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01 Nov, 2012

Pumpkin Leftovers

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism, Wine & Food

Well it’s November 1st and that means that many of your stomachs are full of Halloween treats, and your compost bins are full of pumpkin.  If you picked this year’s pumpkin directly from the field at Aldor Acres farm, then you probably saw this sign. Albert and Dorothy, the owners of the Aldor Acres Pumpkin Patch don’t let their squash’s go to waste after the spooky holiday, they are reused – as food for their herd of cows!

31 Oct, 2012

30 Remembrance Day Banners Added

Category: Heritage & Culture

Creating, maintaining and keeping a blog interesting takes a particular type of finesses, of which Tourism Langley clearly possesses. There’s always so much going on in Langley (be it City or Township) and now we have a professional venue for letting our community and beyond know what we’re all about, and more importantly, why they should come visit.

26 Oct, 2012

Fort Langley Cranberry Festival 2012

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

The Fort Langley Cranberry Festival has been an anticipated event held for the past 17 years in the community of Fort Langley on Thanksgiving long weekend in October.  Thousands come from near and far to celebrate the region’s proud berry history, take in the live music, family activities and of course to shop at the marketplace containing over 70 vendors offering up local products such as jewelry, specialty crafts, produce, flowers and so much more!

24 Oct, 2012

Ghost of the Bogs

Categories: Agritourism, Wine & Food

It’s one week until this year’s spookiest holiday and many will be celebrating at one of the numerous great events happening around the community.  If you’re planning a Halloween party of your own, and want to keep to the theme beyond the decorations, a little holiday ‘spirit’ may be fitting.  Langley’s own Fort Wine Co. has bottled white cranberries that is described to “leave you with pleasant chills up your back with its dry but crisp flavour”.  ‘Ghost of the Bogs’ name and label makes this the perfect libation to spook your guests with in the dark of the night.

21 Oct, 2012

Who’s Getting Fresh?

Category: Shopping & Services

The Downtown Langley Business Association’s new “Get Fresh” program which was launched in May of this year has been a hit with local merchants and businesses.  It was created from the desire to revitalize the downtown core by offering interested businesses the opportunity to apply for grants designed to improve the overall appearance of their business.  The four grant types include merchandising, exterior painting, awning and signage cleaning, and facade improvements.  Businesses are able to apply for one or all of these grants and so far the DLBA has received 44 letters of intent.  The next time you’re in downtown Langley, you may not recognize your favourite shop!

19 Oct, 2012

Haunted History

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Heritage & Culture

I’m not saying I believe or I don’t believe but either way I am scared of ghosts. And just in case, and because you never know, I randomly put out into the universe “Ghosts… you are not welcome in my house.” You are not supposed to invite them in. That being said, I was strangely SO EXCITED to go on Fort Langley National Historic Sites Grave Tales – a tour through the ‘haunted’ locations in the village of Fort Langley.

17 Oct, 2012

5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know You Could Find in Langley!

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

As a fairly recent new resident to the area, I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing many new things, and have brought an outsiders view to my work which complemented that of my coworkers; most of whom were born and raised in Langley.  I had to learn the routes throughout the community; how to get to the grocery store, where the local farmers market is, which the best exit off the freeway is to get to where I needed to go, and so on.  Because of my many exploratory travels, I had the opportunity to discover a lot about a place I really knew nothing about.

15 Oct, 2012

Artfully Displayed

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Shopping & Services

I’ve always boasted about the artistic talent in the Fraser Valley.  There are reminders everywhere – from the beautiful galleries and public art displays to the many unique celebrations such as “Art in the Vines” at Township 7 wineries or the annual “Arts Alive” Festival.  I’m a frustrated artist, and while I’ve never put a paint brush to canvas or created something so spectacular that I could start to think of a new career path, I have long appreciated the beauty of art and respected the depth of the natural talent of an artist.  Someone once told me that an artist lies in each of us – I’m not so sure when I see how little the stick men have evolved in my now adult children’s drawings – but when a friend called to ask me to accompany her this past weekend on the annual Langley Art Studio Tour, I cleared my calendar for the day.

12 Oct, 2012

A Haunting Tour into the Past – Fort Langley’s “Grave Tales”

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Heritage & Culture, Itineraries, Wine & Food

Fort Langley offers ghastly, ghostly and eerily erudite October walking tours!

One recent evening, we meet our guide, who’s outfitted in Hudson Bay trader garb. While fortifying ourselves with Fort Wine Company’s cranberry wine, fine BC merlot and delicious local cuisine at Beatniks’ Bistro, Amn Johal introduces us to some of Fort Langley’s monthly themed events. “Grave Tales 2012 itself is based on scholarly Fort Langley research, residents’ insights…and notable paranormal encounters!”

04 Oct, 2012

Local Wine & Turkey Pairings

Categories: Agritourism, Heritage & Culture, Wine & Food

Thanksgiving is now only a few days away and if you’re like me, frantically trying to hunt down the perfect sized turkey at the nearest supermarket or local turkey farm, hoping there are still a few boxes of stuffing left on the shelves (I wish I could say I had my own secret recipe), and planning on picking up some of the freshest cranberries at Saturday’s Cranberry Festival in Fort Langley, then you might have also forgotten to pick up a bottle of perfectly paired local wine.