Stay Overnight in Vancouver's Only Fort!
Information | Equipment | Food Amenities | Activities | Reservation Policies
Connect to your cultural heritage and experience life inside the fort as only the Hudson’s Bay Company employees could. © Parks Canada
What is oTENTik?
oTENTik, exclusive to Parks Canada, is a cross between an A-frame cabin and a prospector tent mounted on a raised wooden floor. This water resistant accommodation is built to withstand diverse weather conditions and no set-up is required by campers. Each of the five units inside Fort Langley’s historic walls represents the heritage of Fort Langley’s diverse workers:
- oTENTik 1 – The First Nations tent (wheelchair accessible)
- oTENTik 2 – The Aloha – Did you know Hawaiian workers live
- oTENTik 3 – Chez Louis – French-Canadian Voyageurs
- oTENTik 4 – What Cheer House – North American Gold Prospectors
- oTENTik 5 – Stromness – Scottish boat builder’s tent
- Our oTENTik season runs May 1 – October 13, 2014. Reservations begin March 24 at 1-877-737-3783 or www.pccamping.ca
- There are five oTENTiks available, each can accommodate up to 6 people, with four single lower bunks, arranged in pairs, and one upper bunk (double size).
oTENTik Site Map (PDF, 1.51MB)
- Check-in time: 2 pm – 4:30 pm at the site’s Visitor Centre (23433 Mavis Ave.)
- Check-out time: 11 am or earlier
Fees: $120/night, per oTENTik (taxes and one bundle of firewood included). Site admission fees also apply (you may also opt to purchase an annual pass instead). A non-refundable reservation fee will also apply.
For more info on our Reservation Policies click here.
© Parks Canada
While Hudson’s Bay Company workers would be required to set up camp when travelling and bring their own supplies, we’ve done the work for you, no fuss no muss! Here is what is included with each oTENTik rental and what to bring:
Inside each tent:
- Sleeping area for up to six people: two bunk beds and one queen sized bed
- A table with seating for up to six people
- One lantern with rechargeable batteries
- One broom and one dustpan
- Cooking Equipment, dishes and utensils
- Lockbox for valuables
- Mini fridge
- Electric lighting
- Small heater
Outside the tent:
- Shared propane BBQ and accessories
- Personal picnic table
- Firewood for use at group fire pit
- A common service building with board games, hot beverage machine, toilets, water, and use of showers in the evening.
- Wifi is available in the common area and in most oTENTiks.
- Farm animals to visit
- Parking spaces for up to two vehicles
- Short walk to grocery store, restaurants, cafe, easy biking/walking trail “The Fort-to-Fort Trail”
Equipment to bring (this list is not exhaustive):
- Sleeping bags, blankets and pillows
- Food, snacks & drinks
- Slippers or indoor shoes
- Matches or lighter
- Camping chairs
- Insect repellent
Note: Cooking is not permitted inside the tent
- Lunch available for purchase at our Full Barrel Cafe, or walk to numerous restaurants in the village of Fort Langley(situated within walking distance of the site).
- BBQ’s available for common use, including one designated vegetarian BBQ.
Fort Langley National Historic Site offers many activities to keep you busy and having fun!
Evening Campfire Programs
New for 2014, we will offer campfire programs three times per week for oTENTik guests at 5:30 pm. On days where campfire programs are not offered, a morning interpretive program, exclusive for oTENTik guests, will instead be offered at 9:15 am.
A few seconds from your oTENTik tent:
Plan to spend the day exploring Fort Langley National Historic Site! Watch blacksmithing demonstrations, learn to build a barrel, visit the farm animals and try your hand at gold panning, you might just strike it rich. Plus don’t miss our many interpretive program offered by our costumed guides.
A few minutes from your oTENTik tent:
- Explore the village of Fort Langley, browse the antique shops and stop for a treat!
- Walk the Fort-to-Fort Trail. Enjoy the 6km walk along the Fraser River, take in the astounding views of the surrounding mountains!
- Visit Brae Island Regional Park and take a walk around.
- Rent a bike in town and explore the surrounding area.
A few minutes by car from your oTENTik tent:
- Berry picking at local berry farms
- Winery Tours
- Greater Vancouver Zoo
- Shopping in nearby Langley or Abbotsford
- Walnut Grove offers a movie theatre and indoor swimming
A few rules:
Parks Canada oTENTik users must abide by the following rules:
- A minimum of one adult per oTENTik must be at least 19 years of age. If renting more than one oTENTik, we require at least one representative from each tent to check in at the Visitor Centre and receive orientation.
- For your safety, no food preparation or cooking is allowed inside the tent.
- Smoking is not permitted within the tents or within the Fort walls. Designated smoking area is provided outside the fort walls.
- Pets are not permitted within the tents or within the historic fort walls.
- Quiet time is from 10 pm – 7 am
- Only the use of personal headphones is allowed for listening to music in the fort.
- A fire is only permitted in the group firepit. Please use only your complimentary bundle of firewood, and not the supply of staff firewood located elsewhere on site.
- You must collect your garbage and leave it in the receptacles designed for that purpose.
- Subject to fine and/or expulsion, it is forbidden to:
- Behave in a way that disturbs others (partying etc)
- Keep one’s oTENTik in a condition deemed unsatisfactory by the Park Staff.
- A list of costs that apply to damaged or missing oTENTik supplies will be reviewed with you at the time of check in to recover the costs for damages you or your guests cause.