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Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada

Birthday Parties

Themes: Gold Fever / High Tea Party / Royal EngineersAdd-ons | Booking | Payment | Guidelines

Host an unforgettable Birthday party at Fort Langley

Host an unforgettable birthday party for your child at Fort Langley National Historic Site! Each party theme will capture your child’s imagination with unique, hands-on activities led by a Parks Canada interpreter.


Birthday Party Themes

Gold Fever Birthday Party

 
Strike it rich as an 1858 gold prospector
© Parks Canada

Imagine you are a gold prospector during the 1858 Fraser River Gold Rush. Put on a gold miner's hat, sign a gold license, and head out to the gold panning station to see if you can strike it rich!

Features

  • Includes all-day site admission.
  • One-hour party includes the following guided activities with Parks Canada interpreter:
    • Try on old-fashioned dress up clothes.
    • Build a house and carry your supplies. 
    • Watch a blacksmithing demonstration.
    • Sign a gold license and pan for gold.
  • Optional bonfire (roasting sticks provided; bring your own food)
  • Download invitations (PDF, 575 KB)

Times

  • Weekends: 10:30 am or 1:30 pm

Cost

  • $10.80 + admission fee (including GST) per child, for a maximum of 15 children. Adult chaperones complimentary.

High Tea Birthday Party


Fancy high tea in Mrs. Newton’s parlour 
© Parks Canada

Imagine your child and her friends having a fancy high tea in the Victorian setting of Mrs. Newton’s parlour in Fort Langley’s Big House. Nibble a spread of delightful high tea goodies, and make a bracelet to take home.

Features

  • Includes all-day site admission.
  • One-hour party includes the following activities with Parks Canada interpreter:
    • High tea refreshments by Little White House Salon Café
    • Make a bracelet to take home 
    • Optional bonfire after program (roasting sticks provided; bring your own food)
  • Use of Big House parlour for the high tea
  • Download invitations (PDF, 619 KB)
Times

  • Weekends: 10:30 am or 1:30 pm

Cost

  • $19.80 + admission fee (including GST) per child, including catered high tea menu.
  • Optimum group size: 6-8 children (minimum 6 required).
  • Admission for adult chaperones is complimentary. If you would like to purchase refreshments for the adults, please request pricing information when booking.

Royal Engineers Birthday Party

Royal Engineers Birthday Party
Show us your 1800s “smiles” and shoot an airsoft musket
© Parks Canada

Experience the excitement of 1858, the year BC became a colony. Sign a gold license and pan for gold. Apprentice as a Royal Engineer and try your aim using an airsoft musket. Take home your souvenir target!

Features

  • Includes all-day site admission.
  • One-hour party includes the following activities with Parks Canada interpreter:
    • Sign a gold license with a fountain pen.
    • Take a group picture dressed as Royal Engineers: show your 1800s smile!
    • Pan for gold. 
    • Fire an air soft musket and take home your souvenir target. Our bb guns shoot biodegradable projectiles at a speed of 425 feet per second in a controlled range. Children under six will require an adult to assist them.
  • Optional bonfire after program (roasting sticks provided; bring your own food)
  • Download invitations (PDF, 683KB)

Times

  • Weekends: 10:30 am or 1:30 pm 

Cost

  • $14.70 + admission fee (including GST) per child. Adult chaperones complimentary.

Add-on Features

Sleep Over

For the ultimate birthday party, pair any of the parties above with a sleepover in our oTENTiks. Here are the details:

  • Choose any of our birthday party themes above. The sleepover option is available from May to Thanksgiving. Your program would be from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
  • Each oTENTik accommodates six people. Calculate how many guests will be sleeping over, in order to reserve the correct number of oTENTiks. 
  • Call 604-513-4799 to discuss coordinating a birthday party with a sleepover.

Catering

Contact lelem’ at the fort for all your catering needs!

Email: jill@lelem.ca
Telephone: 604-343-9277
Mobile: 778-245-2740

Šxwimelə Loot Bags

Gold Fever Loot Bag
© Parks Canada

Our gift shop, Šxwimelə Boutique & Gifts, offers quality loot bags. To order loot bags, contact the site at least seven days prior to your party at 604-888-4477.

Gold Fever Loot Bag: $5 each + tax

  • Sack of gold nugget gum
  • Fort Langley Twig pencil
  • 3 candy sticks
  • Parks Canada Jr. Ambassador Card
  • Fort Langley National Historic Site magnet
  • Fort Langley postcard

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Booking

To book a party, or for more information, contact the bookings coordinator at 604-513-4799 or email us

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Payment

  • Birthday party fees are payable in full at the time of booking. Cancellations received 10 days or more prior to the Birthday Party date are refundable. There are no refunds for cancellations with less than 10 days’ notice.
  • Parents are admitted free, so we encourage adults to stay for the party.

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Guidelines

  • We require a minimum of two parent chaperones.
  • Outside food is permitted and we encourage you to bring your own hot dogs or marshmallows to cook over the bonfire. For catering, see the add-on features section.
  • Pets and smoking are prohibited on site.

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