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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 2023, the tours take place on select dates between October 13th and 29th.

 

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. While on the walking tour, a 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 though.

 

Grave Tales Tour at Night

 

Hours and Admission

The tours usually run in and around the month of October.

In 2023, Grave Tales tours were available on the last three Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays of the month. They take place on October 13th to 15th, 20th to 22nd, and 27th to 29th. The youth edition runs on Saturdays and Sundays between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Adult tours run from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and 9:00 pm to midnight each day.

Individual tickets last year ranged from about $25 to $45, depending on the tour.

 

Halloween Haunted Houses

Fort Langley Walking Tour

 

Tips & Advice

Below is some advice to help you make the most 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 Vive les Voyageurs in January, National Indigenous Peoples Day in June, 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.

 

Fort Langley

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

 

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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