lush greenery is topped only by the unique and delicious food. Try their Moroccan Tagine or the Braised Short Rib Skillet for a truly memorable culinary experience!

29985 Downes Rd, Abbotsford, BC
 



The Canadian Brewhouse & Grill

The patio at the Canadian Brewhouse is the perfect spot for a post shopping pick me up. This spacious rooftop patio offers amazing views of Mt. Baker as well as a large menu and 30 beers on tap! Located in Highstreet Shopping Centre it’s easily accessible from Highway 1 and has ample parking.

3122 Mount Lehman Rd E125, Abbotsford, BC

 



Brodeur’s Bistro

This local favourite has a great heated patio so that you can still enjoy dining al fresco even on chilly nights! Located in the Mt. Lehman neighborhood, Brodeurs features a blend of Cajun, Creole, and French Canadian inspired cuisine served in large portions.

3550 Mount Lehman Rd, Abbotsford, BC

 



Cactus Club

One of the best views of the Fraser Valley can be found at the Abbotsford Cactus Club. This patio has something for everyone; suitable for groups, cozy couches and beautiful fireplaces. Enjoy their seasonal cocktails during happy hour at one of the busiest spots in town!

34650 Delair Rd B, Abbotsford, BC

 



Field House Brewing Co.

Get here early to enjoy one of the most popular patios in Abbotsford! Lots of tables as well as a fire pit and tons of lawn space to stretch out. Come by on Thursday nights to enjoy live music on their outdoor stage with friends and a pint (or two!) of farm fresh craft beer. The best part? Their patio is dog friendly!

2281 W Railway St, Abbotsford, BC

 



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Golfing in Abbotsford

Golfing in Abbotsford

As the days get longer and the skies get clearer many head to the course to improve their golf swing, which may have gotten rusty over the winter months. Abbotsford is home to two world-class golf courses, Ledgeview and Fraser Glen, as well as a smaller 9-hole course, Valley Golf Centre. Our courses are open year round and offer something for golfers of all skill levels!


Ledgeview Golf & Country Club

Ledgeview is easily one of the Fraser Valley’s most popular golf courses, with stunning views overlooking the Valley as well as brand new clubhouse facilities. Ledgeview is a fun yet challenging course that is favorable with both recreational and competitive golfers. Hold your charity golf tournament here or simply take in their men’s, women’s or junior nights. Home to PGA Tour players Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin, Ledgeview is a great place to take your game to the next level!

35997 McKee Rd, Abbotsford, BC

 


Fraserglen Golf Course

Located conveniently just off of Highway 1 at the Whatcom exit, this easily walkable course is great for all ages and skill levels. They offer lots of options for group or individual golf lessons in their training facilities. The Glen Bar & Grill has recently been updated and features great food and drink specials as well as space to host private functions! A wide array of men’s and women’s merchandise in their pro shop makes the Fraser Glen a complete golf destination in Abbotsford.

36036 S Parallel Rd, Abbotsford, BC

 


Valley Golf Center

Looking for a fun and fast round? Head to Valley Golf Center on Gladwin Road for a quick but challenging 9 holes! Valley Golf Centre also boasts a large driving range with 13 fully covered, heated and lit stalls as well as 27 outdoor stalls. For even more practice you can make use of their putting green and lessons!

4211 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford, BC
 



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Jane’s Walk in Abbotsford, May 4-6

Start the first weekend of May with Jane’s Walk throughout Abbotsford!

The second annual Jane’s Walk in Abbotsford is scheduled from May 4 to 6, 2018 at various locations throughout the community. Jane’s Walk, inspired by internationally renowned visionary planner, Jane Jacobs, is a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that help people get in touch with each other and where they live. It’s about bridging social and geographic gaps and creating space for cities to discover themselves.



This year’s citizen-led walking conversations start on Friday, May 4th at 10am when Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, co-curator and co-manager of the Sikh Heritage Museum will tour with you through the museum, a National Historic Site of Canada on South Fraser Way, the current Desis in the Diaspora exhibit, and the Gur Sikh Temple.

At 1pm on May 4th, Patrick Oystryk, City of Abbotsford planner and urban designer, will meet you at the Abbotsford Arts Council on Ware St, and walk you through an area that will be transformed into a more populated, attractive and walkable neighbourhood. Together you will discover and explore the concept of the recently created City Centre Neighbourhood Plan.



The official launch of Jane’s Walk Abbotsford is on the same day, May 4th at 3pm at Trethewey House, 2313 Ware Street. This is followed at 3:30pm by aSketch and Walk through part of Mill Lake Park led by Glenn Tait, an avid sketcher, illustrator, graphic designer and art instructor who has spent hundreds of hours sketching at the lake.

At 4pm on May 4th, a Heritage Abbotsford Society representative will engage you in a fun, heritage themed Try and Learn of the Society's award-winning Agents of Discovery Mill Lake Walking Tour Mission. Bring your mobile device to tap into this fun app while learning about the history of the area around Mill Lake.

On Saturday, May 5th at 10am, Brian Kingman will start at Mount Lehman Community Hall, then walk along Taylor Road to Mount Lehman Cemetery, including the history of the community’s school from 1884, and the old BC Electric Railway Station thought to be the Gifford Station.

At 1pm on May 5th, join Cyril Holbrow at Clayburn Village Schoolhouse to learn about the village’s history. This designated Heritage Site (1996), located at the foot of Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford-Clayburn, was the first" company town" in BC built by the Clayburn Company to provide housing and services for the workers at the large brick manufacturing plant.



At 5pm on May 5th, Jess Delves will connect with you at Oldhand Coffee on Pauline Street to explore how Downtown Abbotsford’s food and drink scene is growing. It’s the era of people craving and loving everything made locally by the locals.

On Sunday, May 6th at 11am, join a meet and greet informal Alexander Community Walk - Mid-Century Modern Meets Today, at 2298 Clarke Drive, with urban historian Marianne Fedori and Joanne Puffalt. Chat about mid-century architecture, residential patterns and neighbourhood change, and view some of Abbotsford's fine cutting edge residences of the 1950's and 1960's.

At 11:30am on May 6th, Connie Hackett will meet up with you at the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association, 2633C Montrose Ave, to find out Who doesn’t love those cool Insta-worthy Walls? Downtown Abbotsford has a ton of really great walls for snapping that perfect Instagram photo and Connie will take you to her favorite spots with your smartphone or camera.

At 12 noon on May 6th, John Vissers hopes to see you at the Fraser River parking lot, Matsqui Trail Park, very end of Riverside St. under the Mission Bridge. This "out and back" walk combines local history and the science of flood/river management with historical events from the 1894 and 1948 floods, and how these shaped Abbotsford's Fraser River dyking and drainage plans. Walk under the Mission Bridge, then the old railroad bridge (once used by cars as well as trains) and east along the river on the dyke trail, to view river bank erosion areas and some bank stabilization efforts now underway.

By 1pm on Sunday, May 6th, Kris Foulds, curator of historical collections at The Reach, will wander with you through parts of Musselwhite Cemetery, 35298 Marshall Rd. The name Musselwhite was given to the community that grew up around the John Brinton Musselwhite property. Although the cemetery bears his name, Musselwhite did not provide the land nor is he buried there, but many significant Abbotsfordians are.

Engage in civic change and growth, discover diverse layers of urban place, learn about your local history, all during Jane’s Walk Abbotsford May 4th to 6th. For more details visit janeswalk.org/canada/abbotsford or connect with organizers, Connie Hackett or Marianne Fedori at janeswalkabbotsford@gmail.com

Jane’s Walk Abbotsford is a partnership between The Reach Gallery Museum, Trethewey House Heritage Site, Tourism Abbotsford, City of Abbotsford - City Hall, University of the Fraser Valley, Downtown Abbotsford (ADBA), and other partners.

Sip and Swirl at these 6 Wineries

(Mt. Lehman Winery, Abbotsford BC)

Abbotsford Wineries

Not every wine adventure needs to be a road trip. Abbotsford is a thriving agricultural hub in British Columbia and is home to several wineries nestled in the countryside of Mt. Lehman, famous for its rolling hills and stunning views of Mt. Baker. Under an hour from Vancouver and 30 miles from Bellingham, this winery cluster in the Fraser Valley region makes for the perfect day trip.
 

Mt. Lehman Winery

Owned by the Siemens Family, Mt. Lehman Winery specializes in limited edition artisan wines, rooted in excellence and quality. Branded as a local favorite, and with 80 acres of red and white wine grape varietals, highlights include the Brawny Tawny and Vern Siemen’s favorites—the Pinot Noir and Pinot Noir Reserve.

5094 Mount Lehman Rd, Abbotsford, BC

 

Singletree Winery

Small batches of less than 3000 cases per year and always made with love. This award-winning family owned and operated winery offers a portfolio of wines that pay respect to the family’s deep farming roots. Their premium grapes showcase the aromatic and crisp flavors created by BC’s warm summer, mild winters, and nourishing soils with varieties like Siegerrebe and Grüner Veltliner.

5782 Mount Lehman Rd, Abbotsford, BC

 

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery

It’s the chapel in the country—and Abbotsford’s newest winery—with the vision of cultivating, creating, and sharing ‘world class’ wines that whisper elegance and distinction. Balanced with richness and delicacy, feature wines include the Royal Engineers Petit Verdot, Landing Road Red Blend, and Sam and Isaac Pinot Gris.

5290 Olund Rd, Abbotsford, BC

 

Berry Wines

With Abbotsford being the Berry Capital of Canada, it is only natural that these world-class berries are picked and pressed into delicious wines. While in town, don’t miss out on the diverse and complex flavors of berry wines at these local wineries.
 

Ripples Winery

The Fraser Valley is known for its high-yield berry-growing including strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Ripples infuses its own antioxidant-rich farm-fresh blueberries, producing beautiful hand-crafted fruit wines. True to most wineries in Abbotsford, Ripples is family owned and operated. Top picks include Intemperance, Antheia, a port-style fortified wine, and the fruit wine Cupere.

3387 Tolmie Rd, Abbotsford, BC

 

Maan Farms Estate Winery

Farming for four decades, the Maans began growing premium strawberries and introduced themselves at a simple fruit stand. From a fruit stand to a fall destination, the Maan Estate Winery is their latest endeavor. From vine to glass, Maan Farms only uses high quality fresh fruit and processes with minimum sulfites. Varieties include a Strawberry/Raspberry blend, Blueberry, and Blackberry wines.

790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford, BC

 



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