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Fort Langley National Historic Site officially opens new Children’s Play Area

by pmnationtalk on May 30, 2018346 Views

Summer season launched with exhibit opening

May 29, 2018                       Langley, British Columbia                       Parks Canada Agency

In 2017, millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with free admission to Parks Canada places, allowing more Canadians than ever before to explore our 450,000 km2 of shared memories and heritage. These special places represent the very best that Canada has to offer by providing treasured spaces where we can share stories of Canada’s history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples to our collective identity.

Today, Fort Langley National Historic Site is officially opening a new Children’s Play Area, an indoor space dedicated to letting children discover themes of trade and transportation through play.

The Government of Canada is pleased to offer FREE admission to youth 17 and under in 2018 and beyond. In 2018, visitors are invited to experience the outdoors, learn more about our environment and heritage, and support local conservation efforts by visiting Parks Canada places across the country. Through the Parks Canada Discovery Pass, families and groups will have unlimited opportunities to visit national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas throughout the year.

This summer at Fort Langley National Historic Site, take advantage of free admission for youth with a visit to the new indoor Children’s Play Area. Here, children can have fun trading salmon for blankets, gathering cranberries into barrels, climbing in boats, and more.

In addition to this exciting feature, visitors are invited to explore curated selections from the Indigenous Ingenuity exhibit, which is on temporary loan from the Montreal Science Centre. This special display, located upstairs in the Big House, allows visitors to explore the creativity of Indigenous peoples from North America through a series of interactive activities and features.

Parks Canada is actively working with our partners, including Indigenous peoples, to share the stories of Canada and to advance conservation and restoration programs by monitoring and restoring ecosystems, protecting species at risk, and expanding our knowledge of biodiversity and climate change.

To have a memorable time and make the most of their Parks Canada experience, visitors are encouraged to plan their trip in advance. Visitors can order their Discovery Pass and make camping reservations online by visiting the Parks Canada website. Visitors are also encouraged to download the incredibly popular Parks Canada mobile app and follow us on social media for more information about the breathtaking locations, and hidden gems at national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas.


“I look forward to welcoming Canadians and visitors to Canada’s national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas in 2018. With free admission for youth 17 and under, this year will be an exciting time to visit these valued places, connect to nature, and learn about the history, culture, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Millions of people celebrated Canada 150 by visiting Parks Canada’s places, and we hope that many more people have the opportunity to enjoy these treasured places in the coming year.”

The Honourable Catherine McKenna,
Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada

Quick facts

  • Beginning in 2018, Parks Canada will return to fee-based admission. Admission fees will not increase over 2016 levels.
  • As reiterated in Budget 2018, the Government of Canada is pleased to offer free admission to all Parks Canada’s places for youth aged 17 and under in 2018 and beyond.
  • Discovery Passes are available online, at Parks Canada entry gates and visitor centres, as well as through partners such as Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC). This pass provides families with unlimited opportunities to visit Parks Canada places throughout the year. Please visit the Parks Canada website for more information. The Discovery Pass is valid one year from the date of purchase.
  • #ShowUsYourPass – After getting their Discovery Pass, visitors can connect with us by sending us a selfie online telling us which Parks Canada destinations they are planning on visiting for their vacation.
  • Enter Parks Canada’s Discover Canada contest for a chance to win an amazing trip to Canada’s west coast and other bi-weekly prizes, including Discovery Passes, merchandise and more. In collaboration with our proud partners: MEC, CIBC and Air Canada.

Associated links


Brigitte Wieronski
National Historic Site and Visitor Experience Manager, Fort Langley National Historic Site

Nancy Hildebrand
Promotions Officer, Fort Langley National Historic Site

Media Relations
Parks Canada Agency


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