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Fort Langley’s Grave Tales Halloween Walking Tours

Grave Tales in Fort Langley

Hosted by Fort Langley National Historic Site, Grave Tales is a spooky walking tour during the Halloween season at night in October.

In August of 2022, Fort Langley National Historic Site’s popular walking tours are also available for an exclusive summer offer. The first-ever summer dates allow participants to follow award-winning interpretive guides through the historic streets and buildings of Fort Langley on a warm summer evening.

The three-hour adults-only Grave Tales: Summer Edition tour begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, August 13th. It’s a great opportunity for visitors who want a new experience of the spooky walking tour that sells out each October.

For visitors who want a less spine-chilling experience, they can participate in the three-hour adults-only Hidden Histories Walking Tour: Summer Edition the following week, on Saturday, August 20th, at 7:00 pm. With this second event you’ll learn how Fort Langley evolved from a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post to the bustling riverfront community it is today.

The above tours are both for adults ages 18+ and highly recommended!

To learn more or to book one of the summer tours, click the links above. For information about the national historic site, see our article about Fort Langley or visit the Parks Canada website. To learn about Grave Tales, the Halloween-themed tours in both the summer and October, continue reading.

 

Grave Tales in Fort Langley

Fort Langley National Historic Site is a very popular attraction in Metro Vancouver. It’s an interesting place with a rich history that dates back to the early days of the province. Located at 23433 Mavis Avenue in the Village of Fort Langley, the national historic site hosts several events throughout the year, including Grave Tales during the fall.

Grave Tales is an outdoor walking tour in the Village of Fort Langley. Each tour runs at night and lasts for around two or three hours. The experience is intended to be spooky, hair-raising and spine-chilling. During the walk, a tour guide shares scary stories and keeps everyone engaged and entertained. You can expect to hear all about ghosts, amputations, burials, mysteries and more. You’ll likely walk through a real graveyard as well!

Given the mature subject matter, the most ominous Grave Tales tours are typically for adults only. There are other versions of the tour more suitable for younger groups too though.

 

Fort Langley During Grave Tales Season

 

Hours and Admission

In previous years, the tours have run exclusively in and around the month of October. In 2021 Grave Tales took place from October 15th until November 7th. Tours were available at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm. Individual tickets ranged from about $17 to $30 last year.

Due to the success of Grave Tales, organizers are offering a special summer edition of the tour in 2022. See the Fort Langley website for ticket information and other details.

The early tour this year happens on Saturday, August 13th. It begins at 9:00 pm and continues until midnight. This special tour is only for folks ages 18 and above. The cost is $30.75 per person (including taxes) and tickets must be reserved in advance. Email gravetales-Histoiresdoutre-tombe@pc.gc.ca to register now. Be sure to include your name and phone number, along with how many people you wish to bring on the tour.

In 2022 Fort Langley National Historic Site is also offering a similar walking tour experience on August 20th. Hidden Histories Tours is a good opportunity to explore the town in a bit of daylight and hear stories told by heritage interpreters. This event runs from 7:00 to 10:00 pm and costs $30.75.

Grave Tales will also be offered during the autumn of 2022. Exact dates and details for the fall are to be confirmed.

 


For full details about the national historic site, visit the Parks Canada website.


 

Tips and Suggestions

Below is some advice to help you make the most out of your Grave Tales and Hidden Histories Walking Tour experiences.

TIP #1: Grave Tales tours happen outdoors and at night. Be sure to dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes. In the summer, remember your bug spray!

TIP #2: Grave Tales are tremendously popular and typically sell out well in advance. If you want to go on one, book your spot as soon as you can!

TIP #3: Fort Langley is a great place to visit any time of the year. Don’t just go on the walking tours. Visit the fort too if you haven’t already done so!

TIP #4: Did you know that you can also stay overnight at the fort? You can! Inside the historic site there are oTENTiks which are like fancy cabin-like tents. They can be rented between the beginning of May and early October. To learn more about these visit the Parks Canada website.

TIP #5: In addition to the walking tours, the fort also hosts other events at different times of the year. These include Brigade Days on the BC Day Long Weekend in the summer, the Fort Langley Cranberry Festival in October, and Heritage Holidays during the Christmas season. To learn about these and other seasonal activities at the fort, see the Fort Langley Website’s Events Page. The Fort Langley Jazz Festival hosts concerts there sometimes too.

 

Other Information

For more information about Grave Tales visit the Parks Canada website.

Fort Langley National Historic Site is operated by Parks Canada. Other national historic sites in the Lower Mainland are the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village and the Britannia Mine Museum at Britannia Beach (which is just south of Squamish). On Vancouver Island, there is also Fort Rodd Hill in Victoria.

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