Contributor: Tourism Langley | Date: January 20th, 2015

We’ve had so many people share their Langley photos with us via Instagram using the hashtag #langleyfresh over the past year, it’s been fantastic to see! There has been such a great variety of images and views that we’ve seen, it’s obvious that the diversity of experiences to be had in our community is endless. It’s almost impossible to pick our favourites, but we wanted to showcase some of the best, and so have selected one image from each month of 2014, that will perhaps inspire you to get out, explore Langley, and share your #langleyfresh view with the world!


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Contributor: Tourism Langley | Date: January 14th, 2015

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Saturday January 10th marked the opening home game for the Vancouver Stealth as they hosted the Toronto Rock at the Langley Events Centre. I attend a lot of sports and cultural events and from the onset to beyond the final whistle, my experience watching this match will have me back and bringing my friends a few more times this season. Below I break down why it’s a must for both avid and casual sports fans in the lower mainland and Langley.


Continue reading: Why attending a Vancouver Stealth game at the LEC is a must do for 2015
Contributor: Tourism Langley | Date: January 7th, 2015

Fort Langley

When you think of history and Langley what comes to mind? I bet you thought of Fort Langley and the National Historic Site. Of course the Fort Langley National Historic site is a great place to visit, however, there are a ton of other great local museums in Langley all waiting to be explored!

The Langley Heritage Society has some great information about the memorial trees and historical buildings that can be found around the community. You can also download and print out their self directed walking tours of Fort Langley and Murrayville, which will guide you on a two hour tour of various locations that have a long history in the area.


Continue reading: A Very Historical Langley
Contributor: Tourism Langley | Date: December 29th, 2014

Brookswood

Starting tomorrow you’ll have to start remembering to date things 2015 instead of 2014. With a new year, comes new resolutions, new goals, and new schedules. If you’re anything like me, you probably want to set some new year’s resolutions for yourself, but aren’t quite sure where to start. In my experience, setting big grandiose resolutions are great, but the smaller, more realistic ones tend to be much easier to keep and are often much more satisfying in the end.

Yes, you could resolve to ‘travel to exotic places’ this year. However, I suggest perhaps looking a little closer to home. This year, I resolve to never spend two weekends in a row at home. There, I’ve set it – you’re my witnesses!

Setting a resolution in itself is great, but writing a list of ways to encourage yourself to keep your resolution is a whole lot more helpful. If you, like me want to spend 2015 exploring your home town a little bit more, please help yourself to the handy list below.


Continue reading: Resolve to Make like a Tourist – In your own Town!
Contributor: Tourism Langley | Date: December 18th, 2014

night-before-christmas[1]

by Clement Clarke Moore or Henry Livingston

 


‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;

And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,

Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow

Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

“Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!

On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,

When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,

So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,

With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof

The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,

Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,

And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,

And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes — how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;

He had a broad face and a little round belly,

That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night.”


Continue reading: The Night Before Christmas