Here are the more popular parks in Abbotsford, from north to south (see other area parks):
Aldergrove Lake Park
West on Hwy 1, off at 264 Street Exit, follow Hwy 13 south, left on 8th Avenue (at Park directional signs), across Jackman Road, then shortly right into the park.
Open forest with varied wildflowers and a view to the International Boundary. Hiking trail offers a round trip of 4 km - allow 1.5 hours walking/hiking, also ideal for horseback riding.
Matsqui Dike Trail
South side of the Fraser River, off Abbotsford-Mission Hwy 11, left on Harris Road and right on Gladwin Road. for a few hundred metres. Also accessible by Riverside Street through Matsqui Village.
Parking at the end of the river dyke. A picturesque trail on a flat dike along the Fraser River offers a beautiful view of Matsqui Island, Westminster Abbey and coastal mountains. The tail has a round trip disatnce of 12.8 km, and is ideal for horseback riding.
Mill Lake & Centennial Park
Mill Lake Road & Emerson Street
Picnic area, nature trails, outdoor swimming pool, playground equipment, fitness track, open to canoes and small rowboats, trout fishing, wildfowl refuge. Within walking distance of major shopping centers, MSA Museum & Trethewey House
Sumas Mountain Park
East of Abbotsford 5.6 km., left on Sumas Mountain Road, past Kilgard and uphill for 8 km. Right at Batt Road with switchback for another 8 km.
Wilderness park around Chadsey Lake, with spectacular 5 km forest hiking trails (good for horseback riding) with viewpoint of Sumas Prairie & Vedder Mountain. Climbs to high point 900 m (2,950 ft); allow three hours. Open July to October. Shorter trail descends from parking lot through stately forest to Chadsey Lake.
34345 Vye Road, Abbotsford
Self guided tour minutes from downtown. Featuring fish, fishing and fisheries displays, live stream display, walk-in beaver lodge and 12 min multi-projector slide show. Summer hours 10 am - 5 pm. Winter 10 am - 3pm
Here are the other Fraser Valley communities:
Maple Ridge | Pitt Meadow | Mission | Langley | Hope | Chilliwack | Harrison Hot Springs & Agassiz | Abbotsford | Manning Park Provincial Park