The City of Langley is located 43 km (27 miles) east of Vancouver
in the Fraser Valley on the south side of the Fraser River.
The City of Langley is located where the Fraser Hwy, 56th Avenue
and Glover Road all meet. The community is neighbours with the Township
of Langley which surrounds Langley in the east, south and north
plus Cloverdale and the rest of Surrey
to the west.
and Commercial Hub
The City of Langley serves as one of the main business and commercial
areas in this part of the Fraser Valley helping to serve the outlying
areas of the Township of Langley and the Cloverdale area.
Walking around Langley you will find all the major services and
help that you require travelling south of the Fraser River. From
automotive dealerships, restaurants, various coffee shops including
and Tim Hortons plus retail stores such as Costco, Canadian Tire,
and the Willowbrook Mall, which contains the department stores -
The Bay and Sears.
Langley also has a number of attractions and historical buildings
throughout the pedestrian-friendly city. One of these is the Innes
Corners Plaza, a heritage site dedicated to Adam Innes, a civic
leader who helped create the governing body for Langley and who
eventually donated the land where the first school in Langley was
One area where you can enjoy a wonderful green space to walk around
is the beautiful nature park at Brydon Lagoon. Here you can find
many opportunities for birdwatching especially various waterfowl
found among the numerous waterways close to nearby walking trails.
Flood Plain Park
For other hiking or cycling opportunities the Nicomekl Flood Plain
Park situated on the Nicomekl River has great areas to explore.
The trail and park are between 200th and 208th Streets and connect
on either side with the Township of Langley Parks. The meandering
trails take you through a number of natural wetlands offering wildlife
viewing and photographic opportunities.
If you happen to love First Nation artwork, visit the art piece
called the 'Spirit of Langley' at City Hall. Carved by Squamish
Nation's Xwa-lack-tun of the Squamish Nation, the art piece and
coat of arms has been created from a one metre three feet) by a
3.5 metre (12 feet) piece of laminated yellow cedar.
Good Times Cruise-In
This event draws an estimated 100,000 visitors to Langley to enjoy
some 2,000 antique vehicles on display some coming from across Canada
and the United States. You will be entertained all weekend with
restored vehicles of all types parading through Langley. Make sure
you bring your camera, the hot rods, specialty vehicles and other
automotive displays are very entertaining to watch.
Two other settlements you'll want to visit nearby to the City of
Langley are the two historical communities of Fort
Langley and Aldergrove. Both are
located in the Township of Langley and contain different examples
of British Columbia's proud past, especially the national historical
site of Fort Langley situated on the Fraser River.
Capital of BC'
The nearby Township of Langley has also been described and is often
referred to as the 'Horse Capital of BC' Throughout the region you'll
find beautiful sprawling ranches, large horse rings, and a wide
array of equestrian events taking place almost daily.
Equestrian Show Park
Some of the equestrian events are held at the nearby Thunderbird
Equestrian Show Park. The excellent facility for horse contests
is nearby at 24550 72nd Avenue near Trans-Canada Hwy 1.
Canada Days Celebrations
One of the biggest Canada Day celebrations in British Columbia takes
place close to the city near the Langley Municipal Airport at the
McLeod Athletic Park. The event which is in the Township of Langley
has grown into two days - June 30th and July 1st and features live
music, children's games, an aerobatics show and various food kiosks.
Museum of Flight
The Canadian Museum of Flight is also located at the Langley Airport.
Open year round, the Canadian Museum of Flight houses over 25 aircraft,
both static and flying. The aircraft range from a W.W.II Handley
Page Hampden to a T-33 Silverstar, as well as the only displayed
Handley-Page Hampden in the world.
If you enjoy gaming and card playing make sure you visit the first-class
entertainment complex at the Cascades Casino. The facility has slot
machines, roulette, blackjack plus a number of table games. The
Cascades Casino also features the Summit Theatre Show Lounge, a
full-service bar, and has an adjoining convention centre with a
and Blues Festival
The Langley Jazz and Blues Festival takes place in early June. This
vibrant festival features talented musicians who line the streets
of downtown Langley performing some great melodies. Workshops, teaching
and getting up close to some professional musicians is what you
on the City of Langley