Getting Here

Coming in from the West

Welcome the traditional land of the Stó:lō Nation; from the waters to the skies there’s plenty to feast your eyes, ears, and mouths on as this region shows off its bounty.

Fishtrap Creek Park
 Birding
 Food
 Accommodations

Heading out to the East

Local businesses bring communities together as the BC Bird Trail follows along the path of the Fraser River.

Matsqui Trail Regional Park - Abbotsford - BC Bird Trail
Matsqui Trail Regional Park
 Birding
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    Matsqui Trail Regional Park
    Entry at Mission Bridge or Page Road

    Matsqui Trail follows alongside the Fraser River offering serene views of the nearby farmlands and Cascade Mountains. 6km of flat walking trail makes this ideal for a quick birding expedition.

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    Sumas Mountain Regional Park
    39100 Sumas Mountain Forest Service Rd

    With trails suitable for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking, Sumas Mountain Regional Park is ready for you, no matter your speed. Head to the western viewpoint for the best hawk watching. 

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    Willband Creek Park
    Entry off Bateman Road

    This urban wetland on the Sumas Flats is a mixture of marsh, grassy field, and treed areas also containing a creek and two large water detention ponds. Enjoy the 2.6-kilometre outer trail, or one of the many interconnecting trails, and keep an eye out for great blue heron, northern shoveler, and belted kingfisher.

 Cafe
 Food
Field House Brewing by Hubert Lang
 Food
Belted Kingfisher by Christina-Schulz
 Shopping
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    Hemingway's Books and Records
    33765 Essendene Ave

    For the collectors, browse one of Western Canada’s largest bookstores, housing an incredible number of new and used books, as well as vinyl records.

 Accommodations
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    Quality Hotel & Conference Centre
    36035 N Parallel Rd

    This pet-friendly hotel offers great amenities, including wheelchair accessible rooms and an indoor heated pool. Close to the popular birding areas of Sumas Mountain and Sumas Prairie.

Explore More

Explore fields of flowers at Lakeland Flower Farm
Visit the lavender fields at Tuscan Farm Gardens

Open June – July.