Canada Day is celebrated in Fort Langley with a pancake breakfast, live entertainment and family-friendly activities both in town and at the historic fort.
JULY 1ST AND COVID-19
Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, large in-person Canada Day celebrations throughout the Lower Mainland and across the country were cancelled in 2020. Similar to events in a number of communities, however, Fort Langley still celebrated, but online instead of in-person.
To learn more about the virtual event in 2020, see the Fort Langley Canada Day website.
Fort Langley Canada Day
In years when they don’t get cancelled due to pandemics, Fort Langley’s live festivities usually begin at 8:00 am with the Lions Club pancake breakfast and continue with celebrations in the town until about 3:00 pm.
In addition to activities taking place along King Street, they also usually take place in and around the BC Farm Museum and Langley Centennial Museum.
Canada Day isn’t a huge event in Fort Langley. It’s big for a small town, but nothing like some of the Lower Mainland’s major festivities elsewhere. It’s a fun community event though, and worth checking out.
Fort Langley Canada Day Schedule
Typically the event in town runs from about 8:00 am until around 3:00 pm. The pancake breakfast goes from 8:00 until 10:00 am, festivities run along King Street from around 10:00 am until 3:00 pm, and the Langley Centennial Museum is open from 10:00 am until 4:45 pm.
Below is the town’s general schedule of 2019 events and further below was the schedule of performances on the Main Stage. We expect 2021 details to be similar.
- 8:00 to 10:00 am – Pancake Breakfast (at the south end of King Street)
- 10:00 am – Flag Raising (at the BC Farm Museum and the Langley Centennial Museum)
- 12:30 pm – Official Welcoming Ceremonies and Singing of O Canada (on the Main Stage)
- 12:45 pm – Birthday Cake (in the Langley Centennial Museum Courtyard)
- 2:00 pm – Edward the Magician (in the Kids’ Zone)
- 3:00 pm – King Street Festivities finish for the day
- 4:45 pm – Langley Centennial Museum closes for the day
Live performances on the Canada Day Main Stage included the following in 2019:
- 10:35 am – The Genuine Jug Band
- 11:05 am – Nanta
- 11:30 am – Glisha Del La Cruz
- 11:45 am – Celtic Highland Dancers
- 12:00 pm – Richard Tichelman and Band
- 12:30 pm – Opening Ceremonies
- 1:00 pm – Zulu Panda
- 1:30 pm – Hanyang Dancer
- 1:45 pm – Sophie Armstrong
- 2:30 pm – Langley Ukulele Ensemble
Fort Langley National Historic Site
Activities also usually take place on Canada Day at the historic fort. Festivities there go from around 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. In a typical year you can learn Metis jigging, see the blacksmith demonstration, witness a Renaissance fencing duel or enjoy some fiddling and dancing.
Entrance into the fort is usually free on Canada Day. If you are in the area, it is definitely worth checking out and seeing all the history the fort has to offer.
For more information about festivities in the town, click Fort Langley on Canada Day.
For a list of July 1st events in other parts of the Lower Mainland, click Canada Day in Metro Vancouver.
For a video of July 1st celebrations in different communities, click Vancouver Canada Day Video.