Evidence suggests that the Milner Valley has been in use for at least 4,000 years that was originally inhabited by the Kwantlen First Nations people. It was then farmed by the Hudsons Bay Company in the early 1830's, in coordination with the HBC Trading Post in Fort Langley, built in 1827. The location between Fort Langley and Langley Prairie (Langley City),... It continued to evolve as an important agricultural area as the community of Milner took shape, sustained by connections to Langleys early road networks and the railway. Since 1887, the Smith family has farmed on what was a portion of the original Hudsons Bay Company farm. We are proud to be conserving the family farm and preserving the 1920 farmhouse, which is designated as a historic site by the Township of Langley and is privately maintained by the family.