Langford’s Attraction

This is a beautiful place to live. When it comes to natural settings, Langford has plenty to boast about in her trails, lakes, and vistas. Hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders enjoy the 55-kilometre Galloping Goose Trail, once a picturesque railway line, which connects Victoria and Sooke through Langford.

Langford’s Amenities

City Centre Park you will find Starlight Stadium, Langford Lanes and Boulderhouse. Westhills Stadium can host 5000 people and is home to Rugby Canada, the Westshore Rebels (CJFL football team), and the Pacific FC Soccer Team. Langford Lanes Bowling Alley is a popular 10-pin bowling alley with 20 lanes. Boulderhouse is a favourite for climbers; A new two-storey facility with a 150 linear foot main wall, dedicated training area, and a 6000 square foot kid’s section.

Bear Mountain Golf Club is a world-famous haven for golfers; the only 36-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed property in Canada. The Bear Mountain Activity Centre offers a hot tub, swimming pool, gyms, and fitness and yoga centres. At Sante Spa, the massage specialists will bring you Zen-like bliss.

Immediately east of Langford, Thetis Lake Regional Park is one of Greater Victoria’s favourite places to swim, paddle board, and picnic in the heat of the summer. Along Langford’s south boundary lies Royal Colwood Golf Club and Hatley Memorial Gardens. Goldstream Provincial Park flanks the west side of Langford. In autumn, visitors flock to see the salmon run in Goldstream River, along with feasting bald eagles. The popular provincial campground and trails are excellent for hiking, and Mt. Finlayson offers scenic views looking south towards Langford.

Maclean’s magazine ranked Langford as best community in B.C. and 18th best in Canada. Toronto-based insurance website RATESDOTCA ranked Langford the “most livable” place in the country out of over 150 communities. B.C. Business Magazine rated Langford as “Most Resilient City” and “Best Place to Work” two years in a row, stating Langford has a “unique and growing array of business services and amenities, including a dynamic restaurant scene.” Last year, Langford received another title: “Most Economically Resilient City in B.C.”

Langford is BCs Most Economically Resiliant City in 2022
Aerial view of Downtown Langford BC

Demand for Housing is Growing

The city of Langford, once known and Victoria’s rural “Dogpatch”, experienced substantial growth over the last two decades. Under the guidance of a pro-business Council, the city developed essential infrastructure such as sewers, streetlights, parks, and recreational facilities. They successfully attracted major retailers like Rona Walmart and Costco. They actively championed local business initiatives and introduced family-friendly amenities including Starlight Stadium – a state-of-the-art sporting facility just a 9-minute walk from Lakeside West.

From 2016 to 2021, the city exploded overnight to become the third fastest growing city in Canada for five years running, growing from 35,000 to 46,500 people.  In 2023, the population topped 50,000 people, and most of those people are Millennials between the age of 30 to 39 with young families.

Langford continues to draw families and business into its thriving economy as the world recognizes the municipality as a desirable place to live for the natural beauty, amenities, and relatively affordable housing.

Langford’s Plans for the Future

The city’s objectives include developing more networks of parks and open spaces to support biodiversity and recreational uses. Policy 4.0 entitled “Our Natural Settings, Parks & Open Spaces” states the following:

“…Breathtaking natural setting is also defined by the sea, mountains, lakes, creeks, streams, and community parks. The amount, proximity and quality of these places reinforce a unique identity and sense of place. Continued access to these places is a significant aspect of the livability in the region and a top priority of residents.”

Langford’s Official Community Plan, Policy 1.5.1, states that “Over time, the entire City Centre is expected to transform to higher-density forms of development, with the highest density being situated in closest proximity to the principal transportation corridors: Goldstream Avenue and the E&N Rail Corridor.”

Lakeside West in Langford, BC

Introducing Lakeside West Condominiums

The demand for affordable housing has not abated. The builders who created Triple Crown’s mixed-use community are announcing a new 78-unit building consisting of 1-bed, 1-bed + den, 2 bed & 2-bed + den condominiums for families, retiring downsizers and professionals.

Lakeside West Condominiums will be built near a very popular area; the corner of Dunford Avenue and Leight Road next to Langford Lake and close to Langford Parkway. A wide variety of entertainments, restaurants, and shopping are all close by. If the great outdoors is more your style, lakes, biking paths and golf courses are all around you.

“Lakeside West is Langford Living at it’s Best:

On the edge of nature and minutes from downtown Langford’s excellent community amenities.”