Current Projects

Fibre Optics

Fibre optics transmits information from one place to another, using a beam of light over a fibre-glass pipe. This method of transmission is not susceptible to outside interference that can compromise cable systems using copper. Since the fibre optic signal is not electricity, but rather light, it is impenetrable. This results in higher bandwidth, fidelity and resistance to electromagnetic interference.

Tech talk aside, fibre optics offers reliability, speed and fidelity and a dedicated network. Visit our Innovate Here page for more information on Abbotsford’s extensive fibre optic network, wireless services, international roaming and advanced mobile networks.

Download Strategic Plan for City of Abbotsford Abbotsford’s Fibre Optic Route Map


U District

Our vision for the university district sees the expanding campus integrating with the neighbourhood. The plan goes beyond pitchers of beer and pizza. It includes a mix of amenities in a green walkable area, for all to enjoy. The plan was inspired by students, faculty, residents and the City.

UFV is a key economic driver in the region. The fully accredited university was ranked tops in best small public university in BC (The Globe and Mail’s annual Canadian University Report). It is growing so fast that the existing campus is near capacity. With a whopping 27,000 students expected by 2041, the area is ideal for development.

Its prime location beside Highway 1 and a mere 2 K from downtown Abbotsford increase its appeal. The U District has an estimated 165 acres of potentially re-developable land including approximately 30 acres of residential, 30 acres of commercial or mixed use, and 112 acres of industrial, institutional or recreational use. The district includes another top asset: the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

The resulting U District will be a vibrant, green and transit-oriented community: a great place to live, work and play.

For more information on the site opportunities for business and investment, contact CAED. Call us at 604.864.5586 or complete our online form.