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Review of Fort Langley National Historic Site

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
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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.
Vancouver, British Columbia.
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“history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

love that they always have family events..and u can see the past still there. i like the antique stores, and the musem. and they keep alot of the older homes.

Visited November 2012
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fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Sounds like you've had the chance to really explore our site's events and the surrounding area. Thanks for stopping by!
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“Unique, historical experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

this is a very special site and offers some historical insight to our area of the world. Well worth the drive out there, especially on a day when they are re-enacting the historical events that mark the establishment of this fort.

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fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
We love it when visitors get a chance to appreciate the reason the site is significant. Thanks for reviewing.
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“Dispointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

no value for the money, way to expensive for a family visit., one can do a lot more for the cost, no RV freindly parking and little else to do in the area other then shop at overpriced souvener shops. Long drive to get there and a lone drive to get back

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fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our site on Tripadvisor.

We are sorry to hear that your family's visit to our site and the surrounding area did not meet your expectations. We are continually working to ensure that our visitors find the experience of this treasured Canadian site to be interesting and engaging, and well worth the entry fee. It sounds like that was not the case for you.

Should you wish to contact me personally, I would greatly welcome the opportunity to offer you the Parks Canada 100% satisfaction guarantee, and would also like to hear any feedback on what you would like to see inside the fort that would have made it better for your family.

Once again Thank you for your comments.
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“Historic birthplace of BC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

A little piece of our British Columbia history that is well re-enacted and portrayed through interesting people in period dress displaying everyday life in the 19th century

Visited September 2012
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fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at our site! Our heritage interpreters are always encouraged to hear our visitors have connected with Fort Langley's story.
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“Needs an upgrade?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

As a local, this site is getting a little old. For visitors it will be interesting and worth the admission to know more about the history of Langley and Fort Langley.

Visited February 2012
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fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
First of all, thank you for visiting the site. We are in the midst of an ongoing plan to improve the site's exhibits and programs to ensure that it continues to be of interest to both tourists and local visitors. We always appreciate visitor feedback - if you have any ideas of what you would like to see at the site, please send us an email. Thanks again for your feedback.
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