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“West Coast Christmas Show. A nice event.”

Tradex - Tradex & Exhibition Centre
Ranked #6 of 65 things to do in Abbotsford
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Owner description: The Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Center or Tradex is the second largest facility of its kind in British Columbia and an industry leader to a growing market. Tradex hosts over 90 events every year and services nearly 2.4 million consumers in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland of British Columbia. This state-of-the-art venue offers 120,000 square feet of column-free exhibition space in two halls connected by the Tradex Food Services area.
Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“West Coast Christmas Show. A nice event.”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

I came to this christmas show for the first time. I had come in previous years for the food show, but was a little disappointed (in comparison to the Vancouver's one)

This time I wasn't. Many stalls, mostly arts/decoration type of stuff. Pricey, but very original.

No food/restaurant stalls, but there were numerous stalls about spices, tea, biscuits and cookies. To our grand surprise, we ended up getting high quality "roasted garlic vinegar" and some really neat individually wrapped organic tea.

This particular one is worth the day trip in my opinion. You might just be surprised, even if you don't plan on buying anything.

I would recommend coming in the middle of the day, because some of the popular stalls sold out quickly by 3:00 pm.

Visited November 2013
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TourismAbbotsford, Online Developer at Tradex - Tradex & Exhibition Centre, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Glad you had a good time at the West Coast Christmas Show at Tradex this year, it's good to hear the show is getting better. Thanks for the great review :-)
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Abbotsford, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Food exhibition.”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Visited the food expo again and found once again lots of high prices for demo foods (that in my opinion should be free or very low priced. )
You pay a fairly stiff cost to get in here to see and sample new products. I object strongly to paying again to get a mouthful or two for new things that people are supposedly promoting.
I won't be going next year.

Visited September 2013
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Paris
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A cafetaria/bar ?”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Would be a nice addition to the comfort of working visitors. Just to sit a little more comfortably and relax...

Visited August 2013
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British Columbia, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
288 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Bright lights and lots of space for all exhibits.”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Over the years in Abbotsford I have visited this very large complex near the air port and found well planned exhibits, car shows, motor cycle shows, antiques of all sorts and auctions. Abbotsford has the best location for a tradex and exhibition centre due to easy adequate parking space, prices and beside a air port. The tradex is shown by big signs beside the hwy no. 1 East and has a new exit ramp number 83 Mt. Lehman Rd. The location is well marked on Mt. Lehman Rd. South and straight in to the Tradex building and air port. Parking price is reasonable for these shows and staying at the air port. Many people come from a very large city Vancouver to attend here and I find the location much better especially for security and parking. I have even been in motor cycle shows my self and found the exhibit space to be very large and adequate. The area is safe for every age of person attending with lots of security around. High ceilings, painted cement surface and very clean with wash rooms and eating places that one does not have to go out side for any thing. I remember when the big shows used to be at Vancouver City and one could not find a parking place and was more expensive and buildings were very crowded with exhibits and people attending with long line ups, not now at Abbotsford. Keep up the great work so it stays a pleasant and rewarding centre. Hotsand-7.

Visited July 2013
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Abbotsford, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great event venue”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We've attended many events here from trade shows to fancy awards nights and they've all been quite good. Plenty of room for any size event as they can section of smaller areas if needed. Lots of parking. The catering company used is also quite good... I believe it's Lori's Catering.

Visited March 2013
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