Experience the history of Fort Langley from your classroom! Meet virtually with an experienced heritage presenter to discover the importance and impact of the fur trade on the road to the creation of the colony of British Columbia.

Learning Objectives

  • The history of the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Canadian fur trade;
  • Fort Langley’s role as a diversified trading post; and,
  • the events leading up the proclamation of the colony of British Columbia at Fort Langley on November 19, 1858.

Designed for students in grades K-12, this school program addresses the "Big Ideas" for Social Studies in BC’s course curriculum for grades K to 10, especially exploring concepts relevant to students in grades 3-5 and 8-10.

Teacher information

  • Book now!
  • Fees: $3.90 per student, minimum charge of $39.00 per booking
  • Capacity: One class per time slot, maximum of 30 students per class
  • Method: A Google Meet link will be provided to you at the time of booking
  • Offered: September to June; 10:00 am - 11:00 am or 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Language: Available in English or French
  • Please ensure that all schools have a fair chance to participate in our programs: give us at least two weeks' notice of any cancellations, so that we may offer the time slot to another class.

How the program works

  • A Parks Canada interpreter will meet your class on Google Meet and deliver a virtual interpretive program about the importance and impact of the fur trade on the road to the creation of the colony of British Columbia.
  • After the presentation, watch a live flint and steel demonstration as a Parks Canada interpreter will make fire using basic tools.
  • At the end of the program, there will be time for a short question and answer period.

After your visit