Aldergrove, British Columbia Canada

Discover Aldergrove, British Columbia: A Blend of Urban and Agricultural Charm

Aldergrove is a vibrant community nestled in the Township of Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Situated approximately 59 km east of Vancouver, Aldergrove is an urban community that, despite not being incorporated as a town, is often referred to as one. The community is strategically located at the southeastern edge of both the Township of Langley and the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area, and near the western edge of the Abbotsford metropolitan area. Aldergrove is also home to the Lynden–Aldergrove Border Crossing, one of the Lower Mainland's five land border crossings, connecting it with Lynden, Washington.

Aldergrove, British Columbia: A Thriving Agricultural Hub

Aldergrove is predominantly an agricultural area, with crops including medical cannabis, grown by Canopy Growth Corporation, in the Agricultural Land Reserve (British Columbia) area. This grow operation is the largest federally licensed cannabis facility in the world, boasting 400,000 sq. ft. of growing space and may eventually reach 1.3 million sq. ft.

Demographics of Aldergrove, British Columbia

According to the Canada 2016 Census, Aldergrove was split into two population centres: the main part in the Township of Langley and the other part in the City of Abbotsford as "Aldergrove East." Aldergrove had a population of 15,498 living in 5,280 of its 5,557 total private dwellings, a 7.1% change from its 2011 population of 14,466. This population was divided into 12,007 residents of Aldergrove proper, in Langley; and 3,491 residents of Aldergrove East, in Abbotsford. With a land area of 9.45 km2, it had a population density of 1,640.0/km2 in 2016. The gender distribution was almost equal with 49.3% of the residents being male and 50.7% female.

Arts and Culture in Aldergrove, British Columbia

Aldergrove has been a popular filming location for several television series. The A&E television series Bates Motel, a prequel to the famous 1960 Alfred Hitchcock horror film Psycho, was filmed in Aldergrove, though it is set in the fictional town of White Pine Bay, Oregon. The Kent farm from the TV series Smallville is a working farm in Aldergrove. The fourth season of the Canadian television series, The Amazing Race Canada, starred two women from Aldergrove, Frankie Gassler and Amy Gassler. In 2017, location filming for the Hallmark Channel original movie Coming Home for Christmas took place at a large mansion in Aldergrove.

Attractions in Aldergrove, British Columbia

Aldergrove is home to the Greater Vancouver Zoo and the Twilight Drive-in Theatre. The Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre, which opened in 2018, features the Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park, complete with water slides, a wave pool, lazy river, and an aquaplay structure.

Transportation in Aldergrove, British Columbia

Aldergrove is served by the #503 Aldergrove/Surrey Central Station bus route, which operates trips every half-hour between Langley Centre and Fraser Hwy and 272nd Street. The No. 21 Central Fraser Valley Transit System bus service connects Aldergrove to Abbotsford. Aldergrove is located at the junction of Highway 13 and the Fraser Highway. An independently run trolley service briefly serviced Aldergrove before ceasing operations.