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Fort Langley National Historic Site

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Address: 23433 Mavis Ave | PO Box 129, Fort Langley, British Columbia V1M 2R5, Canada
Phone Number: 1 604 513 4777
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Experience the excitement of the early West Coast fur trade at Fort...
Experience the excitement of the early West Coast fur trade at Fort Langley and stand in the spot where BC was proclaimed a British colony in 1858. Explore the scenic fort—built by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1827—where fur traders once exchanged furs, salmon and cranberries with the First Nations. Fort Langley is packed with interactive displays and activities for the whole family – watch blacksmithing, barrel-making or historic weapons demonstrations, pan for gold and laugh along with an interpretive program!• Take exit #66 (232nd St. North), just 40 minutes east of Vancouver• Open daily year round. September to June 10 am - 5 pm• Sxwimelә Boutique and Gifts• Full Barrel Cafe (summer)• Free parking• Walking distance to Fort Langley village shopping, museums, walking trails and dining. See our daily programs and events calendar online.
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Birthplace of BC (Fort Langley)

Great place to spend the afternoon with the Family. Lots to see and do. Very Friendly Volunteers on site ready to tell you a story about the old days of the fort.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Langley, Canada
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Langley, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to spend the afternoon with the Family. Lots to see and do. Very Friendly Volunteers on site ready to tell you a story about the old days of the fort.

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Langley, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have enjoyed visiting this site many times and is quite interesting. Best time to go is when there are special events being held.

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Langley, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I always enjoy taking out of town visitors here in the summer. My grandkids really enjoy panning for gold playing games that the volunteers organize. The Fort really gives one an idea of what life was like in the early days of B.C.

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Ottawa
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We visited the Fort on a typical rainy west coast day in February where we were practically the only ones there. It may have been because of the time of year, but there were no volunteers to speak with anywhere, and some of the displays were only partially completed. One of the buildings had almost nothing in it. The outside... More 

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fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Fort Langley and providing feedback. I’m very sorry that your visit did not live up to your expectations. We certainly value all of our visitors and our costumed interpreters work throughout the year to offer visitors a memorable experience. As well, our exhibits are open year round in the historic Storehouse, the cooperage, the blacksmith shop,... More 

Langley BC Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fort Langley is a wonderful spot to take visitors from out of town, and the Fort itself is a must-see! There are several different events throughout the year in the Fort and at Christmas they have a very traditional caroling event. All the buildings have been redone over the years, but careful attention to detail has been maintained. Love the... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I visited from the UK whilst staying with relatives nearby. What an interesting place, and very well kept. It was good to watch a working smithy, appropriately dressed for the era. Everything was well explained as you walked around the site. There were so many things to look at in the barns, lots of interesting displays etc. The houses were... More 

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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Fort in BC was built in the early 1800's and offers guests a glimpse into life for its residents. Although I have been to Fort Langley countless times throughout my life, it never gets old. We took some guests from Germany to the fort and they loved it. Despite the amount of history they are used to seeing in Europe,... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It's the best way to spend an autumn weekend with friends and family. The site gives you the real feel of being there during those trading period: the barns with so many interesting things to see and learn were set on stage like in the movies; the friendly narrators dressed in traditional clothing, were very informative, and very engaging and... More 

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Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Well maintained with good variety of very interesting displays and features. Great way to spend a few hours with family. Kids can try panning for gold, and lots for adults too. The guides are very knowledgeable and dressed in period clothing. Very authentic feel. We visit the Fort at least once a year and still look forward to each visit.

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Fort Langley, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A trip back to the past, with talks, interactive activities and displays. Children and adults love the fort and I strongly recommend it

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