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Aldergrove, British Columbia

Aldergrove is a community in the Township of Langley within British Columbia, Canada,[1] approximately 59 km (37 mi) east of Vancouver. The community is urban in nature[2] and, although not incorporated as a town,[3] is often referred to as one.[4]

Aldergrove is located at the southeastern edge of both the Township of Langley and the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area, near the western edge of the Abbotsford metropolitan area. It is home to one of the Lower Mainland's five land border crossings, connecting Aldergrove and Lynden, Washington.

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DemographicsEdit

Aldergrove was split up into two population centres in the Canada 2016 Census, the main part in the Township of Langley and the other part in the City of Abbotsford as "Aldergrove East." Aldergrove had a population of 15,498 living in 5,280 of its 5,557 total private dwellings, a 7.1% change from its 2011 population of 14,466. This population was divided into 12,007 residents of Aldergrove proper, in Langley; and 3,491 residents of Aldergrove East, in Abbotsford. With a land area of 9.45 km2 (3.65 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,640.0/km2 (4,247.6/sq mi) in 2016. 49.3% of the residents were male and 50.7% of the residents were female.[5][6][7]

Canada 2016 Census Population  % of Total Population
Visible minority group
Source:[5][6]
South Asian 1,820 11.7%
Chinese 175 1.1%
Black 305 2%
Filipino 160 1%
Latin American 160 1%
Arab 10 0.1%
Southeast Asian 655 4.2%
West Asian 30 0.2%
Korean 75 0.5%
Japanese 75 0.5%
Other visible minority 30 0.2%
Multiple visible minorities ("mixed") 105 0.7%
Total visible minority population 3,610 23.3%
Aboriginal group
Source:[5][6]
First Nations 680 4.4%
Métis 515 3.3%
Inuit 10 0.1%
Total Aboriginal population 1,135 7.3%
European Canadian 10,515 67.8%
Total population 15,498 100%

Arts and cultureEdit

The A&E television series Bates Motel is filmed in Aldergrove, though it is set in the fictional town of White Pine Bay, Oregon. The series stars Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga and is a prequel to the famous 1960 Alfred Hitchcock horror film Psycho, which is based on the novel of the same name. The series is set in modern times and the first season was filmed in the fall of 2012. The set for the original home is located in Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, however a replica has been built in Aldergrove, where the series is filmed. Filming for the second season commenced in August 2013.[8] The set is located on 272nd Street.[9] Principal photography for the third season began on October 20, 2014 and was completed on March 1, 2015. The Kent farm from the TV series Smallville is a working farm in Aldergrove. Owned by the Anderlinis, their home was painted yellow for the show.

The fourth season of the Canadian television series, "The Amazing Race Canada", starred two women from Aldergrove, Frankie Gassler and Amy Gassler. In said show, teams of two compete for a prize of CA$250,000, a "once-in-a-lifetime" trip for two around the world with hotel accommodations provided by new sponsor Hotels.com, and the winning team's choice of any Chevrolet vehicle driven during the race. They ended up placing 4th in this race around the world.

AttractionsEdit

The Greater Vancouver Zoo and the Twilight Drive-in Theatre are located in Aldergrove.

SportsEdit

Club League Sport Established Championships
Aldergrove Kodiaks
PIJHL
Ice hockey
2008
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GovernmentEdit

MilitaryEdit

The Royal Canadian Navy's primary communication station for the Pacific fleet is located at Naval Radio Site Aldergrove.

The Canadian military owns over one thousand acres of land just outside the main Aldergrove population area.

InfrastructureEdit

TransportationEdit

Aldergrove is served by the #503 Aldergrove/Surrey Central Station bus route. The No. 503 operates trips every half-hour between Langley Centre and Fraser Hwy and 272nd Street. It is also served by the No. 21 Valley Max bus service that connects Aldergrove to Abbotsford.

An independently run trolley service briefly serviced Aldergrove before ceasing operations.[10]

Aldergrove is located at the junction of Highway 13 and the Fraser Highway.

EducationEdit

As part of School District 35 Langley, Aldergrove has one high school, Aldergrove Community Secondary School, four elementary schools, and a middle school:

Aldergrove Elementary School had been an active school until 2007, when protests since 2005 failed to prevent closure due to running under capacity with 189 pupils in 2006. The school has since been torn down, with a new community center being built in its place.

Aldergrove also has three private schools: Aldergrove Christian Academy and Fraser Valley Adventist Academy, both of which are K-12 schools; and Combined Christian School.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Name Details: Aldergrove". GeoBC. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and urban areas, 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data (British Columbia)". Statistics Canada. June 1, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ Kurt Langmann (August 1, 2012). "Cooking up a storm in Aldergrove's bountiful gardens". Aldergrove Star. Black Press. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and population centres, 2016 and 2011 censuses (British Columbia)". Statistics Canada. November 3, 2017. Retrieved November 19, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and population centres, 2016 and 2011 censuses (British Columbia)". Statistics Canada. November 3, 2017. Retrieved November 19, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and population centres, 2016 and 2011 censuses (British Columbia)". Statistics Canada. August 28, 2017. Retrieved November 19, 2017. 
  8. ^ http://www.oregonlive.com/movies/index.ssf/2013/03/bates_motel_whats_going_on_in.html
  9. ^ http://yvrshoots.com/2012/11/bates-motel-set-in-aldergrove-just-like-hitchcocks-psycho.html
  10. ^ http://www.aldergrovestar.com/news/aldergrove-trolley-service-suspended/

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