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Langley Circle Farm Tour

Lavender field in Langley

(Picture BC photo)

Fort Langley

Geography

Fort Langley is located in north Langley in the Fraser Valley, south of Bedford Channel.

This side channel of the Fraser River, British Columbia's longest river, separates the small historic village from Brae Island (home of Brae Island Regional Park) and McMillan Island. There is a bridge to McMillan Island.

Roughly speaking, the other borders of Fort Langley include 88th Avenue to the south, Wright Street to the west, and Hudson Bay Street to the east. To get a sense of Fort Langley's geography, walk the 4km/2.5mi Fort-to-Fort trail that links the Fort Langley National Historic Site to the fort's original location (1827-39) in Derby Reach Regional Park, northwest of the village.

To get from downtown Vancouver to Langley, it's a drive of 50km/31mi east on the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1), which takes about 40 minutes. Take the 232nd Street exit north off the highway, and Fort Langley is just 6km/4mi away.

Fort Langley falls within the geographical area of the Township of Langley, and is not technically an independent municipality.

Landscape and Climate

Apart from the hillside on which the Fort Langley National Historic Site sits, Fort Langley is relatively flat. It's close to the Fraser River, fertile Fraser Valley farmland, orchards and deciduous forests, dense with vegetation and native wildflowers.

Fort Langley has a temperate coastal climate like the surrounding Langley area. The average summer temperature is 17˚C/62.5˚F, and the average winter temperature is 2˚C/35.6˚F. Annual average precipitation is 1,418mm/56in, and Fort Langley gets some 1,800 hours of sunshine a year.