Fort Langley

We visited the historical Fort Langley as part of our history learning for school. It was a beautiful day and we all enjoyed getting outside for a bit.
A quote from the website:
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. The enterprise grew, evolved, and influenced history, leading to the creation of 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 as far away as 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.


It was interesting to see all of the different buildings and learn about the people who lived in them.

looking out at the village from the Palisade wall


looking out at the river, mountains, and sweet little church from the Palisade wall


We were not real sure “why”, but they had a huge beaver in front of the Big House.

Big Beaver, silly kids!


Gator panning for gold


We had fun, learned a little and enjoyed our morning in Fort Langley!

Grace and Peace,
Sunflower

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3 thoughts on “Fort Langley

  1. Love the church picture..Beautiful. Just saw a movie called One Week. The guy is diagnosed with terminal cancer and goes on a journey through Canada to the West Coast. The whole way through the movie he is stopping at these GIANT things like your Beaver above. Maybe it is a Canadian thing?? Looks like a fun day!!

  2. Too funny Alana, I do know that the beaver is the national animal so maybe that has something to do with it! If you ever have some time check the IMDB movie site and see all the movies that are filmed here in BC. Fort Langley is home to all of the Air Buddy movies! Just a little trivia for ya!!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading my blog!!!

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