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Named for the groves of alder trees native to the area, the hamlet of Aldergrove typifies the easy transition of the eastern and more mountainous Fraser Valley to the open coastline of the Lower Mainland. An occupant of the Georgia Depression, the Lower Mainland includes the territories of many First Nations including Semiahmoo, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, Tsawwassen, T’Sou-ke, Esquimalt, Songhees, Saanich, Coquitlam.

A Border Patrol crossing, between the state of Washington and British Columbia, is an important fixture in this small community. Situated on fertile agricultural land in the Township of Langley Aldergrove is a quaint throwback seemingly preserved in time.

The “Bates Motel’ series filmed in Aldergrove, the location choice based on the idyllic nature of the area, not the film. The set has since been demolished but there are plenty of other attractions.

The Greater Vancouver Zoo focused on education and conservation is the largest in British Columbia and not to be outdone for size – the largest federally licensed cannabis facility in the world calls Aldergrove home.