Halloween Hoot at Fort Langley National Historic Site
Fort Langley’s eerie old buildings conjure up the perfect Halloween thrills and chills for all ages. Pirate magician, Gary Savard, will appear and enchant families with his magic tricks. Before or after the show, you’ll find trick-or-treating, face-painting, crafts and a Spooky Servants’ Quarters building to explore!
The event runs October 29 – 30, 2016, from 1 pm to 5 pm each day. Watch a family-friendly magic show at 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm or 3:30 pm. For the best seats, order advance reserved seating at http://halloweenhoot.brownpapertickets.com/. General seating will be available, as space permits, with tickets purchased at the door or with your annual pass.
Lelem’ at the fort café will be open with coffee and delicious meals and treats.
This month is an ideal time to purchase a Fort Langley annual pass. You’ll be able to attend and attend both Halloween Hoot (Oct. 29-30) and Heritage Holiday at the Fort (Dec. 17-Jan 2) at no charge. Plus, the pass is valid for two full years, due to Canada 150 Celebrations in 2017. A Family Annual Pass is $49.00, and would make a great gift for a family in need of a little adventure. Adults: $19.60; Seniors: $16.60; Youth: $9.90.
Halloween Hoot is geared toward young families, so be sure to wear your costumes for memorable photos in a unique location!
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Fort Langley’s Grave Tales
Fort Langley’s talented storytellers spin tales of love, mysterious burials, and hair-raising amputations during Fort Langley National Historic Site’s annual Grave Tales Historic Walking Tours.
New for 2016, adults over the age of 19 can choose to rent an oTENTik tent for the ultimate Grave Tales night out. Start the evening by checking in to your accommodation, stopping by lelem’ at the fort café for food or a drink, then joining the 9 pm enhanced Grave Tales tour. Give your nerves a rest as you warm up by the bonfire before settling in for the night in your private oTENTik. Limited space remains; call 604-513-4782 for remaining availability.
For brave young souls, Grave Tales Youth Edition tours start at 6 pm. Regular-length Grave Tales Tours for adults take place at 7 pm and 8 pm. And for the most curious, a three-hour Enhanced Adult Grave Tales edition is offered at 9 pm.
Grave Tales Historic Walking Tours weave through the village of Fort Langley and the historic trading post, telling tales—both true and tall—of Hudson’s Bay Company workers’ long dead, but still lingering spirits. One such story is that of Louisa and William Emptage. Many claim to have seen Louisa in early mornings, searching for William at the Fort Langley cemetery. If you don’t manage to glimpse these two, the tour ends back at Fort Langley National Historic Site in the site’s most haunted building, which some claim is home to a young boy’s ghost who still wants to play.
Fort Langley National Historic Site is part of Parks Canada’s system of national parks and national historic sites, which provide visitors with exceptional heritage experiences.
GRAVE TALES Tickets are now on sale:
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