Abbotsford's Beer & Wine Tour

Sip, Savour and Share on the Abbotsford Beer & Wine Tour! Meet all the local craft breweries & wineries and start tasting the unique flavours of our valley. From honey mead and berry fruit wines to salted stouts and raspberry ales, you'll discover something new. Download your tour map here or pick a copy up from one of the locations below. Cheers! 



Field House Brewing  Co.

At Field House Brewing Co., we believe it’s about a full craft beer experience, we brew great beer that we love and want to share with our community and beyond. We’ve also created a unique gathering place for friends and family to create new experiences and learn more about the world of craft beer. Whether you are new to craft beer or a seasoned pro - we offer a range of styles, all with a high drinkability factor and we’re always searching for new inspiration and ideas. Cheers.

604.776.BREW (2739)
www.fieldhousebrewing.com
2281 West Railway St



OLD ABBEY ALES

Old Abbey Ales brews and serves 30 beers on tap. Brewed with the finest ingredients and employing the time-tested traditions of Belgian beer brewing methods with West Coast creativity affectionately called Belgian Forward. Visit our tasting room for pints, flights, and growler fills.

604.607.5104
www.oldabbeyales.com
1A-30321 Fraser Hwy 



RAVENS BREWING COMPANY

Ravens Brewing Company is inspired by the agricultural roots surrounding the Abbotsford area. We will be brewing European and West Coast beers, respecting the ingredients traditionally found in these great brews. Working with local growers and suppliers to craft great beers full of character and style, we look forward to welcoming you to our tasting room.

604.758.1557
 www.ravensbrewing.com
 2485 Townline Rd



Maan Farms Estate Winery

A culmination of three generations of farmers, has brought forth a taste of true distinction. From ground to glass, Maan Farms wines are soley produced here, leaving no room for anything less than the best. Showcasing wines made from Maan Farms mouth-watering berries, expanding to now include grape wines, and a VIP Wine Club. Visit our fun family farm for our tasting room, great country food and family activities.

604.864.5723
 www.maanfarms.com
 790 McKenzie Rd



CAMPBELL’S GOLD HONEY FARM & MEADERY

Believed to be the oldest known alcoholic beverage, Mead or Honey Wine was first discovered by the Samarians in Mesopotamia thousands of years ago. Campbell’s Gold produces these ancient elixirs including the traditional Mead. In addition, they offer Pyment (honey wine & grapes), Melomel (honey wine with fruit or berries), Metheglin (spiced honey wine), and Cysor (honey wine with apple juice/cider).

604.856.2125
 www.bchoney.com
 2592 Lefeuvre Rd



Mt. Lehman Winery

Mt. Lehman Winery is a family owned boutique winery specializing in small lots of premium naturally made wines. Come tour
our beautiful farm and vineyard where we have over 15 acres planted of a variety of grapes including Pinot Noir (our flagship wine), Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, and others. While you’re here, drop by our tasting room to sample our unique award winning wines.

604.746.2881
www.mtlehmanwinery.com
5094 Mt. Lehman Rd
 



Singletree Winery

Join us at Singletree, a family operated Vineyard and Winery located in Mt.Lehman. The site where the farm is located has a rich farming history, with activity starting in the late 1800’s. We are proud of our focused portfolio of wines, crafted by family member and winemaker, Andrew Etsell.  We welcome you to taste a new generation of wines in our rustic tasting room and also enjoy the vineyard and surrounding area in our licensed picnic area located right beside our winery.

604.381.1788
www.singletreewinery.com
5782 Mt. Lehman Rd
 
Download your tasting tour map here to find your way around town. 

Top 10 Adventures in Abbotsford

The BC Summer Games are in Abbotsford from July 21 to 24th. We're excited to welcome all the participants, families and friends to our city. Find time in between competitions and take a few hours to explore these exciting ideas and adventures below. Go Abby Games! 

1. Circle Farm Tour



While in Abbotsford, don’t miss our Circle Farm Tour. This self-guided tour takes you through our country side and will lead you to a variety of specialty farm gate vendors, charming eateries, a barn full of antiques and the best ice cream you will ever eat. Download Guide 
 



2. Historic Downtown



Walk through the heart of Abbotsford and discover vintage stores, charming boutiques and delicious eateries while in Historic Downtown. It’s the perfect meld of past and present, where you will find unique restored heritage buildings and shopping.
 



3. Castle Fun Park



A free-admission, family amusement park offering year round excitement for everyone. From mini golf, go carts, batting cages and arcade games, Castle Fun Park is a great place to bring the kids for an afternoon in Abbotsford. 
 



4. Beer & Wine Tour



Sip, Savour and Share on the Abbotsford Beer & Wine Tour! Download the map to start your self-guided tour of our local craft breweries and wineries. While tasting, take time to discover the unique flavours of our valley. Download Map 
 



5. Walks, Trails & Mountain Biking



Enjoy the great outdoors with the whole family in Abbotsford's 157 parks consisting of over 2,584 acres of parkland and 98 kilometers of urban trails. From Mill Lake Park to Sumas Mountain, there is so much terrain to be discovered by you. More info here. Photo Credit: Mona Lucas
 



6. Comedy Show 



Enjoy a laugh at Canada’s national stand-up comedy club, Yuk Yuk’s. Shows run nightly Wednesday to Saturday. Check out their website to see who's in town while you're here. 
 



7. Visit a Museum



Abbotsford is a city rich in talent, culture and history. While you check out all the museums, galleries, & artisans, don't forget to tour all the public art that can be found throughout Abbotsford. More info here. 
 



8. Shopping

Let us be your guide as you hunt for those one-of-a-kind items during your stay. Sevenoaks Shopping Centre is centrally located and likely has all that you need. If you’re looking for an outdoor shopping centre, check out Highstreet – a new, open-air shopping centre located at Mt.Lehman interchange. 
 



9. Golfing

The lush greenery of Abbotsford is home to a variety of courses that are open year-round! Regardless of your swing, there is a tee waiting for you. During your next stay, take a visit to Fraserglen or Ledgeview Golf Course. More info here.
 



10. Skydiving



Seeking thrill & adventure? Why not book a trip with Vancouver Skydive and experience the Drop Zone which is located in scenic Abbotsford. All of their Tandem Skydives are done with an experienced and qualified Tandem Instructors!
 



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More from #ExploreAbbotsford:

107 Days of Summer in Abbotsford 
5 Places to Adventure with Kids
Fresh Faces of Abby Series 

Events Calendar 

Top 5 Summer Events

1. Berry Beat Festival

Let the fun and festivities of summer begin with the 35th Annual Berrybeat Festival. Bring the family down to enjoy and explore beautiful Historic Downtown Abbotsford during this two day festival celebrating local music, agriculture, and community.

When: July 9 (9am – 6pm) & July 10 (9am – 4pm)
Where: Montrose and Essendene Avenue, Abbotsford
Website 

 

2. BeerBQ

BeerBQ in Abbotsford is a spectacular culinary experience that pairs the best BBQ pitmasters with BC craft brewmasters. Staged with the Fraser Valley backdrop of hop fields in full bloom, guests meander from tent to tent tasting great food and sipping equally great beer. Don't miss your chance to taste a bit of Abbotsford.

When: July 16
Where: Kinloch Farms 1893 Cole Road, Abbotsford
Website Tickets

 

3. Abbotsford BC Summer Games 

As many as 3600 participants will be coming to Abbotsford to compete in 18 different sports all around the community. Abbotsford is the perfect outdoor destination offering hiking, mountain biking, fishing, golf and water sports. With more than 2,400 acres of parkland and a 33 km paved outdoor trail system, this will be an amazing 4 day event for you, your family & friends to be involved with or enjoy watching.

When: July 21 - 24
Where: Abbotsford Exhibition Park & Various Community Locations
Volunteer Opportunities 

 

4. AgriFair

There’s something for everyone at the Annual Abbotsford Agrifai, the best little country fair sice 1911! Traditionally when people think of an agriculture fair, they think animals, tractors, and farmers. Agrifair is still proud to present many of your favourite and memorable agricultural attractions, but they have so much more planned for 2016.

When: July 29 – 31
Where: Exhibition Park, 32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford
Website 

 

5. The Abbotsford INTERNATIONAL Airshow

The keystone annual event-- The Abbotsford International Airshow is an aviation festival that has grown well beyond its borders over the past 5 decades while beginning in 1962. Abbotsford Airshow will feature diverse aerial and aviation-related displays, and offer exciting entertainment to all ages. As well, don’t miss the twilight show featuring beautiful fireworks on Friday evening.

When: August 12 - 14
Where: Abbotsford International Airport, 1595 Townline Rd, Abbotsford 
Website


Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and share along your journey with the hashtag #ExploreAbbotsford. We can't wait to see what you get up to!

More from #ExploreAbbotsford:

107 Days of Summer in Abbotsford 
5 Places to Adventure with Kids
Fresh Faces of Abby Series 

Events Calendar 

A Day with Dad

Father's Day Activites & Ideas

Go mountain biking on Sumas Mountain,
Grab a flight at one of the local breweries,
Explore a few stops on the Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour,
Play a round of mini golf and race the go karts at Castle Fun Park,
Head for a walk on Discovery Trail,
Seeking more thrill & adventure? Book a trip Skydiving in Abbotsford.

Father's Day Events

Go Fish BC Day at the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery | June 18
Close to fifty community fishing events will take place over the weekend, including free learn-to-fish sessions for beginners and loner rods and tackle. Father’s Day weekend is also the 16th annual BC Family Fishing Weekend, when BC residents can fish licence-free in many of the Province’s fresh and tidal waters. 

Maan Farms Safety day | June 19
The 1st annual Free Family Safety Day! Emergency Services representatives from all over the lower mainland will be coming to show families what they do, have hands on activities and live demos. Tentative Safety stations include: Fire, Police, Ambulance, Bike, Self Defense, Emergency Preparedness, Wildlife Safety, Search & Rescue, and  Water Safety. As the Safety day also falls on Father's day there will also be kitchen specials & pie eating contests.

Golf with dad fore Father's Day at Highstreet | June 19
Tee-off in Central Plaza and take in our 9 hole putting course located throughout the Podium Level. After the game enter for your chance to win a $100 Highstreet Gift Card! Totally free.
Location:  High Street Shopping Centre - 3122 Mt. Lehman Road from 12 to 4pm

Celebrating Dads | June 19
This is a free event open to the public for Dads and their families to celebrate Father's Day. There will be games, bouncy castles, face painting, fishing pond, crafts, free family photo, mini-golf, gold panning, child development fair and toddler play area.
Location: Mill Lake Park from 9:30pm - 2:30pm

Looking for more summer activites? Check out our 107 Days of Summer guide which provides daily activites and ideas for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

Jam In Jubilee 2016 Performers Announced

This highly anticipated music series will be every Thursday from August 4th to August 25th at Jubilee Park in Abbotsford. Featuring handpicked musical artists, performance stage acts, artisan vendors and free admission, Jam in Jubilee is a celebration of local culture and a chance to meet your community. The event opens at 6pm with live music starting at 7pm. If you can’t make it down, tune in to Jam in Jubilee Radio at CIVL 101.7 every Thursday at 5pm.

Schedule

August 4: Fraser Valley Music Awards Winner (TBA); Western JaguarAlex Rake and the Leaves; (and for the After Dark Series) DJ Johnny K, followed by Herokah & DJ RAV3N

August 11: The Lonesome Town Painters; Adrian Teacher and the SubsJulie Doiron; (and for the After Dark Series) DJ Sonja, followed by Kristin Witko

August 18: Kin, Jenny Banai; Poison Corn; (and for the After Dark Series) Dove, followed by DJ Joel Sojonky

August 25: Chicken-Like Birds; The Sylvia Platters; Atodaso (and for the After Dark Series) DJ Simon Bridgefoot, followed by Teen Daze

Looking for more summer activites? Check out our 107 Days of Summer guide which provides daily activites and ideas for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

5 Places to take your kids in Abbotsford



Maan Farms

Family friendly farm offering berry u-pick, country kitchen and a fun petting zoo. The farm also has a pedal go-kart race track, zip-line, playgrounds and more!
Location: 790 McKenzie
Phone: (604) 864-5723
Website 

 



Castle Fun Park

A family amusement park offering year round excitement for everyone. From mini golf, go carts, batting cages and arcade games, it’s a great place to bring the kids.
Location: 36165 North Parallel Road
Phone: (604) 850-0411
Website 

 



Eco Dairy

Offering a unique, highly interactive learning environment, the EcoDairy experience has been developed in partnership with Science World British Columbia, the province's leading science and technology education facility.
Location: 1356 Sumas Way
Phone: (604) 557-5481
Website 

 



Birchwood Dairy

Come visit the Country Farm Market, restaurant & ice cream parlour offering over 50 flavours of gourmet ice cream & farm fresh dairy products.
Location:  1154 Fadden Rd
Phone: (604) 857-1315
Website 
 

Play Abby

Play Abby is a 10,000 square foot indoor playground and laser tag entertainment centre in Abbotsford, BC.
Location: #5-2043 Abbotsford Way
Phone: (604) 853-7529
Website 

If you're looking for more family-friendly activies and adventures, check out our 107 Days of Summer guide. 

107 Days of Summer



It’s time to explore Abbotsford! The 107 Days of Summer Guide provides daily ideas and activities for you, your family and friends to enjoy all summer long. No matter what your interests are, there’s bound to be an exciting adventure waiting beneath the pages. 

This guide is packed full of indoor and outdoor destinations everyone can enjoy. From a variety of Circle Farm locations, special events and kid zone fun to local wineries, breweries and eateries to try. When you’re wondering what to do with the kids this summer or planning a date night, just grab your guide!



107 Days of Summer is available at the Abbotsford Visitor Centre at 34561 Delair Rd. where our friendly staff can help answer any questions you may have. It’s also at many of our local partners around the community or download it directly to your computer or mobile device here.

Looking for more information on Abbotsford and things to do? There is an outdoor trails guide which provides information and maps of the various trails throughout the community. It’s a great way to stay activate in summer with the family and all the trails are dog friendly. This can be picked up from our Visitor's Centre. Photo below provided by Mona Lucas. 



Also, if you haven’t already, grab your copy of the Abbotsford Beer & Wine tour. This self-guided tour takes you through our local wineries and craft breweries letting you discover the many unique flavours of the valley. Download your copy here.

Remember to share your discoveries and adventures with us by tagging #ExploreAbbotsford on your photos. Connect with Tourism Abbotsford on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.tourismabbotsford.ca.

Enjoy the Summer! 

A special Sunday spent in Abbotsford

We love showing Mom how much we care, but after a while the flowers, brunches, and cards start feeling repetitive. This year are you looking for something a little off the beaten path? There are many creative, unique, and local ways to inject laughter and love into Mother’s Day.

Here are our top ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Abbotsford.

1. Stroll Abbotsford’s Discovery Trail

Taking an afternoon wander is a great way to spend Mother’s Day together. Connecting east and west Abbotsford, the Discovery Trail’s paved corridors wind through forests and parks and around ponds. Enjoy walking, running, rollerblading, or cycling. Stop for a picnic lunch or to Instagram a few photos on your urban adventure. Download trail map here.

 

2. Wine Tasting at Singletree Winery

What better way to celebrate Mom than with a wine tasting at Abbotsford’s Singletree Winery? The tasting room is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 to 5:30 p.m. Visitors are invited to bring a picnic, pick up a bottle of wine, and enjoy the beautiful view of Mount Baker. Photo credit: Christine McAvoy

 

3. Shopping at the Market by Spruce Collective

Enjoy the Market by Spruce Collective in their new location at 2619 Montrose Ave. Featuring the Spruce Collective plus nine hand-picked vendors displaying eclectic vintage and antiques, this is not your average antique mall. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m.

 

4. Free Photo with Mom at High Street

On May 8 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. round up your family for free Mother’s Day photos at Highstreet. Enjoy the make-up touches by Sephora, complimentary 5x7” print from London Drugs, and professional posing from photographer Tanya Goehring. Photo credit: Highstreet

 

5. Explore the Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour

From busy buzzing bees to blooming flowers, the Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour offers a farm fresh, honey sweet experience! Country markets feature quality poultry, local produce, flavoured honey, gourmet ice cream, & hand crafted soaps. Two nurseries have beautiful display gardens, plants of all sorts, home & garden décor, & unique gifts. Enjoy home cooking or upscale cuisine at Abbotsford’s favourite restaurants, or visit one of the wineries! Brochure available here. 

Robyn Roste lives and works in Abbotsford. She loves telling stories and learning more about her city.

Spring Break in Abbotsford

It’s that time of year again! Spring Break is around the corner, the sun is starting to shine and the cherry blossoms are blooming. We have some great ideas to enjoy these two weeks off in Abbotsford. There are many kids’ camps happening over the next few weeks which we have listed below but if you missed sign-up (whoops!), here are a few day adventures.

Day Activites


SPRING BREAK CAMPS + Events

Highstreet Shopping Centre
Learn! Mar 14-18, 12-2 PM
Science World Show + Make and Take Activities.
Science World is back at Highstreet hosting their fun and informative show all week long. Located in Central Plaza, just outside of Cineplex. Totally Free.
 

Highstreet Shopping Centre
Play! Mar 21-24, 12-2 PM
Skateboarding* + Rock Climbing.
Paul from Replay Sports and Project Climb will be at Highstreet Monday to Thursday, and it's totally free! Located in Central Plaza, just outside of Cineplex. Totally Free.*Participants must call Guest Services at 604-381-3934 to register for skateboarding lessons prior to the event. Lessons are separated by Beginners and Advances skateboarders.


Abbotsford Recreation Centre
Spring Break Camps - Mar 14-18 & 21-23
From pre-school camps, springtastic camps and super splash, there is a camp for every age! Spring break swim lessons are also offered. More information here.

 

Seven Oaks Shopping Centre
Kids Club Events - Mar 14-18 & 21-23
Registration is FREE for the Kids Club at Sevenoaks and enjoy fun daily activities. Spots are booking up fast, contact their customer service desk or website for more information.

 

EcoDairy
Spring Break Camp - Mar 14-18 & March 21-25, 9:00am - 3:00pmCome join us over the break for a week-long "Woodland Creature" theme, loaded with games, crafts, science experiments and other great adventures! Sign up through this site or contact us at info@ecodairy.ca for more information. Full week sign-ups are required, no one day only options.

 

Sip, Savour and Share

The Abbotsford Specialty Beer and Wine Tour came to fruition as a way to showcase and educate about our newly developing industry of craft breweries and wineries. While tasting and touring, take time to discover the unique flavours of our valley. Read more about our Beer & Wine tour partners below.

 

CAMPBELL’S GOLD HONEY FARM & MEADERY

Come taste the flavours of what’s believed to be the oldest known alcoholic beverage, Mead or Honey Wine was first discovered by the Samarians in Mesopotamia thousands of years ago. The romantic tradition of offering mead to newlyweds led to the sweet potion being known as the “drink of love” in the middle ages. Campbell’s Gold produces these ancient elixirs including the traditional Mead. In addition they offer Pyment (honey wine & grapes), Melomel (honey wine with fruit or berries), Metheglin (spiced honey wine), and Cysor (honey wine with apple juice/cider).

Tasting Room Hours: Tuesday to Friday 12pm–6pm, Saturday 10am–5pm, Sunday 12pm–5pm

 

Maan Farms Market & Estate Winery 

Maan Farms Estate Winery, a culmination of three generations of farmers, has brought forth a taste with true distinction. Their wines begin with only the most luscious and flavoursome handpicked berries. Loyal to the Fraser Valley, these complex yet elegant wines capture the delicate accents, and indulge the senses with a wine that incorporates the finest flavours of British Columbia. From the ground to your glass, Maan Farms’ wines are solely produced here, leaving no room for anything less than the best that we have to offer.

Tasting Room Hours: Closed until Spring

 

Mt. Lehman Winery 

This is a family owned boutique winery specializing in small lots of premium naturally made wines. Mount Lehman winery has 15 acres planted to a variety of grapes including Pinot noir (flagship wine), Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, and a smattering of others. Today, they’re well known for their award winning wines, and commitment to growing a local, family run business. Come tour the beautiful farm and vineyard and drop by the tasting room to sample their unique award winning wines. Photo Credit: Christine McAvoy

Tasting Room Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 12pm to 5pm


Old Abbey Ales 


At Old Abbey Ales, their thing is beer, and the master brewer Tony skillfully crafts every batch by hand, producing what is believed are some of the finest beers in the market. The main reason for the brewery was to have a demonstration brewery so customers buying brewing equipment could actually see the equipment in action. Customers can purchase a full turn-key brewery from Brew-Stuff, and then learn how to use it at Old Abbey Ales. In staying true to their mission, all of our beers are bottle conditioned, thus creating natural carbonation, producing what we call Real Ale. Check out their 22 beers on tap!

Tasting Room Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11am to 7pm

 

Ravens Brewing Company 


Ravens Brewing Company is inspired by the agricultural roots surrounding the Abbotsford area. Head Brewer Nick Fengler, a Fraser Valley local and resident, with his vast knowledge and creativity, was brought on to help create beers that focus on utilizing traditional and locally sourced ingredients to produce European inspired West Coast beers. They are committed to working with neighbours using locally sourced ingredients to create the Ground to Glass series, featuring the popular Raspberry Hefeweizen with whole raspberries picked within 3 km of the brewery. They look forward to welcoming you into their tasting room. Photo Credit: Christine McAvoy

Tasting Room Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 12pm – 6pm Friday & Saturday 12pm – 7pm and Sundays 1pm – 5pm

 

Single Tree Winery 


Singletree Winery is a family owned estate vineyard and winery. The site where the farm is located is rich in farming history, with activity starting in the late 1800’s. The warm summers and mild winters of the Fraser Valley climate make it an ideal growing region, and Mt. Lehman’s bountiful soils also create the perfect conditions for growing lush, bumper crops of fruits and vegetables. With this in mind, they realized the potential for Mt. Lehman to be a heart of agri-business in BC. They’re proud of the focused portfolio of wines, crafted by a second generation family member Andrew Etsell, made in Summerland under the guidance of winemaker Matt Dumayne. Taste a new generation of wine from an emerging region. Photo Credit: Christine McAvoy


Tasting Room Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12pm to 5:30pm

Download your copy of the the Speciality Beer & wine tour map.