Historic & Heritage Sites
Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)
Looking to travel back in time while visiting Langley? Check out the historic and heritage sites and museums in the picturesque village of nearby Fort Langley.
Originally founded in 1827 as a Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) trading post, Fort Langley still survives on the south shore of the Fraser River nearly 200 years later. The most notable attraction is Fort Langley National Historic Site, considered the birthplace of British Columbia. Here, history truly comes alive.
Fort Langley National Historic Site
Enclosed in a dramatic riverside stockade, the current incarnation of Fort Langley National Historic Site dates back to 1840. The fur trading post was rebuilt after an 1839 fire, and now features a striking combination of reconstructed and original buildings.
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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.
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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.