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Fall Fun in Langley & Fort Langley

Fall is in the air!

The changing colours of the leaves and crisp weather make us realize that our beautiful summer is now over. But for many, the coziness of Fall is the best time of year.

FallEvents

So grab a jacket and take part in some  of the many of great activities in Langley and Fort Langley.

Fort-to-Fort Trail

Take a stroll through Fort Langley and take in the picturesque sights of colourful fall leaves reflecting off the sparking Fraser River. Afterwards, enjoy a warm latte, baked treat and a good read at Wendel’s Bookstore and Cafe.

Cranberry Festival

Come celebrate the cranberry harvest at the 20th Annual Cranberry Festival in Fort Langley on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Check out unique local vendors, free live entertainment, pancake breakfast, and enjoy some family fun! Don’t miss out on what is always a great day in the centre of Fort Langley.

Pumpkin Patch

Visit Aldor Acres and experience the farm during its popular Harvest Festival.  Take a stroll past the ice cream shop and visit with the cows, calves, and kittens that live in the dairy barn. You may even get the chance to milk a cow!

Community Markets

Don’t miss out on the last day of the Walnut Grove Community Market on October 12, 2015 from 4pm-8pm. Check out some local artisans and live entertainment, enjoy food and wine tastings, and make sure to pick up some fresh local produce before you leave.

Also, don’t miss out on the last Langley Community Farmers Market of the season on October 14, 2015. Drop by for a fun fall celebration with pumpkin carving, an end of season book sale, a canning demo, free face painting for kids, pumpkin-apple soup sampling at the Market Kitchen, and THE LARGEST SURPRISE you could imagine at 4:30 pm! Activities start at 2pm and end at 5pm!

The Fort Langley Village Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday until October 31, 2015.  Stock up on freshly-picked field greens and vegetables, check out local artisans, and some yummy treats.

Halloween

The popular Grave Tales historic walking tours are back! Spine-chilling stories are told by night by expert storytellers as you walk through the Fort Langley village. Tours run from October 15 – 31, 2015. Get your tickets in advance! Age 18+ only. Check website for dates and times.

On October 31, 2015 come on down to the Halloween Hoot at the Fort, a fun-filled event geared toward young families. Trick-r-treat at the Fort Langley Historic Site and discover spooktacular surprises along the way! Put on your costume, get your face painted and spark some creativity.

We Let Our Homeowners Do the Talking

Over the last few months we’ve had the privilege of welcoming dozens of families into to their new homes here at Kensington. It’s been exciting seeing everyone move in and get to know one another. When you have a moment, see what some of our homeowners have to say about living here at Kensington!

Please note, we are down to our final 11 homes here at Kensington. This is the last chance to move into a new home in Langley’s very first pedestrian oriented community, Willoughby Town Centre, for years to come.

History of Willoughby Town Centre

Willoughby has been a place built on a sense of community dating back before the 1920s.

Over 100 years have passed since Willoughby H. Singer noticed that this area of Langley had the potential to be a bustling hub. With its proximity to the original Hudson Bay Company’s farm lands, it was the obvious next area to begin to thrive.

The Willoughby Store 1920sEnvisioning the future, Willoughby H. Singer, opened a post office in the one and only store here, in 1921, and it was at that point that the area took the name Willoughby. The community began to grow and in 1922, the community hall was built, followed in 1924 by a church.

Soon after, Willoughby had become the place for both social gatherings and doing business. By coming together as a community, it gave them a sense of identity.

That feeling of community will always be a part of the Willoughby heritage and one we will continue to cultivate.