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Fort Langley National Historic Site

2014 Calendar of Events

September

October

November

December

*Advance tickets required


“Bannock & Oatmeal” Celtic & Métis Dance Performances

September 13, 14, 20, 21 at 1pm

Bannock & Oatmeal
A one-act theatrical dance piece written by Lisa Shepherd, and performed by Lisa Shepherd and the Maple Sugar Jiggers.
© Lisa Shephard

“Bannock & Oatmeal”, shares the oral tradition of Métis dance while helping connect the dots of what it means to be Métis. Does it mean that a person is French and Cree? White or red? Perhaps, there is much more to the story than this.

Bannock & Oatmeal peels away the layers of mixed ancestry, fiddle music and Celtic dance of one of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples to reveal a teaching that is thousands of years old. The show is one part story, one part dance and two parts heartbeat.



Cranberry Festival

October 11, 10am - 4pm (save 50% off site admission – one day only – with site activities continuing on Sunday and Monday)

Cranberry Festival
© Parks Canada

Fort Langley is famous for one of Thanksgiving's main ingredients: the cranberry. On Thanksgiving weekend, discover the history of cranberry use by First Nations people in British Columbia, and how the Hudson's Bay Company exported these treasured fruits in the 1850s. A cranberry treasure hunt will take place throughout the weekend – a great place to relax with extended family.

On Saturday, October 11 only, browse nearly 100 vendors’ wares in the village of Fort Langley, just a few blocks away from Fort Langley National Historic Site. Site admission is 50% off that day, so stop by to watch a barrel-making demonstration, make cranberry bannock at 11am, 2pm and 4pm, play cranberry-related games and more.


Grave Tales

Various dates in October (See ticket sales links for details.)

Grave Tales
© Parks Canada

The popular Grave Tales historic walking tours are back! Spine-chilling stories are depicted at night by our expert storytellers as you walk through the Fort Langley village. Reservations are a must. Tickets go on sale at the following links on August 15 at 8am:


Family Fright at the Fort

October 25 & 26, 11am - 3pm (FREE for valid annual pass holders. Age 2 and under - FREE; age 3-16 - $6.30; age 17+ - $11.70)

Family Fright at the Fort
© Parks Canada

Trick-r-treat at Fort Langley National Historic Site, and discover surprises along the way! This year’s event features magic shows with Scary Gary the Pirate. Showtimes are at 11:30pm, 12:45pm and 2pm each day. Decorate a pumpkin, get your face painted, and make a craft. The Full Barrel Café will be serving up a Halloween menu. Geared toward young families – wear your costumes for great photo.

The best deal is to enter free with your annual pass at the door. Annual passes may be purchased at the door, though allow extra time, as it will be busy! Or, individual tickets may be purchased in advance; this will ensure seating at desired magic show time: www.brownpapertickets.com


Douglas Day

November 19 (Regular admission fees apply; free for annual pass holders.)

Douglas Day
© Parks Canada

Douglas Day marks the day on November 19, 1858, when James Douglas proclaimed British Columbia a Crown Colony in Fort Langley’s Big House. Mark this significant event by taking your photo on the spot where BC was established, watching a skit and enjoying family activities.


Gold Rush Murder Mystery Dinner

November 29, 6:30pm

Gold Rush Murder Mystery Dinner
© Parks Canada

The year is 1858. Ten days after British Columbia is proclaimed a colony, you and your companions yearning for a better life decide to go north and claim your stake in the Gold Rush. At the cusp of adventure, you arrive at the gates of Fort Langley planning to celebrate your new life and prospective wealth, when everything goes awry. A festive evening takes a dark turn as murder strikes in the birthplace of BC. Worst of all, you are suspect until you can prove otherwise!

Join us for an evening of intrigue with Fort Langley's brand new event Gold Rush Murder Mystery. Experience the thrill of solving a mystery in the exact location where BC was proclaimed a colony. The event includes a hearty meal that would delight the stomach of the hungriest gold miner, the opportunity to get dressed into select period costume pieces, as well the chance to win prizes for the most convincing performance and best costume.

Reservations required. Tickets go on sale October 16 at:  brownpapertickets.com .


Heritage Holiday at the Fort

December 20 - January 4 (Regular admission fees apply; free for annual pass holders.)

Heritage Holiday at the Fort
© Parks Canada

Get away from the holiday bustle and make memories with your family and friends at the fort! Enjoy a traditional holiday atmosphere, crafts, and children’s activities. (Closed Dec. 25, 26, Jan 1)