City of Langley is a municipality in Metro Vancouver. It lies directly east of the City of
Surrey, adjacent to Cloverdale, and west of the City of
It is located between the Fraser River
(N) and the U.S. border (S).
of Langley is not to be confused with the larger Township of Langley which surrounds it on the north, east and
Early European settlement in the area was known as "Innes Corners"
(after homesteader Adam Innes); in 1911, the area became known as
"Langley Prairie." The numerous small communities later came
together as Langley Township, but owing to its more urban development and
related needs (such as street lights), the City of Langley decided
to separate and incorporate as a separate municipality on March 15,
The City of Langley is home to six Elementary schools
and one Middle school
(H. D. Stafford Middle School).
Future high school students from this catchment area may attend
high schools in the surrounding Langley District
The City of Langley is served by The South Coast British Columbia
. Translink operates the regional
transportation network and is also the regional transportation
authority.Langley is served by 5 Diesel bus routes, and 5
"Community Shuttle" routes operating smaller capacity mini buses.
The Fraser highway is one of the major east-west corridors
servicing the City of Langley and the Township of Langley. The 502
bus route operates on a 15 minute headway from the Surrey Central
skytrain station in north Surrey to the Langley Centre
bus loop in the City of
Langley via the Fraser Highway, with every 4th departure continuing
through the Township of Langley to Aldergrove (in April 2009, the
headway is to improve to 7.5 minutes between Langley city and
Surrey, and every half an hour to Aldergrove). The other major bus
routes operate on highway 10 (56th Avenue), 200th Street, and a new
route is being implemented to run along 64th Avenue.
Arts and culture
Street banners in Langley's commercial
Langley is the home of a very large annual car show, the "Langley
Cruise-In". This event is held each September. Langley is also home
to the renowneds Arts Alive Festival in August. The City's high
school, H. D. Stafford Secondary School
performs a full scale musical theatre production every February. As
of this year the musical theatre department has been relocated to
Langley Secondary School, where there will be a production of
Langley City Council has seats for one mayor and six councilors.
Each serves a 3-year term and attends council meetings on a weekly
basis. Other governmental departments include the Office of the
Chief Administrative Officer, the Management Group, Corporate
Services/Finance, Development Services & Economic Development,
Engineering, Parks & Environment, Recreation, and the Langley
City Fire Rescue Service.
Langley is also a key component in the Canadian federal electoral district
of the same name
, which was formed in 2004. The Member of
Parliament for the constituency is Conservative Mark Warawa
Langley City's townhall
Langley's community facilities include:
- Al Anderson Memorial - 25 metre public swimming pool
- Douglas Recreation Centre
- Timms Community Centre
- Langley Library
- Cascades Casino, Coast Hotel & Convention Centre
- Numerous parks
The City of Langley's Community Profile identifies six
neighbourhoods based on elementary school catchment area: Nicomekl,
Douglas, Simonds, Blacklock, Alice Brown and Uplands.
- City of Langley. History of Langley
- Langley Cruise-In
- City of Langley Community Profile
- From Prairie to City: A History of the City of
Langley, Warren F. Sommer, 1995.