Great community atmosphere with boutique shopping and leisure activities
A popular shopping destination resides in the centre of Fort Langley, consisting of about eighty businesses and its commercial core has a mix of services, restaurants, retail stores and museums. It is frequented by residents of Langley, as well as tourists, and is known for its selection of independent businesses and its historic character.
Outdoor recreation includes canoeing, fishing, hiking and horseback riding and it has served as a filming location for commercials, TV shows and movies, with its striking yellow community hall usually featured prominently. Fort Langley has an avid equestrian population and is home to Thunderbird Show Park, one of North America's premier equestrian show facilities.
The community is served by a local Fire Hall, staffed by paid on-call fire fighters. As with other town centres in Langley, policing is provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). There are two schools in Fort Langley, including the Langley Fine Arts School, a specialty arts-focused 1-12 school, and one elementary school. Fort Langley is home to many older homes, acreages and newer townhome and condominium developments, as well as services, housing and cohousing specifically designed for seniors.
The main road in and out of Fort Langley is Glover Road which provides access for commuting to Highway 1, via the 232nd Street interchange, Highway 10, and the remainder of Langley and providing easy access to Metro and Fraser Valley Centres. There is a private airport, with a paved runway and float plane facilities, located to the east of the community.