The Township of Langley

The Township of Langley occupies approx 122 square miles and is made up of several different communities. One of the more important communities is the birthplace of British Columbia, Fort Langley. Renowned for being an important trading post for the Hudson Bay Company, goods traded here (most notably the Beaver pelts) were shipped around the globe. Now reconstructed and an excellent day out, the fort offers a fabulous insight into the past.

The Township is bordered by The City of Surrey to the West and the City of Abbotsford to the East with a population of around 91,400 people. A popular area to settle, Langley has a full array of housing available to newcomers and many different neighbourhoods in which to settle. Should you be looking to move into the Langley area, Frank Gerryts is one of the foremost relocation experts for the area. His personalised service ensures you find the property that is perfect for YOU.

The Township of Langley has more than 50 parks ranging from small community parks to some of the largest regional parks in the Province. The parks have a wide variety of facilities from trails, skateboard parks, sports fields, amenities, playgrounds, picnic areas and even Aldergrove Lake Regional Park is a 250 hectare park with a man made lake which you can swim in during the summer months, there are picnic facilities and a campground. There are trails which are perfect for walking, cycling and horseback riding.

Another great facility is the Derby Reach Regional Park located close to Fort Langley and boasts 304 hectares, it offers fantastic trails, picnicking and camping. It was the site of the historic Hudson's Bay Company's fur trading post called Fort Langley.

The Campbell Valley Regional Park is 533 hectares, which is one and a half times the size of Stanley Park, with over 20 kms of trails, picnic areas, campsites and kayaking.

The Township of Langley has recreation programs that suit all needs. There are outdoor swimming pools located at both Fort Langley and Aldergrove.

The W.C Blair recreation centre in Murrayville has a wave pool, swimming pool, whirlpool and sauna. The centre also has a fitness centre and weight room. In Walnut Grove, the Community Centre has a giant water slide, swimming pool and fitness amenities.

The Aldergrove Kinsmen Centre offers fitness classes and a games room. The Sportsplex facility located in Langley has 4 NHL size hockey rinks, indoor soccer and a fitness centre. There is also a physiotherapy clinic, bar and grill, snack shop and sports store.

The Aldergrove Community Arena, Langley's George Preston Recreation Center and National Training Rink all offer skating lessons, hockey, figure skating, public skating and more.

The Township of Langley has 34 elementary and 8 secondary schools and is managed by School District #35. There is also the Langley Fine Arts School which is for all grades.

The Langley Education Centre offers Adult Education courses. The Twonship is home to two degree granting post secondary institutions. The Trinity Western University and the Kwantlen University College.

There are a number of great shopping opportunities in Langley, Downtown Langley offers over 600 unique shops and services in a pedestrian friendly environment. Fort Langley has over eighty shops, boutiques and services in tree lined streets.

The Willowbrook Shopping Centre in the City of Langley is a completely indoor shopping mall offering the major retailers among its stores and services. The Power Centre on Langley Bypass has over 200,000 square feet of shops, services and restaurants.

The Township of Langley is served by the Fraser Health Authority and has 24/7 emergency care at the nearby Langley Memorial hospital.

The area is served by Translink which provides public transportation by bus to and from Vancouver and the neighbouring municipalities.

The Township of Langley has a good mix of housing and the average cost is at the lower end compared to other municipalities in the GVRD.

For more information on the township, please visit the Township of Langley website.