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Aldergrove is a community within the Township of Langley in Vancouver, Coast & Mountain‘s Fraser Country. Historically the area has been a farming community, and is well-known for it’s agricultural produce. Any history buffs visiting the area would have a great time touring the Aldergrove Telephone Museum or the Langley Centennial Museum. The area also offers several agriculture excursions including a berry field, a lavender field, and several dairy farms. Many of these attractions have guided tours. The region is also home to several different wineries, with guided tours for your viewing, and tasting pleasure.
The Greater Vancouver Zoo is a must see for anyone exploring the area. The zoo houses, lions, Siberian tigers, bears, and much more. The Zoo itself it focused on the conservation of animal species. Many of the animals there are part of the animal species plan, rescues, surrenders or rehabilitated. You can be sure that the Zoo’s impressive array of animals is well tended to and their well-being is of the utmost importance to the staff.
Aldergrove is situated on a hill with Langley to the west and Vancouver 59 km (37 mi) to the east. The outlying rural area of Aldergrove extends 15 km (9 mi) north to the Fraser River and 5 km (3 mi) south to the United States (Washington) border. Aldergrove can be accessed via Trans-Canada Highway 1.
British Columbia joined confederation on July 20, 1871, upon the promise of a railway link with the new Dominion of Canada. On April 26, 1873, the Municipality of Langley was incorporated, one of the first areas in British Columbia to do so.
The Township remained largely rural in nature until the construction of the Fraser Highway in the 1920s and the construction of the Patullo Bridge in 1937 bringing commercial growth to the area. The Trans-Canada Highway was completed through Langley in 1964.
The community of Aldergrove is surrounded by farming country but the town has retained its past of the 1940s and 1950s and is well-known for its second-hand shops and the Telephone Museum.