The electoral district of Langley (British Columbia) has a population of 117,858 with 82,432 registered voters and 223 polling divisions.
Langley Community Profile
Where We Are
Langley is located in the eastern portion of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, just 44 km from Vancouver, 167 km from Whistler, and meets the US border.
The Township of Langley is made up of various communities, including Aldergrove, Brookswood, Fernridge, Fort Langley, Murrayville, Walnut Grove, Willowbrook and Willoughby. The Township occupies 316 square kilometres (122 square miles), surrounding Langley City. The City of Langley is a separate municipal entity that occupies 10 square kilometres.
Within just 10 square kilometres (4 square miles), the City of Langley contains established six residential neighbourhoods, a natural wetland, parkland exceeding 300 acres, high density residential development, a revitalized pedestrian-oriented downtown, a regional shopping centre and an active industrial and service commercial land base. The City has managed to retain its small city atmosphere and community spirit while offering all the amenities of a major urban centre, a unique trait that appeals to a wide spectrum of people and businesses. It continues to be a community where elected officials are visible neighbours, and tax dollars are spent to address issues of local significance.
The Township is home to approximately 93,726 residents. By 2006, the census population of the City of Langley was 23,606.
The City of Langley is situated on the rich and fertile land of the Fraser Valley, only 24 km (15 miles) from the Pacific Ocean. With the mountains to the north and Georgia Strait to the west, the City enjoys a temperate climate. The mild winters bring plenty of precipitation, but only ten days of snow on average, keeping the area green all year long. Summers in Langley usually see very little rain, with an average temperature of 17°C
Parks and Recreation
The City of Langley has 21 parks and open space areas totaling 167 hectares (314 acres). Langley parks are equipped with a full range of fields, nature areas, trails and picnic facilities.
Langley Arts Council
The Langley Arts Council is a non-profit society founded in 1968 to encourage and stimulate the development of the arts in the community. The Council is very active in the community, sponsoring scholarships, grants, cultural and multicultural events and heritage conservation programs. Thirty organizations are currently affiliated with the Council, which meets every third Wednesday of the month to review the activities of member groups. In 2001 Langley Community Music School opened a $2.1 million facility at 4899 – 207 Street in City Park which includes a 210-seat recital hall, a large classroom and numerous studios and offices.
Established in 1980, the Langley Senior Resource Society is an umbrella agency for a variety of services and seniors groups, including Alzheimer’s Support, Arthritis Society, Langley Hospice Society, Meals on Wheels, and the Outreach Program. There is also a recreation centre for seniors and an adult day centre. At present, the Society’s recreation arm has approximately 1,000 members who enjoy a warm, home-like feeling in the Centre’s many activity areas
City of Langley - www.city.langley.bc.ca
Township of Langley - www.tol.ca
Tourism Langley - www.tourism-langley.ca
Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce - www.langleychamber.com