Flock of Bird

The City of Abbotsford completed an extensive neighbourhood plan for the area surrounding the UFV campus in 2018, and this information is consolidated into the document UDistrict Neighbourhood Plan.

A summary of the plan follows:

The UDistrict is located within the City of Abbotsford and is unique due to its location south of the Trans-Canada Highway. The neighbourhood is approximately 126 hectares (310 acres) in size, and is bounded by Jackson Street to the west, Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) to the south, the Trans-Canada Highway to the north, and a steep escarpment just west of Riverside Road.

The neighbourhood is connected to the northern and more populated side of the city by McCallum Road, an important arterial road in the city’s street network. The UDistrict is home to Abbotsford’s only major arena, the Abbotsford Centre (seats approximately 8,500). The other major anchor in the neighbourhood is the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). The Abbotsford campus is UFV’s largest, with approximately 5,200 full-time students in attendance. (Image credit: UDistrict Neighbourhood Plan, City of Abbotsford)