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31 Jul, 2013

Celebrate British Columbia this Weekend!

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Heritage & Culture

It is only the end of July and I can already say that it has been one of those summers!  I’m not talking about the amazing stretch of blue skies, bountiful berry season or lazy weekends spent soaking up the sun.  This is the year that friends and family chose to visit B.C. and in particular – me.   In my world, we call this VFR tourism or simply, visiting friends and relatives.  In recent weeks, I have become a master at my craft, showcasing all the amazing things to see and do in my own backyard.  I’ll never forget my cousin’s question this past spring when I suggested she break tradition of spending her whole summer at the cottage north of Toronto and actually leave Ontario.  I thought it would be a great way to celebrate her 60th birthday by experiencing B.C. for the first time in her life.  “Is there anything to do there?” she asked.  The heartfelt thank-you’s, the overweight suitcase charge at the airport, and the numerous calls since she left last week telling me how much this trip touched her is every indication that we found a lot of wonderful things to see and experience. 

24 Jul, 2013

Take a Ride Into History

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Heritage & Culture

The Ride into History is a weekend long celebration of motorcycling and the history of BC at the Fort Langley National Historic Site in Fort Langley on July 26-28. The goal of the event is to raise money and awareness for The Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope, which recognizes that all people have histories and are working towards bettering their futures. “The Ride into History promises to be a lot of fun, but it highlights an important issue that affects us all,” said Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese. “We encourage everyone to come out to this unique event this summer, to support the Gateway of Hope and help those in need in our community.”

16 Jul, 2013

My Perfect Ride

Category: Activities & Recreation

An excerpt from the diary of a 2012 Prospera Valley GranFondo cyclist:

All year I had been training for this 160km GranFondo and today I was confident I was ready.  Spare tire tubes – check, bike pump – check, water bottle and gel-packs – check.  Anticipation was building as I joined the more than 1,200 cyclists at the starting gate.  At the sound of the horn – we were off!

10 Jul, 2013

2013 Special Olympics BC Summer Games

Category: Activities & Recreation

There has been a heightened level of excitement in the air for several days now – beginning tomorrow, Langley will welcome around 1,500 athletes from all over the province to the community to compete in 12 different sporting events as part of the Special Olympics BC Summer Games.  The opening ceremonies take place Thursday, July 11th from 7pm-8:30pm at the Langley Events Centre.  We encourage everyone to come out and cheer on these inspiring athletes Thursday night, but also all weekend long at the various venue locations.

03 Jul, 2013

Favourite Langley Driving Routes

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Itineraries

With an area of 317.15 km2 the Langley’s cover a large area of Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.  Langley’s grid system of Streets and Avenues run from the Fraser River to the North, 0 Avenue to the South, East to Abbotsford and West to Surrey.  Both the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) and the Fraser Highway (Hwy 1A) run East-West through the community, as does a portion of Highway 10.  There is a saying here that ‘all roads lead to Langley’, and after looking at a map of the area it is easy to see that there are easy access points into Langley from each of the surrounding communities as well as the United States via our own border crossing at Aldergrove-Lynden.

25 Jun, 2013

Celebrate Canada Day 2013 in Langley!

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Heritage & Culture

We have updated the events for 2016! Check out the blog post here

This year we celebrate the 146th Anniversary of the enactment of the British North America Act in 1867.  On Canada’s birthday there are a number of activities that families can take part in throughout the Langley’s.  From sipping local wines, listening to live music and dining at Neck of the Woods Winery, enjoying a BBQ picnic at Domaine De Chaberton Estate Winery, taking in the festivities including a DJ, free ice cream and Vancouver Canadians tickets at Willowbrook Shopping Centre, to historic celebrations in Fort Langley at the National Historic Site, Centennial Museum and BC Farm Museum.  If you’re looking to take in the traditional Canada Day celebrations then head to McLeod Athletic Park for rides, entertainment, car show, dog show, ethnic food, pony rides, and of course… fireworks!

12 Jun, 2013

Endless Farm Fresh Choices

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

June is here, the sun in shining (okay well it was), markets are open, and our local berries are ripe for the picking! This means that Langley’s Circle Farm Tour is in full swing! All stops on the 2013 tour are now open for business which means that you can finally head out to the berry farms and pick that juicy ripe fruit directly from the fields. Strawberries have arrived, and it’s only time before the rest of our favourite local berries can be picked up, farm fresh.

05 Jun, 2013

A Girls Getaway

Categories: Accommodations, Shopping & Services, Uncategorised

There’s nothing quite like girls’ night out.

These days, women have a lot on their plates. That’s why it’s so important to take some time for ourselves to spend with the ladies in our lives – girls’ night.  I recently had the opportunity to head over to  the Cascades Casino Resort for some quality bonding time with my closest girlfriends.  Many don’t know it but they offer many wonderful packages for visitors to take advantage of, including their Girls’ Night Out package.

29 May, 2013

The Start of the Season

Category: Uncategorised

I began to search for a summer job in late April and I had very precise criteria I hoped this search would fill. I wanted a job that was dynamic, a job where I would meet new and interesting individuals, a job where I could help people, and a job that I would enjoy. So when I stumbled across the Destination Services Coordinator position at Tourism Langley I thought it would be a perfect match for me, and I have not been disappointed. In my short time here I have already met people from Switzerland, Quebec and the United States, as well as several interesting and adventurous locals looking for something to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

15 May, 2013

Open for the Season: Farmer’s Markets

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

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”…that is the song that has been going around in my head lately.  Yes, I realize it is not Christmas or back to school but it IS one week until the opening day of the Langley Community Farmers Market and that is a little like Christmas to me!  If you have not had a chance to visit a Farmer’s Market in previous years, you are absolutely missing out!  Every Wednesday from 2:00 – 6:00pm in the Courtyard of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you will find more than 30 vendors that “Make it, Bake it or Grow it”.  Or spend your Saturday’s strolling through the garden of the Bedford House Restaurant in Fort Langley while browsing the tents of the Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market, which takes place from 10am – 3pm and includes another great array of market vendors.  The newest market to the area is Milner Village Market located at the Milner Village Garden Centre also on Saturday’s starting June 1st from 10am – 3pm.