Abbotsford Airport Mini Guide
Situated in the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Abbotsford International (YXX) is the 2nd largest airport in the Lower Mainland of Canada. Attracting over 500,000 passengers every year, the airport has recently undergone a development program and it hosts one of the biggest airshows in Canada annually. Short and long term parking is available at YXX and there are several transport options to and from the airport including shuttle buses which can be pre booked, a regular bus service, limousines and taxis and a train station which is just a 25 minute drive away.
YXX Gifts-to-Go is a new addition to the YXX Terminal and is a full-service shop where you will find snacks, drinks, magazines and gifts. Air-A-Fare Café is available for light meals and all products are wrapped so they can be eaten on-flight or elsewhere in the airport. In addition to this there are vending machines located throughout the airport. There are also ATM machines and Wi-Fi available throughout and many accommodation options available in the surrounding areas where most provide a shuttle bus to the airport. Get a YXX members card to have the chance to win prizes each time you travel through Abbotsford Airport.
“The City in the Country”
Aptly nicknamed due to its rich agricultural and rural land, Abbotsford has breathtaking views of Mount Baker and the Coast Mountains. The city is situated in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and is close to Greater Vancouver
. It is home to over 120,000 people and the southern boundary is the Canada–United States border. Abbotsford has four seasons, although the winters are quite mild compared to most of Canada.
Things to do in Abbotsford
If you have an active lifestyle then Abbotsford has recreational facilities and parks aplenty. The picturesque berry and flower fields make Abbotsford perfect for walking, cycling or even driving through the valley. For family fun, Castle Fun Park is open all year-round and has mini-golf courses, baseball batting cages, indoor softball and a Go Kart track.
Horseback riding is ideal around the Sumas Mountain Park, which includes Chadsey Lake and fabulous hiking trails with views over Sumas Prairie and Vedder Mountain. For the sporty types, this is the perfect place, known as “Sports Town Canada” there are 2 golf courses and recreation centres with gymnasiums, ice rinks and arenas where major sports events are held, including the Western Canada Summer Games and the Bantam Hockey Championships. If culture is your preference, visit the MSA Museum or Kariton Art Gallery.
Why not hire a car from Rhinocarhire.com, so that you can explore the beauty of Abbotsford and the surrounding areas, including the secluded village of Clayburn or travel to one of the seven magnificent mountains, situated a short drive from Abbotsford.
There you can ski down snowy slopes or hike and cycle through alpine meadows. There is a Greyhound and Translink bus service from the main bus depot and the nearest train station is 15 minutes north of Abbotsford in Mission. Major roads leading into Abbotsford are Trans-Canada Highway (#1), Abbotsford-Mission Highway (#11) and the Fraser Highway (#1A).
Dubbed the best restaurant in town, Ekos is located in Downtown Abbotsford and there are other choices including Q Steakhouse or Dragon Fort for Chinese specialities.
There are many options to choose from, including Resthaven Resort which has 10 acres of land and luxurious rooms in a magnificent mansion and the resort also has a spa.
See the Canadian city of Abbotsford at your leisure. Abbotsford is one of the most multicultural cities in Canada. Abbotsford Airport car rentals also give you the opportunity to drive through Greater Vancouver.
Consistently ranking as one of the top three liveable cities in the world, you would be missing out if you did not take the chance to see Vancouver with one of our low cost rental vehicles. Choose to stay in Abbotsford itself and there is a wealth of attractions including the Abbotsford International Airshow. Remember that you can also pick up rental vehicles at Abbotsford town centre.