We encourage students to participate in the many sporting activities that are available in our schools.  There are also countless opportunities to be physically active in the community.  Please note that some team activities have demanding practice and game schedules which may require more driving for homestay families than is reasonable.  Students should check with their International Assistant and homestay family before committing to joining a team.  Abbotsford community centres provide numerous fitness and activity programs, including "drop-in" sports for youths.


There are a variety of teams and leagues in the city.  Please check with your homestay family before signing up!

Running Clubs

From slow and steady to serious and competitive, there is a wide range of terrain and a variety of running groups in the city


Sasquatch Mountain Resort is located just less than an hour from Abbotsford.  


Abbotsford has 2 public recreation centres with swimming facilities for all ages, as well as a youth swimming club


There are a number of leagues and camps that operate throughout the year, as well as "drop in" basketball sessions where anyone can play at the recreation centres.  


There is something for everyone - more than 70kms of trails crisscross the city, and there are numerous mountainbike trails from easy to expert in the hills that surround the city. 

For those interested in BMX there are indoor and outdoor racetracks

Baseball & Softball


Abbotsford is home to challenging but affordable golf courses in beautiful settings.


There are more than 30 free public courts to play on in Abbotsford.  For students who want to take lessons or play competitively there is also an affordable  tennis program that offers coaching and league play.

Gyms and Fitness Centres

Many International Students stay fit or earn PE credits by working out at the many gyms in Abbotsford.  The Public Recreaction Centres provide great facilities and programs at reasonable prices, and there are MANY private gyms to choose from.  We have just listed a few below...


Twisters Gymnastics is one of Canada's National Training Centres, and is home to Olympic level athletes.  Programs are available for novices to International Competitors

Rock Climbing

Project Climbing Centre provides a great place to develop climbing skills indoors before heading outside to tackle the real rock faces that surround the city.

Martial Arts

There are a wide variety of martial arts clubs providing many opportunities to train throughout the city - below are just a few...


Yoga is offered at multiple yoga studios and fitness centres throughout the city


Albert Dyck park (lake) is home to a waterski club that has hosted national competitions.


Galaxy Bowl is a popular place for students to go on a rainy day...


Students enjoy this so much as part of our Outdoor Program that they also go and play on the weekends or afterschool​

Horse Riding Lessons

Abbotsford is surrounded by lakes, rivers and mountains so there are beautiful trails to go riding