Fort Langley is located just east of Surrey
and west of neighbouring Abbotsford
in the Lower Mainland's Fraser Valley, about 50 km (30 miles) east
Fort Langley, along with the communities of Aldergrove,
Brookswood/Fernridge, Murrayville, Walnut Grove, Willowbrook, Willoughby
and parts of the industrial zone of Gloucester on the Trans-Canada
Hwy 1, are included in the Township
To get to Fort Langley take the Trans-Canada Hwy 1 east from Vancouver
or west coming from Chilliwack, look for the 232 St. exit, then
turn north off Trans-Canada Hwy 1. You travel until Glover Road
and then turn right towards the Fraser River. When you're on Hwy
1 watch for the exit signs for the Fort Langley National Historic
Place of British Columbia'
Often recognized and described as the 'Birth Place of British Columbia,'
Fort Langley once served in the past as one of the most significant
fortification and commercial centre in British Columbia helping
the development and settlement of Europeans into the heartland of
Once used as a trading post for Hudson's Bay Company, Fort Langley
is now a national historic park open to the public. Today you can
visit the national historic park which has been maintained in its
original fashion of the 19th century giving you a view into BC's
Langley Railway Station
After you have visited historic Fort Langley, take your time and
stroll over to the restored 1910's era CNR Railway Station. Here
you can visit and view a very wonderful little museum that features
a few artifacts dealing with BC's railway past including a well-preserved
1920's era caboose located outside.
Langley Artists Group - FLAG
FLAG or Fort Langley Artists Group also shows and displays local
art at the restored CNR Station in the old baggage room. This has
helped create a centre for local painters and artisans to display
their inspirations and artwork to the public.
The local artists seem to attract a large following and this has
led to an influx of musicians. Occasionally the Fort Langley Community
Hall allows live jazz and blues music to be performed. Nearby City
of Langley has an annual Jazz and Blues Festival every June.
Langley Community Hall
The Fort Langley Community Hall is another local landmark you'll
see when you arrive in Fort Langley. The old heritage building completed
in 1931 has been maintained wonderfully throughout the years and
features a horsehair sprung dance floor and a beautiful theatre
Fort Langley has a number of curio shops if you're interested in
purchasing antiques, keepsakes or collectables. Most shops seem
to specialize in what they sell and feature items such as old tools
and machinery, pictures and photos, furniture, equestrian art and
For people who like to walk about there is a great trail along the
Fraser River called the 'Fort-to-Fort.' The trail starts at the
national historic site near the Trans-Canada Trail then follows
the Fraser River's Bedford Channel. Along the trail you can enjoy
northern views of Brae and McMillan Islands, Kanaka Regional Park
plus the Golden Ears Provincial Park near Maple
Reach Regional Park
Derby Reach Regional Park is located on the south side of the Fraser
River downstream from Fort Langley at an excellent fishing bar called
Edgewater Bar. Derby Reach Regional Park has 38 riverfront camping
sites, a picnic shelter, numerous hiking and horseback riding trails,
hiking and, if you're a bird watcher, a colony of blue herons has
set up home in the large cottonwood trees present in the park.
Fort Wine Co.
For people who enjoy British Columbia's cottage wine industry there
is a vineyard in Fort Langley called The Fort Wine Co. When you
are visiting other Fraser Valley wineries you can make it part of
your wine tour.
There are so many other things and events to see when you visit
Fort Langley streets. The annual Cranberry Festival in October features
a celebration involving the cranberry, a locally grown fruit, with
races, food, various displays and contests involving the kids.
Course near Fort Langley
Two favourites that are close by to Fort Langley are Belmont Golf
Course located on Glover Road, Fort Langley Golf Course just off
96th Avenue on McKinnon Crescent and Redwoods Golf Course on 88th
Avenue. All are hidden gems that allow you to get some premium golf
time without the wait.
The residences of Township of Langley and nearby Langley
have an affection for horseback riding. Various horse trails have
been set up allowing you to enjoy the lovely countryside astride
a horse. There is also the equestrian center, the Thunderbird Equestrian
Show Park, close by at 24550 72nd Avenue near the Trans-Canada Hwy
First Nations Park
When travelling around Fort Langley take Glover Road over to McMillan
Island, once the route to the old Albion Ferry. Home of the Kwantlen
First Nations' Park, McMillan Island overlooks Bedford Channel and
borders Brae Island. There is a small park only a short walk away
called Kwantlen First Nations' Park that has a beautiful southerly
view back towards Fort Langley.
If you require a RV campground when visiting Fort Langley there
is the Fort Langley Camping RV Resort & Campground and Brae
Island Regional Park. Both are within a conveniently short walking
distance from over the bridge on McMillan Island. Then there is
Derby Reach Regional Park located on the south side of the Fraser
River downstream from Fort Langley.
There is the Salmon River Guest House and the Cranberry Country
B&B both located in Fort Langley. Salmon River Guest House and
Cranberry Country are both close to the Salmon River and a few minutes
walk to the village.
and Maple Ridge
For all your major purchases, the big box stores are close by towards
the west on the Fraser Hwy in the Municipality of Langley or across
the new bridge to Pitt Meadows. In
both areas you can find a greater selection of restaurants, hardware
items and grocery stores including a large number of Starbucks
coffee shops, Costco, Wal-Mart and Canadian Tire.
Creek Regional Park
Also situated across from Fort Langley in Maple Ridge is Kanaka
Creek Regional Park which features beautiful trails and some waterfalls.
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