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Catch Air On the Water at the Abbotsford Wakeboarding Park!

June 23rd, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Abbotsford Wakeboarding Park - Valley Wake ParkDid you know that there’s an Abbotsford wakeboarding park? Valley Wake Park offers cable-wakeboarding, SUP, and more in BC’s Fraser Valley!

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of wakeboarding. Speeding across open water on a warm summer day, hitting a kicker and pulling an ollie – now that’s living. At Valley Wake, the Abbotsford wakeboarding park, you don’t even need a boat! Valley Wake Park offers cable wakeboarding.

Wait – what’s cable wakeboarding?

Traditional wakeboarding involves being pulled along behind a boat. This leaves you at the mercy of the boat with longer setups to practice your skills and usually a lot of swimming if you fall. Cable wakeboarding is cleaner, quieter, more efficient, and environmentally friendly when compared to the traditional method.

In cable wakeboarding, the tow line is connected to a cable running along a series of towers. An operator controls the speed of the cable, providing the speed you need to learn to wakeboard, to practice a specific stunt, and anything in between. Should you dump into the water, the cable operator simply brings the tow line back to you.

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Land The Big One On a Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing Safari!

June 16th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Fraser River Sturgeon FishingWe’ve all heard about the big one that got away. Be the one who got away with the big one instead on a Fraser River sturgeon fishing safari!

British Colombia’s Fraser River has gained a reputation for being home to some of the largest, fightingest, freshwater sturgeon out there. Tales of epic battles between angler and fish are making their way through the sport fishing community like wildfire. I’m here to tell you that, not only are the stories true – you can come and see for yourself!

There’s no greater achievement for an angler than landing a fish that is bigger and stronger than you. Unfortunately, many fishers never get to experience such a challenge. There simply aren’t that many places left in North America where a person can count on hooking a decent sized fish.

Canada’s Fraser River, however, is one. Experienced local anglers and guides continue to pull massive specimen from the Fraser and report white sturgeon that exceed 4 meters (13 ft) in length and weigh more than 680 kg (1500lbs)! Is it any wonder that Fraser River sturgeon fishing is so popular?

The average sturgeon pulled from the Fraser River is between 1 and 2 meters in length (3 to 6 feet) and will put up a very good fight. Lay your hook into one of the really big ones, though, and look out! This is what Fraser River sturgeon fishing is all about: the challenge. Any angler worth their salt loves a challenge – and sturgeon are everything you could hope for in a big game sport fish. They are powerful fighters that often explode from the water time and again when hooked.

With the right guide or knowledge of the Fraser, they say, you have a 50% chance or better of hooking one of the truly big ones! Luckily for those visiting the area, there are numerous companies that specialize in Fraser River sturgeon fishing.

Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing Guides

Below are just a few of the many Fraser River sturgeon fishing guides in the area.

Chads Fishing Charters
3776 McDermott Rd, Abbotsford, BC
www.chadsfishingcharters.com – (604) 316-6461

Great River Fishing Adventures
45695 Cartmell Rd, Chilliwack, BC
greatriverfishing.com – (604) 991-3474

Cascade Fishing Adventures
46229 Yale Rd #34, Chilliwack, BC
www.cascadefishingadventures.com – (877) 887-4366

Fraser River Lodging
Whenever and whatever brings you to Abbotsford and the Fraser River Valley, let Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn be your home away from home. Our convenient location and unsurpassed customer service will help to make your BC getaway the very best it can possibly be. Amenities? Our 5 star hotel was voted #1 for the Abbotsford area, so you can rest assured you’ve acquired the best accommodations in the area! So what are you waiting for? Reserve your stay at Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn today so you can get out on the Fraser River and begin reeling in North America’s biggest freshwater fish!

Get Out And About On An Abbotsford Winery Tour!

May 26th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Abbotsford Winery TourThe Fraser Valley is home to a wide range of unique flavors and experiences. When it comes to wines, our region produces traditional grape wines as well as fruit and honey wines. Discover them all on an Abbotsford winery tour!

Something special happens to wine lovers after they visit a vineyard or winery. Thereafter, every sip of wine has a new depth. The wine stops being just something taken from a store shelf and you’ll taste the effort and care that you now know goes into every bottle. Along with the grape, you’ll sense a hint of the good earth it grew from, the barrels it aged in, and the clean, strong hands that coaxed it into being.

Not all wineries have the time, staff, or facilities to allow for a tour but almost all offer a tasting room. Visiting a winery tasting room is the next best thing to taking a tour. Not only do you still get to soak up the vineyard ambiance but also a chance to sample and purchase wines. Maybe even a few varieties not available anywhere else!

Finally, vineyards and wineries are notoriously scenic. You’d be hard pressed to find many other production facilities that are as photogenic. It doesn’t hurt that the nature of their business often places them in gorgeous, rural valleys and farmland.

You don’t have to like wine to enjoy an Abbotsford winery tour, you just have to like having fun!

Take An Abbotsford Winery Tour!

Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm and Meadery
2595 Lefeuvre Rd, Abbotsford, BC
bchoney.com 604-856-2125
Campbell’s Gold produces a variety of Honey Wines, also known as mead. Along with their traditional Mead, Campbell’s Gold also offers Pyment (honey wine and grapes), Melomel (honey wine with fruit or berries), Metheglin (spiced honey wine), and Cysor (honey wine with apple juice/cider). While tours of their winery/meadery are not offered, one can tour their bee hives – and walk away with a free jar of fresh honey! Open Tuesdays through Sundays. Closed Mondays, January, and all state holidays.

Maan Farms Estate Winery
790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford, BC
www.maanfarms.com – 604-864-5723
Maan Farms Estate Winery has been producing wine on their Abbotsford farm for three generations. The winery produces a variety of reds, fruit, port, and dessert wines. While the winery does not offer tours, their tasting room and beautiful, family friendly farm will make your visit worthwhile. Open daily, 9am to 6pm.

Mt Lehman Winery
5094 Mt Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC
www.mtlehmanwinery.com – 604-746-2881
Mt. Lehman Winery is a family-owned winery specializing in small lots of premium wines. Varieties include Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, and more. Visit them to tour the farm and vineyard, then stop by the tasting room to sample their award winning wines. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 5pm.

Singletree Winery
5782 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC
www.singletreewinery.com – 604-381-1788
Singletree is a family operated vineyard and winery producing wide range of fine white, red, and blended wines. Singletree does not offer tours but their rustic tasting room overlooking the vineyard provides plenty of reason to stop by for a sample. The winery also offers a picnic area adjacent to their operations. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 5:30pm, or by appointment.

Abbotsford Winery Tour Lodging

There’s no better place to stay while you’re in the Fraser Valley than Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn! Our 5 star Abbotsford BC hotel was voted #1 for Abbotsford area lodging. Comfort, service, surroundings and serenity: that’s Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn. The comfort of a boutique hotel combined with the hospitality of a B&B. Book your stay at Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn today!

Come To Abbotsford for the APNA Truck Show 2017!

May 12th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

APNA Truck Show 2017 at Tradex in AbbotsfordThe APNA Truck Show is coming! June 10th and 11th, 2017, at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford. You don’t have to be a trucker to enjoy the APNA Truck Show!

There’s a reason that the APNA Truck Show is known as the most anticipated show of its kind in Western Canada! It’s a trade show, job fair, stage-show, exposition, and festival all rolled into one! While the primary mission of the event is to promote sales, marketing, and education for the trucking industry, it’s about as far from a dull and dry event as you could imagine.

Over 150 different exhibitors will be on hand with everything you can think of (and plenty more you could never imagine) for big rigs. You’ll see the latest in advanced products and services including auto parts, research technology, new equipment and services, and more.

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Don’t Miss Abbotsford’s 48th Annual Coastal Swap Meet!

April 24th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Coastal Swap Meet 2017 at the Tradex in Abbotsford, BCCome to Abbotsford, BC for the 48th annual Coastal Swap Meet! What began as a simple get together to swap car parts now boasts over 900 vendor booths!  You’ll find everything from antique car parts to collectibles and antiques at the show. May 26th and 27th, 2017 at Tradex!

The annual Coastal Swap Meet started out primarily as a way for car enthusiasts to trade or sell vintage and custom car parts to each other. The meetup was a great way to clean out your garage and have fun with like-minded individuals (it still is!).

Well, as with most good ideas, the annual Coastal Swap Meet grew over the years. Now, nearly 50 years after the first Coastal Swap Meet, the little get-together has become a big, two-day event that draws vendors, buyers, and gawkers from all over Canada and the U.S. It is now, in fact, one of the biggest automotive themed swap meets in Western Canada!

Many of the folks attending the Meet have been going for years and have come to treat it as a reunion of sorts. It’s just this kind of friendly, happy, almost familial atmosphere that has allowed the to Coastal Swap Meet to not only survive but thrive over the years.

That and all the great stuff people bring out to trade and sell!

Whether you’re an auto enthusiast or not, you’ll be amazed at some of the weird and wonderful car parts, accessories, and more that people bring to the show. Sometimes it seems more like a museum than a swap meet! You can even purchase an entire vehicle at the Car Corral. Every year sees amazing deals!

Beyond parts and accessories for hot rods, classic, and custom cars, you’ll also see automotive themed books, clothing, decorations, and more. While the general theme of the event is automotive, that’s not all that will be on tap at the Coastal Swap Meet! The years of the show being strictly vehicular are long gone and now, along with all the gearhead regalia, you’ll also find all kinds of other interesting antiques and collectibles.

Don’t miss it!

Coastal Swap Meet 2017

at the Tradex Exhibition Centre
1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC
Friday, May 26, 2pm-9pm
Saturday, May 27, 8am-4pm

Admission: $6.00 – Adults, 16 & Under Free
Visit the Coastal Swap Meet website for more details.

Coastal Swap Meet Lodging
No matter what brings you to Abbotsford, Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn is the hotel alternative you’ve been looking for. We’re Abbotsford’s only five-star hotel, voted #1 for lodging in the Abbotsford area! Come stretch out in one of our four, award-winning suites and see why! Choose your room at Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn today!

See The Royal Canadian Family Circus Under the Big Top in Abbotsford!

April 7th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Royal Canadian family Circus in Abbotsford!The Royal Canadian family Circus is coming to Abbotsford, BC! Come see them under their Big Top at the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre for ten shows May 19th through the 22nd, 2017!

There’s nothing quite like the circus. The big tents, acrobats, clowns, popcorn, music, lights, and excitement. It almost takes you right back to being a kid again! Now you can experience those same thrills when the Royal Canadian family Circus Spectac! 2017 sets up their Big Top for 4 days in the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre parking lot!

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Discover Beauty At BLOOM – The Abbotsford Tulip Festival

March 20th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

BLOOM - The Abbotsford Tulip Festival 2017Come revel in nature’s endless beauty at BLOOM – The Abbotsford Tulip Festival, April 10th to May 7th, 2017, dawn to dusk, in Abbotsford, BC.

If wandering a sea of vibrant tulips before a backdrop of mountains sounds like heaven to you, then you do not want to miss the Abbotsford Tulip Festival. This annual festival celebrates the coming of spring with 10-acres of tulip fields planted with 35 varieties of tulips in all the hues of the rainbow.

They say seeing is believing but the Abbotsford Tulip Festival presents such an incredibly surreal vista you may doubt your eyes! The fields truly do seem to go on forever; a veritable sea of color in a panorama of breathtaking views.

While this incredible, seasonal vision is more than enough reason to visit the area, the Abbotsford Tulip Festival offers much more than just a unique and lovely view. There are more than enough other activities to make a day of the event.

The festival will have a flower market selling bouquets of freshly cut tulips as well a special “u-pick” area. Wander through the “u-pick” garden and create your own bouquet. Looking for something more substantial than a bouquet? You can also order bulbs, delivered in fall, for your own spring garden!

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Don’t Miss The FMX Motocross World Tour in Abbotsford B.C.!

March 15th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

FMX Motocross World Tour in Abbotsford, B.C. - April 8th, 2017!The FMX Motocross World Tour is coming to Abbotsford, B.C. – April 8th, 2017! Don’t miss this Freestyle Motocross exhibition of FMX Riders and Xtreme Street Trick Riders!

If the roar of motorcycles combined with death-defying tricks is your kind of excitement then you will not want to miss the FMX Motocross World Tour. This high-flying extravaganza of talented and fearless FMX Riders will put it all on the line, April 8th, 2017 at Abbotsford’s Tradex Exhibition Centre.

The FMX Motocross World Tour is a full throttle explosive display of stunts and speed. Watch as these talented and high-flying FMX and BMX Pros strut their stuff for the World title. Audiences will thrill at seeing gravity-defying stunts inspired by popular TV shows and video games.

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Rock the Nation – Celebrate Over 30 Years Of Canadian Music!

February 20th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Rock The Nation at the Abbotsford Centre, March 17th, 2017Rock the Nation is a celebration of more than 30 years of Canada’s music, on tour in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday! Come catch the show the Abbotsford Centre on Friday, March 17th, 2017!

Rock the Nation began its life in 2015 as “Oh Canada – What a Feeling.” The show ran for two weeks at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre to overwhelming acclaim from the audience.

This new show continues its celebration of Canada’s remarkable musical legacy. The rousing, multimedia theatrical production will thrill music fans no matter their country of origin. Though these songs were born Canadian, they know no borders.

Rock the Nation has a similar magnetic charm. Set against a backdrop of historical and musical imagery, the music brings to life a variety of eras now long since passed. Audience members will be moved to their feet, tears, and cheers of happiness many times over.

Rock the Nation features a live band with tribute singers, who convincingly take on the mantle of many a Canadian music legend. This si a stage show that will take you on a magic ride from the 60’s through the 80’s with a wide range of pop songs.

Paul Anka, The Guess Who, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, April Wine, Loverboy, K.D Lang, Tom Cochrane, and many more are included. You’ll hear the soundtrack to a generation. Songs that continue to inspire, comfort, challenge, and move the world.

Rock the Nation is the brainchild of Calgary-based Annerin Productions. Annerin Productions previous efforts have included such smash hit shows as RAIN, Let It Be, and The Pink Floyd Experience.

Come experience Canada’s great contribution to the world through pop music. Watch as the years unfold before your eyes, influencing our lives, our songs, and our world.

Rock the Nation

March 17, 2017 8pm
Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd. Abbotsford, BC
Visit www.abbotsfordcentre.ca for more information and tickets.

Abbotsford Lodging
If you’re looking for accommodations in Abbotsford, look no further! Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn was voted #1 for lodging in the Abbotsford area! Our four luxurious suites will refresh and relax you. We’re also the answer to all your event needs, be they for business or pleasure. Take the opportunity to look over our Abbotsford lodging specials, too! Let us be your home away from home any time you’re in the Abbotsford area! Book your stay at Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn today!

Discover Craft Beer Breweries On An Abbotsford Brewery Tour!

February 17th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Enjoy an Abbotsford Brewery Tour!Craft beer brewing has really taken off over the last ten years. You can find microbreweries springing up all over. Discover unique local beer and also learn something about the brewing process on an Abbotsford brewery tour!

The relatively recent explosion of locally produced craft beers is a boon for beer enthusiasts everywhere. The opportunity to discover and experience fresh artisanal beers crafted by independent breweries is an exciting incentive to travel.

Most craft breweries feature a tap room and many are eager to take you on a tour of their works. Brewery tours are fascinating on their own. Whether it’s a large warehouse-sized facility or two guys working out of a converted garage, you’re bound to learn something new. You may even discover your new favorite beer!

The Fraser Valley is home to more than 15 craft breweries. You could easily make your own Fraser Valley Craft Beer Trail! In this post, though, we’re going to focus on the Abbotsford area alone.

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Attend The 2017 Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo

January 27th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 Fraser Valley Home and Garden ExpoLooking for some good ideas to improve your home? Wanting to see what’s new? Then come to the 2017 Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo in Abbotsford!

The Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo is a 3 day event being held at Abbotsford’s Tradex Trade & Exhibition Centre from February 10th to February 12th, 2017. Whether you’re planning a renovate a room, refresh your yard, protect what you’ve got, or just see what new ideas are out there, the Home and Garden Expo is for you!

The Home and Garden Expo is the Fraser Valley’s premier building, renovation, and decor event. Over 280 exhibitors will be in attendance with everything from landscaping to decor to improve your home, top to bottom, inside and out. The most extensive array of interior and exterior products for your home you’ll ever see in one location.

More than just a showroom of products, the Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo is also a great place for tips and advice. You’ll learn new techniques from experts and see how to innovate for a brand new look with what you already have on hand.

When it comes to learning, you can’t beat the experts! The Home and Garden Expo Seminar Theatre will be presenting lectures all three days on downsizing, renovating, garden containers, and high-performance homes. Best of all, the seminars feature celebrities of their fields: Minter Country Garden’s Brian Minter, Sonbuilt Homes, Kathleen Boland of Everything Organized, and Charmaine Lang of Lang Design Group!

2017 Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo Seminars

How A Properly Planned Renovation Should Go – presented by Charmaine Lang of the Lang Design Group.

Time To Downsize – presented by Kathleen Boland of Everything Organized

Live Better: The High Performance Home – presented by Carmen and Jonathan Zurkee of Sonbuilt Homes

Creative New Styles To Make You Garden Containers Pop – presented by Brian Minter of Minter Country Garden

So go ahead, come on out to the Home and Garden Expo. Learn what might work best for your house and budget from the experts. See the newest innovations in landscaping, building, decorating, and more.

You might even win a vacation! Ocean Breeze Cruise & Travel is sponsoring a chance to win a Whistler Vacation Package for two! This prize includes 3 nights accommodations, Peak 2 Peak Gondola Experience, and transfers to and from Vancouver!

2017 Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo

February 10th through the 12th, 2017
Friday – 1pm to 9pm | Saturday – 10am to 6pm | Sunday – 10am to 4pm
Tradex Exhibition Centre – 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5
Be sure to visit www.exposureeventsltd.com for further information.

Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo Lodging
Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn is an award winning, 5 star Abbotsford BC hotel. We offer all the comfort of a boutique hotel and all the warm hospitality of a bed and breakfast. Let Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn be your home away from home whenever you’re in the Fraser Valley!

Get Your Vroom On At The 2017 Vancouver Motorcycle Show!

January 14th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

The 2017 Vancouver Motorcycle ShowThe Vancouver Motorcycle Show is coming to Tradex, The Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC on January 20th, 2017!

If you’re a motorcycle fan, you will not be disappointed by the host of events and 2017 model bikes from such manufacturers as BMW, Suzuki, and Yamaha!

2017 is already shaping up to be one of the most amazing years for motorcycles in a long time. Innovation appears to be the name of the game and the Vancouver Motorcycle Show will be displaying some of the most exciting models for this year’s market.

Visitors can expect displays of the latest gear and apparel, demonstrations, motorcycle giveaways, and so much more. The Vancouver Motorcycle Show is more than just motorcycles, too! Three wheels, four wheels, scooters, ATVs, and side-by-sides, will all be on display.

Recent converts to the world of motorcycle mania and experienced connoisseurs alike will find plenty to love.

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A Unique Experience At Tuskast Icelandic Horse Farm

December 26th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Visit Tuskast Icelandic Horse FarmLooking for something unique to do in Abbotsford? Visit to Tuskast Icelandic Horse Farm to meet and ride a fascinating breed of horse!

Tuskast Icelandic Horse Farm is a family run hobby farm in Abbotsford, BC. They’ve been working with Icelandic horses since 2001, and the amazing animals are their passion.

The Icelandic horse – also sometimes referred to as the Viking horse – is a very unique animal.

Icelandic horses are considered the world’s purest breed.

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Ring In The New Year At The Fraser Valley First Night 2017!

December 16th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Fraser Valley First Night 2017Looking for a family-friendly alternative for your New Year’s Eve celebrations? Come ring In 2017 at the Fraser Valley First Night in Abbotsford, BC!

It can be difficult to find a New Year’s Eve celebration that doesn’t get out of hand with too much carousing. A good time out celebrating doesn’t have to mean alcohol and other adult excesses.

If you’re looking for a fun and exciting yet still family-friendly, New Year’s Eve event, then Fraser Valley First Night is for you!

The Fraser Valley First Night celebration kicks off at 5pm on December 31st, 2016 and ends with the countdown to 2017 at midnight.

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Abbotsford Christmas Concerts Ring In the 2016 Holiday Season

November 25th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Abbotsford Christmas Concerts 2016Two upcoming Abbotsford Christmas concerts are set to ring in the 2016 holiday season! Handel’s “Messiah” on December 10th and Songs, Strings & Steps “Christmas Stories” on December 20th!

There are a few key things that signal the arrival of holidays: Christmas trees, Christmas lights, and Christmas music. You can do without snow and many of the other trappings but it just isn’t Christmas without the trees, lights, and music.

To that end, there are couple of upcoming concerts in Abbotsford that fans of the holidays (or just sterling performances) will not want to miss.

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Welcome the Holidays At Sweet Dreams Christmas Open House!

November 18th, 2016 by sweetdreams

Sweet Dreams Christmas Open House

You’re invited to the annual Sweet Dreams Christmas Open House on December 11th, 2016, from 1pm to 5pm. Come by and enjoy all the delightful sights, sounds, and aromas of Christmas!

Planning on being in the Abbotsford, BC area early this December? If so, you owe it to yourself to come up to Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn for our annual Sweet Dreams Christmas Open House. Not only is it a great way to usher in the Christmas season, you’ll also get a chance to see our luxurious Abbotsford inn!

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Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn Open House!

November 26th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn Open HouseSweet Dreams Luxury Inn invites to an open House on December 7th, 2014 to enjoy the sights, sounds, and aromas of Christmas through the eyes and creativity of interior decorator Lois Swaan.

We’ll be serving hot apple cider and cookies to all who attend Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn Open House, as our way of welcoming both the arrival of the Christmas season as well as visitors to our Abbotsford Open House and Abbotsford Luxury Inn. Enjoy the views, savor your cookie and cider, and consider a Christmas stay at our inn.

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Enjoy an Abbotsford Christmas

November 11th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

There is no shortage of wonderful things to do and see during the Abbotsford Christmas season. Throughout the month of December, Abbotsford is alive with events, performances, dining, shopping, recreation, and workshops – all reflecting the joy and tradition of the season.

One great way to get into the spirit of an Abbotsford Christmas is through the live performance of traditional Christmas music.

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Abbotsford Lodging Specials

October 8th, 2014 by sweetdreams

candles and rose pedalsAdd a touch of romance to your your stay with our Abbotsford Lodging Specials. Take advantage of our Romance Package with silk rose petals and tea lights beautifully adorning your room upon arrival. This Abbotsford Lodging Special also includes a bottle of sparkling cider, chocolate covered strawberries, and breakfast delivered to your room completes this very special romantic package, for only $50. Visit our Specials Page to view all Special Offers and packages at our Abbotsford British Columbia Luxury Inn.

Visit Fort Langley, a National Historic Site

September 12th, 2014 by sweetdreams

Fort LangleyFor a real taste of history we encourage visitors to head over to the Fort Langley National Historic Site.  Fort Langley, located less than a half hour from the inn,  is a former trading post of the Hudson’s Bay Company.  It is commonly referred to as “the birthplace of British Columbia” and is designated as a National Historic Site of Canada. Fort Langley is the exact location where, a century and a half ago the Hudson’s Bay Company established a small post to trade with the First Nations of the West Coast. The trading continued and the fort grew, leading to the creation of the colony of British Columbia.

Exploring this 1800s fur trade post is very exciting, and is like stepping back in time.  It’s truly amazing to see what it was like to be there in the 1800s. Visit with costumed interpreters, watch blacksmithing & barrel-making demonstrations explore.  See where First Nations people traded salmon, furs and Cranberries for Hudson’s Bay Company goods, and see where British Columbia was proclaimed a colony. Enjoy cultural exhibits, a gift shop, and enjoy lunch (summer months only) at the Full Barrel Café. For more information visit their website.

After a day of exploring life in the 1800s, step into modern luxury with stay at Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn, ideal Fort Langley lodging.

Fraser Valley Food Show 2014 in Abbotsford, BC

August 15th, 2014 by sweetdreams

Fraser Valley Food Show 2014 is almost here!  Friday October 3rd through Sunday October 5th, people from all over BC gather to celebrate the magic of food and cooking at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford.  The show features local and international food, celebrity chef demonstrations, sausage making competitions, cheese and wine seminars, cooking competitions,  Bite of the Valley participating restaurants, and the Grapes and Hops wine, beer, and spirits tasting pavilion.  New this year visitors can find specialized allergen-free foods in the Gluten Free Living area of the show.

chefAdmission includes access to:

  • A multitude of food and cooking related exhibits
  • Bite of The Valley Restaurant Pavilion
  • Celebrity Cooking Stage
  • The Gluten-Free Living Show
  • The Butchers’ Showcase Stage
  • Great Canadian Sausage Making Competition
  • Dairy Farmers of Canada Cheese Seminars
  • Grapes & Hops Presentation Stage
  • Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting Pavilion

 

After a fun filled day learning about the joy of food and cooking, come back to the inn, located minutes from the TRADEX, making us the perfect Fraser Valley Food Show lodging choice. Here at Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn we appreciate great food, which is reflected in the gourmet breakfast that we serve each morning. Grab your partner, girlfriends, or BBQ buddies and make a weekend of enjoying fine food and living!  Learn more about the event at fraservalleyfoodshow.com.

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