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Langley Circle Farm Tour

Lavender field in Langley

(Picture BC photo)

Langley

Geography

Langley is located in the Fraser Valley, southeast of Vancouver. To get from downtown Vancouver to Langley, it's about a 40-minute drive of 50km/31mi on the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1).

This agricultural Fraser Valley community covers close to 320sq km/124sq mi. Langley is bounded by Abbotsford to the east, the US-Canada border to the south, and Surrey to the west. Langley's northern border is the south bank of the Fraser River (British Columbia's longest river), across which it faces Pitt Meadows to the northwest and Maple Ridge to the north.

While residential and commercial developments continue to expand across Langley, it is best-known for its vast swathes of rolling farmland. Enjoy spectacular views of the Coast Mountains to the north in many areas of Langley.

Technically, Langley is separated into two different municipalities: the City of Langley, centered on the downtown core, and the surrounding Township of Langley. Reflecting the community's commitment to green space, there are more than 40 parks in the two municipalities put together.

Climate

Situated in a coastal temperate rainforest zone, Langley enjoys a mild climate similar to Vancouver's. Favourable microclimates enable the growing of grapes at local wineries.

Summer daytime temperatures sit at about 20°C/70°F, and winter temperatures average closer to 2°C/35.6°F. There are close to 200 frost-free days each year. Langley gets about 1,800 hours of sunshine annually, and the average annual rainfall is 140cm/55in.