MomMomOnTheGo and crew recently had an opportunity to stay overnight in an oTENTik in Fort Langley, BC. Now we had this opportunity to stay in the oTENTik at the end of October, which was a bit cool, but we still had a wonderful time.
The oTENTik picture above is the one that is pictured on the Parks Canada website. The one we actually stayed in looks as follows:
What the oTENTik is like is a high end tent, that is not on the ground and that you get to sleep in a bed with a mattress that is also off the ground. Inside the oTENTik there is a table and chairs and because of the time of year, a space heater was run into the tent.
There is no power at this time to the oTENTik units at Fort Langley, but I was told that they are planning on getting each of the 5 units wired for electricity. This will allow Parks Canada to get a mini fridge in the unit which would be nice and hopefully a more powerful space heater for the colder weather. I also would have loved a little power to charge my cell phone because let’s face it, I cannot live without my electronics! 🙂
The hosts at Fort Langley were amazing. I could not believe that so many of them were volunteers. They were do awesome and made sure we were well looked after.
My Little One was more than ecstatic about having S’mores over a campfire. We really had a wonderful time within the walls in Fort Langley.
I recommend a stay in one of the five oTENTik units at Fort Langley. I think I would prefer a stay in the summer when it was warmer weather. With it being walking distance to the small town of Fort Langley, you will enjoy the shops and restaurants. Fort Langley is an amazing little, historic town that I always love to venture off to.
Staying in an oTENTik is also recommended if you want to camp, but maybe have someone in your family that is a little less energetic and excited about camping. Just show the hesitant camper the inside of an oTENTik to help show them the comfort that they will be camping in.
Here is a bit more information to help you book your stay in an oTENTik:
There are five oTENTiks available, each can accommodate up to 6 people
The oTENTiks are available from mid-May until the beginning of September
Check-in time: 1 pm – 5 pm at the site’s Visitor Centre
Check-out time: 11 am
Reservations begin April 8, 2013. Upon booking you will receive a pre-visit confirmation booklet with further detailed information about your stay at Fort Langley National Historic Site.
Fees:Fees payable when the reservation is made: all reservation fees, accommodation fees and historic site entry fees are due at the time your reservation is created.
Accommodation Fee:$120/night (taxes, picnic breakfast and one bundle of firewood included).
Reservation Fee: $13.50, non-refundable and helps cover the operating cost of the reservation service.
For more information visit Parks Canada.
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