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Fort Langley’s Brigade Days on the BC Day Long Weekend

Fort Langley Brigade Days

Brigade Days is a 3-day event at Fort Langley on the BC Day Long Weekend that includes historical re-enactments and other activities in early August.

In 2020 it takes place on August 1st and is a one-day event.

Brigade Days at Fort Langley

Fort Langley is the National Historic Site fort in the town of the same name. The fort is open year-round and has special events at various times of the year, including its Brigade Days event on the first weekend in August.

The event includes historical re-enactments, actors in period costume, tours of the fort and various fort activity-related demonstrations.

For information about the fort in general, click Fort Langley Fort. For details about the village, click Fort Langley Town. To learn about Brigade Days, see below.

Brigade Days

Brigade Days always takes place on the BC Day Long Weekend and in 2020 it continues that way. However, instead of being on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday it appears it will only take place on the Saturday this year.

Access to the fort is free year-round for youth under 18 years of age.

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Brigade Days Schedule

Various activities take place on all three days of the Brigade Days event. Below is what happened on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the August Long Weekend in 2019. 2020 details are to be confirmed.

(Note: Schedule times and other details are subject to change.)


Saturday, August 3, 2019


  • 10:00 am – Flag-raising Ceremony (at the Flag Pole by the Big House)
  • 10:30 am – Blacksmith Demonstrations
  • 11:00 am – Fort Langley 101
  • 11:30 am – Musical Encampment
  • 12:00 pm – Historic Weapons Demonstrations
  • 12:30 pm – Hands On History
  • 1:00 pm – Highland Dancing
  • 1:30 pm – Trapping Techniques
  • 2:00 pm – Fort Langley 101
  • 2:30 pm – Historic Weapons Demonstrations
  • 3:00 pm – Hands On History
  • 4:00 pm – Farm & Garden
  • 4:45 pm – Flag Lowering Ceremony (at the Flag Pole by the Big House)

In addition to the above, throughout the day there is a Pig Roast Demonstration at the far end of the fort complex behind the Big House.

Fort Langley Musket Demonstrations
Fort Langley Musket Shooting Demonstrations

Sunday, August 4, 2019


  • 10:00 am – Flag-raising Procession (at the Flag Pole by the Big House)
  • 10:30 am – Blacksmith Demonstrations
  • 11:00 am – Fort Langley 101
  • 11:30 am – Musical Encampment
  • 12:00 pm – Historic Weapons Demonstrations
  • 12:30 pm – Fur Trade Fashions
  • 1:00 pm – Hands On History
  • 1:30 pm – Trapping Techniques
  • 2:00 pm – Highland Dancing
  • 2:30 pm – Fort Feats of Strength
  • 3:00 pm – Washer Women
  • 3:30 pm – Historic Weapons Demonstrations
  • 4:00 pm – Hands On History
  • 4:45 pm – Flag Lowering Ceremony (at the Flag Pole by the Big House)
Brigade Days Bagpipe Procession
Brigade Days Procession to the River

Monday, August 5, 2019


  • 10:00 am – Flag-raising Ceremony (at the Flag Pole by the Big House)
  • 10:30 am – Blacksmith Demonstrations
  • 11:00 am – Fort Langley 101
  • 11:30 am – Historic Weapons Demonstrations
  • 12:00 pm – Hands On History
  • 12:00 pm – Farm and Garden
  • 12:30 pm – Bagpipe Procession from Fort to Marina Park
  • 1:00 pm – Arrival of the Fur Brigades
  • 1:30 pm – Procession from Marina Park back to the James Douglas Statue
  • 2:00 pm – Fort Langley 101
  • 2:30 pm – Musical Encampment
  • 3:00 pm – Historic Weapons Demonstrations
  • 3:30 pm – Hands On History
  • 4:00 pm – Fort Langley 101
  • 4:45 pm – Flag Lowering Ceremony (at the Flag Pole by the Big House)
Brigade Days Historical Re-enactment
Arrival of the Fur Brigades Re-Enactment

Other Information

For further details about the BC Day weekend events at the fort, see Park Canada’s Fort Langley Website.

For more information about the venue and surround area, click Fort Langley Fort or the Town of Fort Langley.

For a list of other events taking place on the same weekend and other times of the year, check out any of the following:

BC Day Long Weekend

Other major events in Fort Langley at other times of the year include the following: