Is Fort Langley Really Haunted? Perhaps it’s time to find out for yourself by taking part in Grave Tales this fall — a popular historic walking tour through Fort Langley.
Last fall, I had the opportunity to join a group of local bloggers and media for a sneak peek of the two-hour program that included spine-chilling stories as we walked through the Fort Langley village and National Historic Site.
Our costumed interpreter, Aman, shared tales of love in the after-life, mysterious burials, and hair-raising amputations that chilled me to the bone and made me look at Fort Langley in a whole new light.
We went from Fort Langley’s cemeteries and streets to inside the spooky 1850’s fort after dark. I loved learning about some long-dead, but still lingering spirits, including Louisa Emptage, who has been spotted by locals searching for her Hudson’s Bay Company-employed husband William at the Fort Langley cemetery. Have you seen her?
We also learned of a ghostly young boy who still wants to play in the fort’s Big House. In fact, numerous children and adults have spotted him while visiting the Langley landmark – some have even wrote in comment cards about how nice it is to have a young boy in costume, helping out with the tours. How creepy is that? There’s also an incredible story about the Little White House. The next time you visit, keep an eye out for a young woman in a white dress.
I could go on and on, but I really think you need to experience this tour for yourself. As a blogger, I am fortunate to have the chance to do a lot of cool stuff out there in ‘the Valley, but you don’t have to own a blog to enjoy this tour.
Okay, now the mom in me has to remind you to dress warm and wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking involved — ladies, leave those stilettos at home so you don’t sink in the graveyard and wake the dead!
After the tour, you can snuggle around the fort’s bonfire and enjoy a hot beverage.
Tickets are already on sale, but don’t delay!!! These tours sell out fast every year.
Reservations are a must. School group tours are available in the afternoons by phone reservation: 604-513-4799.
Advance tickets required: gravetales2016.brownpapertickets.com
Youth Edition (for brave youth, accompanied by adult) – $13.30 + service fee. October 14-16 & 19-30, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Adult Grave Tales (ages 17+ only) – $17.10 + service fee.
October 14-16 & 19-30, from 7 pm to 9 pm or 8 pm to 10 pm
Enhanced 3-hour Adult Grave Tales (ages 17+ only) – $20.60 + service fee. October 14-16 & 19-30, from 9 pm to midnight.
What would be creepier than our Grave Tales tours? Try sleeping in historic Fort Langley after listening to the mysterious and tragic stories of its past. This October, we’re offering an in-depth 19+ Grave Tales tour and oTENTik overnight package.To book the overnight Grave Tales experience, please phone: 604-513-4777.
Five oTENTik tents are available each night, each of which accommodates a party of 1-6 people. The oTENTiks include bunks, electricity, a fridge and dishes. While the oTENTiks are equipped with heaters, it will be chilly in October, so be sure to pack bedding, warm clothes and a hat.