Life in the Fraser Valley

Our multiple Fraser Valley locations serve the communities of Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission and surrounding areas. Our unique locations offer distinctive benefits and features including:


Compare local housing costs of the Fraser Valley and Chilliwack & District with those of Greater Vancouver to see what makes our region attractive.


UFV is conveniently located near major highways, international airports  (Abbotsford, Bellingham, Vancouver, and Seattle), and the Canada/USA border — and is served by B.C.’s municipal public transit system.  Don’t like big city traffic or commuting? At UFV, you can live near where you work. 


Venues near UFV host world-class arts, sporting events and entertainment (e.g., Abbotsford Centre). Also, the developing U-district will offer dynamic, pedestrian-oriented neighbourhoods to explore. 


UFV is nestled in the Vancouver, Coast and Mountain region, close to mountains, rivers, lakes, beaches, fields, and forests that are available for you to explore. Walking, running, swimming, skiing, hiking, biking and more — you can do it all here. Supernatural Fraser Valley! Learn more about life in the Fraser Valley.


Our vast, agriculturally rich location affords access to a wide variety of fresh, local produce, dairy products, and other foods available through small markets or directly from farmers. Homegrown convenience is right here.

Health Services

Fraser Health is one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities with a variety of services from acute care hospitals to community-based residential, home health, mental health, and public health services.

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