Contributor: Tourism Langley | Date: August 27th, 2014

Bridge over the Bedford Channel

Every Thursday in August the Seyem’ Qwantlen Business Group has hosted a free walking tour, teaching as much history about the Kwantlen people as an hour will allow. The walking tour begins at 7:00pm at Lelem Arts and Cultural Café. The route is approximately 1km over the Bedford Channel and onto McMillan Island.

Last Thursday I made sure to head over to Lelem to catch one of the tours. Now first I must gush about this cafe a little bit. I know Erin already mentioned this café in one of her Langley Project posts but I have to mention it again. I arrived early to have a bite to eat before the walk. First of all the location of Lelem is just beautiful, it is right on the river and the café itself has large doors that open, allowing for a very open, airy feel. They have a lovely patio area set up as well, which is perfect for these late summer days. I ordered a butternut squash soup and a coffee (both were delicious) and had a seat inside to enjoy.


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Contributor: Tourism Langley | Date: August 20th, 2014
Photo Credit: Jess Loughborough on Flickr.

Photo Credit: Jess Loughborough on Flickr.

It’s still summer time in Wine Country! With 7 fantastic wineries now calling Langley home there is no end to the wine-choices for sipping on the patio this summer. We asked you for your favorites, added a few of our own, chatted with some of the experts and here you have it, our list of favorite wines for you to sip on the patio before summer is over!


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Contributor: Tourism Langley | Date: August 13th, 2014

The rains may finally be providing our lawns and gardens with some much needed watering today, but don’t fret – the glorious heat of summer will be back before you know it and knowing where to go to cool off is essential. Luckily Langley is home to 5 pools and 8 spray parks that are at the ready to keep you and your family cool in the summer sunshine!

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Al Alderson Memorial Pool

There are 2 indoor pools located in Langley. Walnut Grove Community Centre includes a 50 metre pool, leisure pool, 300 foot water slide, 1 and 3 metre diving boards and a 5 metre dive tower. A sauna, steam rooms and two whirlpools make it a great place for the whole family to relax. WC Blair Recreation Centre boasts a free-form wave pool, 6 25 metre lanes, sauna, whirl pool and a children’s spray lagoon.


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Contributor: Tourism Langley | Date: August 6th, 2014

We are very fortunate that Langley is home to numerous unique and local businesses. You can take a walk through downtown Langley, Fort Langley and pretty much every other community and find great local entrepreneurs. One of Langley’s most recent additions is All of Oils. All of Oils is a new store located on Douglas Crescent in Langley City. They are a specialty store that stocks high quality premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars. I decided to stop in on my way home one day to see what they were all about. The store front is absolutely beautiful. Inside, they have an entire wall of different vinegars and another wall of olive oils. They carry an extremely broad array of flavours, all available to be sampled prior to purchase. My first thought when they asked if I wanted to sample olive oil and vinegar by the spoonful was “yuck”. However, this is nothing like drinking the olive oil I buy from the grocery store so that my food doesn’t stick in the pan. These are very smooth, high-quality vinegars and oils that have truly unique and absolutely delicious flavours. After the first taste my reservations were gone.

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Contributor: Tourism Langley | Date: July 29th, 2014

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This long weekend the annual Brigade Days festival will be taking place at Fort Langley National Historic Site, August 1st-4th. Period re-enactors from all over British Columbia and Washington will convene for four days of 1800s living, live music and the exciting Arrival of the Fur Brigades on the Fraser River.

historic weapons (3)Throughout the long weekend, dozens of men, women and children dressed in 19th century clothing will be “roughing it” in their canvas tents, cooking over the fire, and sharing their old-fashioned skills with visitors. Visit with the re-enactors and watch demonstrations of sewing, trapping, cooking and historic weapons.  A highlight on Saturday August 2nd will be some good old-fashioned demonstrations such as a day-long pig roast to view, trapping techniques and historic weapons.


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