Fort Langley National Historic Site
23433 Mavis, BC, V1M 2R5
604-513-4777 Fax: 604-513-4788 | Website
Explore the exact location where the Hudson Bay Company established the first fur trading post. It is here you can experience the sights and sounds in a fun learning environment.
|Neighbourhood |||Fort Langley|
|Regular Hours: 10:00AM – 5:00PM Daily (September 4 – June 29) Summer Hours: 9:00AM – 8:00PM Daily (June 30 – September 3)|
Profile Last Updated: March 13, 2008
Fort Langley’s place in Canadian history is secure as the spot where the Hudson's Bay Company established a small post to trade with the First Nations of the West Coast. Its flourishing trade influenced the creation of British Columbia. The original Fort Langley was created in 1827 in response to growing trade routes to Europe and the United States. Peaceful trade in furs, salmon and cranberries was maintained while steamers brought in supplies for the interior.
Year Round Activities
There is something going on at Fort Langley year round. During the warmer months, the site operates a giant 35-foot Voyageur Canoe. It provides a great opportunity to explore the waters the same way explorers did along the Fraser River. Reservations are required. If becoming a blacksmith strikes your interest, there is a full day program available. An experienced blacksmith will guide you in the craft. An appointment is required ahead of time. Fort Langley also provides a variety of theme birthday parties. They are all age appropriate and a great gift for the son or daughter in your family.
Modern facilities mix with historic properties at the Fort Langley National Historic Site, where rebuilt structures are mixed with original buildings. Interactive displays add to the visiting and learning experience. Staff members are always nearby to help out with any questions. Don’t forget to pick up a souvenir at the gift shop. A nice mix of heritage items, local artisan products, books, and gifts can be found. The funds benefit volunteer efforts and projects.