Historic & Heritage Sites
Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)
Abbotsford's agricultural riches attracted many pioneers and vestiges of those days are evident throughout the valley in turn-of-the-century farmhouses, historic villages and homesteads.
For example, Mill Lake was once the focus of a thriving mill operation (hence its name). It provided lumber for many original homesteads, including Trethewey House and the Sikh Temple which today, as the oldest standing Gurdwara temple in Canada, is a National Historic Site.
Established in 1905 by the Maclure family, Clayburn Village was British Columbia's first company town; it processed high grade clay from Sumas Mountain into bricks that were exported as far away as Mexico and Hawaii. In its heyday in the early 1920s, The Clayburn Company employed 40 men and produced 40,000 bricks a day in a community that supported three stores, a bank, a school and a church.
3 Historic & Heritage Sites in Abbotsford
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23433 Mavis Ave
Fort Langley, British Columbia
Experience life as a 19th century voyageur at Fort Langley, where the colony of British Columbia was born. Hear past echoes of musket fire, pan for gold dust dreams and dress up to play pioneer. Mingle with fur traders, learn the blacksmith's art and camp in a historically-themed oTENTiks. Satisfy your curiosity with the audio tour, available in six languages, as well as demonstrations of blacksmithing and barrel-making.
(Toute notre programmation est aussi disponible en français).
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9131 King St
Fort Langley, British Columbia
Bring the children, grandchildren, or your tourist guests to see the largest collection of pioneer artifacts in Western Canada. Two large buildings in Fort Langley - near the HBC Fort. You will find the most interesting collection of pioneer effects, tractors, carriages, small engines, as well as model engines. See the farm kitchen, the parlour & the textile room exhibiting a historic loom & sewing machines. Check out the working windmills & the large steam engine. The archival reference library contains thousands of books, manuals, magazines & other agricultural documents plus early photos. A great reference source for students of all ages. In 2015 we are adding new exciting interactive computer tablet terminals so you can watch many of our items in operation. Take all the photos you like.
9135 King St
Langley, British Columbia
One of the oldest community museums in the province of British Columbia, its collection of artifacts began in 1928. Its doors have been open to the public since 1958 & its permanent displays range from a presentation of First Nation artifacts to stories of early Langley pioneers & merchants. It's rotating temporary exhibitions include contemporary & historic artwork to local history themes.
The Museum's giftshop features many unique items like glass, jewellery, clothing & artworks by local & provincial artisans intermingled with books about local & regional history. The Museum offers a wide range of public & school programs.