The long-awaited July 1st celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation is just around the corner. This event marks an important milestone and provides a unique opportunity to strengthen our sense of what it means to be Canadian. What better place to celebrate than to stop in at Fort Langley National Historic Site. Here are the Top 10 reasons why!
10. Witness a morning Citizenship Ceremony inside the fort.
9. Get inked: Free airbrush tattoos and henna.
8. Live music and multicultural entertainment.
7. Meet Parka, Parks Canada’s mascot. For families with young children – this will be a real highlight. But for even more fun, download the Parka “My Photo Missions” app at home, and when you visit the site, you can do a fun photo scavenger hunt using the app after you meet Parka! https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/serapprocher-connect/parka/app
6. Stop for a treat or the Trading Post’s special est. 1867 Pale Ale at lelem’ at the fort café.
5. Giant Canada Day cakes served at noon.
4. Evening picnic and concert on the fort grounds starting at 6 p.m. – bring your own blanket, chair and food.
3. Admission is free at all Parks Canada locations this year, including Fort Langley National Historic Site.
2. Watch the 2017 Beauty and the Beast in the magical outdoor setting of the fort.
1. Mark this special year on the spot where British Columbia was established, and trace the stories of this land that go back thousands of years.
Fort Langley’s full activity schedule is online: http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/activ/activ2017#canada
Fort Langley National Historic Site is pleased to welcome visitors to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday at the site where our incredible province was proclaimed British Columbia. Enjoy multicultural music, cake and ceremony at noon and heritage activities all day.
In the evening, Fort Langley National Historic Site will host a free concert and fun heritage programming while visitors are invited to bring along a picnic to enjoy. The performance will be followed by an outdoor movie, the 2017 version of Beauty and the Beast, on a giant screen at dusk.
Bring your chair, snacks, and prepare for an evening outdoors. The first 150 people to come to our promotions tent at 8 p.m. will receive a #Canada150 zipper pull.
The full schedule of events is available on our website: http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/activ/activ2017#canada
The 150th anniversary of Confederation marks an important milestone and provides a unique opportunity to discover Fort Langley National Historic Site.
In 2017, Parks Canada is inviting Canadians and visitors from around the world to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at our national treasures from coast to coast to coast. Admission is free at all Parks Canada locations this year, including Fort Langley National Historic Site.
10:00 a.m.: Site opens
10:00 a.m.: Citizenship Ceremony
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Blacksmithing and Coopering Demonstrations, hourly
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: BB Musket Target Practice $3.90 per person
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Airbrush Tattoos
10:30 a.m.: Métis Dancers
11:00 a.m.: Meet Parka!
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Festival of the Book and F.V.R.L.
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Henna Artist
11:10 a.m.: Citizenship Ceremony Ends with Singing of O Canada, Bag Pipes
11:30 a.m.: Official Canada Day Flag Raising Ceremony
11:45 a.m.: Canada Day Cake
12:00 p.m.: Meet Parka
12:30 p.m.: Langley Tai Chi
12:45 p.m.: Historic Weapons Demonstration
1:00 p.m.: Métis Dancers
1:00 p.m.: Meet Parka
2:00 p.m.: Historic Weapons Demonstration
2:30 p.m.: Langley Tai Chi
2:30 p.m.: Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers
4:30 p.m.: Fur Trade Game Show
5:00 p.m.: Historic Weapons Demonstration
6:00 p.m.: Family Picnic – Bring your own picnic and a blanket or chairs!
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Concert
8:00 p.m.: Meet Parka
8:30 p.m.: Voyageur Program
9:30 p.m. to midnight: Outdoor Movie: Beauty & the Beast