Fort Langley is about 50 km southeast of Vancouver in the Fraser Valley,
just past Coquitlam.
Fort Langley was the first European settlement in the Fraser Valley, part of the trading post network of the Hudson's Bay Company. The first fort site was built in 1827, 48 km from the mouth of the Fraser. It was moved four km up the river to be closer to fertile farmland. Fort Langley was important for salmon processing, and processed up to two thousand 365 kg barrels each year. In the 1850s, Fort Langley became the jumping-off point for 30,00 miners heading to the Fraser gold fields. The Fort's operations ceased in 1886, and deteriorated until 1923, when is was declared a historic site. In 1955, the fort became a national historic park.
Langley is the municipality that extends from the Fraser River down to the US border. Langley is the "Horse Capital of BC", with both world class equestrian events and trail riding options.
Bradner Flowre Show (Aldergrove, mide April),
May Day Celebrations (May), Aldervgrove Festival Days (mid June), JR Country (mid
July), Fur Brigade Days (early Aug), Fort Langley Country Fair and Equestrian
Grand Prix (mid Aug), Festival of the Performing Arts (Aug).