Birthday parties

Fort Langley National Historic Site

Visiting Fort Langley National Historic Site will be different than previous years. Be prepared, and know what is open and closed before you go.

Birthday party services are currently suspended.

Host an unforgettable birthday party for your child at Fort Langley National Historic Site! Each party theme will capture your child’s imagination with unique, hands-on activities led by a Parks Canada interpreter.

Themes: Gold fever / High tea party | Add-ons | Cancellation policy

Birthday party themes

Gold fever birthday party

Children pan for gold at Fort Langley
Strike it rich as an 1858 gold prospector

Imagine you are a gold prospector during the 1858 Fraser River Gold Rush. Put on a gold miner's hat, sign a gold license, and head out to the gold panning station to see if you can strike it rich!



  • Includes all-day site admission.
  • One-hour party includes the following guided activities with Parks Canada interpreter:
    • Try on old-fashioned dress up clothes.
    • Build a house and carry your supplies. 
    • Watch a blacksmithing demonstration.
    • Sign a gold license and pan for gold.
  • Optional bonfire (roasting sticks provided; bring your own food)
  • Download invitations (PDF, 575 KB)


  • Weekends: 10:30 am or 1:30 pm


High tea birthday party

Child holding cupcake at Fort Langley
Fancy high tea in Mrs. Newton’s parlour

Imagine your child and her friends having a fancy high tea in the Victorian setting of Mrs. Newton’s parlour in Fort Langley’s Big House. Nibble a spread of delightful high tea goodies.


  • Includes all-day site admission.
  • One-hour party includes the following activities with Parks Canada interpreter:
    • High tea refreshments by Little White House Salon Café
    • Optional bonfire after program (roasting sticks provided; bring your own food)
  • Use of Big House parlour for the high tea
  • Download invitations (PDF, 619 KB)
  • Weekends: 1:30 pm


Add-on features

Sleep over

For the ultimate birthday party, pair any of the parties above with a sleepover in our oTENTiks. Here are the details:

  • Choose any of our birthday party themes above, and contact us at least two weeks in advance to see if accommodations are available (May to Thanksgiving). The guided portion of the party will run from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.
  • Each oTENTik accommodates six people. Calculate how many guests will be sleeping over, in order to reserve the correct number of oTENTiks. 
  • Call 604-513-4799 to discuss coordinating a birthday party with a sleepover.


Contact lelem’ at the fort for all your catering needs!

Telephone: 604-343-9277
Mobile: 778-245-2740

Cancellation policy

  • There are no refunds for cancellations with less than 10 days’ notice.

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