Abbotsford travel guide

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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.

Where to Eat in Abbotsford

If you’re looking for affordable options, Moxie's Grill & Bar - Abbotsford (32760 Simon Ave) and Spice Kitchen (100-2955 Gladwin Rd) are great picks.

When to visit Abbotsford

Abbotsford in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Abbotsford in December
Estimated hotel price
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.


Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Abbotsford, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Abbotsford to Bellingham takes 1h 53m and costs around $23 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seattle, expect to pay about $83 for a 2h 45m 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 hire from Vancouver, which is about 64 km from Abbotsford. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Alamo, among others, in Vancouver.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Abbotsford, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector.

Airports near Abbotsford

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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

Hiring a car in Abbotsford

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and Avis are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Abbotsford is the Hertz branch at 30440 Liberator Avenue, which is 9 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay $2.19 per litre in Abbotsford (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $26.25 and $35.00. The most frequently booked car type in Abbotsford is Full-size (Dodge Durango or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard car hire (Hyundai Sonata or similar) is, on average, 41% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.