If you ever feel like you've been everywhere and seen everything in Vancouver, then it's time to explore the places just outside of the city. We've pulled together all the best hidden places in Abbotsford that you would be hard-pressed to find if you didn't ask a local. From adorable tea houses and coffee spots to the best breweries and restaurants in the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford is hiding a few delicious secrets that you'll definitely want to explore on your next mini-road trip.
Heading out of Vancouver for a short and sweet road trip gives you just the breath of fresh air you need if you're feeling stagnant in the city.
Abbotsford might not be at the top of your list for a quick getaway, but it definitely should since it has both the best parts of the city and the country. This city is so close to the border that you can always keep driving down to Seattle afterwards to find more hidden spots.
Whether you want to find something totally unique hidden among farmland or you want to wander down a street that you've never stepped foot on before, you have to go to Abbotsford to see all there is to explore. Here are eight hidden gems in Abbotsford that only the locals really know about:
Fieldhouse Brewing Co.
Address: 2281 W Railway St, Abbotsford, BC
Why You Need To Go: This popular brewery is a must-see in Abbotsford and has some of the most delicious and unique beers on tap. Plus it's cozy inside, especially by the fireplace.
Address: 2617 Pauline St, Abbotsford, BC
Why You Need To Go: If you didn't caffeinate before you left Vancouver, then you need to stop at Oldhand for a pick-me-up. This slice of coffee-lover's heaven in Abbotsford has beautiful lattes and fresh inhouse baked treats and has a little bit of a Nordic vibe going on.
Ravens Brewing Company
Address: 2485 Townline Rd, Abbotsford, BC
Why You Need To Go: This tiny hidden gem brewery is where you'll definitely find the locals chilling over a pint after the workweek.
Cuisine: French Canadian and Cajun
Address: 3550 Mount Lehman Rd, Abbotsford
Why You Need To Go: When you got a craving for smoked meat sandwiches or straight-up soul food like shrimp gumbo, this unique bistro hits the spot. They serve dishes that bring together the best of Montreal and Louisiana.
Address: 4161 Lakemount Rd, Abbotsford, BC
Why You Need To Go: Abbotsford's own version of the Grouse Grind is an awesome, year-round hike that'll take you just an hour and a half.
The HABIT Project
Address: 33780 Essendene Ave #120, Abbotsford, BC
Why You Need To Go: Looking for juice or smoothies to fuel your Abbotsford adventures? You have to fill up at the HABIT project for your fix.
Seaside Pearl Winery
Address: 5290 Olund Rd, Abbotsford, BC
Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you've been transported into a fairy tale when you go inside this adorable chapel turned winery. It's better than a fairy tale, though, because there's wine.
Ivana Tea House
Address: 2626 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford, BC
Why You Need To Go: This adorable tea house is a great place to treat yourself to an old school high tea.