Langley is 45 kilometres (28 miles) east of the City of Vancouver in the beautiful agriculture-rich Fraser Valley. The Trans-Canada Highway runs through it, dissecting the northern part of the municipality from the south.
The northern municipal boundary is the Fraser River; the southern boundary is the United States border. Our western neighbours are the City of Surrey and the City of Langley; our eastern neighbour is the City of Abbotsford. The western boundary is 196 Street (except where bordered by the City of Langley); the eastern boundary is 276 Street.
The municipality was incorporated in Fort Langley in 1873, and is known as the “Birthplace of BC.” A community unlike any other, the Township of Langley is a place where the rich heritage of the past is combined with a vibrant vision for the future. Rural beauty is complemented by an energetic urban atmosphere. The municipality has a land mass of 316 square kilometres (122 square miles), and a population of over 126,000.
Within an area of 10km2, Langley City includes both dynamic urban communities and quiet suburban neighbourhoods, a large natural wetland along its Nicomekl River featuring parks and recreation trails, over 300 acres of parkland, a vibrant walkable downtown, a regional shopping centre, and one of the most active industrial and service commercial land bases in the Lower Mainland.
Langley City is located near the southeastern corner of the Metro Vancouver regional district, in the southwest corner of British Columbia, Canada. It borders the City of Surrey on its west and the Township of Langley on its north, east, and south.
At this location, Langley City benefits from several major transportation routes. Highway 10, Fraser Highway, and 200 Street are all major arterial roads that meet in the city and provide fast access to key nearby destinations. The City is also home to a major transit exchange, which provides frequent express bus connections to the SkyTrain network and other major regional destinations.
Langley City has railway access via the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor, which connects the City to the Port of Vancouver’s Roberts Bank Terminal and the broader North American rail network.
Langley City has a population of approximately 28,000 people within an area of 10km2, making us one of the densest municipalities in Metro Vancouver. Despite our small size, Langley City’s key location and robust employment base has made us a formally-identified Regional City Centre within Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy. This gives us an outsized role as a regional commercial centre serving a broader trading population of over 275,000 people in nearby areas including the Township of Langley, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Cloverdale, and South Surrey. This collective area represents a $3.84 billion trade market with an average household income of about $95,000 – higher than the BC average.
Langley City is located near the boundary of the Metro Vancouver Regional District, which has a population of about 2.5 million, and the Fraser Valley Regional District, which has a population of about 300,000, for a combined 2.8 million people. With both these regions’ populations growing at a steady 1.3% per year, business opportunities in Langley City will benefit from both local conditions as well as regional factors.