Abbotsford is a sprawling city in Fraser Valley in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. It is located on the Canada-United States border. Founded in the late 19th century and incorporated in 1945, Abbotsford is known as the “Raspberry Capital of Canada.” Its motto is “Unus Cum Viribus Duorum,” which in Latin means “One with the strength of two”. Located near Vancouver, Abbotsford is home to over 130,000 Canadians. The metropolitan area around Abbotsford is one of the most ethnically diverse in the country, behind only Toronto and Vancouver's metropolitan areas, according to government census data.
The city is known for its charitable populace, as the group Statistics Canada listed it as Canada's “most generous city” for nine years in a row! It is also the site of the world-famous Abbotsford International Airshow, held annually at Abbotsford International Airport. If you are visiting Abbotsford for the Airshow, it's wise to find a cheap car rental using VroomVroomVroom to compare rates. And remember that with VroomVroomVroom, you never have to deal with hidden fees.
Driving Tips in Abbotsford
Flying to Abbotsford International is one way to reach this city – it's a small reliever airport for Vancouver International Airport, featuring regular scheduled flights by WestJet. The on-site rental car companies at Abbotsford International Airport are Avis Rent A Car, Budget Car & Truck Rentals, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car & Truck Rental. Or if you choose to fly into Vancouver International, you can access plenty of car rental companies on-site in order to drive over to Abbotsford. The car rental options at Vancouver International include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
Visitors to Abbotsford in December might want to take their cheap car rental out for a spin, and enjoy the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair, hosted by the Abbotsford Arts Council. Another attraction – and this one's year-round – is the Reach Gallery Museum, featuring everything from local artists to exhibits from around the world! Also a nice destination in your rental car might be Gallery 7 Theatre & Performing Arts, if you'd like to take in a show with your family!
According to the Conference Board of Canada, Abbotsford's economy is driven by agriculture, retail, manufacturing and transportation. It is also home to three federal prisons, as well as aerospace firms Conair Group Inc. and Cascade Aerospace, and all of these are important employers for Abbotsford.
Sports fans will enjoy having a rental car to get around easily in Abbotsford! The Abbotsford Heat hockey team competes in the AHL – with home games at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre – as a minor league affiliate of the Calgary Flames. And believe it or not, British Columbia's “BC Angels” also hold Lingerie Football League games at the same centre!