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Overview of Langford, British Columbia, Canada

The West Shore community of Langford is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Situated between Colwood and the Malahat, Langford offers an accessible diversity of beautiful parks and lakes and limitless recreational activities. This region is known as the Western Communities, or West Shore, and stretches from Esquimalt Harbour to Rocky Point, along the shoreline of Juan de Fuca Strait. Langford is one of Victoria's fastest growing "bedroom" communities.

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  • Population: 19 660 (2001)
  • Population Density: 499.5/km²
  • Area: 39.36/km²
  • Latitude: 48°26?55?N
  • Longitude: 123°30?47?W
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Elevation: 76msl
  • Time Zone: Pacific
  • Language: English
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History of Langford, British Columbia

The City was recently incorporated on December 8, 1992, Langford boasts a long history of European settlement dating back to 1851, when Captain Edward Langford established one of the four Hudson's Bay Company farms in the area.

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Langford's Demographics

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Langford's Climate

Langford's climate is influenced by the Pacific Ocean, topography and latitude. Langford enjoys warm and dry summers, and mild, wet winters resulting in a frost-free season of approximately 202 days.

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Education in Langford, British Columbia

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Transportation around Langford, British Columbia

Part of BC Transit, the Langford Transit Centre (LTC), with approximately 30 buses operates daily from this site.

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Tourism and Attractions of Langford

With plenty of attractions and things to do, Langford will keep you busy. Goldstream Provincial Park offers a spectacular sight during the annual salmon run in the fall, climb Mt. Finlayson (1,375 feet/413 m) for superb views of Finlayson Arm and the surrounding area, try fishing for salmon in Finlayson Arm and at the Western Speedway check out the action-packed race program - stock car, demolition derbies, trophy dashes, heat races and even drag races. With so many things to see and do you'll want to spend at least a few days in Langford, check out the fine local accommodations and dining establishments.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Langford
  • Metchosin
  • Sooke
  • Jordan River

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Geography of Langford, British Columbia

Langford is one of the West Shore municipalities of Colwood, Metchosin, View Royal and the Highlands, located to the west of Victoria. This region is known as the Western Communities, or West Shore, and stretches from Esquimalt Harbour to Rocky Point, along the shoreline of Juan de Fuca Strait.

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Langford's Government

The municipal government of Langford consists of a Mayor and six Councillors that represent the city as a whole.

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Langford's Economy and Industry

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Langford's Culture and Significant Events

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Sports in Langford, British Columbia

the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre , offers the sports enthusiast a variety of activities, including 9 holes of golf on a scenic course, skating, hockey, curling, tennis, lacrosse, baseball, lawn bowling, swimming, or jogging on two chip trails,

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Media of Langford

The Goldstream Gazette is a newspaper published in Langford that keeps residents of the area up to date on local and world news.

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