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Fort Langley National Historic Site

23433 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley, British Columbia V1M 2R5, Canada
+1 604-513-4777
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Great Historical Site

This place is really neat. Kids will love learning about the history of Langley and the vantage... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gina L
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Maple Valley, Washington
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BC Day

Had not visited here for several years Pleasantly surprised. Learned more about local history and... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
Kev1963
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Vancouver
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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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23433 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley, British Columbia V1M 2R5, Canada
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"british columbia"
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"canadian history"
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"trading post"
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"historic site"
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"step back in time"
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"hudson bay company"
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"gold panning"
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"great place to visit"
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"in house"
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"kids and adults"
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"barrel making"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is really neat. Kids will love learning about the history of Langley and the vantage point you will get climbing up the watch towers. What a view! It's so close to the city, yet you feel far away and back in time. The...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Had not visited here for several years Pleasantly surprised. Learned more about local history and enough things to see to keep us occupied for a couple hours. Lots of free parking and close to Fort Langley downtown which has plenty of antique shops and restaurants...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

It was a very interesting visit with lots of history and many interesting pictures and artifacts. I would recommend it for young and old. The staff are pleasant and very imformative.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Worth the visit...it was free to get in due to the 150th Birthday Celebration. Beautiful buildings and engaging activities throughout. There is even a little cafe with decent food and a beer!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Best to go in summer when people are dressed in period costumes and work the trades like a cooperage, blacksmith shop etc.

Thank 61gordon
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Entered this site free as part of Canada's celebration of 150 years. Fantastic! Visited over the Thanksgiving weekend. A beautiful sunny fall day. The site has free parking, a boon while visiting Fort Langley. The Fort is well laid out. Interesting buildings, the blacksmith was...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Free entrance for Canada's 150. My ESL class are newcomers to Canada and visit was their introduction to Canada's past. Our guide was very engaging and the students were surprised to hear that beaver pelts were the currency of the time and that this fort...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

I attended the Grave Tales at the Fort Oct 28 2017 for the youth tour (we took our 9 year old daughter) at 6 pm. What a fabulous tour! I grew up on Langley - lived here pretty much all my life and it was...More

Thank Greer M
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This was my second time doing the 3hr extended Grave Tales walk and it was just as much fun as the first time! The guides are very knowledgeable and entertaining and so interesting to hear the local history. Very spooky and a great way to...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We took part in the 9 o'clock Grave tales tour and very pleased with the presentation, the history and the vast area the tour covers. You visit the town hall, the cemetery, and several other significant stops before returning to the fort to hear the...More

Thank Jeremy S
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Response from dondD6196YG | Reviewed this property |
Yes the fort has a lot of records for you to see. The current site is a newer one making river access easier. The original site is south about 3km on Glover road-close to the railway crossing Glover Road. There is a... More
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Response from MommyonJune10th | Reviewed this property |
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