Fort Langley Historic Site in British Columbia is a pretty sweet place for families to spend Canada Day.
That’s right, we’re complete traitors now and have rejected The Fourth of July and have replaced it with maple leaf love. Although really, it’s not that much different. Canada Day is pretty much The Fourth. With less blue.
Fort Langley Historic Site
We decided to visit the Fort Langley Historic Site because admission was free in honor of Canada being born and stuff.
It’s a pretty snazzy place where you can learn about the early settlers that were with the Hudson Bay Company and the local aboriginals (which is Canadian for “American Indian”). Essentially, it all adds up to a Pioneer Day type thing.
Have I mentioned how much Six Year Old likes group pictures? . . .
We watched some bona fide black smithin’.
Did some log sawin’.
Rested our laurels around the campfire.
Met French dogs.
Weeded the garden.
So we could feed the pigs.
Listened to some Blue Grass.
Watched a musket firin’.
Fed really adorable sheep.
Explored some ole timey houses.
Tugged a lot of war.
Panned for gold.
And learned a little about fur tradin’.
Whew! Not bad for a day of free entertainment, eh? Go, Canada!
Have you ever been to Fort Langley?