Located on Vancouver Island, Langford is a naturally resplendent city where verdant regional parks and tranquil lakes meet the magnificent Strait of Juan de Fuca. Along with a central shopping mall and golf course, Langford features a national historic site, mountainous hiking trails and family-friendly entertainment.
Things to do in Langford
Discover a significant part of the region’s history at the Hatley Park National Historic Site. It’s home to the early-1900s Hatley Castle, which showcases Scottish Baroque-style architecture and immaculate formal gardens. You can explore the castle’s interior and surrounding grounds while retracing iconic scenes from the “X-Men” film series.
Nature lovers will enjoy exploring Goldstream Provincial Park, particularly during the popular salmon runs in Goldstream River during autumn. You can also see bald eagles gathering to feed on fish during this time. Alternatively, head to Thetis Lake Regional Park for forest hiking, sunbathing on beaches or swimming in the two freshwater lakes.
If you’re travelling with kids, take them to WildPlay Element Parks Victoria to climb and scamper over nature-based obstacle courses. Active families can take on the 419-metre-tall Mount Finlayson, which rewards hikers with panoramic views of the forested valleys.
Need some retail therapy? Head to the Westshore Town Centre, home to national and international retailers, such as Nygard Fashion Park, Out Of Bounds Sports and Gap Outlet. Keen golfers can tee off at Royal Colwood Golf Club, which features an immaculate 18-hole golf course. If you feel like testing your luck, visit the Elements Casino Victoria to play slot machines and tables games.
Getting around Langford
Langford is connected to nearby cities via the Trans-Canada Highway and is a 30-minute drive from Victoria International Airport. You can use public buses and local taxis to get around or hire a bicycle or car.