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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.

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.