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Fort Langley National Historic Site

School Programs

Grades 9-adults: Resource, Profit and Politics Challenge

Resource, Profit and Politics Challenge 
© Parks Canada / M. Boland 2009

Will you accept the challenge? Come and join the Company of Adventurers here at Fort Langley National Historic Site. Take on the role of the boss, Mr. James Murray Yale. Can you keep the fort running smoothly? Make crucial decisions and complete necessary tasks to find out if you will survive or thrive as the Chief Trader – assemble a barrel, decipher furs, learn a different language and act out the Proclamation of the Colony of British Columbia. This program encourages hands on learning and teamwork, as your students will work as a team to complete the Resources, Profit and Politics Challenge.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the economic, social, political, and cultural impacts of contact with Europeans on BC First Nations during the period of the land-based fur trade up to Confederation


  • Availability: September to June
  • Program Length: 2 hours
  • Wednesday to Friday: 10 am–noon & 12:30–2:30 pm


  • Youth: $3.90
  • One adult (including teachers and parent chaperones) per five students is free.
  • Additional adults: $6.55

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