Only 20% of the Township’s 122 sq. mi. is designated for urban growth. The remainder is designated “rural” which for the most part means agriculture but also includes hobby farms, country estates, 5 regional parks, nature areas and equestrian facilities. In fact, Langley Township is the Horse Capital of British Columbia and home to Thunderbird Show Park, Milner Downs, and many other venues for equestrian events. The equestrian sector is estimated to have an economic value of $50 to $100 million annually. The agricultural industry is also a continuing big part of our local economy with annual Farm Gate Receipts at $230 million. While a lot of the growth is in the more intensive category such as greenhouses, there is also a trend toward value-added pursuits such as wineries and agri-tourism. By encouraging agri-tourism through the Farm Fresh Guide and the Langley Farm Circle Tour, the value of buying local and moving towards food security will make us a more sustainable community. The agriculture and equestrian sectors are part of Langley’s character and important strengths to build on.