November

December

 

Demonstration of Metis jigging

Louis Riel Day

November 18, 2017

Join with several Métis organizations who will be presenting Louis Riel Day at Fort Langley NHS. The day will be packed with Métis cultural activities, from finger weaving to jigging and archery. 

 

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.

 

holiday wreath

Fresh Holiday Wreath Workshop

December 2, 2017, at noon
Advance tickets required. Ticket link: FortLangleyWreath.brownpapertickets.com

Imagine having your home trimmed with fresh green boughs for the holiday season. Join us for an afternoon workshop to craft your own gorgeous wreath. Our talented facilitator will guide you from start to finish. The workshop will take between two and four hours, depending on how elaborate you want your masterpiece to be. Tickets ($65) must be purchased in advance and include: all wreath-making materials and instruction, a hot drink and treats. Great fun!

 

Visitors sing Christmas carols around a bonfire

Old-fashioned Musical Christmas

December 16, 2017, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
$9.30/adult, $3.90/youth, age 5 and under free. Passes not valid for this event.

Join in a magical evening of carols around the fire, Indigenous music performances and a musical Dickens reading all inside Fort Langley’s historic walls. Get a free photo of your party at our professional photo booth. Sign a card with a fountain pen, sample heritage hot chocolate, and admire the big Christmas tree. lelƏm’ at the fort café will offer hot drinks, baked goods, tourtière and cookie decorating.

Most activities will be indoors, but dress for the weather, as you will be exploring from building to building, rain or shine.

We will be collecting food for the Langley Food Bank at the event. Please feel free to contribute non-perishable food donations at our Visitor Centre.


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

A Fort Langley Christmas

December 22-23, 27-30, 2017
Complimentary admission for Canada 150

Top off Parks Canada’s complimentary admission year at Fort Langley, the place where BC became BC.

Hear Kwantlen stories, taste a chestnut roasted over the fire, and make a beautiful cedar ornament. Take a guided tour at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m., or enjoy the daily feature at noon. At 2 p.m., see what our interpreters have baked up in the outdoor oven. Admire the giant outdoor Christmas tree and take family photos at various scenic spots on site.

lelƏm’ at the fort café will offer hot drinks, baked goods, tourtière and cookie decorating.

We will be collecting food for the Langley Food Bank at the event. Please feel free to contribute non-perishable food donations at our Visitor Centre.