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oTENTik camping experiences in Vancouver and Victoria, BC


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oTENTik Experiences in Vancouver and Victoria

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[Three oTENTiks in a row.] Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

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[The children sit in an historic jeep with their mother, fitted with military uniforms.]

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[oTENTIk.] Fort Langley National Historic Site

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[The mother, father, and two daughters watch an interpreter's cooperage demonstration.]

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[The mother and three daughters play cards in their oTENTik.]

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Book your stay in an oTENTik!

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What is an oTENTik?

oTENTik, exclusive to Parks Canada, is a cross between an A-frame cabin and a prospector tent mounted on a raised wooden floor. This water resistant accommodation is built to withstand diverse weather conditions and no set-up is required by campers. Each of the five units inside Fort Langley’s historic walls represents the heritage of Fort Langley’s diverse workers:

  • oTENTik 1 – hǝn Ɂǝ́mǝt – First Nations 
  • oTENTik 2 – The Aloha – Hawaiian (ramp accessible) 
  • oTENTik 3 – Chez Louis – French-Canadian voyageurs
  • oTENTik 4 – What Cheer House – North American gold prospectors
  • oTENTik 5 – Stromness – Scottish boat builder’s tent

Our 2022 oTENTik season runs from May 1st to October 6th. Reservations for the 2022 season can be made starting at 8 a.m. on January 18, 2022.

  • Call 1-877-737-3783 or visit to reserve.
  • There are five oTENTiks available; each can accommodate up to six people, with four single lower bunks, arranged in pairs, and one upper bunk (double size)
  • Download:  oTENTik site map (PDF, 1.33 MB)
  • Fees: View cost on fees page
  • A non-refundable reservation fee also applies.

oTENTik Equipment and supplies

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While Hudson’s Bay Company workers would be required to set up camp when travelling and bring their own supplies, we’ve done the work for you, no fuss no muss! Here is what is included with each oTENTik rental and what to bring.

Inside each tent:

  • Sleeping area for up to six people
  • Table and chairs 
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Electricity, heater, mini fridge

Outside the tent:

  • Fire pit and BBQ (includes accessories and propane)
  • Picnic table 
  • Common service building with toilets, sinks, and WIFI hotspot.
  • Farm animals to visit (summer only)

Options available for an additional fee: 

  • Firewood available
Prevent the spread of pests. Buy firewood where you will burn it.

Although we might not see them, invasive insects that threaten our forests can easily hide in firewood. When firewood moves, so do these pests, potentially threatening our beautiful forests.

Learn more about rules for moving firewood and how you can prevent the spread of invasive species.


  • Parking
  • Short walk to grocery store, restaurants, cafe, easy biking/walking trail “The Fort-to-Fort Trail”

Equipment to bring (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Sleeping bags, blankets and pillows 
  • Cooking utensils and dishes
  • Food, snacks and drinks 
  • Clothing 
  • Slippers or indoor shoes 
  • Flashlights 
  • Matches or lighter 
  • Camping chairs 
  • Insect repellent 
  • Bicycles

Food amenities

NOTE: Cooking is not permitted inside the tent

  • Walk to numerous restaurants in the village of Fort Langley (situated within walking distance of the site)
  • BBQs are available for each individual oTENTik
  • Drive to farms and wineries on the Circle Farm Tour


  • Responsible use of alcohol is permitted after 5 p.m. within your camping area


Fort Langley National Historic Site offers many activities to keep you busy and having fun!

A few seconds from your oTENTik tent

Plan to spend the day exploring Fort Langley National Historic Site. Watch blacksmithing demonstrations, learn to build a barrel, visit the farm animals and try your hand at gold panning, you might just strike it rich. Plus don’t miss our many interpretive programs offered by our costumed guides.

A few minutes from your oTENTik tent

  • Explore the village of Fort Langley, browse the antique shops and stop for a treat
  • Walk the Fort-to-Fort Trail. Enjoy the 6 km walk along the Fraser River, take in the astounding views of the surrounding mountains
  • Visit Brae Island Regional Park and take a walk around
  • Rent a bike in town and explore the surrounding area

A few minutes by car from your oTENTik tent

  • Berry picking, winery tours and more on the Circle Farm Tour
  • Winery Tours
  • Greater Vancouver Zoo
  • Shopping in nearby Langley or Abbotsford
  • Walnut Grove offers a movie theatre and indoor swimming
  • Learn more from the Tourism Langley website

Rules and regulations 

Parks Canada oTENTik users must abide by the following rules:

  1. Check-in time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the site’s Visitor Centre (23433 Mavis Ave).
  2. Check-out time: 11 a.m. or earlier.
  3. A valid credit card is required for check in.
  4. A minimum of one adult per oTENTik must be at least 19 years of age. If renting more than one oTENTik, we require at least one representative from each tent to check in at the Visitor Centre and receive orientation.   
  5. For your safety, no food preparation or cooking is allowed inside the tent. 
  6. Smoking is not permitted within the tents or within the Fort walls. Designated smoking area is provided outside the fort walls. 
  7. Pets are not permitted on site. 
  8. Quiet time is from 10 p.m. - 7 a.m. 
  9. If you would like to listen to music, please use personal headphones only.
  10. A fire is only permitted in the group firepit. Please use a bundle of firewood purchased on site, and not the supply of staff firewood located elsewhere on site.  NOTE: During particularly hot, dry conditions campfire bans may be in effect. At these times, we are not able to offer campfires in the fort, however guests will continue to be able to use the BBQs. To check whether or not there is a campfire ban in place, please consult:
  11. Please collect your garbage and leave it in the garbage cans. 
  12. You will be able to review a list of costs that apply to damaged or missing oTENTik supplies. These costs will be applied to recover the expenses for damages that you or your guests cause.
  13. Subject to fine and/or expulsion, it is forbidden to: 
    - Behave in a way that disturbs others (partying, etc.).
    - Keep one’s oTENTik in a condition deemed unsatisfactory by the Park Staff.

Visit our National page to learn about other oTENTik offers!