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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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. 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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Grantham, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Coquitlam, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We've visited this wonderful site a number of times over the past decade. It's basically a faithful reconstruction of a fortified Hudson's Bay Company outpost from the early to mid 1800's. This is a living museum as opposed to a mere static display.The fact that many of the exhibits are staffed with actors and artisans who have both great stories... More

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Uxbridge, Canada
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28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a Fort in BC that was built in the early 1800's when trappers and natives occupied the area for the purposes of trade. Being on the Fraser River meant that it was also convenient for shipping. As with any wood structures there have been fires over the centuries but the rebuilding of the fort and buildings has maintained... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

one of the first settlements in BC, it was the second location of the fort. buildings are original, stockade adds character. staff Reenact and educate. very worthwhile to visit. worth the low cost, lots of parking, easy to get to. if your new to Vancouver area, you have to see it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were there off-season, so there weren't as many activities to do or as many actors around. The actors have great stories to tell and it was fun learning about barrel making and trying to cook bannock. The buildings are also interesting to check out. This attraction is especially great for kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The last time I was at the fort it was many years ago and it was not with a ten year old boy So how did it fair this time around.....well I was pleasantly suprised. Its slightly hidden away, but there is a reasonably sized car park. We entered the fort and realised a quiz was just about to take... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

There's a ton of things to do at Fort Langley Historic Site. There are numerous reconstructed buildings which are copies of the originals at the Fort. Each building is fully equipped as a working operation, and has displays to explain its history. We also watch the blacksmith making various things in the original manner. There are nice garden walkways and... More

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