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A group of Fort Langley volunteers in 19th century fur trade costumes.

Volunteer Appreciation

April 23, 2017, 1 pm - 3 pm

Volunteers who gave their time to support the fort this year will be invited to a reception to honour them for their contributions.

 

Logo for Fort Langley Beer & Food Festival

Fort Langley Beer & Food Festival

May 20, 2017, noon - 5 pm
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Tap into the Local” with us outside the palisades of the Fort Langley National Historic site with the best of local craft beer, food and entertainment. Mark your calendars for an afternoon filled with old fashioned fun!

 

Spectators on Glover Road watch the May Day parade and see Parka on Fort Langley’s float.

Victoria Day

May 22, 2017
Complimentary admission for Canada 150

Watch for Fort Langley National Historic Site’s float in the 95th annual Fort Langley May Day Parade, which starts at 11am, followed by a community fair. From 10 am to 5 pm, explore the fort, visit the farm animals, and watch historic demonstrations.

 

Learn to camp participants set up tents inside Fort Langley

Learn to Camp

June 17-18, 2017
Fees TBD

Want to try camping? Let us show you the ropes! Parks Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-op are teaming up to present unforgettable Learn-to Camp experiences in four of British Columbia’s national parks and historic sites. Learn how to pitch a tent, start a fire and stay safe around wildlife, while making new friends and enjoying incredible, breath-taking scenery. Learn more.

 

School children standing in a circle around a Kwantlen drummer.

Aboriginal Day

June 17-18, 2017

Complimentary admission for Canada 150.
A great day to celebrate our country’s indigenous heritage by discovering the Indigenous people’s role in Fort Langley’s history. Hear First Nations stories and try some new activities.

 

A band of bagpipers marches through Fort Langley National Historic Site

Canada Day

July 1, 2017
Free admission

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday at the site where British Columbia was born. Enjoy multicultural music, cake and ceremony at noon and family activities. Fort Langley’s celebration continues at the neighbouring museums: Langley Centennial Museum and the BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum – be sure to visit us all for a fun-filled day.

 

Costumed interpreter demonstrates the use of historic musket from Fort Langley's raised wooden gallery.

Brigade Days

August 5-7, 2017
Complimentary admission for Canada 150

Explore the encampment of Hudson’s Bay Company workers, Indigenous traders, Royal Engineers, Metis trappers and more as they swap stories, play music, and show off traditional skills. The weekend features many re-enactors from around the area dressed in period costume. Don’t miss the “Arrival of the Fur Brigades” canoe re-enactment at 1 pm on August 7.

 

Children gather around costumed interpreter to examine a bowl of cranberries.

Cranberry Festival

October 7, 2017
Complimentary admission for Canada 150

Celebrate Cranberry Day at Fort Langley National Historic Site! Experience the popular cranberry stomp, and play a host of cranberry and farm related games. As well, don’t miss the wonderful cranberry-themed market in the village.

 

Semi-transparent woman looks hauntingly over her shoulder in the fog.

Grave Tales

October 13-15, 18-22, 25-30, 2017
Enhanced fees apply

Join our expert storytellers for a two- or three-hour program of spine-chilling stories, as you walk through the Fort Langley village at night. Advance tickets are a must.

 

Two children trick-or-treat in front of Fort Langley Big House

Kids Fort Langley Halloween

October 28-29, 2017
Fees TBD

Trick-or-treat at Fort Langley National Historic Site! Make a craft, visit the Spooky Servants quarters and get an airbrush tattoo. Geared toward young families. Wear your costumes for great photos.

 

Interpreters dressed in costumes to represent Judge Begbie, James Douglas and a Royal Engineer.

Douglas Day

November 19, 2017
Complimentary admission for Canada 150

November 19, 1858. Mark the day when James Douglas proclaimed British Columbia a Crown Colony in Fort Langley’s Big House. Celebrate BC’s birthday and honour Douglas, our first Governor.

 

Warm light greets people entering a wooden building decorated with Christmas greenery at night.

Old-fashioned Musical Christmas

December 16, 2017, 5 pm - 8 pm
Enhanced fees apply

Join in an evening of music and carols in a magical setting and relax with your friends around the bonfire. Dress for the weather.

 

A costumed interpreter holds a pan of roasted chestnuts in front of the fireplace.

A Fort Langley Christmas

December 16-31, 2017
Enhanced fees apply

Come spend the day at Fort Langley to top off the Canada 150 celebrations. Create magical memories, complete with music and treats, in an old-fashioned fort setting.