If you've been to Steveston, you probably fell in love with the cute, little town in the heart of Richmond. The quaint, quiet town has used its charm and ambiance to capture the hearts of Vancouverites everywhere. Well we bet you're wanting more - and we, are ready to deliver.
Welcome to Fort Langley, the hidden gem that's quickly growing in popularity and grabbing comparisons to Steveston. The small village of approximately 3,400 people was once considered the birthplace of British Columbia.
With an endless amount of dining and shopping, it's the perfect place for a day trip. Not only that but there are plenty of hiking trails and outdoor parks to explore and conquer.
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Food and Drink
Fort Langley is full of delicious places to eat that each portray a unique atmosphere and dining experience.
Blacksmith is an artisan bakery that bakes from scratch and with locally sourced ingredients. In addition to a mean slice of pizza and beer on tap, they also feature coffee from Republica Roasters.
Maria's gelato is all homemade - and they offer dairy free, gluten free and sugar free options to cater to every need (and of course just regular gelato). Throw in some coffee from coffee from Timbertrain Roasters and pastries from Fabourg and you've got the perfect morning (or afternoon) hangout.
Great food and great beer, all locally made. Highly recommended are their prawn tacos, double-cooked wings and their wide selection of beer.
Unconventional burritos mixed with amazing drinks. They fuse different flavours and jam pack them into these delightful, foil-covered wraps. Highly recommended are their Greek burrito and their pulled pork burrito.
With their pasta and dough made in house, fresh Italian flavour is a guarantee! You'll love their Fettuccine al Nero di Seppia (pasta with lobster sauce, prawn and shrimp) and they have a wide selection of pizza as well!
The charming, cozy bistro recently re-opened from renovations and they're better than ever! They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner with a mean drink menu - and their crab cakes are to die for!
One of Vancouver's finest coffee roasters, you can try them fresh and in-house, right here in Fort Langley! This is their original location and their rustic interior takes full advantage of their setting. Be sure to take a bag home!via @heartxsugar
Cheese, cheese and cheese galore, in every kind of classic sando available. Served with potato chips and a juicy pickle, Say Cheese makes for an amazing afternoon snack - and is worth the trip to Fort Langley alone.
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Boutiques and Specialty Stores
What else marks off a charming small town than its own little candy store? Take your sweet tooth here, and be ready to bring plenty of treats for the drive home (and the weeks thereafter).
For a finer, more specialized selection of decadent chocolates, you have Euphoria. With every piece handcrafted and treated like art, their truffles are a dangerous treat to try.
This lifestyle boutique mixes in Fort Langley pride with a Gastown vibe and is easily worth the visit! Featuring tons of fantastic pieces for women, you'll find yourself spending a lot of time here.
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Trails, Parks and Everything Outdoors!
Although the full trail actually spans for nearly 12 km, it's still a perfect walk to hop on and off of to enjoy the views. It's bike-friendly and walks you through a beautiful forest and farmland.
Fort Langley National Historic Site
With a true wooden fort to explore, as well as adorable vintage yurts that you can actually stay in - the Historic site is a must-visit while spending the day in Fort Langley.
Located in an island on the Fraser River, the trails run along the rivers edge and provide a stunning view of the mountains.
This small side channel of the Fraser River connects with Fort Langley. Although the water isn't safe to swim in, the views and trails surrounding it make it still a worthy vantage point.