The CN Station Historic Site in Fort Langley is a step back in time with artifacts and a rail car and caboose to explore.
The railway was one of the driving forces of settlement in British Columbia after it was completed in 1885. Stops along this long stretch of track from Canada's East Coast became thriving communities such as Fort Langley. In 1915, the town's station which served as a stop for the Canadian National Railway was moved to its current location at the corner of Mavis Avenue and Glover Road.
With the decline of rail as a primary mode of transportation, the station fell into disuse but in 1983, it was designated a municipal heritage site and extensively restored by the Langley Heritage Society and opened to the public by British Columbia's Lieutenant Governor, J.V. Clyne as a heritage museum in 1985. The Museum's collections include rooms filled with artifacts, old equipment, a 1900s velocipede (an old style bicycle), a 1947 refurbished rail car and a 1920's Caboose (which also houses a miniature train) and a sprawling garden outside.
The CN Station Historic Site also supports local artists as it exhibits the works of the Fort Langley Artists Group (FLAG) in the old baggage room. In 2001, the Langley Heritage Society was awarded the B.C. Heritage Society Award of Honour for its work in the preservation and conservation of the CN Station Historic Site.
Fort Langley is one of British Columbia's oldest European settlement and is brimming with history. Pay a visit to the CN Station Historic Site and enjoy the freight trains that pass by while exploring the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Don't miss the opportunity to explore Fort Langley's other historic and culturally significant sites including Fort Langley National Historic Site and the BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum and enjoy a walk through its streets.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around CN Station Historic Site at Fort Langley, British ColumbiaThe CN Station Historic Site is located on the corner of Mavis Avenue at Glover Road.
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