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Abbotsford's Historic Downtown

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This summer come rediscover the unique marketplace of Historic Downtown Abbotsford. With over 100 combined options for dining, shopping and entertainment, the pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood is great for a summer shopping stroll. Take a walk through the rejuvenated historic buildings and enjoy an afternoon exploring the area, filled with an amazing selection of the latest fashions, home decor, places to eat and specialties.

Historic Downtown Abbotsford is a shopper’s dream come true, offering everything from charming retail boutiques, vintage stores and sporting goods shops. Fine jewelry to fishing rods; tuxedos to vintage clothing; the treasures you will discover as you walk through our delightful streets are endless.

If the summer sun has you feeling active, enrol in dance lessons, gymnastics, martial arts or fitness classes. After a long day or a hard workout, satisfy your hunger at one of the many restaurants lining the streets, ranging from exotic (Thai, Chinese, East Indian, Vietnamese, and Italian) to the classic burger. Then indulge your sweet tooth with dessert at a nearby chocolate shop, bakery or ice cream parlour.

The historic downtown core hosts numerous community events throughout 2014, so don’t miss out.

The multi-day BerryBeat Festival is coming to Abbotsford again this July for its 33rd annual celebration. Music, dancing, food and fun will be had by all at Montrose and Essendene avenues. The family-fun weekend will run July 5 and 6.

Also due to last year’s opening success, the 2nd annual Wine & Art Walk will be held on Sept. 5. Come down to Historic Downtown Abbotsford and view amazing art work of all mediums at various businesses, sample delectable wines; and have a great fun evening. Designated drivers will be provided, so come out and enjoy!

It’s the 3rd annual Halloween Trick or Treating in Historic Downtown Abbotsford. Loads of treats and lots of fun activities are planned for the kids this year for the trick or treat program that is running on Oct. 31 from 1 p.m. - 5  p.m.

With plenty of parking, unique shops, special events and workshops, the old-fashioned feel of Historic Downtown Abbotsford continues as a source of pride for visitors and residents.

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