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Best Places in the Fraser Valley

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The Fraser Valley is the region outside Metro Vancouver from Mission and Abbotsford to Hope including Cultus Lake, Harrison Hot Springs and Langley.

The area also includes ChilliwackFort Langley and other rural communities.

The Fraser Valley

Below are highlights of events and places of interest in the Fraser Valley region.

Fraser Valley Events

Fort Langley Jazz Festival
Fort Langley Jazz Festival in July
  • Glow Christmas – the largest indoor Christmas attraction in BC that used to take place at the Milner Village Garden Centre in Langley from late November until the end of December. As of 2019 it takes place in Abbotsford instead (with a second venue in downtown Vancouver).
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live entertainment at Mission’s Fraser River Heritage Park on Friday evenings in the summer.
  • Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market – a market featuring over 100 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, jewellery, handmade goods and other home and garden treasures at Tradex in Abbotsford on a weekend in both April and November.
  • Pet Lover Show – a pet-themed trade show at Abbotsford Tradex that takes place most years in February.
  • Sasquatch Days – First Nations’ canoe races and cultural activities at Harrison Hot Springs in June.
  • Twilight Drive-In – the Lower Mainland’s only drive-in theatre, located at the corner of 260th Street and the Fraser Highway in Langley.

Cultus Waterfront at Christmas

CHRISTMAS IN THE FRASER VALLEY

Similar to other parts of the Lower Mainland, the Fraser Valley gets decorated with Christmas lights in December.

Best places to admire winter holiday illuminations and get into the festive spirit include Glow Gardens in Langley, Loft Country Christmas in Langley and Petey’s Country Christmas at Fantasy Farms in Chilliwack. There are also pretty lights in Cultus Lake at night, and Christmas decorations and activities in Fort Langley.

Fraser Valley Places

Fraser Valley
Farmland in the Fraser Valley
  • Extreme Air Park Langley – an indoor trampoline adventure park at 9499 198th Street in Langley.
  • Fantasy Farms – a farm in Chilliwack that hosts special Easter, Halloween and Christmas events.
  • Fast Track Karting – indoor go-carting at 5760 Production Way in Langley. (Note: participants must be at least 56 inches tall.)
  • Fort Langley – a picturesque town and historic site.
  • Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve – 325 acres of wetlands on the Vedder River at 5200 Sumas Prairie Road in Chilliwack.
  • The Great Escape – an indoor family entertainment centre with mini golf, arcade, laser tag, toddler zone and other activities at 20645 Langley Bypass in Langley.
  • Greater Vancouver Zoo – a great place to see hundreds of animals in Aldergrove.
  • Harrison Boat Cruises – boat tours around Harrison Lake and up the Harrison River at various times through the year.
  • Harrison Hot Springs – a popular resort town with natural hot springs at Harrison Lake.
Sasquatch Days at Harrison Lake Beach
Harrison Lake during Sasquatch Days
  • Harrison Water Park – a giant inflatable playground on Harrison Lake in the summer.
  • Kilby Historic Site – a museum and historic site depicting area life in the 1920s.
  • Maan Farms – a farm market stand with petty zoo and other activities for children in Abbotsford.
  • Rolley Lake Provincial Park – a popular park and campground in Mission.
  • Sasquatch Mountain Resort – a ski hill in the Hemlock Valley just west of Harrison Lake.
  • Stave Falls – a BC Hydro powerhouse and educational centre in Mission.
  • Toy Traders & Collectibles – located at #150 19880 Langley Bypass, at 17,000 square feet it’s Canada’s largest collectibles and independent toy store.
  • Wineries and Wine Tours – many of the Lower Mainland’s best vineyards and wineries are located in the Fraser Valley, and especially in Langley.
Sasquatch Forest and Mountain View
The view from Sasquatch Mountain Resort

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