Along the US-Canada border, in the beautiful Fraser Valley, lies the city of Abbotsford. Surrounded by stunning mountain ranges and just a short distance from the Fraser River, Abbotsford is is best explored with a rental car. Wander through the historical town centre, visit museums and galleries, wine and dine at restaurants, or take to the countryside and road trip through British Columbia.
Abbotsford is spread out across a large area, so renting a car to get around is a must. Roads are well maintained and signposted, and you should find the city quite navigable.
The wide roads around the city and the nature of the layout allow for free flowing traffic. Like all cities, the busiest times to drive are the peak hours in the morning and the afternoon.
To and from the Abbotsford International Airport
The Abbotsford International Airport is situated just 9km southwest of the city, with the drive to town taking just 15 minutes. Head onto Mount Lehman Road and take a right onto Marshall Road. At the roundabout, turn left onto Clearbrook Road and follow the signs into the city.
Abbotsford International Airport offers passengers both short and long-term parking. Short-term parking is located just outside the terminal building and begins at $2 per hour with a time restriction of 3 hours. A short walk away is the long-term carpark, which price begins at $9 per day.
Parking in Abbotsford ranges from free to $2 an hour. There are parking garages, on-street metered parking and a few surface lots, so you won’t be short on choice.
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In 2011, Abbotsford International Airport won the William Templeton trophy from the British Columbia Aviation Council for its investment in the facility, so you can expect a comfortable welcome upon arrival. Visit Ravens Bar & Bistro for a bite to eat, or pop into the duty-free shop to get in some retail shopping. Free WiFi is available throughout the terminal for your convenience. When you’re ready, pick up your rental car keys from desks near the baggage claim and start your adventure in British Columbia.
Abbotsford is very multicultural, with over 10 different languages officially spoken between the 140,000 plus residents. Boasting a thriving arts community, Abbotsford has a colourful and vibrant atmosphere which makes visiting a great experience.
This Fraser Valley city shares a border with the United States, and with the Fraser River in the north, and numerous mountain ranges and lakes scattered around it, it’s ripe for adventure.
Things to do in your rental car
Abbotsford’s downtown area is a beautiful collection of historical buildings, and a meander through the CBD is well worth it. Take a visit to some of the other sights in your hired car.