Live out your farm life fantasy in Langley

When was the last time you milked a cow, picked your own juicy berries, or stomped grapes? There's a reason why Langley has become one of the most popular destinations of the Fraser Valley.

There is a reason why Langley has become one of the most popular destinations of the Fraser Valley. Just a short trip from the heart of Vancouver, and you are welcomed by the diversity and year-round fresh adventures that are delivered here. With a fertile valley for crops and vistas of bucolic beauty, Langley rewards locals and visitors with an abundance of activities that include cultural attractions, festivals, nature trails, wineries and farm tours. When was the last time you milked a cow, picked your own juicy berries, or stomped on grapes?

Photo: Tourism Langley Facebook page

One of the most popular activities in Langley is the Langley Circle Farm Tour. The Circle Farm Tour is designed as a self-guided tour for you to choose your own agri-adventure while exploring the lush countryside. Start with what’s in season, then add something off the beaten path and finish off with a new experience. Your options to this unique program enable you to take an afternoon -- or spend an entire day or two -- to explore, learn and sample the local farm fresh flavours. Buying local and fresh is what comes naturally here.

 Empire Garden Chinese Restaurant photo: Tourism Langley Facebook

Langley’s urban areas offer unique shops and restaurants. One-of-a-kind items can be found in shopping areas that offer everything from antique shops, specialty stores and boutiques. With many restaurants getting produce from their own backyard, menus offer the freshest in seasonal offerings. Pair your meal with a local wine and have a true Langley dining experience.

 Township 7 Winery photo: Tourism Langley Facebook page

The wine and brew industry in Langley has established this region to be competitive in the global market, as international and nationally acclaimed tastes are often recognized here.

Langley has become a well-respected destination, boasting one craft brewery and seven wineries: five of the grape and two of the fruit variety. Tour the vineyards and sample award-winning vintages. A micro climate in south Langley makes for more sunshine and less rain than other parts of the Lower Mainland, providing weather conditions much like those that exist in northern France, enabling excellent growing conditions for grapes and hops. Be sure to include time in your day to choose a bottle of your new favourite to enjoy along with a picnic in the beautiful, pastoral fields.

Photo: Tourism Langley Facebook page

With so much to explore, why not plan to stay overnight and take it all in? Choose from cozy B&B’s, your favourite hotel or Fort Langley’s unique oTENTik tents, Langley’s accommodation providers will be happy to have you stay.

The Langley Visitor Centre (7888 200th street) can help to map out your route, book accommodation or just stop by to pick up your Circle Farm Tour guide. Or visit www.tourism-langley.ca for more information, photos and suggested itineraries. 

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