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Facts About Abbotsford
Abbotsford is a city located in British Columbia, adjacent to the Canada–United States border, Greater Vancouver and the Fraser River.
The community of 375.55 square kilometres (145.00 sq mi) is the largest city by area in British Columbia.
The first residents of the area are the Stó:lō Nation.
European settlement began when the Royal Engineers surveyed the area in response to the gold rush along the Fraser River in 1858.
Abbotsford was Established in 1892.
Abbotsford’s colonial development began when the Royal Engineers surveyed the area in response to the gold rush along the Fraser River in 1858.
Abbotsford was Incorporated into a city in 1945.
In September 1984 Pope John Paul II held an open-air Mass for over 200,000 people at the Abbotsford International Airport.
Abbotsford has the third-highest proportion of visible minorities among Census Metropolitan Areas in Canada, after the Greater Toronto Area and Greater Vancouver.
Abbotsford is a large rural city east of Vancouver in the Fraser Valley. It’s famous for its farm country, making Abbotsford the berry capital of Canada.