Douglas Day

Culture and entertainment History
Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location(s): Fort Langley National Historic Site
Cost: Regular admission fees apply

Event description

The significance of Douglas Day is to highlight that on November 19, 1858, Sir James Douglas proclaimed the Colony of British Columbia in the Fort Langley Big House.

Two program highlights are the Proclamation skit at 12:00 pm and the White Glove Program at 1:30 pm. Join one of our guided tours to learn more about BC’s history. Or to give you a chance to learn the deeper story, we’re offering multilingual audio tours without an additional fee on November 17th and 19th, 2019. Request yours in the Visitor Centre.

Schedule

10:45 am – Fort Langley 101
Join us for a 15-minute synopsis of Fort Langley’s story, starting at the big wooden entry gates. Today’s tour will focus on James Douglas’s connection to Fort Langley.

11 am – Coopering Demonstration
Watch a demonstration in the cooperage and learn how barrels were made to export salmon and other goods from Fort Langley.

12 pm – Feature Presentation
Watch a skit on the Proclamation of British Columbia in the Big House.

1:15 pm – Fort Langley 101
Join us for a 15-minute synopsis of Fort Langley’s story, starting at the big wooden entry gates. Today’s tour will focus on James Douglas’s connection to Fort Langley.

1:30 pm – White Glove Program
Visit the Big House and hear the stories of Fort Langley’s past through hands-on examination of historic objects. See Sir James Douglas’s satchel!

3 pm – Fire Program
Whether we show you blacksmithing, flint and steel, or baking, our interpreters will definitely spark your interest with this demonstration.

4:00 pm – Fort Langley 101
Join us for a 15-minute synopsis of Fort Langley’s story, starting at the big wooden entry gates. Today’s tour will focus on James Douglas’s connection to Fort Langley.

4:30 pm – Flag lowering ceremony
Witness the lowering of the flag.

Admission details

Please purchase admission inside the Visitor Centre: $7.80/adult; $6.55/senior. Free admission for youth 17 and under and annual pass holders.