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Fort Langley National Historic Site

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Address: 23433 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley, British Columbia V1M 2R5, Canada
Phone Number: 1 604 513 4777
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Experience the excitement of the early West Coast fur trade at Fort Langley...

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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Interesting Historic Site

This is a very interesting site to visit. It's rather rustic, but it is old, so what else would you expect! It gives you a good idea of how people used to live! Great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Langley, Canada
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Langley, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very interesting site to visit. It's rather rustic, but it is old, so what else would you expect! It gives you a good idea of how people used to live! Great experience for children as well. Lovely how it lays along the river side. I would recommend the stop is worth it, for all family members.

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The Entrance, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well laid out reconstruction of a Hudson Bay trading fort. One original building is still standing. Great value for the whole family. Try panning for gold or book to stay overnight in western tent accommodation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited the fort several times, including my Canadian citizenship ceremony. They also run a ghost tour type thing around Halloween time. Excellent combination of history and paranormal.

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Livingston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

During our walking tour of Ft. Langley we decided to take in the Fort! This is a great replica of the original Fort with lots of exhibits. Also you can camp inside the Fort in their cabins for $120 CAD. How cool is that to be locked in the Fort all night!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Langley was built in 1827 by the Hudson's Bay Company as a fur trading post. It has been reconstructed as close as possible to its original form. In addition to the many interesting buildings, there are demonstrations of black smithing, cooperage (making barrels) and musket firing (warning: it's loud!). The nearby town of Fort Langley is also worth a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to learn a little something about Canada's history, Fort Langley is definitely a great place to check out. There are demonstrations and people available to explain the various buildings, historical significance, etc. You really gain an appreciation for seeing what it was like to live life in the 'olden days.' Definitely pay a visit if you're in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to visit in relation to the history of early B.C. and the exploration of Western Canada and the coastline. Well maintained and interesting.

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

Thanks for visiting. We're glad you appreciated the site! More 

Lakewood
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here when it opened at 10am on Wednesday. We enjoyed learning its history from guides in period costumes. We did pay extra for the audio tour that I thought was not really needed. Had a light lunch at a nice cafe on the grounds. Spent about two hours total time here which was enough for us.

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

Thank you for visiting our site. We're glad you enjoyed the visit and found lots of activities to enhance your visit. More 

Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their is lots to do and see at the fort, when we were there they had a blacksmith demonstration as well as people dressed in the time period cloths that explained what it was like back 150 years ago. Very informative.

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That is great to hear! Glad you had an informative experience. More 

BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Compared to some of the other historical sites in Canada, Fort Langley is a little disappointing. The fort looks nice and historical and some of the staff know their stuff, the overall experience is lacking. On our most recent visit, during the Brigade Days Weekend, we found that only 2 staff members were really interacting with the public. Compared to... More 

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