It’s time to test your need for speed. The Classic and Custom Car Show is Western Canada’s largest indoor and outdoor specialty vehicle event. Just a quick 15 minute drive from the Best Western Country Meadows in Aldergrove, BC, this event is a definite can’t miss for anyone who loves cars and motorsports.
This show is one giant vehicle extravaganza featuring classics, custom, vintage, imports, racing, high performance, street machines and much more. Live demos will be abundant throughout this event including Nitro Madness, Jet Car Shootout and a Westwood Karting Association Racing demo. High octane entertainment will keep your adrenaline pumping all day with musicians Karen Lee Batten, Yesterday’s Forgotten and Harvey Hamilton. Don’t miss the chance to meet George “The King of Kustomizers” Barris, Brett Wagner of Speed Channel and of course, the Hot Rod Hotties.
The Classic and Custom Car Show runs from Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Abbotsford, B.C. Trade and Exhibition Centre (TRADEX). Admission is $5. Visit the event website for the schedule of events. Going to be at the show the whole weekend? Book your stay at our Abbotsford hotel to ensure you’re always close to the heart of the action!
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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.!
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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.
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The rodeo is coming to Abbotsford, B.C. with the cowboy event of the year- Professional Bull Riding! This is the second annual invitational where the top bull riders in Canada and the world battle it out for the title of Champion. This event is on March 25-26, 2011 at Abbotsford Sports and Entertainment Centre.
For two nights, the best riders in the world will show their stuff against the fiercest bucking bulls on the planet. It’ll be an exciting show where only the strongest and most determined will leave the winner of the Toughest Sport on Earth. Special VIP tickets are available for $60, which not only gets you the best seat in the house, but also early access to the arena floor party and a chance to meet the superstars of the Professional Bull Riding completion.
Make this a family affair or a guy’s night out by staying at our conveniently close Best Western Country Meadows– we’re just a 15 minute drive to the Centre!
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One of the best family-friendly attractions in Aldergrove, BC is the Greater Vancouver Zoo. The zoo started in the late 1960s with a llama named “Dennis” and grew quickly to house animals of every size and shape, such as Grizzly Bears, Birds of Prey and Hippos. Drop your stuff of at our hotel and walk or drive the 1km distance to the zoo.
The kids will go dizzy with excitement over the abundance of things to do and see at this Aldergrove attraction. Take them on the Safari Mini Train for a quick narrated tour of the zoo. See a live lion and tiger feeding or visit the wonderful world of reptiles to meet a few of the residents. Don’t leave without a ride on the Wilds Safari Bus that will take you inside the North America Wilds Enclosure- watch bison, elk and wolves roam free, and learn tons of amazing facts about these creatures and their home.
The zoo is dedicated to preserving and protecting endangered species, and creating an educational environment that inspires others to appreciate and concern for wildlife and wild places. An expansive and beautiful space, the zoo also offers “Night in the Wild” sleepovers, birthday party packages and wedding venue options.
Winter hours are currently in effect and the zoo is open daily from 9am-4pm until April 30. Admission prices vary and group rates are available.