Langley Travel Guide

  • Looking across the Fraser River from Fort Langley.
    Looking across the Fraser River from...
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  • Outside the fort.
    Outside the fort.
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  • Inside a storeroom at the fort.
    Inside a storeroom at the fort.
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Langley Things to Do

  • Fort Langley Main Street

    Fort Langley has quite a colourful and pretty main street. There are shops and cafes here. It was quite difficult to take a good picture here as the street was busy with a lot of traffic.

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  • The Blacksmith's

    As well as using boats to travel, people would have travelled by horse so they needed a blacksmith to re-shoe their animals. The museum employee at the blacksmith's will demonstrate some of the traditional techniques used there.

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  • The Servants' Quarters

    The servants lived in a house that was much less grand than the big house. Like the Big House the servants' quarters were reconstructed in 1958 for the Centennial of the Colony of British Columbia. They show the living conditions of three different Hudson Bay Company employees.

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  • The Big House

    The big house was where the important members of the Hudson Bay Company lived. The current big house was reconstructed for the 1958 Centennial of the founding of the province of British Columbia. It houses the living quarters of James Murray Yale and his wife; and William Henry Newton and his wife.

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  • Saint Andrews United Church.

    Saint Andrews United Church is another attractive church which we past on the way in. It is next to the historic cemetery. It was also, unfortunately, closed.

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  • Community Hall

    We did not go inside, but we did notice that Fort Langley had an attractive old wooden community hall.

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  • The Parish Church of Saint George

    This is a very pretty little church on Church Street. Its grounds holds a memorial to the pioneers - the first Europeans to settle there. It had a lovely stain glass window visible from the outside we could not go inside as it was locked.

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  • The Fraser River

    We followed signs for Marina Park which had seats and lovely views over the river.The river would have been vital to the traders for transporting their goods.

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  • Statue of Sir James Douglas

    There is a statue of Sir James Douglas who declared the formation of British Columbia and acted as its first governor outside the fort.

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  • Around the fort.

    As you wander around you will see a few interesting objects such as the boats used by the trappers and traders, cannons, cannon balls.There are also lovely views across the Fraser River from the fort.

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  • Panning for Gold

    When gold was found in the Fraser River hundreds of people suddenly rushed to this area to seek their fortunes. This huge influx worried the British causing them to form the province of British Columbia.At Fort Langley they have set up a fun panning for gold activity. If I had found any, I would still be there.

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  • The Store Room

    Fort Langley traded lots of goods. Salmon would be placed in cedar barrels. Animal pelts were packed into bales using a special wooden device. Blankets were traded. All these items had to be stored somewhere while they were waiting to be shipped out to Hawaii, Europe and other destinations.

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  • Cooper's Workshop

    The cooper's workshop at Fort Langley was where the cedar wood barrels that would hold the salted salmon were produced.This workshop is near the main entrance to the fort. Fort Langley gets a lot of school trips. When we visited, school kids were having a barrel rolling race.

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  • Fort Langley Fort - Trading Hatch

    As you enter the old fort building, to your right you will see the trading hatch through which members of the Hudson Bay Trading Company traded with the First Nations people. Most of the time relations between the First Nations People and the Hudson Bay Company were friendly. The Hudson Bay Company encouraged their members to befriend the First...

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  • Visit Fort Langley (Town)

    Langley itself, is not that interesting. The city is relatively new, so there's not much to see, in terms of history.But, if you head about 6 miles outside of Langley, you'll reach Fort Langley. I'm not exactly sure when the town itself was constructed, but it was built around the historic, Fort Langley Trading Post. The town is known as the...

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  • Visit Fort Langley Trading Post

    I've been to Vancouver 7 previous times, and never knew this place existed. I found it completely by accident, looking at a map of Vancouver, and me knowing nothing about Canadian history prior to the 20th century, I had to check this place out. It's a great place to learn about the pre-modern British Columbia.The trading post is located in the...

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  • Fort Langley - Fort Langley National...

    Fort Langley was established by the Hudson’s Bay Company as a trading post in 1827; it was southwestern B.C.’s first European settlement The original Fort Langley was established in 1827 by the Hudson's Bay Company. It served as part of a network of fur trade forts operating in the New Caledonia and Columbia Districts (now British Columbia and...

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  • Canadian Museum of Flight - Starfighter

    The CF-104 Starfighter is the canadian version of the american Lockheed F-104. The single-seat Starfighters were built under license by Canadair in Cartierville, Quebec.The F-104 was a high speed, high altitude interceptor. It was nevertheless mainly used as a low-level, high speed fighter-bomber in many NATO countries (Germany, Nethertlands,...

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Langley Hotels

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  • Days Inn &Amp; Suites - Langley

    20250 Logan Ave, Langley, BC, V3A4L6, CA

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Best Western Langley Inn

    5978 Glover Road, Langley City, British Columbia, V3A 4H9, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Travelodge Langley City

    21653 Fraser Hwy, Langley, BC V3A4H1

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Langley Transportation

  • Float plane from Langley to Victoria

    Harbour Air With over 25 years of service and more than 30 aircraft we have grown to be the largest all-seaplane airline in the world. Experience scheduled services, scenic tours and private charters that will show you spectacular British Columbia from a new point of view. from langley regional airport on 216 and 56th to the inner harbour in...

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  • Albion Ferry (Fraser Valley Region)

    Connecting Fort Langley (north end of Glover Road) and Maple Ridge (on River Road near 240 Street), shuttles vehicles and walk-on passengers seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Wonderful views of the Fraser River, boats, commericial fishing and boating related sheds and yards on the river banks. During the day time, two 24-vehicle ferries...

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Langley Off The Beaten Path

  • Carmanah's Profile Photo

    Built in 1839, Fort Langley...

    by Carmanah Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Built in 1839, Fort Langley was part of the Hudson's Bay Company's network of fur trading posts across what is now Western Canada. In response to the gold rush which attracted many Americans, British Columbia was proclaimed a Crown Colony at Fort Langley in 1858. Today, Fort Langley evokes a sense of historic place with one original building and several reconstructed buildings, costumed interpretors, historic objects and special events. It's located an hour's drive east of Vancouver.
    Photo: My sister, me and my mom inside Fort Langley in the summer of 99.

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Langley Favorites

  • Out on the farm in Aldergrove, BC

    Aldergrove is an agricultural community in the Fraser Valley, about an hour drive east of Vancouver by freeway. My Aunt Merilee and my Uncle Sandy owned a farm in Aldergrove. In the picture, you see my sister Erin. She's the little girl in the blue. I'm the girl in the pink standing next to my Mom. My Aunt Merilee's holding a chicken, and the...

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  • Canoeing

    One of my fondest memories was during the times in the summer that my family would visit my Aunt Merilee and Uncle Sandy's place out in Aldergrove, BC. They had a large property, including a pond. I was probably 6 years old at the time here, but it was my first time ever canoeing. As I couldn't swim then, I was always a bit nervous around water....

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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