Communities and Neighbourhoods
Located in the centre of the lower mainland, the Township of Langley is made up of several unique, distinct communities offering everything from housing and history to business opportunities and shopping.
A mix of rural, residential, and business use, Aldergrove is located on the Township’s eastern border.
It is home to the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre, Gloucester Industrial Park, parkland, and shops. An Aldergrove Core Planning Program is being undertaken by the Township of Langley and members of the community to create a vision for the downtown’s future.
Located in the south of the Township, Brookswood/Fernridge is noted for its abundance of parkland, trees, natural spaces, and conservation areas. The community primarily features single family homes and is the location of the George Preston Recreation Centre, BMX bike track, skateboard park, and an array of shopping opportunities.
In 2011, Council approved updating the Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan as well as creation of the Griffith Neighbourhood Plan. Find out more about this process here.
Located on the banks of the Fraser River, Fort Langley features a variety of museums, stores, restaurants, art galleries, parks, trails, and the Langley Rowing and Paddling Centre. Known as the Birthplace of BC, it is home to the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Langley, now a National Historic Site.
The village is a popular spot for tourists, shoppers, and diners.
Amid the homes and shops, this area is the traditional civic core. Murrayville is home to the Langley Memorial Hospital, Langley RCMP Main Detachment, Langley School District offices, W.C. Blair Recreation Centre, and Langley Regional Airport.
With approximately 75 per cent of its land located within the Agricultural Land Reserve, much of the Township lies in rural areas. Farms, agri-businesses, and homes on acreages can be found in the rural spaces that surround the urban neighbourhoods. These areas are home to wineries, equestrian centres, golf courses, and numerous parks and green spaces.
Located in northwest Langley, Walnut Grove is a residential neighbourhood home to the Walnut Grove Community Centre, movie theatres, and shops. The opening of the Golden Ears Bridge connected this area of the Township to communities north of the Fraser River.
This northwest area of the Township is home to the Civic Facility, Willowbrook Recreation Centre, and Langley Events Centre.
This vibrant, developing area is currently a centre of growth featuring burgeoning new neighbourhoods that provide housing, parks, and shopping opportunities. For a map of the Willoughby Development Area and related projects click here.
Demographics and Amenities
Population (next census 2011)
316 square kilometres (122 square miles)
Area within the Agricultural Land Reserve
75 percent or 235 square kilometres (91 square miles)
Acres of Dedicated Park Land
1,233 total acres of park land
- 342 acres of active park land
- 529 acres of passive park land including undeveloped park land
- 324 acres of acquired
- conservation land
- 38 acres of greenways/trails
Planning and Development
Click here to view building statistics stored in our Document Library.
Employment Rate (next census 2011)
Jobs available for each resident in the Township’s labour force 0.93 (2006 Census)
* Township estimates April 2011. All other information as of December 31, 2009.
Community Development Division