Aldergrove, Langley

Coordinates: 49°03′18″N 122°28′30″W / 49.055°N 122.475°W / 49.055; -122.475
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ProvinceBritish Columbia
District municipalityLangley, British Columbia
Founded byPhilip Jackman
Named forAlder tree (Alnus rubra)
 • BodyTownship of Langley
 • Mayor of the Township of LangleyEric Woodward
 • Total500 ha (1,237 acres)
 • Total13,105
 • Density2,621/km2 (6,790/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−08:00 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−07:00 (PDT)
Area code604/778/236

Aldergrove is a community in the Township of Langley within British Columbia, Canada,[1] approximately 59 km (37 mi) east of Vancouver. The community is urban in nature[2] and, although not incorporated as a town,[3] is often referred to as one.[4] Aldergrove is located at the southeastern edge of both the Township of Langley and the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area, near the western edge of the Abbotsford metropolitan area. It is home to the Lynden–Aldergrove Border Crossing, one of the Lower Mainland's five land border crossings, connecting it with Lynden, Washington.

This is a predominantly agricultural area, with crops including medical cannabis, grown by Canopy Growth Corporation, in the Agricultural Land Reserve (British Columbia) area.[5][6] This grow operation is the largest federally licensed cannabis facility in the world, with 400,000 sq. ft. (3.7 ha) of growing space and may eventually reach 1.3 million sq. ft. (12 ha).[7][8]


Aldergrove was split up into two population centres in the Canada 2016 Census, 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% increase 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 (3.65 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,640.0/km2 (4,247.6/sq mi) in 2016. 49.3% of the residents were male and 50.7% of the residents were female.[9][10][11]

Canada 2016 Census Population % of Total Population
Visible minority group
South Asian 1,820 11.7%
Chinese 175 1.1%
Black 305 2%
Filipino 160 1%
Latin American 160 1%
Arab 10 0.1%
Southeast Asian 655 4.2%
West Asian 30 0.2%
Korean 75 0.5%
Japanese 75 0.5%
Other visible minority 30 0.2%
Multiple visible minorities ("mixed") 105 0.7%
Total visible minority population 3,610 23.3%
Aboriginal group
First Nations 680 4.4%
Métis 515 3.3%
Inuit 10 0.1%
Total Aboriginal population 1,135 7.3%
European Canadian 10,515 67.8%
Total population 15,498 100%

Arts and culture[edit]

Aldergrove has served as a filming location for a number of films and television shows, including the A&E television series Bates Motel, which was set in the fictional town of White Pine Bay, Oregon. The set for the original home is located at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles; however, a replica was built in Aldergrove for the filming. The set was located on 272nd Street.[12]

In 2017, location filming for the Hallmark Channel original movie Coming Home for Christmas starring Danica Mckellar took place at a large mansion in Aldergrove.[13]


The Greater Vancouver Zoo and the Twilight Drive-in Theatre are located in Aldergrove.

The Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre opened in 2018, with an accompanying Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park, featuring water slides, a wave pool, lazy river and an aquaplay structure.[14]


Club League Sport Established Championships
Aldergrove Kodiaks Ice hockey



The Royal Canadian Navy's primary communication station for the Pacific fleet is located at Naval Radio Site Aldergrove.

The Canadian military owns over one thousand acres of land just outside the main Aldergrove population area.


Langley—Aldergrove in the House of Commons of Canada.



Aldergrove is served by the #503 Aldergrove/Surrey Central Station bus route. The No. 503 operates trips every half-hour between Langley Centre and Fraser Hwy and 272nd Street. It is also served by the No. 21 Central Fraser Valley Transit System bus service that connects Aldergrove to Abbotsford.

An independently run trolley service briefly serviced Aldergrove before ceasing operations.[15]

Aldergrove is located at the junction of Highway 13 and the Fraser Highway.


As part of School District 35 Langley, Aldergrove has one high school, Aldergrove Community Secondary School, four elementary schools, and a middle school:

Aldergrove Elementary School had been an active school until 2007, when protests since 2005 failed to prevent closure due to running under capacity with 189 pupils in 2006. The school has since been torn down, with a new community centre built in its place.

Aldergrove also has four private schools: Khalsa School Fraser valley (26345 62), Aldergrove Christian Academy and Fraser Valley Adventist Academy, both of which are K-12 schools; and Combined Christian School.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Name Details: Aldergrove". GeoBC. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  2. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and urban areas, 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data (British Columbia)". Statistics Canada. June 1, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  4. ^ Kurt Langmann (August 1, 2012). "Cooking up a storm in Aldergrove's bountiful gardens". Aldergrove Star. Black Press. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "ALR & Maps - ALC".
  6. ^ "Pot replaces peppers at world's largest cannabis farm in Langley, B.C. | CBC News".
  7. ^ "The largest licensed cannabis production site in the world is coming to BC | Grow".
  8. ^ "Aurora Cannabis Inc. vs. Canopy Growth Corp.: Which Market Beater Has More Long-Term Upside?".
  9. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and population centres, 2016 and 2011 censuses (British Columbia)". Statistics Canada. November 3, 2017. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  10. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and population centres, 2016 and 2011 censuses (British Columbia)". Statistics Canada. November 3, 2017. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  11. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and population centres, 2016 and 2011 censuses (British Columbia)". Statistics Canada. August 28, 2017. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  12. ^ "BATES MOTEL Set in Aldergrove is Spitting Image of Alfred Hitchcock's Set in Psycho – Updated – Hollywood North Buzz". Archived from the original on 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
  13. ^ What's Filming (August 8, 2017). "Coming Home For Christmas & Christmas Homecoming Start Filming". "What's Filming". Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  14. ^ Claxton, Matthew. "Aldergrove takes a dip in new pool at rec centre". Langley Advance. Archived from the original on 17 August 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Aldergrove trolley service suspended". 26 August 2013.

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