Langley – Land of Plenty
The Township of Langley is located in the southwest corner of the province of British Columbia, Canada. We are 45 kilometres (28 miles) east of the City of Vancouver in the beautiful agriculture-rich Fraser Valley. The Trans-Canada Highway runs through it dissecting the northern part of the municipality from the south.
The northern municipal boundary is the Fraser River; the southern boundary is the United States border. Our western neighbours are the City of Surrey and the City of Langley; our eastern neighbour is the City of Abbotsford. The western boundary is 196 Street (except where bordered by the City of Langley); the eastern boundary is 276 Street.
The municipality was incorporated in Fort Langley in 1873 and is known as the ‘Birthplace of BC’. A community unlike any other, the Township of Langley is a place where the rich heritage of the past is combined with a vibrant vision for the future. Rural beauty is complemented by an energetic urban atmosphere. The municipality has a land mass of 316 square kilometres (122 square miles) and a population of approximately 104,000.
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate in the Township of Langley. Each year a number of festivals and events are held to encourage people to get together and have fun with family, friends, and neighbours.
Our heritage, the bounty of the fall harvest, the environment, and the promotion of physical fitness are all celebrated. No matter what the season, there are many free, family-oriented events happening in the Township.
Some of our most popular events include the Langley Walk, Municipal Awareness Day, Douglas Day, May Day, Canada Day, Aldergrove Festival Days, BC Day, Langley’s International Festival, the Cranberry Festival, and Christmas in Williams Park.