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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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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.

Image: Jack Delano/Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons

Image: Jack Delano/Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons

One of our favorite events of the summer is the annual Abbotsford Agrifair, which is a fantastic family friendly attraction and definitely a highlight of the season! This year marks the 101st anniversary of the fair and takes place July 28, 2011 to August 1, 2011 at the Abbotsford Exhibition Park. Our family friendly hotel is only a quick 17-minute drive from the fairgrounds, so you can be close to all the action and still enjoy the beauty of Aldergrove, BC.
Expect five days of amazing family fun including animal shows, a professional rodeo, KidZone area, tradeshow, main stage entertainment and midway rides. This year’s fair also features ¿Qué Bolá? Magic, an exciting spectacle of comedic magic, and a breathtaking Spring Up Trampoline Wall Show. Of course, this IS a fair, so expect there to be lots of delicious treats, like cotton candy and corn dogs, to complete this one-of-a-kind experience.

For ticket information and more entertainment information, visit the Abbotsford Agrifair website. We also invite you to give Best Western Country Meadows a call and book a your family’s stay at our conveniently located and comfortable Aldergrove hotel!

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Image: Rudolph A. Furtado via Wikimedia Commons

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!