Fraser
Valley

Farm fresh craft beer.

The Fraser Valley’s history of hop growing is reflected in its diverse craft breweries.

Located less than an hour’s drive east of Vancouver, tucked between the Coast and Cascade mountain ranges, the Fraser Valley is a mix of relaxing countryside and rugged backcountry beauty. It is the largest agricultural region in British Columbia, making it the ideal place to experience authentic farm fresh experiences. Get lost in berry patches and apple orchards, visit a local farmer’s market or fill your belly with a farm-to-plate meal. And along the way, sample a wide variety of delicious, locally brewed craft beers.

Hops, which are a key ingredient in beer that provide bitterness, flavour and aroma, have been grown in the Fraser Valley for more than a century. In the 1940s and 1950s, nearly 2,000 acres of hops were under cultivation there, drawing thousands of hop pickers during harvest time at the end of each summer. Gradually, the industry dwindled away, but recently, hop farming has returned to this fertile agricultural region — largely thanks to the growth of craft brewing there.

Fresh beer always tastes the best, and the Fraser Valley’s craft breweries are about as close to the farms that grow their hops as possible — in some cases, they’re neighbours. In Chilliwack, the epicentre of hop growing in the Valley, Chaos and Solace Craft Brewery and Old Yale Brewing showcase that connection in their beers.

Abbotsford, the largest city in the Valley, is home to Ravens Brewing and Field House Brewing. Nearby in Langley is Trading Post Brewing, as well as Dead Frog Brewery.

Exploring the Fraser Valley is all about following your thirst and making new discoveries.

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Day 1

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Chilliwack Museum
45820 Spadina Ave., Chilliwack, BC

Housed in the city’s former City Hall. Be sure to check out the Hops Exhibit, detailing the history of the Fraser Valley as Canada’s biggest hop producing region.

activity
Hike Teapot Hill at Cultus Lake

The most popular hike in the Park with stunning views of the lake and surrounding valley. Some very steep sections, so make sure you wear suitable footwear!

restaurant
Lakeside Beach Club
4131 Columbia Valley Rd., Cultus Lake, BC

A family friendly restaurant located in Cultus Lake that emphasizes great food and drinks (including local craft beer!) in a relaxed, beach atmosphere.

brewery
44550 S Sumas Rd #404, Chilliwack, BC

Old Yale has been blazing trails and brewing beer in Chilliwack since 1999.

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Major League 2
45768 Gaetz St., Chilliwack, BC

A great place to find quality food, 23 taps of local craft beer, and a laid back vibe.

brewery
9360 Mill St, Chilliwack, BC

This community-focused brewery pours its passion for the craft in every glass of beer.

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Royal Hotel
45886 Wellington Ave., Chilliwack, BC

A charming heritage hotel located at the heart of Chilliwack. A window into the past while providing the modern traveler with all the comforts of home.

liquor-store
43971 Industrial Way, Chilliwack, BC

We are passionate about Craft Beer and work hard to keep our selection filled with the latest and greatest offerings! Come chat with our staff about what's new!

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For more outdoor adventures, try sturgeon fishing or visiting the Great Heron Nature Reserve. Or if stunning views are what you’re after, take in the scenery at Cheam Wetlands Regional Park – a 107 hectare park comprise of lake, marsh and forest.

Day 2

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Harvest Cafe
9381 Mill St., Chilliwack, BC

A family-run restaurant creating meals from the heart that are both comforting and nourishing. In-house bakery and breakfast & lunch menus.

Travel

Drive to Abbotsford, approximately 30 minutes.

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Hike or Mountain Bike on Sumas Mountain

One of the most well-known mountains in the region.The hiking trail passes Chadsey Lake before reaching the top with an expansive view of the Fraser Valley.

brewery
2485 Townline Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Respect for craft beer and the ingredients that go into it is the focus at this Abbotsford brewery.

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Bow & Stern
2551 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford, BC

Ocean-inspired dining. Oysters, craft beer and legendary fish & chips. Family owned and operated.

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2281 W Railway St, Abbotsford, BC

Style and substance come together at this East Abbotsford brewery.

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Historic Downtown Abbotsford

Downtown Abbotsford has it all: boutiques, restaurants, spas, salons and more. Wander among both modern buildings and historically restored shops.

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Duft & Co. Brickhouse
103, 2636 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford, BC

Brick oven inspired food and local taps. Inspired dishes using the best seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients.

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Find a place to stay in Abbotsford!

Abbotsford has an extensive selection of accommodation options; from Hotels and Inns to a cozy Bed and Breakfast. To book your next Abbotsford getaway head to the link above.

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Looking for more suggestions? Explore Fraser Valley’s Circle Farm Tour – a road map that directs you to a variety of specialty farm-gate vendors, open air markets, charming eateries, heritage sites, fairs, and other special events. If you’re in Abbotsford in September, don’t miss BC Hop Fest. For events the rest of the year, try to catch a concert at the Abbotsford Centre.

Day 3

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Oldhand Coffee
2617 Pauline St, Abbotsford, BC

Enjoy specialty coffee and baking in this family-owned café.

Travel

Drive to Langley, approximately 30 minutes.

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#105, 8860 201 St, Langley, BC

One of the most creative breweries in BC, Dead Frog pushes boundaries with both its name and its beers.

activity
Hike the Fort to Fort Trail

A pleasant trail linking Fort Langley to Derby Beach Regional Park, which can be combined with other trails and roads for a longer ride. Enjoy views of Mt. Baker and Golden Ears.

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Trading Post Tap House & Eatery
9143 Glover Rd., Langley, BC

Local craft beer, fresh food, and a friendly and inviting atmosphere for the community to gather.

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20120 64 Ave #107, Langley, BC

Inspired by the historical origins of its community, Trading Post reflects that story in its beer.

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B's Craft Beer Lounge
19665 Willowbrook Dr., Langley, BC

Sample flights and pints of local craft beer. Flight list changes every week, so there's always something different to enjoy!

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Fat Cow & Oyster Bar
20178 96 Ave #4, Langley, BC

One of Langley's best kept secrets, located off the beaten path. Enjoy locally sourced and ethically raised product as well as sustainable seafood.

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Find a place to stay in Langley!

Whether you're an adventure seeker or just stopping through, Langley has amenities for every occasion. Stay a night in a hotel, or camp out under the stars.To book your next Langley getaway head to the link above.

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If you’re a history buff, be sure to explore Fort Langley National Historic Site, a former trading post of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Or if you’re on the hunt for more craft beer, stop by the KPU Brewing Lab on Fridays from 1pm-5pm for growler fills, tastings and tours! You could also tour the 7 wineries of Langley with the Campbell Valley Wine Route.

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Chilliwack Museum
45820 Spadina Ave., Chilliwack, BC
activity
Hike Teapot Hill at Cultus Lake
restaurant
Lakeside Beach Club
4131 Columbia Valley Rd., Cultus Lake, BC
brewery
44550 S Sumas Rd #404, Chilliwack, BC
pub
Major League 2
45768 Gaetz St., Chilliwack, BC
accomodation
Royal Hotel
45886 Wellington Ave., Chilliwack, BC
liquor-store
cafe
Harvest Cafe
9381 Mill St., Chilliwack, BC
activity
Hike or Mountain Bike on Sumas Mountain
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brewery
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Historic Downtown Abbotsford
restaurant
Duft & Co. Brickhouse
103, 2636 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford, BC
cafe
Oldhand Coffee
2617 Pauline St, Abbotsford, BC
brewery
#105, 8860 201 St, Langley, BC
activity
Hike the Fort to Fort Trail
pub
Trading Post Tap House & Eatery
9143 Glover Rd., Langley, BC
brewery
pub
B's Craft Beer Lounge
19665 Willowbrook Dr., Langley, BC
restaurant
Fat Cow & Oyster Bar
20178 96 Ave #4, Langley, BC
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The Fraser Valley

Located just east of Vancouver and wedged between the Coast and Cascade Mountain Ranges, the Fraser Valley is a mix of relaxing countryside and rugged backcountry beauty. But dig deeper beyond the gorgeous valley views to discover a wealth of excitement. Paraglide from soaring mountain peaks, snag a sturgeon on the mighty Fraser River, hike amongst giant Douglas Fir trees, or camp under the stars next to a roaring river.

Home to the largest agricultural region in British Columbia, the Fraser Valley is the best place to absorb those authentic farm fresh experiences. Discover Vancouver’s wine region and sample the distinctive Fraser Valley varieties, or get lost in berry patches and apple orchards before stopping at a local farmer’s market. Take in the various farm-to-plate dining options, and make sure to sample the many local beers brewed with hops grown right in the Fraser Valley – Canada’s hop growing capital.

Less than an hour drive from Vancouver, the Fraser Valley is wild and untamed, yet honest and wholesome. Come feel the rush, forge your path, and discover the great wide open.  

It’s time to make the journey your destination. We’ll see you in the valley!

Find Accommodation

in Langley:

tourism-langley.ca

Places To Stay

in Abbotsford:

tourismabbotsford.ca

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in Chilliwack:

tourismchilliwack.com

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