Contents from Tourism Langley
The Langley’s are comprised of several very distinct and vibrant communities, each offering features that are vital to the overall growth and prosperity.
Aldergrove is a community known for their 1940’s and 1950’s flair. While they are surrounded by working farms, the downtown core offers a historical insight to the past. Discover the history of the telephone, which is depicted in the Telephone Museum. Quaint second hand shops, reasonably priced gas, and one of the province’s last operating Drive-In Theatres are located here. The Aldergrove border crossing connects Langley to our American visitor’s in Bellingham and Lynden.
Also on the list of things to see and do in Aldergrove are the Greater Vancouver Zoo and Aldergrove Lake Regional Park over 280 hectares of horse and hiking trails, and a man-made lake for summer fun enjoyment.
Brookswood and South Langley
Brookswood’s town centre is nestled at 200th street between 42nd and 40th Streets. This is quiet community and mainly residential, however, several high end boutiques, eateries and retailers are situated here. The George Preston Recreation Centre is also located in Brookswood, and is known as the first home of the Langley Chiefs Junior hockey Team. Next door is the popular Skateboard Park. Also within proximity is Noel Booth Park which houses ball diamonds, soccer fields, and tennis courts.
Downtown Langley City
Several significant streets make up the vibrancy of the City of Langley, highlighted by both the Fraser Highway and Douglas Crescent. It is an ideal location to spend a relaxing day of shopping, offering free parking and pedestrian friendly streets. The Downtown Merchant’s Association has enhanced this experience with their friendly and knowledgeable Ambassadors, ready to greet both visitors and local residents. Downtown Langley offers over 600 unique shops, services and restaurants.
This charming Village continues to tell the tale of how 150 years ago, the colony of British Columbia was proclaimed. While it all began with the search for gold on the Fraser River, this all season destination is a combination of turn of the century architecture and rural landscapes. The tree-lined main streets are highlighted with unique shops, boutiques and one of a kind eateries. This is also the exact location where the Hudson’s Bay Company established their huge trade organization and the story is told in both the Fort Langley National Historic Site and the Langley Centennial Museum. The Village is also home to over 2700 residents who enjoy the pleasures of river sports, and hiking and biking the amazing network of trail systems.
Murrayville is one of the oldest communities in Langley and several landmarks of history are found here. The Princess and the Pea Bed and Breakfast operate from what is one of the oldest hotels in B.C. You will also find the community’s oldest school house and the 1930’s P.Y. General Store, today a modern café. Historical Old Yale Road, one of the first roads to be paved in the province runs through Murrayville and connects to the city’s first roundabout.
Walnut Grove and North Langley
Langley’s rapid growth is seen in the vibrant and modern community of Walnut Grove. To support the strong concentration of single and multifamily developments, this community provides access to a multitude of services including hotels and motels, eateries, convenience malls and fast food chains. It is also home to the famous Colossus and IMAX Theatre. Recreational opportunities and services are abundant in both indoor facilities and the many parks and green spaces.
Willoughby & Willowbrook
This is one of the fastest growing communities within the Metro Vancouver area. Continued growth predicts there will be over 50,000 residents living here by 2020. While there is a high concentration of townhouses, there is also an abundance of retail services found here. Many big box stores and well known eateries are located within the Willoughby and Willowbrook area. It is also home to the Langley Events Centre – the 250,000 square foot facility is one of the focal points of Langley with capacity to host up to 5,400 people for activities and events. www.langleyeventscentre.com