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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.

The Fraser Valley

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

Fraser Valley Events

  • Abbotsford Agrifair – an agricultural fair that includes a midway, amusement rides and lots of animals at Exhibition Park at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford in early August.
  • Abbotsford Airshow – one of Canada’s largest airshows in August.
  • 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.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public at 36737 North Parallel Road in Abbotsford in April.
  • Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival a small community fair in Agassiz with a midway, live music and agricultural activities in mid-September.
  • Chilliwack Air Show a small (but free) air show at the Chilliwack Airport in August.
  • Country Celebration a community fair with animals and family-friendly activities at Langley‘s Campbell River Regional Park in September.
  • Fort Langley Village Farmers Market – a weekly summer market on Saturdays in Fort Langley.
  • Glow Christmas – the largest indoor Christmas attraction in BC takes place at the Milner Village Garden Centre in Langley from late November until the end of December.
  • Sasquatch Days – First Nations’ canoe races and cultural activities at Harrison Hot Springs in June.
  • Tulips of the Valley – a large tulip festival in Chilliwack each year in or around April.
  • 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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