Historic & Heritage Sites
Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)
Originally founded in 1827 as a Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) trading post on the shore of the Fraser River, Fort Langley preserves its historic and heritage sites nearly 200 years later.
The most notable one is Fort Langley National Historic Site, the official birthplace of British Columbia, where history comes alive.
Fort Langley National Historic Site
Enclosed in a dramatic riverside stockade, the current incarnation of Fort Langley National Historic Site (23433 Mavis Ave) dates to 1840. The fur trading post was rebuilt after an 1839 fire, and now features a striking combination of reconstructed and original buildings.
At its peak, Fort Langley sold produce to Russians in Alaska, shipped cranberries to California, and generated 2,000 barrels of canned salmon a year, much of which was exported to Hawaii. Touch soft beaver and black bear pelts, watch barrel-making and blacksmithing demonstrations and chat with interpreters in period costumes.
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23433 Mavis Ave
Fort Langley, British Columbia
Explore this exciting 1800s fur trade post where you are the explorer. Like discovering a time capsule, step inside the buildings & feel what it was like to be there.
Make a deal for furs on the very spot where First Nations people traded salmon, furs & cranberries for Hudson's Bay Company goods. Sign a proclamation where British Columbia was proclaimed a colony.
Visit with costumed interpreters, watch blacksmithing & barrel-making demonstrations & simply explore!
Enjoy cultural exhibits, a gift shop, Full Barrel Café (summer) & much more.
(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.