5 Things to do in Downtown Abbotsford During the Summer

August 9, 2023Things to Do

Looking for some summer vibes that don’t involve battling beach traffic? Look no further than Downtown Abbotsford! Not only is it the hub of great coffee in the Lower Mainland, there’s so much more to enjoy! So kick back, relax, and let’s dive into the top 5 things you absolutely can’t miss this sunny season.

1. Yoga in the Park

Whether you’re looking to get your daily movement in, get some time away from the chaos, or connect with nature – Yoga in the Park is the perfect activity for you. Picture yourself flowing through the session with the birds serenading you – it’s like nature’s own Spotify playlist. ???? You can find us every Wednesday at 6PM in Jubilee Park, ready to unleash our inner yogi.

This is a completely free event hosted by the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association and is open to all – no need for prior experience in yoga to join. Our instructors are amazing at ensuring all fitness levels can participate without an issue.

2. Go window shopping for unique goods

Calling all shopaholics and treasure hunters! ????️ Downtown Abbotsford boasts an array of boutiques that are basically Aladdin’s caves for the modern age. Vintage clothes? Got it. Handcrafted trinkets? Yep. Funky-fresh home decor? You betcha. Retail therapy, anyone? Your wallet might protest, but your heart will thank you.

Just to name a few of our favorites: Bureaux Modern Mercantile, Spruce Collective, and Revive Boutique Bistro.

3. Find an Instagrammable Spot to Take Pictures

Instagram dreams, meet Downtown Abbotsford reality. ???? Everywhere you look, there’s a backdrop begging to be featured on your feed. Graffiti-covered walls? Check. Quaint alleyways? Check. Whimsical murals? Double-check. Grab your phone (or your fancy camera, if you’re feeling extra profesh) and go on a click-worthy adventure.

TIP: There are some gorgeous art murals within the alleyways by Duft & Co, so those always make great spots for photo ops!

4. Enjoy Some Amazing Iced Coffee

It’s summertime, and the sippin’ is easy. ☕ Iced coffee aficionados, you’re in for a treat. Downtown Abbotsford cafes have mastered the art of turning your regular cup of joe into a frosty masterpiece. Whether you’re team cold brew, frappe, or just want a splash of milk in your espresso, we’ve got your caffeine cravings covered.

Just to name a few of our favorites: Aurora Roasters, The Polly Fox, and Oldhand Coffee.

5. Get Lots of Baked Goods

Drumroll, please – it’s the carb-lover’s paradise! ???????? If you’ve got a sweet tooth that just won’t quit, Downtown Abbotsford’s bakeries are the answer. From flaky pastries to decadent cupcakes, you’ll be on a first-name basis with these treats in no time. Pro tip: get an extra box to share with your friends, or just pretend you will. No judgment here!

Just to name a few of our favorites: Duft & Co Bakehouse, The Pastry Portal, Lepp’s Bakehouse & Delicatessen, and Tracycakes Bakery Cafe.

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