We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fort Langley National Historic Site

23433 Mavis Ave | PO Box 129, Fort Langley, British Columbia V1M 2R5, Canada
1 604 513 4777
Website
Improve this listing
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
Write a Review

151 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    58
    70
    17
    4
    2
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
21 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oroville, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! More

Burnaby, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fort Langley is a very small city and a nice place to visit and take some very good pictures. However, I do not recommend to go over there on Canada Day if you expect to find a good place to have a good meal. There is no many choices, only pubs and tiny restaurants. You are lucky if can find... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this review

Canada Day was very busy throughout the village. It sounds like your review is about the town of Fort Langley, rather than Fort Langley National Historic Site, which is just at the end of Mavis Street. We hope you will have a chance to visit it next time. More

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
57 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Enjoyed a spontaneous afternoon trip to Fort Langley. The signage to the town is fairly clear from the highway, and happy there was free parking! Found the Fort and its history very interesting on many levels, but wanted to know more about the people who live din the fort and their relationships with the First Nations. That said, it was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very friendly. People amazing, interesting and knowledgeable. Small but concentrated areas of exhibits, easy to see & understand. Stayed in lovely B & B within easy walking distance of area. Cafés friendly, eating places good. Will definitely want to return again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Duncan, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

was ok, very small probably great for younger kids learning as there was lots of classes there, workers there were awesome doing good job interacting with the kids, was interesting to see how people lived etc, but didnt stay long went through attraction really quick, price was good for attraction.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Fort Langley National Historic Site also viewed

 
Burnaby, British Columbia
 

Been to Fort Langley National Historic Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Fort Langley National Historic Site, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing