Trip Ideas

Fraser Valley Wine Region

Enjoy a day of sips and nibbles in the Fraser Valley, one of British Columbia’s best-kept and most delicious secrets. Follow the winding country roads of Richmond, Langley, Fort Langley and Abbotsford, just east of Vancouver and you will discover small, family-run wineries, artisan food producers, and intriguing historic sites.


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MAP LEGEND
  1. Langley
  2. Richmond
  3. Abbotsford
  4. New Westminster
  5. Fort Langley National Historic Site
  6. Harrison Hot Springs

Fraser Valley Wineries

Learn about the products of charming, family-owned wineries, from the fruit wines of Lulu Island Winery in Richmond, to the organic vineyards and pastoral charm of Mt. Lehman Winery in Abbotsford. Taste the big, bold reds at Pacific Breeze, a quirky garagiste (garage, or small scale) winery in New Westminster, or sample cool-weather whites like the Bacchus at award-winning Domaine de Chaberton in Langley.

Vista D’oro Farms

Vista D'oro Farms. Photo Credit: Albert Normandin

Stop in at Vista D’oro Farms & Winery in Langley, where the winemaker creates such dynamic blends as the signature D’oro, a fortified red aged with walnuts and brandy. Stroll through the heritage orchards, pick up some homemade goodies at the farm’s country shop, and stay for a picnic under the walnut tree.

Fort Langley History and Winery

Fort Langley National Historic Site. Photo Credit: Vagabond Quest

Spend an unforgettable day exploring a simpler time, experiencing life as an 1850s fur trader at Fort Langley National Historic Site.

And you won’t want to miss the crisp, dry fruit and dessert wines made from local blueberries, strawberries and other fruits at The Fort Wine Company nearby.

Restaurants

Enjoy the French-influenced fare at the romantic Bacchus Bistro, perched amid the vineyards at Langley’s Domaine de Chaberton, or savour a wood-oven-baked pizza and a feature ale, stout or IPA at the Mission Springs Brewing Company in Mission.

In Delta, pick up some local preserves, tapanades and a pie at The Old Grainery Store at Wellbrook Winery and enjoy a picnic lunch in a nearby park. For dinner, try the French fare with West Coast touches at Old Surrey Restaurant, set in a 1918 heritage building in nearby Surrey.

Accommodation

Harrison Hot Springs. Photo Credit: Harrison Hot Springs

You can feel the stress melt away at Harrison Hot Springs, where the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa offers a decadent getaway for those in need of serious pampering. Langley also makes a good base to explore the area’s wineries: stay at the Coast Hotel &  Convention Centre and relax in the Glacier Bar, take in a show at the Summit Theatre or check out the nearby Cascades Casino. The Sandman Hotel Langley is handy to many entertainment options, including golf, shopping and the Fort Langley National Historic Site.

Transportation

From Vancouver, the heart of the Fraser Valley wine region is about an hour’s drive away in Langley. To find the wineries, either follow Highway 99 south then travel east along Highway 10 (56th Avenue), or take Highway 1 east then turn south on 200th Street. Just follow the signs with the clusters of grapes on them.