Summer activities in Fraser Valley
Fraser Valley is British Columbia’s most significant farming region stretched between the Coast and the Cascade Mountains, in parallel to the Canada-United States border, runs above a hundred miles inland from the Pacific to the small town of Hope at its eastern end.
Beyond the valley, to the northeast, the Fraser Canyon landscape includes sheer granite walls rising from a raging river.
So the Fraser Valley is sizzling with all kinds of fun and adventure that’s sure to delight everyone!
There are some exciting summer things to do in Fraser Valley.
Camping. Fraser Valley has a countryside charming that can’t be met anywhere else. There are several stunning parks with beautiful public campgrounds. You can enjoy Sunset Canoeing at Cultus Lake Provincial Park, picnicking and viewing the spectacular waterfalls at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, or watching hundreds of birds at Kilby Provincial Park.
Railway trip. Have you ever traveled by Fraser Valley Heritage Railway?! If no, quickly add it to to your Summer Bucket list! Surrey Heritage Rail is the ultimate fun family experience. You and your children will enjoy cruising in a restored antique carriage and learn a lot about old Vancouver's electric rail. The museum with the push-me-pull-me that volunteers worked there let you try are great!
Fishing in the Fraser River. It’s the biggest river in British Columbia and they’re the largest freshwater fish in all North America. The best fishing is found on the Upper Pitt River and fishing is strictly catch-and-release on it. It’s a fly-fishing haven for salmon, trout and sturgeon.
Driving Circle Tour. During Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island Circle or Fraser Valley Circle Tours, you can explore rural farmlands and woods and enjoy numerous lakes with excellent beaches which are easily reached ( steep-sided Pitt Lake being the one exception).
Othello Tunnels visiting. The Othello Tunnels are a series of 5 old train tunnels located into granite walls in the Coquihalla Provincial Park. They are connected by several bridges and named after the Shakespearean play. You can use them for hiking, walking ( dogs are also able to use this trail but must wear lashes), nature trip and bird watching
Mountain Biking. Fraser Valley can boast a healthy mountain biking culture. The Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association cultivates a friendly mountain biking community by keeping trails in excellent conditions and conducting competitions and entertaining events.
Wine Tasting. There are over 30 wineries in the Fraser Valley. The Fraser Valley produces a diverse range of superbly handcrafted wines that are comparable to some of the famous wines of California. The wineries are located outside of the city, and it is a great way to relax in a beautiful country setting with a glass of fabulous wine!
Skydiving Over The Fraser Valley. An hour from downtown Vancouver, The Drop Zone in Abbotsford offers the most experienced team of instructors and two unique turbine aircraft capable of lifting 25 skydivers to 12.500’. A privately owned airpark proposes incredible views of both Mount Baker and Vancouver Island.
Cooking Classes at Lepps. Lepps Farm Market regularly boasts outdoor BBQ events, children’s face painting and live music. You can sign up for any of their classes and enjoy locally-grown food.
Horseback Riding Tour. If what you are looking for is an exciting horseback riding experience, visit one of the many horse ranches on both sides of the Fraser River! There is an abundance of featured riding stables that offer fun riding experience on one of their beautiful horses.
Stunning Suspension Bridges. In Fraser Valley, you can enjoy the excellent feeling of being suspended mid-air over raging waterfalls, dense woods, alpine mountains and wild canyons. Sea to Sky Gondola offers you unprecedented views of alpine mountains and a stunning fjord. Suspended footbridge in Montmorency Falls Park enables you to walk over a rushing waterfall that’s taller than Niagara Falls. The glass platform of Glacier Skywalk allows you to see everything below form the height of 918 feet.