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10 Things To Do in Abbotsford This July

June 27, 2024

July is one of the best times of year to visit Abbotsford so you’re in luck if you’re planning a trip here! Experience live music outside, frolic through fields of flowers, pick your own fresh berries, learn about local history and enjoy the night sky with stargazing. You’ll be happy you did! Check out our list of 10 ways to make the most of this sun-filled month.

Celebrate Canada Day

Join us on July 1st for the Abbotsford Canada Day festivities! Our community celebration begins with a parade along South Fraser Way, a Family Festival at Abbotsford Exhibition Park with family-friendly activities, entertainment, multi-cultural themed food trucks, community showcase, and ends with a fireworks celebration (weather permitting). For all things Abbotsford Canada Day, visit our page here.

Go Blueberry Picking

The beginning of July means blueberry season and there’s nothing sweeter to look forward to! Here are just a few of the local farms opening in July for their u-pick season. Check each website for opening dates and hours.

Grab an Ice Cream Cone at Birchwood Dairy

There’s nothing better than enjoying a creamy ice cream cone on a hot summers day! In addition to serving the freshest ice cream made right there on the farm, you can also pay a visit to their farm animal friends and enjoy the beautiful views on Sumas Prairie.

Check out Berry Fest in Downtown Abbotsford

With Abbotsford being the berry capital of Canada, the Berry Fest is a must-visit event! The festival will happen on July 6th from 12pm-8pm in Historic Downtown Abbotsford with plenty activities and berries to choose from! Pie eating contest, food trucks, carnival rides and so much more for all ages to enjoy.

 Experience the Summer Flower Festival at Lakeland Flowers

Stroll though 40 acres of vibrant sunflowers that make for a beautiful display of all different sizes and colors. In addition, there’s lavender, wild flowers and more to enjoy when you visit the Summer Flower Festival at Lakeland Flowers. Each admission includes 5 stems for the u-pick area, with many additional sunflowers for purchase.

 Visit the exhibitions at Clayburn Village Museum

The Clayburn Village Museum is dedicated to preserving the cultural and historical past of Clayburn, BC’s first company town. Every Saturday from June to August from 1pm – 4pm the museum is open for private walking tours, classes, or groups of all ages.

Attend Jam in Jubilee every Thursday in July

Every Thursday in July from 7pm – 10 pm at Jubilee Park, join in on the fun! Featuring local live music, vendors, local artists, foods and drinks that you’ll have to go more than once to check out all the spots. All the events are family and dog friendly! We recommend bringing a lawn chair and a blanket for yourself as well.

Go for a hike and swim in Chadsey Lake

This popular Sumas Mountain hike is slightly challenging but extremely rewarding! With beautiful views and Chadsey Lake at the end of the hike, it makes for a great place to jump in for a dip on a hot day. For details on this particular hike, visit All Trails.

Check out Yoga in the Park

Every Wednesday until September 4th from 6pm-8pm, join a free session of Yoga in the Park at Jubilee Park. This is a great way to be active and enjoy the outdoors while also building community. All ability levels are welcome, just remember to bring your yoga mat and a water bottle! Pre-registration is required and you can do so here.

Stargaze at McDonald Park

Did you know we have a Dark Sky Preserve right here in Abbotsford? Just under 3 hectares in size, McDonald Park is known for stargazing. The mountain acts like a huge amphitheater, blocking off direct light from Abbotsford to the west, Chilliwack to the east, and Mission to the north. The park offers views to the east, west, and south.

Photo Credit: Dave Simpson (@monochrom_dave)

If you’re trying out any of the activities listed above, don’t forget to share your memories with us on Instagram by tagging @tourismabbotsford and using #ExploreAbbotsford!

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