Langley City is ambitious, and this ambition goes beyond being a great place to invest because of a prime location and a low cost of doing business. We want to attract businesses and residents through vibrant cultural offerings, a large collection of amenities, excellent recreational opportunities, and a supportive City government.
Langley City: Nexus of Community
A broad imagining of what the future of Langley City will look like has been developed within our recent vision strategy, Langley City: Nexus of Community.
Capitalizing on the opportunity that the planned SkyTrain extension presents both for Langley City as well as the broader southeastern Metro Vancouver area that we anchor, this strategy will guide our growth and development over the next 25+ years, with the goal of ensuring that we achieve the full potential that SkyTrain provides us. Read the full report to see all that we have planned for our future.
2023-2028 Strategic Plan
Our corporate mission is to be a vibrant, healthy, and safe community, and this is reflected in our strategic plan. This plan will guide municipal decision-making over the next five years. The new plan builds on and replaces our previous plan that expired during the COVID-19 pandemic and interim plan developed to support our COVID response; responds to post-pandemic challenges; and recommits to action steps required to continue building the four cornerstones of our Langley City: Nexus of Community vision – Community, Connected, Experiences and Integration.
We’re excited to share this new approach to serving our community and encourage everyone to read it. Read the full plan or the 4-page executive summary to learn more. Share your thoughts by sending us an email, or sharing on social using #langleycitystrategicplan
The plan includes updates to existing goals and new goals for advancing Truth and Reconciliation with First Nations in whose lands we operate; delivering a coordinated and compassionate response to challenges of homelessness, housing affordability and community safety for everyone; and attracting and retaining the best and brightest as we grow our staffing base to meet the needs of our growing community. Seven core areas of focus have been identified:
The plan includes small but important adjustments to our values and mission statement, focusing on education, inclusion and equity, to ensure Langley City remains “The Place to Be” for current and future generations.
This is the City’s first rolling five-year plan, meaning annual updates will be made, to ensure the plan stays relevant. The plan will not affect 2024 tax rates. Future funding decisions to advance the goals identified will be based on community engagement and business case analysis. Watch for upcoming engagements in 2024.
With a low cost of living and well-paying jobs, Langley City offers a great quality of life. In neighbourhoods throughout the city, you can find people keeping active at community centres, catching up on the street, and enjoying their local parks in our temperate climate. In the historic downtown, locals and visitors alike stroll through shops and dine at restaurants, while music or performances might play in the background from McBurney Plaza. Langley City is a dynamic community with a large collection of entertainment and recreation options providing something for everyone.
In our Community Survey, residents noted Langley City's central location, collection of amenities, peaceful neighbourhoods, lush open spaces, and community spirit as what they liked most about living here.
Langley City always has something going on, with regular events that bring our citizens together and enhance our sense of community. Some of these events are listed below:
- Family Day - February
Family Day at Timms Community Centre gives parents/guardians and their children a chance to try out a variety of healthy activities that encourage them to get active.
- Langley Walk - May
The Langley walk is held every May where participants travel a route that includes entertainment and kids’ activities and a chance to win prizes.
- Community Day - June
An annual summer event downtown at Douglas Park featuring food trucks, community booths, live music, performers, kids activities, and more.
- Movies in the Park – July - August
Once a month in the summer, free outdoor movies are shown downtown at Douglas Park.
- Sounds of Summer – July - August
Every summer, musicians from around the region come downtown to McBurney Plaza to put on free outdoor concerts, weekly in July and August.
- Remembrance Day - November
Every year, the community gathers downtown at Douglas Park to stand in honour of all who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge the courage of those who still serve.
- Magic of Christmas - December
The Magic of Christmas event is an annual all-day celebration downtown that features a breakfast with Santa, live entertainment, crafts for kids and a parade. The festivities conclude with tree lighting and caroling.