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Visiting Fort Langley National Historic Site

Looking for a fun day out that doesn’t require too much effort? Try out Fort Langley National Historic Site! It’s a great place to take the kids.

Fort Langley National Historic Site

 

Fort Langley National Historic Site is a popular place for school field trips. There’s so much history surrounding it, such as the fact that it’s where the Hudson Bay company first established their Fur Trading post. It’s also the birth place of BC, which makes it kind of a big deal (at least for history buffs like myself!)

Fort Langley National Historic Site
A view of the Forts outer walls.

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My oldest was surprisingly interested in everything around him! He watched in the Cooperage as barrels were being created, he climbed the Bastions and ran along the Forts edge and he eagerly looked on as the Blacksmith got the fire roaring. We even got a, “Wow is so cool!” out of him – which at the age of two was truly something!

Fort Langley National Historic Site
Inside the Cooperage.

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We enjoyed the smell of cedar built buildings, had a snack in the Full Barrel Cafe and sat around a low burning fire pit. Noah ran free in the big open field and Asher sat happily in his stroller watching on as we wandered.

Fort Langley Historic Site
Learning how a Blacksmith does his work!

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Perching himself in front of an oTENTik

Did you know that you can rent a fun structure called an oTENTik and enjoy after hours experiences during the summer? You’ll get access to the firepit, washrooms, and a cozy little cabin tent for up to six people!

Fort Langley National Historic Site
Furs galore!

Fort Langley Historic Site offers seasonal changes throughout the year. They celebrate Canada Day, Halloween, and Christmas and alter schedules to fit the holiday.

We were pleasantly surprised at just how much fun Fort Langley National Park was, even with young children! It was interactive, educational and a great way to get some fresh air with the family!

Fort Langley with kids

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  • Clayton

    Do you think it is worth taking a 15 month old? I know my hubby would love it. I am going to check out prices on their website now. I LOVE Fort Langley the town, so I probably should actually go visit the fort. Thanks for posting.

    • momentsinmommyland

      Totally! Your toddler would be free and adults are around $7, so it’s not bad compared to a lot of activities. She won’t get a whole lot out of the experience, but you and your husband will enjoy it and it’ll make for cute photos 🙂

  • Carmen

    I absolutely loved how enamored Noah was with everything. The picture of him staring at the animal hides was my favorite. Asher is so precious too. Sometimes it is so strange to consider how we are the grown ups now and how we are bringing our kiddos to the same places we once visited. Time flies and it seems like you are enjoying every moment!

    • momentsinmommyland

      Carmen I loved that too! And I was genuinely surprised how interested he was in everything. Such a fun age!

  • Stephany

    Okay your Asher is just a q.t.pie! Renting a tent or a cabin would be WAY cool. We have never been camping before so I think that would be such a great experience for us. I don’t think we’ll travel all the way to Vancouver but nevertheless, it’d be a great learning experience.

    • momentsinmommyland

      Thanks Stephany!
      This would be a great compromise to camping actually 😉
      Comfy beds, closed off space but still access to campfires and bathrooms!

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