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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: 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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Kelowna, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Enjoy the history in a peacefull setting. Learn how the buildings were built without nails, watch the blacksmith, pan for gold. Cool, and educational.

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Anacortes, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Step back in time and listen to stories of how British Columbia came to be. From blacksmith, to store, to trade, how the British officers lived and see how they grew their gardens and took care of livestock. The people who work there, dress in periodical clothes and tell you the stories from the past. Didn't see my husband or... More

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White Rock
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Yes, the Fort is boring if you've ever been before but IS a good place to bring your international guests or your young children to get a glimpse into life at that time. There are a few buildings with artifacts, a blacksmith shop to show you how they created things back then, a gold panning area that is always a... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Was a little disappointed this time here. Last time the kids were much younger and there seemed to be more to see and do. I was appalled that there were tents to rent within the fort!! Also behind the Big House there was what seemed to be a catering facility. Totally made the whole place seem so commercial. Let's keep... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We definitely value sharing history with visitors, while finding new activities for visitors. We've been trying out offering both rental accommodations and event rentals on the site. Thank you for your feedback in regards to these offers. More

Vancouver, Canada
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170 reviews 170 reviews
21 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

You can visit the Ft Langley site in a pretty short time period - maybe a couple of hours. It's important to check the hours, to know if there will be guides to explain the exhibitions. Best time to go is when they are hosting a festival or on Canada Day! It's fun to peek at the way people lived... More

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

We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the site and surrounding village. Thanks for the review. More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited here and the staff are great at recreating and describing how guns fired and what was sold in the store but where is the information on how many people lived and worked here, why is it called Fort Langley,when did it stop being a trading post etc. There is a lot of information on First nation discrimination on... More

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

We are sorry to hear that you did not hear all the interesting information you were hoping to during your visit. We just completed an audio guided tour that is available and covers the site's history - many of the details you mentioned here. We definitely recommend the audio tour for any visitors interested in getting the site's story. We... More

Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My family and I booked our stay here months ago. We were planning on visiting with another family and we were all very excited.We visited the site three months before our camp-out to see what we could expect. At that time we were told that the cafe on site would be open and be able to do a breakfast etc... More

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

We are sorry to read that your stay did not meet your expectations. We apologize for the miscommunication regarding the fans, and will add fans this week - thank you for this feedback. It sounds like some of the summer annoyances of camping really impacted your visit, and we would like to make it up to you. Please contact our... More

Vancouver, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Growing up close to the Fort meant that our school would occasionally arrange field trips. I always enjoyed them, and now going back on field trips with my little ones is just as fun. I love seeing the kids minds being blown when they realise how different life was back then.

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

I'm glad we could provide that experience for the students. Thanks for visiting! More

Oroville, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The only thing I will complain about, is the ticket lady. We asked for 2 adult tickets, and she told us 10 something. We gave her the money, than she asked us where we were from. We thought she was just curious, so my cousin told her, I'm from the U.S., and the price immediately went up to $15. What... More

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

Hello, thank you for visiting our site. We just wanted to clarify the admission fees are the same for all visitors, regardless of their country of origin. The entry fee is $7.80 per adult, so for two adults it is $15.60 including taxes. The entry fees are listed on our website. Our staff are always interested in where visitors come... More

Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I like the daily pace of life that is presented here. My favourite was the cooper (barrel maker). A great story teller, who truly enjoys the time spent at his workplace.

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! More

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