Abbotsford’s Road Trip Detours: Stretch Your Legs
May 16, 2022
When you’re looking to escape to the great outdoors, Abbotsford provides the perfect trails for all your outdoor adventures. From easy-going walks to challenging hikes to exciting mountain biking runs, check out these great locations and local outdoor gear suppliers in our area.
Valhalla Pure Outfitters
With everything you need from the gear to help you explore to local experts who can give you the best tips on where to go, Valhalla Pure Outfitters in Abbotsford is the place you have to visit before you take on your next outdoor adventure.
Sumas Mountain Regional Park
Sumas Mountain Regional Park is a 1,471 hectare park with multiple trails to explore. Venture up the Chadsey Lake Trail for a 4.6 km round trip, or the Eastern Valley Lookout Trail which is 4.9 km round trip. Enjoy spectacular views of Chilliwack and east Fraser Valley from the Lookout Trail, which can also be accessed from Chadsey Lake. Other popular recreational activities in this park include mountain biking and wildlife viewing.
Mill Lake Park
Mill Lake is a perfect family destination offering everything from quiet picnic areas to an impressive spray park and playground for children. Mill Lake is a popular spot for walkers, joggers and fishermen. The trail winds around a lake hidden in the middle of the City’s urban core. The lake is home to a variety of waterfowl including ducks, mergansers, geese and a pair of bald eagles which make this area their home. Lots of lakeside benches and the floating boardwalk make this trail a peaceful place to exercise and rejuvenate.
Western Canoe and Kayak
Visit the largest paddle sports store in Western North America! With more than 40 years in business, they are the experts in all things canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddling and more. They are also the creators and manufacturers of the world-famous Clipper Canoes! WCK has gained a reputation as the place to go for all your paddle sports needs.
Willband Creek Park
Located off Highway 11, the trails at Willband Creek Park are built around stormwater detention ponds and encourage a diverse waterfowl population and various species of migratory birds. These wetland trails border farmland and provide excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife and enjoying the quiet, natural environment. An easy interpretive walk weaves around the ponds, as well as a longer 3km loop that brings hikers back to the parking lot.