Langford, British Columbia
Langford is a city of about 20,000 residents on southern Vancouver Island, within the province of British Columbia, Canada. It is considered part of the Greater Victoria area.
Langford was named after Captain Edward Langford, who established a Hudson's Bay Company farm there in 1851. Langford was incorporated as a district municipality in December 1992. Until the time of incorporation Langford's reputation suffered because of some unattractive development. Following incorporation the district has made a concerted effort at attracting development and undertaking civic improvements, including the landscaping of the central business centre and the construction of the Veteran's Memorial Parkway linking Langford with the Trans-Canada Highway. Although some of the big-box retail developments in Langford have attracted criticism, the community continues to grow at a rapid pace.