The Birthplace of British Columbia

Today I visited the Fort Langley National Historic Site. It was here in 1858 that James Douglas signed a proclamation which created the crown colony of British Columbia. 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. One of the buildings, the storehouse is possibly the oldest building in B.C.


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