Abbotsford is a Canadian city, in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. It is the fifth largest municipality in British Columbia, home to 115,463 people in 2001 and is situated immediately north of the Canada-US border. Most of the city has dramatic views of Mount Baker, a large glacier-clad volcano just across the border.
The village of Abbotsford was incorporated in 1892. The village was named for a Maclure family friend, Harry Abbott, who was Western Superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
It is a throbbing, thriving community nestled in the lap of nature. Abbotsford has the reputation of being the Raspberry capital of Canada. It is also well known for commodities like such as cattle, crops, vegetables, dairy and their greenhouse nurseries.