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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.


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With summer only a hop, skip and a jump away, wedding fair season is officially back. For all you lovely brides out there, be sure to put the 3rd Annual Valley Wedding Fair on your list of must-do’s. Just a short 21 minute drive from the Best Western Country Meadows in Aldergrove, BC, this event will inspire you with ideas for the wedding of your dreams.

Over thirty vendors will be at this Abbotsford, BC fair to discuss your wedding needs and help you come up with fantastic ways to add some oomph to your big day. There is no end to what you’ll discover at this event: find your perfect wedding dress, get advice from seasoned wedding planners, listen to a sample wedding playlist from experienced DJs, interview different photographers on their skills and even choose the wines for your reception. Yes- all this at the Wedding Fair!

The fair takes place at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Abbotsford, BC on February 20, 2011 from 12-4pm. Admission is free and tons of door prizes are available. The Wedding Fair is produced by Valley Wedding Solutions, a local company serving Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Mission.

So This is Christmas

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The holidays are here and it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit with the Third Annual West Coast Christmas Show held in the Tradex, Trade Exposition Center at Abbotsford’s International Airport. This great family event brings you the best holiday gift ideas, personal services, decor inspiration, festive seminars and food presentations by Food Network chef, Anthony Sedlak (Host of The Main) and the Dairy Farmers of Canada.


Kids and adults alike wil
l love the fully decorated Christmas trees on display in the Festival of Trees Hall. Get into a festive mood as you listen to carollers and local musicians sing classic Christmas tunes. Find the perfect present for all your family and friends in the exhibit hall, where unique and hard to find gift items will be on sale. And of course, Santa Claus himself will be around to bring some extra holiday cheer to the festivities!

The show is open on Friday, November 26 from 12pm to 8pm; Saturday, November 27 from 10am to 8pm; and Sunday, November 28, 10am to 5pm.

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Welcome to Beautiful British Colombia

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Hi and welcome to Best Western Country Meadows Blog.

We are looking forward hosting your stay with us in Aldergrove – Abbotsford, British Colombia. Our Best Western Hotel is located at just 10 minutes from Abbotsford and 10 minutes from Tradex. You will have access to lots of local attractions such as shops, malls, golf courses restaurants or movie theaters near Abbotsford.

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You will find in this blog all upcoming events in the area, our latest specials and packages, and some promotion codes as well.

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Welcome to Beautiful British Colombia