Young Xplorers revisit Fort Langley history

Kids can try hammering an anvil, or become a fur trader every day of the week at the Fort Langley National Historic Site, as part of the Xplorers Club.

During the Xplorers program launch, the first 50 participants were offered a souvenir lunch bag and everyone received free temporary tattoos.

Specifically for kids aged six to 12, the Xplorers program is an opportunity to revisit the lives of the Hudson’s Bay Company workers in the 1800s. 

With the extensive renovations and improvements at the Fort during the spring, Xplorers will find a variety of activities just for them.

Some enhancements include: the Jr. blacksmith shop where kids can hammer and anvil and pump the bellows, a trade shop window by the main entrance where families can sign kids up for the program (the window is just like the one where Hundson’s Bay workers bartered and traded with First Nations in the original Fort), and signing on for the adventures with a feather pen.

Running daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, the new Xplorers program also features orientation at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day called Join the Explorers Club.

Find out more about the program at http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/activ/activ2.aspx.

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