Local stories and experiences handed down through generations add richness, colour and historical context to where we live. Langley is rich with history and we’ll feature stories on this page.  Please contribute yours to: Photographs are appreciated too. We may edit stories for length and clarity.

Tales From the Station House

Diane Simpson, with parents Murray and Florence Williams, at the CNR Station in Mawer, Saskatchewan. Diane Simpson has volunteered at Langley Heritage Society's CNR Station in Fort Langley for many years, and enthusiastically shares her [...]

May 18th, 2017|

Riding the Rails to Langley

Art Woolley rode the rails west to the Fraser Valley from Saskatchewan in the Dirty Thirties and later drove truck for W.H. Berry for a number of years.  His son Marvin Woolley tells the story [...]

Big City Cougar Hunt

As a young boy Max Michaud set out  to cross a log over the Nicomekl River flowing directly behind his parents' home, but the family dog wouldn’t let him continue.  It turns out a cougar [...]

April 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Mystery Photo

Langley Heritage Society has received an intriguing photo from resident Brian Johnson.  The image was taken at West’s Creek, just east of Fort Langley on River Road where it flows into the Fraser River. The [...]

The Farmer’s Drift

Bob Armstrong has lived most of his life near Fort Langley. Armstrong Road above the Fraser River is named after Bob’s great-grandfather William Armstrong, one of the 49ers who came to North America from England for [...]

Carving History by Ellen Worrell

The Storehouse at Fort Langley’s National Historic Site. Built in 1840 for the fur trade, it is the oldest building in Langley. Ellen Worrell from Milner relates the story of a unique carving project that [...]