Vive les Voyageurs Festival at Fort Langley

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Enliven your senses with the traditional foods, music and culture of the 19th-century French-Canadian and Métis fur traders during Fort Langley National Historic Site’s annual Vive les Voyageurs Festival.

Vive Les Voyageurs at Fort Langley
Vive Les Voyageurs at Fort Langley – Photo submitted

Vive les Voyageurs Festival at Fort Langley

  • Dates: Saturday, January 20 to Sunday, January 21, 2024
  • Times: 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Adddress: Fort Langley National Historic Site (23433 Mavis Ave, Langley)
  • Tickets: Regular admission fees apply. $9 per adult; $7.50 per senior; Free for youth 17 and under & annual pass holders

From a spoon and jig demonstration with Maurice Guibord, to learning about trade routes with Rick Herfst, or Métis beading with Lisa Shepherd, the day’s schedule is packed with fascinating, engaging, and interactive events. A full schedule of the daily events is available online.

While you’re there, check out the Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am / (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood) exhibit, which has been extended until April. Through the exhibit, the Semiahmoo First Nation people tell their story with a focus on their oral history, who they are as a people, and their place in the Lower Mainland.

Fort Langley National Historic Site falls within the unceded, ancestral lands of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, and Matsqui First Nations. This exhibit provides context into how Fort Langley fits into the communities that have existed locally for thousands of years.

Other events at the Fort this season include a Bath Salt Soak Workshop (January 13th) with Deanna Miller (sxwnem) of Katzie First Nation.

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