A Photo Walk in Fort Langley

Right now, I can only dream about going on nice, long photo walks with my favourite walking companion.

My walking companion, Roxy, with a flowerbed and streetscape in the background.

I sprained my ankle rather badly last week, so a long walk for me right now is across the apartment. Luckily, I have some pictures from my recent walk around Fort Langley. We’ve had a rainy summer so far, broken with some stretches of sunshine. As a result, water levels have been quite high. The day I was in Fort Langley, the Fraser had even flooded its banks slightly, covering the walking path I’d intended to use.

The path beside the Fraser, flooded by high water levels.

I wandered on the raised boardwalk instead, crossed the bridge to McMillan Island and then walked back up to the town’s historic centre. When I was growing up, Fort Langley was a little sleepy, but the community revitalized it on a vintage theme, in keeping with the tourism that’s drawn by the National Historic Site on the edge of town. What they’ve done is similar to La Conner, Washington, but on a smaller scale. There are a number of heritage buildings nearby, including this church, where my family would often go for midnight mass on Christmas Eve.

oss the water toward McMillan Island and the historic Church of the Holy Redeemer.

                   

Boats on the river.

I didn’t take many photos of the town’s buildings, but instead kept to the river, a nearby garden and the restored CN Station.

The restored CN Station, white with dark green trim, Flower baskets hang beside the sign, over a bench. There's a chalkboard showing (fictional) departures and arrivals.

                   

An orange velocipede, which was used for railway inspections, atop the rail.

                   

The old rail line beside the historic CN station.

The smaller details caught my eye that day.

An interesting handmade fence in front of a house.

                   

A fully bloomed rose, yellow in the centre, turning to light pink and then fuschia toward the edges.

                   

A close up of a yellow and orange rose, not yet fully opened, with purple flowers in the background.

Driving into Fort Langley from Langley proper, the outskirts seem just as they were when I was young, but on the other side of town, condo developments are being erected. It seems a shame, so close to the centre of town. It’s so lovely otherwise.

Development a few streets away from the historic town centre.

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5 thoughts on “A Photo Walk in Fort Langley

  1. Thanks for sharing such a lovely post. I would love to visit this place one day. Beautiful scenic..peaceful and tranquil ! I have fallen in love with this place by your beautiful writing on it 🙂

  2. Your photos are so beautiful. I love the one of your dog. So cute! There’s something so romantic about an old train station and railroad tracks, don’t you think?

    I am sorry to hear about your sprained ankle and hope that you are on the mend!

  3. So sorry about your ankle..I broke mine a few years ago and I know how frustrating it can be to want to do things that you can’t. But you will be back to normal soon and be able to take your long walks again! Your photos are lovely…take care and feel better soon!

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