Abbotsford is located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, adjacent to Greater Vancouver. It is the fifth largest municipality in British Columbia, home to 133,497 people (2011).
Abbotsford is the largest city by area in British Columbia. It is home to the University of the Fraser Valley, TRADEX and Abbotsford International Airport, which hosts the Abbotsford International Airshow.
The municipality's southern boundary is the Canada–United States border, across which is Sumas, Washington. In Canada, it is bordered by Langley to the west, the Fraser River and Mission to the north, and Chilliwack to the east. Much of Abbotsford has dramatic views of Mount Baker (to the southeast) and the Coast Mountains (to the north).
The Best of Two Worlds... City and Country Living
Indulge in the sophistication of city life, the peace and quiet of pastoral settings, the exhilaration of natural mountain hikes or powdered ski slopes.
Absorb the beauty of berry and flower fields, dairy , llama and produce farms while driving or cycling along our many paved rural roads criss-crossing the valley.
Thrill to the challenge of seven majestic ski hills and resorts just one or two hours drive from Abbotsford. Schuss down snowy slopes, ski cross country... or hike and bike through alpine meadows during balmy seasons..
Splash, exercise or skate at our award winning recreation facilities. Golf, ride, play ball, jog or meander through more then 125 parks and 3 golf courses.
Check into full service hotel accommodations or charming bed and breakfast houses, or camp at our first-class camping and RV sites.
Dine or snack at an impressive selection of casual eateries, coffee and dessert cafes, ethnic, eclectic and elegant dining restaurants.
Shop and browse at our modern, air conditioned malls which house major department stores, at unique craft and fashion boutiques or precious antique shops, nestled in our many shopping plazas.