and Fort Langley combine the best of amenities of city living
with the peaceful sustenance of a more rural lifestyle, earning
it the name "The Country Side of Vancouver". Bustling civic
development and a beautiful pastoral landscape make the community
of Langley a fine place to live and to visit. Stretching from
the south bank of the Fraser River to the U.S. border, Langley
actually refers to two municipalities: The City of Langley
and the Township of Langley.
Circle Farm Tour. Photo courtesy Tourism Langley
where the city meets the country, offers an eclectic blend
of urban pursuits, cultural activities and rural rambles.
With its great number of horses per capita it has become known
as the "Horse Capital of BC". The Greater Vancouver Zoo can
offer an up close and personal view of many exotic animals
as well as local wildlife. The surrounding countryside lends
itself to hiking, biking, riding, camping and other activities.
Wineries. Photo courtesy Tourism Langley
local wineries, over 300 acres of beautiful parklands, abundant
farms and nurseries, and a thriving arts community, every
season offers exciting activities here. Three regional parks
in the vicinity serve walkers, hikers, equestrians, fishermen
and history buffs.
City of Langley encompasses 10 square kilometers (4 square
miles), at the centre of a growing retail trade market of
500,000 people. With a local population of 25,000 in the City
and 104,000 in the Township, the people of Langley enjoy a
relaxed lifestyle and a strong community spirit.
courtesy Tourism Langley
visitor should not leave the area without a visit to Fort
Langley, British Columbia's birthplace. The community offers
not only cozy cafes, quaint shops, galleries and stores but
also a historic component that is fascinating. Visit the Fort
Langley National Historic Site where you can step back in
time at the original site of the Hudson Bay Company trading
courtesy Fort Langley National Historic Site
Langley National Historic Site Explore
BCís oldest building, the storehouse, at this reconstructed
Hudsonís Bay Company fur trading post, just 40 km east of
Vancouver. Costumed guides share unforgettable stories of
fur trade life, the Fraser River gold rush & the founding
of British Columbia. Discover how First Nations women enriched
Fort Langley culture, diversifying the companyís trade with
salmon & cranberries. Try your luck at gold panning, watch
barrel-making & blacksmithing demonstrations. Enjoy cultural
exhibits, a gift shop, Full Barrel Cafť (summer) & much more.
There are a variety of hotel/motel accommodations available
in Langley with a number of campsites close to the city. Many
regional and provincial campsites are in the area.
of Township of Langley: 104,177 Population of City of Langley: 25,081
11 m. (36 ft.).
Industries: manufacturing, transportation, services,
moderate, coastal-marine, characterized by a long frost-free
growing season, mild wet winters, warm summers and relatively
high levels of precipitation (average 1,400mm/55inches). Averaging
a daily high of 24C (76F) in the summer and 5C (41F) in the
winter), it is never really too hot or too cold.
Langley is located 30 miles (50 km) southeast of Vancouver,
BC, on Highway 1A. Langley is surrounded by the communities
of Fort Langley, Surrey, White Rock and Abbotsford.
Facilities & Activities: golf courses, campsites, cycling
trails, fishing, skating rink, aquatic centre, pool hall,
bowling alley, water park, hiking, horseback riding, library,
soccer fields, tennis courts, wave pool.
Vancouver Zoo. Photo courtesy Tourism Langley
Attractions: Community of Fort Langley, Fort Langley National
Historic Site, Canadian Museum of Flight and Transportation,
Langley Centennial Museum, Greater Vancouver Zoo, Wark-Dumas
House, Michaud House, Sendall Gardens, Nicomekl River nature
air balloon rides, Llamas and Alpaca farms, Horseback Riding
paths, Langley Bike and Rollerblade Trails, Circle Farm Tour,
gallery, craft shops & Wine Tours.
- Langley Walk, Victoria Day & May Day celebrations June
- Community Day Parade & Celebrations July
- Canada Day Celebrations August
- Arts Alive Festival, Bard in the Valley, International Festival September - BBQ on the Bypass, Langley Good Times Cruise
In, Country Celebration October
- Cranberry Festival, Grave Tales December
- Heritage Holiday at the Fort, Magic of Christmas Parade
Langley Visitor Centre
7888 200th St. Langley, BC
Telephone: (604) 888-1477
Coast & Mountains Tourism Region
1651 Commercial Drive #270,
Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y3
Tel: (604) 739-9011
Toll Free: 1-800-667-3306
Fax: (604) 739-0153