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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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Langley, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lots of history, lots of great trails along the river. Lots of shops and tastes restaurants. A very cute little town!

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

We're glad you enjoyed the beautiful community of Fort Langley! More

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This fabulous 'hands on' attraction will appeal to both young and old. Lots of things to do especially for the kids. Plenty of buildings to explore and there is even a small holding with animals. Tried panning for gold, but alas no fortune today!! Staff are polite and dressed in period costume. Numerous demonstrations throughout the day. Short film in... More

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

Thank you for your review! Sounds like you had a great visit. Better luck next time in the gold field! More

Seattle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I love coming to Fort Langley National Historic Site...it's a long name so the fam and I refer to it as the Pioneer Museum for some reason. Anyway, we come up from south of Seattle once a year to hang out in Langley/Fort Langley and visit the site. One time we stayed in the O-Tentik(semi-permanent tents right inside the walled... More

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

Wow, thanks for sharing your experience. Sounds like you had a great camp out in the oTENTiks. We have our farm animals from May to October - the cutest members of our team :) More

Kelowna, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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

Thanks for your review. It is pretty cool how the early BC dwellers got by with so few resources. Glad you enjoyed your visit! More

Anacortes, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Sounds like you took your time and enjoyed all of our programs and activities. We're glad to hear the Xplorers booklet was a hit! Our oTENTiks will be available until October 13 this season, and then next year from May to October. In the winter, we do allow groups to rent the tents. Maybe you... More

White Rock
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 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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fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! You've included some great tips for visitors, and sounds like overall you had a good time. More

Walnut Creek, California
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18 reviews 18 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
159 helpful votes 159 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

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