There’s a lot of history behind Langley. Fort Langley serves as the birthplace of British Columbia which was primarily used as a trading post in olden days. With such a rich history, comes a lot of information, culture, and technology to document. No wonder Langley has over six different museums! If you’re looking for a great day of education, or if you want a beautiful day out of the house, here’s our top 4 recommended museums of Langley!
Langley Heritage Society
Founded in 1979, the Langley Heritage Society’s mission has always been to preserve the natural heritage of Langley city. The heritage society is home to many different projects, such as the historic CN station, the Dixon House & Barn, Harrower House, the Latimer House, the Sperling Church, and other house restorations. When visiting these locations, you can see how Langley slowly developed into the city it is today! If you want to visit the original CN station, or any of these historic buildings, visit the website below to learn where they’re located!
Canadian Museum of Flight
The Canadian Museum of Flight first started in the 1970s through a group of aviation enthusiasts. This museum is devoted to preserving the rich history of flying technology in Canada. With over 25 static and flying airplanes, the aircraft come from all parts of Canadian history. From World War 2 jets to current military planes, the museum has everything you can imagine! If one of your family members is obsessed with flying, this is the place to go! Visit their website below to learn where they’re located as well as how they got started!
Fort Langley National Historic Site
One of the best places to go for culture and history is in Fort Langley itself! With many events taking place, you can experience the lives of people who once inhabited Fort Langley through the architecture and activities of the village. With a new event happening almost every week, there’s something new every time you go! For more information on the events and buildings of Fort Langley, visit the website below!
BC Farm Museum
When Langley was still in its growing phase, it was mostly farmland. The BC Farm Museum documents how farming has changed throughout the ages, starting all the way back in 1953. With so many technological advances, you wouldn’t believe how farmers used to tend to their crops. With many renovations over the years, the BC farm museum always has something new to offer and is also often seen at events in the Langley area. If you want to visit the BC Farm Museum, visit their website for more information.
We hope you found a new museum to go to over the weekend! If you go to any of these museums, tell us about the experience and post some pictures to our social media! Have a wonderful, education and fun-filled day!