Fort Langley National Historic Site, Fort Langley

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Travel back in time to the 1800s at Fort Langley National Historic Site, the birthplace of British Columbia. The site recreates the time of when Hudson's Bay Company dealt in trading fur to First Nations of the West Coast. Experience life of a bygone era and try your hand at blacksmithing, barrel-making, and gold panning. Meet costumed storytellers, or dress up yourself and embark on exciting pioneering adventures with the kids in the explorer programs. Finish the day off in one of the fort's fur trade themed "oTENTik" accommodations. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Langley holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Fort Langley National Historic Site and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Moderately interesting Fort with a fence and some wooden houses, which include a rather unkind. Also the explanation boards have not really liked us. Children are likely to be the main target group and it's more interesting.
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  • Parking very close, like a museum village, to walk through, get a feel how trappers lived, fun to learn about the things people use to use in those days, also fun for kids, "Gold panning" show them ho...  more »
  • Yes, they do have an audio tape available but costumed guides would be more effective. There are two men in one building and we were able to ask questions and get lengthy explanations but if you just ...  more »
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  • A lower-mainland must-see attraction! I took a self-guided tour with my family and every one of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Entrance fees are low, and whether you go on a slow day like we did or during peak season, it is worth every penny. It is fun just to learn about historical life—and there is much to learn from the exhibits alone—but to witness it firsthand is a wonder! The actors performing reenactments were a delight. They love their craft and it shows in the skill and knowledge that they demonstrate in performing and explaining the daily duties of a bygone era. This is a great place that both adults and children are sure to love.
  • Amazing place to visit for an afternoon. They have exhibits, knowledgeable actors and demonstrations to keep you busy for most of a day. You can even camp over night. It's worth mentioning that there are several buildings that in fact older than Canada. One the lower mainlands must see historic sites. Free parking means that you can also visit the bc farm museum nearby as well, which is also pretty interesting with lots of cool old equipment you can get up to, touch and sometimes get into.
  • Went on a school field trip. We had a marvelous time. My students loved completing all the challenges and were thrilled to be able to see and touch real furs. This is a definite must if you are studying the Fur Trade. The staff was excellent and helpful.
  • Great place to learn about the old fort. A few of the buildings were closed when we went, however the odd demonstration was still occurring. Good for a quick visit, probably best on weekends when more stuff is happening. An interesting insight into the history of Fort Langley, good for kids and adults alike.
  • Such a great place to bring visitor and young kids to learn about our history. Love the interactivity of the visits. Don't miss the Blacksmith working. Come in the summer so kids can enjoy the farm animals and making butter.
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