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“A beautiful place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Mission
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Stroll the trails of the beautiful monastery grounds or attend mass in the ornate chapel.
Maple Ridge, Canada
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A beautiful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Abbey is not one of the old and beautiful places you would see in Europe but it is still worth a visit. Wonderful stained glass windows and a Mass )10:00 am on Sundays) that is sung. A different experience but well worthwhile going. There is also a lovely walk to a lookout point where you can see the Fraser River and Valley below.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Abbotsford, BC
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65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Most beautiful view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

It's a place that my daughter loved as she was growing up in Mission. She now lives in Central America and whenever she makes a visit home it's one of the first places she wants to see. The view is breathtaking and very peaceful.

Visited July 2012
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2 Thank 482Cat
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Mission, Canada
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98 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Peaceful rurual retreat and great view.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

It is a quiet area, walking trails lead to a great overview of the Fraser River, Matsqui, and north-east toward Chilliwack, with mountains in the background. The Abbey itself is spectacular - brilliant stained glass in abstract seasonal colors. The art work is superb. Religious services and evensong are held daily, and visitors are welcome - it is packed on Catholic holy days, so come early if you want to participate. The bell tower can be seen from miles away; carillon plays at regular hours, and can be heard in the surrounding areas and Hatzic community to the east. There is a visitors area, with a model of the grounds and buildings, and information about the history. The Benedictine order operates a dairy, grow their own foods, and are welcoming to visitors. Please stay on the paths and respect the quiet environment.

Visited February 2013
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Fraser Valley
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42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Westminster Abbey - A charming spiritual retreat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Perched high on the bluff about Mission City, Westminster Abbey boasts an architecturally unusual church, a soccer field, sports court, and winding paths surrounded by mature rhododenrons, azaleas, and other beautiful trees. The forest path ultimately leads to a breathtaking view of the East Fraser Valley.

Visited December 2012
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2 Thank morkula
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Kelowna
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Hiding”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Great location and would certainly look at going for a retreat here. Very peaceful and quiet on the top of a knoll with a great view. Large pastoral setting.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank John W
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