Contributor: Tourism Langley | Date: November 19th, 2014
Photo Credit: Fraser Valley Pulse on Flickr

Photo Credit: Fraser Valley Pulse on Flickr

While I’m a big advocate of visiting all of the fantastic local wineries in Langley (all 7 of them), I understand that sometimes there just isn’t the time to go directly to the vineyard. Sometimes you just need to buy a great bottle of wine for a special dinner, unexpected guests, or just because it’s mid-week and you could use a glass of wine. If you can’t get to the vineyard, then I’m happy to report that I’ve found the next best thing!

I don’t know anything about wine. To be entirely honest, I’ve only recently begun to develop a liking for it. However, one of the things I do really like is buying local. I like supporting the local economy, I like knowing that the products I’m using come from nearby. Nearby can be relative – if it was made in BC I’m happy, if it was made in Langley I’m even happier. I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Wine Emporium in Murrayville. As I mentioned, I don’t know anything about wine and left to my own devices in a store packed with wines I wouldn’t even know where to begin. However, since I was in the neighborhood I decided to stop in. Wow. If you haven’t been, it is definitely worth visiting. If you like wine, you’re in for a real treat.


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Contributor: Christina Mynen | Date: November 12th, 2014

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been excited for Christmas 2014 since December 26, 2013. My husband doesn’t get it. He doesn’t share the same exuberance or excessive enthusiasm that I do for the season. I have always loved Christmas. I love the rituals. I love the festive feeling in the air. I love seeing family. I love the chance of snow. I love the baked goods, and the food, the wine and the music. I love the movies. My list of “must watch” Christmas movies has grown substantially as the years have gone by. It’s almost a challenge to get through them all, but I’m always up for it. But what do I love the most about Christmas you ask? This Community. I love Langley at Christmas time.


Continue reading: Embracing the Holiday Spirit
Contributor: Tourism Langley | Date: November 3rd, 2014

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It’s dark, it’s cold, and it’s damp. It’s definitely Fall in Langley. It’s the perfect time of year to have the fireplace going, to watch a movie, and to cuddle up close to that special someone and watch the rain from the warmth of home. I’m already all warm and cozy just thinking about wrapping up in a blanket in a comfortable chair with a good book. It is a great time of year until the inevitable question pops up: what’s for dinner? I love to cook but sometimes there are nights where I would rather do ANYTHING but have to cook a meal. Luckily I’ve got some ideas for easy meal options to fill you up and keep you wrapped in that blanket for as long as possible.


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

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It began with a drive to Fort Langley. I don’t know about you, but I know that it is going to be a good day when it begins with a drive to Fort Langley. When I reach the intersection at 88th Avenue and Glover Road I always feel like I’ve entered into some other world, a historic realm, where everything seems to go at a more leisurely and peaceful pace. Sure, you might have to circle once, or twice, to find a parking spot, but when the view is this quaint I don’t mind the extra drive.


Continue reading: Tea for Two (or more!)
Contributor: Tourism Langley | Date: October 22nd, 2014
Photo Credit: BC Buzz on Facebook

Photo Credit: BC Buzz on Facebook

I don’t know why I find the honour stand system so enthralling. Perhaps it’s merely a reflection of the way our world currently is that I find myself stunned, and asking in wonder: “you mean there isn’t anyone there?” If you haven’t noticed these stands before now I guarantee that you will start seeing them everywhere. From eggs to flowers, Langley is full of these self-service stands. These stands are a fairly common phenomenon here in Langley, but the BC Buzz Honey Corporation has brought the next level of honour-system sales to Langley. After being so well-received at local farmer’s markets, BC Buzz set up the most adorable self-serve stand you ever did see. It’s cartoony, it’s unexpected, and it’s quite simply genius!


Continue reading: The Honour System Amplified – BC Buzz Honey Hut