A Historical Trek Through Langley
When you think of history and Langley, what comes to mind? I bet you thought of Fort Langley and the National Historic Site. Of course the Fort Langley National Historic site is a great place to visit; however, there are a ton of other great local museums in Langley all waiting to be explored!
The Langley Heritage Society has some great information about the memorial trees and historical buildings that can be found around the community. You can also download and print out their self-directed walking tours of Fort Langley and Murrayville, which will guide you on a two-hour tour of various locations that have a long history in the area.
The Fort Langley CN Station
Open Summer & Fall, for information contact Bays Blackhall 604-888-1759
Maintained and operated by the Langley Heritage Society, the site features a 1900 velocipede, the 1915 Station and Mrs. Simpson’s garden, the 1920’s caboose, and 1947 rail-car. If you have a train-lover in the family, then this is the place to go!
Free to visit.
Canadian Museum of Flight
Hangar 3 – 5333 216th Street, Langley
Located at the Langley Regional Airport, the Canadian Museum of Flight is a non-profit, volunteer-driven museum that brings the vast aviation history in Canada to the public. The museum is home to over 25 aircrafts. While you’re there, don’t forget to stop by the Museum gift shop for great aviation souvenirs!
Concession (Seniors/ Youth): $7
Family (2 adults, up to 5 students): $25
Children under 6: Free
BC Farm Museum
9131 King Street, Fort Langley
Visit the BC Farm Museum to learn about the rich agricultural history of the Fraser Valley. Learn how the agricultural lifestyle has developed through articles of farm machinery and pioneer life!
Seniors and Teens: $4
Children 6-12: $3
Children 5 and under: Free
Langley Centennial Museum
9135 King Street, Fort Langley
Owned and operated by the Township of Langley, the Langley Centennial Museum boasts 3500 square feet of exhibit galleries, a variety of temporary displays, and a fully stocked gift shop. Visit their website for current exhibits!
Admission is by donation, $2 suggested donation.
Fort Langley National Historic Site
23433 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley
Step back in time at the Fort Langley National Historic Site. If you’ve never visited, or haven’t been a while, stop by to learn about the birthplace of BC! Featuring self-guided audio tours in 6 languages, special events, and more!
So get ready to step back in time and plan your historical trek through Langley today! What is your favourite historical attraction in Langley? We’d love to know!
Photos courtesy of The Fort Langley CN Station, Canadian Museum of flight, BC Farm Museum, Langley Centennial Museum and the Fort Langley National Historic Site