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Abbotsford - Community Overview

After gold was discovered in the Fraser River, the British sent Royal Engineers to survey the area. John Cunningham Maclure purchased 160 acres in 1889, which would eventually become the village of Abbotsford. He later sold the land to his son who in turn sold it to Robert Ward. Ward filed for townsite subdivision in 1891. Abbotsford was named after a friend of the Maclure family, Harry Abbott. Abbott was the Western Superintendent of the C.P.R.


When the C.P.R. spur line reached Abbotsford the area opened up economically. Many saw mills were built during 1890-1919. The establishment of the Abbotsford Lumber Company by the Tretheway Family helped the development of Abbotsford in every way. 


In 1995 the District of Matsqui, Abbotsford and the Village of Clearbrook amalgamated to create the new City of Abbotsford. Abbotsford is surrounded by the Fraser River to the north, the American border to the south, Langley to the west and Chilliwack to the east.


Abbotsford is the commercial and regional hub for the Fraser Valley. The economy of Abbotsford is based on agriculture, transportation, precision manufacturing and retail. In recent years, the interest of tourists has grown and resulted in the foundation of a bureau of tourism.


Abbotsford is approximately 70 km southeast of downtown Vancouver, by means of the Trans-Canada Highway #1 or the Fraser Highway #1A. Situated in the Lower Fraser Valley, Abbotsford is one of the most productive agricultural areas in British Columbia. 


The population of Abbotsford numbers approximately 149,928.

 

For more information about Abbotsford:

City of Abbotsford

32315 South Fraser Way

Abbotsford, BC

V2T 1W7

604-853-2281

www.abbotsford.ca

Weather

Abbotsford has an average July temperature of 17.5°C and an average January temperature of 2.6°C. The average annual precipitation is 1573 mm.


For daily or historical weather conditions, visit:

www.theweathernetwork.com

MEDIA

One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper:


Abbotsford News

www.abbynews.com/

EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrolment procedures, please contact:

For information on the Roman Catholic Separate Schools, please contact:

Additional educational institutes:

Medical Information

Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre

32900 Marshall Rd.

Abbotsford, BC

V2S 0C2

604-851-4700

www.fraserhealth.ca

Public Services

TRANSPORTATION

Motor Vehicle & Driver Licencing

ICBC Driver Licensing 

1-800-950-1498

www.icbc.com


Public Transit

Central Fraser Valley Transit 

604-854-3232

COMMUNITY

Parks and Recreation

604-859-3134

www.abbotsford.ca


Matsqui Recreation Centre

604-855-0500

www.abbotsford.ca


Abbotsford Recreation Centre

604-853-4221

www.abbotsford.ca/


Mount Lehman Library

604-856-4988

www.fvrl.bc.ca


MSA Centennial Library

604-853-1753

www.fvrl.bc.ca


For information about upcoming events in Abbotsford, visit:

www.abbotsford.ca

Sports and Leisure

Parks and Recreation 

604-859-3134

www.abbotsford.ca/


Golf Courses


Ledgeview Golf & Country Club

604-859-8993

www.ledgeviewgolf.com


Fraserglen Golf & Training Centre

604-852-3477

www.fraserglen.com


Valley Golf Centre

604-853-4653

www.valleygolfcentre.ca

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS

GROCERY STORES

To find a grocery store in the Abbotsford area, visit:


Save On Foods

www.saveonfoods.com


Choice Markets

www.choicesmarkets.com


Real Canadian Superstore

www.realcanadiansuperstore.ca


Specialty Stores


Nature's Pickin's Market

www.naturespickins.ca/


Lepp Farm Market

www.leppfarmmarket.com

Shopping Centres

Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

32900 South Fraser Way

Abbotsford, BC

V2S 5A1

604-853-1339

www.shopsevenoaks.com

Entertainment

Movie Theatres

To find a movie theatre near you, visit:

www.tribute.ca


Restaurants

To find local restaurants, visit:

www.yelp.ca

Moving Tips Brochures

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  • Protecting your goods in transit

  • Handling dangerous goods

  • Do-it-yourself packing guide

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