Just a short distance from the U.S. border, north of Abbotsford, is this quiet, serene sanctuary on top of a hillside. It was a challenge for me to find using the MQ directions that I had printed out in advance (roaming charges can accumulate quite rapidly in Canada, so it was "airplane mode" for me while out of country), as... 更多
I visited the Abbey as part of a small tour group, so we arrived by private bus after taking the West Coast Express (commuter train) from Vancouver. The Abbey itself is an impressive building from the outside, but even more so inside. The altar is in the centre of the interior, and you will note that although the windows on... 更多
As a lower mainland local, I was looking forward to seeing something more unique and interesting, especially while going through the Mission to scout for new places to visit. We lack a lack in terms of architectural wonders here, so naturally it was on my list. While it is geared most toward the faithful, it is an interesting place that... 更多
About five minute drive from downtown Mission..The road s good driving there and parking is not a problem..You can take a nice walk to a nice vievpoint which takes aproaimately a half hour return.. When you get to vievpoint you can see the whole valley..It is amazing..
It's remarkable how quiet the grounds of the abbey are. We especially noticed this when we walked out to the viewpoint (spectacular) overlooking the Fraser River. There was a lot of traffic noise coming from below, but when we walked back to the abbey, it was very quiet and peaceful. The inside of the church is very interesting and worth... 更多
This is a serene place to visit, even if you're not religious. The church itself looks ordinary from the outside, but inside is amazing. Lots of stained glass windows soaring up through the ceiling in every color you can think of. I've attended a church service one time and it was a room filled with love. Please dress appropriately. There... 更多
Wish I could stay longer at the Abbey. Fall on your knees and feel the blessing streaming down on you. Beautiful altar and the crucifix above it. Lovely stained glass designs. Make sure you dress appropriately when visiting - no shorts. Explore the gardens. There's short trail at the back where you get a superb view of the Fraser River... 更多