Langley (British Columbia)

Langley is the name for the Township of Langley and the City of Langley, nestled together in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada. The distinction is purely political with the two jurisdictions merging seamlessly together and few locals even understand the exact political boundaries. We cover both Langleys in this article.

Understand

The Township of Langley runs from the bank of the Fraser River to the US border in the south. To the west is Surrey, to the east is Abbotsford. It also includes the historical village and National Historic site of Fort Langley on the south bank of the Fraser River. To the north of the river are Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. Langley is considered the "Birthplace of British Columbia" because Fort Langley (founded 1827 about 3 km from the present fort) was the first capital and first significant non-native settlement in the Mainland BC Colony.

Get in

Get around

Many parts of Langley consist of property on acreage: you will require a car to get around anywhere but central Langley city, which can be walked or biked.

Public Transit

The public transportation in Langley, British Columbia is provided by Translink, with bus services connecting direct to Surrey, BC, White Rock, Burnaby, and Pitt Meadows. Transfers may be made through King George SkyTrain Station in Surrey for easy transportation to Vancouver. Fares are as shown below. The Township of Langley and the City of Langley are both within one transit zone. To be applicable for Concession, you must present a valid GoCard (provided to students of Secondary Schools in Langley), be a senior, or be a child.

Zones Adult Concession
1 $2.75 $1.75
2 $4.00 $2.75
3 $5.50 $3.75
Weekdays after 1830, holidays, weekends, all zones $2.75 $1.75

Useful buses in Langley (Please note that these are not all the buses in Langley, but they should provide useful service.

Bus Number Route Frequency (min)
502 Aldergrove/Brookswood - Langley Centre - King George SkyTrain. Useful for accessing the SkyTrain service on the Millennium Line for transportation to Vancouver and YVR. 15-60
531 Willowbrook - Brookswood - White Rock. Provides frequent service to South Langley direct to White Rock Only frequent bus for access to Brookswood and South Langley. Great access to beaches in Surrey. 30
C63/C60 Langley Centre - Langley Hospital - Brookswood/Fernridge - Langley Centre. A nice circle route through Langley and the most Southerly bus in Langley, within walking distance of 16th Avenue. 60
C62 Langley Centre - Fort Langley - Walnut Grove. Travel the route to the historic Fort Langley via Walnut Grove. 60

It is suggested that you do not rely on TransLink for transportation. Taxi service is available from the Langley Bus Loop. Most taxis in Langley are licensed to provide transportation to Vancouver International Airport in Richmond.

Access to Vancouver International airport is possible by taking the SkyTrain to Waterfront Station and transferring to the Canada line, please note that there is a $5.00 airport access fee if you take train from (not to) YVR.

See

Do

Wineries

Events

Buy

Langley offers a wide variety of stores offering equestrian supplies. Being "the horse capital of BC", there exist many places to buy whips, saddles, feed, and other horse (and general livestock) provisions.

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Go next

Routes through Langley

Vancouver Surrey  W  E  Abbotsford Kamloops
END  N  S  → becomes Lynden Bellingham


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