November 04, 2008 | Tips from Travellers >
Langley, Kayaking & Canoeing
When you think of Langley, nestled in the rich and picturesque Fraser Valley, you think of the bounty of the harvest and perhaps the history of BC. This is of course, the Birthplace of B.C. But last weekend, a new event put Langley on the map as the community played host to the Canadian University Rowing Championships. On the banks of the Fraser River, in what is referred to as the Bedford Channel, is one of the most spectacular and natural rowing venues you will ever find. I didn't plan to be a spectator, but after a fabulous brunch at Wendell's, and an enjoyable afternoon shopping in the quaint village of Fort Langley, I found myself caught up in the excitement of the events taking place. From what I observed last weekend, my conclusion is, this unique, friendly community and the new rowing venue should expect to welcome rowing enthusiasts from all over the world. It's amazing - and it's right here in Langley.