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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 2022 Brigade Days took place from July 30th until August 1st. It featured all kinds of fun activities including a pig roast demonstration and a re-enactment of the arrival of the fur brigades. Regular admission rates to the fort applied. Children and youth under the age of 18, however, entered for free!

For the attraction’s website visit Park Canada’s Fort Langley Website.

 


This article contains the following information about Brigade Days:

Brigade Days | Schedule | Brigade Days Video | Other Information


 

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. Along with taking in the different exhibitions there are different trading cards to collect as souvenirs from all of the re-enactors.

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 Historical Re-enactment
Arrival of the Fur Brigades Re-Enactment

 

Brigade Days

Brigade Days always takes place on the BC Day Long Weekend and 2022 was no exception. The event ran from Saturday, July 30th, until Monday, August 1st. Access to the fort is free year-round for youth under 18 years of age. For adults it costs $8.50 and seniors are $7. Those who have annual passes for the site are usually able to attend Brigade Days for free.

 

Brigade Days Schedule

Various activities take place on all three days of the Brigade Days event. Below is the schedule for the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the August Long Weekend in 2022.

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

 


Saturday, July 30, 2022


 

  • 10:00 am – Flag-raising Ceremony
  • 10:30 am – Blacksmith Demonstrations
  • 11:00 am – Fort Langley 101
  • 12:00 pm – Historic Weapons Demonstrations
  • 12:30 pm – Hands On History
  • 1:30 pm – Trapping Techniques
  • 2:00 pm – Fort Langley 101
  • 2:30 pm – Historic Weapons Demonstrations
  • 3:00 pm – Farm & Garden
  • 4:00 pm – Hands On History
  • 4:45 pm – Flag Lowering Ceremony

In addition to the above, throughout the day there was a Pig Roast Demonstration which likely took place at the far end of the fort complex behind the Big House.

 

Fort Langley Musket Demonstrations
Fort Langley Musket Shooting Demonstrations

 


Sunday, July 31, 2022


 

  • 10:00 am – Flag-raising Procession
  • 10:30 am – Blacksmith Demonstrations
  • 11:00 am – Fort Langley 101
  • 12:00 pm – Historic Weapons Demonstrations
  • 12:30 pm – Hands On History
  • 1:00 pm – Fur Trade Fashions
  • 1:30 pm – Trapping Techniques
  • 2:30 pm – Fort Feats of Strength
  • 3:30 pm – Historic Weapons Demonstrations
  • 4:00 pm – Hands On History
  • 4:45 pm – Flag Lowering Ceremony

 

Brigade Days Bagpipe Procession
Brigade Days Procession to the River

 


Monday, August 1, 2022


 

  • 10:00 am – Flag-raising Ceremony
  • 10:30 am – Blacksmith Demonstrations
  • 11:00 am – Fort Langley 101
  • 11:30 am – Historic Weapons Demonstrations
  • 12:00 pm – Hands On History and Farm & 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
  • 3:00 pm – Historic Weapons Demonstrations
  • 3:30 pm – Hands On History
  • 4:00 pm – Fort Langley 101
  • 4:45 pm – Flag Lowering Ceremony

 

Brigade Days Video

To give you an idea of what to expect at Brigade Days, check out the following video. It shows scenes of the event on the BC Day Holiday Monday in 2022. In the video you’ll see scenes of people in period costume and special exhibits at the fort. You’ll also see the procession down to the Fraser River and the re-enactment of the arrival of the fur brigade.

 

 

Other Information

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

To learn more 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:

  • Fort Langley May Days – a community festival and parade on the May Long Weekend (on the Monday prior to May 25th each year).
  • Canada Day at Fort Langley – July 1st celebrations in both the town and the fort.
  • Fort Langley Cranberry Festival – a Thanksgiving-related festival in early October.
  • Grave Tales – Halloween-themed walking tours at night in mid-autumn.
  • Douglas Day – a celebration of the day when Sir James Douglas proclaimed British Columbia to be a colony on November 19th in 1858.