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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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It's free for 2017, great!

It's currently free for 2017, so well worth a visit. The attraction is interesting, do make sure you watch the demonstrations that the staff perform. For those interested in TV... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's currently free for 2017, so well worth a visit. The attraction is interesting, do make sure you watch the demonstrations that the staff perform. For those interested in TV filming locations, this is a must!

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1 Thank squashbear
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed all of the hands on activities. Great for kids of all ages! Historical and fun! Really enjoyed the scavenger hunt, black smith, and cooper! Cafe is expensive so try any of the eating options along the main strip or side streets in town!

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Thank SharoMax
Langley, British Columbia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been there several times and always enjoyed it. There is a active blacksmith building, the original home of the leader of the Fort. areas outside where they often have native activity displays such as smoking salmon where you get to taste it right off the fire, an indoor "café" where it's done up like the old times but... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to see a little more of Canada other than Vancouver and the ski resorts, so we took a trip out to Fort Langley National Historic Site, which is a representation of the Hudson Bay Company's trading post, I wont go into detail as their website is far more informative, just to say we had an extremely informative visit,... More 

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Thank William W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the privilege of visiting the national historic site in Fort Langley. It is a full and comprehensive accumulation of history detailing the narration of the invasion of the British; the preservation of past culture, trade, and custom. The staff are great, very peaceful, eager to explain every detail and show people around. We also went to the movie... More 

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Thank Mary E
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is nice to step by if it's on your way, but not really worth it if you need a long drive or detour to get to it (IMHO..) Good point though, there's still local people to answer your questions.

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Visited Mid-January. Weather still cool, but sun was out. Great recreation of 1827 Fort built by Hudson Bay Company where British Columbia was founded. Attention to detail in preservation of buildings and interiors was excellent. Outdoor maple candy station was both historical and tasty. Grounds are very well kept. One could imagine 19th Century French, British, and Hawaiian traders interacting... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This was not a big place, but interesting for anyone who wants to get to know a bit more about the history of the area or Canada as a whole really.

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New Westminster, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Few weeks ago I went with my friend to the Fort Langley. When we were there I considered to visit the National Historic Site; just the price for the ticket let me hesitate. But my friend convinced me to go by pointing out that the money would help to maintain that site. When I was about to buy the ticket... More 

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Thank Ben W
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I enjoyed visiting this historic site. It is very educational and gave me a new appreciation for how important Fort Langley was to Canada's development! Having people dressed for the era added to the fun and they are very knowledgeable about what life was like back in that time period - adding additional tidbits of information. It takes a couple... More 

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