Outdoor Adventure

Trail Trekking through Abbotsford

August 13, 2022

When the weather starts to get warmer, there is no better way to celebrate than spending time outside in nature. Abbotsford is home to many beautiful trails and parks that are great for everything from mountain biking, to hikes, to strolls in the sunshine with family and friends. 

While you prepare to spend time in and around nature, it is important to keep in mind ways in which you can be a responsible trail trekker as you explore Abbotsford’s local parks and trails.

Here are five tips based off of Abbotsford Parks and Recreation, and BC Parks!

  1. Stay on the Trail! This protects both you, the soil, and the wildlife.
  2. Leave it where you found it! Never remove wildlife or plants from their respective areas.
  3. Pack out your garbage! Not only is litter harmful for the environment, but it attracts wildlife putting both animals and humans in danger.
  4. Let the animals be! Don’t approach animals you see in the wild—let them enjoy their own home. You’re the guest, not them. 
  5. Everyone deserves to enjoy nature! Be kind to one another on the trail.

With these tips in mind, here are some great local places for you to get out and explore responsibly!

Willband Creek Park

Go for a walk around Willband Creek Park and enjoy the wildlife! This 2.6km loop is a great place for bird watching, and is one of the stops on the BC Bird Trail.

Matsqui Regional Park

Matsqui Trail is the perfect place to go for a leisurely walk. With waterfront paths, as well as an upper dyke, you can stroll or bike as much or as little as you want of the 16.86km trail, and enjoy views of the Fraser River. Don’t forget to bring your bug spray!

Sumas Mountain

Sumas Mountain is one of the best areas to go for a hike or mountain bike in Abbotsford. With multiple trails to choose from, you can pick something that will be easy with the kids, or will work up a sweat! Chadsey Lake is a beautiful trail 5.5km of moderate difficulty, and is one of the most popular hikes in Abbotsford.

For more ideas on where to explore in Abbotsford, click here! And for more resources on how to protect our local parks, visit the BC Parks, Abbotsford Parks and Recreation, and Adventure Smart websites!

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