Fraser Valley Neighbourhoods: Abbotsford Community
The main business district of Abbotsford is centered is just south of Essendene
(which turns into Old Yale Rd to the east and South Fraser Way to the west) between South Railway and South Fraser Way. This area is also host to the region's biggest street fair, the Berry Festival held early each July.
There is also plenty of shopping along the east-west South Fraser Way/Old Yale Road, including both several malls and a number of smaller shops and services.
The community has excellent recreational facilities and opportunities. The Matsqui Recreation Centre offers a Polynesian look in its wave pool & waterslide, combined with an ice arena. The Abbotsford Recreation Centre offers an Olympic size ice sheet for both hockey and skating, and is adjacent to the MacMillan Pool. The community has 9 lighted sports fields, 41 outdoor and 4 indoor tennis course, and over 100 parks.