Heritage Holidays at the Fort

Hours: December 21-23, 27-30, 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm. Note that the site is closed December 25, 26 and January 1.

Start a new tradition of exploring cozy, charming Fort Langley National Historic Site during the holidays. Start your visit by visiting the Cooperage, where you can taste a roasted chestnut by the stone fireplace or make a craft Then, pick up our kids’ scavenger hunt or join a guided tour to learn about historic holiday traditions. Finish in the Big House with a white glove talk and old-fashioned fountain pen activity.

Check our schedule for musical performances during the afternoons. Enjoy lunch or a treat at lelәm’ at the fort café or shop for something special at šxwimelә boutique & gifts. 

Fees: $7.80 per adult; $6.55 per senior. Free admission for youth 17 and under and annual pass holders. Fort Langley National Historic Site’s 2020 annual passes are on sale for $15.70 per adult and $13.20 per senior.

Activity Schedule:

10:00 a.m. Site opens
10:30 a.m. Guided tour (Cooperage)
11:15 a.m. White Glove talk (Big House)
11:30 a.m. Pen & ink (Big House)
12:00 p.m. Guided tour (Cooperage)
12:45 p.m. White Glove talk (Big House)
1:00 p.m. Pen & ink (Big House)
3:00 p.m. Guided tour (Cooperage)
3:45 p.m. White Glove talk (Big House)
4:00 p.m. Pen & ink (Big House)
4:30 p.m. Flag lowering
5:00 p.m. Site closes

Music Schedule:

December 21
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Lisa Shepherd and Keith Hill (Servants’ Quarters)
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Mount Pleasant Brass Band (Theatre)

December 22
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Vita Quartet carolers (Theatre or fire pit)

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Harpist Leanne Page and Conner (Big House)

December 23
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Harpist Leanne Page (Big House)

December 27
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Lisa Shepherd and Keith Hill (Servants’ Quarters)

December 28
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Harpist Leanne Page (Big House)

December 29
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Vita Quartet carolers (Theatre or fire pit)

Brigade Days
Fort Langley reenactors follow a bagpiper in a procession

Experience British Columbia’s early culture at Fort Langley’s Brigade Days. Meet fascinating characters demonstrating 19th century skills, listen to music and smell what’s cooking as you walk through the encampment. Fun for all ages.

Highlights include collecting trading cards from the different re-enactors (kids can even create their own!), a visit to the Washer Women’s laundry camp, and the Fur Trade Fashion Show.

Want to get in on the excitement? New this year, compete in our “Fort Feats of Strength” contest, an exciting old-fashioned relay race. Come with your team of eight adults (age 18+) or team up with other visitors on the spot. The champions will have their name displayed on site.

And of course, don’t miss the “Arrival of the Fur Brigades” canoe re-enactment by the river.

Grave Tales
Semi-transparent woman in front of Big House

Join our expert storytellers for a two- or three-hour program of spine-chilling stories, as you walk through the Fort Langley village at night.


Event dates:

Various dates from October 16 - November 3 (see below)

Admission details:

Cost: $13.20 to $20.60. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Prices include tax; ticketing service fee additional. Tickets go on sale September 5 at 7:00 pm online.

Purchase your tickets

2-hour Adult edition

Start times:

7:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Cost:

$17.10

October dates:

  • 16,
  • 17,
  • 18,
  • 19,
  • 20,
  • 23,
  • 24,
  • 25,
  • 26,
  • 27,
  • 28,
  • 29,
  • 30

November dates:

  • 1,
  • 2,
  • 3
Extended 3-hour Adult edition

Start time:

9:00 pm

Cost:

$20.60

October dates:

  • 16,
  • 17,
  • 18,
  • 19,
  • 20,
  • 23,
  • 24,
  • 25,
  • 26,
  • 27,
  • 28,
  • 29,
  • 30

November dates:

  • 1,
  • 2,
  • 3

Note:

Overnights in the oTENTiks are approved on a case-by-case basis for the 9:00 pm tours. Please contact us for more information at pc.fortlangley.pc@canada.ca

2-hour Youth edition

These 6:00 pm tours are the only ones where youth are permitted, accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Start time:

6:00 pm

Cost:

$17.10 for adults / $13.20 for youth

October dates:

  • 18,
  • 19,
  • 20,
  • 25,
  • 26,
  • 27

November dates:

  • 1,
  • 2,
  • 3
Vive les Voyageurs festival
Fort Langley reenactors

Tap your feet to the beat of French-Canadian music at Fort Langley National Historic Site’s annual Vive les Voyageurs Festival. Enliven your senses with the traditional foods, music and culture of the 19th century French-Canadian and Métis fur traders.


Event dates:

January 25 and 26, 2020

Vive les Voyageurs 2020 Weekend Schedule: 

10:30 am Trapping Techniques - Gord McIntosh (Storehouse)
11:00 am Spoons and Jigging – Maurice Guibord (Theatre)
11:30 am Tiny Boat Races (Lower Fort Grounds)
12:00 pm Music – Vincent & Michael (Upper Big House)
12:30 pm Trapping Techniques – Gord McIntosh (Storehouse)
1:00 pm Spoons and Jigging – Maurice Guibord (Theatre)
1:30 pm Tiny Boat Races (Lower Fort Grounds)
3:00 pm Music – Vincent & Michael (Upper Big House)
3:30 pm Tiny Boat Races (Lower Fort Grounds)
4:00 pm Trapping Techniques – Gord McIntosh (Storehouse)

Throughout the day:

  • lelәm’ at the Fort Café: poutine, tourtière and more!
  • Events tent: Boat-building – Pat Calihou
  • Trade shop window: Maple Taffy
  • Servants’ Quarters: Heritage interpretation with Louis Seguin
  • Upper Big House: Métis presenter Ken Pruden
  • Hands-on activities
  • Blacksmith at work

View the Vive les Voyageurs Festival video

Admission details:

Regular admission fees apply: $7.90/adult, $6.60/senior and FREE for annual pass holders and youth age 17 and younger. This year’s event is proudly sponsored by the Canadian Parents for French – Langley Chapter.

School Programs:

Enhanced school programs are also offered January 20-24 and January 27-31, 2020.