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November events near our Aldergrove hotel Are you staying at an Aldergrove hotel during “Movember”? If you are, then you definitely need to stop by The Vancouver Men’s Show at the Tradex Trade and Exhibition Center located just 15 minutes from our BEST WESTERN PLUS Country Meadows Hotel. We’re sure that many of you have heard of “Movember,” a huge fundraising event which takes place every November and raises money for prostate cancer research.  Fortunately for guests visiting the Aldergrove area this November, Prostate Cancer Canada has taken support for the event to a whole new level with the inaugural Vancouver Men’s Show  an exhibition that showcases the hottest trends and most innovative men’s consumer products, and spreads awareness about prostate cancer risks.

If you’re not interested in the consumer side of the event, or are travelling with children and family, don’t worry, the event has something for everyone from a silent auction and a “hot rod zone” to a BC strongman competition and a stand-up comedy show. Why not visit our Aldergrove hotel location, in November and stop by the event to help show your support for a worthy cause? Tickets start at $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for youth, and, if you’re sporting a supportive moustache, you save $2.00 off your entry fee.

Our hotel chooses to support special events like this one at TRADEX by offering all year round aldergrove hotel specials to attendees and exhibitors of the shows. These specials include free room upgrades and room and entertainment highlights during your stay.

If you’re visiting the Fraser Valley with a significant other, why not try out one of our fun and romance packages which include: accommodation, a welcome basket with champagne and chocolate, late checkout, afterhours access to our pool and free breakfast in our hotel restaurant.

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Looking for some family-friendly entertainment while visiting our Abbotsford Hotel? We have the perfect solution for you! If you’re in town during November and staying at our Best Western Country Meadows hotel, we recommend getting tickets to the latest Disney on ice show: Toy Story 3.  Running from November 18th to the 20th, the show is a great way to keep the whole family entertained during your vacation, not something that’s easy to do!

Events Near our Abbotsford Hotel: Disney on IceThe show is located at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, just 15 minutes away from our Aldergrove hotel location.  Toy Story 3, the latest episode in Disney’s popular series, is about a group of loveable toys, who stick together despite an uncertain future when their owner, Andy, goes away to college. There’s no doubt that the show will bring your children’s favourite characters to life in a seasonal adventure the whole family can enjoy. Lucky for all of our guests, there’s even a special promotion happening right now where if you hurry and buy tickets for the opening night, you’ll get them for 50% off. With that kind of deal, it’s hard to justify not coming down and seeing the show for yourself!

If you’re thinking about visiting our Aldergove hotel with your extended family, or with a large group of friends and kids, why not ask us about our group rates? We have specials designed to make your vacation in Aldergove the best it can be.

Interested in stopping by? Contact us, or check us out on trip advisor where we’ve been rated as “excellent” by visitors just like you!

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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.

Image: Evan-Amos via Wikimedia Commons

Image: Evan-Amos via Wikimedia Commons

Calling all Do-It-Yourselfers! The first ever Fall Renovation Home Expo will be coming to Abbotsford, BC from September 30 to October 2. It’s the Fraser Valley’s first expo of this kind and will definitely be an exciting, super informative show. The festival will be held at the Trade and Exhibition Centre (TRADEX), which is only a 15-minute highway drive from our Best Western Country Meadows hotel in Aldergrove, BC.

Over 10,000 people are expected to come out to this debut building, renovation and décor show. Have you been wondering how to build your own outdoor deck at your Abbotsford, BC home? Or do you need tips for selecting the right paint color for your living room? There will be hundreds of experts at the show ready to help you and answer all your questions. There will also be thousands of products on display. From paint brushes to power tools, there will be plenty of things for you to try and hold in your own hands!

Expo times vary and ticket prices are available on the TRADEX website. Parking is available at an affordable $5 a day. If you’re coming to the expo as a visitor or exhibitor, we would love to have you stay at our TRADEX hotel. We provide comfortable accommodations and complimentary breakfast as well! Give our friendly Aldergrove, BC hotel staff a call and book your stay today!

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Image: Jon Sullivan via Wikimedia Commons

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.

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