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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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Good time

If visit the fort that is one unique experience, the way of life then, try to go when there is an... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
stevepencz
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Surrey, Canada
Interesting Historic Site

Although it was raining the kids still had a good time. Both my husband and I enjoyed the history... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
Kristina D
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London
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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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Reviewed 8 July 2016

If visit the fort that is one unique experience, the way of life then, try to go when there is an actual event going on, even better. As I was told never seen any action, war, rather trading place, no matter. No dogs allowed, unfortunate....More

2  Thank stevepencz
fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Sounds like you really know how to enjoy everything the Fort Langley area has to offer. Thanks for visiting our site!

Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Although it was raining the kids still had a good time. Both my husband and I enjoyed the history around the Fort. The interaction with players were minimal probably due to the weather. The artifacts were unique and relevant to the Fort. Staff were friendly...More

1  Thank Kristina D
fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

We love how kids can really enjoy the site, despite the rain! We find the same thing is true with school visitors. We're glad you enjoyed the visit.

Reviewed 5 July 2016

Visited this site with two children, who completed their discovery pass. They had a lot of fun and learned a lot about local history. We are moving to BC from Ontario and we will definitely visit this place again when we live here. We had...More

1  Thank Liz S
fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Thank you Liz! We're glad you had a great time and want to continue to connect with the site after your move.

Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a great place to take children to learn a bit about the history of British Columbia and our relationship with First Nations people. Many of the exhibits in the fort are hands on, which is great for the kids. There are also many...More

1  Thank Katnelsen
fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Thanks for the great review, and for visiting our site.

Reviewed 20 June 2016

Friendly welcome, excellent interpretive volunteers in period costume. Blacksmith demo going on. First Nation story telling round the camp fire where spring salmon was being roasted. Excellent insight into Hudson Bay Company and Canadian history.

1  Thank Derek H
fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Thanks for visiting and sharing your review. You got to enjoy our Aboriginal Day activities, with our special guests from Kwantlen First Nation. We're glad you had a good visit.

Reviewed 19 June 2016

Wonderful interactive opportunities to make one feel as if they are part of the fort culture. My 81 year old mother, my 58 year old husband and I ALL had fun! We 'Built hand pails, sluiced for gold, sawed a tree, built a shed, made...More

1  Thank Dee S
fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Thank you for your excellent and detailed review! You really took time to find all the fun hands on activities, and had a good day. Thanks for visiting.

Reviewed 15 June 2016

we where told that we could get our programme stamped as we went round the fort, however we were only able to get one stamp. it was very interesting to see were British Columbia was formed.More

Thank leighh906
fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

Thank you for your review. It sounds like you were doing our kids Xplorers program. The stamps are mounted throughout the fort and are marked with "X" signs. Once you participate in the activity described in the booklet, the stamp is a self-serve station nearby....More

Reviewed 24 May 2016

We spent 3-4 hours at the park watching demos, building, learning and having fun as a young, busy family. Both the toddler and 6 year old enjoyed it. Would go back and visit again.

1  Thank campingcj
fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

That sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing your review.

Reviewed 18 May 2016

Fort Langley is a recreated historical site, using some authentic buildings. Visitors are treated to demonstrations of coopering or blacksmithing, and can talk to costumed and well informed guides in each venue. The gold panning trough is messy fun and tiny nuggets of gold actually...More

Thank Muriel M
fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thank you for your review, Muriel. We are glad you enjoy the site and recommend the experience to others. Like you, we found that teens were finding it a bit boring, so we came up with a great new approach to our school programs that...More

Reviewed 12 May 2016

it was a good experience they have things to do for the kids and it shows how the the people lived way back when in British Columbia. it was a fort at one time and still is today but a fort with wooden walls not...More

1  Thank Mark M
fortlangley, Public Relations Manager at Fort Langley National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2016

Thanks for visiting and leaving a review.

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