escape 48 Abbotsford

Check out @davey_gravy and @zandaleec’s 48 hour escape in Abbotsford

abby ale trail

We arrived in Abbotsford and began our 48 hours of unwinding by checking out a couple breweries which are part of the Abby Ale Trail. Both Raven’s Brewing Co. and Field House have a lot to offer in terms of a good brew and great atmosphere.

trip tip

Be sure to arrive early to avoid crowds and wear boots in case of mud.


One of the most well-known things to do in Abbotsford is Bloom, the Tulip Festival. It is as beautiful as it looks online and surpassed our expectations when we visited.

trip tip

Walk the area to get the most out of all of the beautiful spots to visit.

downtown abbotsford

Home of many Hallmark movie sets, Downtown Abbotsford has so many incredible places to hit from shopping, to baked goods and restaurants.

old hand

For all the coffee lovers out there, Old Hand is the place to refuel. An easy antique vibe with just the right amount of greenery and baked goods to make you stay awhile. Old Hand also considers the kiddies, with a small play and seating area and some books for your littles.

trip tip

Pack lots of water to stay hydrated.

abby grind

A local favourite for a good workout and beautiful view, the Abby Grind is a great way to enjoy the great weather Abbotsford sees and stay active.

trip tip

Go with friends so you can sample a lot of the menu!


One of Abbotsford’s newest lounge and kitchens, with an incredible menu of food options and well thought out delicious cocktails.

trip tip

Wear mosquito spray to avoid the little pests.

cascade falls

A short drive from Abbotsford are some epic waterfalls, including Cascade Falls. A short walk from the parking lot to immense beauty makes this a must-see.

trip tip

Be sure to grab lunch at Muddy Waters for a delicious farm to table meal.

harrison village

Gear up for a short road trip to a secluded vacation town filled with history and family fun, Harrison Village is just up the road and home to the Sasquatch.

trip tip

Wear mosquito spray to avoid the little pests.

bow & stern

Being as close to the sea as Abbotsford is, it’s no wonder a delicious casual fine dining seafood restaurant is the spot to be on a Saturday night.

maan farms

When visiting British Columbia, a must do is wineries and Maan Farms is one of the most family friendly wineries in the area. With goats to feed, pedal carts to race and a giant trampoline, as well as a general store, cafe and wine tasting bar, it makes for a fun filled day for the whole family.