A few weeks ago we wrote a blog post about 5 things to do in South Langley. Now it’s time to highlight another area in Langley with the hopes of keeping everyone busy as summer winds down. This week it’s time to highlight the central Langley area. First let’s define where I’m talking about. Central Langley isn’t really a defined area within the Langley’s but we like to think of it as the City of Langley North of Brookswood, up to Highway 1 and as far east as about 232 street. Again, no one really calls this central Langley but for the purposes of this blog we needed some borders to keep us grounded. This area is shared by both the City of Langley and the Township and each municipality offer such great things to do within the space provided that we couldn’t not highlight a few of them. So let’s get started with 5 things to do in Central Langley!
1. Shoot some hoops at Timms Community Centre
After two years of construction the Timms Community Centre is now open and boy was it worth the wait! The beautiful building features amazing state of the art amenities and will surely be a community hub for years to come. Located right smack dab in the centre of the City of Langley and attached to the City Hall, Timms Centre has something to offer for everyone. Some of their countless amenities include a Gymnasium, Games Room, Weight Room, Fitness Room with a wooden spring floor, and even a Community Kitchen that connects to a multi-purpose room for entertaining. But that’s just the start, the centre offers spin classes, drop in sports, and programs for youth, seniors, families, new immigrants and persons with disabilities. So why not stop in and enjoy this remarkable community centre with so much to offer! Here’s a link to their beautiful website.
2.Experience classic Downtown Langley on the One-Way
Take a trip back in time with classic shopping and eating experiences on the Fraser Highway One-Way street in Downtown City of Langley. I wish I could do a synopsis about every unique storefront on the street but unfortunately there are simply too many. With over a hundred stores on the One-Way there is truly something for everyone. On the food side of things, you can’t go wrong with the options here. From Sushi to Donair, Mexican Food to Pizza, Seafood to Vegan and Vegetarian, you will find the food style that best interests you on this street! Shopping here is just as good as well. With unique stores like Krazy Bob’s Music Emporium and All of Oils the inner shopper will truly come out. You will also find tons of events and festivals that go on in the area year-round such as the McBurney Plaza Summer series and the Langley Good Times Cruise-in. Head to Downtown Langley’s website for a full directory so you can see what’s in store for you on Fraser Highway’s One-Way! -PS there’s a plethora of Pokestops as well
3. Catch a Giants Game at the Langley Events Center
It’s a big year for the LEC, with the Minto Cup now underway and the upcoming Vancouver Giants Season the Langley Events Centre is sure to be a busy place. The arena is the new home to the WHL’s Vancouver Giants and will boast a full range of young prospects from around the league! WHL hockey is a great way to see top tier players without having to pay NHL prices and now it’s coming to Langley for us all to enjoy! And while you’re their, why not check out all the other amenities the LEC sports complex has to offer. There is a full community Centre, Indoor and Outdoor Basketball Courts, a full tennis facility, many grass and turf fields to choose from, and even a spray park for the kids. You will not be bored at LEC and having the Giants join this already stellar lineup makes LEC that much more wonderful. If you’d like to learn more about the Giants, here’s our Giants Welcome Blog and if you’d like to check out the 2016-17 home schedule here’s a link to the Giants website.
4. Shop till’ you drop at the Willowbrook Shopping Centre
The Willowbrook Shopping Centre is definitely a staple in Langley. Located on the City and Township border this mall offers 150 stores and services. One of it’s main draws is that Willowbrook has all the essential stores you need without being so big and overwhelming like some of the bigger malls out there. The range and variety in the shopping mall is top notch with great options from sporting goods to big box stores. The food court has all kinds of great food vendors to keep you going during those day long shopping sprees as well. Also, the mall is expanding in the future with over 140,000 square feet of open concept store space being added into the plaza along with many more cosmetic upgrades within the actual mall itself! For the full store directory head to Willowbrook’s Website.
5.Enjoy a Whitecaps FC 2 game at McLeod Athletic Park
Yes, you read that right! You can catch pro soccer in Langley and boy is it a treat to watch. The Whitcaps FC 2 have 3 games at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park this season with the first one wrapping up with a thrilling ending last Sunday. In a last 10-minute comeback Thomas Sanner netted 3 goals to push WFC2 3-1 over Arizona United keeping the team tied with Sacramento for first place in the USL. If the next two games are anything like the last, Langley is in for some fantastic soccer. The venue proved ideal and the Whitecaps organization loved the Langley crowd. Aside from the main field, McLeod offers great baseball fields, tennis courts, a track, and even a covered ball hockey/ lacrosse arena. The next two games at McLeod go September 5th and 21st against Seattle and OKC respectively. Ticket information can be found at WFC2’s Website.
Well that’s it for this week- Comment below more great things to do in the Central Langley area