Spine-chilling tales of love, mysterious burials and old-school amputations – Fort Langley’s past is depicted at night by our expert storytellers, and will leave you spellbound as you weave through the village from the misty cemetery to the deserted Hudson’s Bay Company fort. Lanterns and flashlights are welcome. The tour runs approx. 2 hours and involves 90 minutes of walking on various terrains. Please come prepared with comfortable walking shoes (we will be walking through cemeteries) and rain gear, if necessary, as the tour runs rain or shine.
ABOUT THE FORT:
Fort Langley is the exact location where, a century and a half ago, a huge fur trade organization called the Hudson’s Bay Company established a small post to trade with the First Nations of the West Coast. The enterprise grew, evolved, and influenced history, leading to the creation of the colony of British Columbia.
Furs were shipped to Europe via Cape Horn, produce was traded to the Russians in Alaska, local cranberries found their way to California, and Fraser River salmon was enjoyed as far away as Hawaii! In 1858, rumours of gold on the Fraser River caused a massive influx of Americans to the area. Fearing annexation by the United States, British Columbia was proclaimed a Crown Colony on this site by James Douglas on November 19, 1858.
TICKETS AND LOCATION:
The tour begins and ends at Fort Langley National Historic Site, runs in all weather, and is designed for an adult audience.
Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada
23433 Mavis Avenue
Fort Langley, BC V1M 2R5
First four weekends in October
Starts On: October 7th, 2011 – October 30th, 2011
Fridays & Saturdays: 7:00pm & 9:00pm – Sundays 7:00pm
Tickets available online: $13 www.parkscanada.gc.ca or by phone at 604-513-4777. Discounts for annual pass holders.
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