Abbotsford is a Canadian city located in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, adjacent to Greater Vancouver. It is the fifth largest municipality in British Columbia, home to 123,864 people (2006). Its Census Metropolitan Area, which includes the District of Mission, is the 23rd largest in Canada, with 159,020 people (2006). Abbotsford has the third highest proportion of visible minorities among Census Metropolitan Areas in Canada, after theGreater Toronto Area and Metro Vancouver.
Abbotsford is the largest municipality by area in British Columbia. It is home to the University of the Fraser Valley, TRADEX and Abbotsford International Airport, which hosts the Abbotsford International Airshow.
The municipality’s southern boundary is the Canada–United States border, across which is Sumas, Washington. In Canada, it is bordered by Langley to the west, the Fraser River and Mission to the north, and Chilliwack to the east. Much of Abbotsford has dramatic views of Mount Baker (to the southeast) and the Coast Mountains (to the north).
With a population of over 134,000 people, Abbotsford has earned the title of the 5th largest city in British Columbia. From transportation changes to increased localized job growth, to an increasing population, Abbotsford will continue to attract people from across the province. A new high tech park has recently been opened, and along with a major expansion of the commercial and industrial lands on the Mt. Lehman Corridor, this will help the economic diversification to continue into the near future. The recent release of 178.5 hectares from the Agricultural Land Reserve will add to the city’s available residential, commercial, and industrial development space, ensuring the city will witness even more growth in the next decade.
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