Located in Metro Vancouver, the City of Langley is its own individual municipality. Langley was originally an early European settlement known as Innes Corners. It became the City of Langley in 1955. It is bordered by the US State of Washington in the south, the Fraser River in the north, Surrey in the west and Abbotsford in the east.
Langley has a population of approximately 133,000 people, and it is about a 40 minute drive from downtown Vancouver. The geo footprint of Langley is about 320 square kilometres. Agriculture has long been the commerce of the area, and some of its key crops include mushrooms, poultry, dairy and cranberries.
Being an agricultural town, you will be in for one hell of a treat. You can choose from delicious handmade chocolates, organic baked goods, cheeses, preserves and even pick your own strawberries and blueberries. Then of course you can wash it all down with one, two or more glasses of wines from the local wineries.
The city also has a bit of everything. There is the Canadian Museum of Flight which has more than 25 vintage aircraft on display, the Tribal Spirit Gallery, featuring native artefacts, and jewellery, for those of you that love to shop, you can't beat the Willowbrook Shopping Centre.
Play a round of gIf you fancy a round of golf, you can tee off at either the Redwoods Golf Course or the Belmont Golf Course. If it's a flutter you're after, then Cascades Casino which is located downtown. If you just want to chill and take in a movie, then the Colossus Langley, with 18 screens and an IMAX theatre is the go. Just to top it all off, it even looks like the mother ship from the movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Finally if you love the wild, then you have to hit the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove. This massive 120 acre zoo has more than 800 animals for viewing.