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It’s time to prepare your stomach for the Fraser Valley’s most exciting culinary experience: Eat! Fraser Valley. This annual food and cooking festival is a spin-off of the hugely popular Eat! Vancouver and takes place from September 16th-18th 2011. 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.
This hugely popular event features Celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, wineries, food & beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans, and many others from the culinary world.
Expect to see Iron Chef America winner, Rob Feenie, and Food Network chef and host, Chuck Hughes of Chuck’s Day Off, on the celebrity stage cooking up a storm. In addition to tons of free food samples and world class cooking demonstrations, visitors can also check out a wine, beer and spirits tasting and the BC Chefs Master Chef Competition. There will also be plenty of shopping opportunities for food and beverage products and cooking items.
Tickets are available on the Eat! Fraser Valley website and you can save $2 by purchasing online. Contact us to reserve your Aldergrove hotel room for a nearby and comfortable place to sleep off your food coma!
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Attending the 35th Annual BC Elders Gathering from Tuesday, July 12 to Thursday, July 14 and looking for a place to stay? With all hotels in Abbotsford booked up already for this event, we invite you to stay at our beautiful and comfortable Best Western Country Meadows hotel. Located in Aldergrove, B.C., our affordable accommodation is only a quick 15 minute drive away from the event venue, the Trade and Exhibition Centre (TRADEX).
Elders Gatherings are an opportunity for elders throughout British Columbia to establish inter-social and community links that bind them together as a Nation. It is also an opportunity for them to connect with youth, so that they may pass on their knowledge and experiences to the younger generation and guide them through life.
Best Western Country Meadows always delivers superior service and upscale amenities. All our suites and guest rooms feature pillow top mattresses, 32” LCD televisions, microwaves, fridges, DVD players and more. You can also enjoy a complimentary Hot Country Style Buffet Breakfast with all the trimmings- from scrambled eggs to Belgian waffles to ham and cheese quesadillas. Our Aldergrove hotel also has an attached White Spot and in-house fitness centre and pool.
Contact our world class staff today to book your stay for the 35th Annual BC Elders Gathering.
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As much as we love the big screen experience, an overcrowded movie theatre and sticky soda pop floors can get pretty tiresome. Thankfully, located only minutes away from our Aldergrove, B.C. hotel is the amazing Twilight Drive-In Theatre. It is the only drive-in theatre in British Columbia and it comes with all the nostalgic fixings that makes this kind of experience truly one of a kind.
Simply park your car in front of the 40 foot screen and flip your radio on to the drive-ins very own FM Station. That’s right, all the audio gets streamed right into your car! What’s even better is that the Twilight plays all the latest movies. Actually, what’s even better is that you get to watch TWO brand new films for the price of one. The Twilight has two showings and you’re more than welcome to stay and watch both movies. To complete this family-friendly experience, be sure to grab a classic cheeseburger, onion rings, bucket of popcorn and of course, your favorite candies for the show.
When the weather’s nice, we suggest taking a 15 minute walk from our Aldergrove, B.C. hotel to the theatre and laying out a picnic on the grass for a movie under the stars. When your show is over, come back to Best Western Country Meadows where you can spend the night going over your favorite scenes and planning your next trip to the Twilight. The theatre is open, rain or shine, from February to November.
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.!