Fall is here, and our thoughts have turned to baked goods, walks in nature, and markets brimming with colourful local produce. Immerse your family in fall in picture perfect Langley. Only a 45 minutes (or less) drive from Vancouver, this charming town is an ideal day trip with plenty of autumnal attractions and culinary temptations for all ages.
What to do in Langley this Fall
Harvest Tour at The Bog at Riverside Cranberry Farm
Langley is famous for its cranberries. Take in a self-guided tour and enjoy a restorative stroll in the crisp autumn air around Riverside Farm’s cranberry bog. Snap some unforgettable photos, learn about the rich tradition of cranberry farming, and bring home your own freshly harvested cranberries in time for Thanksgiving. And if you like, venture right into the bog! (They provide the waders, or view it from Riverside’s own flat-bottom boat.)
Oct. 7–10. Tickets $11 (children), $19 (general admission);booking and info at riversidecranberries.ca
Aldor Acres Family Farm
True to its name, visitors of all ages will love Aldor Acres Family Farm. On foot or in your vehicle, you can explore the farm’s 4-kilometre loop. Get up-close with friendly animals, scores of pumpkins, and more!
Until Oct. 31, 9am–6pm daily. Starting from $20 per vehicle (Drive-Thru option, Oct. 10 & 28 only) or $10 per person (if walking); booking and info at aldoracresfamilyfarm.ca/aldor
Eagle Acres ‘Safarmi’ Pumpkin Patch Drive-Through
From the comfort of your vehicle, marvel at more than 200 animals from nine different species. Then step out into Eagle Acres’ sprawling pumpkin patch and choose from more than 15 varieties of pumpkin.
Oct. 1–31 (excluding Oct. 5, 13, 19, 26), 2–5pm weekdays, 10am–5pm weekends and Thanksgiving Day. Starting from $12 per vehicle (pumpkin prices vary) eagleacres.ca/pumpkin-covid
Krause Berry Farms
From the centre of a beautiful 200-acre estate, Krause Berry Farms is serving up fresh, hot waffles (including pumpkin flavour) at its walk-in waffle bar, featuring outdoor covered and garden seating. Or, on weekends only, Krause offers a drive-in waffle bar — so you can devour them in your car, create a picnic in the grass, or take them to go!
Pumpkin waffles available until Oct. 31. Hours: Wed–Sun, 9:30am–5pm (drive-in Sat–Sun only, 9am–2pm). And be sure to find the perfect pumpkin to take home from the market or ‘U-pick’ field. Info: krauseberryfarms.com
Harvest High Tea at Tracycakes Bakery Café
Everything you love about High Tea — with a comforting fall theme. Enjoy seasonal “babycakes” and dainties, pumpkin scones with Devonshire cream & jam, and savoury finger sandwiches.
$30 per person. Until Oct. 31. Reservations recommended; call 604.427.1424 to reserve your spot. tracycakesonline.com
Fort Langley National Historic Site
Travel back to 1840. Try barrel-making, watch the blacksmith work, and shape your own piece of metal at the Jr. Blacksmith Shop. Go to the Big House and use a nib pen and ink to sign on with the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Langley. Free admission for 17 and under.
Wait, there’s more!
Be sure to stop off at Driediger Farms Market (open daily 9am–5pm) for U-pick pumpkins, beginning Oct. 2. And make the day complete with a delicious meal in the bistro at JD Farms Specialty Turkey (Mon–Sat, 9am–6pm; Sun 10am–5pm) — not forgetting to bring home a turkey for Thanksgiving!