No ferries, no flights. Just a short drive from Vancouver, Abbotsford is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway if you’re looking to get out of the city.

Whether you’re looking to get outdoors, do some shopping, or enjoy some tasty drinks and bites, Abbotsford is definitely a must-visit spot when you need a getaway.

Here are some great spots and activities to check out in Abbotsford.

BC Bird Trail

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You can experience some of the best birdwatching in North America on the BC Bird Trail. Take a stroll through Willband Creek Park for the chance to spot a variety of in-season birds, including the Northern Harrier, Least Sandpiper, Mallard, and more.

You can walk through the 2.6-kilometre outer trail or one of the many interconnecting trails.

Since launching in 2020, the BC Bird Trail offers world-class birding and gives you the chance to get outside and explore your own backyard.

Snack and shop at RE:VIVE Boutique Bistro

revive boutique bistro


This new concept is the ultimate spot to do some shopping and some snacking and sipping. You will find gorgeous home decor, textiles, housewares and more. When it comes to the food, the Bistro offers a wide assortment of boards and share plates and some tasty cocktails.

revive bistro

RE:VIVE Bistro

Check out the shops in Historic Downtown Abbotsford

Sure, you’ll find many of the big box retailers you’re used to around Abbotsford, but if you’re looking for something a little more unique, head to Montrose Avenue and Essendene Avenue.

Take a stroll down Montrose and find unique shops like the Spruce Collective. It features vintage treasures, home decor and so many other goodies.

Along Essendene, you’ll find The Montrose and George General Store, which carries everything from cute clothes to cheeky candles.

Try some tasty drinks at Fieldhouse Brewing

Fieldhouse is definitely a must-visit spot when you’re in Abbotsford. You can indulge in a drinkable ale after an afternoon or shopping or birding. You can also opt for one of their delicious aged sours, like the Charcoal Cherry Vanilla Sour, if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous.

If you want to plan the perfect getaway, Tourism Abbotsford offers even more ideas about things to do and where to stay!

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The author of this article was partly hosted by Tourism Abbotsford


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