|November 19, 2016
Join a procession to mark the day on November 19, 1858, when James Douglas proclaimed British Columbia a Crown colony in Fort Langley’s Big House. This annual anniversary celebration honours Douglas, BC’s first Governor.
|December 17, 2016–January 2, 2017
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
|Heritage Holiday at Fort Langley|
Come spend the day at Fort Langley and take part in the kick-off of Canada 150 celebrations. Create magical memories, complete with music and treats, in an old-fashioned fort setting. Admission: $11.70 for adults (17 and over) and $6.30 for children 3–16. Kids age two and under and valid annual pass holders can enter for free. (Closed Dec. 25, 26, and Jan. 1)
|January 3, to March 26, 2017
|Canada 150: Fort Langley puts BC on the map |
Discover the stories behind British Columbia’s birth, which took place at Fort Langley’s Big House in 1858. Explore the homes of the fort workers’ families to get a taste of the multicultural community that thrived leading up to the proclamation. After the 30-minute tour, try on a costume in the Big House and take your photo in this historic place.
|January 21–22, 2017
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
(Some festival activities will run from January 16–20 and 23–27 for school groups. Public also welcome.)
|Vive les Voyageurs French-Canadian Festival |
Tap your feet and clap to the beat of French Canada at this annual winter festival. Enliven a grey January weekend with the unique folklore and culture of the voyageurs and fur traders who lived in 19th-century Fort Langley. Learn a Métis dance, attend a French 101 lesson, join a fur trade wedding, and fill up on delicious maple taffy and poutine while listening to live Voyageur-style music. Complimentary admission for Canada 150.
|January 21, 2017
|Canada 150 ice sculpting |
Kick off Canada 150 with an interesting ice sculpting demonstration. Parka will be there too!
|February 13, 2017
||Family Day |
Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday for free and experience a day in the life of a fur trader’s family. Participate in 1800s chores, watch an historic weapons demonstration, take part in a nature walk, and find out what life was like for a family living at Fort Langley. Take a picture in the photo booth, feed the animals, watch ongoing blacksmith and barrel-making demonstrations, fire a reproduction musket between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., and join in on the fun of a new family scavenger hunt.
|March 11-26, 2017
||Spring Break |
Join us for great old-fashioned activities during spring break. Daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., shoot a target with our reproduction muskets. Visit the farm animals and earn a reward for completing the fun activities in our Xplorers booklet.