Why Abbotsford?


1 location 

Abbotsford is located 60 minutes east of Vancouver, situated between the Fraser River and the US border. Nestled in the Fraser Valley with the Cascade Mountains as its backyard, Abbotsford is in a perfect position. Close enough to a major urban centre, yet far enough away to enjoy BC's natural beauty, and a natural lower cost of doing business. Given this, Abbotsford provides more value to the event planners, allowing dollars to go further.

2 facilities

With 870 hotel rooms, 6 sheets of ice, a 7,000 seat arena, 17 baseball diamonds and over 3.2 million square feet of field space, including 4 fields of artificial turf, Abbotsford is more than ready to host you and your sporting event. Our world-class facilities are accessible, plentiful and well-maintained to guarantee your event is a success!

3 Airport

Abbotsford is one of the most accessible places in British Columbia, and the Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) is a big reason for that. In 2016, over half a million passengers came through YXX. National carriers such as WestJet, Air Canada and NewLeaf airlines fly into YXX to and from Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton, as well as Toronto in the summer months. With one connection, Abbotsford is connected to every major city in Canada, and 31 US destinations.

4 history

Abbotsford is no stranger to playing host. From Provincial Games to National Championships to hosting events on the world stage, Abbotsford has the experience and volunteers to ensure all bases are covered. The community hosts over 100 sporting events annually, making Abbotsford one of Canada's premier sport host destinations! See our hosting history here.


5 Diversity

Abbotsford offers diverse activities and attractions against a backdrop of mountains and farmland. Tour our craft breweries and wineries or explore the countryside on the Circle Farm Tour. Let the kids loose at Castle Fun Park or take some time to enjoy Abbotsford's rugged backcountry on Sumas Mountain. Discover our incredible shopping and dinning scene, or explore Historic Downtown Abbotsford. Whether it's pre-event, post-event or during the event, Abbotsford has you covered.


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