Fort Langley: "The birthplace of British Columbia", was a trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company.
Due to its strategic location on the northern boundary of the Oregon Territory of the U.S. and in the
path of the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush, Fort Langley grew dramatically.
It played a key role in the establishment of the 49th parallel as the international boundary with the U.S.
and was the staging point for prospectors heading up the Fraser Canyon in search of their fortune.