On this weekend we were exploring Abbotsford with a three day and two-night staycation. Whenever we visit, we always walk away concluding how great the city is, and this trip was no exception.
The 2022 Honda CR-V was the perfect vehicle for our intercity and surrounding farm life excursion. From unpaved country roads to busy highways and consecutive roundabouts, the CR-V handled it all.
It had great acceleration, and easy handling for extended driving. Although be warned of over steering. The wheel is touch sensitive and highly reactive for precision maneuvers. As seen with the multiple turns we took on 3 different roundabouts, narrow curved roads, and sharp valley turns.
All the CR-V’s smart technology made going back and forth in parts unknown a breeze. We fully relied on its intuitive infotainment system to guide us through our itemized itinerary. Syncing it with Bluetooth connect to be able to alert us on scheduled appointments/reservations, navigate us to the destination with the map function, and all while playing the perfect soundtrack.
The spacious cabin gave us plenty of wiggle room for a cruise for two, with a stunning panorama skylight. It is just a shame that it was not hot or sunny enough to fully utilize it.
But the best part was the gas economy of the 2022 Honda CR-V during a time where Vancouver and the Fraser Valley saw gas prices the highest it has even been, hitting 235.9. The CR-V’s Econ mode and the option to enable stop engine when idle was of great help in decreasing our costs. We had the vehicle for two weeks and on top of our city-wide Abbotsford adventure, we also utilized the Honda for everyday commuting and errands and to fill the tank after two weeks it only cost us $60!
We would absolutely define the 2022 Honda CR-V as a great daily driver with versatile potential for all your automotive needs.
And while in our Honda we explored the entirety of downtown Abbotsford, compiling this list of 10 spots you must visit the next time you are Downtown Abbotsford. And honesty we missed many. There are so many great shops and gems, we couldn’t share them all. And instead suggest you discover Abbotsford for yourself, using this guide as a steppingstone.
Karl’s Meat Market
2621 W Railway St, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E6
A family-run local Dutch delicatessen and butcher shop where you can load up on fresh cuts of beef and cured pork. And discover new imported products from biscuits to spreads, frozen fried foods to dehydrated goods.
A Box of Bon Bons Confectionary
2553 Montrose Ave #140, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3T4
Load up on small batch artisan chocolate, and house made soft serve. A gift for them and a treat for yourself each time you visit.
33769 Gosling Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 1Z2
Load up on limited edition, one of a kind junk food that you can’t find anywhere else. Every flavour of Mountain Dew available, NBA themed Ruffles chips, Twix branded cookies, and mocha caramel latte Oreo just to name a few. You can spend hours searching through the shelves.
RE:VIVE Social House
33757 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2C3
An oasis in the city. Lounge in wicker and surround yourself with luscious greenery. Decor store turned cafe; this is an aesthetic dream. From pockets for group seating to meticulously themed charcuterie boards. This one cannot be missed.
Banter Ice Cream
33660 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2B9
Those in the know, know the best place to enjoy ice cream is in a park. Head to Jubilee Park and visit Banter Ice Cream for a scoop or two in a cone or a cup. Pick from fan favourite flavours like salted caramel and earl grey. Or seasonal options like tutti frutti and root beer float.
33758 Essendene Ave, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2H2
For all you gourmet fast food needs visit BRGR BRGR for a wide assortment of themed burgers and juicy hot dogs. Pair them with your choice of fries in a variety of root vegetables and over 13 different dipping sauces. All these options will guarantee that everyone will find something that they like.
The Habit Project
33780 Essendene Ave #120, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2H2
The Habit Project is your one stop shop for healthy and delicious organic cold press juices, smoothies and nutritious meal bowls. They even offer curated kits and options for juice cleanses.
Boardwalk Cafe & Games
33760 Essendene Ave, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2H2
With over 600 different board games you are sure to find your favourite or discover something new. It is $6 an hour to play as many games and you want, for as long as you. And they also offer the perfect game night snacks from beer and coffee to popcorn and sour candy.
2622 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3T5
One of my favourite stores in downtown Abbotsford has to be the Spruce Collective, where you can shop for the perfect gifting solution or something new for yourselves. A large assortment of goods from apparel to beauty products, jewelry and accessories to candy
and garden seeds. Plus, many fun
knick knacks and curiosities in between.
A great place to take in some free local art and pose for a selfie or two.