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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.


CHRISTMAS IN THE FRASER VALLEY

Looking for festive lights and Christmas decorations? Glow Abbotsford at Tradex and Lights by the Lake at Harrison Hot Springs both run from December until January.


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
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Kickoff to Christmas Makers Market – a Christmas craft market at the Ag Rec Building at Abbotsford’s Exhibition Park in November.
  • 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.
  • West Coast Christmas Show – a Christmas trade show and holiday artisan market at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford in November.

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

Beach at Kilby Park in Winter

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