Abbotsford travel guide

Abbotsford Tourism | Abbotsford Guide

You're Going to Love Abbotsford

With a population of 151,683, Abbotsford is a must-see destination in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 1 days in order to fully appreciate everything Abbotsford has to offer.

Where to Eat in Abbotsford

If you’re looking for affordable options, Tavern on the Green - Ledgeview Golf Club (35997 McKee Rd) and S+L Kitchen & Bar - Abbotsford (200-2070 Sumas Way) are great picks.

When to visit Abbotsford

Abbotsford in May
Estimated hotel price
C$ 158
1 night at 3-star hotel
Abbotsford in May
Estimated hotel price
C$ 158
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Abbotsford in July, when the average temperature is 17 °C, and the highest can go up to 23 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 0 °C, with an average temperature of 2 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 200 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Abbotsford, with an average rainfall of 20 mm.

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How to Get to Abbotsford


When flying to Abbotsford, you’ll arrive at Abbotsford (YXX), which is located 6 km from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Abbotsford include Swoop, Delta and Flair Airlines.


Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Abbotsford, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Abbotsford to Seattle takes 2h 45m and costs around C$ 61 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Vancouver, expect to pay about C$ 70 for a 7h 37m trip. The train station in Abbotsford is called Abbotsford, and is located 7 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Abbotsford is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 64 km from Abbotsford. You’ll find branches of Discount Car & Truck Rentals and Hertz, among others, in Vancouver.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Abbotsford, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. From Bellingham, the bus ride to Abbotsford takes 169 km and will cost you around C$ 44. From Seattle, the ticket costs about C$ 44 for a journey of 306 km.

Airports near Abbotsford

Airlines serving Abbotsford

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Austrian Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Brussels Airlines
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Air Canada
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Abbotsford

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Super 8 by Wyndham Abbotsford BC and Alpine Inn Abbotsford.

Where to stay in popular areas of Abbotsford

Most booked hotels in Abbotsford

Sandman Hotel Abbotsford Airport
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 214+
Coast Abbotsford Hotel & Suites
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 196+
Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 177+
Best Western Plus Mission City Lodge
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 165+
Super 8 by Wyndham Abbotsford BC
Good (7, Good reviews)
C$ 135+
Best Western Maple Ridge Hotel
Good (6.7, Good reviews)
C$ 145+
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Renting a car in Abbotsford

Renting a car in Abbotsford costs C$ 70 per day, on average. Enterprise, Budget and Avis are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Abbotsford is the Thrifty branch at 30440 Liberator Avenue, which is 6 km from the downtown.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 17% more expensive than at Vancouver Intl.

Expect to pay C$ 1.67 per litre in Abbotsford (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 19.96 and C$ 26.62. Economy (Nissan Cube or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Abbotsford, while also 35% cheaper than other types, on average.