As BC's fifth largest city, Abbotsford is situated south of Vancouver on the Canada-United States border. To Abbotsford's west is the City of Langley, while the Fraser River is just north of the city.
With its geographic location, Abbotsford offers some dramatic vistas of Mount Baker (southeast) and the Coast Mountains (north), along with numerous trails and tremendous outdoor opportunities - whether you're interested in easy walks close to the city or quiet trails in the heart of nature.
For a leisurely stroll, the Albert Dyck Trail offers a sense of seclusion amongst the trees while still being close to an urban centre. Wilderness abounds at the mostly flat and smooth Mill Lake Loop Trail - which loops around Mill Lake - and is a relatively easy walk for the young and not-so-young. Or explore the popular Willband Creek Trail - which features two wooden arched bridges and circles two scenic lakes, offering remarkable scenery of the water and native plants among a stunning mountainous backdrop.
The Abby Grind is a popular, steep hike that follows the Glen Ryder Trail along the Taggart Peak route to a viewpoint looking southwest across Abbotsford.
The Downes Bowl Trail in Clearbrook Park in Abbotsford is situated in a unique bowl shaped terrain with a network of hiking trails that pass marsh areas and cross small streams.
Sumas Mountain offers splendid views of the Fraser Valley and a picturesque atmosphere around Chadsey Lake.