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Fort Langley During a Festival

Located between Surrey and Abbotsford, the City of Langley and Township of Langley are 2 out of 23 municipalities that make up Metro Vancouver.


This article includes information about the following topics:

Langley Events | Langley Places of Interest | About the City & Township | Local First Nations | Other Information


Click any of the above links to jump to a specific topic, or continue reading to learn about the City of Langley, Township of Langley, Fort Langley, and all their various main events and places of interest.


LANGLEY’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Langley originally made the decision to close all rec centres, public pools, libraries and public playgrounds. Events that were supposed to be held at the Langley Events Centre were cancelled or postponed.

However, the City and Township of Langley have both started their phased reopening plans. As of July 29, 2020, most public parks, playgrounds and sports courts are open. Libraries are to resume physical service in early August, and outdoor recreation programming is available. Unfortunately, recreation centres remain closed.

For more information on what’s happening in Langley see the City of Langley and Township of Langley websites.

To see other attractions that have been closed in the Metro Vancouver area click Impact of COVID-19 on Vancouver.


The City and Township of Langley

The City and Township of Langley are two separate municipalities, although many Vancouverites don’t know the difference and refer to the region between Surrey and Abbotsford simply as “Langley” (which is what we generally do for the purposes of this website).

Combined, the two communities have a population of about 145,000 and are home to numerous festivals and places of interest. The “City” is by far the smaller of the two places. The “Township,” meanwhile, is much larger, both in geographic size and population. It’s also quite rural and with lots of farmland.

(Note: To make things even more confusing, there is also the community of Fort Langley, which is actually located within the Township, as is the similarly unincorporated community of Aldergrove).

When people think of Langley they often think of flat terrain, farms, Wine Country and the historic village of Fort Langley.

Langley Arts Alive Festival
The City of Langley’s Arts Alive Festival

Langley Festivals and Events

In years when there isn’t a pandemic, a number of great events usually take place in Langley over the course of the year including the following:

Glow Christmas
Glow Christmas

Langley Places of Interest

Langley is home to a variety of tourist attractions and other places of interest including the following:

Langley Events Centre
The Langley Events Centre

Langley is also home to a number of great wineries including the following:

In addition to wineries, Langley is also home to other types of distilleries and breweries, including the following:

  • Festina Lente – Langley’s newest winery specializing in mead (i.e., honey wines) at 21113 16th Avenue.
  • Fraser Valley Cider Company – a place specializing in traditional cider made in small batches using local BC apples at 22128 16th Avenue.
  • Roots and Wings Distillery – Langley’s first craft distillery using crops grown on their own farm at 7897 240th Street.
  • Trading Post Brewing – a popular craft beer brewery at #107 – 20120 64th Avenue.
  • Dead Frog Brewery – another popular local craft beer brewery at #105, 8860 201st Street.

For a list of additional attractions and places of interest, check out our article about the community of Fort Langley.

For more information about the above wineries and other vineyards, see our article about Lower Mainland Wineries & Wine tours.

About the City and Township

What is the difference between the City and Township of Langley? Primarily just physical size, population, geographic location, local politicians and suppliers of municipal services.

The City of Langley is a small municipality located between the Surrey neighbourhood of Cloverdale and the Township of Langley. The City of Langley, although a “city,” is small in both size and population.

Located in the southeast corner of Metro Vancouver, the Township of Langley is a large municipality that runs from the Fraser River to the American border. To its west are Surrey (mostly) and the City of Langley. To its east is Abbotsford.

The City of Langley has a population of slightly more than 25,000 while the Township of Langley has close to 120,000.

The City is roughly the 4 square-mile area between 196th Street and 209th Street (to the west and east), and between 62nd Avenue and 44th Avenue (to the north and south). The Township of Langley, meanwhile, is pretty much everything else east of Surrey and west of Abbotsford.

Local First Nations

In addition to there being the City of Langley and the Township of Langley, it is important to recognize that the region is also the traditional and unceded territory of the Katzie and Kwantlen (Qw’?ntl’en) Sto:lo First Nations. Over 3.5% of the population in the area identify themselves as Indigenous (including of Métis heritage).

Other Information

For more information about Langley and the surrounding area check out the following: