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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.


West Coast Christmas Show


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. (Note: The eagles still come, but since the COVID-19 pandemic this no longer takes place as a formal event for the public.)
  • Fraser Valley Classic Car Show – a car show that raises money for Chilliwack General Hospital in June.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch – a field of pumpkins, a corn maze and children’s play structures in Abbotsford.
  • 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.
  • Symphony in the Park – a free concert at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford in the summer.
  • 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 Lights at Cultus Lake



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


Sasquatch Days at Harrison Lake Beach
Harrison Lake during Sasquatch Days



Kilby Hotel & General Store
Kilby Historic Site


  • Krause Berry Farm – a farm and estate winery in Langley.
  • Laity Pumpkin Patch – a farm in Maple Ridge with pumpkins and family-friendly activities in the fall.
  • Maan Farms – a farm market stand with petty zoo and other activities for children in Abbotsford.
  • Mill Lake Park – a pretty park with a lake, walking trails, children’s playgrounds and an outdoor pool in Abbotsford.
  • 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.
  • Rolley Lake Provincial Park – a popular park and campground in Mission.
  • Sandpiper Resort Golf Course – another one of our top-rated golf courses, this one is located in Harrison Mills. The place also has an inn and up-scale cabins for rent.
  • Sasquatch Mountain Resort – a ski hill in the Hemlock Valley just west of Harrison Lake.
  • Sasquatch Provincial Park – a provincial park with campgrounds, hiking trails and lakes near Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Stave Falls – a BC Hydro powerhouse and educational centre in Mission.
  • Taves Family Farm and Applebarn – a family-run farm and kid-friendly tourist attraction in Abbotsford.
  • TRADEX Trade and Exhibition Centre – a large facility beside the Abbotsford Airport where numerous events take place.
  • Wineries and Wine Tours – many of the Lower Mainland’s best vineyards and wineries are located in the Fraser Valley, and especially in Langley.


Fraser Valley
Farmland in the Fraser Valley


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