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Abbotsford is a city in British Columbia by the Fraser River and the Canada-US border. Tucked between mountain ranges, it boasts of being one of the most productive agricultural lands in the country. This combination of fertile soil and oceanic climate, with just enough precipitation in summer, has earned Abbotsford the nickname, “Raspberry Capital of Canada”.

The city isn’t just famous for its agricultural sector. It is also well known among locals and tourists alike for various recreational pursuits, making tourism in Abbotsford one of the main economic drivers. 

Located in the center of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley, the city is within easy driving distance to several amusement spots and natural attractions. Recreational facilities in the city include theaters, golf courses, aquatic centers, skating rinks, and more. Bridal Falls, Golden Ears Provincial Park, and Matsqui hiking trail along the Fraser are among the top local attractions. Meanwhile, it has such major events as the Flower Show in April, Canada Day Celebrations and Berry Festival in July, and the International Airshow at the Abbotsford International Airport in August.

You can get in Abbotsford through the following methods:

– By plane at Abbotsford International Airport

– By bus on the Greyhound or via Translink and ValleyMAX

– By train via the West Coast Express or Via Rail


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Places in the city are spread out, so getting around in a car helps to conveniently reach your destination. Abbotsford also has a public transit bus system that takes you to major shopping areas and other points in the city.

Now, did you know that next to English, Punjabi is the most widely spoken language in Abbotsford? This is because the Abbotsford-Mission provincial electoral district has the third highest percentage of visible minorities among metropolitan areas in Canada. 

Whether you’re planning to stay in Abbotsford as a holidaymaker or an immigrant, you will find plenty of accommodation options – from cozy inns to residential properties. Taking care of your “home away from home” doesn’t have to be a hassle with the help of Life Maid Easy, the next generation of cleaning services in Canada.

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