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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  • I’ve been here many times as a kid but now that I’ve seen more behind the scenes and stuff it’s a lot more interesting. The staff are very very good at staying in character and can even speak French, they are also very knowledgeable about the history of what they are teaching about not just talking off a script of some kind. All the heritage sites and housing is really cool and if you’re lucky you can get a coat hanger from the blacksmith. There’s also sometimes maple taffy that you can make that’s really really good. You can also just pour maple syrup on snow and then pick it up with a stick and eat it. They have lots of interactive things as well that’s are really neat. You can check out different beaver pelts and sieve for gold. The store and bathrooms are also really cool to check out, they’re overpriced but literally every tourist location has that problem so it’s not really much of an issue.
  • We arrived too early to check into our hotel, so we dropped by this historic site. If you have a Parks Canada pass, you get free admission! Totally worth a visit. I had a great conversation with a staff member who is writing a research paper on medicine in the 1800's. The blacksmith was also engaging and informative. Then I paused to listen to a docent giving a tour and talking about the role Metis people played in fort life. The things you learn make this place enjoyable. My kids loved the indoor play area. They got to pretend to paddle a canoe, trade goods, and haul bales of fur. They also liked looking at the lambs, goat kids, bunnies, and chickens.
  • 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.
  • This is a really nice open air heritage museum. However, be aware that it's really small and you'll be walking through the Fort in 30 min max. The little idyllic town has quite a few coffee shops and restaurants to visit though!
  • Really enjoyed the Fort. Informative and fun format. Tons of mosquitos (early July) so cover up or spray down. Town has really done a lot to be more interesting for visitors. Lots of cool stores and eateries. Lots of festivals there too. Definitely worth checking out.
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