routes described here are not necessarily ready for usage.
TCT signage usually indicates the official declaration of useable trail:
the signed trail may not be the final route.
not rely on the signs to find the route.
disappointment, plan ahead by using this website for updates.
required using these trails as they are being upgraded. Expect detours
where there is trail construction in progress..
Pedestrian/Cycling/Equestrian Trail (West to East)
(Also wheelchairs capable of using
and unafraid to use sides of roads)
The Albion Ferry is no longer be in
service since July 31, 2009. This now means that the main TCT
routing from the Pitt River Bridge has been changed to go over the new
Golden Ears Bridge and the trail will now go along the Pitt River
Regional Park Greenway on the Pitt Meadows side and will take in the
Fort-to-Fort Trail to Fort Langley.
Connection between the Golden Ears Bridge and Derby Reach Park
Note if you are heading westward into
Pitt Meadows, cyclists must take circular ramp to the sidewalk on the
bridge in the direction of the traffic. Walkers always take the
other circular ramp to the west sidewalk of the bridge.
From the Golden Ears Bridge head
north under the bridge along 201St. to 102B Ave. Turn right on
102B and follow it to 208 St. Turn left to Allard Crescent.
Do not take Allard Crescent. Continue on 208th for about 30 metres
to the beginning of the trail heading to Derby Reach.
Note that efforts are being made to
make this whole trail off-road. Construction is being planned to
start in 2012.
Fort-to-Fort Trail (Derby
Reach Park to Fort Langley)
This great trail that
basically follows the Fraser River with a few deviations. It has
great heritage value as you will be able to discover as you read the
interpretive signs along the way.
Langley Heritage Trail
As the Trail continues on
Glover Road to Francis Avenue there are historic buildings and points of
interest on both sides of the street.
Of particular interest is the
Observation Tower overlooking Bedford Channel at the Riverside Centre,
The Bedford House across the way, the Fort Langley Visitor Centre in a
CNR Station just across the tracks and the Fort Community Hall (1932), a
yellow building on the west side of the street past Mary Avenue. The
historic Cemetery is also of great interest. In between, there are many
interesting little shops and restaurants.
Turn eastward to Church
Street on Francis Avenue. Proceed north to Mary Avenue. Note the
historic church and proceed east on Mary Avenue to King Street. Turn
north on King Street as you pass two museums on the way to Mavis Street
at the Fort Langley Historic Site, one of the birthplaces of BC.
The Langley Centennial Museum & National Exhibition Centre, the
B.C. Farm Machinery Museum, and the Fort Langley
National Historic Site are all
magnificent and worthwhile stops.
At the junction of Mavis
Avenue and River Road you will find a familiar Trans Canada Trail Marker
with its red roof.
route is proposed to go over the tracks north on Church Street and would
then proceed eastward in Marina Park, past property belonging to the
Fort and past a number of private properties. This is not doable at
this time. You may nonetheless wish to visit Marina Park that is
directly across the water from the Kwantlen Nation Reserve and their
River Trail (to Two-Bit
Bar) - Interim Routing at this time
The Interim Trans Canada
Trail follows River Road (88th Avenue) to Nathan Creek east dike.
(We are hopeful that someday the Trail
to Nathan Creek will be off-road.
The section along the bluffs before West
Creek will become part of the ultimate trail).
At Nathan Creek, the Trail is intended to go north on the
dike to reach Two-Bit Bar, part of the Glen Valley GVRD Park.
This is not doable at this time.
In the interim, we are using
the dike going south for 1.6 km (horses are not allowed on the dike at
this time). Turn eastward on Marsh-McCormick Road (80th Avenue) for
another 0.9 km to 272nd Street and another 2.3 km to Lefeuvre Road. The
Abbotsford boundary is 0.8 km towards Lefeuvre Road from 272nd Street.
Proceed south from here. Failing being able to use the dike, it will be
necessary to follow River Road (88th Avenue) to 272nd Street Road and
proceed south to 80th Avenue (Marsh-McCormick Road).
|Mid-Golden Ears Bridge to Derby
|Fort Langley Heritage Trail -
Historic Village (complete route)
|River Trail - River Road at Mavis
Street to West Creek
|River Trail - West Creek to Nathan
|Nathan Creek to Lefeuvre Road (dike
- 1.7, to 272nd on 80th - 0.9, 272nd to Lefeuvre - 2.3)
The terrain is essentially flat.
There is no significant elevation change.
Facilities and Staging areas
The are public washrooms at the
Albion ferry terminal.
Designated staging places are available at Marina Park, at the historic
Fort, Two-Bit Bar, and, of course, there is parking in the village
itself. Also, there is parking available for people wanting leave their
cars behind to cross on the ferry going northward .
Fort Langley Campground
& RV Park , 9451 Glover Road,
(604)888-3678 -- Fax: (604)514-0195
There is also a GVRD campground at
Derby Reach Park.
Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, other
There are also hotels and bed and breakfasts in the village and further
-- Cedaridge country Estate Bed & Breakfast, 9260 22nd St., (604)
Eagle's Reach Bed & Breakfast, 24658 87th Ave., (604) 888-4470
Salmon River Guest House, 8812 Glover Road, (604) 888-7937
Westcoast Express (train)
Fort Langley Village is a treasure
trove of boutiques and restaurants.
Curt Alberts (Mayor) and his wife operate an Art Gallery in Fort Langley
Parks Fort Langley
Introduction to Fort Langley
Fort Langley Tourist Information (604) 888-1477
Fort Langley National Historic Site - (604) 888-4424
Langley Centennial Museum and National Exhibition Centre
BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum (604) (604) 888-1477