Family activities

Kids got to experience a firefighter challenge, complete with turnout gear and a chance to wield a firehose in previous community day festival. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley City to honour former mayor at the annual Community Day Festival

Food trucks, music, rock climbing and more planned

 

Multiple family-friendly activities, including pony rides and facepainting, are incorporated into the 2022 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup. And the existing playground and the returning food trucks are also family favourites at tbird’s many horse events throughout the spring and summer months. (Langley Advance Times files)

Longines FEI Nations Cup is fun for the family

Jumping competition at Langley show park also features live music, beer garden, pony rides, and more

 

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)

B.C. family of 5 set to fly around the world over the next year – and raise $1M for charity

The Porters plan to take 14 months to see 50-plus countries and support SOS Children’s Villages

 

Larkyn, 2, and dad Ben Lanteigne were among the families who booked play time at the Timms community centre gym on Saturday, Feb. 19. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Having a happy family day

Langley City allows families to book gym time to play

Larkyn, 2, and dad Ben Lanteigne were among the families who booked play time at the Timms community centre gym on Saturday, Feb. 19. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Museum president Bruce Friesen greeted visitors on to the Canadian Museum of Flight free Family Day weekend 2021 (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley residents still have options when it comes to Family Day activitis

Family Day is Monday, Feb. 21 but local activities start as early as Saturday, Feb. 19

Museum president Bruce Friesen greeted visitors on to the Canadian Museum of Flight free Family Day weekend 2021 (Langley Advance Times files)
Plan your visit to the Aldergrove Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 28 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29.

Come on down and join Aldy on the farm: The Aldergrove Fair is back!

The Aldergrove Fair has been an annual summer fixture in these parts…

  • Jul 26, 2021
Plan your visit to the Aldergrove Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 28 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29.
(Metro Creative photo)

Youth summer fishing challenge: Go fishing, take a photo, then enter to win!

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s contest returns this summer

(Metro Creative photo)
B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.

BC’s Family Fishing Weekend returns June 18 to 20

Get ready with a free Family Fishing Webinar Series June 12

B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.
Nick Warmerdam and his dog Diesel are inviting locals to check out the Lakeland Farm U-pick Flower Farm this spring. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

WATCH: Abbotsford’s Lakeland Flowers opens for spring

Tulip farm attraction opened on April 14, open to the public daily seven days a week

Nick Warmerdam and his dog Diesel are inviting locals to check out the Lakeland Farm U-pick Flower Farm this spring. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Barbara, left, and Marissa Barnartt pose for a photo outside their condo building in Thornhill, Ont. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

COVID-19 brings some families closer together, as bonds strengthen in times of crisis

‘I didn’t realize how much all these people meant to me’

Barbara, left, and Marissa Barnartt pose for a photo outside their condo building in Thornhill, Ont. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Canadian Museum of Flight annually attracts guests of all ages on Family Day. (Black Press Media files)

10 Family Day things to do around Langley that are COVID-19 safe

Trips to the zoo, museum of flight, and plenty of outdoor activities top the list of what to do

Canadian Museum of Flight annually attracts guests of all ages on Family Day. (Black Press Media files)
Under special lights, youngsters such as Lucas, bowled pumpkins to knock over glow in the dark bowling pins at the South Ridge Church Pumpkin Fest. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley church offers families socially distanced drive through autumn fair

Lots of kids dressed in costume for the South Ridge Church Pumpkin Patch Friday evening

Under special lights, youngsters such as Lucas, bowled pumpkins to knock over glow in the dark bowling pins at the South Ridge Church Pumpkin Fest. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.

The magic of Christmas returns to the Butchart Gardens

Annual display opens Nov. 27; timed ticket reservations available now

Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.
Black Press Media’s Baneet Braich and Leaha Hammond take a staycation to Tofino, B.C.

Road trip! West Coast Travellers show you the ultimate Tofino experience in 72 hours.

Beaches, helicopters, good eats as Black Press Media’s Baneet Braich and Leaha Hammond explore Tofino.

Black Press Media’s Baneet Braich and Leaha Hammond take a staycation to Tofino, B.C.
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Make your RV adventure this Ezy!

Rent an RV and adventure away.

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Sweeping landscapes like Dune Za Keyih Provincial Park beckon visitors to BC’s northern reaches. Taylor Burk photo.

Experience BC’s Northern Wild, Nature on a Whole New Scale

Discover glacial valleys, soaring mountain peaks and wildlife parks in BC’s northern reaches

  • Jul 6, 2020
Sweeping landscapes like Dune Za Keyih Provincial Park beckon visitors to BC’s northern reaches. Taylor Burk photo.
The Fort Langley National Historic Site is a sprawling complex and a recreation of the original Hudson’s Bay fort in the area. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fort Langley: You can hear muskets roar at this historic site

The Fort Langley National Historic Site lets visitors see life from another era

The Fort Langley National Historic Site is a sprawling complex and a recreation of the original Hudson’s Bay fort in the area. (Black Press Media file photo)
Fort Langley: Canoe sports are a local tradition

Fort Langley: Canoe sports are a local tradition

Dragon boats, outrigger canoes, voyageurs and kayaks ply the mighty Fraser River

Fort Langley: Canoe sports are a local tradition
Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!

Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!

Combine and save as much as 35% on tickets to 21 top visitor attractions in Vancouver

  • Mar 9, 2020
Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!
A scene from the movie “PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups.”

‘Paw Patrol’ to be turned into first of multiple feature films

Spin Master says the animated movie will hit theatres in August 2021.

A scene from the movie “PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups.”