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Explore Mennonite History in Abbotsford, BC

Meet your family in Abbotsford to explore your Mennonite heritage and see some local sights on a refreshing weekend getaway. This is the perfect local tour for family groups of 5-10. Invite your kids and grandkids. Connect with your siblings and cousins.

At A Glance

  • Choose your own dates
  • 3 Days



Day 1: Start your tour with a stop at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, browse the exhibits to learn about 500 years of Mennonite History starting with the Anabaptists in the 16th century. In the afternoon you could visit a local dairy – learn about more about dairy farming and caring for the dairy cows. Also have the opportunity to purchase some of the locally made cheese, ice cream, and other dairy products.

Day 2: Visit the Tretheway Heritage House for a step back in Abbotsford history. See artifacts from the 1920’s and hear stories from the house and local community. In the afternoon visit a winery or cidery for a relaxing west coast experience.

Day 3: Enjoy a morning in nature. Visit Cascade Falls or Bridal falls or perhaps you choose to take a hike at one of the many National or Regional parks.


*We would be happy to customize a tour to meet your family’s needs. Please browse the list of activities listed under Step 2 to get you started with ideas of what to do in the area. Depending on the timing of your visit, some activities may not be available. 


Step 1: Reserve your family’s adventure and choose one of the following Hotels.


Sandman Hotel Abbotsford Airport

3010 Mount Lehman Rd, Abbotsford, BC V4X 2L4

This informal hotel off Highway 1 is 5 km from Abbotsford International Airport and a 4-minute walk from Highstreet Shopping Centre. Warmly decorated rooms come with flat-screen TVs, microwaves, and coffeemakers, as well as free Wi-Fi. Suites and some rooms add kitchenettes. Parking is free. Amenities include a TV lounge, an indoor pool, a gym, and a hot tub. There’s also an adjacent casual restaurant. Breakfast is available. Pets are welcome.

Rowena’s Inn on the River

14282 Morris Valley Rd, Harrison Mills, BC V0M 1L0

It may be a little hike from the main attractions, but totally worth the drive. In an 1800s manor, this refined hotel with cottages is on a 160-acre estate overlooking the Harrison River. The Kirby Historic Site is 3.9 km away. Country-chic rooms with period-style decor come with shared or en suite bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. Riverfront cottages offer fireplaces, heated floors, and whirlpool tubs; some have decks. Welcome plates include complimentary fruit, cheese, and wine. Free cooked breakfast is served in a 1920s-style restaurant. Afternoon tea and dinner are also offered. There’s an outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a spa. Other amenities include a library and a lounge, as well as golf, horseback riding, and cooking classes.


Step 2: Enhance your tour by visiting other local attractions. Click below for more exciting options


Tulip Festival by Mike, Flickr

Explore Mennonite History in British Columbia – Other Attractions





Step 3: Add an Extension to your Trip.


Is there another city or region you would like to visit? Do you have questions or concerns about travelling safely during a pandemic? Contact us




Header Photo: Abbotsford, BC by Dylan Ferreira, Unsplash