is a village with a population of 2,700 and forms part of the Township of Langley, BC, Canada. It is the exact location where, a century and a half ago, a huge fur trade organization called the Hudson's Bay Company established a small post to trade with the First Nations of the West Coast. The enterprise grew, evolved, and influenced history, leading to the creation of the colony of British Columbia.
Dotted around this historic town is numerous accommodations, condo rentals and vacation rentals.
Many of the village’s old buildings have been restored.
The restorations, combined with its rural setting, access to the river and mountain vistas, and the old fort itself, make it a thriving tourist centre. Fort Langley has two museums in addition to the Fort. Outdoor recreation includes canoeing, fishing, hiking and horseback riding.
Running and cycling routes and a network of trail systems are maintained by the municipality. Visitors staying in accommodations and vacation rentals in and around Fort Langley can tour the art galleries, studios, farms and local wineries.
Fort Langley has about eighty businesses and its commercial core has a mix of services, restaurants and retail stores. The "small town feel" and historic character add to Fort Langley’s appeal.
The surround towns offer wonder accommodation, condo rental and vacation rental options. The town has served as a filming location for commercials, TV shows and movies, with its striking yellow community hall usually featured prominently. The small Fort Langley Airport serves the community.
Much of present day activity in Fort Langley is carried on in proximity to or in original buildings from the turn of the century. Places of worship and cemeteries remind us of the community's source of strength and of the hardships the original settlers faced. For us it may seem at times like a movie for them it was day to day reality.
Derby Regional Park is a delightful recreational area.
West of Fort Langley along the south shore of the Fraser River it stretches for some 10km. Paths at some points may be impeded if the river level is high. Picnics, hiking, relaxing by watching river traffic, nature study, all are options. This park also includes the site of the original Fort Langley (1827) and some very interesting heritage structures.
Book you accommodation, lodging or vacation rental and see what British Columbia was like way back then.