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Eco Dairy Farm in Abbotsford, BC

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Image: Keith Weller/USDA via Wikimedia Commons

Image: Keith Weller/USDA via Wikimedia Commons

Looking for a family friendly activity close to our Aldergrove, BC hotel? The Bakerview EcoDairy Farm is the first demonstration farm of its kind in Canada and is filled with fun, interactive and educational experiences for everyone in the family! Located just a 21 minute drive from Best Western Country Meadows, you’ll get to be up close to nature, but still be close to the modern comforts of our family-friendly Aldegrove hotel.

The EcoDairy farm is committed to showcasing innovative and sustainable dairy farm practices. Over 80 acres of lush farmland and many live farm animals provide hours of diversion and pleasure. So, what’s there to do at the farm?

There’s an interactive Learning Centre and theatre, an animal exhibit where you can get up close and person with goats, a miniature pony and other friendly fam animals. Of course, being a dairy farm, you can also meet the Vitala cows and see how they get milked! Tours are also provided for groups of 15 people or more.

A great fact about the farm is that it aims to not only make guests feel comfortable, but its cows too! Vitala cows sleep on mattresses in individual comfort stalls, walk on soft, rubber covered flooring, have a climate controlled natural ventilation system and even a rotating brush for self-grooming!

The farm is open everyday except Mondays and tour information is available on their website. After a fun-filled day of learning, come back to our Aldergrove hotel and unwind in our beautiful suites with your family. Contact our friendly staff today to book your stay.

Trout are a popular catch for BC sports fisherman, but few people realize that trout need a little help to keep their population growing. That’s where the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery (FVTH) comes in. Located in Abbotsford, BC, the FVTH is home to the Fraser Valley domesticated rainbow trout program and maintains a captive broodstock of these fish. An interactive Visitor’s Centre provides a fun place for kids of all ages to learn more about these amazing fish. The FVTH is only a 20 minute drive from our family-friendly Aldergrove, BC hotel, Best Western Country Meadows.

Image: U.S Fish and Wildlife Service via Wikimedia Commons

Image: U.S Fish and Wildlife Service via Wikimedia Commons

Founded in the fall of 1977, the FVTH stocks approximately 150 lakes and streams a year with trout. The Visitor’s Centre is committed to teaching our littlest global citizens about trout conservation through self-guided tours of the facility, informative videos and live exhibitions that showcase different freshwater ecosystems and species in B.C.

If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate your child’s birthday party, the FVTH can help you celebrate with a Fishing Birthday! It includes a Visitor Centre Tour, Fishing Instruction, Casting Practice and Fishing in the hatchery’s stocked ponds. This is definitely that your child and his or her friends won’t soon forget!

And if you’re visiting the Fraser Valley, we invite you to stay at our family-friendly Aldergrove hotel. We are close to all the action, but still provide you with all the modern luxuries of a Best Western hotel- including complimentary hot breakfast! Call us today and let us know how we can make your stay even more memorable.

Abbotsford, BC’s Castle Fun Park

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Looking for a family-friendly activity while on vacation in Abbotsford or Aldergrove,BC? We highly recommend bringing the family to Castle Fun Park, which features fun indoor and outdoor activities kids of all ages will enjoy. The Park is located just 21 minutes away from our family-friendly Best Western Country Meadows hotel.

There’s something for everyone at Castle Fun Park: mini golf, go-karting, batting cages, bumper cars, shooting gallery, bowling, arcade and more! When it comes to mini-golf there are three themed 18-hole courses for you to enjoy. The Outdoor Golf course features spectacular views of the mountains as you play; the Coral Sea is filled with delightful underwater sea creatures; and the Jungle course lets you explore bamboo huts and waterfalls while you golf!

This Abbotsford, BC attraction’s arcade features over 200 games for all styles and ages. You’ll lose track of time as you battle it out on arcade classics like pinball and modern virtual reality fighting games! Our unique shooting gallery is definitely something you can’t leave the park without experiencing. All ages are welcome to test their skills on our one-of-a-kind targets.

Castle Fun Park is open everyday from 10am to Midnight and admission is FREE. With so much to do at the Park, we recommend that you book more than one day at our Aldergrove, BC hotel– the kids will definitely thank you for it!

 

Image: BIL via Wikimedia Commons

Image: BIL via Wikimedia Commons

Aldergrove Lake Regional Park is located on between Langley, B.C. and Abbotsford, B.C. Once the Aldergrove Bowl gravel pit, this beautiful park is now home to the popular Rock ‘n’ Horse Trail, a large lake and a marshy pond for waterfowl. Get some fresh air and exercise, then come back to rest at our comfortable Best Western Country Meadows hotel in Aldergrove, B.C.  Our hotel is just a 10 minute drive from the park.

A great summer spot for locals, the park lake provides a welcome respite during the long, hot days. For the more adventurous, the park has a network of trails covering about 12 km of ground. You can walk, hike, in-line skate or bike along the trails to discover all the amazing natural beauty that encompasses Aldergrove Lake. Be sure to follow the Rock ‘n’ Horse Trail for an unforgettable view of Mount Baker’s snowy peaks and the gentle, green farm lands below.

Contact us to reserve a room and begin planning your summer adventures in Aldergrove, B.C.!

 

Image: Pepetps via Wikimedia Commons

Image: Pepetps via Wikimedia Commons

A great attraction close to Best Western Country Meadows is the Langley Events Centre. It’s a 260,483 square foot state-of-the-art facility used for various sporting, tradeshow and entertainment events. It is also home to the largest Gymnastics Centre in Western Canada. Take a short 20 minute drive from our hotel to this centre to see everything it has to offer.

The Langley Events Centre includes an Arena Bowl, which is an intimate venue that can entertain up to 5,500 fans. The Centre is home to the Langley Chiefs, Trinity Western Spartans and the Langley Thunder Lacrosse teams, and you’ll never miss a game winning move as there’s no bad seat in the house! The Willoughby Community Centre is also located here. It offers a full range of exercise and health options to people of all ages. The Langley Events Centre also has banquet facilities for weddings and large events, and meeting rooms for business.

Next time you’re taking a trip out to the Fraser Valley, watch a sporting event at the Centre and support one of amazing our hometown teams- it’s guaranteed to be a great time! Book your stay at our hotel and be sure to ask our concierge when the next upcoming games will be.