Travel Blog

20 May

New Evening Campfires and More at Fort Langley National Historic Site

photo: oTENTik at Fort Langley NHS

photo: oTENTik at Fort Langley NHS

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.

A lot’s changed over the years and Fort Langley NHS now boasts numerous family-friendly activities, ripe with learning experiences, to suit every interest. Here’s a rundown of some of the new activities offered at Fort Langley:

Evening Campfire Programs – These are a great chance for urban families who want to experience the Canadian tradition of a campfire program, without necessarily going camping.  Learn more.

oTENTik Sleepovers – Urban camping in 5 luxury tents at both Fort Langley National Historic Site and Fort Rodd Hill/Fisgard National Historic Sites (near Victoria). Learn more.

Or if you’re new to camping, try the Parks Canada Learn to Camp program, which Fort Langley is hosting twice this summer, but there are also cool Learn to Camp programs on Vancouver Island at Gulf Islands, National Park Reserve and Fort Rodd Hill/Fisgard Lighthouse. Learn more.

New Audio Tours in 6 Languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese) – currently included in site admission.

New Xplorers Program for Kids, including Jr. Blacksmith Shop, other great photo opportunities and hands on activities – Beginning June 1.

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