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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.

16 Oct, 2013

Halloween Event Roundup

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

This Halloween, you can celebrate the spooky holiday in a number of traditional and non-traditional ways in Langley.  Paint your face and be mistaken for the walking dead as part of Zombie Fest happening this Saturday, October 19th at the Fort Langley Studio.

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.

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.

08 May, 2013

My Perfect Weekend

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

The weather this past weekend could not have been more co-operative for writing about a Perfect Weekend.  Now of course one person’s perfect weekend may not be another’s but when I travel I love to read about personal experiences, especially from a local’s perspective.  As I have mentioned on this blog before, I was born and raised in Langley. I have watched it change and grow, and this year seemed like an appropriate time to reflect a bit on my home town.  I have a birthday coming up that may or may not start with a 4 and end with an 0.  So with that I thought I would share with you what my perfect weekend in Langley would include and maybe take a little trip or two down memory lane while we are at it.

20 Mar, 2013

The Bates Motel

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Itineraries

I’m embarrassed to say there are two movies from my youth that I know have forever changed me and influenced so many of the decisions I have made.  Both movies are from the ‘60’s suspense/horror Alfred Hitchcock culture – “The Birds” and “Psycho”.   As a result, I’ve never understood people’s desire to be a bird watcher, let alone own a bird, so note to my future husband, don’t even think about buying me a pair of love birds.  I think that is why I have such an obsession with hats – to protect myself from whatever may be flying or dodging from up above.

19 Feb, 2013

A Fort Langley Photo Walk

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Heritage & Culture, Itineraries

The Birthplace of BC is special for many reasons.  Many find Fort Langley’s historic architecture and quaint village feel appealing for a variety of activities including quiet strolls, treasure hunting, gift shopping, and romantic dining.  Film producers agree and the community is used as a backdrop in numerous TV shows and movies.

12 Feb, 2013

Unique Valentine’s Day Adventures

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

Valentine’s Day is this Thursday and people everywhere are making dinner reservations, going shopping and planning a romantic night with a special someone. However if you haven’t made plans for February 14th yet, we have some suggestions on how to celebrate this ‘second largest card-sending holiday of the year’.

30 Jan, 2013

New Year’s Resolutions

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

I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure where January went.  Were we not all just ringing in 2013, taking down the Christmas tree and excited about a fresh start by making some New Years Resolutions? I read an article a few days ago that said that 80% of New Years Resolutions are broken by January 20th- yikes that seems pretty short lived.   If you find yourself in that boat we thought we could give you some ideas of what you can do in and about Langley to get your resolutions back on track. 

09 Jan, 2013

The Origin of ‘Brunch’ & Where You Can Get it in Langley

Categories: Itineraries, Wine & Food

According to a quick search on Wikipedia, the term ‘brunch’ was probably coined in Britain in 1835 in an article by Guy Beringer. I like what he had to say, and agree with his thoughts regarding this late-morning meal.