The city of Langford, also known as the Western Communities is the urban core of the West Shore. The community rests on the foothills of Mount Finlayson and was Incorporated in 1992. Langford is a young progessive city growing quickly with a modern, Westcoast style. With these ambitions Langford has become one of the fastest growing cities in British Columbia. Langford building style matches the surrounding landscape with mountains on one side, ocean on the other and three large lakes in between, those being Thetis lake, Langford Lake, Glen Lake and Florence Lake satisfying your recreational needs.
Corresponding to the municipal city of Langford and sub-divided into 17 neighbourhoods, the district of Langford also includes Olympic view and Bear Mountain developments.
With all this ambition, Langford’s main attraction is not man-made, Goldstream Provincial Park is lined with old growth forest where visitors will school together as they head towards the mouth of the Saanich Inlet to witness the annual Salmon run in November, or as they prepare to hike up Mt Finlayson, or along it’s base with Mountain bike trails.
- Bear Mountain
- Florence Lake
- Glen Lake
- Happy Valley
- Langford Lake
- Langford Proper
- Mill Hill
- Olympic View
- Thetis Heights
* The Olympic View neighbourhood crosses the boundaries of three Victoria Real Estate Board districts: Langford, Metchosin and Colwood
The Southern Vancouver Island peninsula landscape can be attributed to the growth of Langford. With a growing population requiring land, and little available in the Capital Regional district of Victoria or surrounding communities the incorporation of Langford in 1992 provided an affordable and diverse housing options.
Small homes/cottages can still be found in Kettle Creek station, the subdivisions which continue to be established in Langford provide growing multifamily and single family dwellings such as those in Westhills, and apartments and condominiums required to densification are present along Goldstream avenue, the downtown of Landford where the Cheals Weeping Crab Apple flowers (the official tree of Langford) can be appreciated. With the densification the city of langford has become a mixture of homes and commerce where residents can build their business to achieve their desired lifestyles.
With less rain than Vancouver and affordable housing mainlanders have come to the Southern end of Vancouver to enjoy warm dry summer and mild wet winters appreciating the lushness of the Pacific Northwest.
The Westshore municipality includes the city of Colwood, The town of View Royal, District of Metchosin, District of Highlands and the Juan de Fuca. With the growing population, Langford has been considered the commercial center with many amenities such as big-box stores like Costco, Superstore, Home Depot or Rona which those in Langford and neighbouring communities seek when choosing a place to call home.
What used to be bare gravel shoulders have been uplifted to streets edged with red brick and sidewalks you’d enjoy walking along and taking a moment to enjoy the natural beauty in the flower baskets and floral boulevards. With the addition of public art and the “Welcome to Langford” archway, the city has thoroughly put in the effort of beautification in the area especially the downtown core, located on Goldstream Avenue. Florence, Glen and Langford lake provide close proximity for homeowners to nature, and Goldstream provincial park is only a short drive away.
Situated in a beautiful environment with high end amenities such as the local golf courses, hotels, spas, tennis courts has created Bear mountain into a place many have immerse themselves. For those looking to explore, the local mountain biking and hiking trails through Mt Finlayson in the popular Goldstream park, are your backyard.
- Only 10 minutes to Greater Victoria and 15 minutes to Downtown.
- Big city amenities right at home including Costco, movie theatres, restaurants and shopping facilities.
- Beautiful views of Westshore, Victoria, Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains.
- Home to Florence, Glen and Langford lake and Goldstream Provincial Park.
- City is well-served by public transit and award-winning schools.
Named after Captain Edward Langford who established one of the Hudson Bay’s Company farms (one of 4 in Victoria). Langford has seen the most growth since incorporating in 1992.