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26 Mar, 2014

Spring Gardening Tips

Categories: Agritourism, Shopping & Services

The sun is shining (okay it comes and goes), the birds are out, and everyone seems a lot more chipper these days. Spring is upon us, which means for many, it’s time to start prepping and planting our gardens. If you’re new to horticulture, and not sure where to begin, there are a number of great nurseries and farm markets in Langley where questions are encouraged, and classes are offered. Cedar Rim Nursery is situated on 45 acres with an additional 100 acres in production, making them the largest retail nursery in British Columbia. Besides offering classes and seminars for gardeners of all ages, their website also hosts a plethora of helpful hints when it comes to creating your ideal garden landscaping, or small space balcony greenhouse.

19 Mar, 2014

Celebrating the Vegetable

Categories: Agritourism, Wine & Food

Finally! The under-appreciated vegetable is being recognized with a dedicated day to celebrate it in British Columbia. March 20th, which fittingly coincides with the first day of Spring has been dubbed as “BC Veggie Day” and according to www.bcveggieday.com tomorrow’s inaugural celebration is timed in coordination with “the annual springtime arrival of locally grown greenhouse veggies from BC’s 42 Greenhouse Growers located throughout the Lower Mainland.”

12 Mar, 2014

Spring Break Boredom Busters in Langley

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism, Heritage & Culture, Itineraries

It’s hard to believe that spring break is just around the corner – especially with the recent snowfall that briefly turned Langley into a winter wonderland. While we are no longer frozen in the Fraser Valley and the chances of getting more fluffy white stuff is slim, there’s still plenty of fun and adventure during the two weeks the kiddies are out of school that doesn’t require a snowsuit.

26 Feb, 2014

Winter in Langley

Category: Activities & Recreation

Winter is one of those magical times in the lower mainland; it appears and retreats ever so quickly, that we only get a snip-it of what most of the country experiences for months on end. When winter does decide to show its face in Langley, residents embrace the beauty it produces and furiously capture the monochrome landscape as much as possible. In my opinion, there are few things better than snowy, winter evening walks, sledding and snowman making and warming up by the fireplace with a hot cocoa. Below are some #langleyfresh photo submissions that depict the gorgeous winter snowfall from the past few days.

19 Feb, 2014

Historic Places: McMillan Island’s Church of the Holy Redeemer

Category: Heritage & Culture

An iconic sight in Fort Langley is the Church of the Holy Redeemer situated across the Bedford Channel on McMillan Island.  Most visitors to Fort Langley have seen the picturesque white church sitting eloquently alone across the river on the land of the Kwantlen First Nations.  Many, however, haven’t seen the inside of this beautifully historic building, and it’s a shame. I was fortunate enough to have been invited on a tour last week, and have to say that the inside is even more wonderful than the striking facade. Built between 1897 and 1902 by the Kwantlen First Nations under the supervision of the Oblate Fathers from St. Mary’s Mission in Mission, the historic church continues to provide occasional services and is the location of many small marriage ceremonies. Contact the Seyem’ Qwantlen Business Group for rental information.

12 Feb, 2014

5 Reasons Why Langley is one of Canada’s Most Romantic Cities

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Itineraries, Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

Have you heard the big news? Langley has been named the eighth most romantic city in all of Canada!  Ooh-la-la!

Two weeks ago, Amazon.ca revealed the ranking, which was also shared in our local newspaper. This is exciting stuff and such a tremendous honour. If the ranking comes as a shock to you — that’s okay. When you’ve spent most of your life living in the same town, it can be easy to take all its quirks and charms for granted.

05 Feb, 2014

The Month of Love

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism, Heritage & Culture, Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

For the last couple of days, my favorite music station has been playing some of the greatest love songs, and I have to admit, many of them are taking me way back to places and people that have touched my heart in more ways than one.  Some songs find me turning up the dial, singing at the top of my lungs, while others render me speechless and I’m lost in a few moments of time.   At first I wondered if the station had a change in programming, and then it dawned on me – it’s February – the month of romance and love!  Ah, Celine and “The Power of Love” – you get me every time.

29 Jan, 2014

A Day to Celebrate Family

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism, Heritage & Culture, Itineraries

Spending time together as a family isn’t always made a priority in many of our busy lives. This coming Family Day, February 10th has been set aside as a special day to remind us of what’s important and provide an opportunity to get together with those we love and partake in a community activity. There are many great things to experience as a group in Langley.  If the skies are blue and fresh air is what you’re craving, our many parks and trails are the perfect place to get some exercise, toss a ball around or take a stroll with your furry family members.  There are also a number of family friendly indoor experiences that can be had such as the indoor playgrounds at the Captain Kids Fun Centre and Go Bananas, lazer tag at Planet Lazer or The Great Escape, or even high-flying trampoline fun at Extreme Air.

22 Jan, 2014

Birds of Langley

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism
It seems that Langley residents sure love their feathered friends! We’ve received many #langleyfresh photo submissions via Instagram and Facebook of our winged neighbors.  Campbell Valley Regional Park looks like the best place to catch a glimpse of the Chestnut-backed Chickadee. Many of you have even been lucky enough to tempt these tiny, acrobatic birds to eat out of the palm of your hands, and it’s an incredible sight to see.

14 Jan, 2014

Healthy Hot Spots

Category: Wine & Food

For many, January is a time to put away the holiday treats, freeze any leftover turkey, and begin working on New Year’s resolutions.  An analysis of conversations on Twitter at the end of 2013 by a firm called Crimson Hexagon show that 46% of the hundreds of thousands of tweets on the subject related to exercising more and being healthier in 2014.  We see the “weight loss”, “healthy eating”, and “exercising” goals top these lists every year.  One way in which to begin the year on the right track is to choose your dining-out locations appropriately.  There are many restaurants in Langley that cater to discerning food lovers who are seeking healthy options.