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Fort Langley National Historic Site

2014 Calendar of Events




*Advance tickets required

Grave Tales

Various dates in October (See ticket sales links for details.)

Grave Tales © Parks Canada

The popular Grave Tales historic walking tours are back! Spine-chilling stories are depicted at night by our expert storytellers as you walk through the Fort Langley village. Reservations are a must. Tickets go on sale at the following links on August 15 at 8am:

Family Fright at the Fort

October 25 & 26, 11am - 3pm (FREE for valid annual pass holders. Age 2 and under - FREE; age 3-16 - $6.30; age 17+ - $11.70)

Family Fright at the Fort © Parks Canada

Trick-r-treat at Fort Langley National Historic Site, and discover surprises along the way! This year’s event features magic shows with Scary Gary the Pirate. Showtimes are at 11:30pm, 12:45pm and 2pm each day. Decorate a pumpkin, get your face painted, and make a craft. The Full Barrel Café will be serving up a Halloween menu. Geared toward young families – wear your costumes for great photo.

The best deal is to enter free with your annual pass at the door. Annual passes may be purchased at the door, though allow extra time, as it will be busy! Or, individual tickets may be purchased in advance; this will ensure seating at desired magic show time:

Douglas Day

November 19 (Regular admission fees apply; free for annual pass holders.)

Douglas Day © Parks Canada

Douglas Day marks the day on November 19, 1858, when James Douglas proclaimed British Columbia a Crown Colony in Fort Langley’s Big House. Mark this significant event by taking your photo on the spot where BC was established, watching a skit and enjoying family activities.

Gold Rush Murder Mystery Dinner

November 29, 6:30pm

Gold Rush Murder Mystery Dinner © Parks Canada

The year is 1858. Ten days after British Columbia is proclaimed a colony, you and your companions yearning for a better life decide to go north and claim your stake in the Gold Rush. At the cusp of adventure, you arrive at the gates of Fort Langley planning to celebrate your new life and prospective wealth, when everything goes awry. A festive evening takes a dark turn as murder strikes in the birthplace of BC. Worst of all, you are suspect until you can prove otherwise!

Join us for an evening of intrigue with Fort Langley's brand new event Gold Rush Murder Mystery. Experience the thrill of solving a mystery in the exact location where BC was proclaimed a colony. The event includes a hearty meal that would delight the stomach of the hungriest gold miner, the opportunity to get dressed into select period costume pieces, as well the chance to win prizes for the most convincing performance and best costume.

Reservations required. Tickets go on sale October 16 at:

Heritage Holiday at the Fort

December 20 - January 4 (Regular admission fees apply; free for annual pass holders.)

Heritage Holiday at the Fort © Parks Canada / Scott Munn

Get away from the holiday bustle and make memories with your family and friends at the fort! Enjoy a traditional holiday atmosphere, crafts, and children’s activities. (Closed Dec. 25, 26, Jan 1)