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130 Ways to Experience Summer in Abbotsford

June 20, 2024

We’ve got your summer plans all figured out! Summer in Abbotsford is filled with fun events, enjoying all our incredible eateries, frolicking through fields of flowers, shopping at farm markets, hiking up scenic trails, sipping on local spirited sips, and so much more. If you’re on the hunt for things to do to fill those summer bucket lists, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of 130 ways for you to experience the best summer ever in Abbotsford and you’re sure to find something to do when planning your next visit.

1. Discover local wildlife by bird watching at Willband Creek or go for a relaxing walk
2. Climb the highest heights at Project Climbing Centre
3. Create a summer meal with ingredients from the Abbotsford Farm and Country Market
4. Grab a beer on the beer lawn and play some yard games at Field House Brewing
5. Stop by the HABIT Project and pick up a healthy bowl or a yummy smoothie
6. Check out the Hugs in a Mug Cafe x Bubba’s Caffeine and Gas-O-Lean Car show happening bi-weekly
7. Sip on delicious berry wine at Maan Farms Estate Winery
8. Try some delicious gluten-free treats at the Polly Fox Cafe in Downtown Abbotsford
9. Relax and enjoy Yoga in the Park weekly on Wednesdays in Jubilee Park
10. Learn about local bees and sip on mead at Campbell’s Gold Honey and Meadery
11. Wander around Sevenoaks Shopping Centre in the AC and check out your favourite stores
12. Get your heart pumping and go skydiving with Skydive Vancouver
13. Pick up some art supplies at at HOFA and create some inspired works of art at a local park or garden
14. Take a summer cooking class at at Yes Chef
15. Break out the mountain bikes and check out the trails on Teq’géyex (Sumas Mountain)
16. Sip on wine and eat some delicious bites in the picnic area at Singletree Winery
17. Discover your new favourite local produce at Lepp Farm Market and grab a coffee to go from their café
18. Find the best fishing spots on a fishing charter with Charlie’s Sportfishing Adventures
19. Play with goats and sip on a cider flight at Taves Estate Cidery
20. Have high tea at Tracycakes Bakery Cafe
21. It’s play time! Head to Play Abby for an afternoon of fun at their indoor play center.
22. Enjoy 10 acres of adrenaline pumping excitement at Millionaire Paintball
23. Test your trivia skills at Old Yale Brewing’s trivia night every Tuesday
24. Step back in time to the 1950s for breakfast at Ann Marie’s Café
25. Play tennis at one of Abbotsford’s brand-new courts at MSA Arena
26. Go on a foodie tour with Chew on This Tasty Tours
27. Bring your lawn chair and secure a spot for watching Symphony in the Park in Mill Lake Park on August 16th
28. Grab a milkshake or ice cream and pet the animals at Birchwood Dairy
29. Find your new favourite rare & artisan tea and shop for sustainably-made gifts at Forage & Faire
30. Go for a swim at Albert Dyck Park

31. Learn how to skateboard at Replay Boardshop
32. Celebrate all things berries at Berry Fest on July 6th in Downtown Abbotsford
33. Find your new favourite British candy at the Clayburn Village Store
34. Take in the peace and quiet of the International Friendship Garden
35. Pick your own goji berries (starting in July) at Taves Family Farm (and visit all the adorable farm animals while you’re there!)
36. Enjoy a Bistro style lunch and try out one of their many cocktails at The Table Bistro
37. Enjoy local craft beer at Ravens Brewing
38. Meet up with friends or family at Little Sprout Cafe for a tasty and nutritious meal inspired by microgreens and other local ingredients
39. Learn about local trout on one of the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery guided tours
40. Get outfitted for your next outdoor adventure at Western Canoe & Kayak
41. Looking for a tasty treat? Check out Say it With Cake and buy some sweet desserts
42. Visit Neufeld Farm Market and get everything you need for a delicious summer picnic
43. Celebrate Canada Day at the Parade and Family Festival on July 1st
44. Wander through the lavender fields and gardens at Tuscan Farm Gardens (and be sure to try their lavender lemonade or lavender ice cream!)
45. Try some unique cocktails at Ripples Winery & New Wave Distilling and enjoy the beautiful gardens
46. Go for a round of golf at Valley Golf Centre
47. Enjoy your favourite Thai cuisine at I Am Thai restaurant
48. Test your knowledge at EXIT Escape Rooms
49. Discover hidden treasures at MCC Centre Thrift
50. Get your seafood fix at Bow & Stern
51. Buy flowers from a local flower stand
52. Go bowling at Galaxy Bowl (*gutter guards are optional)
53. Check out the BC Bird Trail Itineraries and try your hand at Bird Bingo
54. Take in the views of the Fraser River on the Matsqui Regional Park Trail
55. Try out a new game with lawn bowling on the outskirts of Mill Lake Park
56. Turn your eyes to the sky at Abbotsford International Airshow on August 9th – 11th
57. Pick strawberries and visit the farm animals at Maan Farms
58. Go to the  “Tulum” of Abbotsford (according to Bethenny Frankel) and enjoy a charcuterie board at Re:vive Boutique Bistro
59. Spend the night playing tabletop games at Boardwalk Cafe and Games
60. Pick blueberries at Windberry Farm and say hello to their farm friends including Buttercup the Cow

61. Go paddling at the Barrowtown Pump Station
62. Grab tickets to the latest concert at the Abbotsford Centre
63. Pick your own blueberries at RussLynn Blueberries and enjoy one of the best things about being in Abbotsford
64. Hit a few balls at the driving range at Fraser Glen Golf Course
65. Relax with a coffee and grab a fresh bagel at Good Kid Coffee
66. Pick up some local goods and accessories at Spruce Collective in Downtown Abbotsford
67. Find all the murals in Downtown Abbotsford
68. Enjoy drinks on the patio at Amici Italian Wine Bar
69. Go fishing in the Fraser River
70. Try some authentic Caribbean dishes at Coolrunning’s Jamaican Bistro
71. Take a helicopter tour with Helitours BC
72. Pick up some eggs from the egg vending machine at  The Egg Store
73. Try a coffee, smoothie, and other snacks at KT’s Cafe
74. Practice your swing at Hit House batting cages
75. Calling all sports fanatics! Head to the  Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame and learn about Abbotsford’s outstanding athletes, teams, and builders of sport
76. Go and wander through Simply Perfect Flowers and pick up a beautiful bouquet for yourself
77. Catch an improv show or the latest exhibition at the  Downtown Abbotsford Open Space
78. Explore a magical oceanic world at the Underwater Adventure Mini Golf course at Castle Fun Park
79. Enjoy a delicious sandwich from the deli at Nature’s Pickins and enjoy the views at Bakerview Farm
80. Check out tons of classic cars at the Horsepower for Hospice Cruise-In in Downtown Abbotsford on August 18th
81. Go wine tasting at Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery
82. Check out the latest exhibitions at The Reach Gallery Museum
83. Enjoy ice cream from Banter Ice Cream while sitting on a picnic blanket in Jubilee Park
84. Sip on wine and enjoy some light eats at Cannon Estate Winery while enjoying the sunshine
85. Try some tasty donuts and coffee at SippChai Cafe
86. Learn something new at the Mennonite Heritage Museum (and enjoy some yummy borscht in the cafe while you’re there!)
87. Play a round of pool and sip on an ale at Old Abbey Ales
88. Go stargazing at McDonald Park
89. Embrace a unique outdoor shopping experience at Highstreet Shopping Centre
90. Go on a self-guided tour at  Goat’s Pride Dairy

91. Bike the Sumas Lake Loop route
92. Treat yourself to a sweet treat and a coffee at Cafe Amarti
93. Defy reality at VRCORE
94. Paint your own work of art at The Clay Cottage
95. Take a step back in time and explore the Metzger Collection; a museum featuring replicas of artifacts and artwork that span the whole of human history
96. Go on a hike on Teq’géyex (Sumas Mountain) and reward yourself with a swim in Chadsey Lake at the top!
97. Taste some local wines from Abbotsford at Mt Lehman Winery and check out their barrel room
98. Find a perfect summer read at The Book Man
99. Go for a walk around Mill Lake Park and stop in at Kariton Art Gallery  and Trethewey House on your way around the lake
100. Cool down at the Centennial Outdoor Pool and the spray park at Mill Lake Park
101. Be spoiled for choice at Afterthoughts Dessert Cafe
102. Get some Burgers and Beer at Loudmouth Brewing
103. Walk through Abbotsford using the Discovery Trail
104. Try your hand at Pickleball at TopSpin Pickleball Club
105. Enjoy a farm-to-table meal at Restaurant 62
106. Lully’s Hot Dogs is a must try (and another one of Bethenny Frankel’s faves)
107. Check out Chef Boss Culinary for incredible soups and sandwiches
108. Satisfy your sweet tooth at The Pastry Portal
109. Go on a wine tour around Abbotsford with Beyond Bubbles
110. Bike along the Sumas Dyke
111. Go to Mia Birria for some good, authentic Mexican food
112. Grab your favourites from Gian’s Sweetshop and Gian’s Express and have a picnic in a park
113. Learn about Abbotsford’s Sikh heritage at the Sikh Heritage Museum and Gur Sikh Gurdwara (temple)
114. Brighten your day with a Bloom Box from Foxglove Floral Café
115. Experience a taste of California at The Palm Cafe
116. Rock out every Thursday in July at Jam in Jubilee
117. Taste some of the delicious, crafted beer at Canuck Empire Brewing
118. Learn about local Clayburn history at the Clayburn Village Museum
119. Pick out a fun donut to try at Zilla’s Donuts
120. Cut your own bouquet of sunflowers at  Lakeland Flowers Summer Flower Festival
121. Look for some collectable items at Corby’s Antiques
122. Try some great Middle Eastern food at Yaffa Cafe
123. Enjoy a delicious dinner with friends and try a flight of beer at Trading Post Brewing
124. Go on a VIP tour at EcoFarm
125. Treat yourself to baked goods and coffee at Oldhand Coffee
126. Treat yourself or a friend to a beautiful bouquet from Confetti Floral
127. Have brunch and wander the gardens at  The Agora & Apothecary at Tanglebank Estates 
128. Check out the animals, booths, and rides at Agrifair on August 2nd – 4th
129. Go fishin’ at Silverbrook U-Catch Trout Farm
130. Visit Rockweld Farm for farm-fresh chicken and eggs at their farm store for your next summer meal

Don’t forget to tag @tourismabbotsford in your summer adventures in Abbotsford, and use the hashtags #exploreabbotsford and #tourismabbotsford.

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