From charming accommodations to adventurous outings, the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada is the ideal place for romance to blossom.
Here's a guide on romantic places to stay; restaurants for a perfect date night; where to go for spirits and libations; charmings places for shopping and relaxation; and activities to get your hearts racing.
- 1. Romantic Places to Stay in the Fraser Valley
- 2. Romantic Restaurants in the Fraser Valley
- 3. Say You'll be Wine: Wineries in the Fraser Valley
- 4. Breweries, Cideries & Distilleries in the Fraser Valley
- 5. Shopping with your Sweetheart in the Fraser Valley
- 6. Relaxing Activities in the Fraser Valley
- 7. Activities to Get Your Heart Racing in the Fraser Valley
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1. Romantic Places to Stay in the Fraser Valley
Brookside Inn Boutique Hotel (Abbotsford, BC)
Looking for a peaceful and quaint getaway in the Fraser Valley? The Brookside Inn (see reviews) is a lovely bed and breakfast that is recognized as a Top Small Hotel in Canada and 3rd Most Romantic Hotel by TripAdvisor.
Each of the six suites at Brookside is inspired by classic romantic Hollywood films: Midnight in Paris, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Secret Garden, A Good Year, Roman Holiday, and Thomas Crown Affair.
Check out my full review on stay at the Under the Tuscan suite here.
Their Romance Package includes a bottle of sparkling wine and glasses; a red rose; a farm-to-plate deluxe charcuterie platter with locally-sourced farm-fresh foods; LED candles; robes and slippers; two chocolates; and silk rose petals PLUS a delicious gourmet breakfast.
2379 Chardonnay Ln, Abbotsford, BC
Rowena’s Inn on the River (Harrison Mills, BC)
Secluded on a 160-acre estate, Rowena’s Inn on the River features a grand, English-style boutique resort facing the Harrison River as well as rustic, luxury cottages.
Exclusively offered a handful of times a year, Rowena's offers the Step Back in Time fireside dining experience where guests can enjoy farm-to-plate courses amidst the 1920s ambiance in the Upper Drawing Room at Rowena’s Inn on the River.
Rowena's Inn on the River
14282 Morris Valley Rd., Harrison Mills, BC
2. Romantic Restaurants in the Fraser Valley
From breakfast, brunch to coffee dates and fine dining, here are my recommendations on where to enjoy a romantic meal in the Fraser Valley.
Breakfast at Saba Cafe (Langley, BC)
Fuel up for your day of exploring the Fraser Valley at the charming Saba Cafe. They’re a lovely, family-run bistro with a menu bursting with flavours inspired by the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
As soon as you walk through the door, you'll be met with the pleasant smells of fresh baked goods. The display case featured a tantalizing range of pastries like galettes, quiches, scones and more.
You will feel nourished after enjoying breakfast delights like Classic Farm House Breakfasts, Breakfast Board, and Veggie Breakfast Skillet and House-made Challah French Toast.
Read about my breakfast at Saba Cafe here.
23343 Mavis Ave unit 102, Langley City, BC
Brunch at Tanglebank Gardens & Brambles Bistro (Abbotsford, BC)
One great place to enjoy brunch experiences is at a hidden gem in rural Abbotsford. Tanglebank Gardens & Brambles Bistro is a family-owned and operated European inspired garden centre, gift centre and bistro that has been around for over 20 years.
Brambles Bistro has both indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating is covered and overlooks the gardens. It’s a tranquil setting for outdoor dining, particularly in the summer months.
The brunch menu features a variety of soups, salads, and sandwiches like The Orchard Salad, The Gardener’s Sandwich, Pea & Prosciutto Flatbread and more. A few hearty, comforting items round out the menu like Moroccan Tagine, Huevos Rancheros etc.
Check out my experience at Tanglebank Gardens & Brambles Bistro here.
Tanglebank Gardens & Brambles Bistro
29985 Downes Rd, Abbotsford, BC
Coffee date at Old Hand Coffee (Abbotsford, BC)
Old Hand Coffee in Historic Downtown Abbotsford is a charming place for a coffee date.
You'll love the vintage vibe of the cafe featuring white pallet walls, navy tones and vintage vibe of the cafe.
Old Hand Coffee serves some delicious espresso-based drinks. In the summer, they have nitro coffee on tap, espresso or chai milkshakes, cold cappuccinos, iced teas, ice coffee, affogatos and more.
Read about my experience at Old Hand Coffee here.
Old Hand Coffee
2617 Pauline St, Abbotsford, BC
Gluten-Free goodies at The Polly Fox (Abbotsford, BC)
The Polly Fox is a dedicated gluten-free bakery in Abbotsford. Enjoy goodies such as vegan donut, vegan chocolate chip cookie, vegan cheesecake and more.
Read about my experience at The Polly Fox here.
The Polly Fox
33780 Essendene Ave unit 130, Abbotsford, BC
Goats milk gelato at Milner Valley Cheese (Langley, BC)
Head to Milner Valley Cheese for the only gelato made with goats milk in the Fraser Valley. You can enjoy these flavours including chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut, coconut and more at the farm's picturesque setting.
Milner Valley Cheese specializes in farmstead cheeses handcrafted using their own pasteurized fresh goat milk from their own herd.
Check out my experience at Milner Valley Cheese here.
Be sure to check their website for hours of operation as they are closed in January and February.
Milner Valley Cheese
21479 Smith Crescent, Langley, BC
Baked goods at Duft & Co (Abbotsford, BC)
For a sweet cafe date, visit Duft & Co in Historic Downtown Abbotsford. They are a locally-owned bakery and cafe serving fresh, made-from-scratch pastries, bread, coffee and lunch fare containing no preservatives or additives.
Check out my review on Duft & Co here.
Duft & Co
2636 Montrose Ave #103, Abbotsford, BC
Afternoon Tea at Tracycakes Bakery (Abbotsford & Langley, BC)
With locations in Langley and Abbotsford, Tracycakes is known for their signature cupcakes, homemade lunch items, and high tea service.
Read about my experience at Tracycakes Abbotsford location here.
The vintage-inspired interior decor makes the cafe a cozy and comfortable place to enjoy food and drinks.
Tracycakes Bakery Cafe
2636 Montrose Ave #101, Abbotsford, BC
21594 48 Ave, Langley City, BC
Sleek & Sexy Dining at S & L Kitchen (Abbotsford & Langley, BC)
S + L brings a casual, upscale dining experience to the Fraser Valley with locations in Abbotsford, and Langley.
The interior of S + L Abbotsford is super sleek and sexy. The dim lighting and circular booths makes for an intimate atmosphere.
Check out my review of S + L Abbotsford here.
During the summer, the patio at S + L Abbotsford is an inviting area to enjoy a meal with booths, high top tables and dining tables. On a clear day, you can even see Mount Baker in the distance.
S & L Abbotsford
2070 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC
Farm to Table Cuisine at Restaurant 62 (Abbotsford, BC)
Founded in 2004, Restaurant 62 has been the longest standing fine dining farm-to-table restaurant in the history of the Fraser Valley.
Chefs Jeff Massey and Chef Matthew Nichols who co-own Restaurant 62 focus on using fresh, local ingredients in their masterfully created dishes.
Read my review on Restaurant 62 here.
With a wine list to match that showcases all of the world’s best winemaking regions along with an extensive representation of British Columbia’s highlight wineries.
110 - 33559 Marshall Rd, Abbotsford, BC
Modern Fine Dining at Fortitude Restaurant (Langley, BC)
Fortitude Restaurant by Chef Romy Prasad (formerly of CinCin in Vancouver and Il Caminetto in Whistler) offers a modern fine dining experience in the heart of Fort Langley.
Enjoy dishes such as the Fortitude Burger (where the in-house ground beef patty is cooked medium), seafood risotto, Buddha Bowl and more.
Read about my experience at Fortitude Restaurant here.
9220 Glover Rd #190, Langley Twp, BC
3. Say You'll be Wine: Wineries in the Fraser Valley
Seaside Winery (Abbotsford, BC)
Seaside Winery in Abbotsford is surrounded by rolling pasture, flowers, trees, and quiet country roads – an idyllic setting which is perfect for a romantic outing.
Charming and elegant, the Tasting Room is located inside the winery’s copper spired chapel.
Read about my visit to Seaside Winery here.
5290 Olund Road, Abbotsford, BC
Singletree Winery (Abbotsford, BC)
Singletree Winery is an award-winning winery specializing in growing white grape varieties on site and sourcing red grapes from the Okanagan.
Be sure to sample their award-winning 2016 Rosé which tastes of fresh grapefruit and melons with an array of tropical fruits and a touch of spice.
Read about my visit to Singletree Winery here.
5782 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC
Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm and Meadery (Abbotsford, BC)
Will, you bee-mine? Honey wine is considered to be world's romantic wine. Campbell’s Gold in Abbotsford is an 8-acre farm operation with a country store and fully licensed honey winery.
Did you know? During medieval times, enough honey wine was gifted to newly-married couples to last for one full moon, to encourage fertility. This ritual created the word "honeymoon."
Campbell’s Gold lineup of honey wines includes the traditional Mead, Melomels (honey wine with fruit or berries), Pyment (honey wine & grapes), Metheglin (spiced Mead), and Cysor (honey wine & apple juice).
Check out my experience at Campbell's Gold Honey Farm here.
Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm and Meadery
2595 Lefeuvre Rd, Abbotsford, BC
Maan Farms (Abbotsford, BC)
Maan Farms is a family-owned and operated farm in Abbotsford which boasts a pedal gokart race track, zip-line, playgrounds, a petting zoo and more.
Their Country Kitchen offers home-cooked local food and fresh baking daily.
Maan Farm's award-winning berry and red wines can be found in over 80 local liquor stores throughout the Lower Mainland.
Check out my experience at Maan Farms here.
790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford, BC
Mt. Lehman Winery (Abbotsford, BC)
Head for a wine tasting at Mt. Lehman Winery, a boutique winery in Abbotsford with varietals that include Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.
Founded by Vern Siemens, Mt. Lehman Winery prides themselves on adopting sustainable growing methods with minimal intervention.
Check out my experience at Mt. Lehman Winery Cheese here.
Mt. Lehman Winery
5094 Mount Lehman Rd, Abbotsford, BC
Backyard Vineyards (Langley, BC)
Since 2009, Backyard Vineyards has been producing award-winning varietals, blended, and bubbly wines from 100% BC grapes grown o-site and complemented with fruit from the Fraser Valley and South Okanagan.
Read more about my visit to Backyard Vineyards here.
3033 232 St, Langley City, BC
4. Breweries, Cideries & Distilleries in the Fraser Valley
Field House Brewing (Abbotsford, BC)
Bring your favourite person, cozy up by the fire, and build lasting memories at Field House Brewing.
Field House Brewing has been crafting good beer and good times since 2015. This brewery is all about those cabin vibes, unique brews, such as the Cherry Vanilla Milk Stout, Viognier Farmhouse, and farm-to-plate eats.
Field House Brewing
2281 W Railway St, Abbotsford, BC
Fraser Valley Cider Company (Langley, BC)
Take your date to Fraser Valley Cider Company where you can both enjoy a chilled glass of cider in their mountain-view picnic area and pick up some bottles from their on-site store.
Visitors can offer a free tour of the cider if time permits. Please ask on of the staff members when you're there.
Check out my experience at Fraser Valley Cider Company here.
Fraser Valley Cider Company
22128 – 16th Avenue, Langley, BC
Roots and Wings (Langley, BC)
Langley is also home to the first craft distillery in the Fraser Valley: Roots and Wings.
This charming family-owned and operated distillery offers a collection of farm-to-table spirits includes vodka, whiskey, and gin that can be enjoyed on their own or in your favourite craft cocktails and mixed drinks.
Read about my experience at Roots & Wings here.
Roots & Wings
7897 240 St, Langley City, BC
5. Shopping with your Sweetheart in the Fraser Valley
Fort Langley Village (Langley, BC)
The Village of Fort Langley exudes such old-world charm and there you’ll find unique shops and boutiques where you can indulge in some serious shopping.
There are no franchises here, just independent locally owned stores offering organic and vegan goods, beautiful home decor, cute clothing boutiques and more.
Historic Downtown Abbotsford (Abbotsford, BC)
Historic Downtown Abbotsford is a shopper’s paradise ranging from charming boutiques and vintage stores to housewares and sporting goods.
There you’ll find specialty storeowners who are passionate about the hand-picked or hand-crafted items they sell.
Find out more where to shop in Historic Downtown Abbotsford in my review here.
6. Relaxing Activities in the Fraser Valley
Well Seasoned (Langley, BC)
Well Seasoned in Langley hosts a number of in-store cooking classes with renowned chefs. The classes range from French recipes for a Valentine's dinner date, to making stuffed pasta from scratch and more.
The classes are great for a lovely night out or for learning new ideas and recipes to recreate at home. Check their class calendar for upcoming classes.
20353 64 Ave #117, Langley City, BC
Amble Coffee (Chilliwack, BC)
Indulge in a hand-crafted beverage from Amble Coffee before taking a stroll alongside Vedder River in Chilliwack.
7. Activities to Get Your Heart Racing in the Fraser Valley
Race down the mountain at Sasquatch Mountain Resort (Agassiz, BC)
Sasquatch Mountain Resort is a small but charming alpine playground located between Mission and Agassiz.
Aside from skiing and snowboarding, you can enjoy other activities such as tubing and snowshoeing. Full-day passes for adults are $69.
Sasquatch Mountain Resort
20955 Hemlock Valley Rd, Agassiz, BC
Skate at the new Starlight Skating Rink (Harrison Hot Springs, BC)
Glide with your sweetheart across the newly opened free outdoor Starlight Skating Rink in Harrison Hot Springs.
The Starlight Skating Rink is open 10 am to 9 pm every day for the season until February 29, 2020.
Skate rentals are $8 for adults and $5 for children. Helmet rentals are $2.
Starlight Skating Rink
495 Esplanade Ave. at the Boat Launch parking lot
Get wet n wild at the water park (Harrison Hot Springs, BC)
During the summer, head to Harrison Hot Springs for some fun in the water.
Water sports include renting sea-doos, bumper boats and playing at the inflatable Water Park.
Check out my review on Harrison Water Sports here.
The Marina for the rentals and admission to the Water Park is located across the Harrison Hot Springs Resort.
Harrison Hot Springs
Go on an adventurous eco-tour (Harrison Hot Springs, BC)
There are plenty of adventurous experiences in Harrison Hot Springs and Harrison Eco Tours can offer you and your sweetheart a guided experience from boating, kayaking to hiking.
Some of their tours include exploring Harrison Lake or viewing bald eagles on a scenic boat tour.
Harrison Eco Tours
Enjoy a scenic hike around Bridal Veil Falls (Chilliwack, BC)
Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is a great little day trip option for those who want to do some light hiking or picnicking.
Located 1.5 hr drive from Vancouver, the main attraction of the park is Bridal Veil Falls, which tumbles 60 metres over a smooth rock face, creating a “veil-like” effect.
Read my about my experience at Bridal Veil Falls here.
The park is located on the south side of the Fraser River, 16 km east of Chilliwack. Take Exit 135 off Highway 1 and follow the signs. The nearest communities, towns and cities are Bridal Falls and Chilliwack.
Bridal Veil Falls