Note: Only places administered by Parks Canada are offering free admission in 2017. Entry fees apply to sites managed by third parties.

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Day 1

Departure from Vancouver
Fort Langley, 48 km from Vancouver (1 hour)

Travel through time to the 1800s when French-Canadian traders bartered with coastal First Nations for salmon, cranberries and beaver pelts, and the Fraser River swarmed with 30,000 gold-hunting prospectors. Fort Langley National Historic Site was at the heart of the action, and you can walk in the footsteps of history right in the cradle of the colony of British Columbia. Talk to interpreters in authentic costume, learn to pan for gold, hear the clang of the anvil in the blacksmith’s forge and sign up to a BB musket firing target practice.

In the evening, there’s no need to leave if you’ve booked a cosy oTENTik for a magical stay within the wooden palisade walls. Stay warm around the campfire before sleeping soundly in your bunk.




Two young girls seated in front of a campfire roasting wieners.

Fort Langley National Historic Site

Day 2

Fort Langley

Nothing tastes better than a hearty breakfast around the camp fire; burn off those calories with a walk along the Fraser River with gently sloping mountains soaring up either side. Explore the picturesque village of Fort Langley with its boutiques, antique shops and delicious bakeries and restaurants.

Find out why foodies from around the world flock to British Columbia when you head out on the Circle Farm Tour; from juicy cranberries, blueberries and blackberries to creamy artisan cheeses, house-cured charcuterie, delicate jams and jellies, and award-winning vineyards and breweries, this lush farmland has it all.

Return to Vancouver in late afternoon (1 hour – 48 km)



A row of historic wooden buildings connected by a path and lit as night falls.

Fort Langley National Historic Site

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