Langley, British Columbia (district municipality)

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The Township of Langley is a district municipality immediately east of the city of Surrey in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. It is south of the Fraser River and west of Abbotsford. It is part of Metro Vancouver.

It was started in 1827 as Fort Langley as a trading post.[1] The Fraser Canyon Gold Rush in 1858 brought more settlers into the area. The Township of Langley was incorporated on April 26, 1873.[2]

Neighborhoods within Langley include Aldergrove, Brookswood, Fernridge, Fort Langley, Milner, Murrayville, Willoughby, and Walnut Grove.

Trinity Western University and a Kwantlen Polytechnic University campus are located in Langley.

The Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League (WHL) and the Vancouver Bandits of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) both play at the Langley Events Centre. Vancouver FC of the Canadian Premier League (CPL) play in Willoughby at Willoughby Community Park Stadium.

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  1. Morag Maclachlan, Fort Langley Journals, 1827-30 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1998), p. 18
  2. "Township of Langley Turns 150". Township of Langley. Retrieved August 28, 2023.

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