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Fort Langley National Historic Site

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Address: 23433 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley, British Columbia V1M 2R5, Canada
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+1 604-513-4777
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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Terrific interpreters and presenters in the Fort bring the history alive and really help one to understand the intricacies of the relationships in pre-confederation BC. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dave S
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Willow Beach, Canada
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Willow Beach, Canada
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Terrific interpreters and presenters in the Fort bring the history alive and really help one to understand the intricacies of the relationships in pre-confederation BC. I consider myself well-read in the subject, but I learned so much in a couple short hours. I had not expected our quick visit to be so informative and entertaining.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the visit! We've been to the main drag and shopped along the main street in the town of Fort Langley but we've never been to the old Fort. It was well worth the visit and a nice surprise. Volunteers / staff were in period dress. We watched the blacksmith use the furnace and anvil to pound out some... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A national historic site, lots of information about early fur trading history, lots of interesting stuff, people there are friendly and helpful, there are musket shooting performance on weekends, great place for a family-together event.

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Surrey, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fun day to learn about history with family or friends. A blacksmith demonstration, talking about culture and spirits. Activities for the kids are there also. If you received your free 2017 BC Park pass. Admission is free by showing the pass as you enter the fort.

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Delta
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic place to take any visitors you might have during summer. Lots of history and expect to spend a few good hours here. Loved the history about HBC setting up their trading post in this area to trade with the Native Indians.

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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Perhaps it was the cloudy and rainy day we visited but the family did expect more. There were some good exhibits and hands on activities for the kids. It does show how the HBC helped develop the region. It is not a large place and not really a destination historical site. It is a good place to add to your... More 

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is a great place to take the kids for a family outing or to take any history enthusiast! I went with my husband and we had a great time, and I learned a lot too!

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Rising from the mist of the Fraser River, the palisades of Fort Langley stand tall. Inside the walls, rough-hewn timber buildings recreate the rugged 1800s. See where Hudson’s Bay Company fur traders mingled with California gold prospectors and hear First Nations interpreters tell century-old tales. Feel the blast of the musket fire, pan for gold dust dreams and dress up... More 

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Vancouver
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

2017 is the year to visit National Parks in Canada as they are free in honour of our 150 years as a country. The buildings are interesting to visit and to learn the history of the fur trade and the role Queen Victoria played in establishing British Columbia. We were here with 2 seven year olds who really enjoyed the... More 

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good time to go...its free for 2017! It has been awhile since I have been and I have to say the new little restaurant area is a welcome addition inside the Fort. While the day I went was quiet..it was a very pleasant interlude visit. If you have not been in awhile...go again. The fellow in the main hall was... More 

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