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Fort Langley National Historic Site

2017 Calendar of Events

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Spring break

March 11-26, 2017
Complimentary admission for Canada 150

Join us for great old-fashioned activities during spring break. Daily from 11 am to 3 pm, shoot a target with our reproduction muskets (small fee applies). Visit the farm animals and earn a reward for completing the fun activities in our Xplorers booklet.

Schedule

  • 10:30 am - Intro (in Storehouse)
  • 11:30 am - Tools of the Trade—Blacksmith Demonstration
  • 12:00 pm - Canada 150: Fort Langley puts BC on the Map
  • 12:30 pm - Daily Feature
  • 1:00 pm - Intro (in Storehouse)
  • 1:30 pm - Tools of the Trade—Barrel-making Demonstration
  • 2:00 pm - Historic Weapons Demonstration
  • 2:30 pm - Canada 150: Fort Langley puts BC on the Map
  • 3:30 pm - Tools of the Trade—Blacksmith Demonstration

Kwantlen Walking Tours

Tours take place at 11 am and noon on March 11, 12, 25 and 26, 2017.

Hear the story of a community pulling together during salmon season to harvest and prepare salmon for food and export. Expert storyteller, Fern Gabriel of the Kwantlen First Nation, will lead you on a one-hour tour of the fort grounds. The tours will begin in front of the Visitor Centre featuring the beautiful sculptures by Kwantlen artist Drew Atkins, through the tree groves outside the fort, and conclude on the fort grounds.

Fort Langley National Historic Site (Parks Canada) is a proud supporter of the Kwantlen Walking Tours.


Cultural Evening at the Fort

March 25, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tickets are $25 (+ service fee) -
www.CulturalNightAtTheFort.brownpapertickets.com

Join us after hours for a special, adult-only evening inside Fort Langley National Historic Site. Discover the cultural connections between Fort Langley and the Kwantlen First Nations today, back to the fort’s establishment in 1827 and beyond.

Start the evening with snacks at lelem' at the fort Café, with wine and beer available for sale. Make your way upstairs in the Big House for music with M’Girl. M’Girl (www.mgirlmusic.ca) is an ensemble of Indigenous women with stories and songs about water ways, the strength of the four-legged, the winged ones and the gifts received from Mother Earth. Then spend time around the bonfire enjoying the evening and listening to the talented Kwantlen storyteller, Fern Gabriel.


Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

April 16, 2017
Complimentary admission for Canada 150

Calling all little bunnies! Your mission: complete the all-ages scavenger hunt that will take you exploring around the fort and earn treats as you go. The activities will take place inside the fort walls, and run all day from 10 am to 5 pm.

At 11am, 1 pm and 3 pm, kids five and under can participate in the “Egg Scramble,” where they will be grouped by age and will find as many eggs as they can on the giant map of British Columbia. The egg scramble happens fast, ending when all the eggs have been found.


National Canadian Film Day 150

April 19, 2017, at 7 pm
http://FortFilmNight.brownpapertickets.com

Want to be part of the world’s largest film festival ever? On April 19, you can, thanks to the National Canadian Film Day 150. Reserve your free ticket for the screening of “La Grande Seduction” at Fort Langley National Historic Site at 7 pm.


Volunteer Appreciation

April 23, 2017, 1 pm - 4 pm

Volunteers who gave their time to support the fort this year will be invited to a reception to honour them for their contributions.


Fort Langley Beer & Food Festival

May 20, 2017, noon - 5 pm
https://fortlangleybeerandfoodfestival.squarespace.com/

“Tap into the Local” with us outside the palisades of the Fort Langley National Historic site with the best of local craft beer, food and entertainment. Mark your calendars for an afternoon filled with old fashioned fun!


Victoria Day

May 22, 2017
Complimentary admission for Canada 150

Watch for Fort Langley National Historic Site’s float in the 95th annual Fort Langley May Day Parade, which starts at 11am, followed by a community fair. From 10 am to 5 pm, explore the fort, visit the farm animals, and watch historic demonstrations.


Learn to Camp

June 17-18 & 24-25, 2017
Fees TBD

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


Aboriginal Day

June 17-18, 2017

Complimentary admission for Canada 150.
A great day to celebrate our country’s indigenous heritage by discovering the Indigenous people’s role in Fort Langley’s history. Hear First Nations stories and try some new activities.


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. Fort Langley’s celebration continues at the neighbouring museums: Langley Centennial Museum and the BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum – be sure to visit us all for a fun-filled day.


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 at 1 pm on August 7.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.