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MainCampus LocationsAbbotsford

One of the Best Places to Train in the Fraser Valley

The team at the Abbotsford campus has a great reputation to uphold. Students have been training here for almost 20 years and successfully move on to new careers in the community.

Situated just off busy South Fraser Way, the Abbotsford campus offers some of the best training for business, education and healthcare careers in the Fraser Valley. Moments from the commercial district of Abbotsford, this campus is close to numerous restaurants, shops and amenities.

Take a break and enjoy a brisk walk to get your brain flowing again. There are several parks and greenspaces within a short walk from the Abbotsford campus, including Mill Lake Centennial Park and Ravine Park.

Abbotsford offers the convenience of urban living set against a beautiful country backdrop and the snowy peaks of Mount Baker. A hidden treasure in the Fraser Valley, the "City in the Country" is characterized by great views, a proud heritage as well as its arts and culture community. Visit the historic town centre or the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame or have lunch at the famous deli and craft shop, Little Farm House in the City.

Popular activities in Abbotsford include "flightseeing", skydiving, horseback riding, visiting the trout hatcheries, BMXing, and golf.

Students can easily access the campus via the public transit system.

Address:
Vancouver Career College, Abbotsford Campus
2702 Ware Street
Abbotsford, BC
V2S 5E6
Programs offered at Abbotsford campus
Business
Accounting & Payroll AdministratorBusiness ManagementEvent PlannerPayroll and Income Tax PractitionerTravel and Tourism
Education
Early Childhood Education
Health Care
Health Care AssistantMedical Laboratory AssistantMedical Office AssistantPharmacy AssistantPractical NursingSocial Services Worker - FoundationsSocial Services Worker - Recovery SpecialistSocial Services Worker -Youth SpecialistVeterinary AssistantSocial Services Worker - Professional
Legal
Legal Administrative AssistantParalegal
Technology
Network Systems EngineerNetwork Systems Administrator
Things to Do in Abbotsford
With great shopping, a fine choice of restaurants and beautiful country landscapes, Abbotsford lives up to its nickname the "City in the Country."

Those looking for activities in the scenic countryside will find much to see and do in Abbotsford. The Circle Farm tour is one of the best ways to see a large selection of farms in Abbotsford that sell farm fresh produce and products.

Abbotsford has a number of heritage buildings and neighborhoods like the Historic Downtown and Clayburn Village. These districts are visited on the city's Arts, Culture and Heritage tours.

There are also several home studios and galleries in the area. The Kariton Gallery in Mill Lake Park displays pieces from several Abbotsford artists. The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford features many innovative exhibits and holds classes and workshops on a regular basis.

Abbotsford's scenic countryside and parklands provide great spaces for outside fun and recreation.  Residents head to Albert Dyck Memorial Park to water-ski, swim and fish. Amateur astronomers love McDonald Park for stargazing away from the bright lights of the city. Mill Lake, at the city's centre, is ideal for a picnic, volleyball game or an afternoon canoe trip. The park is also the location of Art in the Park in the summer. And hikers and mountain bikers love Sumas Mountain Regional Park.

Two of the most popular annual events are also very unique to the city. The Abbotsford Agri-Fair is an annual celebration of the city's agricultural heritage. The fair also includes thrilling carnival rides, a rodeo and other entertainment.

The annual Abbotsford International Airshow is the largest annual event in Abbotsford. Crowds from all over the Lower Mainland marvel at the aerobatics by the several well-known national and international performers. Past participants have included the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the USAF Thunderbirds.

Fun for all ages can be found at Abbotsford's Castle Fun Park. The family-oriented theme park along the Trans-Canada Highway attracts residents from all over the Lower Mainland for a round of mini golf, Go Kart racing and hours of entertainment in the arcade.

Those looking for an adrenaline rush will definitely find it at the Abbotsford Skydive Centre. Whether jumping in tandem or solo, the view of Abbotsford from 12,500 feet is unlike any other in the area.
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Places to Volunteer in Abbotsford
Volunteering is a great way of making an impact in your community while building work experience. Here are a few Abbotsford organizations that may need the help of volunteers:

  • Psalm 23 Transition Society
  • Communitas Supportive Care Society
  • Abbotsford Community Services
  • Mennonite Educational Institute
  • Fraser Valley Conservancy
  • Abbotsford Hospice Society
  • Upper Fraser Valley Habitat for Humanity Society
  • The John Howard Society of the Fraser Valley
  • Abbotsford Youth Commission
  • The Mission House
  • Mennonite Central Committee, British Columbia
  • Global Emergency Missions Society
Upcoming Events at Vancouver Career College
September 12, 2016
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