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Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada

ESL Youth - Adult: Hudson Bay Company Trade

Fort Langley National Historic Site
A two-hour ESL program at Fort Langley National Historic Site
© Parks Canada

Aboriginal, British, French-Canadian, Hawaiian and Scottish workers came together to create a successful trading operation at Fort Langley in 1827. Explore the homes of early fur traders and watch blacksmithing and barrel-making demonstrations during the two-hour program designed for students learning English as a second language. Your students will love taking photos of each other panning for gold, trying on old-fashioned costumes or standing by BC's oldest building, the Storehouse. This program is geared towards teenage and adult student groups.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognise the importance of this Hudson Bay trading post in the development of Canada. Discover why this location announced the formation of British Columbia.

  • Reflect on the early workers, their roles, and their relationships with First Nations of the area.


  • Availability: Year-round
  • Program Length: 2 hours

Group Fees

  • $6.55 per person;
  • 1 free chaperone per 10 students.

We offer free bus and vehicle parking.

Stay Overnight in Vancouver's only Fort!

oTENTik, exclusive to Parks Canada, is a cross between an A-frame cabin and a prospector tent mounted on a raised wooden floor. We have five units and they sleep six! Find out more by calling 604-513-4799.

Make a day of it! Rent bicycles and explore!

Before or after your visit to Fort Langley National Historic Site, enjoy the group discount rate on bicycle rentals at the Fort Cyclery, three blocks away. Try the gentle ride along the Fort to Fort Trail. This is a favourite for casual cyclists, featuring over 10 km of beautiful scenery along the Fraser River.
Call the Fort Cyclery to reserve your bikes at 604-881-2453.

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