Heritage Abbotsford’s Historic Abby Walking Tours has three walking tours to choose from: Mill Lake, the Historic Downtown Core or Matsqui Village, with each tour taking approximately 60 minutes. Along the way, our guides make stops to discuss historic vistas or points of interest from a heritage standpoint.
The Mill Lake Walking Tour explores the area around Mill Lake and how it relates to the community, the mill and to the Heritage Site.
The Matsqui Village Walking Tour focuses on the Scandinavian families who founded, and quite literally built the Village, once the commercial centre of Matsqui, and also discusses the architecture and heritage value of the village, as well as its urban layout relative to the surrounding areas. The Traditional Plant Use walking tour focuses on the many historical and traditional uses of various plants (and the landscape itself) by the Sto:lo and the area’s resettlers.
The Historic Downtown Walking Tour interprets the Historic Downtown Core by interpreting the buildings there, and by telling the stories of what happened in them and who lived, played, and worked there.