In The Media

Tourism Abbotsford offers support for incoming media into our handmade & homegrown community — from story angles and itinerary planning, to fact-checking and image requests. In addition, we offer support to our local business partners on media hosting etiquette.

Below you’ll find past articles and videos highlighting Abbotsford, as well as resources for media and our local businesses.

Story Angles

What’s the story in Abbotsford? Here’s the latest on our Handmade & Homegrown community.

Image Gallery

Looking for polished images of Abbotsford? Take a peek at our image gallery. All photos must be credited to Tourism Abbotsford.

Media Etiquette Policy

For our local businesses looking to host media, here is what you need to know!

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Publications

20 of the Best Hikes near Vancouver

Significantly less steep and crowded than its counterpart in North Vancouver, the Abby Grind is a short, steep and sweet trail that leads to an open rock face and gorgeous views over nearby farmland. Quarter-mile markers encourage you on your way up the dirt path (no stairs!).
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You don’t have to go far in BC to get away from it all

Start your getaway Thursday night: launched this summer by the Valley Food and Farm Collective, the evening market in historic downtown Abby includes food trucks, a communal brew house, a local-food café, and live music. Lots of millennials moved away and came back to raise a family and start a business in the historic section.
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TULIP FESTIVAL IN ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

For the past few years, frolicking through the tulip fields in Abbotsford has been at the top of my bucket list.   This year, I turned this dream into a reality by taking along my friend and turning it into the most fabulous girl’s weekend.  Here is everything you need to know to plan your vacation to Tulip Festival, along with all the beautiful photos and video!
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Birchwood Dairy | Milked.

Crafted from farm-fresh milk, the smooth, creamy treat comes in classic flavours such as Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Tiger, and Rocky Road; though equally delicious in the winter months, in the summertime, the Birchwood team also creates ice cream varieties featuring British Columbia berries.
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Summer activities and culinary delights in Abbotsford, B.C.

While some will make the drive straight to Vancouver, the more enlightened traveler will stop and visit Abbotsford, the largest city in the Fraser Valley. According to Destination B.C., Abbotsford is known as the “City in the Country” for its agriculture, hospitality, and outdoors activities.
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SHOPPING SPOTS IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ABBOTSFORD

Historic Downtown Abbotsford is a shopper’s paradise ranging from charming boutiques and vintage stores to housewares and sporting goods. There you’ll find specialty storeowners who are passionate about the hand-picked or hand-crafted items they sell.
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Salut: Planning a staycation? Consider Abbotsford for food, wine and fun

If you’re looking for a summer getaway this season that doesn’t require an hours-long drive or flight, well, you might want to look just a little bit east. The Fraser Valley has become a destination for vacation-worthy activities — from wine tastings to farm experiences, not to mention first-class eateries and breweries — meaning there are plenty of reasons to stop, sip and stay in this locale.
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7 COOL THINGS TO DO IN ABBOTSFORD & CHILLIWACK

This Vancouver day trip is perfect for you if you love indulging in craft beer, charcuterie, and topping it all off with a relaxing afternoon at the lake!
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Sipping and Feasting Under the Harvest Moon in Abbotsford

Beer is a powerful motivator, and last week things finally fell into place when I got the opportunity to attend a special event showcasing not only the beer of the area but also its many other bounties.
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Drink

Even people who work in BC’s wine industry are surprised when they hear that the Fraser Valley is home to 40 wineries.
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Abbotsford farm hosting Christmas-themed goat yoga

A family farm in Abbotsford is hosting a festive goat yoga session where the furry critters will attend in Christmas outfits. The goats at Maan Farms bring an element of joy and playfulness to expand a yoga practice, according to operations manager Gurleen Maan.
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Backyard brew: Field House Brewing Co. crew breathing new life into Abbotsford

For a growing number of Vancouverites like Vanderheide, Abbotsford is proving to be the perfect destination to raise a family and get a little breathing room from the downtown density — without being too far away.
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EXPERIENCE THE UPSCALE SIDE OF THE FRASER VALLEY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

The Fraser Valley, Canada’s agricultural mecca, is an exciting destination where you can discover delicious cuisine, perfect wines, upscale boutique hotels, and exciting outdoor adventures. My friend Laura and I recently road-tripped through three exciting cities in the Valley—Harrison Mills, Harrison Hot Springs, and Abbotsford.
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Cycle Sips

Move over Okanagan, there’s another wine-luscious valley in the 'hood—and Vancouverites can even skip the lengthy drive to get there. Along with award-winning breweries, charming shops and Insta-ideal cafes, several wineries have popped up in the fertile Fraser Valley in recent years and, being the opportunists we are, a wine cycle circuit seemed only appropriate on a recent summer weekend.
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Best apple orchards and farms across Canada

Nestled in the Fraser Valley, this family-run orchard and farm is all about giving their visitors a taste of the country. Each fall, the Taves open the doors to their beloved Applebarn Pumpkin Farm to celebrate all that autumn has to offer.
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How to Save The Honeybees

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Staycation Inspiration

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12 Cute Road Trip Ideas Near Vancouver You Need To Go On With Your S/O This Spring

Most craft breweries put a lot of thought, effort and care into their beer but then the food they serve tends to be an afterthought. Not true at Field House Brewing in Abbotsford. This is one of the most fun places to go in the Fraser Valley with your s/o on a road trip!
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Our City Tonight

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News Releases

Go into our archives to view our past and most recent press releases.

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