COVID-19 and your visit to Fort Langley National Historic Site
Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Important information about your visit to Fort Langley National Historic Site
We look forward to gradually and safely welcoming you back to Fort Langley National Historic Site. Please check back regularly to find out what is open, what is closed, and how to be safe when you visit.
Non-medical masks or face coverings are required for everyone when visiting indoor public spaces at Fort Langley National Historic Site. Remember to follow public health authority guidance and advice for your area, including travel advisories. Most importantly, stay at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or if you’ve been in contact with someone who has symptoms or has been diagnosed with the virus.
What’s open (updated June 17, 2021)
As of June 17, 2021:
- The Visitor Centre, parking lot, washrooms, and historic grounds are now open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
- Regular admission fees apply.
- Visitors can climb the bastions and gallery, peer through the entrances to several historic buildings, and go on a self-guided audio tour. Parks Canada interpreters
will be sharing information at several historic buildings.
- Picnic areas and outdoor park areas are open (bring a table cloth).
- Virtual school visits
- Our 2021 oTENTik season runs from May 3rd to October 8th in a modified capacity. Reservations for the second half 2021 season can be made starting at 10 a.m. on June 28, 2021.
What’s closed (updated June 17, 2021)
- Gift shop is open for purchasing only online.
- Site rentals and filming
Camping during COVID-19
- The government of British Columbia has initiated a four-step restart plan to gradually resume business and activities across the province. All visitors to Fort Langley National Historic Site are encouraged to plan ahead and to visit regularly the BC’s Restart plan website for the most up-to-date information.
- Our 2021 oTENTik season runs from May 3 to October 8. Reservations for the second half of the 2021 season can be made starting at 10 a.m. on June 28, 2021.
- Fort Langley National Historic Site is running the 2021 oTENTik season at limited capacity. Three oTENTiks will be available to reserve Thursday – Monday each week during the operating season.
- Each oTENTik will have access to their own BBQ and a communal kitchen to use at their own risk. We will not be providing dishes or other utensils and request that guests bring their own.
- Guests will need to complete a health check when checking in. Contact information will be kept on file for the purpose of contact tracing.
Your safety when visiting
- Non-medical masks or face coverings are required for visitors when visiting indoor public spaces at Fort Langley National Historic Site. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public.
- Visitor Centre
- Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between you (or your family group) and others.
- Practice proper hygiene as directed by health authorities.
- Stay home if you are sick or if you were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19.
- Respect all onsite direction and signage. Some will be new and will help ensure physical distancing.
- Be self-sufficient by bringing your own clean trip kit, including hand sanitizer, garbage bags, masks when recommended by health authorities, as well as tablecloths if you plan to use a picnic table.
- You are responsible for your own safety. Be cautious when engaging in activities in order to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
- Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Please take all your garbage with you and help keep these special places clean.
- Abide by all travel advisories and health recommendations.
- Keep dogs on-leash. Dogs are permitted outside the fort’s palisade walls only.
- Smoking and vaping are prohibited
- Flying drones is prohibited.
- Be kind and patient with each other. We are all in this together!