The City of Langley is 10-square-kilometre urban centre located in the heart of the Lower Mainland economic region. With a population of approximately 27,000, the City of Langley offers residents all the amenities of a major urban centre — great shopping and dining, world-class education and entertainment facilities, extensive recreational opportunities and community events — plus over 346 acres of parkland!
The original settlement of Langley City was known as “Innes Corners,” and was later called “Langley Prairie.” The area along (Old) Yale Road developed into a major business and service centre and attracted trade from throughout the region. Continued growth resulted in the demand for higher levels of service in the community and, on March 15, 1955, the City of Langley — neighbour to the Township of Langley — was incorporated as its own separate municipality.
Today, the City’s regional town centre is one of the most active industrial and service commercial land bases in the Lower Mainland. The City of Langley is well known for its distinctive retail offerings and eateries, while the surrounding area has become a magnet for high-end luxury brands and big-box retail. Offering a pedestrian-oriented Downtown Langley and a Kwantlen Polytechnic University campus located right in town, the City boasts a high-end shopping centre, independent stores, farmers’ markets, terrific antique retailers and a plethora of community arts, culture and entertainment opportunities.
While the City continues to evolve, the tight-knit community and unique heritage feel remain at the forefront of our fair city’s charm. With its rich history, wonderful sense of community, lush offerings of nature and proximity to Vancouver, Langley just may be the best-kept secret in the Lower Mainland!