With a population of approximately 171,000 residents, Abbotsford is notable for its diversity of landscape and people. About an hour drive east of Vancouver, with extensive agricultural land, Abbotsford has retained its strong roots as a farming community. However, with development and a rising population, Abbotsford also offers urban amenities with a downtown core of trendy coffee shops and shopping. If it’s the outdoors that draw you here, you can take to the mountains to hike or cross-country bike, or you can bike miles of rural roads, visit the lakes and parks while taking in stunning views of Washington’s Mount Baker and the BC Coast Mountains.