Rising from the mist of the Fraser River, the palisades of Fort Langley stand tall. Inside the walls, rough-hewn timber buildings recreate the rugged 1800s. Explore BC’s real fort, first built in 1827 by the Hudson’s Bay Company to trade with Indigenous communities.
See where Hudson’s Bay Company fur traders mingled with California gold prospectors and hear First Nations interpreters tell century-old tales. There is so much to discover: Take a guided tour, hear the clang of the anvil or the creak of wooden barrel staves during our live demonstrations, and camp overnight in a furnished, heritage-themed oTENTik.
- Guided Tour
- National Historic Site
- Wheelchair Access
• By 1848, profits from the trade in salmon surpassed that of furs at Fort Langley. In the 1850s, Fort Langley was in its most active phase: a hub for boat building, blacksmithing and farming, cranberry packing, and fish curing.
• In 1858, spurred by the influx of gold prospectors to the Fraser Valley from the United States, the British government chose Fort Langley as the venue to declare the establishment of a new British colony – British Columbia.
• Farm animals are on site from May to September. Come interact with and feed our goats and rabbits!
• During the summer months, come visit our heritage garden filled with potatoes, rye, carrots, apples, peas, and beans; the same crops grown by Hudson’s Bay Company settlers in 1827.
• Our newest exhibit is a traditional river boat, known as a bateau, created by local Métis craftsman, Pat Calihou. The new boat represents a traditional bateau that would have been used to transport goods during the fur trade in the Columbia District.