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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.

West Coast Women’s Show in Abbotsford

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Image: Drilnoth via Wikimedia Commons

Image: Drilnoth via Wikimedia Commons

Ladies it’s your time to shine in Abbotsford, BC! From October 21-23, you can find everything you love at the 11th Annual West Coast Women’s Show at the Trade and Exhibition Centre (TRADEX). This is definitely an event you want to make a girl’s weekend out of and the Best Western Country Meadows is an official TRADEX hotel, being only a 15-minute highway drive from the venue.

There is no end to the activities you and your girl friends can experience at the show. Shopping is a girl’s best friend and there are over 400 booths for you to peruse, buy from and best of all, get free samples. Exhibitors range from food and personal care products to clothing and accessories. There’s even a Home and Interior Design Market Place, Active Women’s Zone and World of Taste section!

Make a point to come to the show on Friday or Saturday as that’s when Girl’s Night Out Martini Nights will be! In addition to refreshing libations, you’ll also be entertained by the 2012 “Hall of Fame” Calendar Firefighters Fashion Show (Friday) and the 911 Fashion Show (Saturday). If you need a break from all the hot action, Sunday is Mother-Daughter day, where the first 1000 visitors will receive a FREE Dove gift pack.

Throughout the weekend, there will be inspiring celebrity speakers, stage presentations, a dance performance by “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” dancers and much more!

Ticket information is available on the show’s official website. Call our comfortable Aldergrove, BC hotel today to book your room and start planning the ultimate girl’s weekend!

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!

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!

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