Featured Attraction of the Week: Fort Langley National Historic Site (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

photo: Fort Langley National Historic Site

Experience the excitement of the early West Coast fur trade at Fort Langley National Historic Site. Explore the wooden fort, first built by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1827, where traders once exchanged furs, salmon and cranberries with First Nations people.

Bring your visiting guests to stand in the spot where British Columbia was proclaimed a British colony in 1858. Fort Langley National Historic Site is packed with interactive displays and activities for the whole family. Watch blacksmithing, barrel-making or historic weapons demonstrations, pan for gold, and laugh along with an interpretive program.

The Fort offers:

Make a day of it – visit Fort Langley National Historic Site and enjoy a scenic walk along the Fort-to-Fort trail, and unique shopping, dining, and antiquing in Fort Langley village.

Fort Langley was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1923 and is one of Parks Canada’s national treasures. Parks Canada is pleased to preserve and present this part of Canada’s history at Fort Langley National Historic Site on behalf of Canadians and visitors from around the world.

Upcoming Events:
Family Fright at the Fort
October 27-28, 2012 | 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
$11.70 (age 3 and up) | Age 2 and under and Annual Pass Holders FREE
Creepy creatures, ghostly campfire stories, and a hay bale maze to crawl through! Wear your Halloween costume and trick-r-treat in the spooky old fort, choose a pumpkin from the patch to carve, and walk through the “Haunted Servants’ Quarters,” if you dare. Meet lots of insects and reptiles at the Cinemazoo Creepy Creatures shows at 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm. Pick up a snack or dinner from the Monster’s Menu at The Full Barrel Café.
Tickets & Info: 604-513-4777 or fort.langley@pc.gc.ca.

Grave Tales
October weekends (October 6-28) | 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm
$15.10 per person (Ages 17+) | Annual pass members save 20%
Join expert storytellers for 90 minutes of spine-chilling tales of love, mysterious burials and old-school amputations from Fort Langley’s past. Be prepared to walk through various terrain, rain or shine, as you weave through the village of Fort Langley, from the misty cemetery to the deserted Hudson’s Bay Company fort where you’ll warm up around a cozy bonfire.
Advance tickets required – call 604-513-4777 for availability.
*Due to overwhelming popularity, Grave Tales is sold out for the 2012 season!*

Douglas Day
November 17, 2012 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FREE admission
Join the Fort Langley Legacy Foundation, Parks Canada, and the Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC in celebrating the Guyanese roots of James Douglas, British Columbia’s first governor. Experience the warmth of the Caribbean. Taste delicious food, watch cultural dancing, hear a steel drum band perform and sign the giant copy of the proclamation at BC’s birthplace.

About Fort Langley National Historic Site
Address: 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley BC V1M 2R5
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily, year round
Website: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley
Phone: 604-513-4777
Email: fort.langley@pc.gc.ca

Getting Here:
From Vancouver, take the Trans Canada highway #1 east for 40 km to exit 66, 232nd Street North. Follow the 232nd Street exit north. Turn right on Glover Road and continue to the village of Fort Langley. Turn right on Mavis Avenue at the second set of flashing lights and proceed two blocks to our parking lot.

Parking: FREE

We have an Annual Family Pass for Fort Langley National Historic Site up for grabs! The pass includes free admission to the site for 2 adults and up to 5 kids for one, full year. All you have to do is post a comment below and we’ll randomly select a winner at noon on Friday, October 26th and notify the winner by email.

Updated Friday, October 26th: Congratulations Ruth! You are the lucky recipient of an Annual Family Pass to the Fort Langley National Historic Site. Please check your inbox for further details on how to go about claiming your prize. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment. Be sure to check back next week for a new Featured Attraction of the Week.

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23 Responses to Featured Attraction of the Week: Fort Langley National Historic Site (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

  1. Kate

    SUCH a pretty party of the Fraser Valley. I’ve gone there for shopping and outdoor adventures, but never actually visited the Fort itself, so would love the opportunity to win tickets!

  2. Wendy T

    This would be a fun place to visit with my little nieces.

  3. marisa

    We have been there a few times and it is so much fun! This is a great giveaway too, since we have 4 kids! So many “family” giveawaya are for 4 ppl total.
    Thanks so much!

  4. KY

    I’d love to win!

  5. eugene

    I’ve been wanting to visit for some time. Winning a pass will definitely motivate me!

  6. Lin

    On my “must-visit” list!
    Wish I can win the pass and take my kids to play around.

  7. James Yakeley

    I love to try see it . Is it set up for any handy caps

    • Hi James,

      Our site is mostly accessible. We have ramps into the buildings, and we recently paved the pathways to make them easier to navigate with strollers, wheelchairs and walking in the wet weather. We hope that you will be able to come for a visit!

  8. Leo

    Thanks for the offer. The court is one of our daughter’s favorite places to go and spend time among the craftsmen, period displays and general authentic ambience.

  9. Ruth

    My family went while I was at work – I missed out – I’d LOVE to go!

  10. Amber S

    I’ve always wanted to spend a day exploring this place :)

  11. We have just opened up Tuesday October 30 for Grave Tales – if you were hoping to get in on the event this year, call us at 604-513-4777 for tickets. The tickets will not last long!

  12. Carol

    This is a great giveaway for a family. I would be thrilled to win.

  13. linda

    Fort Langley National Historic Site – a great way to spend a day.

  14. johnny vanderputten

    Pick me!

  15. Larry

    great place to visit with the family

  16. Michelle K

    Would love to be able to take my daughter there often. She loved it there last time we visited.

  17. James Marshall

    It would be a great place to take the family. I remember going there when I was a kid.

  18. Robert

    I went as a kid. Loved it! I’d like to go again.

  19. Linda

    Fort Langley is lovely. A year-admission would make it easier to bring the family more often.

  20. Nancy

    I love Fort Langley!

  21. Jonathan

    It’d be great to checkout this place, I’ve never been – so if I get to win this, I’ll make every effort to go

  22. Clint

    My girlfriend and I have been thinking about visiting it for a while. Thanks for doing a review on it!