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Fort Langley in the 2022 Genesis G80 3.5T Sport Plus

Today we were bound for a day trip to Langley. Myself, Joyce of @vanfoodies, and Diana of @foodologyca; equipped with the incredibly sleek looking 2022 Genesis G80. It looks like a Bentley for those unfamiliar with vehicle exteriors, we certainly got pedestrian head turns and random comments to indicate this as such.

Not only on the exterior, but you feel like you are in a luxurious vehicle from the interior as well. Classy black synthetic leather seats finished with red stitching. A cross hatch carbon fibre patterned on select surfaces, matte finish on the plastic detailing, and a suede ceiling. The mixed media and varied textures offered a pleasurable visible component and a nice sensation for touch.

Despite it being a four-door sedan, it felt like an SUV. Its spacious cabin offered plenty of room for three grown women to not only comfortably sit, but to use as a changing room as well. We made multiple stops and had to do the necessary outfit changes to best represent each. Full disrobing was down in bother front seats and the back, with no issue. As the driver I had plenty of elbow room and a seat wide enough to comfortably fit, while hugging me close. It sat like a cross between a bucket race seat and regular driving seat with high lumbar support.

All the amenities needed for day-to-day ease and comfort were easily recognizable and at my fingertips. There were also built-in sunshades that came standard, but given the cloudy overcast, that and the sunroof were not necessary today.

As for the way it handled, the sport attached to the title suited. The G80 was sensitive to the touch, very reactionary on the wheel. And it had great suspension for a stable drive. Versatile for our cruise in and around the city. From country gravel roads and its winding curves; to the city’s inconsistent start and stops, and narrow lanes.

I just not a fan of the gear shift. A small grip was needed on this turn dial. Certainly, a shift (intentional pun), that needed getting use too, and a week loan was not enough to do so.

Overall, the Genesis G80 felt intelligent. There were different sounds in place to denote different intensity of alerts. Not buckling gave you a beep that evolved to a whine if the issue persisted. And at one point, I put the key down and may have forgotten where I left it, the G80 was able to inform me via visual on the dash. An outline of the vehicle, with a red highlight on the truck, which was exactly where the key was.

In short, the 2022 Genesis G80 3.5T Sport Plus was a great ride. A vehicle that I was proud to be seated behind, with the bonus of having great fuel economy in a regular, non eco mode, luxury sedan. It took us where we needed to be in Fort Langley, and helped us to compile this list of 10 places you ought to stop by the next time you are in Fort Langley visiting.

Republica Coffee Roasters
9203 Glover Rd, Langley, BC V1M 2S4
(604) 628-0485
If you are looking for coffee, drink like the locals and head to this small batch roasters for a cup to go or a bag to take home. Although it might be hard to find; located in the tucked away corner, pass the newer picnic area and its colourful murals.


Trading Post Brewery & Tasting Room
20120 64 Ave #107, Langley, BC V2Y 1M8
(604) 343-2337
I always say the best way to learn about the locals is at their watering hole. And why visit just any bar, when you can drink from the one stocked with beers brewed locally, in Fort Langley. Grab a four pack of their beers to take home, or try before you buy as a flight, on their backyard patio space.


BC Buzz Honey
9124 Glover Rd #5, Langley, BC V1M 2S6
+1 855-722-2899
Local honey, made by local bees, made into local honey products. You can actually visit their honey farm in Langley. But as a convenience for the locals, all their products are available for purchase in this shop.


Village Antiques Mall
23331 Mavis Ave, Langley, BC V1M 1A1
(604) 888-3700
One of my favourite spots in Fort Langley is one that you can spend hours within. It is essentially a free for all garage sale. Vendors have been allocated specific lots in order to house collectables and second hand goods for sale. Not manned, the expectation is that everyone is on the honour system. Visitors are allows to peruse at their open space, picking up whatever they may for a closer examination. Not advised for those who are afraid of close quarters, as it does get cramped between the isles.


Into Chocolate Candy & Confections
9220 Glover Rd #180, Langley Twp, BC V1M 2R6
+1 604-881-2232
Looking for a classic treat or something new to try, this specialty chocolate and candy shop offers candy by the pound, flavoured fudge, and imported goods and snacks only available overseas.


TAP True Aromatherapy Products & Spa
140-9220 Glover Rd, Langley, BC V1M 2R4
+1 604-888-6800
If you believe in the flow of energy and the power that stones and items naturally occurring in nature can give you, TAPS has one of the largest collections I have seen to date. You can pick up something to help align your chakras, or a new piece to usher in you more positive energy.


Mason Jar Merchant
9220 Glover Rd Unit 130, Langley Twp, BC V1M 2R4
+1 604-210-1971
All things and everything mason jar related can be found here. From jars in a variety of sizes, to decorative lids, and any accessory you might need to accompany either.


Farmhouse in Provence
9226 Glover Rd, Langley, BC V1M 2R5
+1 778-837-8647
Best described as a store that Carrie’s a smorgasbord of goods including vintage clothing, handmade soaps, and antique furnishings. Although what originally drew me in is the fact that they also serve dole pineapple whip!


Saba Bistro

190-9220 Glover Rd #190, Langley, BC V1M 2R4
+1 778-545-0024
Looking for a delicious meal. Visit Saba’a second and newest location, a branch off from their popular cafe with a more fulsome menu. Full review in the link below.

Saba Bistro


Heritage CNR Station
23245 Mavis Ave, Langley Twp, BC V1M
(604) 513-8787
For history buffs and train enthusiasts, this landmark cannot be missed. Original station, caboose, and railcar hailing for the early 1900’s is on display for everyone to appreciate. And if you are lucky like we were, you can also catch a modern train passing by as you explore the site.

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