Abbotsford, affectionately referred to as "Abby" by locals, is a quaint country town located just over an hour outside Vancouver. Known for country farms, lush forests, and beautiful scenery, Abbotsford is an ideal place to go for a scenic drive. Skyscanner makes it easy for travellers to reserve the perfect rental car in Abbotsford. Just download the app and reserve the car. Upon arrival, check in at the car hire desk and drive off the lot to explore Abbotsford and the surrounding areas.
Car Rental Options in Abbotsford
Travellers arriving at Abbotsford International Airport can visit one of several car hire desks inside the airport— Avis, Budget, Enterprise, and National. Hertz and Enterprise have locations nearby, and travellers with reservations can arrange to be picked up near the Domestic Travel Lounge. Be sure to have proper identification and a credit card. When travellers are ready to return the vehicle, there are plenty of gas stations in the area to refuel.
Driving Around Abbotsford
Drivers will be delighted to learn that driving around Abbotsford is easy. With country roads and a small-town layout, getting around Abbotsford is stress-free. Scenic Highway 7 is a recommended route to explore the beauty of British Columbia. It connects to several other roads before rejoining the Trans-Canada Highway.
During the winter, roads may be icy, as temperatures can dip below freezing. The most snowfall occurs in December and January, so travellers may want to keep this in mind when planning a trip.
Things to Do in Abbotsford
The Fraser Valley, which includes the towns of Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Langley, has plenty to offer for nature-lovers and food and wine enthusiasts.
Farms and wineries abound in Abbotsford. The entire family will enjoy a self-guided tour with Circle Farm Tours. Visitors can tour local markets and farms to sample local produce, pick berries, and buy handcrafted items. At Mann Farms, visitors can get lost in a corn maze, feed goats and pigs, and even sample berry and dessert wines at the Estate Winery. Other popular wineries and craft breweries include Field House Brewing Co., Mt. Lehman Winery, Old Abbey Ales, and Singletree.
Indulge in delectable pastries at Duft & Co. Bakehouse or try over 40 types of cupcakes at Tracycakes Bakery Cafe. Dine al fresco at Brambles Bistro for a light brunch, then browse handmade items next door at Tanglebank Gardens nursery and gift shop. For a fine dining experience, guests can make reservations at Restaurant 62, the first farm-to-table restaurant in Fraser Valley.
There are plenty of scenic drives to take in Fraser Valley and beyond. The Mighty Fraser Circle Route lasts a day and covers undulating prairies along the Fraser River. For longer trips, travellers can check out the Coast Mountain Circle Route.
For an outdoor excursion, adventure-seekers have an abundance of activities to choose from. Tuskast Icelandic Horse Farm takes guests on horseback through the beautiful Fraser Valley countryside. At Valley Wake Park, guests can get their adrenaline pumping with several watersports. For a momentous thrill, visitors can skydive with Skydive Vancouver.
Abbotsford offers plentiful sightseeing and dining options and outdoor activities. Travellers can download the Skyscanner app, book the car of their choice, then start exploring Abbotsford.