Langford: Small West Coast City Perfect for Families

Langford, one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada, is home to excellent shopping, new schools, and plenty of activities for young families to do both indoors and outside.Goldstream Avenue, the city’s main street, boasts free city-sponsored WiFi, and this community on the western edge of Greater Victoria boasts some of the most affordable house prices on Vancouver Island.

Schools in Langford

Langford is part of Sooke School District (SD 61), one of a handful of school districts in British Columbia projected to grow over the next few years. Growth in student population means more funding for new schools and services for students.The shiny new replacement for Langford’s ageing Belmont Secondary is on track to be open by fall 2015.This innovative secondary school is located close to new ice rinks at City Centre Park. Teachers at the high school are able to offer a hockey program to students that make use of this world-class facility.Find Andrew Plank’s Langford listings here.

Parks and Recreation Near Langford

Langford offers a fantastic amount of recreational activities for families, and the number of facilities is growing all of the time.City Centre Park is the crown jewel of Langford’s recreational amenities for young families.  The sports complex on the west side of Langford Lake features two ice rinks, a football stadium, a water park, and more.A new pool is being planned near City Centre, along with an upgrade to nearby Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre in neighbouring Colwood.

Langford – Close to Nature

Langford is above all close to nature. Residents of this wooded city have a head-start compared to other Victoria residents on trips out to the provincial parks that line the rocky shoreline north of Sooke.Families can take advantage of other parks close by, including the fantastic sandy beach at Witty’s Lagoon, the cedar groves that tower over the salmon streams of Goldstream, and the sprawling open-air museum of Fort Rodd Hill National Historic site.All of these amenities, combined with affordability, make Langford the first choice for families on Vancouver Island and in British Columbia.