Learn to camp participants set up tents inside Fort Langley

Learn to Camp

June 17-18, 2017

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

Discover the Indigenous peoples’ role in Fort Langley’s history and today. Hear First Nations stories with Fern Gabriel at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Challenge your motor skills with archery and the Salmon Run Relay. Witness drumming and weaving demonstrations. If you are interested in learning more about Indigenous culture, this weekend is the time to visit!

Program schedule - June 17 & 18
  • 11:00 a.m.: Drumming welcome song & storytelling
  • 11:30 a.m.: Native Plant Walk
  • 12:00 p.m.: Tour of the Salmon Walk
  • 12:30 p.m.: Salmon Run (family activity)
  • 1:00 p.m.: Drumming & storytelling
  • 1:30 p.m.: Native Plant Walk
  • 2:00 p.m.: Tour of the Salmon Walk
  • 2:30 p.m.: Salmon Run (family activity)
  • 3:00 p.m.: Drumming & storytelling
  • 3:30 p.m.: Native Plant Walk
  • 4:00 p.m.: Tour of the Salmon Walk
  • 4:30 p.m.: Salmon Run (family activity)

All day

  • Weaving
  • Bannock baking
  • Air brush tattoos
  • Archery 

Crowd watching outdoor movie on a giant screen

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 all day on site and at the neighbouring museums.

Then in the evening, Fort Langley National Historic Site will host a free concert featuring M’Girl followed by an outdoor movie on a giant screen at dusk. Bring your chair, snacks, and prepare for an evening outdoors. The first 150 people to come to our promotions tent at 8 pm will receive a #Canada150 zipper pull.

Program schedule
  • 10:00 a.m.: Site opens
  • 10:00 a.m.: Citizenship Ceremony 
  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Blacksmithing and Coopering Demonstrations, hourly 
  • 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: BB Musket Target Practice $3.90 per person
  • 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Airbrush Tattoos
  • 10:30 a.m.: Métis Dancers
  • 11:00 a.m.: Meet Parka!
  • 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Festival of the Book and F.V.R.L.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Henna Artist
  • 11:10 a.m.: Citizenship Ceremony Ends with Singing of O Canada, Bag Pipes
  • 11:30 a.m.: Official Canada Day Flag Raising Ceremony
  • 11:45 a.m.: Canada Day Cake
  • 12:00 p.m.: Meet Parka
  • 12:30 p.m.: Langley Tai Chi
  • 12:45 p.m.: Historic Weapons Demonstration
  • 1:00 p.m.: Métis Dancers
  • 1:00 p.m.: Meet Parka
  • 2:00 p.m.: Historic Weapons Demonstration
  • 2:30 p.m.: Langley Tai Chi
  • 2:30 p.m.: Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers
  • 4:30 p.m.: Fur Trade Game Show
  • 5:00 p.m.: Historic Weapons Demonstration
  • 6:00 p.m.: Family Picnic – Bring your own picnic and a blanket or chairs!
  • 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: M'Girl Concert
  • 8:00 p.m.: Meet Parka
  • 8:30 p.m.: Voyageur Program 
  • 9:30 p.m. to midnight: Outdoor Movie: Beauty & the Beast

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 with a Kwantlen welcome at the river at 1 pm on August 7.

Share your photos of the event using #Canada150 and #FortLangleyNHS.

Visitors looking out from the gallery

Discover the Universe Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

On August 21, Canadians have an opportunity to view a partial solar eclipse nationwide. Maximum eclipse will occur at 10:21 a.m. PDT and we invite you to watch with us. We will provide eclipse glasses to the first 100 visitors to the Fort that day followed by a short presentation free of charge.


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.