Vancouver might be one of the busiest metropolitan areas in Canada, but you don’t have to go far to experience quiet pastoral scenes in the lush Fraser Valley. There’s no better way to spend a weekend out of the city than by visiting some of the many farms, country markets, and wineries surrounding Abbotsford. 

The Abbotsford Farm Circle Tour is a self-guided journey across twenty working farms, farmers markets, vineyards and farm-to-table bistros across the region. Whether on a scenic drive or bike ride, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour. Here are some of the stops we recommend for a great farm experience. 

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Go On an Abbotsford Farm Tour

The centerpieces of the Abbotsford Farm Circle Tour are the farms themselves, a collection of nine diverse farms ranging from apple orchards to honey farms. Perfect for family outings, kids can enjoy hayrides and pick fields while grown-ups can indulge in fresh cider tastings at the Applebarn & Estate Cidery at Taves Family Farms.

You can also indulge in fifty different varieties of farm-fresh ice cream at Birchwood Dairy Farm. This family owned and operated farm offers guided tours as well as fresh dairy products such as fine cheeses and yogurts in addition to their famous ice cream. Enjoy an evening stroll at the Tuscan Farm Gardens, featuring vast fields of purple lavender which they use to produce all-natural soaps, essential oils and rejuvenating creams. You can purchase some of these hand crafted materials at their farm store. 

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Abbotsford Wineries and Tastings

With perfect soil conditions and mild weather, there are many wineries and distilleries in the Fraser Valley. For instance, Mt. Lehman Winery is an award-winning, boutique estate winery famous for its small lot wines that feature lower alcohol content so the natural taste of the grapes can shine through. Their unique approach has won them a number of accolades, including the Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence. 

Featuring a variety of locally grown blueberry wines, Ripples Winery & New Wave Distilling is the place to go to indulge your sweet tooth with a variety of delectable dessert wines. Meanwhile, Singletree Winery is famous for its luscious grounds and picturesque picnic area with locally sourced charcuterie to enjoy alongside their famous wines. Visit Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery to enjoy artisanal small lot wines ranging from rich reds to refreshing whites. 

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Farm-to-Table Cuisine in Abbotsford

After spending a day exploring lush wineries and unique farms, enjoy fresh, farm-to-table cuisine at some of Abbotsford’s best restaurants. Big Feast Bistro features a diverse menu of vegan dining options as well as ethically raised meats and seafood. Big Feast sources much of their organic food and beverages from 50 local suppliers so you can enjoy a truly authentic taste of Abbotsford. 

Restaurant 62 offers a seasonal menu of locally sourced cuisine for a true farm-to-table experience. Winner of the Wine Spectator’s Award for Excellence for 10 years running, Restaurant 62 has an extensive wine menu featuring vintages from British Columbia and around the world. 

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