Abbotsford, British Columbia

Coordinates: 49°3′N 122°19′W / 49.050°N 122.317°W / 49.050; -122.317
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City of Abbotsford
Downtown Abbotsford and Central Business District
Downtown Abbotsford and Central Business District
Coat of arms of Abbotsford
"Abby", City in the Country, Raspberry Capital of Canada
"Unus Cum Viribus Duorum"  (Latin)
"One with the strength of two"
Abbotsford is located in British Columbia
Location of Abbotsford in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°3′N 122°19′W / 49.050°N 122.317°W / 49.050; -122.317
ProvinceBritish Columbia
RegionFraser Valley, Lower Mainland
Regional districtFraser Valley
 • MayorHenry Braun[1]
 • MPsEd Fast (Conservative)
Jati Sidhu (Liberal)
 • MLA
List of MLAs
 • City375.55 km2 (145.00 sq mi)
38 m (124 ft)
 • City141,397
 • Density376.5/km2 (975/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Forward sortation area
Area code(s)604, 778
Hwy 1
Hwy 1A
Hwy 11

Abbotsford, British Columbia is a city in British Columbia. The mayor of Abbotsford is Henry Braun. The population is 133,497 from the 2011 census.[4] It is part of the Fraser Valley.

A campus for the University of the Fraser Valley is located in Abbotsford.

Air travel for the city goes through the Abbotsford International Airport.

One of the largest industries is farming. Abbotsford is the largest dollar per acre of farming land in Canada. Earnings were around $1 billion in 2021.[5]

The Abbotsford Canucks of the American Hockey League (AHL) play at the Abbotsford Centre. They are the AHL farm team for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).[6] They used to be home to the Abbotsford Heat from 2009 until 2014. Abbotsford used to be home to the Fraser Valley Bandits of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) until they moved to Langley.

References[change | change source]

  1. City of Abbotsford - City Council
  2. Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census – Census subdivisions
  3. Census Profile, 2016 Census - Abbotsford - Mission [Census metropolitan area], British Columbia and British Columbia [Province]
  4. "Abbotsford, Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada". Archived from the original on 2011-12-25. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
  5. "New study shows Abbotsford has highest farm sales per hectare in Canada". The Abbotsford News. Retrieved September 8, 2023.
  6. "Abbotsford Canucks - Home". Abbotsford Canucks. Retrieved June 6, 2023.

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