Fort Langley’s “Vive les Voyageurs” Winter Festival (Win Free Tickets!)

photo: Fort Langley National Historic Site

Fort Langley National Historic Site proudly presents the 3rd annual “Vive les Voyageurs” Winter Festival, January 28-29 from 10 am – 5 pm. Visitors will experience a celebration of the vibrant French-Canadian culture that thrives today in British Columbia, and first emerged in the region when the Hudson’s Bay Company arrived in 1827 at Fort Langley.

Savour French-Canadian dishes including split pea soup, sugar pie, and of course poutine at the Full Barrel Café. The café will also be cooking up the newest recipe on Parks Canada’s Heritage Food app – tourtière.

Children will delight in singing along with children’s performers, VAZZY, making crafts, learning finger weaving, and meeting Parks Canada’s new mascot, Parka the Beaver.

Visitors of all ages will enjoy hands-on spoon-and-jig workshops, Métis beadwork demonstrations, and the entertaining Fur Trade Wedding program. There will also be a memorable photo opportunity – the site will be displaying a 20-foot inflatable beaver who starred in the closing ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics! Those who don’t speak French will have the chance to discover some language basics through the fun “French 101” program.

Parks Canada and the Société francophone de Maillardville have joined forces to offer a week of enhanced French school programs at Fort Langley National Historic Site, January 23 to 27th. The 23rd annual “Festival du bois” will take place March 3-4, 2011 in Coquitlam.

Regular admission fees apply ($7.80 per adult); free for annual pass holders: get a family annual pass for only $39.20!

For more information on this festival, and for a full listing of events, please click here.

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.

Contact Information:
Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada
23433 Mavis Avenue
Fort Langley, BC V1M 2R5
Phone: 604-513-4777
Fax: 604-513-4798
Website: www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley

We are giving away Two (2) Adult Tickets and Two (2) Vouchers for either Poutine or Tourtiere. To be eligible, all you have to do is post a comment below telling us why you’d like to visit the festival. We’ll randomly select a winner at noon on Monday, January 23rd and notify them by email.

Updated January 23rd: Congratulations to Jeannelle M. who is the lucky winner of Two (2) Adult Tickets and Two (2) Vouchers for either Poutine or Tourtiere at the “Vive les Voyageur”s Winter Festival this coming weekend! Please check your email for further details. 

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