Coghlan Community Hall
Aldergrove, BC

The circa 1920 Coghlan Hall is on the Township’s Listing of Heritage Resources as a heritage character site. It is not a listed site because the original wood siding was over layered with vinyl and wood windows and doors replaced with more contemporary aluminum and vinyl units. Much of this modernization occurred sometime in the mid- late 1970’s or early 1980’s.

The Hall is situated at the centre of an area known as Coghlan, just a few hundred feet to the east of the small Coghlan passenger station on the inter-urban line and directly across the railway tracks from the imposing 1910 art deco power station that serviced the line and also provided power to Fort Langley, Milner and Langley. It is a simple, rectangular shaped and basic wood frame building that sits on a concrete basement which appears to have been added later in its life.

The Hall was the centre of the social life for the area. For more than 80 years it served the community well under the auspices of the all volunteer Coghlan Community Association. Like other community halls around Langley, the Coghlan Hall was the site for countless community celebrations such as Burns suppers, Christmas parties, Scouts and Guide meetings, Women’s Institute gatherings, community suppers, card parties, box socials and country fairs. It was often the site for polling stations, local government open houses and stewardship meetings. Individuals often rented the Hall for weddings, funerals and anniversary parties as well as religious services. As a result, its ties into the lives of many local families run deep.

The name Coghlan originated with two bothers, Nathaniel and Henry, who settled in Langley in 1884 and took up quarter section homesteads south of the Telegraph Trail on what is now 256th Avenue. They ran a small but busy sawmill operation cutting dimension lumber as well as ties for the interurban line during its construction period. Two Coghlan Homes are included on the Township’s Heritage listing as listed buildings. These include a simple circa 1900 sawn lumber cabin and a circa 1892 two storey Gothic Cottage.

The size of the floor of the hall is 29 feet by 43 feet and holds about 80 people
we have chairs and tables


To rent the hall for a community function call Bob @  604.671.8948

The address of the hall is 6795 256 St, Aldergrove BC (Southwest Corner)


Deposit of $100 to ensure hall is clean and garbage removed ~ Please note we have NO kitchen facilities.

The size of the floor in the main hall is 29 feet by 43 feet and holds 70 people
...we have about 60 chairs and 10 tables



Aldergrove Festival Days Society
Box 1642, Aldergrove, British Columbia, Canada

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