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Fort Langley National Historic Site

2016 Calendar of Events

February

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*Advance tickets required.


Douglas Day

November 19, 2016

 

At 10 am, 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. Every year we celebrate B.C’s birthday and honour Douglas, our first Governor.


Heritage Holiday at Fort Langley

December 17, 2016 - January 2, 2017 (closed Dec. 25, 26, and Jan. 1)

an interpreter roasting chestnuts over a fireplace 

Age 17+ - $11.70, age 3 to 16 - $6.30, age 2 and under -free. FREE for valid annual pass holders at the door. This year, annual passes are valid for two years from date of purchase - a great gift for a family on your list at $49.00.

Create magical memories in the old-fashioned fort setting.

Taste chestnuts by the open fireplace in our holiday workshop from 11 am to 4 pm. Children will love the crafts and the Twelve Days of Heritage Holiday scavenger hunt to earn a treat. All ages can craft a handwritten letter with pen and ink for a loved one, then relax with coffee or lunch at lelem’ at the fort Café. Watch hourly barrel-making and blacksmithing demonstrations, and at 12 pm and 2 pm, laugh along with our holiday-themed Fur Trade Wedding, where you might just find yourself as the bride or groom. And make sure to capture a picture of your group in costume at our holiday photo booth.

Complete with music and treats, Fort Langley National Historic Site is a great place to spend the day and kick off Canada 150.


Canada 150 Ice Sculpting

January 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Complimentary admission for Canada 150.

Kick off Canada 150 with a fascinating ice sculpting demonstration. Parka will be there too!


Vive les Voyageurs French-Canadian Festival

January 21 - 22, 2017, 10 am to 5 pm (Some festival activities will be running from January 16 to 20 and 23-27 for school groups; public also welcome)

Complimentary admission for Canada 150.

 

Tap your feet and clap to the beat of French Canada at Fort Langley National Historic Site’s annual winter festival.

Enliven a grey January weekend with the unique folklore and culture of the voyageurs and fur traders who lived at 19th-century Fort Langley. Learn a Métis dance, attend a French 101 lesson, join our Fur Trade Wedding and fill up on delicious maple taffy and poutine while listening to live Voyageur-style music.

Click here for the school field trip.


Family Day

February 13, 2017

Complimentary admission for Canada 150.

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday for free and experience a day in the life of a fur trader 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 our photo booth, feed the animals, watch ongoing blacksmith and barrel-making demonstrations, fire a reproduction musket between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (small fee applies), and join in on the fun with our new family scavenger hunt.

Schedule

  • 10:30 am - Children’s Chores—What did kids do? Time to get to work!
  • 11:00 am - Nature Walk—What did families gather to eat?
  • 12:00 pm - Canada 150: Fort Langley puts BC on the Map—What part did families play?
  • 12:30 pm - Historic Weapons
  • 1:00 pm - Children’s Chores—What did kids do? Time to get to work!
  • 1:30 pm - Nature Walk—What did families gather to eat?
  • 2:30 pm - Canada 150: Fort Langley puts BC on the Map
  • 3:00 pm - Historic Weapons
  • 3:30 pm - Children’s Chores—What did kids do? Time to get to work!

Spring Break

March 11–26, 2017

Complimentary admission for Canada 150.

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 (small fee applies). Visit the farm animals and earn a reward for completing the fun activities in our Xplorers booklet.

Schedule

  • 10:30 am - Intro (in Storehouse)
  • 11:30 am - Tools of the Trade—Blacksmith Demonstration
  • 12:00 pm - Canada 150: Fort Langley puts BC on the Map
  • 12:30 pm - Daily Feature
  • 1:00 pm - Intro (in Storehouse)
  • 1:30 pm - Tools of the Trade—Barrel-making Demonstration
  • 2:00 pm - Historic Weapons Demonstration
  • 2:30 pm - Canada 150: Fort Langley puts BC on the Map
  • 3:30 pm - Tools of the Trade—Blacksmith Demonstration