Things to Do
The Fort Wine Company (Dannielle Hayes photo)
More than 150 years ago, the heritage village of Fort Langley made history when the Crown Colony of British Columbia was officially instituted here by Sir James Douglas.
Today, this community of 2,900 next to the Fraser River abounds with things to do in a charmingly rustic, authentic atmosphere.
In the "Birthplace of British Columbia," visit historic and heritage sites, discover local museums, enjoy boutique shopping and wine tours, and hike in regional parks.
Fort Langley's History
The Fort Langley National Historic Site delights tourists year-round with its glimpse into the way of life of the early Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) traders. The original fort was constructed to the northwest (in Derby Reach Regional Park) in 1827. It relocated to its current site in 1839, and was rebuilt after a fire in 1840. Operating until 1886, Fort Langley exported furs, canned salmon, and cranberries, and served as a hub during the 1858 Fraser River Gold Rush.