04 May 2008

Fort Langley

ONE OF SPUD'S FAVOURITE MUSEUMS | NEAR VANCOUVER



Less than an hour away from downtown Vancouver, Fort Langley is a 150 year old fur trade post and ultimately where the province of British Columbia officially became a colony.



We enjoyed running about the grounds and exploring the insides of the various buildings, each one sporting all kinds of period items.





The staff, dressed in period attire, love to answer questions. The blacksmith was most entertaining, as he demonstrated his craft using 150 year old technology. He also has plenty to say about the politics of the time.



And then a little panning for gold.



WHAT ABOUT LUNCH?



We packed a simple picnic of crudité and PB+J sannies. There are picnic tables outside with a view of the train tracks. We counted 118 cars in one of the trains going by. If the weather isn't cooperating then there are several eateries in the little nearby town.

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