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Aug 12, 2022
Time to get to know Abbotsford in Greater Vancouver

Vancouver neighbourhood guides

When you want to get to know everything the west coast has to offer, how can you say you’ve seen the best on offer if you’re yet to set foot in Abbotsford?

We certainly don’t think you can, which is why we’ve put together a quick rundown of the charming little corners and delightful sights you need to take a look at sooner rather than later.

Have a read, take a little time off to go and explore, and then reflect on your favorites. You never know, you might just find Abbotsford as the perfect place to base yourself as well as the perfect place to visit.


West Abbotsford

Take a trip along a scenic stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway for a little over an hour and you’ll get out of Vancouver into West Abbotsford. Once you get there you’ll be right on the U.S. border next to Washington, flanked by mountains and farmlands in the middle of some beautiful scenery. 

The culture is relaxed and life moves at a slower pace than in the heart of Vancouver, making this a great place to raise a young family. All you would have to do is weigh up the choice to commute into the city, or look for work in the surrounding towns. If you can make this work for you, you’re sure to make a happy home for yourself in West Abbotsford. It’s also a popular spot with retirees looking to enjoy the fruits of all those years of labor as they settle down to make the most of their golden years. Abbotsford is also ideal if you want to give yourself options that will work for every stage of life. 


Bradner in Abbotsford

Next up we’ll head on over to Bradner to take in one of the lesser well known parts of Abbotsford, but one which is certainly still worth a visit nonetheless. From the moment you arrive you’ll find a relaxing environment and stunning natural beauty mixed with small town living that has a charm all of its own. Mix them together in perfect harmony — like they have done here — and you’ll be left with a sense of deep inner calm that’s sure to show you you’ve come to the right place. 

You’re also well enough connected by major road networks to get back into the heart of Vancouver in no more than an hour or so on a good day, making this an ideal spot if you want the right work-life balance. Add in the fresh air and quiet nightlife and you can enjoy a relaxing stay for as long as you want, all without feeling like you’re in the middle of everything like you are in the city. 


Townline Hill

Townline Hill is nestled up northwest of Clearbrook and offers a charming welcome to anyone who decides to pay it a visit. The small town vibe is both welcoming and homely, allowing you to make the most of your time there without feeling like you’re intruding. To see what we mean, approach some of the locals for directions and you’ll be chatting away before you know it. And you never know, they might just recommend the best place to eat and drink that evening if you ask them! 

Taking your time to get settled in Townline Hill will allow you to get to know your neighbors and give you a real feel for what this place in Abbotsford is like. Perfect when you want to make sure you’re picking the right spot in which to base yourself for the foreseeable future. 


West Clearbrook in Abbotsford

West Clearbrook is one of the quieter and more sought after neighborhoods in the City of Abbotsford, Vancouver. As soon as you pull into town you’ll see a charming mix of natural greenery, open spaces and immaculately kept homes that make everyone who drives past feel welcome. That’s because this is a town where everyone is more than happy to lend a hand, provide some assistance, and point their neighbors in the right direction when something happens. Just what you want to hear when it’s time to find a new base that will make you feel right at home from the moment you arrive. 

If you’re someone who loves to get out into nature and away from the hustle and bustle of the city, West Clearbrook should be right at the top of your shortlist. The natural surroundings will inspire you to get out and get active, while the relatively quiet neighborhoods will ensure you sleep right through the night without a care in the world. A perfect are in Abbotsford when you want to go back to basics without feeling like you’re cutting yourself off from the modern world.  


South Poplar in Abbotsford

With a charming name like that, how could you not be tempted to go and take a closer look? South Poplar is one of those hearty and wholesome areas that makes you feel at ease from the moment you pull into town. The people are friendly and forthcoming, while the streets are clean and the amenities are well maintained. Put all this together and you’re left with a delightful option that simply has to make it onto your shortlist when you’re trying to figure out where to base yourself. 


Ten Oaks

Abbotsford is an area that’s undergone heavy investment in recent years, and nowhere is this more apparent than in Ten Oaks. This spotless new housing development combines safe streets and public facilities with plenty of attractive newly appointed homes that blend effortlessly into the surrounding countryside. Perfect when you want to make sure you have everything covered so that every member of the family will feel safe and settled as soon as you start unpacking. 


Mill Lake in Abbotsford

This natural masterpiece in Abbotsford is a must-visit sight for those of who appreciate the wonders of the natural world. The tranquil waters and eclectic range of wildlife allow you to escape the hustle and bustle for the afternoon as you take it all in and get away from modern living. As you do, you’ll find your stress fades away over the horizon as you enjoy what life is really all about. Ideal if you want to visit an area that will make you smile as you create memories that will never fade. 


Sumas Prairie

The Sumas Lake was fully drained all the way back in the 1920s to expand the available farmland in the Fraser Valley. This has resulted in a vibrant and community-orientated area that’s sure to welcome you to come and take a look. Everything is sparse and spread out here, so be prepared to get your walking boots on if you want to get a good overview of the area before it’s time to head home for the day. 



Now you’ve heard what we have to say about Abbotsford, it’s over to you to take your pick of places you want to visit. Once you decide one of them should be on your shortlist of places to stay, simply reach out to the experts and we’ll talk you through your options every step of the way and help you find an accommodation. Enjoy!

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