Fort Langley Historical Site

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, creating 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 even in 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.

 

Private driver to Fort Langley, visit the historical site/museum. Tour length approx. 5 hours.
Cost: CAD $ 400 per group of 1-4. Includes admission.