Welcome To Canada
There is a reason the slogan for this province is ‘Beautiful British Columbia.’ Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Coast Mountain Range, the region is defined by its rugged beauty and multi-cultural mosaic. Visiting British Columbia – which is Canada’s westernmost province – will provide countless opportunities to explore nature, relax in the tranquil countryside, or enjoy one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Vancouver, which offers breathtaking views of both the mountains and ocean. The 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships will be contested in the Township of Langley, which is in the heart of the Greater Vancouver Region.
Travelling To Canada
Langley is easily accessible through Vancouver International Airport (YVR) or the smaller Abbotsford International Airport (YXX). YVR is Canada’s second busiest airport and is served by 56 airlines, with 24.2 million passengers coming through the airport in 2017. The airport is in Richmond, just over 50 kilometres away from Langley. For those looking to land closer to Langley, YXX is located approximately 30 kilometres to the west. The airport served 677,000 passengers in 2017. For those landing in or travelling from the United States, Langley’s southern boundary is defined by the Canadian/American border with 4 U.S. Customs land crossings easily accessible. Seattle, Washington is just an approximate two-hour drive from Langley with Seattle-Tacoma International Airport an additional half hour further south. International travelers to Canada must be in possession of a valid passport and many will also require a visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for a cost of $7. Further information is also available from the Canadian Embassy or Consulate within your own country.
Air Travel Times To Vancouver From Major Cities
Southwestern British Columbia benefits from Canada’s most temperate climate. The typical average daily high in September is 22 degrees Celsius (71 degrees Fahrenheit) and nightly lows averaging 9 degrees Celsius (49 degrees Fahrenheit). While we recommend you plan for the possibility of rain, most September days remain sunny and dry.
Langley, BC, Canada
Langley attracts visitors with a blend of historic and heritage sites, farms and wineries, unique shops, outdoor activities, and state of the art sports and event facilities. The Township of Langley is home to 117,000 and is one of the fastest growing communities in the entire province.
Langley is part of the Metro Vancouver Regional District and situated along the Trans Canada Highway, which is the primary connecting route for the region. Langley is located approximately 35 kilometres from Downtown Vancouver via car and is serviced by an extensive public transportation network that connects commuters throughout the region.
Things to Do
In the heart of the Lower Mainland, situated along the banks of the mighty Fraser River, Langley is the ideal place to stay and experience endless choices of activities. Whether you want to savor the unique tastes of the region, explore its nine wineries or three craft breweries, venture back in time to discover its pioneering heritage or see the wildlife, Langley offers it all.
Arts & History
Take time to explore the birthplace of B.C. in the village of historic Fort Langley where you can visit the Fort Langley National Historic Site (23433 Mavis Ave.), Langley Centennial Museum (9135 King St.), and BC Farm Machinery & Agricultural Museum (9131 King St.). Wander the quaint streets where you will find local art on display in the many galleries. There is also more to do in the rest of Langley, including visiting the Canadian Museum of Flight (5333 216 St.) at the Langley Airport and check out the comprehensive collection of working and vintage aircraft. Or stroll through downtown Langley’s shopping district to find galleries and remembrances of Langley’s rich history, then head off to the eastern parts of Langley and visit the Greater Vancouver Zoo (5048 264 St.).
Tour the skies for a truly unique view of Langley and the surrounding area. Book a helicopter, float plane, or hot air balloon and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the magnificent scenery. Langley also offers eight golf courses of varying skill levels. Langley also holds the title as the Horse Capital of BC, so visitors can jump in the saddle for an hour or two and take a trail ride and enjoy some of the beautiful trails. And for those who would rather traverse the trails on their own, there are six regional parks.
Langley is uniquely located where the city meets the country. Langley is the furthest east community in the Metro Vancouver Regional District and borders the Fraser Valley Regional District. Being in this gateway allows for visitors to truly experience the best of both worlds with the modern amenities and experiences in Vancouver to the intimate and expansive spaces of the Fraser Valley.
Vancouver and the surrounding area are recognized as an international travel destination. Day trips include a ride in a gondola to the top of Grouse Mountain, a breathtakingly beautiful drive along the Sea to Sky Highway to the world-famous resort of Whistler. Longer trips include whale watching, scuba diving, salmon fishing, or get on board and take a ferry through the Gulf Islands and visit the capital city of Victoria.