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The Hudson Bay Company established Fort Langley over 150 years ago on the same location where the Parks Canada has built the restored replica of the fort. This was a fur trading post which traded various items such as blankets, knives, hatchets and rifles to the natives in exchange for furs and fruit and salmon. The fort thrived and in 1858 when the gold rush began, the mainland and Fort Langley were incorporated into the colony of British Columbia.

The Fort displays many of the typical requirements of a facility of it's time such as a blacksmiths shop, a trading building, the fort residence and many other basic service building required for a fully self supporting outpost. Located along the banks of the Fraser River, Fort Langley was easily accessible by river to the interior and to the sea and the world which made it a well located strategic post.


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