Every year families enjoy the festivities that the holiday season brings at the Fort Langley National Historic Site. The annual Heritage Holiday at the Fort event brings visitors and locals from near and far, filling their hearts with joy, their stomach’s with good food, and their minds with interesting tid-bits of information about the origins of our province and life in the 1800’s, all amidst a festive, historical ambience.
Here are ten reasons why you should join in the fun this December at the Fort Langley National Historic Site!
#10 – The cooperage has been transformed into a holiday workshop where you can watch chestnuts roasting on an open fire from 11 am – 4 pm, plus, catch the cooper making barrels every hour on the hour.
#9 – Watch a blacksmith demo every hour on the half-hour mark (maybe you will find that lump of coal you’ve been seeking for someone’s stocking).
#8 – Get crafty at the family craft station.
#7 – Listen to musicians midday in the Big House.
#6 – Relax at lelem’ at the fort Café with lunch or a warm treat.
#5 – Don a heritage costume and pose for a group photo at the holiday photo spot. Share it with the hashtag #fortlangleynhs.
#4 – Celebrate an entertaining holiday rendition of the interpretive program, Fur Trade Wedding at 12 pm and 2 pm. Be forewarned: it could be you tying the knot!
#3 – Kids! Get in the festive spirit. Complete the Twelve Days of Heritage Holiday Scavenger Hunt to earn a treat.
#2 – Taste authentic 1800’s cocoa with Heritage Hot Chocolate Tasting samples from 11-4.
#1 – Put down the phone and write a handwritten note using authentic pen and ink on souvenir HBC-inspired cards.
December 17, 2016 – January 2, 2017 (closed Dec. 25, 26, and Jan. 1)
Age 17+ – $11.70, age 3 to 16 – $6.30, age 2 and under -free. FREE for valid annual pass holders at the door. This year, annual passes are valid for two years from date of purchase – a great gift for a family on your list at $49.00.