Aldergrove is a small community located just east of Surrey near
the western border of Abbotsford. Aldergrove
belongs in the Township of Langley
and is situated just north of the United States border crossing
at Sumas, Washington on Hwy 13.
For directions to Aldergrove from Vancouver and other parts of the
Lower Mainland, travel on Trans-Canada Hwy 1 east towards Hope.
As soon as you come into Langley City
start watching for the exit signs that take you south to Aldergrove
and the USA customs crossing on the Aldergrove-Bellingham Rd., Hwy
13 (264 Street).
Acreage Hobby Farms
Aldergrove is a nice quiet community with a rapidly growing residential
population made up of larger lot homes some containing small acreages
allowing for hobby farms. The downtown core has all the necessities
covered in a relaxed fashion. Aldergrove has an economic base that
includes farming, small-scale industry and some manufacturing.
in the Community
Aldergrove residents have always been proud of their past heritage
and town pride is evident. The community has come together for various
causes in the celebration of being and living in Aldergrove.
Aldergrove is also home to one of British Columbia's leading politicians
from the Liberal Party Government MLA Rich Coleman. Rich, who was
born in Nelson and later
went to school in Penticton,
has made Aldergrove home since 1983 and is very active and has helped
raise awareness concerning events and the community.
Up Aldergrove Contest
The Light Up Aldergrove Contest is one event you want to make sure
you see when visiting Aldergrove. Dedicated to Walt Levy, a local
volunteer and one of the founders of Aldergrove Festival Days' Society,
merchants and residents compete in lighting and decorating their
premises during the Christmas Season.
During this time visit the famous 'Fire and Ice' display at the
Aldergrove Fire Hall No. 3. Put on by the Township of Langley Fire
Department, 'Fire and Ice' has thousands of decorations, figurines
and a 60,000 light display. The firehall has lots of ongoing family
entertainment and your kids will surely enjoy all the Christmas
Every year around the end of July, the Aldergrove Festival Days'
Society and the Aldergrove Agricultural Association team up to bring
you Aldergrove Festival Days. A full weekend of family fun Aldergrove
Festival Days starts with a parade, followed by agricultural exhibits,
tractor pull, food vendors, slo-pitch plus a midway by West Coast
Lake Regional Park
Another area to visit during the summer, especially if you have
kids, is Aldergrove Lake Regional Park. Formed along an area featuring
glacial deposits, Aldergrove Lake features great swimming and strolling
through the beautiful trails along the very mellow Pepin Brook.
The park also features a large group picnic shelter including some
room for horses and various playing fields.
to Aldergrove Lake
To get here you take 264 St. south towards the Washington State
border to 8th Ave. (Huntington Rd.). Please visit the Aldergrove
Lake Regional Park web site for complete information and travel
directions or phone: (604) 530-4983.
Campground or Accommodation
If you require RV campgrounds or accommodation when visiting Aldergrove
there is the Alderbrook RV Park located just off Hwy 13, 4.5 km
(3 miles) north of the USA border and the Best Western Country Meadows
For all your major purchases box stores are close by next door towards
the west on the Fraser Hwy in Langley City. Here you can find a
greater selection of restaurants, hardware items and grocery stores
including a large number of Starbucks,
Costco, Wal-Mart and Canadian Tire.