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.
We were not real sure “why”, but they had a huge beaver in front of the Big House.
We had fun, learned a little and enjoyed our morning in Fort Langley!
Grace and Peace,