Valley History

The Fraser Valley has always been a great provider. The first settlers in the area were the Sto:lo people, who fished, hunted and logged in and around the Fraser River and its tributaries. They still do today.

The first European to explore the Valley, in 1808, was Simon Fraser.

By 1827 the Hudson’s Bay Company had established a trading post in the Valley at Ft. Langley.

The abundant salmon stock fueled trading and provided sustainence for trading post employees.

Eventually farming took hold and became a major source of food for the employees. Langley became the first major agricultural centre in British Columbia.

Canadian Farms Produce Inc. carries on the rich tradition of farming in the Fraser Valley.