Back in October 2013, MomMomOnTheGo and crew stayed in an oTentik in Fort Langley National Historic Site. At that time, my entire family fell in love with staying in Fort Langley and especially in an oTentik.
We were extremely excited to hear that Fort Langley National Historic Site had made improvements to the oTentiks and were inviting MomMomOnTheGo and crew back again to provide input. There was not much to improve on with the oTentiks, but they managed to do quite a few things and they add amazing touches to make your stay even more memorable.
*Heat in each oTentik controlled by guest.
*Front porch light to the oTentik.
*Inside lights in the oTentik.
*Each oTentik decorated with a theme.
*Toy box with toys inside on the porch of each oTentik.
*Small fence in front of the oTentik.
*BBQ’s are in a covered area.
Here is why I absolutely love staying in an oTentik at Fort Langley National Historic Site:
*Accommodates 6-7 people in each oTentik.
*BBQ’s available for use.
*Cafe on site.
*Clean washroom facilities.
*Early check in times.
*You can explore Fort Langley.
*The Fort is locked at night so I feel safe to let me kids run around and play inside the Fort while we enjoy the campfire.
*Quiet time commences at 10 pm
What is oTENTik?
oTENTik, exclusive to Parks Canada, is a cross between an A-frame cabin and a prospector tent mounted on a raised wooden floor. This water resistant accommodation is built to withstand diverse weather conditions and no set-up is required by campers. Each of the five units inside Fort Langley’s historic walls represents the heritage of Fort Langley’s diverse workers:
oTENTik 1 – hǝn Ɂǝ́mǝt – First Nations
oTENTik 2 – The Aloha – Hawaiian (wheelchair accessible)
oTENTik 3 – Chez Louis – French-Canadian voyageurs
oTENTik 4 – What Cheer House – North American gold prospectors
oTENTik 5 – Stromness – Scottish boat builder’s tent
Our oTENTik season runs from May 1 to October 13, 2014.
Reservations begin March 24. Call 1-877-737-3783 or visit www.reservation.pc.gc.ca.
There are five oTENTiks available; each can accommodate up to six people, with four single lower bunks, arranged in pairs, and one upper bunk (double size).
Check-in time: 2pm – 4:30pm at the site’s Visitor Centre (23433 Mavis Ave)
Check-out time: 11am or earlier
Fees: $120/night, per oTENTik (taxes and one bundle of firewood included). Site admission fees also apply (you can opt to purchase an annual pass instead). A non-refundable reservation fee also applies.
For more information on our reservation policies, click here.
There is a lot to explore at the Fort Langley National Historic Site. You can go for the day and enjoy the attraction. You can stay overnight in one of the oTentiks. You can even go for an evening just for a campfire. That is right, even if you are not a camper, but you like the campfire, you can purchase tickets to the Fort Langley National Historic Site evening campfires.
There are two themes for the Fort Langley National Historic Site campfires:
Is your family ready to experience the Canadian tradition of a campfire? Now you can join an entertaining Parks Canada interpreter for an evening of laughs, photo opportunities and tasty treats within the safe setting of Fort Langley National Historic Site.
Is the rugged life of an HBC voyageur for you? Tie on a Métis sash, carry a fur bale and roast bannock over a crackling fire. Learn the songs of the voyageurs as you play the wooden spoons and lift the spirits of your peers after a long day’s work. Bring home a souvenir bandana.
Is your family ready to experience the Canadian tradition of a campfire? Now you can join an entertaining interpreter for an evening of laughs, photo opportunities and tasty treats within the safe setting of Fort Langley National Historic Site.
Experience the excitement of 1858, the year BC became a colony. Sign a gold license, pan for gold and roast bannock over a fire. Apprentice as a Royal Engineer and try your aim using an airsoft musket. Take home your souvenir target!
I am excited to help introduce you to Fort Langley National Historic Site with a giveaway for a Family Pass to the June 7th, 2014 Royal Engineers Evening Campfire that begins at 5:30 pm. This giveaway is for the Family Pass only and does not include transportation to and from the event nor does it include and other costs associated to attending the evening campfire. Please ensure that you read the full terms and conditions found at the bottom of the entry form.
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