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Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada

oTENTik

Stay overnight in Vancouver's only Fort

Information | Equipment | Food Amenities | Activities | Reservation Policies

 

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 – hǝn Ɂǝ́mǝt – First Nations 
  • oTENTik 2 – The Aloha – Hawaiian (ramp accessible)
  • 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 from May to mid-October. We also accept organized group reservations on weekends during the winter season. Please call 604-513-4799 to inquire.

  • Reservations begin January 5, 2016. Call 1-877-737-3783 or visit www.reservation.pc.gc.ca.
  • There are five oTENTiks available; each can accommodate up to six people, with four single lower bunks, arranged in pairs, and one upper bunk (double size).
  • Download:  oTENTik site map (PDF, 1.33 MB)
  • Fees: $120/night, per oTENTik. Site admission fees also apply (you can opt to purchase an annual pass instead). A non-refundable reservation fee also applies.

oTENTik Equipment & Supplies

a family enjoying the oTENTik
© 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
  • Table and chairs 
  • Broom and dustpan 
  • Cooking equipment, dishes and utensils 
  • Lockbox
  • Electricity, heater, mini fridge

Outside the tent:

  • Shared fire pit and BBQs (includes accessories and propane)
  • Picnic table 
  • Common service building with board games, toilets and water 
  • Wifi is available in limited areas
  • Farm animals to visit (late May to early September)

Nearby:

  • Parking
  • 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 and drinks 
  • Clothing 
  • Slippers or indoor shoes 
  • Flashlights 
  • Matches or lighter 
  • Camping chairs 
  • Insect repellent 
  • Bicycles


Food Amenities

NOTE: Cooking is not permitted inside the tent

  • Visit lelem’ at the fort café
  • Walk to numerous restaurants in the village of Fort Langley (situated within walking distance of the site)
  • BBQs are available for common use, including one designated vegetarian BBQ
  • Drive to farms and wineries on the Circle Farm Tour. circlefarmtour.com/langley

Alcohol

  • Responsible use of alcohol is permitted after 5pm within your camping area

Activities

Fort Langley National Historic Site offers many activities to keep you busy and having fun!

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, winery tours and more on the Circle Farm Tour
  • Winery Tours
  • Greater Vancouver Zoo
  • Shopping in nearby Langley or Abbotsford
  • Walnut Grove offers a movie theatre and indoor swimming
  • Learn more from the Tourism Langley website

Rules & Regulations 

Parks Canada oTENTik users must abide by the following rules:

  1. Check-in time: 3-5 pm at the site’s Visitor Centre (23433 Mavis Ave).
  2. Check-out time: 11 am or earlier.
  3. A valid credit card is required for check in.
  4. 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.   
  5. For your safety, no food preparation or cooking is allowed inside the tent. 
  6. Smoking is not permitted within the tents or within the Fort walls. Designated smoking area is provided outside the fort walls. 
  7. Pets are not permitted within the tents or within the historic fort walls. 
  8. Quiet time is from 10pm - 7am. 
  9. If you would like to listen to music, please use personal headphones only.
  10. A fire is only permitted in the group firepit. Please use your complimentary bundle of firewood, and not the supply of staff firewood located elsewhere on site.  NOTE: During particularly hot, dry conditions campfire bans may be in effect. At these times, we are not able to offer campfires in the fort, however guests will continue to be able to use the BBQs. To check whether or not there is a campfire ban in place, please consult: http://bcwildfire.ca/hprscripts/wildfirenews/bans.asp
  11. Please collect your garbage and leave it in the garbage cans. 
  12. You will be able to review a list of costs that apply to damaged or missing oTENTik supplies. These costs will be applied to recover the expenses for damages that you or your guests cause.
  13. 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.


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