In 1827, a huge fur trade organization called the Hudson’s Bay Company established a small post to trade at Fort Langley, where Aboriginal, British, French-Canadian, Hawaiian and Scottish workers came together to create a successful trading operation.
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!
The enterprise grew, evolved, and influenced history, leading to the creation of the colony of British Columbia.
You will explore the homes of early fur traders and watch blacksmithing and barrel-making demonstrations. You will also experience panning for gold, trying on old-fashioned costumes and being in the BC’s oldest building, the Storehouse.
Fort Langley National Historic Site