Discover Langley

From arts to parks to BC history, Langley offers so much to explore

From the historic birthplace of British Columbia to rolling agricultural fields to unique boutiques, restaurants and wineries, you’ll have no shortage of things to see and do in Langley.

Stroll one of the region’s many scenic parks or trail systems, cycle the scenic farmlands or visit neighbourhood recreation facilities – there’s no shortage of ways to stay active in Langley whatever the weather.

For arts enthusiasts, indoor pursuits include art galleries, displaying the original works of local painters and sculptors, and theatres hosting many live productions through the year.

Sip and savour with Langley’s craft breweries and award-winning wineries, of take a circle farm tour to explore the agricultural bounty of the region. And for those who enjoy a bit of “retail therapy,” Langley remains a popular shopping destination.

History buffs of all ages will love historic Fort Langley National Historic Site, along the Fraser River, where BC was officially proclaimed a colony on Nov. 19, 1858. Make time while you’re there to visit the quaint village centre, with its shops, museums, restaurants and galleries.

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Facts

  • Nearly one-quarter of the bee colony farms in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley are in Langley.
  • Langley is home to 63 per cent of the horse and pony farms in Metro Vancouver
  • Known as Vancouver’s wine region
  • Fort Langley is the birthplace of BC
  • The 900+ sq. metre (10,000 sq.ft.) outdoor Penzer Parkour Park is the largest of its kind in Canada
  • Home to Canada’s premier equestrian show facilities at Thunderbird Show Park

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Weather

Langley has a warm and temperate climate with significant rainfall.

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Destination BC is developing a new campaign to promote hyper-local travel where residents are “tourists-in-their own hometown,” while practising the COVID-19 safety protocols as recommended by the B.C. Provincial Health Officer. Many B.C. parks are now open, and national parks were to open as of June 1.

(Check this website for current details on travel.)

Getting here

Vehicle: Langley is easily accessible via Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 E, about an hour from Vancouver. From Abbotsford, merge onto Trans Canada Hwy W toward Vancouver and take the 232 Street/Hwy 10 exit (Exit 66).

Transit: The Fraser Valley Express by BC Transit offers service between Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley.

Flying: Vancouver International Airport is about 60 minutes from Langley, with Abbotsford International Airport about a 40-minute drive.

To learn more about Langley visit WestCoastTraveller or The Langley Advance

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The village of Fort Langley. Jennifer Blyth photo

Historic Fort Langley National Historic Site, the birthplace of British Columbia. Jennifer Blyth photo

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