Abbotsford Day Trip: Top Things To Eat, Drink, & Do!


We recently went on a day trip to Abbotsford, BC and discovered this small town is rich with things to do. If you love wine, coffee, food, farms, trails, and local handcraft stores this will appeal to you! In our day trip we focused on the food culture in Abbotsford. We want to share our trip with those looking visit.


  • 7 AM | Depart Vancouver

  • 8 AM | Breakfast at Little Brother

  • 10:30 AM | Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Taves Family Farm

  • 12:00 AM | Explore Historic Downtown

  • 12:30 PM | Lunch at Dion's Table in Historic Downtown

  • 1:30 PM | Coffee at Oldhand Coffee

  • 3:30 PM | Mead tasting at Campbell's Gold & Honey


We start our day with breakfast at Little Brother which is a new establishment in Abbotsford offering simple food locally sourced that also happen to be absolutely delicious. It is opened by chef Spencer Croteau, and owners of Oldhand Coffee, Kristina and Johannes van Bommel van Vloten Sept 2018. I highly recommend you getting bread made in house & coffee roasted by Monogram, a Calgary coffee roaster started by barista champion, Ben Put! Everything from the butter to the yogurt is made from scratch!

10:30 AM | Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Taves Family Farm

Taves Family Farm is great for the farm experience for those who love apples. They have all sorts of varieties to pick from. During October they also have pumpkin picking! You can have fun in the sunflow patch, pedal karts, corn maze, bunny town, hay rides, pumpkin patch, tractor trail, bee hive viewing, cider press demonstrations, petting barn and playground!

Be sure to stop by the store for freshly pressed apple cider!

12:00 AM | Explore Historic Downtown

Spruce Collective | Vintage furnishing and quality goods. This is a great place to shop for gifts!

Montrose & George General Store | General store concept for a wholesome lifestyle

Yes Chef! | Dream store for anyone looking for kitchen tools and gadgets. Coffee home brewers are going to love this store!

Polly Fox | Bakery & bistro, specialising in 100% gluten & allergen free baked goods.

Willow Video Games | Video Game Store that has a lot of retro and modern video games options to buy and rent.

12:30 PM | Lunch at Dion's Table in Historic Downtown

Dion’s offers food that is healthy for people on the go! This was perfect after still being so full from our heavy breakfast. They offer a variety of salads, sandwiches and soup.

1:30 PM | Coffee at Oldhand Coffee

Oldhand Coffee is run by a husband and wife duo. It’s a cafe for locals to enjoy speciality coffee roasted in BC by Bows x Arrows. This is a great spot to unwind and catch up with friends over delicious coffee.

3:30 PM | Mead tasting at Campbell's Gold & Honey

Our last stop for the day is to visit Campbell’s Gold & Honey Meadery. They specialise in a variety of honey wines, including ancient mead, melomels (honey/fruit wines), pyment (honey/grape wine) and more. Our tasting starts with a tour of the farm to visit the beehives, and learn about how they raise, and protect the bees and harvesting the honey. On the farm they have a variety of flowers and fruits to produce different types of honey!

Inside the shop is where the mead tasting happens which is open to the public, and retail store selling honey and beeswax products. It is a sweeter wine with obvious aromas of honey. I like how it isn’t too sweet like ice wine and something I could enjoy any time. During our mead tasting we got a chance to try 5 different ones.