Archive for the ‘Fraser Valley’ Category

Discover Abbotsford! A place for the entire Family!

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

McCulloch_080810_8982Nestled in the shadow of majestic Mt. Baker, in the heart of the Fraser Valley, you will find Abbotsford, British Columbia.

With its comfortable west coast climate, Abbotsford and the surrounding Fraser Country offer a diversity of travel experiences. If you are looking for something family friendly like tours or parks, or a little more adventurous like mountain biking or hiking, or possibly a resort-inspired getaway such as golf or spa treatments, or maybe more culture and upscale such as performing arts or culinary delights, Abbotsford has something for everyone.

Abbotsford is the perfect destination for your next British Columbia vacation. Its easy-to-reach location has made Abbotsford one of Canada’s fastest growing rural/urban communities and an all-things-to-all-people destination.  Well-earned titles such as “Canada’s Sport Town” and “Canada’s Raspberry Capital” speak to its eclectic make-up.

Ask your Abbotsford Bed & Breakfast operator to tell you where the best raspberries are (after you book today!)

Historic Fort Langley & Burnaby Village Museum Make Spring Break Fun for Families Visiting East Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, BC

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Family time

Make spring break vacation plans for East Vancouver’s historic sites.

Two historic areas of the East Vancouver and the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia are getting ready for the coming of spring break this March with events that are fun for all ages and will make for a family vacation to remember fondly.

Don’t miss out.  Plan your BC family vacation travel now and book your accommodations at the unique East Vancouver lodging of our member bed and breakfast inns to make the most of your stay while enjoying the spring break activities that are happening at Burnaby Village and Fort Langley in the East Vancouver region of BC.

Check out what’s happening!

Burnaby Village Museum
Spring Break Scavenger Hunt – Storybooks

Burnaby Vilage

The Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel is a themed attraction and a full-service museum all rolled into one.  Visitors experience the heritage of Burnaby and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia in a historic community that offers up:

  • Burnaby Village Carousel flowery baroque horseIndoor & outdoor exhibits
  • Over 50,000 historic objects
  • Gallery
  • Gift shop
  • Historic 1912 C.W. Parker carousel
  • Restored Interurban tram #1223
  • and much more.

Burnaby Village will celebrate the 2013 Spring Break with a storybook character-themed scavenger hunt.  Participants may search the village for clues left behind by the storybook characters then come to the village’s real estate office to see if they’ve won a reward.

Need a break during your hunt? Storytelling Showtimes at Brookfield Hall happen at 1, 2 & 3 PM.  Stop by the Ice Cream Parlour for light lunches and yummy treats.

Tickets: $7.30 (with taxes) at the door for ages 2+ – includes carousel rides, crafts & entertainment.

More information on the Burnaby Village Museum website.


Fort Langley National Historic Site
Spring Break

CN Fort Langley Station

Over 150 years ago, Fort Langley became the historic site where the Hudson’s Bay Company, the mega-corporation in the fur trade of the day, built a small outpost to trade with Canada’s First Nations on the West Coast.  This outpost led to an expanding enterprise that influenced Canadian history with the creation of the British Columbia colony.

Spend spring break at Fort Langley and enjoy access to a world of activities, including:

  • Introductory Tour: A costumed interpreter introduces the history of fur trade at Fort Langley.
  • Historic Treasures: The fort’s Collections Officer presents a variety of Fort Langley artifacts and their unique history.
  • Fur Trade Wedding: See what a traditional wedding might have looked like between a Fort Langley fur trader and a First Nations bride.
  • Historic Weapons: A costumed interpreter presents the workings of a period musket.
  • Campfire Stories: Learn about the famous figures of Fort Langley through an oral history presentation.
  • BlacksmithingBlacksmith Presentation: Hear the anvil ring as a blacksmith transforms metal into tools and more.

More information on the Fort Langley National Historic Site website.

Choose East Vancouver Lodging That Personalizes Your Family’s Spring Break Experience

The comfortable accommodations of East Vancouver Bed & Breakfast Inns

Get a good night’s rest before and after your day of family activities at Burnaby Village and Fort Langley when you choose East Vancouver bed & breakfast inns.

Our East Vancouver Bed and Breakfast inns and Fraser Valley inns provide custom lodging for your family vacation to help you get the most out of the spring break events at Burnaby Village, Fort Langley as well as all the other activities and attractions the East Vancouver region and Fraser Valley of British Columbia have to offer.

There are many breakfast options for your family, relaxing and cozy guest rooms, and the personal attention to service and area knowledge of the innkeepers at locations all across the East Vancouver and Fraser Valleyareas.

What’s Your East Vancouver/Fraser Valley Spring Break Expectation or Experience?

Burnaby Village and Fort Langley have drawn families on spring break vacation for years.  What do you remember of past family vacations or anticipate for this year’s spring break?

Please share your plans for Spring Break and memories of past visits to Burnaby Village in East Vancouver and Fort Langley in the Fraser Valley, BC.

Fraser Valley Readies for Spring with Appearances by the Mythbusters, Terri Clark and the Pink Floyd Experience

Saturday, February 16th, 2013
Abbotsford Centre logo

Abbotsford Centre is the entertainment hub for the Fraser Valley of British Columbia.

As British Columbia begins to thaw out from winter, the Fraser Valley hastens the warming of spring in the month of March by hosting some hot international entertainment at the Abbotsford Centre, including Terri Clark, the Pink Floyd Experience and the Mythbusters.

Each of these performances are likely to be highly attended, so it is recommended that you reserve your tickets now and choose the individualized Fraser Valley lodging of our member bed and breakfast inns.

Terri Clark

Terri Clark – one of Canada’s preeminent country music stars.

Terri Clark

March 8, 2013
$35.25 | $45.25 | $77.25 Dinner Package
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:30 PM

Eight-time, fan-voted Canadian Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and multiple Juno winner Terri Clark emerged from Alberta in the 1990s with her own electrifying brand of country music that has been dubbed “turbo traditional.”   Terri is the only female Canadian member of the Grand Ole Opry.  She has released nine full-length albums.  Classic, her latest, turns back to her roots and love of country music’s masters.

Pink Floyd Experience flying pig

Pink Floyd Experience unleashes all the power of one of the great classic rock bands of all time.

PFX: The Pink Floyd Experience

March 13, 2013
$40.25 | $82.25 Dinner Package
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:30 PM

Though it’s been years since they last performed live, Pink Floyd continues to captivate legions of fans.  The Pink Floyd Experience recreates the provocative psychedelia of their live show with incredible quadrophonic sound and truly “far out” visuals.  Six dedicated musicians, incredible lighting and a show that extends well beyond the stage will transport you to the world of Pink Floyd.  The pig flies again.


Mythbusters television programme founders Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage go on the road with their “Behind the Myths Tour.”

Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour

March 17, 2013
$62.75 | $47.75 | $99.75 Dinner Package $177.75 VIP (includes Meet & Greet)
8:00 PM

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman co-host the Emmy-nominated series “MythBusters” on the Discovery channel and will debut the 2013 “Behind the Myths Tour” at Abbotsford Centre in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. Join Jamie and Adam for an evening of mind-bending and senses-shattering science, jaw-dropping video and behind-the-scenes stories.  For the 2013 tour audience members will participate, assisting the Mythbusters in their live experiments.

More information on all of these fantastic shows, including ticket purchases can be found on the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre website.

Choose Fraser Valley Lodging That Emphasizes Personalized Accommodations and Services

Fraser Valley B&B inns breakfast

Treat yourself to a scrumptious breakfast when you stay at our Fraser Valley B&B inns.

Our member Fraser Valley Bed and Breakfast inns offer signature lodging and hospitality to enhance your stay in the area and all the events and activities across the British Columbia Fraser Valley region.

Savour a wide variety of breakfast offerings, comfortable guest rooms and the singular service & area expertise of the innkeepers at locations all across the Fraser Valley of British Columbia.

What’s Your Expectation or Experience?

The Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre is among the premier event venues in Fraser Valley and the British Columbia province of Canada.  March’s lineup of Terri Clark, The Pink Floyd Experience and Mythbusters Behind the Myths Tour represent a cross-section of world class entertainment.

Please share your plans for these performers and memories of past Abbotsford Centre events.


Rockin’ River Musicfest Gets Rowdy in Fraser Valley

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Rockin' River Musicfest 2012The 2012 Rockin’ River Musicfest (aka Riverfest) brings three days of world class country, rock and roots music to Mission Raceway Park in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia from August 9-11.  To make the most of your trip to and through the area, you’ll want to book Fraser Valley lodging as memorable as the performances at the festival.

Riverfest gets started on Thursday, a day early, this year in order to accommodate the huge line-up of performers.  Highlights of this year’s country music artists include:


10:30 PM

Aaron Pritchett

Aaron PritchettA native of northern British Columbia, Aaron Pritchett has earned his place as one of Canada’s top country artists.  He is a CCMA Independent Male Artist of the Year winner and in 2007, won the CCMA Songwriter of the Year for his anthemic “Hold My Beer”.  His 5th album will be released this fall.

9:00 PM

Karen Lee Batten

Karen Lee BattenIndependent country music artist Karen Lee Batten is a three-time BCCMA Female Vocalist of the Year winner and was a Top Ten Finalist on Canadian Idol in 2003. Her independently released album, “Every Moment”, yielded radio hits “Like I Would For You”, “One Day”, “A Bitter End” and “Hearts on the Run” (also a successful music video).


10:15 PM

Dwight Yoakam

Dwight YoakamCountry music icon, acclaimed actor, respected entrepreneur, and named a Renaissance Man by Time Magazine, Dwight Yoakam brings enormous talent and charisma to his musical performances. Born in Kentucky and raised in Ohio, Mr. Yoakam has earned great success without sacrificing his musical integrity.

8:30 PM

Randy Bachman

Randy BachmanA native of Canada, Randy Bachman first came to fame with the Guess Who, whose library of hits include “Shakin All Over”, “These Eyes”, and “American Woman”.  Bachman’s songs have sold over 40 million copies, hit #1 in over 20 countries, and represent a major force in the nearly 40 years of popular music.

6:55 PM

Kenny Hess

Kenny HessKenny Hess has been playing before audiences since the age of four. At 14 he formed his own band and it quickly became a popular opening act for the top country acts of the day. After years of touring and songwriting for Harland Howard, Curb Songs signed him to a recording contract.

5:25 PM

Victoria Banks

Victoria BanksCCMA 2010 Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter, Victoria Banks was also nominated for CCMA Female Artist, Rising Star, Songwriter, Album, Single and Producer of the Year following the release of her debut CD, When You Can Fly.


10:15 PM

Blue Rodeo

Blue RodeoSince the early 80’s, Blue Rodeo have been a major player in the Canadian popular music scene while retaining their “countrified rock” roots. Millions of copies of their 12 albums, 2 live albums and an award-winning DVD have been sold and they are 2012 inductees into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

9:00 PM

George Canyon

George CanyonGeorge Canyon is a Nova Scotia native living in Alberta.  He made a splash in 2004 representing Canada on USA Network’s “Nashville Star”. Since then he has earned two Junos and many CCMA awards as a result of the outstanding talent and work he put into his five albums.

7:30 PM

One More Girl

One More GirlBritt and Carly McKillip make up the country duo One More Girl, winner of the 2010 Canadian Radio Music Award for Best New Country Artist, 2010 BCCMA awards for Single of the Year, Group or Duo, Album of the Year & Entertainer of the Year, and 2010 CCMA Rising Star award.

6:10 PM

Ridley Bent

Ridley BentBC native Ridley Bent is a 2009 CCMA nominee and 7-time BCCMA winner, whose singing and songwriting on four albums has established a unique voice in Canadian country music with songs featuring quirky and memorable characters.


Bald is Beautiful

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Wildlife aficionados will want to take in The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival being held November 20 and 21.  It is one of the largest gatherings of raptors in North America and showcases thousands of Bald Eagles that return to the Fraser Valley each fall.  The event features organized eagle viewing sites with expert speakers, river and nature tours, green businesses, environmental displays, First Nation’s arts and culture and the Vancouver Zoo.

photo from Picture BC

Some sites of interest include:

Leq’a:mel Hall, a First Nation’s Community Centre which is the venue for the festival’s Green Expo.

Kilby Historic Site, located at the confluence of the Harrison and Fraser Rivers, is the remains of the once thriving community of Harrison Mills.  It offers an amazing 1906 General Store Museum with many packaging artifacts from the 1920’s and 1930’s. You’ll also want to see the old Post Office and Manchester House Hotel.

The Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve, a 325 acre wetland located on the un-dyked flood plain of the Vedder River.  The reserve is a breeding ground for the great blue heron and other wildlife.

Xa:ytem Longhouse, the site of a 9,000 year old Salish village and transformer stone located in Mission, BC. This sacred site is used for healing ceremonies as well as cultural education.

Why not take a weekend to explore the Fraser Valley and check out the many interesting attractions and events.  For Fraser Valley accommodation, check out the Bed & Breakfasts of the BC B&B Innkeepers Guild Our members in the Valley will have all the best information at their finger tips!