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Fort Langley National Historic Site

23433 Mavis Ave | PO Box 129, Fort Langley, British Columbia V1M 2R5, Canada
1 604 513 4777
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Type: Historic Sites, Educational Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Langley, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A nice historical visit in the country. A quiet , realistic experience and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

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Fort Langley, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

While most of the buildings in Fort Langley's National Historic Site are reproductions (not so the Big House) they give an excellent overview of what the original Fort Langley in the mid-1800's looked like. Costumed docents happily relate tales of pioneer days and give displays of daily life in the Hudson's Bay trading fort, from barrel making to blacksmithing.. Some... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This attraction seems to be primarily for education as neither the fort (palisades) nor the majority of the buildings within are original or at the original location. However it is staffed by various volunteers, who, dressed in period costume, very ably demonstrate some of the old 19th century skills, such as coopering, blacksmithing, gold panning, and will walk and talk... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We stopped by Fort Langley on a whim and were greeted at the payment desk by a fun, friendly receptionist. She gave us some handy tips on exploring BC, then suggested we head straight to the orientation movie in building 9 before touring the fort. Best. Historical. Orientation. Movie. Ever. The folks at Fort Langley take their jobs seriously with... More

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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have visited here three times and really enjoy this one. I love the old town of Fort Langley and have ancestors whom settled in Langley from Wales in the early 1900's! This is the perfect place for tourists and visitors alike.

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British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

As a teacher in the lower mainland of B.C. who must cover such curricula, the Fort Langley National Historical Site is a natural for field trips with kids. Historically it is important as the birthplace of the Province and I feel the staff dressed in period costume do a pretty good job of making the olden days relevant for kids... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Saw this in june, with 2 children in tow. Lots to see and experience there, especially for children. The children enjoyed climbing up to the ramparts amd seeing the furs on display. The balcksmiths shed, and trading building were very nice, as was the governors house. Helps to provide a sense of perspective and history of BC. Lots of useful... More

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Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Although not Parks Canada's premier attraction, it does its job to portray the early European history of this part of the world. Having been here uncountable times, I still enjoy it, as something new is usually afoot. I'm the type to love museums, so it's not the best for device-addicted teenagers who care more about their makeup than world history.... More

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Innisfail, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My Aunt took us to downtown fort Langley one time while we were on vacation in Langley, BC. It was a beautiful day and got to experience many cool things and see many different things. Last year we went and there was two different weddings and we got to see the brides and grooms and the wedding party. It was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Fort Langley is the most important site in Brtish Columbia's history. As a national historic site you know it is a first class attraction. The interpreters/re-enactors are great and there are many buildings to explore inside the fort. This is like a step back in time to the latter half of the 19th century. Some buildings of note are the... More

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