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Enjoy a rural retreat in Abbotsford

A city in itself, Abbotsford is nestled in the heart of the Fraser Valley. While Vancouver tends to steal the spotlight, basing yourself in Abbotsford will unlock access to a local experience in British Columbia. There's a flourishing agricultural community to discover, which means you'll be surrounded by lush pastures, sprawling orchards and family-run farms. Abbotsford vacation rentals also put you within striking distance of recreational hotspots like Cultus Lake, Sumas Mountain and the mighty Fraser River. For a street scene, simply head to Historic Downtown Abbotsford, where you'll find boutiques, chocolate shops, antique stalls, cozy cafes and more.

Things to do

Family fun at Abbotsford's Castle Fun Park

Luring locals and visitors alike, Castle Fun Park is a favorite on the family-friendly circuit. Open throughout the year, this fun-filled theme park features mini-golf courses, go-karts and baseball batting cages. For a fun and educational day out, why not visit the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery? The self-guided visitor center features trout displays, a walk-in beaver lodge and fantastic underwater observatory. While it's best known as a farming community, Abbotsford harbors a vibrant arts and cultural scene. There's no better place to discover it than The Reach Gallery Museum, a multipurpose venue showcasing local talent.

Activities

Farm-to-table feasts in Abbotsford

Thanks to its fertile soil, Abbotsford is a hotspot for orchards, berry farms, corn fields and more. In fact, Abbotsford is so bountiful that it's known as "Vancouver's Bread Basket". If you love fresh produce, why not eat your way through the Circle Farm Tour? The self-guided "agritourism" route will take you past roadside markets, wineries, farm-gate vendors, dairy farms and more. With spacious kitchens, Abbotsford vacation rentals make it easy to stock up on fresh produce and prepare your own farm-to-table feasts. Craving thrills? Offering 12,500-foot tandem jumps, the Abbotsford Skydive Centre promises a full-body adrenalin rush.

Weather

Sun-drenched summers in Abbotsford

Summer is high season in Abbotsford, when Canada's West Coast enjoys long days and plenty of sunshine. It's a great time to explore the Circle Farm Tour, hike in the surrounding forests or take a day trip to Vancouver. Planning a summer getaway? Why not stay on the water's edge, with Abbotsford vacation rentals perched on the banks of Cultus Lake? Fall can be a beautiful time to visit, when Abbotsford's maple trees explode in a sea of reds, yellows and golds. Kids will love visiting the family-friendly pumpkin patches that dot the countryside.

Natural features

Enjoy the great outdoors in Abbotsford

Part of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford lives up to its "City in the Country" nickname. As well as lush farmland, it's surrounded by lakes, rivers and provincial parks. Arnold Dyke is scenic and relatively flat, while Sumas Mountain Inter-Regional Park offers challenging trails and plenty of elevation. Remember, British Columbia is bear and cougar territory, so be sure to hike in groups, keep dogs leashed and make plenty of noise. Heading to Vancouver? Highway 1 will get you there in just 50 minutes.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Abbotsford

The nearest airport is in Abbotsford, BC (YXX-Abbotsford Intl.), located 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.), which is 20.2 mi (32.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Abbotsford?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 148 vacation rentals near Abbotsford. From 96 Houses to 29 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Abbotsford for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Abbotsford?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Abbotsford. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Aldergrove Regional Park: 178 vacation rentals
  • Trethewey House Heritage Site Museum: 146 vacation rentals
  • Abbotsford Exhibition Park: 152 vacation rentals
  • Highstreet Shopping Centre: 175 vacation rentals
  • Castle Fun Park: 136 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Abbotsford listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Abbotsford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 96 Houses in Abbotsford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Abbotsford include:

  • Cottages: 29 rentals available
  • Cabins: 29 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 9 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Abbotsford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 28 vacation rentals with pool available in Abbotsford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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