Park in BC (JF Bergeron photo)
Abbotsford's rural setting means that green landscapes and parkland are a part of virtually every neighbourhood.
There are hiking and mountain bike trails, sports fields and playgrounds as well as lakes stocked with trout and bass.
Albert Dyck Memorial Park
The highlight of Albert Dyck Memorial Park is its man-made lake created from a former industrial cement-works pit. Specifically designed for wakeboarding and water skiing, the park has hosted numerous national and provincial tournaments. The lake invites swimming, fishing, sunset picnics on the sandy beach and wildlife viewing, usually blue herons, ducks and other waterfowl.
As Canada's second, and British Columbia's only designated Dark Sky Park (DSP), Mcdonald Park is officially free of light pollution for clear-sighted gazing into the night sky.