Did you grab your free 2017 Discovery Parks pass yet? If you’re getting eager to use it but aren’t ready to take on a big road trip, I’ve got a recommendation for you. Try out Fort Langley National Historic Site!
Fort Langley National Historic Site is a popular place for school field trips. There’s so much history surrounding it, such as the fact that it’s where the Hudsons Bay company first established their Fur Trading post. It’s also the birth place of BC, which makes it kind of a big deal (at least for history buffs like myself!)
My oldest was surprisingly interested in everything around him! He watched in the Cooperage as barrels were being created, he climbed the Bastions and ran along the Forts edge and he eagerly looked on as the Blacksmith got the fire roaring. We even got a, “Wow is so cool!” out of him – which at the age of two was truly something!
We enjoyed the smell of cedar built buildings, had a snack in the Full Barrel Cafe and sat around a low burning fire pit. Noah ran free in the big open field and Asher sat happily in his stroller watching on as we wandered.
Did you know that you can rent a fun structure called an oTENTik and enjoy after hours experiences during the summer? You’ll get access to the firepit, washrooms, and a cozy little cabin tent for up to six people!
We were pleasantly surprised at just how much fun Fort Langley National Park was, even with young children! It was interactive, educational and a great way to get some fresh air with the family!
This year is Canada’s 150th birthday, so why not honor it by exploring some of your own countries history!