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Best Places in the Fraser Valley

Cow Farm in the Fraser Valley

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.

 

Vancouver’s Fraser Valley Region

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

 

Easter at Maan Farms

 

Fraser Valley Events

There are lots of great events that take place in the Fraser Valley. Some of the best festivals, events and markets are listed below.

 

Early Winter Events

  • A Taste of the Valley – an event where you can sample food and drinks and buy artisan products at Chilliwack Heritage Park in late winter.
  • Earlybird RV Show – a recreational vehicle trade show at the Tradex Centre (usually in February).
  • Fort Langley Half Marathon – 1K, 5K, 10K and 21K running races in Fort Langley in February.
  • Western Golf Expo – a golf trade show in late winter at the TRADEX Centre in Abbotsford.
  • Pet Lover Show – a pet-themed trade show at Abbotsford Tradex that takes place most years in February. (This event is postponed to a later date in 2023.)

 

Spring Events

 

Summer Events

 

Fort Langley Jazz Festival
Fort Langley Jazz Festival in July

 

Autumn Events

  • The Abbotsford Sunflower Festival – an event featuring a field of sunflowers, a corn maze and family-friendly activities at Maan Farms.
  • Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival a small community fair in Agassiz with a midway, live music and agricultural activities in mid-September.
  • Country Celebration a community fair with animals and family-friendly activities at Langley‘s Campbell River Regional Park in September.
  • Eagle Acres Pumpkin Patch – a farm with a field of pumpkins, farm animals and family-friendly activities in Fort Langley in autumn.
  • Sky’s No Limit: Girls Fly Too –  a free airplane and aviation-themed event where attendees can get on planes and learn about career opportunities in a number of related industries. It takes place in October.
  • Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch – a field of pumpkins, a corn maze and children’s play structures in Abbotsford.
  • Snowbird RV Show – a recreational vehicle-themed event at the TRADEX Centre in Abbotsford in autumn.
  • Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival – a festival where people come from all over the Lower Mainland and beyond to admire hundreds if not thousands of eagles as they gather to enjoy the spawning salmon in the rivers around Mission, Harrison Hot Springs and Harrison Mills in mid-November. (Note: The eagles still come, but since the COVID-19 pandemic this no longer takes place as a formal event for the public.)

 

Christmas Events

  • Christmas Gifts Expo – a large winter holiday-themed market at Heritage Park in December.
  • Glow Christmas – the largest indoor Christmas attraction in BC at the Milner Village Garden Centre in Langley from late November until the end of December.
  • Kickoff to Christmas Makers Market – a Christmas craft market at the Ag Rec Building at Abbotsford’s Exhibition Park in November.
  • West Coast Christmas Show – a Christmas trade show and holiday artisan market at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford in November.

 

Fraser Valley Markets

  • Abbotsford Farm & Country Market – a weekly farmers market that takes place on Saturday’s most years from around 9 am until 1 pm between late April or early May and the middle of December.
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a year-round Sunday market featuring as many as 200+ vendors selling both new and used items at Abbotsford Exhibition Park.
  • Fort Langley Village Farmers Market – a weekly summer market on Saturdays in Fort Langley.
  • 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.

 

Cultus Waterfront at Christmas
Christmas Lights at Cultus Lake

 

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

Below are lists of attractions and places of interest in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Mission, the Harrison Hot Springs area and other parts of the Fraser Valley.

 

Abbotsford Places to Visit

 

Chilliwack (and Cultus Lake) Places to Visit

 

Sasquatch Days at Harrison Lake Beach
Harrison Lake during Sasquatch Days

 

Harrison Area Places to Visit

 

Kilby Hotel & General Store
Kilby Historic Site

 

Langley Places to Visit

  • Aldor Acres – a farm in north Langley that hosts family-friendly events at Easter, Halloween and Christmas.
  • Canadian Museum of Flight – a small but interesting airplane museum in Langley.
  • Chuck E. Cheese  – a restaurant and games centre in Langley for families with young children.
  • Eagle Acres Dairy Farm – a small farm in North Langley with cows, educational programs and a pumpkin patch in the fall.
  • Extreme Air Park Langley – an indoor trampoline adventure park at 9499 198th Street in Langley.
  • 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.
  • Fort to Fort Trail – a pathway along the Fraser River between Fort Langley and Derby Reach Regional Park.
  • Krause Berry Farm – a farm and estate winery in Langley.
  • Otter Co-op Waterpark – an outdoor facility in Langley with a wave pool, water slides and a spray park.
  • Pagoda Ridge Golf – a golf course near Fort Langley that is one of our favourites and has a Chinese architectural theme.
  • Redwoods Golf – another really nice golf course near the historic town of Fort Langley.
  • Twilight Drive-In – the Lower Mainland’s only drive-in theatre, located at the corner of 260th Street and the Fraser Highway in Langley.
  • Wineries and Wine Tours – many of the Lower Mainland’s best vineyards and wineries are located in the Fraser Valley, and especially in Langley.

 

Mission Places to Visit

 

Fraser Valley
Farmland in the Fraser Valley

 

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