Centrally located in the Fraser Valley, the Township of Langley offers an unparalleled transportation network, world-class amenities and parks, and some of the region’s most affordable housing and business lease rates. Recently identified as Metro Vancouver’s fastest growing municipality, we welcome you to explore why so many people are choosing our “community of communities” as the place to live, work, and play. Come see what we have to offer, there’s something for everyone! The Township of Langley is located in the southwest corner of the province of British Columbia, Canada. We are 45 kilometres (28 miles) east of the City of Vancouver in the beautiful agriculture-rich Fraser Valley. The Trans-Canada Highway runs through it, dissecting the northern part of the municipality from the south.
The municipality was incorporated in Fort Langley in 1873, and is known as the “Birthplace of BC.” A community unlike any other, the Township of Langley is a place where the rich heritage of the past is combined with a vibrant vision for the future. Rural beauty is complemented by an energetic urban atmosphere. The municipality has a land mass of 316 square kilometres (122 square miles), and a population of approximately 117,285 (2016 ). Land of Plenty Agriculture and farming have always played an integral role in our community. With 75 percent of the Township located within the Agricultural Land Reserve, it continues with this role today. Farmers are finding more creative ways to live off their land by exploring agri-tourism marketing techniques, technology, and niche markets. An abundance of specialty crops and products are produced here, ranging from world-class wines and organic turkey, to seasonal favourites like berries and Christmas trees. Many farmers are using science to improve production and create new innovative agricultural land uses. The Township is home to half the farms in Metro Vancouver. The need to stay profitable and find new ways to work the land has seen traditional food production morph into an industry where local farm gate receipts total approximately $200 million per year.
The Township of Langley has something for everyone! Go for a swim, shop in one of the lower mainland’s largest retail centres, enjoy dinner out, see a play in a cozy theatre or take in a hockey game in a 5,200-seat arena. It can all be done here, in the Township. With six distinct communities, the Township boasts a number of exciting urban centres that provide an abundance of conveniences and amenities. Movie theatres, restaurants, playhouses, pubs, and clubs provide ample entertainment options. Children and families can participate in activities at one of our recreation and community centres, or visit our museums, libraries, and other attractions. Shoppers can enjoy our many retail destinations and unique boutiques, while fans of sports and entertainment will find plenty to do and watch at the Langley Events Centre . So Much to Do Each year, a number of festivals and events are held to encourage people to get together and have fun with family, friends, and neighbours. Our heritage, the bounty of the fall harvest, the environment, and the promotion of physical fitness are all celebrated.
No matter what the season, there are many free, family-oriented events happening in the Township. Some of our most popular events include the Langley Walk, Municipal Awareness Day, Douglas Day, May Day, Canada Day, Aldergrove Festival Days, BC Day, Langley’s International Festival, the Cranberry Festival, and Christmas in Williams Park. It is not unusual to see superheroes and vampires lurking around the Township … or to spot the community’s familiar landmarks on TV or the big screen. From popular TV series such as A&E’s Bates Motel, CBC’s Arctic Air and Hub TV’s The Haunting Hour, to feature films such as The Twilight Saga and Marley & Me – The Puppy Years, many productions have taken place right in our own community. For years, the community’s diverse locations, landscapes and settings, excellent production capabilities, and financial incentives have made the Township one of the most film friendly municipalities in BC’s lower mainland today. The Township of Langley is a thriving, business-friendly community located in the Metro Vancouver Regional District along the wide river basin of the Fraser Valley. Centrally located in a region population of 3 million people, the Township of Langley provides access to an unparalleled transportation network, world-class amenities and supplies, a skilled labour force, and some of Metro Vancouver’s most affordable housing and business rates — including one of the region’s most competitive tax rates.