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, and feel what it was like to be there.
Make a deal for furs on the very spot where First Nations people traded salmon, furs and cranberries for Hudson's Bay Company goods. Sign a proclamation where British Columbia was proclaimed a colony.
Visit with costumed interpreters, watch blacksmithing and barrel-making demonstrations and simply explore!
Enjoy cultural exhibits, a gift shop, Full Barrel Café (summer) & much more.
(Toute notre programmation est aussi disponible en français).