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Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada

ESL Youth - Adult: Hudson Bay Company Trade

ESL program at Fort Langley National Historic Site A two-hour ESL program at Fort Langley National Historic Site
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Aboriginal, British, French-Canadian, Hawaiian and Scottish workers came together to create a successful trading operation at Fort Langley in 1827. Explore the homes of early fur traders and watch blacksmithing and barrel-making demonstrations during the two-hour program designed for students learning English as a second language. Your students will love taking photos of each other panning for gold, trying on old-fashioned costumes or standing by BC's oldest building, the Storehouse. This program is geared towards teenage and adult student groups.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognise the importance of this Hudson Bay trading post in the development of Canada. Discover why this location announced the formation of British Columbia.

  • Reflect on the early workers, their roles, and their relationships with First Nations of the area.

Group Fees

  • $6.55 per person;
  • 1 free chaperone per 10 students

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